• Apple iPad 2 Wi-Fi vs Apple iPad 3 Wi-Fi vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7

Phone Comparison - Apple iPad 2 Wi-Fi vs Apple iPad 3 Wi-Fi vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7

general General Info

Manufacturer Apple Apple Samsung
Announced March 2011 March 2012 March 2015
Status Available - March 2011 Available - March 2012 Available - May 2015
Price - - Rs. 12,270 ($179.99) [Similarly Priced]
Colors Black, White Black, White Black/Silver
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 241.2 x 185.7 x 8.8 mm
(9.5 x 7.31 x 0.35 in)
241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm
(9.5 x 7.31 x 0.37 in)
242.5 x 166.8 x 7.5 mm
(9.55 x 6.57 x 0.3 in)
Weight 601 g (21.2 oz) 652 g (23 oz) 450 g (Wi-Fi) / 453 g (LTE) (15.87 oz (Wi-Fi) / 15.98 oz (LTE))
2G Network N/A N/A GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network N/A HSDPA
4G Network - - LTE
Messaging , Push Mail, EMail, IM , Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS iOS 4, upgradable to iOS 5 iOS 5 Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop)
Processor Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9, Apple A5 Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9, Apple A5X Quad-core 1.2 GHz
GPU PowerVR SGX543MP2 PowerVR SGX543MP4 -
RAM 512 MB N/A 2 GB
Internal Memory 16/32/64 GB storage 16/32/64 GB storage 16 GB (Wi-Fi)/ 32 GB (LTE)
External Memory No No microSD, up to 128 GB

display Display

Type LED-backlit IPS TFT, capacitive touchscreen LED-backlit IPS TFT, capacitive touchscreen TFT capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 9.7 inches 9.7 inches 9.7 inches
Resolution 768 x 1024 pixels (132 ppi) 1536 x 2048 pixels (264 ppi) 768 x 1024 pixels (132 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 65.01% 65.01% 71.99%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio No No -
Games Yes Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 0.7 MP, 960 x 720 pixels 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels 5 MP, 2592 х 1944 pixels
Flash No No No
Features No Auto focus, Touch Focus, Geo-tagging, HDR, Face Detection Auto focus, Geo-tagging
Video Yes, 720p@30fps Yes, 1080p@30fps, video stabilization Yes
Front Camera Yes, VGA [Similar] Yes, VGA [Similar] 2 MP [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS No No Yes
Edge No No Yes
3G No No HSPA, LTE
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR v4.0
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
USB Yes, v2.0 Yes, v2.0 microUSB v2.0
GPS No No Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Browser HTML (Safari) HTML (Safari) HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 16/32/64 GB storage, 512 MB RAM 16/32/64 GB storage 16 GB (Wi-Fi)/ 32 GB (LTE), 2 GB RAM
Expandable Storage No No microSD, up to 128 GB

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor not present proximity sensor not present proximity sensor not present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
NFC NFC not supported NFC not supported NFC not supported

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Po Standard battery, Li-Po Non-removable Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 6930 mAh (25 Wh) 42.5 Wh 6000 mAh
Stand by Up to 720 h Up to 720 h -
Talk Time Up to 10 h Up to 10 h -