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.
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.
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.
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.
Excerpt: Remember how cynics called the iPad an oversized iPod Touch? We all know now what a ridiculous assertion that was. But the comparison is more apt for the Samsung Galaxy Tab, the second consumer tablet PC to become available from all four national carriers.
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
Excerpt: iPhone:iPad :: Galaxy S:Galaxy Tab That simple analogy is all you really need to know about the highly anticipated Galaxy Tab and what it can do. With the first legitimate competitor to iPad for the consumer-focused tablet-computer market, Samsung continues to take its cues from Apple — just as it’s...
Pros: Smaller form factor offers much better portability. Bright, high-resolution screen. Runs Flash? Oh, yeah.
Cons: Some stability concerns. Proprietary connector and cable (looks like an iPod port, but ain’t). Battery is nonreplaceable.
Conclusion: Samsung's very first tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab, is surely a device with its own philosophy. It is very compact and easy to carry around, and due to a healthy-sized 7" display, it is a great offering for casual users.
Pros: Compact size, High resolution screen, Lots of connectivity options, 3.2MP main camera and a secondary one for video chat, Flash Player 10.1 support
Cons: Predominantly plastic construction, The loudspeaker could sound better, Lagging browser, especially when there's Flash content, Not enough quality apps available