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Dell Streak vs Samsung Galaxy Tab

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If photography is your thing, there's no question that you'll want to stick with the Dell Streak with its sharper looking images that are complemented with its reproduction of vibrant colors. With the Tab, its lack of auto-focus produces some blurry closeup images which shows off its inability to capture fine details and contrast differences. However, some may find it still pleasing nonetheless, but nowhere close to what the Dell produces. In a stunning twist, the Tab's flash is by far the better of the two in illuminating low lit shots since the Streak's dual-LED flash even fails in lighting up figures that are only 3 feet away.

The camera interface of the Dell Streak - Dell Streak vs Samsung Galaxy Tab
The camera interface of the Dell Streak - Dell Streak vs Samsung Galaxy Tab

The camera interface of the Dell Streak

Camera interface of the Samsung Galaxy Tab - Dell Streak vs Samsung Galaxy Tab

Camera interface of the Samsung Galaxy Tab


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Dell Streak - Samsung Galaxy TabOutdoor samples - Dell Streak vs Samsung Galaxy Tab
Dell Streak - Samsung Galaxy TabOutdoor samples - Dell Streak vs Samsung Galaxy Tab
Dell Streak - Samsung Galaxy TabOutdoor samples - Dell Streak vs Samsung Galaxy Tab

Dell Streak

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Samsung Galaxy Tab - Samsung Galaxy TabOutdoor samples - Dell Streak vs Samsung Galaxy Tab
Samsung Galaxy Tab - Samsung Galaxy TabOutdoor samples - Dell Streak vs Samsung Galaxy Tab
Samsung Galaxy Tab - Samsung Galaxy TabOutdoor samples - Dell Streak vs Samsung Galaxy Tab

Samsung Galaxy Tab

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Dell Streak - Samsung Galaxy TabOutdoor samples - Dell Streak vs Samsung Galaxy Tab
Dell Streak - Samsung Galaxy TabOutdoor samples - Dell Streak vs Samsung Galaxy Tab
Dell Streak - Samsung Galaxy TabOutdoor samples - Dell Streak vs Samsung Galaxy Tab

Dell Streak

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Samsung Galaxy Tab - Samsung Galaxy TabOutdoor samples - Dell Streak vs Samsung Galaxy Tab
Samsung Galaxy Tab - Samsung Galaxy TabOutdoor samples - Dell Streak vs Samsung Galaxy Tab
Samsung Galaxy Tab - Samsung Galaxy TabOutdoor samples - Dell Streak vs Samsung Galaxy Tab

Samsung Galaxy Tab

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Dell Streak - Samsung Galaxy TabOutdoor samples - Dell Streak vs Samsung Galaxy Tab
Dell Streak - Samsung Galaxy TabOutdoor samples - Dell Streak vs Samsung Galaxy Tab
Dell Streak - Samsung Galaxy TabOutdoor samples - Dell Streak vs Samsung Galaxy Tab

Dell Streak

Samsung Galaxy TabOutdoor samples - Dell Streak vs Samsung Galaxy Tab
Samsung Galaxy TabOutdoor samples - Dell Streak vs Samsung Galaxy Tab
Samsung Galaxy TabOutdoor samples - Dell Streak vs Samsung Galaxy Tab
Samsung Galaxy TabOutdoor samples - Dell Streak vs Samsung Galaxy Tab

Samsung Galaxy Tab
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Solely due to the fact that the Tab has a higher video recording resolution of 720 x 480, which is DVD-like quality, it manages to capture slightly more detail over the VGA (640 x 480) videos of the Streak. Furthermore, the Tab captures it the smooth rate of 29 frames per second as opposed to the somewhat jerky movements of the Dell Streak's mark of 20 fps. In all honesty, they both do a good job in this category, but don't be overly impressed when smartphones push the threshold with 720p capture. (NOTE: Please note that the Dell Streak has been updated to Android 2.2, which fixed many of its issues and added new functionality to the device. See our revision article for an updated opinion of the device!)


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In this comparison, the better looking presentation of the Samsung Galaxy Tab's music player interface makes for a tasteful experience. Naturally, both music players will display customary items like the album cover, track information, and controls, but the Tab's coverflow-esque appearance stands out over the static carousel of the Streak. Additionally, the Tab offers a wide variety of equalizer settings to better improve the output of its audio quality – which is plentiful in tone. With the Streak, its speaker produces some crackly tones and strains at the loudest volume setting.

The music player of the Samsung Galaxy Tab - Dell Streak vs Samsung Galaxy Tab
The music player of the Samsung Galaxy Tab - Dell Streak vs Samsung Galaxy Tab

The music player of the Samsung Galaxy Tab

The music player of the Dell Streak - Dell Streak vs Samsung Galaxy Tab
The music player of the Dell Streak - Dell Streak vs Samsung Galaxy Tab

The music player of the Dell Streak


Although both are more than ideal as they managed to load a movie trailer encoded in MPEG-4 1280 x 720 resolution, the Dell Streak's playback has some evidence of choppiness, while the Tab plays at a very smooth rate. Plus, the bigger the screen is, the better, when it comes to watching videos.

Since the two tablets are preloaded with 16GB microSD cards, it should be more than sufficient in handling the needs of most people – plus you can always replace it with a 32GB card.


Software:

Seeing that the Android Market is in place with both tablets, it shouldn't take long for most people to download and install third party apps. But out of the box, it's quite noticeable that the Tab packs far more apps than the Streak. Specifically, the Samsung Galaxy Tab comes installed with apps like AllShare, Blockbuster, Kindle, Lets Golf, Samsung's Media Hub, Slacker and ThinkFree Office. Moreover, the Tab even includes an app that converts it into a full fledged Digital Frame that will play a slide show with your photos, display the calendar, and even acts as a world clock – plus, it's integrated with the music player. As for the Dell Streak, the only apps you'll be greeted to are some expected ones – like the Amazon MP3 Store, Quickoffice, and Voice Control powered by Nuance.

Androd Market - Dell Streak - Dell Streak vs Samsung Galaxy Tab
Amazon MP3 Store - Dell Streak - Dell Streak vs Samsung Galaxy Tab

Androd Market

Amazon MP3 Store

Dell Streak

Android Market - Samsung Galaxy Tab - Dell Streak vs Samsung Galaxy Tab

Android Market

Samsung Galaxy Tab



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posted on 09 May 2011, 12:12

2. Gowtham (unregistered)


Nice review......
where did you get the wallpaper which was on galaxy tab??
i need it..... please send a link or something:-)
thanks

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 01:38

3. poojari786 (unregistered)


Dear sir,

Last week I was purchased a Dell Tab, but now the tab touch screen is not working now what can I do now? I am at Anuppur MP. My contact no 09669987444. I had a bad experience your Dell touch screen device.

Regards
SureshPoojari

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