Samsung Galaxy Tab Review
Samsung Galaxy Tabs were among the first tablets to pose a serious challenge to the Apple iPad 2. They come in various sizes with various connectivity options, but the bigger, 3G versions are out of our price range, so we zeroed in on the 7-inch Wi-Fi-only model. Both users and experts generally seem satisfied with how this Samsung tablet performs, according to Samsung Galaxy Tab reviews compiled at TechSpot. Many Samsung Galaxy Tab reviews praise the tablet's touchscreen, which PCWorld calls bright and responsive. One common complaint in Galaxy Tab reviews, including this one from CNET, is that the Samsung tablet still runs Android 2.2, which feels outdated now that Android 3.0 has been out for a while.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab has a 1 GHz Texas Instruments ARM Cortex-A8 processor, a 7-inch capacitive screen, 16 GB of internal memory, and a microSD card slot for additional storage. It also offers support for 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1, as well as a USB 2.0 port. Users can download apps from the official Android Market. The Samsung tablet comes with a 3MP camera, as well as a front-facing 1.3MP camera for video chatting.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab is a good example of how fast the tablet market is moving. This device really isn't very old, but it feels old compared with the best new tablets. This Samsung tablet is due for a refresh (likely coming soon). If it's spruced up with Android 3 and perhaps a faster processor, the Samsung Galaxy Tab will compete with our top picks.