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Samsung Galaxy Tab review

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Samsung Galaxy Tab
Samsung Galaxy Tab
Samsung Galaxy Tab
Samsung Galaxy Tab

Informr score
The Samsung Galaxy Tab currently has an Informr score of 7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 32 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Operating system
Operating system
1 GHz
1 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
3+ MP
3+ MP
4000 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...


So, what does Tab do that a Galaxy S phone (or any Android or iPhone) doesn’t do as well or that a laptop does better? Maybe video watching and, maybe, game playing. In other words, what does it do? What function does it create or improve upon? It can’t be a laptop replacement, it’s a worse camera t...

- Stewart Wolpin, Ubergizmo

As 7-inch tablets go, this is the one to beat for now. Fortunately for consumers the bar hasn't been set impossibly high, so the next round of 7-inch tablets may have a few contenders in it right away.If Samsung put out a Wi-Fi version of the Galaxy Tab at $300, it'd be a much easier sell for most p...

- Doug Aamoth , Techland
PC Magazine
PC Magazine

With solid, well-designed hardware, the Samsung Galaxy Tab for Sprint is the first viable Android-based competitor to the Apple iPad. But so far, it doesn't have apps that will compel you to buy one.For now, I can't recommend buying a Galaxy Tab—even though I like it, and it's well-made, and it work...

- Sascha Segan, PC Magazine

I'm a big fan of the Galaxy Tab for two reasons: I like the Android operating system, and I like the Tab's smaller, more pocketable size. It won't fit in regular pockets, but it's easy enough to slide the device right into a coat pocket. It's also less cumbersome to take out at a dinner table an...

- Todd Haselton, MobileBurn

Let me start this by saying the Galaxy Tab is not a necessity, it's a luxury item that can be very useful. I've tried three or four different tablets now and the Tab is the perfect one for me. Is it for everyone? Definitely not. It hits the  sweet spot when it comes to size, weight, portability, and...

- Taylor Martin , PhoneDog

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Screen Size

The Samsung Galaxy Tab's screen size is 7 inches with x pixels resolution.

1 GHz

There is a Cortex-A8 1 GHz processor (CPU).


The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

3+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 3+ MP camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.
32 GB

Internal memory is 32 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4000 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 1 days standby time, 17 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

Galaxy Tab Specs

Release Date April 10, 2011
Regions Available USA, Canada
Operating System No

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Processor Cortex-A8 1 GHz
Internal Storage 32 GB
RAM 512 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
SAR Unknown
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Data Cable, Headset, Manual
Mobile / Cellular Data
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
3+ Megapixels
Yes (LED)
Additional Main Camera Info
Effects, Panorama, Self-timer, Smile detection
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, DivX, XviD
Video Recording Parameters
720 x 480 pixels, 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
1+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 7 inches
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive Touchscreen, Gorilla Glass Display, TouchWiz UI
Power & Battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Up to 7 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to 17 hours
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Standby Time Up to 1 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Dimensions [H x W x D] 19.0 x 12.0 x 1.2 cm (7.5 x 4.7 x 0.5 in)
Weight 380 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Stereo
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Additional Information Graphics: Yes
Themes: Yes
Backlit Illumination: Yes
Zoom / Magnification: Yes
Screen Orientation Lock: Yes
Predictive Text Entry: Swype
Keypad/Screen Lock: Yes
Multiple Numbers Per Contact: Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups: Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Email Client: Yes
PC Synchronization: Yes
TV Out Info: HDMI
Audio Formats: MIDI, MP3, MP4, AAC, AMR-WB, AIFF, WAV, M4A, OGG
Video Playback Formats: 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, DivX, XviD
Streaming Video: Yes
Custom Ringtones: Yes
Vibration Alert: Yes
Radio: Yes
Viewable document types: BMP, DOC, DOCX, GIF, HTML, JPG, PDF, PPT, TXT, XLS
Games: Downloadable, Pre-installed
Apps: Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps: Thinkfree Office, Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Picasa, Media Hub
To-Do / Task List, Calendar, World Clock, Alarm, Calculator, Weather, Stocks, Maps, NotePad, Voice Memos / Recorder

Other Names (AKA): Samsung GT-P1010, Galaxy Tab Wi-Fi
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