Ipad2 and Samsung Tablets

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  1. teerexx52 macrumors 68000

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    I was wondering if anyone here on the boards has both an ipad2 and a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10v or experiences with both? I have always had an ipad but am very curious about the Samsung as it seems to have great specs and my son wants one for his birthday. Will the Samsung work well with a mac computer? Is it easy to move music from itunes to a Samsung? I have tried to spend some time at Best Buy on the Samsung but the demo units rarely work or even power up. Any input would be appreciated.
     
  2. s15119 macrumors 65816

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    Maybe try a Samsung forum?

    Here: http://samsunggalaxysforums.com/

    or

    http://androidforums.com/samsung-galaxy-s/

    here we talk about iPad's.

    have a nice day!
     
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  4. teerexx52 thread starter macrumors 68000

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  5. Himynamesnoah macrumors member

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    No problem I was actually considering getting a honeycomb tablet instead of my iPad. But at the time it was inky to Xoom.

    The Galaxy Tab 10.1 looks really good. Probably the first real ipad competitor. I just like the iPad because of the apps, but I like the widgets and customizability of android.
    I had a couple android phones and they're really nice, once apps improve I will probably end up switching over to android completely.
     
  6. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

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    I've got both, although I don't have a mac. The Samsung is lighter and a bit (very tiny bit) thinner than the iPad2. Much more enjoyable to watch movies on, as well as supports more codecs out of the box than the iPad2 does. Find where your itunes music is kept, then drag and drop it to the Samsung. The back is plastic, but textured to look a bit like brushed aluminum. A little easier to hold onto than the iPad2. Just as responsive to touch. More fun to tinker with if your son is curious about rooting and such. No need to, though.

    Sorry I can't answer about using one with a Mac. I know macs can be hazardous to Samsung's media players, but don't know how it handles android devices.
     
  7. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Unless your son is five get him an iPad. If you're trying to save a buck or two get him an iPad 1.
     
  8. teerexx52 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks. He is big into movies. So that would be important.
     
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    Does the slightly higher screen resolution on the Samsung noticeable while surfing? Do you use the Samsung as an ereader?
     
  11. AZREOSpecialist macrumors 68000

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    Explain this.
     
  12. AZREOSpecialist macrumors 68000

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    Watch out for backlight bleed on the Galaxy Tab. Google it and you'll see. It's pretty bad.
     
  13. Mac.World macrumors 68000

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    IPad has an app called AVPlayerHD that plays any type of video format made. You really don't want to buy a buggy OS like Honeycomb. It's simply not ready for prime time.

    Go play with one at a store, assuming you can find one that works and see how many times it locks up on you, fails to recognize inputs, crashes using apps and in general a complete lack of apps. I was looking at the Samsung to buy, but quickly changed my mind. In 2 generations, I think the Samsung will be ready to compete against the iPad. Now though, not even close.
     
  14. blueroom macrumors 603

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    It's like giving your kid a frozen cheeseburger when they wanted a Happy Meal.
     
  15. jmpnop macrumors 6502a

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    +1

    Android (Honeycomb) is unpolished, buggy and has very less tablet optimized apps. For now, iPad is the best.
     
  16. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

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    I've read a few of my Kindle books on the 10.1. Does fine, unless he wants to read outside. Just like the iPad2 the screen washes out in bright sunlight. As for surfing, the resolution is a great advantage. Having flash support is too. Tabbed browsing is nice to have. More sites show up as mobile sites on the iPad than the Samsung.
     
  17. AppleGoddess macrumors 6502a

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    I had the 7" and played with the 10 inch, it was very nice and very thin, I have owned a few droid tablets but I seem to stick with my ipad2.
     
  18. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020

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    You are in enemy territory here when you talk about a competing product. Ive spent thousands of dollars on my apple gear over the years. I have the right to buy or look at other products no matter what some clowns think. I still think apple has the best stuff.

    I looked at this tablet and was going to buy it as a secondary toy. My ipad 2 is number one. The lack of android native wireless printing changed my mind. I bought the HP touchpad and it prints natively with my e print printer. I do like it so far.

    its too bad some posters think you cannot ask about other products and compare them. Too bad.
     
  19. LeakedDave macrumors regular

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    Don't listen to this guy. Honeycomb has tons of serious issues. Meanwhile iSwifter on iPad streams flash way better than Honeycomb. I had a 10.1 but sold it. Disappointment.

    Search YouTube for honeycomb lag explained video.

    I'm sure it reads Kindle just fine. But the Honeycomb launcher and the web browser are the biggest pieces of fail ever. Also how is 32 more pixels a "huge" advantage when browsing? Lol. You can't even send an eBay message on any honeycomb tablet, they freeze up and the key board stops blinking and it locks up. Meanwhile the iPad does it at 60 FPS.

    If you want to beta test, get a galaxy tab 10.1. If you want to just do things and have them work, get an iPad.
     
  20. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Handbrake to the ATV2 setting will play perfectly on the iPad, you can also stream it to an ATV2 on your bigscreen TV using AirPlay with DD5.1
     
  21. teerexx52 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I thank everyone who replied. I believe I will suggest an ipad2 to my son for now. I have owned thousands of dollars of Apple gear since 2005. Sometimes I wonder if I cut myself off from even considering competing products these days. I think my son was more willing to keep an open mind on this than I was. Still, it is almost impossible to test or play with a competing model in Best Buy. The demos rarely work or even power up. So the information I get here is extremely needed and useful.
     
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    This "demo" dilema has always perplexed me...whether tv's or audio equipment or electronics gear, phones or camera's, when demos either don't power on at all or do not work properly, how can they expect prospective buyers to gather a proper opinion about the product? It seems most retailers spend very little time making sure the demos are:
    a. powering up
    b. working properly
    c. that displays are at least reasonably calibrated as to not have people with green faces that are not Vulcans or have the displays either so bright they fade out all the colors and blacks or are so low that one can barely see what is on it (I understand that in-store lighting can be a problem, but it can be easily overcome, I've seen it done very well).

    One would think this is an important area to spend some capital on ensuring the products you are trying to sell to people give them a pleasant "first experience"...
    Seems like simple common sense...
    Now, I know one could reason that it is very difficult to keep demos setup and working properly when hundreds of inexperienced customers a day are fiddling with them, but if you are going to have demos units to give customers a chance to warm up to the product, why not bother to assign a tech to constantly check that the demos are doing what they are purposed to do...provide a pleasant first experience to customers so they will actually consider BUYING THE PRODUCT FORM YOUR STORE! Geeezuz, is it THAT HARD to grasp? :confused:
    btw, Apple DOES seem to do a good job of this. Rarely (if ever) have i encountered an Apple Demo unit in an Apple retail store not working properly and NO STORE has more people "playing" with their demos on a daily basis.
     
  23. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

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    Yes, don't listen to me. It's OK if you read my advice though. No issues with my honeycomb tablets that you can't find on an iPad2. They include the Asus Transformer, the Acer A500, and the Galaxy 10.1. They all have Honeycomb 3.1 on them, and are far more functional than my iPad 2 is. Samsung's is the most limited though since they tried to copy the iPad as close as they could. No memory expansion, no USB-out without add-ons, etc.. I strongly suggest taking your son to a BestBuy or wherever they have the 10.1 on display and working. Let him decide for himself. If you insist on knowing about potential issues though, read through this forum for awhile, then do the same on a few Samsung Tablet forums. You might also ask your son what sort of apps he is interested in. Then have him check out Apple's Apps store, as well as Android's market to be sure there is an app to fill his needs. No reason not to get an iPad, except for what it can't do. If all your son needs a tablet for can be done on an iPad, then go for it. If he is still interested in Android, I'd suggest the Asus Transformer though.

    As for "tons of serious issues", I'd love to know how many issues it takes to weigh a ton? :D
     
  24. radiogoober macrumors 6502a

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    When I hear "Asus" I immediately know that someone is talking about a piece of crap. It's garbage man. It's absolutely hilarious reading your post where you're trying to make other hardware/software sound superior to the iPad. None of those devices are remotely close. They are literally 2 years behind iPad 1.

    Asus. ROFTLMAO!!!
     

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