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Samsung Galaxy Tab Review

Posted: December 9, 2010
Samsung Galaxy Tab Review
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The Samsung Galaxy Tab is both super thin and light with a 7" touch screen, Android 2.2, dual cameras and Flash support, all for $600. Kevin Pereira and Sara Underwood review what could be the coolest gadget for the holidays.

What You Need To Know

  • The Samsung Galaxy Tab is actually smaller than we thought it would be.
  • It's only 7.5" across and 0.5" thick, which is as thick as the iPad.
  • The Tab is heavier than it looks and weighs a little under a pound (the iPad weighs about 1.5 lbs).
  • The Samsung Galaxy phones have some of the best touch screens int he business, but the tab's touch screen is only okay.
  • The responsiveness of the touch screen is hit or miss: sometimes it works exactly like you want it to, and other times it feels slow. That said, you'll get used to it.
  • There's support for multi-touch and we did like the Android 2.2 experience on the larger 7" touch screen.
  • It has a 1024x600 resolution which is good but we wish it was Super AMOLED like the other Galaxy devices.
  • It's fast when launching games and apps.
  • It will usually beat the iPad or other mobile devices at launching games like Angry Birds.
  • The Tab didn't do so well with the Internet experience.
  • The browser seemed sluggish and is not very responsive to the touch, especially when trying to load Flash sites.
  • It needs to be improved with a software upgrade, because right now it's not even close to the experience of an iPad.
  • The Droid X is actually faster loading up the Attack of the Show website than the Samsung Galaxy Tab!
  • The Tab is compatible with all the Android apps in the marketplace, which is nice.
  • This means they should load pretty quick because they've all been optimized for mobile phones.
  • The catch is that not many aps are optimized for the tablet experience, so there's no HD version that takes advantage of the larger resolution.
  • The quality of both the dual cameras (front and back) isn't bad.
  • The 3 megapixel camera on the back takes relatively good pictures and has a flash.
  • The 1.3 megapixel camera in the front is more than adequate to handle video conferencing.
  • There is expandable storage but you can only get up to 34 GB.
  • The Tab comes with 2 GB of internal memory and comes with a 16 GB micro SD card, but the slot will only support up to 32 GB cards.

Price

  • $600 plus $20 per month for the 1 GB of data and no contract.

Rating

  • Don't buy.
  • The overall user experience needs some work, especially the browser, and the pricing isn't really that competitive.

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  • Aburame

    I highly recommend you guys check out the Notion Ink Adam Tablet when it comes out early next year. It has soooooo much more potential than the iPad or the Galaxy tab. 185 degree rotating camera, running on gingerbread (android 2.3), back-side touch pad, awesome pixel Qi display. All for cheaper than the iPad's lowest costing model.... oh and 16 hour battery charge isnt too bad either now.
    http://www.notionink.com/ind ex.php
    This, shall, destroy!

    Posted: December 11, 2010 5:29 PM
    Aburame
  • Gamelife1

    There won't be any really go Android tablets until next year when Honeycomb comes out. Thats the firmware which Google said would be optimized for tablets and what most of the developers are waiting for before they release they're devices.

    Posted: December 11, 2010 5:10 PM
    Gamelife1
  • ColeKinion

    Im actually really suprised the Samsung Galaxy Tab got that low of a score on Attack of the Show. I expected alot more of it than that. Hopefully they make a better version of it, cuz id like too see better than an iPad. That would be amazing!

    Posted: December 11, 2010 12:51 AM
  • Onikinou

    all reviews should have boobies in the background like that. i get to see the tablet and a nice looking set. :D

    Posted: December 10, 2010 4:29 PM
    Onikinou
  • denshao123

    can gadget pron review a chinese Apad or something similar to it, which cost around $100 to $200? take the best one, or just review a few.. there are many of them... some with resistive screen, some with capacitive screen.. one even boast having the same processor of the galaxy tab.. just a recommendation

    Posted: December 10, 2010 2:54 PM
    denshao123
  • coppersnake

    lol um the ipad doesnt load flash i won one and the ipad is the most over rated gadget around.
    i cant even load my uni lecture notes direct from the uni site because the ipad wont understand anything i would rather it be slightly slower then not run flash at all. also ipad is so restrictive i would suggest nobody to buy an ipad but to save 100s of dollars and just buy the EPAD. cheaper device and will do what everyone wants which is play angry bird (which sucks btw) flight controller ftw abd it will view PDFs etc easily and support flash. plus it has USB plug. what more could you want

    Posted: December 10, 2010 5:37 AM
    coppersnake
  • Ressard

    Damn, I love that guy. (Kevin)

    and I agree.

    Google's HTC tablet will destroy.

    (Motorola's will come close)

    MARK MY WORD, MORTALS!!!

    Posted: December 9, 2010 7:13 PM
  • zacsimillion12

    cuz im a pervert lmao.

    Posted: December 9, 2010 6:44 PM
    zacsimillion12
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