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Galaxy Note 10.1 vs Galaxy Tab 2 – Samsung’s MWC tablet battle

South Korean tech giant Samsung has had a pretty busy – and pretty impressive – Mobile World Congress this year.

In terms of smartphones, we’ve had the exciting Galaxy Beam. This innovation from the tech giant has a built-in projector capable of projecting a 50-inch image.

But it is tablets where Samsung has really shone at MWC this year, with a number of devices for us to sink our teeth into.

The Galaxy Note 10.1 – Samsung’s tablet upgrade for its most powerful smartphone, the Galaxy Note – and the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 were both unveiled in Barcelona this week.

You may be thinking that launching two tablets of the same size at the same event is a little counter-productive. But each device offers something a little different, so which one should you go for?

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

Whether turning its largest smartphone into a fully-fledged tablet will be a success for Samsung remains to be seen, but at least the Galaxy Note 10.1 offers us something a little different.

The Galaxy Note 10.1 is largely in keeping with most of Samsung’s tablet offerings, but with the addition of a stylus S-Pen – as found in the smaller Galaxy Note.

Not everyone will want to use a stylus with a tablet, but Samsung have boosted quality of the S-Pen for the new Note, making it more comfortable and more accurate.

Under the bonnet you’ll find a 1.4GHz Samsung processor – far higher than the 1GHz that features in the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

At first glance, there’s not a great deal of difference between the Galaxy Tab 2 and the Note. But on closer inspection it’s clear that the Note is the classier of the two.

On the inside we have a 1GHz dual-core processor, a decent 7000mAh battery, and a 3MP rear-facing camera. So as you might have noticed, there isn’t much that’s been updated from the first Galaxy Tab.

So if you’re looking for a decent tablet that offers something a bit different, the Galaxy Note is certainly the way to go. As for the Galaxy Tab 2, you might as well buy the original and save yourself some cash.