Verizon Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Unboxing

Verizon Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Unboxing
It has been a month since Verizon started accepting pre-orders for the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and today the newest Verizon tablet is out on the streets. When we reviewed the generic Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 last month, we were impressed with its design and performance, but the Verizon model adds one important extra....that it can use their 4G LTE data network, so you're not limited to a Wi-Fi connection. A quick run of the app showed a download speed of 9.82 Mbps and uploads of almost 4 Mbps.

We opened up the box and removed the tablet and its protective film, and in the lower section is the 2-piece wall charger that we had to snap together, and the proprietary USB data cable. The size and weight of the tablet feels just right - not to big, and not too small, and we love the gorgeous 10.1" PLS-LCD TFT display with an impressive resolution of 1280x800 pixels.

Android 3.1 Honeycomb is running on the device, and works rather well, thanks to the 1GHz dual-core  Nvidia Cortex A9 processor. At this point there are only 5 home screens, but would like to see 7, as that is what most Android phones have. On the front of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is a 2MP camera, and on the left and right sides are dual stereo speakers, as well as the power/lock button and volume rocker. On the top is the 3.5mm headset jack and the new microSIM slot for the 4G microSIM card, and on the back is the 3MP autofocus camera with LED flash, which can also record HD video at 1280x720p.

Overall, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is one of the nicest tablets on the market, and we're glad to see a Verizon model that can utilize their 4G LTE network for fast data speeds, as the Motorola XOOM is still waiting for its LTE hardware upgrade. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 comes in your choice of white or slate gray color, and both are available in a 16GB and 32GB version for $529.99 and $629.99 with a 2-year Verizon data contract, or add an extra $100 to buy if off-contract.

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  • Display 10.1" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 3 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 2, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 6800 mAh



1. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Is Galaxy Tab will beat iPad 3?

2. gmonk unregistered

Pointless to compare Tab to rumors of iPad 3 (or Ipad 2 Plus)

3. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

No microSD slot, small internal memory 32gb it should be 64gb to 128gb for HD video, small cameras pixel and expensive is not going to beat iPad 3 in the next 3 months.

10. narley

Posts: 357; Member since: May 14, 2009

did you really just ask a question and then respond to it? lame.

4. doubler86

Posts: 320; Member since: Jan 26, 2011

iPad 3 isn't coming out till March, while Samsung plans to have a Quad-Core by May of next year. So that doesn't really matter at this point. As for this year the Samsung Galaxy is the best Tablet if you want a high end one (Asus is the best for your money). The iPad 2 is the oldest WiFi tablet of the year at this point and the most outdated. You can already see it in the stores, they come in wanting the iPad 2 then they see all the other tablets and react like why would I want the iPad again? iPads are never sold out anymore cause their sales are dropping, I can't wait to see the Q3 sales statistics. Besides if you want storage just by a new wifi hard drive with 500GB of storage.

6. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

Engadget reports a peak of 44mbps and an average of 29mbps i believe it was. i was impressed.

7. Boss26 unregistered

I am from India, can I buy Verizon 4G LTE Galaxy Tab 10.1 and use it over here(India) by putting a 3G SIM card.

8. redleg6

Posts: 25; Member since: May 14, 2011

No you can't. Galaxy Tab is the first 4G device to use a micro SIM card.

11. Boss26 unregistered

3G micro SIM cards are available here in India, I myself use a iPhone4 from US by putting a Vodafone micro SIM card...

9. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

you can't use ANY 3G SIM card with a Verizon 4G LTE device, the 4G SIM cards are paired to the phones.

12. Boss26 unregistered

Can't it be unlocked and can be used by any other networks 3G SIM...

13. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

no, it still doesn't use complete GSM technology, it still depends on CDMA connectivity.

14. Boss26 unregistered

So its better to buy it when its launched over here...Thanks for you advise...

15. Joel unregistered

The new Galaxy Tab looks absolutely amazing! Hopefully it doesn't take too long for the smaller tablet to get here! I ordered mine a little bit ago, so now the waiting begins. The things I am most excited for are the dual-core processor, the large screen, and 4G. All these things should make streaming movies and shows amazing. One app that lets me do this is the DISH Remote Access app. As a customer and employee of DISH Network, I have been using the DISH Remote Access app to stream live TV and recorded shows from my 722k receiver that has a Sling Adapter, and I love being able to watch TV when and where I want. I paid only $99 for my Sling Adapter. However, I know that anyone who has DISH Network can now qualify to get a free Sling Adapter! Here is all the information!

16. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

sounds like you'll be able to take all kinds of advantages from this multimedia power house. i hope you enjoy your Tab guy.

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