Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

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Much bigger screen 10.1" vs 6" Around 70% bigger screen
Can display full color Yes (LCD) vs No (E-Ink) Somewhat common; view images, read comics, and web-browse in full color
Can run Android apps Yes vs No About half of E-Readers support
Directly download library e-books to device Yes vs No Somewhat common; offers quick access to browsing public library titles available for e-readers
No black flash when turning pages No (LCD) vs Yes (E-Ink) Somewhat common; provides less obtrusive page turns
Significantly faster web browser 2,150ms vs 4,500ms 2.1x faster web browser
Automatically adjusts screen orientation Yes vs No Somewhat common; auto-adjusts between portrait & landscape based on orientation
Slightly higher resolution screen 1280 x 800 vs 1024 x 768 More than 30% higher resolution screen
Front view of Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

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Much lighter weight 221 g vs 590 g 2.7x lighter weight
Is readable in direct sunlight Yes (E-Ink) vs No (LCD) Somewhat common; text doesn't look washed out in direct daylight
Thinner 9 mm vs 9.7 mm More than 5% thinner ; easily slides into bags

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  vs
Kindle Paperwhite 
Screen resolution 1280 x 800 1024 x 768
Screen size 10.1" 6"
Pixel density 149 ppi 213 ppi
Built-in light LED backlight Paperwhite
Screen type LCD E-Ink
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Flashes screen black during page turns No Yes

form factor

Size 175.3 x 256.5 x 9.7 mm 116 x 170 x 9 mm
Weight 590 g 221 g
Interface touchscreen touchscreen
Headphone jack Yes No

connectivity

Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  vs
Kindle Paperwhite 
Input/Output port micro-USB micro-USB
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth connectivity Yes No

features

Directly download library e-books to device Yes No
Web browser Yes Yes
Stereo speakers Yes No
Landscape mode Yes Yes
Accelerometer Yes No
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
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