Sep 15 AT 12:49 PM Edgar Cervantes 15 Comments

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 vs. Sony S Tablet

Sony Vs Samsung

The tablet wars continue, and there are two major devices just around the corner. In fact, you can go ahead and pre-order them at Best Buy right now. These tablets are the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and the Sony Tablet S, both with Tegra 2 processors and Android 3.x Honeycomb.

Out of these two, though, which one is the one to buy? Both have their good and bad sides, but it all depends on your needs. Those who think that a 10-inch tablet is too big will like the 8.9-inch screen on the Galaxy Tab. Samsung also happens to make some of the thinnest tablets out there, besting even the iPad 2 (famous for its slim body).

The Sony Tablet S is actually not that big either, with a screen measuring 9.4-inches diagonally. This tablet is definitely thicker, though. Much thicker. This is partly due to Sony’s design; the device is made to look and feel like a folded back magazine/paperback. You may also like the idea of a PlayStation Certified device, as well as all that Sony compatibility (DLNA, remote control for Sony TVs, etc.).

Let’s take a closer look.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9

  • Android 3.1 Honeycomb
  • 1 GHz Tegra 2 dual-core processor
  • 8.9-inch WXGA TFT display (1280 x 800)
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • Internal storage: 16/32 GB
  • 3 MP rear-facing camera / 2 MP front-facing camera

Sony Tablet S Specifications

  • Android 3.2 Honeycomb
  • 1 GHz Tegra 2 dual-core processor
  • 9.4-inch display with TruBlack technology (1280 x 800)
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • Internal storage: 16/32 GB
  • 5 MP rear-facing camera / 0.3 MP front-facing camera

Even though it took these guys a bit of time to come out (and some people might be over them already), they are good products for those who still want a Tegra 2 Dual-core tablet with Honeycomb. Another important factor to note is that the 32 GB Sony Tablet S is already available from Best Buy, so there’s no need to pre-order it. If you’re in a rush and are stuck between one of the two, the Tablet S might be the way to go.

As you can see, the specs–and prices–are quite similar. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 does happen to be a bit cheaper at $469.99 for the 16 GB version and $569.99 for 32 GB . The Sony Tablet S costs 30 dollars more, going for $499.99 and $599.99 for equivalent amounts of internal storage.

As always, we’d like to know how our readers see these products. What do you guys think? Are you going to pre-order the Galaxy Tab 8.9 or the 16 GB Sony S Tablet? Maybe you’re planning to pick up the 32 GB Sony S Tablet? Will you wait until you can check them both out for yourself? Are you waiting for another tablet? Maybe some quad-core action?

Via: Phandroid

Source: Best Buy

Hello, I am Edgar Cervantes. I am an avid Android fan, and keeping myself updated on the topic is part of my daily life. I will always work hard to give the best of me to our community of Android enthusiasts, and I am very honored to be part of this ship. Hopefully we can all enjoy sharing our knowledge and opinions!

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