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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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Music & Audio Controls

Android 3.1 has a great audio playback interface that while very pretty, is also functional to boot. The basic controls are laid out on the bottom of the screen, with the advanced controls scattered around the edges. In the center is a picture of the album art, and should you desire, you can always construct a playlist with the files on your tablet.

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Oh, what a sleek UI.

Music & Audio Management

Though it's probably a bit different than users of previous iterations of Android are used to, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and all other Android 3.1 systems manage their music using a touch-manipulated cover splash. You can either select albums to play, or open a playlist from the menu at the top of the screen.

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The ever-impressive cover splash.
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Music & Audio Formats

Music & Audio Battery Life

Your mileage may vary with this, but if you build a playlist for continuous playback, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 can go all night long without any hiccup in performance. Of course, this result happened with the screen shutting off after a minute or two, so the battery life reported here is under ideal conditions. Should you futz with the settings or playlist, your battery life will drop.

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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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