Summary: The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 remains one of the better tablets out there. It looks good, and offers great performance. For those looking for an iPad-alternative, the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 comes well recommended.
Summary: Despite that, however, we love the Galaxy Tab 10.1. It's a genuine rival for the Apple iPad 2, proving thinner, lighter and with a screen that's even better. There's still a more impressive choice of applications available for the iPad 2, and devices like the Eee Pad Transformer are more capable overall, but the Tab 10.1 is still more than worth a look.
Conclusion: The Wi-Fi–only Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is the thinnest Honeycomb tablet available, and it's very capable, but its Touchwiz UI means Android updates are in doubt.
Pros: The thinnest tablet currently available. Excellent 10.1-inch HD screen. Honeycomb 3.1 brings improved multitasking, Flash support, and a higher-quality user experience. Comes with earbuds—a rarity for a tablet.
Cons: TouchWiz UI means update delays for future Android versions. App selection is weak. Even with a strong Wi-Fi signal, online video playback sputtered in our tests.
Excerpt: The Good Excellent Android 3.1 experience Solid hardware Extremely fast Internet via LTE Attractive display The Bad Late to get TouchWiz, Android 3.2 Expensive standalone LTE plans Several months ago we took a close look at the Galaxy Tab 10.1, which represents Samsung's answer to the iPad 2. The device offered some of the best features among Android-based tablets, but without any particularly stellar capabilities compared to Apple's alternative.
Pros: Excellent Android 3.1 experience, Solid hardware, Extremely fast Internet via LTE, Attractive display
Cons: Late to get TouchWiz, Android 3.2, Expensive standalone LTE plans
Conclusion: The screen on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is neither Super AMOLED Plus like Samsung’s high-end phones or an IPS display like the ASUS Transformer or the iPad. Yet, it looks pretty amazing. In fact, I liked it more than the ASUS Transformer with colors appearing a lot more vibrant and screen angles as wide as the best tablets.
Excerpt: The Good Appealing aesthetics, thin Fast dual-core processor Bright display Long battery life Price matches iPad 2 Equipped with Android 3.1 The Bad Plastic back does not feel as solid as metal No microSD slot Requires dock adapter for HDMI output, other connections (Note: we've since tested the 3G version . The inclusion of 3G and TouchWiz doesn't revolutionize the overall verdict, but is worth reading if you're considering use on Bell, T-Mobile, or another 3G carrier.
Pros: Appealing aesthetics, thin, Fast dual-core processor, Bright display, Long battery life, Price matches iPad 2, Equipped with Android 3.1
Cons: Plastic back does not feel as solid as metal, No microSD slot, Requires dock adapter for HDMI output, other connections
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (Wi-Fi) review - thin (and light!) is in
10 June 2011
Summary: The Samsung Galaxy tab 10.1, in its current form, was born out of a response to Apple's sleek and thin iPad 2 tablet. The original Galaxy Tab 10.1, which hadn't reached market yet, just couldn't compete, so Samsung went back the drawing board and turned out this beauty of a tablet in record time.
Pros: Solid hardware build, thin wide-screen form factor, good quality cameras and HD video recording, light weight
Cons: few tablet apps, some user interface quirks, no USB mass storage support