Acer Iconia Tab A1-810 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 2
Yesterday, Acer revealed in what the company sees its flagship as. Iconia Tab A1-810 as the 7.0.-inch Tab is christened bears a 1.2GHz quad-core MediaTek MT8125 chipset based on ARM Cortex-A9 and obviously has been the talk of the town yesterday.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2
The slate is not restricted to any country and global availability dates will shortly follow. Especially in India where players like Micromax, Karbonn, and Lava and now steadily iBall has started pitching in the Tablet market, the A1-810 will definitely pull more people because of its better brand value compared to the previously mentioned.
We, however have one Tab which after almost one and half years of existence still rocks the boat because of its superb features combined with the Samsung brand. The Galaxy Tab 2 is still standing tall with a major percentage owning to its recent price cut. In this article, we will pit the A1-810 against the Galaxy Tab 2 and see if sales figures of the latter have any chances of negative deviation. The spec-to-spec grid and comparison follows.
|Specs||Acer Iconia Tab A1-810||Samsung Galaxy Tab 2|
|Operating system||Android 4.2||Android 4.1|
|Display||7.9-inch (1024 X 768 pixels) Color IPS TFT display (~161.8ppi)||7.0-inch (1280 x 800 pixels) (~170 ppi display)|
|CPU||1.2GHz quad-core MediaTek MT8125 ARM Cortex-A9||Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 Dual core, 1500 MHz, Krait|
|GPU||PowerVR SGX540||Adreno 225|
The Acer Iconia Tab A1-810 outclasses Galaxy Tab 2 in terms of the OS version, Android 4.2, although not significantly different from Android 4.1 brought lock screen widgets, 360 degree images with Photo Sphere, Gesture Typing, for faster typing, Wireless display with Miracast, Daydream to display information when idle or docked and Multi-user for tablets.
The ppi density is approximately the same and negligible difference for naked eyes. So all you have to do now is sit and decide which display size fits your needs. Some might want a 7.96-inch real estate and some can do without those 0.96-inches too.
Although the Iconia Tab A1-810 sports a 1.2GHz quad-core MediaTek MT8125 chipset based ARM Cortex-A9, the 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 plus MSM8960 Dual core processor outclass it in terms of performance benchmarks. Moreover, the Krait architecture has been found to be more performance enhancer than the Cortex-A9 architecture. The AnTuTu scores prove that as well.
The Adreno 225 that by default accompanies the Snapdragon S Plus has been found to be more effective than the PowerVR SGX540. A benchmark test across Anand Tech showed the following order: Mali-400>SGX 540>Adreno 225>GeForce ULP.
The Iconia Tab A1-810 is at an advantage here with a 5MP rear camera compared to the 3MP of Galaxy Tab 2.
RAM and storage:
Nothing to compare as RAM and storage capabilities are the same.
The 4000mAh battery of the Tab 2 outclasses the 3250mAh of its competitor.
The Galaxy Tab 2 wins primarily due to its CPU, GPU and a battery with more power. The Tab initially was launched with Android 4.0 ICS but then the South Korean company upgraded it to Jelly Bean recently. Therefore, expectations regarding further upgrades shouldn’t be eliminated here.
Additionally, Samsung is s proven brand and Acer is yet to demonstrate its capabilities. The Iconia series have been there for a while but without much luck.
Our vote goes for the Galaxy Tab 2, therefore.