Comparison Table for 9-10 inch Tablets iPad2, Samsung Galaxy Note 2012 and Tabs 2 and 3, Ployer & Lenovo

There is a bewildering array of options to consider. To help you choose between the Amazon Kindle and the Google Nexus, we have prepared a chart of specifications.

At first, they can all look pretty similar, but some now have quite significant differentiators. To be honest, some also have significant problems. Our comparison chart is split into handy tabs for you to compare similar models side by side.

Standard Resolution 9-10 inch

These models were classified as higher resolution last year, but now standard would fit better. Their screens are a similar size and pixel density to an Apple iPad 2 (1024 x 768). They measure between 9 and 10.1 inches diagonally.

After Apple presented the new iPads 3 and 4 and the new iPad Air, with their fabulous screens, we have added an additional tab for these high-resolution models. Perhaps, though, most competitors are now concentrating more on the slightly smaller slates.

  Apple iPad 2 Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 (2012) Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 (GT-P5210) Toshiba AT300SE Sony Tablet Xperia S Ployer Momo20 Quad ZooStorm PlayTab 3305-1030 10" A1CS Extra V2 Prestigio 10" MultiPad PMP5101C QUAD Lenovo IdeaPad A2109A  

Recommended Now really quite an old model beginning to look a little overpriced compared to the first iPad Mini (Oct 2012) star star Almost               The Prestigio 7 and Prestigio 8 don't fare so well as this one. They don't qualify for our smaller tablet chart   Recommended
Release Date March 2011 in UK August 2012 May 2012 July 2013 December 2012 September 2012 January 2013 February 2012 December 2012 September 2013 November 2012 Release Date
Operating System iOS 7 The Google Platform 4.1.2 Jelly Bean The Google Platform 4.1.2 Jelly Bean The Google Platform 4.2.2 Jelly Bean The Google Platform 4.1 Jelly Bean The Google Platform 4.1 Jelly Bean The Google Platform 4.1 Jelly Bean Jelly Bean4.1 Android Jelly Bean
But see note
The Google Platform 4.1 Jelly Bean The Google Platform 4.2.2 Jelly Bean The Google Platform4 Ice Cream Sandwich
Operating System
Display 9.7" 10.1" 10.1" 10.1" 10.1" 9.4" 10.1" 10" IPS screen 10.1" 10.1" 9" Display
Resolution 1024x768 (132ppi) 1280x800 (150ppi) 1280x800 (150ppi) 1280x800 (150ppi) 1280 x 800 (150ppi) 1280x800 (154ppi) 1280x800 (150ppi) 1200x800 (150ppi) TFT 1024*600 (117ppi) 1200x800 (150ppi) 1280*800 (168ppi) Resolution
Apps iTunes App Store (700,000+) Full Google Play Store + Samsung Apps Full Google Play Store + Samsung Apps Full Google Play Store + Samsung Apps Full Google Play Store Full Google Play Store+ Sony Reader store Full Google Play Store Google Play Store Full Google Play Store Full Google Play Store Full Google Play Store Apps
Camera (front) VGA video and still 2.0MP VGA 1.3MP 1.2MP 1MP 1.3MP 0.3MP 1.3MP 0.3MP 1.3MB Front camera
Camera (rear) 720p video with audio, 5x zoom but no flash 5MP with flash 3.2MP 3.0MP 3MP 8MP 2.0MP 2MP 2.0MP 2.0MP 5MP Rear camera
Processor 1GHz dual core Apple A5 1.4 GHz Tegra 3 quad core

NVidia Tegra 3 Quad Core (1.3 MHz)

1.6-GHz Intel Atom Z2560 CPU Nvidia Tegra T30SL 1.3GHz

NVidia Tegra 3 Quad Core (1.3 MHz)

Quad Core 1.5GHz Cortex A7 Rockchip RK3066 Cortex A9 Dual Core 1.5GHz NVidia Tegra 3 - 1.3 GHz quad core Quad Core 1.6GHz ARM 7100 Nvidia Tegra 3 Quad Core 1.2GHz Processor
Benchmark       AnTuTu - Contreversial
Geekbench 1,147
Storage 16/32/64GB 16/32/64GB + microSD 16/32GB + microSD 16/32GB + microSD 16/32 GB + SD 16/32/64GB + SD Card 16GB + microSD 16GB + microSD up to 32GB 16GB 8GB 16GB Storage
USB Ports Via dock 2.0 (MHL) Host via dock via dock

micro USB

via multi-port Micro USB USB 2.0 micro

micro USB and USB 2.0

Micro USB Host micro USB USB Ports
HDMI output Yes (proprietary cable)

via dock

via dock

via dock

micro HDMI

Via Adapter (We are meant to use DLNA instead)


mini HDMI Yes mini HDMI Micro-HDMI HDMI output
WIFI 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11b/g/n 802.11b/g/n 802.11b/g/n 802.11b/g/n IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11b/g/n 802.11b/g/n WIFI
3G Optional Optional Optional Optional No Yes via dongle No No No No 3G
Battery life

10 hours (6600 mAh lithium-polymer battery)

9-10 hours

9-10 hours

6800 mAh
7.5 hours
10 hours claimed Up to 12 hours claimed

10 hours? (6000mAH)

3.7V 6500mAh 6,400mAh 7,000mAh Up to 8 hours Battery
Weight 601g or 613g (3G) 600g 583g 510g 626g 570g 599g 680g 678g 612g 570g Weight
Flash Support No Yes Yes More or less Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Flash Support
GPS A-GPS in 3G model Yes Yes Assisted GPS / GLONASS Yes Yes No No No   No GPS
Update plans iPad 3 and iPad 4 available and compared here   See 1 column right >     There is also a high definition Xperia Tablet Z           Update plans

Comparison of this and the later models

Still being sold new in Apple Shops

Still no Flash and unlikely ever to be

Top Ten Seller

Hands-on Review

Comes with Touchwiz package, S-Pen stylus support and split-screen side-by-side running of two apps

One further over the air update to Android 4.2.2 is expected later in 2013

Small evolutionary change from previous model. But it does have much faster quad-core processor.

Unsure SimleyReview - Thin, light and bright, but processor lag and expecting better resolution at this price.

Earlier AT300 ran the older Android 4.0, but it was a little lighter, with better cameras - and originally more expensive

The new model has charging via the micro-USB socket.

Infrared TV remote within tablet

Some Sony Playstation features

This is a slimmer update of the original S model.

  NB Platform quoted as Android Version 4.0 and 4.1 on different sites. Probably the 4.1 is a download Similar to, but in some ways slightly better than the Onda V971 on our budget comparison chart

Also known as the MultiPad Quantum

Comes with MobiSystems OfficeSuite

Smiley Useful low-cost option for business users

The is also a 7-inch version the A2107A Comments


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Platform options (Operating Systems)

Android Jelly Bean 4.1 & 4.2

Ice Cream SandwichThis is quite a minor increment compared to Ice Cream Sandwich, but it has been generally well received. This version of the platform was introduced along with the first tablet to be sold directly by Google - the Nexus 7. One feature that has been particularly well received is the ability to have multiple user-profiles on one device - meaning multiple users can use the device while keeping settings and preferences walled off from each other.

Android Ice Cream (or Ice Cream Sandwich or ICS)

Ice Cream SandwichThis is hoped to be the saviour for Android tablets. It's been launched for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus Smartphone in the UK. The source code has also been released, resolving what was looking quite a big issue for Honeycomb. There is so far just one tablet available - and that's in China!


This is Apple's wildly successful mobile operating system. While it only works on Apple hardware and does not support Flash, it has withstood the attentions of more (and more demanding) tablet users than any of the alternatives.


The Google Play Store now has 900,000 apps (2013). After a long while with the Apple Store well ahead on the app count, the iOS and Android app offerings are now quite similar. It's all pretty academic as it would cost over a million dollars to buy all of Apples apps.


25 January 2014


Added Prestigio MultiPad 10 Quantum and moved Universal Gadgets 9" to the Budget Chart

30 October 2013


Direct Tablet AllWinner A13 (generic N900) replaces Asus MeMo Pad ME301T

14 June 2013


Asus MeMo Pad ME301T replaces Motorola Xoom 2



Lenovo IdeaPad updated to A2109A

18 April 2013


Aging Samsung Tab 8.9 replaced with the Ployer Momo20 Quad


Updated Toshiba AT300 to AT300SE and Sony S to Sony Xperia S

25 March 2013


Removed outdated Iconia A510 and added A1CS Xtra V2

7 January 2013


Added the Google Nexus 10 - now moved to high resolution page

17 August 2012


Added the New iPad 3. Removed the Huawei MediaPad and the Lenovo ThinkPad

8 December 2011


Added Asus Transformer Prime and some colour-coding to highlight good(green) / bad(red) specification features

29 November 2011


LG Optimus Pad demoted to the limited-sales page

18 September 2011


Sony Tablet S added.

18 August 2011


Lenovo IdeaPad and ThinkPad added.

2 August 2011


Huawei MediaPad and HTC Puccini Added

11 July 2011


Added Archos 10.1 G9

1 July 2011


Added Toshiba Thrive

26 May 2011


Changes mostly to Galaxy 8.9 and LG Optimus Pad

19 May 2011


Added iPad 2 live link

21 March 2011


Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 added and numerous small spec updates made.

1 March 2011


New page created for the next generation of tablets and the old page archived here.


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