Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 or The New iPad–Comparison To The Bits

March 27, 2012 | by

Samsung and Apple are the two warriors beating the ground zero every now and then. Recently, Samsung reveals the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, not the other sibling to Samsung Galaxy Note smartphone, but a slick 10.1 inch Tablet, where Apple unveils its New iPad – The iPad 3. Both the Tablets differs from one way or the another, but a justified answer can be concluded only after a comparison between Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and the New iPad. Lets compare the two gadgets to uncover more.

samsung galaxy note 10.1 comparison with The New ipad

Comparison Between Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 And iPad 3


Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 comes with a PLS TFT capacitive 10.1 inch touchscreen, which can distinguish up to 16M colors, 800 x 1280 pixels. Also respond to multi-touch too. Where

The New iPad, flaunts a LED-backlit IPS TFT, 9.7 inch capacitive touchscreen, 16M color, 1536 x 2048 pixels.

Comparing the two gadgets, The New iPad wins over Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 when it comes to display.


Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 measures 256.7 x 175.3 x 8.9 and weighs 583g. Where The New iPad measures 241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm and is a bit heavier than the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 by few grams, actual weight is 652g.


Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is available in 3 variants that are 16/32/64GB storage, but 1GB as an internal memory space feels a bit less. You can add more space to it using the micro SD card slot, which is expandable up to 32GB.

Same goes for The New iPad, but it lags behind just by a micro SD card slot.


Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 offers full fledge connectivity features including 3G(HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps), Bluetooth(v3.0 with A2DP), Wi-Fi Direct, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot and a USB v2.0. Where,

The New iPad lacks 3G, but you can consider buying the one that offers 4G, other than that, The New iPad offers Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth(v4.0 with A2DP) and with the same USB version as that of Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1.


3.15 MP, 2048×1536 pixels, is the camera that Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 offers, auto-focus, LED Flash and Geo-Tagging are some additional functionalities to enhance the camera. Plus a 2MP secondary(front) camera for video calling purpose is there. Camera is capable of recording 1080p videos at 30fps. Where,

The New iPad wins over here with 5MP rear camera, 2592 x 1944 pixels, other additional features includes auto-focus, touch-focus, geo-tagging, face detection. The camera allows users to record 1080p videos at 30fps, with an added feature to stabilize the videos. So The New iPad camera is well put. Where in the VGA secondary camera allows users to record 480p videos at 30fps and also supports video calling at Wi-Fi only.


Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is powered by a dual core 1.4 GHz processor. Where in, The New iPad is supported by Apple A5X chipset, Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9 processor. Plus graphic processing unit is powered by PowerVR SGX543MP4.

After the above readings, one can say The New iPad reigns over Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, but The New iPad lacks some practical features, I’m talking about those features which might put you off, if you are going for The New iPad.

Have a look at this comparison table in the image, which shows some pretty basic features and other functionalities or should I use the word – common-sense, which The New iPad lacks here.comparison between samsung galaxy note 10.1 and the new ipad

  • The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 allows you to enjoy two apps at the same time, but The New iPad users won’t be able to enjoy such multi-tasking feature.
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 comes with a Stylus which I think a pretty basic hardware one should cover, as that’s not a smartphone, but a Tablet which can be used to enjoy little scribing and drawing. Apple users have to buy it.
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 offers light image editing features, but there’s a big NO for even that feature in The New iPad.
  • I think cut-paste are pretty basic features, nowadays which are included in smartphones too, but that thing is missing in the The New iPad.
  • Thought, both the devices offers USB port, but please don’t expect to attach a mouse to the The New iPad, wherein Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 allows its users to do that.

I think I managed to confused you to the bits. But there’s a thin line, consider the basic features rather than going for the hard-core device which won’t be able to perform the former ones. Rest you know the difference. What’s your say over this?


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