Torn between iPad 2 and Samsung Galaxy Tab

Which of the following is best (in your opinion)?

  1. Apple iPad 1

    0 vote(s)
  2. Asus Eee Pad Transformer

    0 vote(s)
  3. Motorola Xoom

    0 vote(s)
  4. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

    2 vote(s)

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  1. gctrade

    gctrade Member

    I can't decide whether to get the iPad 2 or the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. They are both $250, but the iPad is 32GB and the Samsung is 16GB. However the iPad is used and doesn't look all that good in the photo. Which one should I get? :confused:

    EDIT: Just to clarify- it doesn't look very bad; it just doesn't look new, and the photo quality wasn't very good either. Perhaps my wording was misleading.

  2. mikedt

    mikedt 你好 Guide

    Well if it's a choice between a new Samsung and a used iPad, that's apparently in poor condition. I'd say go for the Galaxy Tab 10.
  3. tube517

    tube517 Well-Known Member Contributor

  4. djedgarftw

    djedgarftw Well-Known Member

    Galaxy Tab. I would perfer it over my ipad any day
  5. HotRoderX

    HotRoderX Well-Known Member

    Galaxy Tab think about this android offers way more free apps then apple does.
  6. Bob Maxey

    Bob Maxey Well-Known Member

    Perhaps not; I would have to check.

    Anyway, I think it is foolish to make a decision based upon the number of free apps. Free does not necessarily mean good any more than paid means good. Apple has vast numbers of free applications as does Android. My favorite applications are free.

    Tablet support as far as apps go is, as I recall, still a problem. Not many truly great tablet apps on the Android side, but things are getting better. One thing about Apple, the iPad apps tend to be very well done.

    Decide what features you need, your budget and if you are considering a used iPad, try Craigs List or another classified site in your area.

    If the device looks bad, it might be bad. Decide how much money you can afford to lose. CAREFULLY inspect the device before you hand over the cash.
  7. gctrade

    gctrade Member

    Just to clarify- it doesn't look very bad; it just doesn't look new, and the photo quality wasn't very good either. Perhaps my wording was misleading.
    Also, I found this tablet on Craigslist.
  8. Bob Maxey

    Bob Maxey Well-Known Member

    Look for separation between the glass, LCD and case. Look for dents and chipped glass. Look for any indication the device was perhaps taken apart.

    Check the buttons, especially the center button at the bottom. Make sure it works. Try the volume controls and try turning the iPad off then back on. Watch for issues with the OS loading.

    Check the connector. If the connector has a problem, you have a costly problem.

    Try a sync. Does iTunes launch when the cable is connected?

    I would ignore cosmetic issues, even a tiny chip where the glass meets the metal case might not bother me because it is glass, after all. Dents would bother me.

    Check the headphone jack for issues, too.

    Visit this site and check its repair history and to get other information:

    I would also ask the seller for the serial number before the sale and (try to) confirm it is not stolen. Apple does not track such things, but your local PD might.

    Finally, get a receipt and make sure the serial number is written down.
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  9. gctrade

    gctrade Member

    Thanks for all your insightful, helpful posts. I trust your judgement and will go with the Samsung Galaxy Tab as it wins an overwhelming majority. :)
  10. Steve Adams

    Steve Adams Well-Known Member

    Samsung is just better. Not being tied to the apple teet is the best part.

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