Reviews and Problems with Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-P1000 / GT-P1010
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 16GB Review: In Depth
5 December 2013
Conclusion: The Samsung Galaxy Tab doesn’t offer a refined a user experience as the iPad and feels a bit unfinished. But then again it does a lot of things that the iPad doesn’t, such as take pictures and support Flash in the browser. As a portable email and web surfing device it works fine although you probably won’t want to use it as a phone; its below-average call quality and size make it impractical for this purpose.
Conclusion: The Samsung Galaxy Tab is a nice companion piece for browsing and portable entertainment. It doesn't replace your phone, laptop or TV, but it does encroach on features from each and can serve as virtually any in a pinch. At best it probably enhances the experiences with all of those devices, by providing another independent screen and web browser while your primary screen is occupied.
Pros: Sleek design, Two cameras, Flash compatibility, WiFi hotspot, Sleek design, Two cameras, Flash compatibility, WiFi hotspot
Cons: Android OS not entirely tablet ready, Shorter than expected battery life, Yet another monthly fee (3G version)
Conclusion: With solid, well-designed hardware, the Samsung Galaxy Tab for Sprint is the first viable Android-based competitor to the Apple iPad. But so far, it doesn't have apps that will compel you to buy one.
Pros: Fast. Well built with a slick design. Runs almost all Android apps. Supports Adobe Flash 10.1.
Cons: Not enough tablet-centric software. Reflective screen. Slick back.
Conclusion: The Samsung Galaxy Tab is one sexy gadget. To play with it is to want it. That said, it's not cheap, and the Sprint and T-Mobile versions add yet another contract to your life. Is the Tab worth it? If you want the best Android tablet on the market, then it is. The display is excellent, speed is very good and 3G anywhere means the Tab can be your road warrior go-to gadget for the web, email, social networking and light MS Office work (the on-screen keyboard is quite good...
Pros: Very portable, high quality Android 2.2 tablet with 3G data.
Cons: Expensive, especially without a contract. And who wants yet another phone contract?
Summary: T-Mobile doesn't do much with software or packaging to make its Galaxy Tab stand out from Verizon and Sprint's offerings. However, the carrier's data plans clearly favor users with either a huge appetite for mobile broadband or a desire for a few short trips with data on the prepaid plan.
Pros: Bright high-res screen, Free text messaging, Good selection of bundled apps, More portable than iPad, No charge for mobile hotspot feature
Cons: Limited data plan options, Slower connection speeds than Verizon
Summary: Not long ago I review the Augen Gentouch78 Android tablet and it wasn’t bad for what it was, but it had several flaws. Today for review I’ve got what has to be the best Android tablet on the market today, the Samsung Galaxy Tab. The one I have is the Verizon version so it works on their network an includes a lot of Verizon apps on it as one might expect.
Pros: Small, portable and well made, Easy to use, Good sound, Fast and responsive mostly, Great looking screen
Cons: Slight lag at many times, Proprietary connection, Didn’t get the rated battery life, Some apps don’t scale correctly, High price, Front camera not the greatest
Conclusion: Price will be an important consideration and, quite frankly, the Tab is too expensive. Samsung sets the price at $649 for the version with the 16GB card preinstalled (although each carrier is setting their own prices) – and that’s too high. You’re essentially paying for its portability rather than its functionality. Bottom line: If you already own a smartphone with a screen 3.5 inches or larger, especially a Galaxy smartphone, the Galaxy Tab is redundant.
Pros: Fits in an inside jacket pocket, 7-inch screen has perfect aspect ratio for widescreen movies, Android 2.2 Froyo OS, Long battery life, Snappy Web browsing
Cons: Poor 3.2 MP camera with no zoom, HD video recording, Little Android optimization for larger screen, No Wi-Fi-only versions available, Screen washes out at off angles, Proprietary dock connector instead of microUSB, Overpriced