As its now confirmed that Apple is going to launch iPad 2 on April 29 in India and most of the Apple Fan boys in India are excited about this news. Those who can afford it are going to have their hand on Apple iPad 2 as soon as possible.

Today we will try to compare side by side Apple Ipad  with Samsung Galaxy Tab which is quite popular in India as it was a great alternative to Apple iPad as Apple released iPad 1 in India almost 9 months late than US.

Apple iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G

Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab

General 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100
Size Dimensions 241.2 x 185.7 x 8.8 mm 190.1 x 120.5 x 12 mm
Weight 607 g 380 g
Display Type LED-backlit IPS TFT, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 768 x 1024 pixels, 9.7 inches 600 x 1024 pixels, 7.0 inches
– Fingerprint/scratch resistant oleophobic surface – Gorilla Glass display
– Multi-touch input method – TouchWiz UI
– Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate – Multi-touch input method
– Three-axis gyro sensor – Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
– Three-axis gyro sensor
– Touch-sensitive controls
– Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
– Swype text input
Loudspeaker Yes Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes Yes
Memory Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call records N/A Practically unlimited
Internal 16/32/64 GB storage, 512 MB RAM 16/32 GB storage, 512 MB RAM
Card slot No microSD, up to 32GB
Data GPRS Yes Yes
EDGE Yes Yes
3G HSDPA; HSUPA HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR Yes, v3.0 with A2DP
Infrared port No No
USB Yes, v2.0 Yes, v2.0 (proprietary)
Camera Primary 0.7 MP, 960 x 720 pixels 3.15 MP, 2048×1536 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features No Geo-tagging
Video Yes, 720p@30fps Yes, 720×480@30fps
Secondary Yes, VGA Yes, 1.3 MP
Features OS iOS 4 Android OS, v2.2 (Froyo)
CPU 900 MHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 proccessor, PowerVR SGX543MP2 GPU, Apple A5 chipset ARM Cortex A8 processor, 1 GHz processor; PowerVR SGX540 graphics
Messaging Email, Push Email, IM SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Browser HTML (Safari) HTML
Radio No No
Games Downloadable, incl. motion-based Yes
Colors Silver Black and Grey
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support Yes, with A-GPS support
Java No Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
– Digital compass – Social networking integration
– MP4/MP3/WAV/AAC player – Digital compass
– Up to 10h movie playback – Full HD video playback
– iBooks PDF reader – Up to 7h movie playback
– Google Maps – TV-out
– TV-out – MP4/DivX/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
– Audio/video player – MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player
– Organizer
– Image/video editor
– Thinkfree Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration
– Readers/Media/Music Hub
– Adobe Flash 10.1 support
– Voice memo/dial/commands
– Predictive text input
Battery Standard battery, Li-Po 6930 mAh (25 Wh) Standard battery, Li-Po 4000 mAh
Stand-by Up to 720 h
Talk time Up to 10 h Up to 28 h (2G) / Up to 25 h 30 min (3G)

I have tried to highlight the major differences between the two in terms of specifications only. Some of the majo differences include screen size, availability of card slot to add expandable memory,  Camera , battery talk time and Processor.

Galaxy tab is based on Android 2.2 while iPad 2 is on iOS 4. Availability of  a vast App store is a major advantage for Apple iPad 2 compared to Galaxy tab.

I would love to hear some feedback from some real users as I am still far away from having one of these on my own.

PS:- I have not used both these tablets i.e Galaxy tab or iPad 2. I have just compared the specifications side by side.