When it comes to 7 inches tablet, you will find many manufacturers but until now successful one is only Amazon Kindle Fire. The reason for kindle Fire success is that it has got bigger brand name in United States. Eyeing the 7 inches tablets market competition is the Samsung and Asus which are successful in 10 inches tablets variant. It was expected that Galaxy Tab will launch a 7 inches variant as it has also launched 7.7 inches, 8.9 inches and 10.1 inches form factor tablets. Asus is another manufacturer eyeing the same competition in the market with the launch of ASUS EEE Pad Memo 370T tablet which nearly stole the show and was tablet of the event at Consumer Electronics Show 2012. The 7 inches tablet industry will get a bigger competition going further as Google is also planned to launch their in the second quarter of 2012.
Here in the article we will compare recently announced Asus EEE Pad Memo 370T at CES 2012 with Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Plus which is the modified version of Galaxy Tab 7 removing the design copyright claims by Apple.
Table of Content
- Form Factor Comparison
- Processor Comparison
- Display Comparison
- Camera Comparison
- Operating System and User Interface Comparison
- Connectivity Comparison
- Network Comparison
- Battery Comparison
- User Interface Comparison
Galaxy Tab 7 Plus – 193.7 x 122.4 x 9.9mm, 345 grams
Asus EEE Pad Memo – NA
Galaxy Tab 7 Plus with dimensions as 193.7 x 122.4 x 9.9mm and weighting 345 grams is the best form factor that Samsung can deliver for the second generation tablet by them. Asus as of now hasn’t released anything about the dimension and weight of the MeMo tablet but it’s pretty clear that Asus will look to light weight it and add thin body design to remain in the competitive market.
It hard to judge winner until we know the dimensions of both the tablets
Galaxy Tab 7 Plus – 7 inches PLS LCD screen
Asus EEE Pad Memo – 7 inches IPS LCD screen
While we clear see that we are comparing the two tablets having 7 inches display screen, we go in detail about their specifications when it comes to display screen and the technology used. Both Galaxy Tab 7 Plus and Memo sporting 7 inches screen are feature rich and the talking point of the tablet. Samsung used PLS LCD capacitive touchscreen display with a maximum resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels with 170 ppi pixel density. Memo tablet uses IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display with a better resolution of 1280 x 800 pixel resolution. Memo in comparison has a better pixel density at 216 ppi.
Winner : ASUS Eee Pad Memo 370T
Galaxy Tab 7 Plus – Dual core 1.2 Ghz processor
Asus EEE Pad Memo – Dual core 1.2 Ghz processor
Asus EEE Pad Memo is in talk for its NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor which provides higher performance and it’s the first tablet with quad core processor and with that it clear that it out clashes Galaxy Tab 7 Plus which stands with the best 1.2 Ghz dual core processor using the own Exynos 4210 chipset. Comparatively its said that quad core processor will perform five times better operation than dual core processor.
Winner : Asus EEE Pad Memo
Galaxy Tab 7 Plus – Android 3.2 Honeycomb
Asus EEE Pad Memo – Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Previously when it was Honeycomb Android 3.x was the latest Android version, it was clear that all high end tablets are with Honeycomb OS pre-installed. But ever since Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has debut in November 2011, there is need to check the OS version in the tablet. Operating system composition is the area now you should watch out when you are buying the tablet. It doesn’t matter the most if the specifications is high-end as there is no doubt that hardware is compatible and so the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update will be officially released for tablets.
Coming back to the comparison Galaxy Tab 7 Plus is with Android 3.2 Honeycomb operating system and Asus EEE Pad Memo will debut with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. You would love to have ICS on your tablet. Never to worry if you have Galaxy Tab 7 Plus because the hardware of it is compatible for Android 4.0 and the update will is very near. We will update you with the same when it’s available.
Both wins in the compartment of operating system.
Asus EEE Pad Memo – 5 or maybe 8 mega pixel rear camera, 1.2 mega pixel front
Galaxy Tab 7 Plus – 3.15 mega pixel rear, 2 mega pixel front
Asus for their upcoming tablet EEE Pad Memo, will be the base for the upcoming tablets of their comes with 5 mega pixel camera (or may be 8 mega pixel, not yet confirmed officially by Asus) on the rear side which includes the option of auto focus and provides 1080p HD video recording. If Asus during the launch makes it with 8 mega pixel then it would be a rocking tablet given at that price. It has also got 1.2 mega pixel front facing camera too. Where as coming to Galaxy Tab 7 Plus it has got 3.15 mega pixel camera with auto focus and LED flash with 720p HD video recording and 2 mega pixel front facing camera.
Winner : Asus EEE Pad Memo
Both the tablets will feature Bluetooth, Wi Fi connectivity, USB 2.0 connectivity, microUSB, HDMI, DLNA and Wi-Fi direct. These features are good if present in the tablet and doesn’t nearly make much difference if its absent on its competitor.
It’s clear that Asus is eyeing Kindle Fire and it has set a price of $ 249 which is competitive. On the other hand Galaxy Tab 7 Plus is for a sale at around $ 300 in various countries. Samsung might be thinking to drop the price? Or will it retain the same price?
Winner : Asus EEE Pad MeMo
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus variant is available since fall 2011 and Asus is still to roll out the MeMo tablet in the beginning of the second quarter this year. As of now users will opt for Galaxy Tab but Samsung has to consider providing better specifications in the near future and have a check at its price.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Plus comes with TouchWiz UX user interface which is their own customized design sported on various Samsung smartphones and tablets. Asus Memo tablet will be using Waveshare user interface designed by them for tablets optimization.
Galaxy Tab 7 Plus is powered with Li ion 4000 mAh battery provides a better battery life whereas Asus hasn’t listed any battery specifications on its upcoming tablet.
Asus has finally done what can’t be done by Samsung or any other manufacturers. They have packed quad core processor in a 7 inches tablet with Android 4.0 the latest version in offering and still it has kept the cost for unbelievable $ 249. Certainly it wins competition against Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Plus and it looks like it will be the best value entertainment tablet in the market. If there is really a tablet which might take on Amazon Kindle Fire then its Asus Memo 370T as it has all the qualities of a top tablet. But at the moment, the much talked Asus Memo tablet is yet to come out. Yes, it was announced at CES 2012 by Asus CEO but the comparison is incomplete until the product is available.
It would be interesting to see how will the Asus Memo 370T does in the market because it’s not only the fight of two products buts it’s the fight of stronger marketing platform & brand value of Amazon versus top best specifications packed in a tablet at a reasonable price. The tech guide will certainly choose Asus Memo but Kindle Fire has almost occupied the market share. Will it be hard for Asus to break the competition and be a winner or we will see a fair competition? Nevertheless, Samsung Galaxy Tab has a stronger market presence and I am sure its 7 inches Plus variant will perform well. So it’s not neither the fight of what specifications or results or hardware parts its supplied nor the price tag is considered to an extent, it’s will see various parameters come into play.
Here is one question to you – Which of these tablets will you go with – Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Plus or with Amazon Kindle or with Asus Memo 370T tablet?