Who is this Samsung Galaxy Tab Review for?
Anyone considering the Samsung Galaxy 10.1″ Tablet or not sure whether to go with iPad or this (or any other Android tablet).If you’re very confused by all the entries to the Android Tablet category lately, I’m going to try and help. First things first, if you’re definitely going with an Android tablet, FORGET ALL THE OTHERS, this is the ONE (see why below). That is, unless price is a big concern for you, in which case you probably really should not buy a Tablet to begin with, but if you still want one, go with the Asus Transformer.
In time this Samsung Galaxy Tab will be better than iPad2. It’s a beautiful device. Don’t listen to those saying there is some discernible difference in the hardware quality or the “wow” factor between this and ipad2. There really is not. Except for one thing– you really can feel the small weight difference. Galaxy 10.1 is slightly lighter than iPad 2, and if you pick up one right after the other, you will notice the difference. Don’t get me wrong, both are absurdly light, but I love how light and portable the Galaxy is. Don’t even THINK of getting another Android Tablet on the market as of this writing.
This is light years ahead of them all even though there is no SD slot. It’s much lighter than the Xoom (and all the others out now), almost to the point that I would put it in a different class of product. It’s kind of like carrying around clipboard (of very sturdy quality). No strain. Whereas carrying around the other Android Tabs is kind of like carrying around a light textbook. If the difference doesn’t matter to you… then don’t pay the price difference for this Samsung Galaxy Tab. Just get an Asus Transformer.
The ability to have customizable widgets and apps (like weather on your home screen), to me, makes this device, and Android in general, more powerful than iPad. And, if you already have an Android phone, you really should stick with the Android Tabs, which will allow a much better integration for you. For one thing, you can tether some Android phones VERY easily to the tablet. If you have an iPhone, I’d stick to ipad and their cloud, which will really protect everything on all your devices.
Hopefully this advice will help you folks who have one phone or the other and are on the fence over whether to buy iPad or this Samsung Galaxy Tablet (or any other Android Tablet). The screen on this Tablet is just gorgeous. Response, over all is good but not as fluid as Ipad. For most functions (except for one VERY important one, described below) you will not notice a difference. I promise you. I saw a review on here which is, ahem, ranked higher than mine –ugh– saying that ithe Phone’s “cachet” is something to be considered.
I saw a previous review saying that the keyboard responded slowly. After using it I can confirm that there really IS a delay between typing and text appearing on screen using SOME features like the browser. WHY? Is it honeycomb? Something that will be resolved with an update? Or is the hardware faulty and just that slow? I really hope it’s the former, but I have no idea and I’m not going to buy one until I find out.
WiFi Galaxy Tab 10.1-Inch (16 GB) at a Glance:
* 10.1-inch HD widescreen display offers high resolution
* 1.25 pounds and 0.34 inches thick for maximum portability
* Adobe Flash compatible for unrestricted web browsing
* Android 3.1 OS with open access to over 200,000 apps for full customization
* Dual-core processor and 1 GB of RAM provide power and speed
* 3-megapixel camera and camcorder; front-facing video chat camera
* Compatible with a wide spectrum of Google services, media, and document files
* Limited one-year warranty
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4.0 out of 5 stars – A slightly better tablet than an iPad 2, but with a few drawbacks, June 17, 2011 By M. Patel
Although I bought this for my wife as a birthday present during pre-release sales in NYC, I’ve since used it far more extensively than her so I’ve purchased a second Tab 10.1 from Amazon for myself. As a background, I also have a good amount of experience using a Motorola Xoom (none with the other Android tablets though) and an iPad 2… Read Original Review
The MSI WindPad 110W features the exclusive Smart Tracker, which allows you to grip it with two hands as you operate the tablet via the Smart Tracker. Your hands and wrists don’t feel discomfort no matter how long you use it. A touch of one button stops screen rotating to make reading e-books, playing games, web browsing, or using office applications more enjoyable.
MSI WindPad 110W Tablet provides hotkey buttons for frequently used functions for easier operation. In addition, the user friendly SAS hotkey performs the traditional role of the “Ctrl+Alt+Del” combination to open the Windows Security Window. Now, one touch of the SAS hotkey lets you manage and change settings on the WindPad 110W with ease.
Files can be encrypted for twice the security. This means that you can require a password to open a file and then require that it can only be opened in coordination with the TPM chip. Even if a hacker obtains your file, therefore, they can’t actually get at the data without the TPM chip, effectively stopping data loss due to hackers and Trojan horses.
MSI WindPad 110W Product Features:
* AMD Z-Series APU Processors
* Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium
* 10″ 1280×800 wide-view, multi-point touch screen with IPS
* Exclusive smart racker for smooth operation
* TPM embedded security chip and MSI’s EasyFace biometric software to provide complete protection for peace of mind
* Exclusive Smart Media Link easily to connect with other devices for performing such actions as sharing information and transferring videos/documents
* Exclusive O-Easy interface for easier management and use of frequently used functions and software
* SRS TruMedia offers enhanced acoustic experience
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5.0 out of 5 stars – Awesome Tablet, Very nice machine, August 16, 2011 By A regular father
This is my 1st windows based tablet (I own an ipad2 as well). Seriously, I like it. This tablet has the best possible spec / solution in the market… Read Original Review
The Motorola XOOM boasts a dual core processor with each core running at 1 GHz, 10.1-inch widescreen HD display, and ultra-fast Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking. Winner of the Best of Show award at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the MOTOROLA XOOM also offers support for Adobe Flash Player–enabling you to view the web without compromise.
MOTOROLA XOOM runs Google’s Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system, which offers a multi-touch, holographic user interface that improves on Android favorites such as widgets, multi-tasking, browsing, notifications and customization. It also offers the latest Google Mobile innovations, including Google Maps 5.0 with 3D interaction, access to over 3 million Google eBooks and Google Talk with video and voice chat.
Been very satisfied with its performance and ease of use. Highly recommended for deployments. Like it better than ipad2 for sure.
MOTOROLA XOOM Pros:
great screen (responsive, strong, shiny shiny)
great OS (honeycomb 3.2)
good HW, feels complete, sturdy
speakers boost a nice clear crisp sound, too bad they are in the back, but can’t really put them on the front in a tablet I suppose
you can transfer files on it any way you like, my fav was ftp app I got from Android store, never need a data cable anymore
you transfer an HD movie on it, and just watch, great for movies or TV on commute
I thouhgt iPads bezel was too large,turns out small bezel makes it had to hold
no usb charging, u gotto carry the charger with you on trips.
MOTOROLA XOOM Product Features:
* Next-generation tablet with 10.1-inch HD display, Android 3.0 platform (now upgradeable to Android 3.2), and ultra-fast Wireless-N Wi-Fi connectivity
* Powered by NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core mobile processor; support for Adobe Flash for viewing web sites, movies, games, and more
* Front-facing 2-megapixel camera and microphone for video chats; rear 5-megapixel camera with LED flash for high-res stills and HD 720p video
* 32 GB internal memory; HDMI output; microSD expansion (with software upgrade)
* Up to 10 hours of video playback/Wi-Fi web browsing
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4.0 out of 5 stars – The Xoom is a lot like chess, let me explain…, April 1, 2011 By Jordan G. Roselle (Laramie, WY USA)
When I first got the Xoom about a week ago I turned it on and I really wasn’t blown away. I use lots of devices, and my first impression of the Xoom just wasn’t stellar. However, I could see the potential, and so I kept using it, I got some apps, I started to learn the interface and the depth of the features… Read Original Review
Making the most of your time is essential, so let the T-Mobile G-Slate 4G with Google be your constant companion. It lets you seamlessly interact with your life at home and on the go. The large 8.9″ HD screen with multi-touch capability not only handles multiple open apps but also allows you to videoconference, watch HD movies, play games, and more. Plus, the innovative 3D video camera captures real-life moments. And you’ll always be connected on the grid at blazing-fast speeds up to 4G.
The G-Slate 4G weighs 22.9 ounces and measures 9.56 x 5.88 x 0.49 inches. Its 6400 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 300 minutes of talk time, and up to 280 hours (11+ days) of standby time. It runs on the 850/1800/1900 MHz and 900/1700/2100 MHz GSM (Tri-Band/Tri-Mode) frequencies and transmits data using HSPA+.
T-Mobile G-Slate 4G Product Features:
* Google integration with preloaded Andriod Apps
* Android 3.0 operating system (Honeycomb)
* 5.0 MP rear-facing camera with LED flash and stereoscopic 3D recording
* Full HTML web browser with Flash 10.1 support
* What’s in the Box: LG G-Slate tablet, standard battery, charger, USB cable with gender adapter, 3D glasses, quick start guide, user manual
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4.0 out of 5 stars – One Great Tablet…with a Couple of Issues, April 20, 2011 By Ross Voorhees (Wichita, KS)
LG has put together quite a nice little 8.9 inch tablet to compete with the slew of 10.1 inch tablets now coming out in droves. Like its brethren, it’s running Honeycomb, but thankfully without any type of branded layer… this is pure vanilla Android here, thank you very much. But can the G-Slate stand on its merits and rise to be considered the cream of the crop? Let’s dive in… Read Original Review
The advanced Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1 keeps you connected to music, movies and apps, on the go. It’s the web as you’ve never seen it before; the 10.1″ IdeaPad Tablet K1 with Android 3.0 is optimized for the web like no other tablet. The K1 comes with full support for the latest Flash content and complete Digital Rights Management (DRM) so you can legally download & store movies in every available format.
Plus, Lenovo K1 Ideapad instantly syncs your photos, music and videos with a dedicated online storage space, so you can easily share across multiple devices, or with the wider world through integration with popular social networking sites. And with access to the Lenovo App Shop and the Android Market, thousands of useful apps and games are just a click away.
One of the first Android tablets with full support of Flash so you can enjoy your favorite online videos and websites or buy and rent your movies and TV shows with Digital Rights Management (DRM). With a true 10.1″ (1280×800) HD display you can enjoy your HD movies and videos to their fullest. And with the HDMI connection, you can view them on your other HD displays in full 1080p.
Lenovo K1 Ideapad Product Features:
* NVIDIA Tegra 2.0 T20 1GHz processor
* 10.1″ high-definition (1280*800), 16:10 widescreen, 10-point capacitive multi-touch, 300 nit
* Multi-function connector, Micro SD card reader, Micro HDMI out, SIM card port, 3.5mm stereo headphone output, built-in digital microphone
* Hardware Digital Rights Management (DRM) allows you to legally download & store movies on your tablet; and watch them later, anywhere, anytime.
* Social Touch allows you to manage all your social networking engagements on sites like Face book and Twitter on a single, easy-to-use interface.
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4.0 out of 5 stars – Review For K1 Ideapad, July 25, 2011 By dalyew
Initially posted this review under the white K1 Amazon listed before but this is the unit that the review covered. Let me first say, I’m doing this review to help those people, like I was, who have been sitting on the fence waiting for a good option apart from the Ipad 2, so I apologize for the lengthy review… Read Original Review
The eLocity A7 7-Inch Internet Tablet for Android 2.2, powered by NVIDIA Tegra 2 with Capacitive Touch Screen, 1080p Viewing and 3-Axis Accelerometer for 3D Gaming. This revolutionary new Internet Tablet from eLocity combines the power of a lightning-quick PC with the functionality and mobility of a smartphone to create the ultimate technology companion. More powerful than any smartphone and faster than the iPad, this sleek unit is has the fastest mobile CPU available today – NVIDIA’s Tegra 2, Dual ARM 9 CPU (1GHz clock speed) with 8 separate processors that can run independently or together for maximum performance.
Remember how frustrating it was when you had to unplug a device when you had to connect another? Imagine now what a mix of USB 2.0, HDMI, Micro SD Card ports can do for you. Use the pre-installed e-Reader application to download e-books that are easy to read in a vertical format with the eLocity A7’s high contrast display. It also has a QWERTY virtual keyboard.
Watch HD films in the palm of your hand or use the HDMI output to send HD media to a big screen TV in true 1080p high definition. The eLocity A7 isn’t just a portable media player, it’s a high definition media server! A tablet for all reasons!
eLocity A7 Product Features:
* 7-inch touchscreen tablet with Android 2.2 operating system
* 512 MB DDR2 RAM; NVIDIA Tegra II T‐20, 1GHz, 1MB L2 Cache
* 4GB high speed internal Flash memory; 1.3MP camera
* 802.11b/g wireless; Bluetooth; 1080p HDMI output; USB 2.0 port;
* 8.2 x 4.8 x 0.5; 1.02 lbs; 12-month warranty
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4.0 out of 5 stars – Great for what it is, December 15, 2010 By Jason Morse (MA, USA)
First off, I’ll apologize for writing a review after owning this tablet for only one night. I hate these kinds of reviews but I felt this needed at least one review from a real customer. In my few hours with it last night, I downloaded and installed several apps on it from GetJar, including Facebook and Kindle… Read Original Review
The Dell Streak 7 4G runs the latest Android operating system–OS 2.2 (aka, Froyo)–which provides a faster overall Android experience as well as greater multitasking capabilities. You’ll be able to receive notifications, listen to music, and even record GPS data without keeping the application open. And it features a plethora of new enhancements, including an improved QWERTY keyboard, full push corporate e-mail, and Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for access to the full Web.
Dell Streak 7 4G Android Tablet provides easy access to both personal and corporate e-mail, calendars, and contacts supported by Exchange Server and Gmail. And through Android Market, you’ll get access to thousands of useful applications, widgets, and fun games to download and install on your phone, with many more apps being added every day.
Dell Streak 7 4G Android Tablet also features Dell’s innovative Stage user interface, which provides a seamless and unified experience for accessing all your favorite content. Later this year, Dell will add syncing to Stage so you can keep your photos, contacts, calendars, and other personal content synchronized across your Dell Stage-equipped devices–from tablets to PCs–connected through your home network.
Dell Streak 7 4G Product Features:
* Android 2.2-powered mobile tablet with 7-inch multi-touch display loaded with entertainment and multimedia apps
* Enabled for T-Mobile’s ultra-fast 4G network; Pay as You Go with prepaid and monthly data plans
* Rear 5-MP camera for photos and video; front-facing 1.3-MP camera for video chats via Qik service
* Ultra-fast Wireless-N Wi-Fi (with Wi-Fi sharing); Bluetooth connectivity
* 16 GB memory; microSD memory expansion; multi-format media player
* Up to 4 hours of video playback, up to 72 hours (3 days) of standby time
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5.0 out of 5 stars – Dell Streak 7 !!!, February 13, 2011 By A.W. (U.S.)
I bought this tablet after playing with it in a T-mobile store..i also tried the Samsung Galaxy Tab too while i was there.This thing blows the Tab out the water as far as performance goes..but the Tab has better graphics due to it’s 1024 by 600 display.But for me it was no brainer to get the Streak.I was going to get the Motorola Xoom but it’s priced way too high & seeing as my Streak 7 pretty much has nearly the same specs as the Xoom i just can’t see wasting nearly $900 for the Xoom… Read Original Review