The tablet is the natural progression of a laptop or mobile device, both lauded for their portability and user-friendly interface. Tablets seamlessly combine form and function, and they are proving to be the next, exciting evolution of personal technology. Since Apple is arguably the leader of tablets, many other products strive to reach their success. The exciting, hotly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Tab is possibly the only tablet posed to rival the seemingly untouchable Apple iPad. The ultimate question is whether or not Samsung has created the downfall of the Apple iPad. Read the following Samsung Galaxy Tab review to see if it actually does.
Simplicity is beautiful, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab pushes the established envelope of what it means to meld form and function. The Galaxy Tab is considerably smaller than its competitors; its screen is 7 inches a full 2 inches smaller than the iPad and 3 inches smaller than the Viewsonic G Tablet, making it ideal for portability. Its super slick design is visually stunning, but it does requires users to be careful while handling the tablet. The Samsung Galaxy Tab has minimal physical buttons, boasting only the power and volume buttons, which are neatly tucked away on the side of the slate.
The features of the Samsung Galaxy Tab are incredible compared to other available tablets. The Galaxy Tab has two cameras, which is becoming standard: basic mobile front-facing camera and a rear-facing camera with LED flash. A series of ports or docks allow users to not only to connect USB but high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI), allowing the Samsung Galaxy Tab to connect to televisions, computers, and other devices. With full access to Android’s complete applications and the preinstalled programs, the Galaxy Tab is useful and quite beautiful. Unlike other tablets, the Samsung Galaxy Tab is available on a variety of carriers.
The speed to surf the web or use applications is, frankly, unmatched by other tablets; it has actually been described as awe-inspiring. Although the Android platform is still in its infancy as an OS for tablets, the Samsung Galaxy Tab doesn’t suffer from the problems other tablets have. The Samsung Galaxy Tab’s long battery life allows users to play up to 7 hours of movies through a high-definition player, and unlike other tablets, the Galaxy Tab fully supports Adobe Flash. Competing with the formidable platform of the iPhone, arguably the basis of all modern mobile devices, including tablets, the Samsung Galaxy tab not only meets its predecessors’ expectations, the performance surpasses it.
- 7-inch TFT LCD touch screen
- 1024 x 600 resolution
- Android 2.2 (TouchWiz 3.0)
- 1 GHz Cortex A8 processor
- 16 GB or 32 GB internal storage
- Front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera
- Rear-facing 3 megapixel camera with LED flash
- 4,000 Ah battery
- 3G data / voice
- 5 GHz dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi
- Full HD video playback
- Dock for HDMI, USB and other accessories
As a slate, the Samsung Galaxy Tab is a sound investment for the consumer who wants the very latest technology without sacrificing features or performance levels. The Galaxy Tab also offers a sync system where users can link email, instant messaging, and calendar accounts quickly and easily. Furthermore, the e-reading capabilities surpass traditional e-readers like the Amazon Kindle or the Barnes and Noble Nook, while being a multi-functional tablet. Overall, this Samsung Galaxy Tab review is very positive: as a more economical version of the coveted Apple iPad, the Galaxy Tab is quite impressive.