Samsung galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100 is the latest 7 inches android tablet from samsung, equipped with dual core processors, powerVR SGX540 graphics, and android 4.0 ICS operating system. Today we’re going to see the performance of this tablet compared with Huawei Mediapad, also a 7 inches android tablet.
The dimension of samsung galaxy tab 2 7.0 and huawei mediapad 7 is almost the same, but for body material they’re using different material. Huawei mediapad 7 is using metal material on it’s body, makes it heavier than samsung galaxy tab 2 7.0 P3100.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0
dimension : 193.7 (length) x 122.4 (width) x 10.5 (height) mm
weight : 344 grams
Huawei Mediapad 7
dimension : 190 (length) x 124 (width) x 10.5 (height) mm
weight : 390 grams
When you hold huawei mediapad in your hands, it feels steady and comfortable because the metal material that huawei have. But if you hold for long time, you may get fatigue because it’s quite heavy.
On the other hand, samsung galaxy tab 2 7.0 feels more light because it’s using plastic material. The design and shape of samsung galaxy tab 2 7.0 is more ergonomics compared to huawei mediapad.
Samsung galaxy tab 2 7.0 is using PLS (Plane to Line Switching) screen, while huawei using IPS (In Plane Switching) screen. PLS screen is better than IPS because with PLS you will get wider view angle and brighter display up to 10%.
Both samsung galaxy tab 2 7.0 and huawei mediapad are using 7 inches capacitive multi touch display screen. But the resolution are different, on samsung it’s 1024 x 600 pixels and 1280 x 800 pixels on huawei.
For screen resolution huawei wins over samsung, but samsung galaxy tab 2 7.0 have richer colour with 16 million colour compared to 256 thousand colour on huawei mediapad.
Samsung galaxy tab 2 7.0 comes with android 4.0 ICS operating system. And for huawei mediapad the default operating system is android 3.2 honeycomb, but huawei already release ICS firmware for huawei mediapad, so you can also use android 4.0 ICS on huawei mediapad.
Samsung galaxy tab 2 7.0 already equipped with the latest TouchWiz UX user interface. TouchWiz UX enables you to get 7 pages of home screen which you can put wallpaper, application shortcuts or widgets.
The web browser for both samsung galaxy tab 2 7.0 and huawei mediapad already support for flash content and also HTML 5. So when you browse websites that contain flash or HTML 5 would not be a problem.
Both Samsung galaxy tab 2 7.0 and huawei mediapad are powered with dual core processors. Huawei have faster speed with 1.2 Ghz, while on samsung it’s only 1 Ghz.
For graphics, the GPU of samsung galaxy tab 2 7.0 is better than huawei mediapad, Samsung is using powerVR SGX540 compared to adreno 220 on huawei mediapad.
And for RAM they’re equal, both samsung galaxy tab 2 7.0 and huawei mediapad are using 1 Ghz DDR3 RAM.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Hardware Specs
CPU : Dual core TI OMAP 4430 1 Ghz
GPU : PowerVR SGX540
RAM : 1 GB DDR3
ROM : 8/16/ 32 GB
Huawei Mediapad 7 Hardware Specs
CPU : Dual core Scorpion 1.2 Ghz
GPU : Adreno 220
RAM : 1 GB DDR3
ROM : 8 GB
With these hardware specs, both tablets are capable of playback HD quality video, play HD games, and also performs well on multitasking application.
Now, we’re talking about the camera, samsung galaxy tab 2 7.0 have 3.15 mega pixels camera on the back and VGA resolution camera on the front. The back camera of samsung galaxy tab 2 7.0 is capable of recording full HD 1080p quality video at 30 frame per second.
Huawei mediapad have bigger camera resolution on the back with 5 mega pixels, and 1.3 mega pixels camera on the front. But this back camera only capable of recording HD 720p video. Not only the back camera but also the front camera of huawei mediapad also capable of recording HD 720p video quality.
In terms of screen resolution, front camera, metal body material, CPU speed, huawei mediapad 7 wins over samsung galaxy tab 2 7.0, but other than that samsung galaxy tab 2 7.0 is better than huawei mediapad 7.