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iPad Air vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 – The Lightweight Big Guns Fighting for Supremacy

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The Apple and Samsung rivalry is world famous. Both the smartphone manufacturing companies have been at each other’s throat for a long time.

The rivalry has been prominent in all mobile segments. Both the companies have been fighting for supremacy in almost every mobile arena. The iPad Air and the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 are stacked up against each other to determine a better tablet between the two.

The iPad Air tablet was released in the month of October 2013.The tablet caught everybody’s eye instantly. In fact, the tablet was much in demand with both consumers and industry observers. The Apple tablet was an immediate success.

Display

The Apple tablet encompassing a Retina Display offers better resolution at 2048 x 1536 pixels. Consequently, the handset offers a modest pixel density at 264-pixels per inch. On the other hand, Samsung produces more user-friendly handsets, with respect to both price and features. The enormous 10.1-inch screen equipped in the Galaxy Tab 2 handset provides the user with a great viewing experience. The 10.1-inch screen features a lower resolution at 1280 x 800 pixels. Samsung tablet offers bigger screen size, but lacks in the resolution department.

Processor and Operating System

Apple iPad Air tablet encompasses an enhanced A7 chipset with a 64-bit technology providing a superb tablet experience. In addition, the M7 motion co-processor equipped in the Apple tablet provides the user with lag free functionality. On the other hand, the TI OMAP 4430 chipset accompanied by a Cortex A9 dual core processor powers the tablet. However, both the cores of the processor effectively run at a frequency of 1GHz. The Samsung Tab 2 10.1 device incorporates Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. The operating system can be upgraded to Jelly Bean based Android 4.1 operating system.

Camera

Apple iPad Air tablet incorporates a modest 5MP rear camera along with a 1.2MP front facing snapper. Apple has equipped the camera with additional features such as autofocus for a superb shooting experience. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 tablet comprises of a 3.5MP camera that is competent to provide the user with a modest photography experience.

Pricing

In the pricing department, the Apple tablet is very expensive, starting from $499 up to $799. In comparison, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 tablet is made available at a price of $400, which is also quite expensive per se the spec sheet and features provided by the tablet.