Expert Review of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 3G
With Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 3G, you can enhance your lifestyle as it is lighter and slimmer than any other contemporary device. 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. This device is supported by the latest Android Honeycomb 3.1 operating system, which has been designed specifically for tablet use, everything from the 3D graphics to the latest applications will capture your imagination. It also features a tailored TouchWiz 4.0 for effortless and intuitive navigating and add to this endless fun this tab comes loaded with the expansive Samsung Hubs that allows you to have the ultimate tab experience. The new Galaxy Tab 10.1 offers a superlative experience with the thinnest and lightest large screen tablet available to enjoy the unmatched mobility giving credit to the amazingly thin and light body. At just 565 grams and 8.6mm slim, this tablet is a breeze to handle where it carries a dimension of 256.7 mm x 175.3 mm x 8.6 mm. The body of this tablet by Samsung is sleek yet easy to grip, and fits comfortably in your hand without aching them and has proven to be a perfect portable device that can be taken anywhere and connect through any Wi-Fi Hotspot along with 3G network without monthly service fees or carrier contracts. Running on Android v.3.1 Honeycomb OS under the hood, this tab allows you to access the Android Market for more than 2,00,000 of applications that keep your life moving with the speed you need. The Android platform increases productivity by allowing you to perform different functions at the same time and you can view multiple panes in the same application, and browse the web just as you would on your computer or Laptop. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 3G helps you in keeping up-to-the-second with widgets that are customizable and with live panels that update constantly and you can also run and open more than one window at one time thus helping you in doing multi tasks on a single screen.
User Interface and UI functionality
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 3G makes you feel the beauty of TouchWiz UX UI, that permits you to quickly drag and drop your icons, widgets and Live Panels with only a single touch of a finger and you can even reorganize the menus of your tablet and the navigational options are simple and straightforward thus increasing your usage experience. The high definition 10.1 inches WXGA PLS TFT display has capacitive touchscreen and provides multi-touch facility to the user and delivers excellent screen sharpness with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels and by gifting 16M of color schemes to the screen. The heart of this giant yet slimmest tablet is clocked at 1 GHz with the help of Dual core Cortex-A9 processor that helps in running every function and application effortlessly and the Nvidia Tegra 2 T20 chipset along with ULP GeForce GPU gives amazing display by providing brightness to every pixel of the screen, thus bringing a live experience to the display. With a pixel density of 149 ppi, this HD screen display every image with amazing color, radiance, and clarity to capture all the detail of real life, making every letter of text razor sharp and live video chatting is more like talking face-to-face. You can also surf the Internet just like on a PC, and get the full enjoyment of Adobe Flash Player compatible sites, games, and videos. The Android v.3.1 Honeycomb platform is the proven gold standard to perform the full range of Google services like optimized Gmail and Google Maps. Galaxy Tab 10.1 has Live Panel also which provides you a customizable home screen experience, so that content can be instantly accessed from the home screen including e-mail, image galleries, favorite Web sites and social network feeds. The beauty of Live Panel is real-time data updates, that are constantly refreshed to be accessed by you at any time.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 3G gives you access to Media Hub, where movies and TV shows can be rented or downloaded for purchase and when you choose to purchase, your content can be viewed on up to five other Media Hub compatible devices, or even watched on your television with an HDMI adapter. For social networking, this tab offers Social Hub, which organizes all your favorite sites in one, easy-to-access location. Apart from this, the Readers Hub and Music Hub gives you instant access to more than 2.2 million books, 2,000 newspaper in 49 languages, 2,300 magazines in 22 languages and 13 million songs. You can even wirelessly stream your movies, music and photos from your smartphone, or tablet to your Smart TV, PC and to other DLNA Certified devices. The application, Samsung AllShare, seamlessly puts your music, memories and videos in harmony and the availability of dual speakers surrounding the screen create a surround sound effect that makes movie watching even more realistic. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 supports various aural formats such as MP3, OGG, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WAV, AMR, MID, IMY, WMA, Vorbis, RTTTL/RTX and OTA music formats for recording and playback of audio files. You can also enjoy the full HD videos which are supportable on MPEG4, H.264, H.263, WMV7/8, VP8, MP43, VC-1 Format, 3GP(MP4), WMV(asf) and AVI video formats. This device is not compatible to FM radio but there is a socket for 3.5 mm headphone which enables you to fill the whole environment with the flow of music by attaching your tablet to speakers or woofers. With Music Hub application, you can access an extensive catalog of popular and classic songs along with artist information, album art, critics’ music reviews and more.
Pictures and Video quality
With Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 3G, you can enjoy having both front and rear-facing cameras built in on the tablet. Whether you need to video chat with a friend or a client, front camera offers great clarity and the rear camera allows you to capture the greatest photos and HD video right from your tablet. The rear 3 MP camera comes with auto focus and LED flash, 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 is 2 MP and is made available to permit the user to have live video chatting with friends and acquaintances.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 3G provides access to Internet through EDGE and GPRS via 2G and 3G GSM network and through Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct and Wi-Fi Hotspot. The HTML Adobe Flash browser let you browse without limitations. Thousands of top websites use rich Flash applications, so whether you’re browsing the web or viewing online multimedia content, you will be able to see it all with your Galaxy Tab 10.1 3G. With WiFi access, you can be connected 24 x 7 wherever you are and can enjoy fast and stable connections to the Internet for speedy browsing, downloads and more.
Internal and External Memory
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 3G does not hold any microSD card slot to expand the extensible memory but it comes with a huge internal storage capacity of 16/32/64 GB with 1 GB of RAM which provides enough space to save enormous amount of data and to run various heavy applications that needed a lot of space to run smoothly.
Applications and Gaming
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 3G 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, you 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 10.1 3G comes with a standard Li-Po 7,000 mAh battery that provides usage time up to 9 hours and standby time up to 1000 hours with Wi-Fi on and up to 3900 hours without Wi-Fi. Along with that, you can also enjoy music and videos for much longer time seamlessly.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 3G offers connectivity to GSM networks only via 2G and 3G connections at a frequency of 850/900/1800/1900 MHz and 850/900/1900/2100 MHz respectively. You can share data over net at an HSUPA speed of 5.76 Mbps for uploading a file and 21 Mbps of HSDPA speed for downloading a document. You can even do more with Google as familiar applications including Google Talk video chat, Gmail, Google Calendar, YouTube, Google Maps, Google Latitude, Google Places and Google Maps Navigation (Beta) work seamlessly on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 3G.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 3G is an amazing tablet by Samsung in Galaxy series which is giving tough competition to Apple iPads in terms of battery backup, price range and super fast connectivity. If the device could be provided with a better pixel camera and more improved screen resolution, then this tablet will touch the sky of success in the tablet market.