Reviews and Problems with Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-P1000 / GT-P1010
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Battery performance 8
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is the thinnest tablet yet and doesn't sacrifice battery life for the trim dimensions. Should the iPad be scared?
15 June 2011
Summary: Samsung may not always make moves we understand, but its decision to go back and revise its first Honeycomb tablet after the iPad was announced was a very very smart one. The Tab 10.1 is now the thinnest tablet on the market and yet doesn't sacrifice battery life or performance for its trim dimensions. Does that mean it's better than the iPad 2? In some respects, yes.
Pros: Incredibly thin and light design, Bright display, Improved software keyboard, Very clean build of Android 3.1
Cons: No mini-USB or microSD card slot, Honeycomb app selection still trails iOS, Camera quality isn't great
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.
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. The Tab is essentially a large, Galaxy-class cellphone without the cellphone. This is not necessarily a bad thing, especially if you don’t already own a smartphone with a 3.5-inch screen or larger.
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