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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 or the iPad Mini

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 or the iPad Mini

Apple finally launched its highly anticipated 7 inch tablet  with the name of iPad Mini. The market of 7 inch tablets has also become quite saturated now, with tablets from Samsung, Amazon, Google and Apple, all with highly impressive technical specs and wide user base. While the 10 inch version of iPad happens to be the most popular tablet of all time, the actual worth of the 7 inch version if yet to be decided, although predictions of its success are being made by most tech analysts.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, on the other hand, is the second generation version of the 7 inch tablet from tablet and is quite popular in the market, although not as much as Amazon Kindle Fire and Google Nexus 7. Although the resolution of the IPL LCD display of iPad mini at 1,024 x 768 pixels is better than the resolution of Samsung Tab at 1,024 x 600 pixels, Galaxy tab has better pixel density of 169ppi compared to iPad’s 162ppi.

With respect to storage, Galaxy Tab is available in two models of 16 GB and 32 GB while iPad Mini is available in three models of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. However, the internal memory of Galaxy Tab can be expanded up to 64GB using the microSD card while no such facility is available with the iPad. Moving on to the processing power, both devices are almost equally effective on this front. Galaxy Tab comes with dual core 1GHz processor while iPad mini is equipped with dual core A5 processor which is almost equally efficient.

Talking about the software and operating systems, Galaxy Tab comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and so far there is no word as to whether it would have Jelly Bean update or not. iPad Mini, on the other hand, runs in the latest Apple mobile platform, iOS6. While the freedom offered by Android is valued by a large number of customers, there are many who prefer the large number of quality apps available on iOS.

With respect to the primary camera, iPad has an edge over Galaxy Tab with a 5 megapixel back end camera, compared to Tab’s 3 megapixel camera. iPad also has 1.2 megapixel front facing camera while Galaxy Tab is equipped with a basic VGA front facing camera. Finally, Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is a bit moderately priced compared to iPad Mini. The 8 GB of model of Galaxy Tab is available at £199 for WiFi only version while the price of 16GB WiFi version is as high as £399. iPad Mini, on the other hand, costs up to £529 for the 64GB WiFi and 4G enabled version. So while iPad Mini has an edge over Galaxy Tab when it comes to technical specs, Galaxy Tab can be a good option for people with a rather limited budget.

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