40 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Tablet PC at good price
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is a great Tablet PC using the Android 3.1 o/s with which many will be familiar. It may not be as slick or as cosmetically attractive o/s system as the Apple iPad, but it works just as well, and sometimes even better. The WiFi connection works very well, as does the 3G (with your appropriate SIM card) Maps work very well and very fast with the...
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56 of 60 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I wanted so much more
I wanted this to be so much more. I have only ever used the iPod touch as a very small but practical tablet. It was great if a little restricted. So I made the jump to an Android tablet having used a Samsung Galaxys2 phone, which I was very impressed with and runs Android Ice cream sandwich very well.
I decided to buy the Galaxy 10.1 having read the reviews and...
Published 19 months ago by M. Keeble-payne
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40 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Tablet PC at good price,
This review is from: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (WiFi, 16GB, Black) - UK Version (Personal Computers)The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is a great Tablet PC using the Android 3.1 o/s with which many will be familiar. It may not be as slick or as cosmetically attractive o/s system as the Apple iPad, but it works just as well, and sometimes even better. The WiFi connection works very well, as does the 3G (with your appropriate SIM card) Maps work very well and very fast with the built in GPS (and either Wifi or 3G help) The supplied Polaris Office suite is excellent, and you can open and work with Microsoft Office docs spreadsheets, PP files - doc. docs. xl. xls etc Once connected to your Windows PC the Galaxy 10.1 can be browsed with the files for copying and transferring files by drag and drop, or via the Samsung Kies software. There are some excellent Android applications at very reasonable prices which are easy to install either via your PC on the Android Market web page, or directly on the Galaxy Tab itself.
Just two minor dislikes: No separate slot for a memory card (have to purchase the adaptor kit) and the charger also connects via the same data port, so you cannot charge the Tablet at same time as using any other interface.
I have had no problems at all, battery life is good (about 11-12 hours per charge) supplied applications work very well, great to be able to transfer files between Tablet and Windows PC. You can import Outlook Contacts direct to the Tablet via Kies software, and also make back ups of files to your PC.
Very pleased, once you adjust to the Android o/s (if not already familiar with it) then it's a fantastic Tablet and good value.
329 of 335 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant tablet!,
This review is from: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 ( WiFi, 16GB, White) - UK Version (Personal Computers)Bought the Samsung Galaxy 10.1 16 GB tablet online from a different supplier as Amazon were unable to explain the price difference between the black and the white versions of this tab. The black one was on offer at £359.10 whereas the white one was shown as £399. I notice today the prices have gone up so I don't know what is going on with Amazon. The competitor still has low prices.
I am very pleased with my purchase but you would probably want to know what led me to buy this over other tablets.
My priority was watching videos and listening to music, with SKYPE and GPS navigation coming second. It was a toss between getting the latest mobile phone (would have been more expensive and in the end the screen is too small for my needs), a Sat Nav (only does the navigation), an MP3/4 player (small screen, limited functionality). It was not an easy decision to make. I spent lots of days reading reviews, watching YouTube videos, checking prices and trying to sort the wheat from the chuff. It seemed an impossible task to do for someone who is a technophobe but hey! I have graduated with honours from this :)
Initially I flirted with the Blackberry 7 inch tab because the size seemed ideal for my needs but then I discovered you couldn't install Skype on it and that it would only communicate with Blackberry devices for face to face talk. It was a pity because I really loved the loud, rich sound that came off its built-in speakers. On further examination, I found the moves to access menus/screens too complicated - too much to take in/remember. The Blackberry was out of the competition.
The Sony tablet had the weakest sound, even though it looked beautiful. The graphics had smaller pixels but the colours were drab - so disappointing, even at full brightness. On further investigation (i.e. reading the detailed manual) I found lots of little things that I wasn't happy with. The Sony was out of the competition.
The Samsung proved to be the golden mean. Good sound, so that external speakers are not required, and great picture quality. Plus on further investigation (I downloaded the manuals for both tablets and compared functions) the Galaxy fitted my needs better. I was worried about the absence of SD and HDMI slots but realised that nowadays you can do most things over the airwaves (Bluetooth) and you can store backups online. However, I did buy the specially designed USB and SD card adapters (they come in one package) as well as the HDMI adapter (reviews already done on Amazon.)
I hear people complain that the manual that comes with the tablet is insufficient. Well that is because companies nowadays cut down on the use of printed matter for environmental reasons and also there is a full manual (some 170 pages long) online: [...]
I also hear that people are disappointed they cannot stream their films from the tablet which was used to download them to their HDTV. That is not the tablet's fault. It is the DRM business... Digital Rights Management, which locks films. Unprotected films will play nicely on your TV as well as films you have made on your camcorder (just mind the format as not all formats are compatible; still easy to convert using one of the many programmes online or using Window Live Movie Maker - came with Windows 7 - to save file. It immediately turns it into a WMV file which the tablet can read.)
Take time to play with your new tablet and explore its many features and then browse the apps store for anything your heart desires. Don't listen to the people who say the Ipad has more apps. The Android market has more than enough and it is ever growing. Besides the Ipad has a really pitiful sound and I am sorry but I want to share my games and films with my daughter and not be reliant on headphones.
What else can I tell you about the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1?
The first time you switch it on, it will ask you to give the network name and protocol. This info should be with the documentation sent to you by your ISP along with your modem or you can ring them to verify the protocol. Nothing to panic about.
If after that you cannot connect to your wi-fi, check the settings. It is probably that the wi-fi function is turned off. It took me 2 phonecalls (one to my ISP and one to the technical support of the seller) to eventually discover this on my own. The other option would have been to take it to the store and waste 2 hours of my life. I just can't believe their so-called experts didn't think of this simple thing!
Do purchase tablet security before you start downloading things or use the free AVG app. Beware of apps using a well-known name. The way I see it, if it is not advertised on the company's official website, it is not authentic, so why risk it.
I am happy to answer any questions you may have.
Hope my review was helpful. All the best in your selection!
373 of 383 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Several months on..,
This review is from: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 ( WiFi, 16GB, White) - UK Version (Personal Computers)(I purchased my Galaxy 10.1 several months ago, and finally got round to write this review).
The Galaxy looks nice in white, and it feels lighter compared to the Ipad 2.
There are not many leather cases available, the ipad had a huge selection.
As part of the Galaxy purchase, make sure you also purchase some charging cables,
they are low cost, and I now keep one in the car and one at home.
Please excuse the frequent ipad comparisons, I did this because I figured some
people would want to know.
In terms of build, it feels strong. Some people may prefer Aluminium ipad,
but I prefer a modern plastic than aluminium, and the Galaxy plastic does not
'feel' cheap, in fact the overall impression is great. I believe the Galaxy chassis
internally is metal, although I'm not sure. Anyway, in several months of owning it, I'm
very satisfied with the build quality.
The Galaxy is truly PC-independant, and does not rely on iTunes to be running.
If you want a software update, it can download and install itself with
no PC connection at all, and no need to perform any backups. It was quick and painless
to perform the upgrade. With Apple, I had to have 400MByte downloads to
the PC (it may have changed now) to perform updates.
If you want to connect to a PC for file transfers, then it is possible to transfer files
(PDFs, music) from the PC simply by normal drag-and-drop, just like a USB memory stick.
This is not possible with the iPad, which needs iTunes. If you are using a Mac,
then I believe some software is needed to perform the drag and drop, but with Windows,
I needed to install absolutely nothing on my PC. This is great, because I have
many PDF books and many MP3s and I can easily transfer them.
The built-in reader software allows me to categorise the books, and annotate and
highlight pages, and instantly be able to see all pages with annotations/highlights.
I have very large PDF files, and it handles them no problem.
With the recent software upgrade, it is possible to do nice things like transfer
my MP3s from the Galaxy to others, e.g. via e-mail, directly from the music player
software. Apple would never allow you to do that, since they tie you into the iTunes
store for music purchases. I can download MP3s directly from the web for free, no need
for Apple's music store any longer. Also, as part of the Samsung software update, there
is an 'Amazon MP3' application, and using this, it is possible to purchase MP3s from Amazon
(I managed this in the UK).
I too saw the 'newton's rings' problem (I purchased it as soon as it was released), but if you
raise a case with Samsung via the Samsung website, they will offer to replace or repair it.
I did raise a case, but I have not sent it in so far, because the problem does not bother me much
(it is cosmetic) and to be honest I would miss the usage of the tablet meanwhile. I think it may
bother some people, even though it is cosmetic. By the way, as soon as the tablet it turned on,
then the rings are not visible(they are visible when the tablet is off).
I suspect if you purchase now, you will probably not experience the problem anyway.
The built-in software has some nice features. The map software is excellent, it has voice search
(which seems very reliable so far), and I can search for (say) restaurants near me, built-in
GPS, and I think the map and direction experience is way better than the ipad, and it is for free!
The e-mail client is nice, I use it with my hotmail, but gmail worked fine for me too. It can work
with corporate Microsoft accounts too, but I have not done this so far.
Best of all, if I one day want to write my own apps, then I can using Java, instead of proprietary
Apple Objective-C (which needs a Mac to do the programming).
In conclusion, I'm very happy with the Galaxy.
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top Quality Tablet,
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This review is from: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 ( 3G & WiFi, 16GB, Black) - UK Version (Personal Computers)It took me some time to decide which tablet to buy - but I'm very happy with my choice. It seems reviews vary wildly on amazon, but I think this is down to a number of factors. Firstly it depends on what you buy the tablet for. I bought a Wi-Fi only 32Gig tablet for surfing the net and to use the Android apps that I like on my phone: it does these things very well indeed. Make no mistake the 10.1 isn't the complete solution to your computing needs, you still need a desk/lap top with mass storage - but for quickly looking at the web or checking your Facebook account it can't be beaten.
The second reason it has some negative reviews is that the first batch of tablets were a little `buggy' and had some teething trouble with both the hardware and the OS. I have encountered no such problems. I have also read many complaints about the tablet not updating the firmware over Samsung's Kies system. As far as I can make out, UK specification products do not support this. I just update using FOTA (over the air update) - this I assume is the way UK users are supposed to update their firmware/OS. If you are accustomed to Android and Samsung products in particular you will have no problems (I equate my 10.1 to simply a big version of my Galaxy S II).
And lastly the 10.1 gets some flack from those who prefer the products of a rival - ignore them - the Galaxy Tab is a credible rival to the iPad and others. Whilst the Samsung can't be everything to everyone, if you research its abilities and they match your needs - you can't go wrong.
124 of 129 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent hardware, good software, minor sync issues,
This review is from: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (WiFi, 32GB, White) - UK Version (Personal Computers)Samsung have produced a really svelte tablet in the shape of the Galaxy Tab 10.1.
Hardware: While the 'original' 7" tablet underwhelmed in looks and felt sluggish the 10.1 is a comparative work of art. This thing is lightweight, curved in all the right places and has a fantastic glossy screen. Battery life is excellent - Using it on an 11 hour flight recently I watched 6 hours of video, listened to audio books for most of the other 5 hours, and still landed with 34% charge. The 10.1 has front and rear facing cameras and video chat is supported by Google Talk and (I think) Skype, and the (optional extra) USB adaptor supports external storage and other USB peripherals - cameras, keyboards, mice, game controllers...
On the down side there is no SD Card slot on the Wifi-only model and the USB connection requires an Apple-like non-standard cable. Plugging the tablet into a computer will also not charge the unit - you must use Samsung's Galaxy Tab charger (which supplies 2.2A instead of USB's maximum 0.5A).
Software: I got my Galaxy Tab 10.1 (32Gb, WiFi only) at Google I/O in May. Back then it came with Honeycomb 3.0 which felt a bit rough around the edges but it has since received version 3.1 and those rough edges have disappeared. More importantly, the fact that Samsung have shipped an over the air release so quickly shows that they are committed to keeping the software up-to-date. Honeycomb (3.1) runs really well on this hardware, feeling responsive to the touch. All my favourite Android applications work well - Angry Birds, Facebook, Google+, TweetDeck, iPlayer...
If you are a Mac owner then Samsung have dropped the ball a little, their custom file sync software not being up to scratch - It only works if your account has administrator rights. However I've been using File Expert on all my Android devices for some time now as they allow me to sync wirelessly, either by choosing remote files on the Galaxy Tab, or by pushing files from my laptop.
I'd like to give this tablet five stars because I'm really enjoying using it. However the gripes over file sync and the non-standard USB connection prevent me from giving five to something that is, in every other way, a really good experience.
I originally posted a review against a 'grey import' listing. As this listing has been discontinued I thought I'd post a fresh review. Having re-read my review from then I can't find anything further to add. I'm still using the Galaxy Tab daily, I'm only charging it a couple of times a week and I'm still overall very impressed. No wonder Apple would rather it wasn't on sale!
137 of 143 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love my new toy!,
This review is from: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 ( WiFi, 32GB, Black) - UK Version (Personal Computers)My Tab is 32GB, Black and Wifi-only, just so you know! Have had it for a week, got it right after Samsung was cleared in the patent courts.
I'm not going to spend too much time on the hardware specs, as probably everyone who is looking to buy Galaxy Tab 10.1 has already read enough about them. I'll be concentrating mainly on the user-side aspects. However, in recap, it's a fraction lighter and thinner than iPad 2, has better cameras than iPad 2 (2MP and 3MP), and has Android to which there aren't quite as many applications as to iPads OS but it has Flash, making internet a better experience.
I use the Tab mainly for travel use - so I have something to read, play or watch when I am in transport (aeroplane, train etc.) or in a hotel. I also write and edit documents with it. Obviously I use it for internet as well. It functions really well in all respects.
The main reason why I wanted Samsung instead of Apple was that Android is a far more open system than Apple's OS. I am able to download what I want, in what format I want. There is also more scope to play around with Android, making it more customisable to my personal needs. As I don't have a Mac (I use PC) I find Android more accomodating. Just connecting the Tab to my PC I am able to drag and drop any documents I want to transfer them between the two devices.
Business use - unlike iPad, Samsung Tab provides Polaris Office for free with the tablet, so I was able to get straight away to work on documents I downloaded to my Tab. Great! Works fine at least for PDF and Word-documents. Keyboard works very well, and is very responsive.
Applications - no there isn't as much apps on the Android market as there are for iPad. I am not big on gaming so it doesn't bother me. However, even some big magazines (like Economist) haven't bothered to update their apps to include Android Honeycomb (tablet OS), making them inoperable with the Tab. This is pretty annoying, but something I hope will correct itself as more and more people will use newer versions of Android.
Multitasking - once you get used to the buttons to use, is really handy on the Tab as you can just click on the bottom-left corner, bringing all applications you are using up on the left-hand side, from which you are able to scroll and selects the one you want to jump in to. If you want to close the applications you have to click on bottom taskbar and select them from there. So no force-closures on applications, you can leave them running if you need to. So the elusive quest of listening to Pandora (or Last.fm in EU) while tinkering with something else, is finally possible!
Cameras - the front camera is pretty good for what it is (chatting etc.). The back camera is reasonable, takes OK pictures, but is pretty slow in response, so you need steely concentration to hold the tablet in place long and steady enough for the pictures to come out well. In dark quite predictably quality is much poorer.
Battery power and charging - Battery lasts really well, but depends on how you use it. To preserve battery power you can turn off Wifi, GPS etc, and limit on multitaskin, closing unused applications. But if you want to blast it doing everything you could possibly think of, while being back home, in easy reach of a power socket, you can, so that's pretty cool. Charging takes ages I am afraid - roughly 5 hours from 0% to 100% of battery power. Don't know how this compares with iPad 2, maybe someone who knows could comment on that.
Screen - bright, great colours but occasionally slightly too saturated for my liking. Personally I prefer more neutral picture quality. Does collect fingerprints really easily, but is also easy to clean (I use a soft cloth for reading glasses). The screen is very responsive and nice to touch, but as common with Android, the transitions aren't quite as smooth as with iPad 2, and screen rotation isn't as fast.
P.S. Once I get to use the Tab more, I'll update on music, movies and other uses for it. I've only had it for a week so haven't had time to get fully acquainted with it.
I have now had the Tab for close to two months. I have not had any problems with Newton's rings, or oil slicks (wavy lines on screen). As some users have reported these problems maybe there has been a particularly bad batch, but mine is completely fine. It also hasn't developed any problems with turning off or not turning on, but works just normally.
Now that I've been using it and the Tab has more stuff and applications in it, it feels a little bit slower, but not enough to annoy me.
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great alternative to the iPad (includes fix for a Bluetooth FTP problem),
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This review is from: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (WiFi, 32GB, White) - UK Version (Personal Computers)What You Get
The tablet is about the size and weight of a hardback book, although its rather thinner. It comes packaged with a data cable and a charging plug (the data cable doubles as the charger cable). There is also a headphone set (the device takes a standard headphone jack). That's all that comes in the box.
Charging & Battery Life
The tab is pretty much ready to go - mine didn't need charging - so there's none of that frustrating waiting around before you can start playing. There's a good day's worth of play in a full charge - maybe more, depending on how much you're using it. It does take a while to charge, though and I suspect that you'll be charging it overnight for use during the day.
The instruction booklet is rather small and only just detailed enough to get you started, after which you'd be well advised to seek out the full manual from Samsung's website product support page. It's easy enough to find, is actually quite readable and it does provide a lot of useful information that will help you get the most out of the tab (see the first comment at the bottom of this review for a link).
If, like me you're a tablet novice and are more used to the "IBM" format of most keyboard operated laptops and desktops, you will need to spend some time mucking around getting to know the tablet and familiarising yourself with the operating format. For instance, you don't need to "turn off" apps when you've finished with them. Simply return to the home page and the app will remain dormant in the background.
Apps & Capabilities
As for apps, the tab comes with lots of them preinstalled and with access to a couple of app stores (including Samsung's own) where you can download plenty more for free. I downloaded Angry Birds - I've never encountered that game before and I'm hooked!
Thus the tab has several movie and music players, ereaders (including a Kindle app), email and social networking apps, an internet browser (you have full web access) and several memo apps. There're also a couple of map/navigation apps - the tablet has a built in GPS, which is independent of the wifi - your tab communicates with sattelites! How cool is that?!
Also, there is an QuickOffice app which allows you to create and edit word processing, powerpoint and spreadsheet documents. It's compatible with MS Office formats but the conversion from Excel into QuickOffice spreadsheet in particular is very patchy and the spreadsheet functionality is extremely limited.
Interfacing (inc. Bluetooth problem fix)
The Galaxy interface cable is a USB connector at the far end and a proprietary plug at the tablet end.
Setting up a WiFi connection is easy. The Galaxy automatically searches for nearby networks and then prompts you for a passkey (if it's a secure or private network), which you only need to supply once. I will say that the strength of the connection varies from room to room and the Galaxy does struggle to make contact at times. My daughter's iPad has the same problem, so I suspect that it's my WifFi, not the tablet.
Data input is by an on-screen keyboard, of which there are several different formats according to your preferences.
As you probably know, there is no mouse. All that sort of stuff is done via the touch screen which requires you to learn a new "language". That said, it is easy to cope with although I found my fat fingers are a little bit clumsy, especially when trying to select some of the smaller icons or hyperlinks, so a stylus would be a good idea.
An inbuilt gyroscope allows you to rotate the tab through 360 degrees and view the screen in portrait and landscape mode. I have found it a little slow to respond - more of an irritation than a real failing.
You can also interface via Bluetooth. Now, I was having a terrible time trying to get this to work - try as I might, I couldn't get my laptop or moby to send a file TO my Galaxy - for some reason the sending device kept complaining that the transfer had failed or couldn't be honoured, despite the fact that the device could SEE the Galaxy. Then I discovered that I could send a file FROM the Galaxy TO the device with no probelm, and that miraculously cleared the pipeline and allowed 2-way traffic. Sorted!
Screen & Speakers
The 10.1" 1280×800 screen is crystal clear and the colour and resolution are impressive - very impressive. This is demonstrated by Samsung's default wallpapers which are vibrant, sharp and colourful.
You can scroll between five 'virtual' screens which maximises your workspace and you can personalise it with your own wallpaper or Samsung's own.
The speakers are tinnier than Robbie the Robot; adequate for for casual listening at normal levels but rubbish at elevated volume. But then if you wanted hifi, you'd have bought a hifi. You're much better off with a decent pair of headphones.
You can choose from three capacities 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. There's no way to expand storage space so you'll want to think about your intended usage before you decide. I bought the 32GB version and loaded it with five or six mp4 films and around 10 mp3 albums without giving the "disk space" more than a small dent.
And the competition? Well, I'm not much of a one for counting diodes or doing detailed research, I'm afraid so I can't say too much. However, my daughter has an iPad (I refused to buy one of them on basic principals) and as far as I can tell there's nothing much between the Galaxy and Apple's offering. Maybe some of the detailed functionalities will differ and the price will vary according to the weather/moon-phase etc etc, but that's pretty much all.
I didn't do much research into the other 10" tabs either, but if you want an iPad, but don't want an iPad (if you see what I mean), this has to be a strong contender.
I bought (and would advise that you do too) a protective case or cover of some sort, a screen protector and perhaps also a stylus.
You can also buy a USB adapter set that allows you to interface with USB sticks and SD/MSD Cards.
Update: I have now purchased an Unlocked Huawei E586 High Speed Mobile Broadband hotspot for my Tab. This will (in principle) allow me to connect to the internet anywhere without the need to rely on my home or someone elses wifi signal. To make it work you also need to buy a sim card (eg: this 3GB Mobile Broadband Sim Card for Unlocked Three dongles). What a great way to make your WiFi Tab truly mobile!
Basically, there is all you need here and more to supplant your laptop... Throw it away!
Well, no. Don't. Even the best tablet is probably unlikely ever to take the place of a decent laptop, but it makes a very fine, lightweight alternative, with a few basic limitations (screen size, of course, storage space, and the on-screen keyboard is a little crude).
This review was written on my Galaxy, one day after I first turned it on (using the MSOffice Word app). I'm no tech-head, but it didn't take me long to get my eye in. There will undoubtedly be a bit of a honeymoon, but I reckon that I'm fairly confident already.
I shall update this review as I get more familiar with the tab, but I reckon it's been one of my best purchases this year.
I really think I could get to like this!
103 of 108 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome, I am in love,
This review is from: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 ( 3G & WiFi, 16GB, Black) - UK Version (Personal Computers)Disclosure - bought from Currys, one of only two left on the shelf and mine is not 3g as I don't need it.
What do you need a tablet for ? - I wanted one as I work away from home and spend evenings in a hotel with a partial freeview coverage and some good books, I wanted my own device to read e-books, e-comics and internet browsing along with spotify and maybe some Iplayer if I am really bored. It has done all this and more already, I am very very pleased with it.
This tablet is lovely, the only downside so far being the amazing ability of the screen to collect fingermarks. Everything I have wanted it to do it has done, it is light, you can easily use it for an extended period, the display is crystal and amazingly bright, the stereo sound is great, all transitions are swift.
Having had an HTC Android phone for a year everything feels easy to use, I have a sister with one transitioning from an IPAD and it took her a while with the differences but she loves it.
If you can get one, buy one, gotta love convergence.
36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding tablet!,
This review is from: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 ( 3G & WiFi, 16GB, Black) - UK Version (Personal Computers)I have been using my Galaxy Tab for one month and have nothing to complain. I use it daily for business meetings (Evernote), keeping/reviewing PDFs (ezPDF) and e-mails. Everything works perfectly, Android's security features comply with my company's policies (everybody else use apple products), and the battery last for 2 days at least for me (I keep 3G off most of the time). Instead of listing all good qualities of the tablet, I will just say the following: it made Apple really worried about.
There are two minor points that make me give 4 stars for this product (instead of 5):
- I really don't see a point in not using the standard USB port. Even though I have never connected it to my computer (and probably never will), knowing that I may be short of a charger is not very good.
- Samsung is managing to have the worst marketing campaign in the whole history of hi-tech (possibly mankind). They are not marketing the accessories for this tab. Try finding more pictures/detailed description about the tab's "clip-in case"... This is a great case!! Many friends with iPads (and its smart cover) have asked me if they could find this case for iPads!! Try to find a truly travel charger for the Tab 10.1. You will find not. The ones on sale doesn't come with the international plugs. Try finding when they will launch the 32Gb/3G version. Different information in different sites.
Putting it short: great tablet. If you value having a better machine which you can customize and don't bother people asking you "Why didn't you buy and iPad" this is your right choice.
56 of 60 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I wanted so much more,
This review is from: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (WiFi, 16GB, Black) - UK Version (Personal Computers)I wanted this to be so much more. I have only ever used the iPod touch as a very small but practical tablet. It was great if a little restricted. So I made the jump to an Android tablet having used a Samsung Galaxys2 phone, which I was very impressed with and runs Android Ice cream sandwich very well.
I decided to buy the Galaxy 10.1 having read the reviews and wanted to step away from the apple money making exercise.
First impressions where really good. A great screen and great fun. It has a good battery life but requires a lot of time to charge. I was very pleased! After a couple of months use I started to realise that I wasn't getting the same pleasure I was getting from my iPod. Android on this product seems a little clunky and slow. Yes it can be customised and you can use and create widgets but it feels like it was missing something.My phone was out performing the tablet on nearly every area. Samsung have promised the ICS update but nothing as yet.
I committed the ultimate sin and returned to apple......Yes the shinny new iPad has arrived and I must say that it knocks the socks off the galaxy. I didn't want to give apple my money but they do so well because they make such great products that deliver for my needs.
So to wrap up re the Galaxy 10.1
Very thin, light, nice screen, stereo speakers
Slow, plastic feel, some apps are poor ie i player and no sky go. The Android market is getting better but it's not a patch on itunes. To me it just feels like something is missing if you have used apple products.
Remember this is only my opinion and the Galaxy 10.1 has lots of great reviews and has been touted as the i Pad beater. But having used both I believe this to lacking some what.
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