The tab weighs just 13 ounces, is 12 millimeters thin and easily fits in a
pocket or purse. It offers us a smaller screen than iPad but with almost
the same resolution as iPad. Coming with a 3-megapixel rear camera
with flash and a 1.3-megapixel front camera mainly for video calls, the
still-photographs and videos may be of average quality, but videos
taken with the front camera were fuzzy. The Tab uses the latest version
of Android, and it generally worked very smoothly, even though Google
has warned that Android isnt yet ready for tablets.
I was especially impressed with Samsungs attractive and usable
rewrites of the calendar, email and contacts apps, which, like their
iPad cousins, use multiple panels to make them more computer-like,
while still remaining touch-friendly."
Its 7-inch screen may seem to be weaker versus the 9. [continued below]....
.....7-inch display on
iPad. But the numbers are deceptive, because screen sizes are always
described using diagonal measurements. In fact, the actual screen real
estate on the Tab is less than half of iPads. Thats a disadvantage,
but it allows the overall unit to be much smaller and lighter, and thus
more easily used in one hand, something some users will welcome. The
Tab doesnt have a Super AMOLED screen like its Galaxy S smart phone
brothers, but the 1024 x 600-resolution LCD is still stunning.
It can be regarded as the first Android slate to come from a major
manufacturer, and probably will be the last one to release with Fro-Yo.
It makes creating and sharing images and video fast and portable with
its two cameras. Users can align the Galaxy Tab with video chat clients
including Qik and Fring and seamlessly talk with other people over a
The Galaxy Tab offers full support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for
accessing Flash-enabled websites, watching video and playing games, and
with built-in support for ultra-fast Wireless-N WI-fi, the Galaxy
Tabs portable screen is ideal for watching the latest movies and
entertainment. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is almost a pure Google experience,
but Samsung has made a few minor alterations, most of them with good
intent. For instance, theyve included a more iOS-like standard Samsung
keyboard as default with the 10.1. Gone also are the oddly huge
widgets Samsung showed off at CTIA this year, which didnt seem to add
much but slowed the OS down considerably.
The Galaxy Tab is loaded with leisure options which are in a position to
give actual multimedia experience. A number of the unique functions such
as Samsung Media Hub, Qik video chat, and Kindle for Android are
embraced. The Galaxy Tab is bundled with great messaging capabilities
like SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, and RSS. It leads one to a quick
access to personal and work e-mail, together with assist for Microsoft
Exchange e-mail, contacts and calendar. It supports all the wireless
connections such as WI-Fi for streaming movies and Bluetooth 3.zero for
transferring records data and streaming to external units like
headphones and speakers.
The screen resolution is the same as with the previous model, 480 x 800
pixels, which means that the pixel density is somewhat lesser, while
this is not noticeable in practice. Screen imaging is exceptionally
sharp and light, with very vivid color. The screen is quite sharp and
generally responsive to touch, though a bit slower than iPads screen.
The Tab comes with 16 gigabytes of flash storage, the same as the base
iPad. Its storage is internal and in others, its on a removable memory
card. The card slot comes on all models and can hold up to 32
gigabytes at extra cost if you like. www.ekindom.com
This article is based on Samsung Galaxy Prices, Reviews and Features By James Parker