Motorola Xoom Vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1: Which Tablet is better?

 

By Posted 17 Feb 2011, 03:53

If we can say one thing about this year’s Mobile World Congress, it’s the fact that manufacturers have made it increasingly difficult for consumers to decide on which tablet device is best for them. It’s definitely not about the iPad anymore.

After CES 2011, all the talk was about the Motorola Xoom, and how it would be the first tablet to bring Android 3.0 Honeycomb to the table, but MWC 2011 has changed everything. It now seems like the Xoom on Verizon could be a expensive mistake.

Why do we say this? Largely because Samsung has just unveiled their successor to the Samsung Galaxy Tab, and it packs some serious hardware capabilities. Like the Motorola Xoom, it will come with a 1Ghz dual-core processor and Android 3.0 Honeycomb as it’s main features. Then you’ll also get 1080p recording and playback capabilities, and a reasonable quality 2MP front-facing camera along with the 8 megapixel sensor on the back.

We’re putting our support behind the Galaxy Tab 10.1 as it seems like the better package compared to the Motorola Xoom. You may disagree with us on that one, but don’t forget there’s also the LG G-Slate tablet, which is yet another dual-core Tegra 2, Honeycomb combo to consider. Engadget has compiled a useful image gallery letting you see how all three tablets compare, side by side with one another.

Which tablet are you going to buy in 2011 – The Xoom, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 or the G-Slate?

  • Kelvin Law

    All down to the price. The XOOM costs USD 800 and is pricey. After all, she does not entitled the Apple brand name premium. As an Android user, I am looking for a more high price / performance gadget rather than paying high premium for the brand.

    In addition, I personally got a negative feeling on how Asian Motorola Milestone (Motorola Droid equivalent in US) users being treated by Motorola. Take Froyo update as example, the update was available in US for a long while. However, we did not receive any update from Motorola so far. She keeps delaying the update for months. I suspect that she will not give us any update eventually. She takes high priority to only US users but treat Asian uses badly. Why? We paid the device. I am really afraid if the same thing happened to Asian users if we buy Xoom. We are treated as 2nd to 3rd class customers.

  • diegito

    Another DOA for SAMSUNG !!!!!
    NO SD or SDHC support ..present on the XOOM
    NO HDMI out .. present on the XOOM
    NO DLNA?????? .. present on the XOOM

    all other specs are a tie… Connectivity and price is the battle ground