Dell Streak vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab: Tablet showdown

Which of the newest iPad challengers -- the Dell Streak or the Samsung Galaxy Tab -- is the better tablet?

The Dell Streak and the Samsung Galaxy Tab are two of the first tablet devices launched in Australia that are set to compete directly with Apple's iPad. Both of these Android tablets are smaller than the iPad, sitting somewhere between a largish touchscreen phone like the popular HTC Desire and the iPad tablet.

Read our comprehensive Dell Streak review.

Read our comprehensive Samsung Galaxy Tab review.

Check out our Dell Streak vs iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab vs iPad tablet showdowns.

Despite inevitable comparisons to the iPad, both the Dell Streak and the Samsung Galaxy Tab have key differences with Apple's tablet. In addition to much smaller footprints — the Dell Streak has a 5in screen while the Samsung Galaxy Tab has a 7in display — both of these Android tablets are also capable of making phone calls, even if this is not the primary function of either device.

With this in mind, how does the Dell Streak stack up against the Samsung Galaxy Tab?

Feature Samsung Galaxy S Dell Streak
Operating system (OS) Google Android 2.2 Google Android 1.6 (upgradeable to 2.2)
Display technology Capacitive TFT Capacitive TFT
Display resolution 1024x600 pixels 480x800 pixels
Multitouch Yes Yes
Camera Rear: 3.2-megapixels, LED flash, autofocus, geotagging, face and smile detection. Front: 1.3-megapixels 5 megapixels, dual LED flash, autofocus, geotagging, face and smile detection
FM radio No No
GPS Yes Yes
Internal memory 16GB 16GB
Expandable memory microSD card slot microSD card slot
Dimensions 190.09 x 120.45 x 11.98mm 152.9 x 79.1 x 10 mm
Weight 380g 220g
Application store Google Android Market Google Android Market
Processor Samsung Cortex A8 (1GHz) Qualcomm Snapdragon (1GHz)
3G networks HSDPA 900/2100 (Optus/Vodafone models), HSDPA 850/2100 (Telstra model) HSDPA 900/2100
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP 2.0 with A2DP
Quoted talk time Up to 1000min Up to 600min
Quoted standby time Up to 1500 hours Up to 400 hours
Adobe Flash support Yes No (Yes after 2.2 upgrade)

Dell Streak vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab

With a 5in display, the Dell Streak is more pocketable and easier to carry around than the Samsung Galaxy Tab.

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