Galaxy Tab Screen size is 10.1 inch(1024×768 resolution) compared to iPad2’s 10 inch screen(1280×800). Samsung is slightly ahead in resolution and opting for Widescreen format which enables better movie viewing.
Both have comparable weight ans size. Samsung is slightly lighter than iPad.
Galaxy’s Honeycomb(Android 3.0) is new and not as polished as Apple’s iOS. Next month Apple is coming up with iOS5 which integrated cloud support. This will put Android far behind. Unlike the mobile apps for android, we have very little support for Apps optimized for Tablets. iPad has several mature apps custom built for it.
iPad2’s smart cover is a big +
Both have ~10hours battery life. But Apple have good reputation on battery.
32GB iPad2 with 3G costs Rs40000/- in Indian market. Samsung costs 36000 for similar configuration.
The slight price advantage is not enough to topple iPad2 in Tablet market! If 32GB Samsung with 3G is priced ~30K, we may consider it.
If you are looking for an alternative to Apple iPad 2, the closest competition comes from Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Honeycomb Android Tablet. It is just 8.6mm thin. It’s also superior to iPad2 with full 1080p Video recording. But, camera/video recording are least used features in gadgets of this size. See this advertisement and get excited if you are an Android/Samsung fan !
iPad 2 is getting officially launched on April 29,2009 in India.
But iPad2 is sale on some sites like HomeShop18. But the warranty offered there may not be accepted by apple as they didn’t launch the product in India before aprlir 29th. Also the price quoted in HomeShop is also high : at least Rs5000/- higher than the prices expected in Apple stores.
Following are the expected price of Official iPad2:
iPad2 Wifi only 16GB : Rs 29500/- iPad2 Wifi only 32GB : Rs 34500/- iPad2 Wifi only 64GB : Rs 39500/-
iPad2 Wifi+3G only 16GB : Rs 36900/- iPad2 Wifi+3G only 32GB : Rs 41900/- iPad2 Wifi+3G only 64GB : Rs 46900/-