Samsung GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus Apple iPad 2

Samsung GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus vs Apple iPad 2

Samsung GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus

Reasons to consider the GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus

3.5G, Google Android 3.2 (Honeycomb)
Weight Much lighter 345 g vs 607 g More than 40% lighter
Size Much smaller 122×194×10 mm vs 186×241×9 mm More than 40% smaller
Bluetooth Newer bluetooth support 3.0 vs 2.1 Typically faster data transfer and lower power consumption connecting to other bluetooth devices
Screen PPI Higher PPI screen 169 PPI vs 131 PPI Around 30% crisper display of text, images and video
Network Faster max data speeds HSDPA (21.1 mbps) vs HSDPA (14.4 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (around 50% faster)
Processor Faster processor Unknown, 1200 MHz vs Unknown, 1000 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (20% faster)
Apple iPad 2

Reasons to consider the iPad 2

3.5G, Apple iOS 5.0
Screen size Much larger screen 9.7"" vs 7.0"" More than 2x larger screen
GPS Has an assisted GPS Assisted GPS vs GPS Assisted GPS can pinpoint your location much faster
App store More apps available iPhone App Store vs Android App Market The iPhone App Store has over 500,000 apps vs 400,000 (around 30% more)
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 768x1,024 vs 600x1,024 Around 30% higher resolution screen
Thickness Slightly thinner 9 mm vs 10 mm More than 10% thinner


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Screen size Very large screens
GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus7.0""
iPad 29.7""
Thickness Thin
GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus10 mm
iPad 29 mm
Internal storage More internal storage than most for storing music, photos and movies
16 GB
Screen resolution High resolution screens
GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus600x1,024
iPad 2768x1,024
Multi-touch Both support multi-touch
Intuitive gestures such as pinch to zoom
Wifi Both have fairly fast wifi support
802.11n (150 mbps)
Touchscreen type Touch sensitive screens
Easy to use with your fingers
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
Network Fast data transfer
GALAXY Tab 7.0 PlusHSDPA (21.1 mbps)
iPad 2HSDPA (14.4 mbps)
App store Many apps available at their app store(s)
GALAXY Tab 7.0 PlusAndroid App Market
iPad 2iPhone App Store
App store Both have an app store, makes it easy to add new games and programs
GALAXY Tab 7.0 PlusAndroid App Market
iPad 2iPhone App Store
Weight Heavy
GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus345 g
iPad 2607 g
Size Large
GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus122×194×10 mm
iPad 2186×241×9 mm
Screen type Both have LCD screens, not as bright and vivid as most
LCD screens is generally not as bright or as vivid as OLED

Compared to recent tablets

Pros Cons

We're not aware of any interesting pros shared by these two products.

Internal storage Less internal storage than average for storing music, photos and movies
16 GB


Apple iPad 2 Samsung GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus Samsung GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus


Which phone do you like, and why?

Showing 5 comments

Deanthomasgardner (7:50 AM, August 09, 2012)
iPad can Skype too
Mervin (2:05 AM, June 30, 2012)
You can't make proper calls using an iPad.
daesda (11:46 AM, June 27, 2012)
duh, ipad2 +3g  can also be used as a phone. all you have to do is to buy a microsim that would fit or you can even cut your simcard if you want.
Samdarby (4:53 PM, June 08, 2012)
Samsung can skype
Basio (0:01 PM, February 25, 2012)
samsung galaxy tab 7 plus also works as a phone but i pad 2 not