Both devices run on similar processors due to being based on the same family of chipsets. There is no winner or loser when it comes to the processor. Samsung Galaxy Tab boasts the 1 GHz ARM Cortex A8 Hummingbird along with the PowerVR SGX 540 graphics processing unit, the same processor used in the smartphone Galaxy S. Similarly, Apple is using the same processor found in its iPhone 4: 1 GHz A4 processor, a single Cortex A8 core coupled with a PowerVR SGX 535 GPU.
Both Apple and Samsung have introduced different models to help suit everyone's memory needs. Apple carries three models while Samsung only offers two. Apple bases its models on memory sizes of 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB. Samsung carries the two lower levels of memory as Apple; however, it currently does not offer the 64 GB. An important note: the Galaxy Tab features an internal flash memory slot that can expand the storage by 16 GB or even 32 GB. Basically, the Galaxy Tab has just as much potential as the iPad and is more than likely to keep at a lower price since the built-in memory proves to be more expensive than microSD card.
What one tablet lacks when it comes to internet experience, the other boasts. Yet, it seems that both have not fully recognized what makes the experience the 'best' for users. Samsung's Galaxy Tab uses Adobe Flash 10.1 which Apple's iPad lacks. It is obvious that most sites run on Flash which helps give the Samsung an accurate display of websites. However, the Adobe Flash slows down the loading speed enough to significantly change the user's experience from good to bad. Apple's focus for the iPad appears to be the speed. It does well in this aspect by clearly displaying a smooth performance and responding quickly to the user's touch. However, not having the Adobe Flash definitely places it at a disadvantage when it comes to accessing most websites.
The battery life that gets a thumbs up is definitely the iPad, which keeps a running time for up to 10 hours. Although the differences in batteries are not clear, the Samsung Galaxy Tab is only capable of running for up to 7 hours. The iPad carries non-removable lithium-polymer battery as the Galaxy Tab contains a 4000 mAh battery.