Head-to-Head: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 vs. Apple iPad Mini


Display

Apple's little iPad's display is anything but. At 7.9 inches measured diagonally, its beautiful screen is really closer to 8 inches. It has an LED-backlit IPS panel, an enormous range of colors and a super-wide viewing angle. Apple's multitouch display pumps out 1,024-x-768 resolution (163 ppi) and is coated with an oleophobic substance to resist fingerprints. In essence, it repels fatty deposits.

Samsung's Galaxy Tab 2 uses a PLS panel, the company's own Plane Line Switching (PLS) technology it claims can display 100 percent of colors in the sRGB color-space specification and offers viewing angles on par with IPS. It's also about 10 percent brighter than comparable panels, offers better image quality and costs less to manufacture than IPS, according to Samsung. Its resolution is 1,024 x 600, which sounds like fewer pixels than the iPad mini, but due to its smaller screen size, it's roughly on par with 170 ppi. Surprisingly, Apple's 0.9-inch display size gives it about 35 percent more screen real estate than Samsung's.

ADVANTAGE: Apple