Comparison of IPad 2 and Galaxy Tab Total One Year Cost of Ownership

Galaxy TabTotal One Year Cost of Ownership on 4 US Carriers, and WiFi only models. Plus see: tips for new Android users.

Galaxy Tab Price Comparison Chart

Android
Has 3G
Carrier Plan Req Plan MB Monthly
Purchase
1 Year Cost 2 Year Cost $/MB
Galaxy Tab WiFi 8.9 16GB

Best Buy

N 0 0 $449 $449 $449 0
Galaxy Tab WiFi 7 16GB

amazon

N 0 0 $314 $314 $314 0
Galaxy Tab WiFi 10.1 16GB

amazon

N 0 0 $499 $499 $499 0

Galaxy Tab

Internal: 16GB

T Mobile

Y

200

$25

$250

 $550

 $850

0.125

Galaxy Tab

Internal: 16GB

T Mobile

Y

4000

$40

$199

 $679

 $1,159

0.010

Galaxy Tab

Wifi Only 2 SD:16GB

verizon

N

0

0

$399

 $399

 $399

0

Galaxy Tab

Internal: 2 SD:16GB

verizon

N

3000

$40

$199

 $679

 $1,159

0.013

Galaxy Tab

Internal: 2 SD:16GB

verizonCostco Store

N

1000

$20

$199

 $439

 $679

0.020

Galaxy Tab

10.1 4G LTE

verizon Y 2000 $30        
Galaxy Tab Internal: 2 SD:16GB

Sprint

Y

2000

$30

$199

 $559

 $919

0.015

Galaxy Tab

Internal: 2 SD:16GB

Sprint

Y

5000

$60

$199

 $919

 $1,639

0.012

 Galaxy Tab  Internal: 16GB
At&t N

250

$15

$549

$729

$1009

0.060

 Galaxy Tab  Internal: 16GB At&t N

2000

$25

$549

$849

$1249

0.013

 

Ipad Cost Comparison

Apple
Model Carrier Plan Req Plan MB Monthly
Purchase
1 Year Cost 2 Year Cost $/MB

Ipad2

WiFi - 16 GB

None

N

None

0

$499

 $499

 $499

0.000

Ipad2

WiFi - 16 GB

verizon

N

None

0

$630

 $630

 $630

0.000

Ipad2

WiFi - 16 GB

verizon

N

1000

$20

$630

 $870

 $1,110

0.020

Ipad2

WiFi - 16 GB

verizon

N

3000

$40

$630

 $1,110

 $1,590

0.013

Ipad2

WiFi - 16 GB

verizon

N

5000

$60

$630

 $1,350

 $2,070

0.012

Ipad2

WiFi - 32 GB

verizon

N

3000

$20

$730

 $970

 $1,210

0.007

Ipad2

3G - 16GB

At&t

N

250

$15

$630

 $810

 $990

0.060

Ipad2

3G - 16GB

At&t

N

2000

$25

$630

 $930

 $1,230

0.013

Updated November 2011

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