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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 vs Sony Xperia Tablet Z: Tablet Showdown

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First Posted: May 09, 2013 02:30 PM EDT

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The tablet market is becoming increasingly saturated with offerings from nearly every major consumer electronics manufacturer in the world. Not too long ago, buying a tablet usually meant buying an iPad, but now, with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and Sony Xperia Tablet Z, there's no shortage of alternatives to choose from.

In this tablet showdown, we're putting two of our favorite 10-inchers up against each other in a specs, camera and display showdown.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 vs. Sony Xperia Tablet Z: Specs

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 runs on a quad-core, 1,400 MHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor. It has 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage that can be upgraded to 32GB via an SD card.

The Sony Xperia Tablet Z has a slightly faster processor — a Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core that clocks in at 1,500 MHz. It has the same RAM and internal storage allotment as the Galaxy Note 10.1, but can be expanded to 64GB via an SD card.

Both tablets run Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, with the Galaxy Note 10.1 running the Samsung TouchWiz skin on top.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 vs. Sony Xperia Tablet Z: Camera

The Sony Xperia Tablet Z is the clear winner here. It boasts an 8.1-megapixel camera with a plethora of features, including image stabilization, smile detection, panorama shots and effects.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 has a more modest 5 megapixels and doesn't have the more high-end photo editing capabilities that the Xperia Tablet Z comes preloaded with.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 vs Sony Xperia Tablet Z: Display

Both the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and Sony Xperia Tablet Z are 10.1 inches, but not every 10-inch tablet is created equal. The resolution on the Galaxy Note is 1,280 x 800 pixels with a 149 ppi. The Xperia Tablet Z produces 224 ppi and has a resolution of 1,920 x 1,200.

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