Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 ReviewSamsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 8
- 1 Introduction and Design
- 2 Interface, Organizer, Messaging, Internet and Connectivity
- 3 Camera and Multimedia
- 4 Performance and Conclusion
- Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 specifications
- Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi specifications
- Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 LTE specifications
- Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 T-Mobile specifications
Not content with being second best, Samsung went back to the drawing board after Apple unveiled the iPad 2 to the world – with its impressive thin profile and premium construction. Of course, Samsung isn’t content knowing that they’ve been one-upped, and instead, they reworked the design of their Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 to meet the new standard set by its chief rival. After being officially unveiled back at CTIA 2011, consumers in the US are now able to scoop up the Samsung’s redesigned tablet – thus being crowned as the thinnest and lightest tablet on the market. Instantly, it’s going to catch plenty of inquisitive glares with its razor thin profile, but more importantly, does it have enough drawing power to make it a well-rounded model that can stay head above water over other recent Honeycomb flavored tablets flooding the market as well?
The package contains:
- Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1
- Proprietary USB Cable
- Wall Charger
- US Plug Adapter
- Quick Start Guide
- Health & Safety and Warranty Guide
Alright, let’s get the obvious out of the way, but the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 is undeniably super razor thin – albeit, we’re not thrilled at the same level when we first feasted our eyes on the iPad 2. Nevertheless, it’s the first thing to capture our attention. Besides its slender looks, we’re greeted with a conventional looking tablet that doesn’t boast anything we haven’t seen before. The combination of its white plastic rear cover and silver accent offers a suitable contrasting look, but it doesn’t particularly scream anything premium. All in all, it’s indeed a valiant effort on Samsung’s side, however, it lacks the ingenuity and polish that we find on models like the Apple iPad 2 and HTC Flyer.
Apple iPad 2 (Left), Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 (Right)
Apple iPad 2 (Right), Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 (Left)
When held in landscape, its front-facing 2-megapxel camera sits squarely in the middle along the black bezel surrounding the display – with the proximity and light sensors nearby. On both its left and right sides, cutouts found along the silver trim bezel hide its two speakers, which offer support for stereo output. Meanwhile, the 3.5mm headset jack, raised dedicated power button, and volume rocker are positioned along the top edge – with the latter two exhibiting a natural tactile response when pressed. Oppositely, the tablet’s proprietary dock connector and microphone are found on the bottom side of the tablet. Sadly though, it’s sorely lacking some modern amenities; like a microHDMI port and microSD card slot.
Flip it around to its rear, the 3.2-megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash resides directly in the middle of the silver plastic accent.
The front camera
3.2MP rear camera
The power button and the volume rocker
3.5mm headset jack
The right speaker
The proprietary dock connector