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Today in the world of tablets, The SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 10.1 and the APPLE iPad 4 are on the top of the charts. When I say APPLE iPAD 4, I actually mean ‘The New iPad’ which comes with the new lightning connector. Both these tablets are considered to be the best in anything and everything you compare them for. The most interesting point is that they are both ‘Rivals’ as well.
They SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 10.1 represents Samsung whereas the APPLE iPAD 4 represents Apple. So let us see what happens when both these devices go head to head on a one-on-one battle. Let us check how good these tablets really are and what makes them so ‘Most Wanted’!
SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 10.1:
The SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 10.1 is the top end tablet from Samsung. It has a 10.1-inch LCD display with a resolution of 1280 x 800. It is powered by a 1.4 GHz Exynos quad-core processor, Nvidia Tegra 2 GPU and 2 GB RAM. It also has the ‘S Pen’ which allows you to use the features specific to this tablet so that you can get the ‘S Pen Experience’.
APPLE iPAD 4:
The APPLE iPAD 4 is currently the best iPad that Apple has to offer. It has a 9.7-inch LED-backlit Multi-Touch display with IPS technology. It is powered by the famous Apple A6X chipset which has a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor and the PowerVR GPU which provides quad-core graphics. This is a unique combination of CPU and GPU that is available only on the iPad.
The SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 10.1 is a tablet designed with a horizontal perspective. The design is very simple and abstract. The tablet is very slim and feels very light in the hands. The APPLE iPAD 4 on the other hand has been designed with a vertical perspective. It has a beautiful 9.7 inch retina display screen. When compared to the SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 10.1, the APPLE iPAD 4 is thicker and heavier. Both these tablets are available in Black and White color options.
The SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 10.1 has a 10.1-inch HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 800. But the APPLE iPAD 4 has a 9.7-inch retina display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536. So regardless of the efforts by Samsung, when it comes to display there is no tablet that even comes close to the APPLE iPAD 4!
CPU and GPU:
The SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 10.1 has a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor supported by the high performing Nvidia Tegra 2 GPU and a 2 GB RAM. The APPLE iPAD 4 on the other hand has the famous Apple A6X chipset which has a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor and a quad-core graphics processor. Even though it has a 1 GB RAM, the tablet performs as good as all those with a 2 GB RAM. Another interesting fact is that even though the APPLE iPAD 4 has a dual-core processor, thanks to the experts at Apple this processor works and performs as good as a quad-core processor.
The SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 10.1 comes with ‘Android 4.0 ICS’ installed on it. The APPLE iPAD 4 obviously comes with Apple’s proprietary mobile operating system, the ‘iOS’. The APPLE iPAD 4 comes with iOS 6 installed on it and you can upgrade your operating system whenever there is a new release. There are no restrictions or limitations.
When it comes to disk space, the APPLE iPAD 4 is definitely going to have a dis-advantage when you go for comparison. This is because of the fact that the APPLE iPAD 4 does not have a micro SD card support. Both SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB 10.1 and APPLE iPAD 4 are available in in-built storage options of 16, 32 and 64 GB. But SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB 10.1 wins this round because it also has a micro SD card support of up to 64 GB. Hence you can have twice the disk space as you could on the iPad.
The SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 10.1 has a 5 MP Primary Camera and a 1.9 MP Secondary Camera. The APPLE iPAD 4 also has a 5 MP Primary Camera and a 1.2 MP Secondary Camera.
The SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 10.1 has a 7000 mAh battery. It has a battery backup of up to 9 hours with general purpose use. This seems to be quiet impressive but wait till you find out what the iPad has got inside its body. The APPLE iPAD 4 has a high capacity 11,560 mAh battery which gives a very good battery backup. This gives you a battery backup of up to 10 hours if you are surfing the web on Wi?Fi, watching video, or listening to music.
This really is a tough battle. But each tablet has advantages and dis-advantages when compared to its opponent. The SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB 10.1 gives you more storage space and a comparatively larger display and is decently lighter than the APPLE iPAD 4. On the other hand, the APPLE iPAD 4 has a very clear retina display, high performance battery and is ready for 4G.
Here is a comparison chart of SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 10.1 and APPLE iPAD 4: