Galaxy Note 10.1 VS. Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

Galaxy Note 10.1 vs Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

Galaxy Note 10.1 is the latest tablet by Samsung. It is the first Samsung tablet with a pressure-sensitive S Pen stylus. Galaxy Note 10.1 uses top hardware like Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone, it has a quad-core processor and 2GB RAM.

How does Galaxy Note 10.1 compares to the same size but cheaper Galaxy Tab 2 10.1?

The Similarities

Personally, I can’t tell the different between Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 at a glance. They are not only look similar, weight similar, but also have similar hardware features.

Both Samsung tablets are 10.1-inch display, 1280 x 800 pixels at 149 ppi. Supports microSD memory card up to 32 GB.

7000 mAh Li-ion rechargeable battery is used in both devices. Enough to power the devices for a whole day with normal usage.

Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 are using Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) with TouchWiz. The 3G version of both can make and receive calls.

So, what are the differences between Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 2 10.1?

The Differences

As a flagship tablet, Galaxy Note 10.1 for sure has some significant advantages over Galaxy Tab 2 10.1.

Hardware — Galaxy Note 10.1 is powered by a super-fast 1.4GHz quad-core processor and 2GB RAM, while Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is using much slower 1GHz dual-core processor and 1GB RAM.

Camera — Galaxy Note 10.1 has a 5MP(megapixels) camera and 2MP front-facing camera. Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 uses 3MP camera and only VGA quality (0.3 megapixels) front-facing camera.

S Pen — The most noticeable different between the two tablets should be the pressure-sensitive S Pen stylus. With supported apps, the stylus allows you to draw, paint, handwrite notes on Galaxy Note 10.1.

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Price — For WiFi only model, Galaxy Note 10.1 (USD$499.99) is USD$100 more expensive than Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (USD$399.99). Check latest prices on


“Buy the best one within your budget” is the best advice I could give to everyone who want to buy a tech gadget.

If you have the budget, Galaxy Note 10.1 is the latest Samsung tablet with the best hardware. The pressure-sensitive S Pen stylus allows you to easier express ideas and increase productivity using a tablet.

If all you need is a 10.1-inch tablet for web surfing, facebook-ing, ebook reading, video watching… then you can save some hard-earned money buying Galaxy Tab 2 10.1.

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  • Sky Leong

    Good sharing..note is better than tab:)

    • Note is better hardware than tab…but not always necessary…nothing much difference on browsing…but powerfull to run application like heavy games in higher setting…

  • I have Tab 2 10.1 .This device can play most games even 3D games without any problem.

    Quad core are still new…mostly games made for android are for lowest hardware requirement…

    Dont worry if you already bought Tab 2 or planned to have it…this device still can do a miracle.. .

  • I bought the Note 10.1 and it is everything you could ask for in a tablet, without having to put up with Apple’s proprietary equipment. I pads are of a higher quality construction, but the Note is a well made machine. I really like the Android features and once you get used to a non ois system, you will prefer it. The screen is as bright and vibrant as the Ipad 4 in my opinion. The Stereo speakers blow ipad’s out of the water. The screen configuration is longer so movies seem easier to watch. The pressure sensitive stylus offered by Samsung is phenomenal. Apple wouldn’t dream of offering anything extra in their packages. The Note is upgradable to 64 gigs for a song. I think its a better value.

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