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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Tablet Review

Samsung steps up its game, going toe to toe with the best Android products on the market.

August 29, 2011
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Device & Specs

In terms of raw specs, these tablets are very similar: their processors are virtually identical, they have similar amounts of RAM, and their screens are both large. Both have 802.11n wireless cards, and both can be purchased in iterations of cellular-network capable models.

Screen

Though the screens are of a similar size, they both use slightly different technologies, as the Galaxy Tab 10.1 has a TFT display, and the iPad has a somewhat more advanced IPS display. This gives it not only a better viewing angle, but fixes some of the deficiencies of the traditional IPS display.

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Battery

If you want a tablet that will last several hours on a single charge, both tablets will do so, but the iPad 2 will last up to 2 hours longer than the Galaxy Tab 10.1, but you certainly pay for the extra performance.

eReader

As a pure eReader, it's a bit hard to beat the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, as it's not only extremely thin, but lighter than the iPad 2. Despite this, both tablets are quite large, and therefore a bit awkward to handle.

Internet

This comes to a matter of personal preference, as both the Android Market and the iTunes App store have a vast number of applications that you can download. Though each seem to have some advantages over the other, chances are good that only experienced users of both will be able to see much of a difference.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Screen
  4. Battery & Controls
  5. eReader
  6. Music & Audio
  7. Movies & Video
  8. Email & Web Browsing
  9. Internet Apps
  10. Dell Streak 7 Comparison
  11. Apple iPad 2 Wi-fi & 3G / AT&T / 16 GB Comparison
  12. Toshiba Thrive Comparison
  13. Conclusion
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