Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Verge Review

You don't have to sift through the legal filings to get a feel for Samsung and Apple's mobile war — all you have to do is take a look at Samsung's latest entry in the tablet market. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is the company's first Android Honeycomb tablet, and well, it was born in direct response to Apple's iPad 2. No, it actually was. Samsung tossed out the original Galaxy Tab 10.1, which was unveiled in February at Mobile World Congress, after Apple released its thinner iPad 2 a month later....

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Basic Specs

Thickness 0.34 inches
Weight 1.24 pounds
Screen size (diagonal) 10.1 inches
Operating system Android
Launch OS version 3.1
CPU brand Nvidia
CPU family Tegra 2
RAM size 1 GB
Carriers T-Mobile

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Tech Specs

Also Known As...

FCC ID A3LGTP7510

Hardware

Height 10.1 inches
Width 6.9 inches
Thickness 0.34 inches
Weight 1.24 pounds
Color Gray / White
Speakers Stereo

Display

Screen size (diagonal) 10.1 inches
Technology LCD
Resolution (X) 1280 px
Resolution (Y) 800 px
PPI 149
Touchscreen type Capacitive
Multitouch Yes

Software

Operating system Android
Launch OS version 3.1

Processor

CPU brand Nvidia
CPU family Tegra 2
Clock speed 1 GHz
Cores 2

GPU

Brand Nvidia

Memory

RAM size 1 GB

Storage

Internal size 16 GB

Connectivity

Carriers T-Mobile
3G Yes
GSM Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
802.11n frequencies 5GHz, 2.4GHz
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version 2.1 + EDR

Front Camera

Effective pixels 2 megapixels

Rear Camera

Effective pixels 3 megapixels
Flash Single LED
Focus type Autofocus
Video resolution 720p

Ports

Headphone 3.5mm
Data connections Proprietary

Sensors

Sensors Accelerometer

Battery

Capacity 7000 mAh
Removable No

Benchmarks

Quadrant 2040
SunSpider 2374.2 ms
The Verge Battery Test 6 hours 37 minutes

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7.5

Average User Review

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  • Speakers 8
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  • Battery life 9
  • Ecosystem 6
  • Dock 5

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  • 7.0
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    Reviewed by sdesocio (Previously owned)

    I briefly owned this tablet, but returned it for an iPad2. The build quality was good (not the back of an ipad good) but very nice. I even found it easier to hold than the iPad, but the killer was dull ecosystem. Very few tablet apps, and many that worked, actually seemed slower than on my Evo 4g?! If you just don't like Apple, get this or one of the cheap Archos tablets (my first tablet was an archos, and with their new $199 ISC tablet I might get another one.)

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    Reviewed by sooper_verge12 (Currently owns)

    This is the tablet that I actually landed on after owning an iPad, switched to the Xoom, and moved on from the Iconia Tab. Why continue to give Android a chance, after living with iOS for so long? It's because of this device: the Galaxy Tab 10.1. It was developed in direct response to the iPad 2. The original GT10.1 was too fat to compete with the freshly unveiled iPad 2 in dimensions. Samsung went back to the drawing board and redesigned it to what we have today. And let me say, it works!

    It's a hair thinner and lighter than the iPad 2, by virtue of its all plastic but solid construction. The rounded corners and edges of the GT10.1 make it easier to hold for longer periods of time. The 16:10 aspect ratio of these 1280x800 displays makes it easier to use in portrait mode for things like thumb typing with both hands. With Swype pre-installed typing gets better! Placing the speakers on the side, facing out, rather than rear-ward like many other tablets is an advantage of the GT10.1. The GT10.1’s display does not disappoint. Using an IPS-like technology (PLS), you get incredible display performance, in the way of clarity, color and viewing angles. You get the IPS/PLS technology of the iPad, but at a greater resolution. The GT10.1 is also packing a Tegra 2 CPU, though the device feels a little hamstrung by the OS. Even so, the GT10.1 proves to be an above average performer amongst its Tegra 2 peers, in benchmarks

    The one thing that really made the GT10.1 compelling was the addition of the TouchWiz UI. TouchWiz added those extra features that make Android a pleasure to use. The Quick Apps in the system tray add a bit of true multi-tasking to these mobile OSes. For example, if I have my credit card statement open in my browser and I need to make some quick calculations, I can launch the Calculator from the quick apps. TouchWiz also adds an easy way to take screen shots. Also added to the software is MediaHub , giving you a place to buy and rent movies. AllShare enables you to view content (photos, videos, and music) with DLNA-equipped devices. Battery life on the GT10.1 is admirable, going days before charging. I find it to be more comparable to the iPad than any other Android device.

    The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is the Android tablet to own. From every perspective, it offers the kind of user experience and joy of ownership that can only be matched by Apple's own iPad. If you're looking for the iPad feel with the flexibility, customization and efficiency of using Android, you need not look any further than the Galaxy Tab 10.1. With the upgrade to ICS, you will find longevity in your purchase.

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