Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Review
Samsung has launched a moderate range product called Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet which is affordable for the budget consumers who seek good specs to fulfill their requirements. It would be bit difficult to compete with other affordable devices in the market, but the good news is that Samsung has cut down the rate by 100 bucks, So now it starts from $400. Read the Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet review and get to know the specs and features of this device.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Design and Display :
Samsung has offered a decent looking tablet that comes with good quality features integrated in it. The device measures 256.7 mm by 175.3 mm by 8.6 mm in dimensions and weighs 565 grams. The tablet holds Touch sensitive controls that make users feel more comfortable using this device. Concentrating on one of the major features of this device, the display, it sports PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors and 1280 by 800 pixels of resolution. The display measures 10.1 inches and offers multitouch facility. The display comes equipped with Corning Gorilla Glass protection and TouchWiz UX user interface. The tablet comes only in black color appearance, but its looks decent. The back of this device is build with plastic cover and embellished with silver matte finish that protects the device from fingerprints and scratches.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Memory :
Those who are more accustomed in using external memory chip will either feel discomfort or will be used to this device as it comes in three choices – 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB. So, there is no external card slot option. With this, 1GB RAM is provided for better access. So, you will never run out of memory and can store abundant files, videos, images, music, etc.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Connectivity :
For data connectivity, Samsung has provided Class 12 GPRS and EDGE; HSDPA 21 Mbps and HSUPA 5.76 Mbps speed; Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n with Wi-Fi hotspot, dual band and Wi-Fi Direct; Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP; v2.0 USB; and a 3.5 mm headset jack.
Galaxy Tab 10.1 Other Features :
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet runs Android v3.1 Honeycomb operating system and is powered by the NVIDIA Tegra 2 T20 chipset with 1 GHz dual core Cortex A9 CPU. To make this device more compatible in terms of gaming and videos, Samsung has incorporated ULP GeForce GPU. When it comes to messaging, the device features email, push mail, IM, RSS, and browser with HTML and Adobe Flash set up. There is no Radio, so if you stay tuned to FM or something, you just have to miss it. Java integration with Java MIDP emulator is provided.
There are SNS integration, predictive text input (Swpye), voice memo, Quickoffice HD editor and viewer, image and video editor, organizer, YouTube, calendar, Google Talk, Picasa, MP3/MP4 players, and TV out. One good thing about this device is that it won’t let you get lost somewhere on the middle of the road as it features GPS with A-GPS support.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Camera :
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet also comes equipped with 3.15 megapixel that provides amazing 2048 by 1536 pixels. The best about this camera is that it is supported by autofocus, LED flash and check quality which are not commonly found in other tablets even if they are segmented into high quality. So, users get good photography option in a tablet. Apart from the 3.15 MP primary camera, the tablet also boasts a secondary 2 megapixel camera which is useful for video calling and is positioned at the front of the device.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Battery :
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 houses under its hood a standard Li-Polymer 7000 mAh battery that gives a stand by battery backup of up to 2120 hours on 2G and up to 1840 hours on 3G. Also, it gives up to 9 hours of talk time back up which is not a bad deal.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Price :
The starting price of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is as low as Rs. 19,000. So, it still is in affordable price for those who want average to good specs and features.
One good thing about this tablet is that it has longer battery life which is convenient for the users to carry around. This is not the end of the specs, one more thing which Samsung did this time is the replacement of the speaker. Now you will find it at its front top side of the display if we hold the device in portrait view. It does not provide any muffled noise now when you put down the device flat or when you lay down in bed keeping beside you. Volume of the tablet is loud, it is having a constrained sound quality but when you increase the volume it gets fuzzy. Probably you need to plug in the headphones for better sound quality.
Finishing our journey around the tablet, always the display was not responsive to the swipes and taps, you have to force your finger to give extra pressure than you used to. It takes time to toggle from one apps to another. While playing games sometime we found unresponsive display with some blur motion.