Monday, April 25, 2011

Galaxy Tab Review

I've used the iPad, Archos 7, Huawei Tablet and the Viewsonic tablets for a while, and now I decided to get the Galaxy Tab.

This is not the latest review of the Galaxy Tab launch last year, but I'm going to share with you my experiences and reasons why I got the G-Tab.

Quick specs: 1GHz processor, full Flash support thanks to Android 2.2, dual cameras, support for up to 32GB of storage and WiFi / 3G connectivity

The Galaxy tab looks great and the screen is fantastic. I would say Samsung has did such a good job of making such a bright screen, compared to the other tablets, it is definitely brighter.

The reason why I got the G-tab is because the price with a 2 year plan is S$248 (on a Singtel S$39 plan) It is pretty ok in price, and I love the specs.


1) a headphone jack
2) microSD card slot
3) form factor is great for 1 handed use.
4) solid build.
5) great screen, great viewing angles.
6) Responsive screen.
7) supports flash.
8) 1Ghz processor. (much less lag compared to other tablets)
9) Internet tethering (via mobile AP app)
10) ok 3mp camera. (crappy flash)


1) no micro-USB slot. (random Samsung Slot)
2) no kickstand
3) Gmail app on the Tab sucks, I sent 3 emails out when I pressed the send button.
4) ~ 6 hours of battery life vs the ipad 9.5 hours

After using all the Android tabs, even now with the newer tablets out, the Galaxy Tab is still a pretty choice which is better than the other tablets.

If you can get a plan with a relatively cheap tab, why not get it.

Overall 8/10

-- Robin Low

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