Both of these are excellent tablets, but if you would like to know a little bit more about the intimate details of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and the Apple iPad 4, then here is a rundown of their most important statistics.
Can it function as a phone?
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 can, but the Apple iPad 4 cannot.
The operating systems that the tablets use
The Apple OS is iOS (6.1, 6) and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is the Android (4.1.2, 4.1, 4.0) OS. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 also has the TouchWiz/Live Panel UX UI.
Their form factor chosen by each tablet
Both use the Candybar form.
The dimensions of each tablet
The Apple iPad is 9.50 x 7.31 x 0.37 inches, which is 241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4mm. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is 10.31 x 7.09 x 0.35 inches, which is 262 x 180 x 8.9mm.
The weight of each tablet
The Apple iPad 4 is 23.35 oz, which is 662g. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is 21.16 oz, which is 600g
The design features
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 has a stylus pen, but otherwise the tablets have no real design features. The Apple iPad does have side keys on the right for volume control.
The physical size of the tablet display
The Apple iPad 4 is 9.7 inches diagonally, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is 10.1 inches diagonally.
The resolution of each device
The Apple is 2048 x 1536 pixels and the Samsung is 1280 x 800 pixels. The pixel density of the Apple is 264 ppi, whereas the pixel density of the Samsung is 149 ppi.
The technology behind the display
The Apple iPad 4 uses IPS LCD, whereas the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 uses Super PLS LCD. They both have capacitive Multi-touch screens, and each features a light sensor.
The battery on both of the devices
They both use a Li – Polymer battery.
The system chip use by the tablets
The Apple iPad 4 uses the Apple A6X, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 uses the Samsung Exynos 4 (4412)
The processor that the tablets use
The Apple uses a dual core processor that runs at 1400 MHz, what is known as Apple Swift. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 uses a quad core processor. It also runs at 1400 MHz, with ARM Cortex-A9.
The graphics processor of the tablets
The Apple iPad 4 uses PowerVR SGX 554, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 uses ARM Mali.
The tablet system memory
The Apple has 1024MB of RAM, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 has 2048MB of RAM. The Apple has 16 GB of storage built in, but has larger memory devices that you can buy. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 has 16GB of memory built in and may have its storage expanded with a microSD or a microSDHC. This can go up to as much as 32GB.
The camera mounted on the tablets
Both have a 5 mega pixels camera on them. The Apple iPad 4 has a BSI (Back-illuminated sensor). It also has auto focus and a touch to focus function. It has face detection software, and it has geo tagging software. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 has auto focus and geo tagging.
The camcorder on the tablet devices
The Apple iPad 4 has a 1920 x 1080 camera which means it is a 1080p HD camera (30 fps). The Apple also has stabilizing software for its digital imaging. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 has a 1280 x 720 camera, which makes it a 720p HD. The Samsung also has video calling.
Multimedia abilities of the devices
The Apple iPad 4 music player can filter songs by album, genre, playlists and artist. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 can filter songs by artist, playlists and album. The Apple features the album art cover, and background playback. It uses Dolby Digital too. The Samsung has album art cover and background playback.
The Apple iPad 4 supported formats are MP3, eAAC, AAC, eAAC+, M4A, WAV. And the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 supports MP3, AAC+, AAC, eAAC+, WMA, FLAC, WAV, AMR, MIDI and OGG.
The video playback capabilities of each device.
The Apple supports MPEG4 and H.264. It supports Motion JPG and MOV. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 supports MPEG4. It also supports H.263 and H.264, WMV, DivX, AVI, Flash and MKV
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