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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

At a similar price point, the Thrive has a similar processor, similar RAM, and similar storage options. Really, aside from the Galaxy Tab 10.1's astonishingly thin case, the two devices are remarkably similar. That being said, the Thrive does have somewhat of a cheaper plastic feel to it, while the Samsung has a milled metal case.

Screen

Both screens are roughly the same size, and at a decent resolution. Still, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has a higher DPI than the Thrive, but a worse picture quality in terms of contrast and color performance. You'll have to judge for yourself, but neither tablet disappoints here.

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Battery

Though neither tablet impresses here, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 manages to squeeze more life out of its battery than does the Toshiba Thrive, which is on the bad side of mediocre.

eReader

Because the software to read eBooks is exactly the same on each tablet, this comparison really only comes down to whichever tablet is most convenient to read on. For that, we prefer the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 for its very light weight and slim profile that allows it to take up less space in a bag.

Internet

The internet features available to each tablet are identical, but the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 comes pre-loaded with far less bloatware. Stick to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Trust us, not only will the extra space be great, but you won't have as much garbage running in the background eating up system resources.

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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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