Nowadays, nearly all major tech producers have a touch-screen device to launch. These devices are set for an enormous head-on collision on their sale. Apple iPad 2 has put its step for the Great Tablet Clash of 2011. When Apple iPad 2 released, Samsung make some serious re-thinking about its features and price before introducing it in the market. At present, three monster gadgets such as Apple iPad 2, Motorola Xoom, and Samsung Galaxy Tab are come with their tablets so people are confused that which tablet is best for them. Information about these tablets is given below to help the people, who want to purchase tablet.
Apple iPad 2:
iPad 2 is Apple’s next generation of magical device for reading and sending email, browsing the web, watching videos, enjoying photos, reading ebooks, playing games, listening to music, etc. Apple iPad 2 is 33 percent thinner and up to 15 percent lighter than the original iPad. Apple iPad 2 comes with an entirely new design and 9.7-inch LED-backlit LCD screen. Apple’s new dual-core A5 processor is featured in iPad 2 for blazing fast performance and stunning graphics. Two cameras, a front-facing VGA camera and a rear-facing camera are included in iPad 2. A front-facing VGA camera is for FaceTime and Photo Booth, and rear-facing camera captures 720p HD video and brings the ground-breaking FaceTime feature to iPad users for the first time.
iPad 2 run on AT&T’s and Verizon’s 3G networks and it is available in black or white color. Up to 10 hours of battery life is delivered by iPad 2 while it is thinner, lighter, faster, and packed with new features. The innovative iPad 2 Smart Cover is introduced in a range of vibrant polyurethane and rich leather colors. iPad 2 comes with the latest version of the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, iOS 4.3. Faster Safari mobile browsing performance; iTunes Home Sharing; enhancements to AirPlay; the choice to use the iPad side switch to either lock the screen rotation or mute audio; and Personal Hotspot to share an iPhone 4 cellular data connection over Wi-Fi are features of iPad 2.
Motorola Xoom is a 10.1in tablet and believed to compete with the flagship of the tablet market, Apple’s popular iPad. Motorola XOOM runs on the only Android operating system designed specifically for tablets, Google’s Android 3.0 Honeycomb. A new type of mobile computing experience such as a widescreen HD display with 1280×800 resolutions to support HD video and with HDMI out; a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera for 720p video capture and 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video chats is delivered by Motorola XOOM. Motorola Xoom includes a built-in gyroscope, accelerometer, barometer, e-compass, and adaptive lighting.
Motorola Xoom comes with a dual-core processor with each core running at 1GHz that offers an optimal experience for Android 3.0 Honeycomb. Motorola Xoom is featured with the latest Google Mobile innovations such as Google Maps 5.0 with 3D interaction. Video, mobile games and other rich web content play seamlessly with Adobe Flash Player. The Motorola Xoom tablet will be the first to experience Adobe Content observer on Android with its rich and interactive digital magazines with support for Adobe AIR applications. The dimension of Motorola Xoom is 250x170x13mm and weight of it is 730g.
Samsung Galaxy Tab:
Samsung Galaxy Tab is a 10.1 inch tablet and it has been secretly developing the Tegra 2 chipset in collaboration with Nvidia, a dual-core processor running at 1.2 GHz. Samsung Galaxy Tab comes with a high resolution 10.1” WXGA TFT LCD touchscreen, dual camera’s and the ability to record and playback full HD video at 1080p. Samsung Galaxy Tab includes the rear-facing camera of 8 mega pixels with auto focus and flash, whereas the front facing camera of 2 mega pixels. The 10.1 inch tablet is featured with dual surround sound speakers, a 3.5mm ear jack, 16GB or 32GB of DDR2 memory, Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, and an amazing 6860mAh battery.
Video formats such as MPEG4/H263/H264, runs at an unbelievable 1080p Full HD at 30fps during playback, and 1080p Full HD at 24fps during recording, are supported by Samsung Galaxy Tab. It also includes MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, OGG, MIDI, and AMR-NB/WB formats for audio. It is featured with built in wifi and high speed networking based on the fast HSPA+ at 21Mbps. Dimensions of Samsung Galaxy Tab are 246.2mm x 170.4mm x 10.9mm and its weight is 599 grams. Battery life of it is up to 7 hours of video playback.
The definitive champ tablet selection is really difficult because each tablet is made for different types of uses. iPad 2 will be enjoyable when it used for gaming, Web browsing and video chat. Motorola Xoom is good for those people, who want more industrious tablet that offers more in the way of ports and media options. If people want to take their tablet out and about with them on whirlwind adventures, then Samsung Galaxy Tab will be ideal for them because it is slimmest and lightest gadget.
Comparison table of Apple iPad 2, Motorola Xoom, and Samsung Galaxy Tab:
|Motorola Xoom||Samsung Galaxy tab 2||Apple iPad 2|
|OS||Honeycomb||Honeycomb (android 3.0)||Apple iOS 4.3|
|Resolution||1280 x 800||1280 x 800||1024 x 768|
|Display technology||WXGA touch screen LCD||LED-backlit TFT active matrix||WXGA touch screen LCD|
|Camera||5 MegaPix rear camera with LED Flash / 2 MegaPix front camera||8 MegaPix rear camera with Flash and 2 MegaPix front camera||Rear camera pix rating unspecified, front camera VGA|
|RAM||1 GB||Not Available||512 MB|
|Processor||1 GHz Terga 2 dual-core||1 GHz Terga 2 dual-core||A5 1GHz dual-core|
|Memory||32 GB – Expandable memory up to 32 GB in microSD||16 or 32 GB – Nothing specified yet about external memory||16, 32, 64 GB but no external expandable memory|
|Ports||HDMI, USB 2.0||USB 2.0||HDMI (with adapter)|
|Battery life||Up to 10 hours||Unknown||Up to 10 hours|
|Wi-Fi||802.11 b/g/n along with Personal Hotspot||802.11 b/g/n||802.11 b/g/n|
|Network||3G (upgradable to 4G – if you don’t mind shipping it back and forth to Verizon to get this done)||4G HSPA / EDGE / GPRS||3G HSDPA / GSM / EDGE / CMDA|
|Externals||9.8 x 6.6 x 0.5 / 12.7 mm / 1.61 lbs||9.67 x 6.7 x 0.43 / 10.9 mm thick / 1.32 lbs||9.5 x 7.3 x 0.34 / 8.8 mm thick / 1.33 lbs|
Video of iPad 2 Review by Consumer Reports, iPad vs Xoom vs Galaxy Tab from youtube: