Buyers have a lot of choice when it comes to picking a new tablet computer, so much so that it can be difficult determining which device is most suitable. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 and the Apple iPad 2 are among the most popular tablets sold today, and the following guide shall examine each device to determine which is better value for money. This guide will also explain how to find both of these devices on eBay.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 vs. Apple iPad 2
Both of these devices are quite similar in that they are designed primarily for socialising and entertainment purposes. The best way to work out which device is more suitable is by looking at the specifications and features of the two.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2
Apple iPad 2
The Galaxy Tab 2 runs on the Google Android 4.1 operating system, and has a dual core processor that works at 1000MHz. The dimensions of the device are 256 x 157 x 9.7mm, and the tablet weighs 588g. The display size is 10.1" and it has a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The device is available with 32GB of memory, and is equipped with a microSD slot for additional storage. The Galaxy Tab 2 has a 3-megapixel rear camera and a 0.3-megapixel front camera.
The Apple iPad 2 runs on the iOS 6.1 operating system, and has a dual core processor that works at 1000MHz. The dimensions of the device are 241 x 185 x 8.8mm, and the tablet weighs 613g. The display size is 9.7" and it has a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. The device is available with 64GB of memory. The iPad 2 has a 0.7-megapixel rear camera and a 0.3-megapixel front camera.
The device supports MPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX, WMV, 3GP, Flash Video and MKV. HTML, HTML5 and Flash are also supported. Online services for the device included Youtube and Picasso. The tablet has instant messaging through use of Google Talk.
The device supports MPEG4, H.264, Motion JPEG and MOV. HTML and HTML5 are also supported. Online services for the device included Youtube. The tablet has instant messaging.
By looking at the above details, it's quite easy to see how superior the Galaxy Tab 2 is over the iPad 2. The Galaxy Tab 2 is able to support a far greater amount of files, has a bigger display screen with a higher resolution, and has a far better rear camera (almost 3-megapixels greater). Apple products are known for having very easy to use interfaces, but all buyers should choose the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 over the Apple iPad 2 if budget is not a constraint.
Buying Tablets on eBay
For many people eBay is the first place to search for a new tablet computer. The website has a large selection of new and old tablets for much lower prices than those found on other websites or in retailers. To locate a suitable Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, or an Apple iPad 2 take the following simple steps.
- Log onto eBay.com.au, and when the homepage has loaded click on theComputers & Tablets link that can be found in the Electronics tab on the left hand side of the page.
· On the following page, scroll down and click on the iPad, Tablets & eReaders title found in the middle of the list. When the listing page has loaded click on either theAndroid or iOS filter in the Operating System heading in the Categories table. Type the name of the desired tablet device into the search bar and press enter.
· Buyers interested in browsing through Used devices can do so by clicking on the Used filter in the Condition heading. Buyers that do so are advised to be diligent in ensuring the device's quality, and should check photographs of the tablet for cracks, scratches and other signs of physical damage. Buyers should also check the description box on the item page of a used tablet listing for details regarding the item's condition.
- It's also a good idea to visit eBay Deals before making a purchase, as this section of the website has a selection of tablets and tablet accessories for sale at reduced prices. Click on the Deals link followed by theTablets link under theComputers heading, which is located in the Electronics drop down menu.
Both the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 and the Apple iPad 2 are well made tablet computers that offer the user plenty of features. However, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 is the better of the two, and all buyers are advised to choose this device over the iPad 2.