Samsung Galaxy Tab
Samsung’s 10.1-inch Wi-Fi version of its Galaxy Tab garnered four of five stars when we reviewed it upon its release. Our reviewer enjoyed testing the Galaxy Tab, calling it “lightweight and extremely well balanced” and praising its sharp and crisp display.
Build and Design
Galaxy Tab 4 10.1’s casing is made of plastic. The front is entirely covered in glass, though. This is not Gorilla Glass, but it offers a very smooth feel, without any trace of annoying friction.
The tablet’s upper part has a very slim chromed edge, while the remaining sides and the back are carved out of a single piece of plastic, which is supposed to mimic leather. The Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 does not have fake stitches on a back like other Samsung devices.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 it feels solid when held, and it does feel rather heavy, as it weighs 1.07 lb. (487 g). Still, it’s only 0.3 in. Thick (8 millimeters) and offers social dimensions for a 10.1-inch tablet: 9.6 x 6.9 inches (243 x 176 mm). The bezels around the display are slimmer on the left and right sides than at the top or the bottom, which looks natural.
Built-in surround sound means dialogue is always clear. Music playback is warm and detailed, with consistent volume levels.
Go all day without charging Battery life is key. And this one has up to 9 hours of use.
Following are the specifications
We have to talk about the screen first. With the 1280 x 800 resolution screen, you can practically use this tablet as a TV. The quality is crystal clear, and you will have no issues with the brightness.
The Android 3.1 Honeycomb operating system does have a few minor drawbacks, but the fact is that you get a lot of features and apps that you can explore, and have access to the Android Market can be of real help when it comes to customization.
Connectivity issues are often prevalent with even the best Android tablet devices; however, I have found no such problems with the Samsung Galaxy Tab. I am not disappointed with the wireless connection, as I even reached download speeds of over 25 Mbps.
Positive Points of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
*The addition of Google Services came as a surprise to me, as somehow it escaped me when I read the product specifications. Needless to say, I was thrilled, since I love using Gmail and Picasa, and the addition of Google Maps for the GPS feature was like the cherry on top.
*Also, a good compatibility feature, the ability to connect the tablet to my Windows computer made things easy, as I only have to drag and drop files, and the transfer is straightforward.
*The battery life seems to last quite a while. With moderate use, it does get to the 10-hour mark; however, that amount tends to decrease if I play around with the tablet too much.
*The lack of an HDMI port and a micro SD card reader have been a bit troublesome, but the storage capacity of the tablet has proven to be enough since I can keep transferring files to my computer.
*The build doesn’t seem too sturdy. Although I haven’t had any major issues so far (it did slow down a few times as I used some applications). I do tend to be careful around delicate electronic gadgets such as a tablet, though, especially since I’ve read that there have been a few people complaining about hardware malfunctions.
All in all, it becomes quite clear that the issues presented here are not as severe as some would make them seem. Personally, I had a positive experience with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.0, and, while it may not be the best Android tablet out there, at an affordable price of under 450 dollars, it is quite an impressive and well-built 10-inch tablet.