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Samsung Galaxy Tab review

7/10 AVG.
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7/10
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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
Android
Processor
1 GHz
Screen Size
7"
Camera
3+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Ubergizmo

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
Techland

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

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
MobileBurn

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
PhoneDog

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
7"

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

Processor
1 GHz

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

OS

The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

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

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

Battery
4000mAh

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

Overview
Release date April 10, 2011
Regions available USA, Canada
Mobile / Cellular Data
variations
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
900/1900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, HSDPA 7.2, HSUPA
variations
SIM card size
No
variations
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor Cortex-A8 1 GHz
Internal Storage 32 GB
RAM 512 MB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Data Cable, Headset, Manual
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Up to: 7 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 17 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time No
Standby Time Up to: 1 days
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors
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
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
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
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
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Swype
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features Push Email
Messaging No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
3+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
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
1+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, AAC, AMR-WB, AIFF, WAV, M4A, OGG
Radio Yes
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, DivX, XviD
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types BMP, DOC, DOCX, GIF, HTML, JPG, PDF, PPT, TXT, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks Yes
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable, Pre-installed
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps Thinkfree Office, Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Picasa, Media Hub
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung GT-P1010, Galaxy Tab Wi-Fi

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