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February 16, 2011

LG Optimus Pad vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Of the many number of tablets that has been announced this week, the most likely units that will eventually arrive in the Philippines are the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (SGT P7100) and the LG Optimus Pad.

The Motorola Xoom looks sweet but I doubt it will be officially released in the Philippines while HTC Flyer doesn’t really have enough genetic make-up to really compete with the other tablets.

LG Optimus Pad
Dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 1.0GHz processor
8.9-inch display, multi-touch @ 1280×768 pixels
32GB internal storage
Two 5MP camera
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
HDMI port
Android 3.0 Honeycomb

The dual 5-megapixel camera supports 3D Video recording and 720p HD video recording as well as 1080p video playback.

Samsung Galaxy Tab P7100
1 Ghz Dual Core Tegra 2 CPU
10.1 inch 1280×800 WXGA screen
16GB/32Gb internal storage
8 megapixel camera
record FullHD 1080p video
2 megapixel front-facing camera
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
6850 mAh battery
Android 3.0 Honeycomb

Samsung’s first 7-inch Galaxy Tab was already a hit so a more powerful 10-incher would certainly close the gap between their own Android tablet and Apple’s iPad.

However, considering the first Galaxy Tab was selling for a very expensive Php35k price-point, it’s a little hard to compete with the iPad which starts at just Php23k. Hopefully, Samsung will also offer a cheaper WiFi-only version of their tablet at under Php25k.

Based on previous pricing schemes, we’d expect the Galaxy Tab 10.1 to sell around Php35k or a little bit higher. As for the LG Optimus Pad, my guesstimate is somewhere between Php30 – Php35k.

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42 Responses to “LG Optimus Pad vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1”

  1. dan says:

    bibili ako kahit mahal kc all around man din,mura nga ang ipad pero may full hd video recording ba at front camera ba? for video chatting

  2. Boo says:


    You are definitely sick.. Get some help.. Seriously..

    Between these two, I might still roll with sammy.. I was very impressed with the galaxy s so instead of buying the next gen, I will try its larger sibling.

  3. Night says:


    Youre one crazy piece of shit. Im just stating facts. Hindi naman lahat ng tao sa Pinas techy eh. Most of them hindi tinitignan ang OS. Price pa din talaga ang basis ng pag bili nila. Did I say masyadong mahal para sakin? I said masyadong mahal para sa Philippine market you dipshit. You think I cant afford 35k? Gusto mong mag side by side ng pera sa bank? Baka magulat ka. BTW Im using an android phone not an iphone. Objective lang talaga ako hindi blind homer like you.

  4. cosmic says:

    antayin ko muna ang specs ng ipad2 before deciding.

  5. Jhay says:

    Both manufacturers don’t come anywhere to Apple’s IQ for design, utility, and quality.

  6. Claudia says:

    Nice blog. Thanks so much for the share.

  7. whatif says:

    malapit na daw ma deds si lord steve jobs…. balita bilang na araw nya :)

  8. Commenter says:

    @androidify, apparently the use of Android has dumbed you completely off the chart. You could have sold your brain for a song because it’s barely been used. :p

    Price is only one of the considerations in selecting a tablet. For me, if I can get it at cost, I’d get the Motorola XOOM. But since we’re talking about the Tab 2 and the Optimus Pad, I’ll go for LG’s offering.

  9. Philippine Android News
    Twitter: pinoyandroid

    First generation iPad is only around 23K and newer Honeycomb slate like the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy Tab 8.9 and the Optimus Pad it would take awhile to hit the Philippine Market. I observed this during the first gen galaxy tab and write now galaxy tab is everywhere. We are really behind!

  10. Philippine Android News
    Twitter: pinoyandroid

    apology for the type “write – right”….I’m really sleepy…

  11. Partnerable says:

    With the ipad at 28k, I very much doubt Samsung would price theirs higher. Although Android is getting loads and loads better than iOS, it will never warrant being more expensive than Apple, for crissakes.

  12. Adrian says:

    I’ve heard SAMSUNG will release another tablet on march 22 in florida .. it’s an 8.9″ tablet .. :)Ahmm . When will be the releasing date of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 here in the philippines ?

  13. Pier
    Twitter: peter_betos

    Ang pangit lang kasi sa Windows 7 would be the “closed yet loose” build.

    Sa Android I can easily pinpoint the actual jar and apk files that does what, kaya easy ang customization. Sa Windows phone, mapapasabi ka ng “where the hell did this .dll come from?!” sa sobrang kalat.

  14. Pier
    Twitter: peter_betos

    ^ oops sorry sa wrong article ako nag-post.. :D

  15. Alen010 says:

    Guyz! Actually.. ang 2.4 Android ay Gingerbread pa rin.. Pls. don’t compare this with HTC Flyer dahil 3.0 Honeycomb na to.. while ang flyer ay 2.4 Gingerbread lang..and! the 2.5 is actually Ice Cream Sandwich..

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