Expert Review of Samsung Galaxy P7500 Tablet
Samsung Galaxy Tab 750 is an Android based tablet by the South Korean giant manufacturer, Samsung, that carries a slim and light body as compared to its contemporary rivals. It is packed with a powerful performance and offers not only Wi-Fi but 3G connectivity, so you can get online at home or away. Its users will get unmatched mobility thanks to the amazingly thin and light body. Prior to this tablet, Apple iPad 2 was dominating the market with its slimmest design but breaking the path, Samsung appeared with a more slim and light device than Apple iPad 2. Though in terms of platform, Samsung Galaxy Tab 750 weighs less when compared to Apple's iOS but all these drawbacks lie with Google's Android operating system and not with Samsung. The company has made this tablet the best product so far with a very admirable size of 256.7mm x 175.3mm x 8.6mm that makes this device portable as well as the users can easily carry it away with them. The company has shed the load of users by making it very light with a minimal weight of 565 grams only. Samsung Galaxy Tab 750 gives its users a better experience for work and play. it provides a sharper than ever HD quality screen, better web browsing with flash as compared to its earlier siblings, better multitasking, and even better speed with HSPA+ that is missing in all the other rivals of this tablet. Galaxy Tab 750 offers more possibilities on the go. This device is the superb piece of industrial design and so far, the best credible alternative to Apple iPad. What makes this tablet noticeable in the market is not its platform or the features and specifications that it carries but its the design and and built quality that is responsible for its wide success. The lightweight design makes it easy to use single-handedly, and very comfortable to hold for long periods. The overall design makes Samsung Galaxy Tab 750 look much smaller than it really is, means it really does not look or feel like a 10.1 inch tablet. This tablet is constructed largely from plastic but still it gives a very premium look and feel to hands where the materials used in making the body are of high quality, right from the glossy black bezel surrounding the display, to the soft feeling, rubber-style plastic that adorns the rear, and the stylish, curved edges. This device is supported by Android Honeycomb v.3.1 operating system, which has been designed specifically for tablet use, everything from the 3D graphics to the latest applications will capture one's imagination. It also features a tailored Touch Wiz 4.0 user interface for effortless and intuitive navigating and add to this endless fun Samsung Galaxy Tab 750 comes loaded with the expensive Samsung Hubs, like media hub, social hub, readers hub and music hub that allows its users to have the ultimate tab experience. Apart from these hubs, this TouchWiz UX interface is blessed with Live Panels and Mini Apps Tray also. Live Panels is a set of custom widgets and panels, which will provide additional contents to Honeycomb, like weather, calendar, and more. The widgets and panels are re-sizable, following a grid pattern. Mini Apps Tray is an additional dock-like bar, which will give access to the most commonly used applications. Social Hub is an integrated messaging application which aims to center the user's social life, unifying the inboxes and timelines of multiple services like Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, and many others, splitting them into Feeds, that is, updates, and Messages. Reader's Hub is a store that will allow the user to download e-books to the Galaxy Tab. The company claims that it will feature around 2 million books, 2,000 newspapers in 49 languages, and 2,300 magazines in 22 languages. Media Hub provides a video on demand service that would lead a direct access to the videos of interest. Music Hub is a music on demand service that will bring all your favorite songs at your footstep within seconds. In terms of its design, the company has played very well by using all plastic chassis that also played a key role in keeping the weight down of the device. The front of the tab has no hardware controls as Honeycomb OS is based solely on touch controls and all one get in the front apart from the display is a secondary camera, which is embedded in the bezel, along with Accelerometer, Gyro and Digital compass sensors. The top of the device has a 3.5mm universal headphone jack that also works as an A/V connector and a microSIM card slot. The left corner at the top of the device holds a volume rocker and a power button that is also used to unlock the screen. The bottom of the device is the home for a 30 pin connector for charging and connectivity, which means that this dock will work as power connector as well as an HDMI port and USB host. The bottom also has a microphone pinhole that helps in voice and video chats. The two sides of Samsung Galaxy Tab 750 have nothing but a speaker each. The back of this tab hosts a 3mp camera along with camera lens and LED flash. Under the cover there resides a battery that is very strong and powerful. The users can also connect a QWERTY keyboard with this amazing piece of gadget that carries a lot of hardware shortcuts ans also allows comfortable two hand typing. The screen quality, the added TouchWiz UX functionality, the good battery and excellent media make it a must-see product and the whole package looks like the right mix of style and substance. Samsung Galaxy Tab 750 with all the finishing touches in place is ready to give its best.
User Interface and UI functionality
Samsung Galaxy Tab 750 comes with a 10.1 inches of wide WXGA PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen that provides a good resolution of 800 x 1280 pixels. The screen looks more crisp and vibrant with the color combinations made from 16M colors and the pixel density of 149ppi brings more depth and richness to the display. The screen is made up of Corning Gorilla Glass that makes it scratch resistant. It also supports multi touch feature that allows its users to give multiple commands to the device using the touchscreen at one go. This tablet has TouchWiz UX user interface on top of Android platform that brings so many applications and features at users' end that they will not feel bore for even a single minute when this device is in their hands. The device is running on Android v.3.1 Honeycomb platform and is powered by a dual core 1GHz Cortex-A9 processor that takes multitasking to a whole new level. Now, switching between multiple windows with ease and without interrupting the various programs in the background is amazing and leads to a new experience with the device. The Nvidia Tegra 2 T20 chipset along with ULP GeForce GPU brings rich graphics for movies, photos and programs and leads to an unending enjoyment with the life-like display. The UI along with Android platform provides customizable homescreen where the users can add and remove widgets and icons according to their wish and they can also use the facility of drag and drop to move icons from one place to another. The proprietary Samsung apps contains all the taskbar-docked shortcuts, which include the in-house task manager, world clock and the PenMemo app, as well as a calendar, calculator and a music player. The notification are also include the connectivity toggles, which offers more functionality than the stock Honeycomb quick settings that include GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth controls, which saves the extra effort of entering the extended settings menu. The rest of the toggles are Notifications, Sound, Auto-rotation and Flight mode. The usual Honeycomb buttons – back, home and task switcher are also loaded on the device. the voice and text search shortcuts are in the top left corner of the homescreen, whereas the application launcher and homescreen edit buttons are in the right corner. Plenty of pre-installed applications that cannot be found on other tablets, such as Social Hub, Music hub, Pulse reader, AllShare, Polaris Office, Video player and My files, are there in this tablet by Samsung. The powerful processor makes switching from one application to another very easy and enjoyable. The UI comes with a screenshot facility that captures the current open page like a camera. Besides this, users get another option in the bottom task bar, which opens up a dock of some handy applications. This dock can be opened from any application as it is well ingrained into the UI.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 750 is in no way a backward device in terms of multimedia features as it is well incorporated with all such features that are required to fill the whole environment with fun and entertainment. The glorious 10.1 inches wide tablet screen provides a cinematic experience with full HD playback on it. Watching a movie becomes more realistic with the surround sound effect created by the dual speakers around the screen. For better video chats on Google or Skype as well as HD photography one can avail the facility of both front and rear facing cameras built-in the tablet. Though the FM radio connectivity is missing on this device but with the 3.5mm universal headphone jack one can attach speakers or woofers to the device to enjoy music on a very high note. This tablet has a music player integrated in the Touchwiz UI and they together create a magic for its users by providing amazing functionalities to them. The Music Hub brings the music on demand at users' end within seconds. One can easily sort the tracks by album, artist, song, genre, folders, composer or year. Playlists are also there and it will automatically generate the most played and recently added lists. On selecting a particular album or group of tracks depending upon the filter, the interface splits into three screens - the left has the filter, the album is present in the middle and the currently playing track occupies the right portion of the screen, which is a very nice feature and will also please the users. When the users tap on the song name it will open up a now playing screen where various options are provided at users' end like shuffle, repeat one or all and there is a setting option too that helps in adding the currently playing track to favorites. Equalizers with various sound effects like concert hall, music clarity etc. are also available in the music player. The built-in video player in this tablet is a gift by Samsung and not by the Android Honeycomb and this player supports DivX/XviD files out of the box. Video formats such as MPEG4, H.264, H.263, WMV7/8, VP8, MP43, VC-1 Format, 3GP(MP4), WMV(asf) and AVI are supported for video playback. For music files, formats such as MP3, OGG, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WAV, AMR, MID, IMY, WMA, Vorbis, RTTTL/RTX and OTA, are supported by this device.With Music Hub application, users can also access a wide variety of the most famous tracks either classical or pop and this will also display, along with the song, the artist's information, album art, music reviews by some most popular critics and much more.
Pictures and Video quality
The 3 megapixels primary shooter in Samsung Galaxy Tab 750 comes with auto focus and LED flash support and has Geo-tagging feature and provides various photo effects such as Grey, Negative and Sepia, which increases your photography experience. This camera can capture images in size 2048 x 1536 pixels and 720p videos along with a playback of 1080p videos. The front camera has a 2 megapixel sensor and is made available to permit the users to have live video chatting and calls with friends and acquaintances. The 720p videos are top-notch, full of detail, low in noise and generally, nice and smooth. There is a plenty of information about the location where a picture has been taken or where a video has been shot and the only drawback one might consider is the mono audio recording. The 3 megapixel snapper has done a nice job while capturing images and in a bright light conditions. It provides low noise, plenty of fine detail, accurate colors and good balance between contrast and dynamic range.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 750 provides Internet connectivity options such as GPRS of class 12 with a speed of 32 - 48 kbps, EDGE of class 12, 3G with HSPA+ speed, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, dual-band and Wi-Fi hotspot via WLAN network. The tab comes pre-loaded with Android browser with HTML and Adobe Flash players. Thousands of top websites use rich Flash applications, so whether users are browsing the web or viewing online multimedia content, they will be able to see it all with Adobe Flash player support. For nearby connectivity one can rely on Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, microUSB port v.2.0 and an HDMI port that transfers data with amazing speed. The browser is full of amazing and jaw dropping features that make browsing a complete entertainment exercise and switching between various web pages will not be a difficult task for its users now. This browser allows one to quickly access page controls, like back, forward, refresh, bookmark etc., by a simple swiping gesture performed near the right edge of the screen.
Internal and External Memory
Samsung Galaxy Tab 750 does not hold any microSD card slot that plays a major role in increasing the external memory of the device. The internal storage capacity of the device is enough to save a huge amount of data in the device. The tablet has 16/32/64 GB of internal storage space along with 1GB space for RAM to easily and quickly run the heavy applications.
Applications and Gaming
Samsung Galaxy Tab 750 is full of various applications and features that will keep its users busy with for the whole day. Users can also download various applications from the Android market that carries more than one lakh applications. Various Google applications like Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Google Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration, etc. are available at users' footstep. You can also enjoy numerous Samsung applications that are available in the Samsung Applications Store. Games are also downloadable on this tablet as it supports Java via Java MIDP emulator. So unlimited fun is there with this tablet by Samsung as it is loaded with most amazing features and applications that are missing in the contemporary devices. it is a gaming heaven. It has the speed and processing power to run any Android or Adobe Flash Player compatible game with no buffering, stalling, downloads, or plug-ins. and the screen shows every dragon’s scale, every gold doubloon, and every sword glint with eye-popping, heart-pounding detail. Along with gaming, the users can be more efficient and productive by utilizing the Mini Applications, which is a true multitasking feature. This application allows you to easily access commonly used features such as calendar, PenMemo, World Clock, Calculator or Task Manager very easily and comfortably.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 750 comes with a standard Li-Po 7,000 mAh battery that is capable of keeping the device alive up to a standby time of 2120 hours on 2G and 1840 hours on 3G. This battery also supports long hours of music playback and video playback along with net surfing over Wi-Fi.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 750 offers connectivity via 2G and 3G GSM networks at a bandwidth of 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz for 2G and 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz for 3G. The data transferring speed over 3G network is amazing as one can download a file with an HSDPA speed of 21Mbps and files can be uploaded with an HSUPA speed of 5.76Mbps. With Samsung Galaxy Tab 750 one can enjoy fast and stable connections to the Internet for speedy browsing, downloads and more.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 750 is a very astounding piece of gadget that is blessed with the Android Honeycomb version and on top of that has Touchwiz UX user interface. These two merges with each other so well that the outcome is an uninterrupted fun and enjoyment. With superb fast browsing speed the Internet surfing is no more a boring and tedious task. The super fast processor makes the working of applications very quick and easy without any lag. With the slimmest and lightest body design, Samsung Galaxy Tab 750 has left Apple iPad 2 far behind. The music player and camera are also of good quality and gives a standard output. Still with the growing tablet market there are many competitors that have entered in the market and can create threat to the sales of Samsung Galaxy Tab 750. Rivals like Apple iPad 2, Asus Eee Pad Transformer, Motorola Xoom 3G, Sony Tablet S, Micromax Funbook and many more.