Reviewed by CroakVan (Currently owns)
The 1.5GHz Snapdragon SoC in this chip makes a significant performance difference compared to the 1GHz Tegra 2 powered versions of the Tab 10.1 and 8.9. While not at Exynos levels, it's still a very strong chipset.
This unit also supports just about any HSPA frequency on the planet..it works on T-Mobile DC HSPA+, Telus DC HSPA+, AT&T LTE, Bell/Telus/Rogers LTE, etc. The radio flexibility is why Samsung went with Qualcomm, and it wasn't a bad choice.
For the modders, there is a root for the device already, and an overclock kernel that's stable up to 1.94GHz, and unlock codes are available if you want to use it on a different network.
This is well worth picking up if you're looking for a "just right" sized tablet, and well worth trolling your local Craigslist for instead of buying the slower WiFi-only unit.
- Design 9
- Display 9
- Camera(s) 7
- Speakers 8
- Performance 9
- Software 8
- Battery life 9
- Ecosystem 8
- Dock 6