Dell Streak vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab: Tablet showdown
- — 30 November, 2010 15:30
The Dell Streak and the Samsung Galaxy Tab are two of the first tablet devices launched in Australia that are set to compete directly with Apple's iPad. Both of these Android tablets are smaller than the iPad, sitting somewhere between a largish touchscreen phone like the popular HTC Desire and the iPad tablet.
Read our comprehensive Dell Streak review.
Read our comprehensive Samsung Galaxy Tab review.
Despite inevitable comparisons to the iPad, both the Dell Streak and the Samsung Galaxy Tab have key differences with Apple's tablet. In addition to much smaller footprints — the Dell Streak has a 5in screen while the Samsung Galaxy Tab has a 7in display — both of these Android tablets are also capable of making phone calls, even if this is not the primary function of either device.
With this in mind, how does the Dell Streak stack up against the Samsung Galaxy Tab?
|Feature||Samsung Galaxy S||Dell Streak|
|Operating system (OS)||Google Android 2.2||Google Android 1.6 (upgradeable to 2.2)|
|Display technology||Capacitive TFT||Capacitive TFT|
|Display resolution||1024x600 pixels||480x800 pixels|
|Camera||Rear: 3.2-megapixels, LED flash, autofocus, geotagging, face and smile detection. Front: 1.3-megapixels||5 megapixels, dual LED flash, autofocus, geotagging, face and smile detection|
|Expandable memory||microSD card slot||microSD card slot|
|Dimensions||190.09 x 120.45 x 11.98mm||152.9 x 79.1 x 10 mm|
|Application store||Google Android Market||Google Android Market|
|Processor||Samsung Cortex A8 (1GHz)||Qualcomm Snapdragon (1GHz)|
|3G networks||HSDPA 900/2100 (Optus/Vodafone models), HSDPA 850/2100 (Telstra model)||HSDPA 900/2100|
|Bluetooth||3.0 with A2DP||2.0 with A2DP|
|Quoted talk time||Up to 1000min||Up to 600min|
|Quoted standby time||Up to 1500 hours||Up to 400 hours|
|Adobe Flash support||Yes||No (Yes after 2.2 upgrade)|
With a 5in display, the Dell Streak is more pocketable and easier to carry around than the Samsung Galaxy Tab.