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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

Where do we begin? The Galaxy Tab 10.1 has more screen area, higher DPI, faster processor, more RAM, competitive hard drive capacity, bigger battery, and oh yeah: it's far thinner than the Dell Streak 7. If the Streak 7 is a broken down jalopy, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is a muscle car.

Screen

Despite the obvious difference in screen size, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 also has a higher DPI and bigger resolution to boot. Though the Streak 7 manages a higher peak brightness, its contrast ratio suffers from its high black level. if you're looking for picture quality, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is a much better bet.

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Battery

If you're planning on taking a longer sojourn, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will stand a better chance of entertaining you until you arrive at your destination. As the Streak 7's battery life is truly horrendous, this isn't a huge surprise.

eReader

This is an interesting comparison, as each tablet has its advantages here. Though the Streak 7 fits in your hands better and isn't as awkward to port around, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 lasts longer on the same charge, and is similarly light. It's up to you if you value battery life over comfort, but we typically side with battery life here, especially among tablets that are very light to begin with.

Internet

Though both tablets run an iteration of the Android software, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 runs 3.1 Honeycomb, while the Streak runs an older, less powerful version. Both have impressive features through the app store, but the Galaxy Tab 10.1 has access to all of the neat stuff developed specifically for tablets, while the Streak 7 doesn't.

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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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