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The Samsung Galaxy Tab is perfect for life on the go. The 7" touchscreen packs incredible entertainment and communication features, while a slim and l...

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published 26/10/2011 | cunnersmon
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Hi... im a post graduate in TV and Film Production and am hoping to go into business with my friend.. i love gaming and going to the cinema a lot i am also into photography
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"Samsung galaxy tab: ipad's rival put through it paces"

Samsung Galaxy Tab

Samsung Galaxy Tab

When i first opened the box, i was taken back on how small it was, as i was expecting a fairly large, book sized device. It's size, even in my small hands, does not resemble anywhere near its promo pic and if its screen is 7 inch, than so am I. lol.

The boot up time is acceptable, thrashing any laptop or notebook i have experience on, taking about the same time to boot up as your average smart phone.

The Tab's software has been developed by Android, which can be found on many smart phones, so if you possess an Android phone manufactured by; Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Motorola, HTC or LG, than you will probably be capable of operating the Tab.

Using this Tab is easy. The touch screen is very precise and responsive, easily keeping up as i typed. I was that impressed by this that for about five minutes I attempted to 'crash' the Tab by typing as fast as i possible could, but failed to do so. The down side, like all touch screen devices, is that you painsatkingly have to type with one finger.

The screen display is High definition delivering high quality screen sharpness, upto 1280 x 800 WXGA display boasting a pixel density of 149ppi (What ever that means), which is needed, as the Tab has a HD camera for snapping pics or videos. Such an excellent display makes the device excellent for watching Movies, viewing photos and playing games.

Movies, games, music and even eBooks, newspapers and Apps can be downloaded from My Hub, a multimedia app store much like Itunes for ipods etc. These do cost a bit; with Movies from £3.49 each, Music varying from 49p to 99p per track and full albums being more. eBooks and Newspapers operate on a subscription charge, which they cheekly hook you into, by offering a seven days free subscription. So keeping you Tab upto date with the latest Apps and music, etc. is going to be costly.

Now onto what the Tab was made for, social networking. It has a fantastic piece of software called "Social Hub", which enables you to keep track on all you emails, instant messaging accounts and social networks through one portal. An essential for social mad people or people on the go. However, if having this much at once is over whelming, the Tab also as seperate Apps for email, Facebook (OTHERS AVAILABLE) and messaging.

Apart from a social device the Tab is also great for working in the office or studying. It comes with a free generic Office software, similar to Microsoft Office. However, if you use the Office programme, then i would suggest also purchacing a plug in keyboard, price from £39.99, which are durable and easily transported.

The model I have only has WiFi other models, like the Galaxy 10.1 has an 3G extra upgrade you can purchase at a monthly subscription, but prices starting at £25 per month it can be costly. I find the WiFi only Tab is enough. I use it to type up documents with its attachable keyboard (purchased separately), then when i'm in a WiFi hotspot, i surf the net, check my Facebook and send Emails etc.

to finish with here are the boring specs....


Camera:
-Auto focus
-Auto ISO

Messaging:
-Predictive Text Input T9
-Email
-vCard / vCalendar
-Instant Messaging

Further Information:
-Mobile Tracker
-Touch screen


Fun&Entertainment:
-Embedded wallpaper

Connectivity:
-USB
-Internet HTML browser
-WiFi


Business&Office:
-Document viewer
-Mobile Printing
-Offline Mode

Personal Information Management:
-Calendar
-Scheduler
-To do list
-Clock
-Alarm
-Calculator


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  • cunnersmon published 27/10/2011
    Hi... Sorry I haven't has much experience with an iPad, as I only have an iPhone. But from what experience I do have I would say they are similar, imagine mac and pc... Different software but recognizable features and similar to use. Currently the galaxy tab is ipad's main rival, so I assume the specs will be similar. If still unsure, why not go into a local retailer and have a go on the demo tab. But be quick as I hear the galaxy tab and children's iPad is going to be the biggest sellers this year... Good luck on your decision
  • wolfmanhunt published 27/10/2011
    Hi i was wondering whether you had had any experience with and ipad and how this compares as my ipad has just broken and i was considering a change of device ?
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Product Information : Samsung Galaxy Tab 7" 3G 16 GB

Manufacturer's product description

The Samsung Galaxy Tab is perfect for life on the go. The 7" touchscreen packs incredible entertainment and communication features, while a slim and light weight design ensures both comfort and portability. It features the new Android 2.2 operating system, voice and face-to-face video calling, and four new amazing Hubs (Music, Media, Readers and Social) for the ultimate tablet experience. The Galaxy Tab also supports Flash 10.1 and delivers the full web experience for you to enjoy. Enjoy life without limits with the Galaxy Tab.

Product Details

Manufacturer: Samsung

System / Notebook Type: Tablet PC

EAN: 8806071378985

Product Type: Tablet

Operating System: Android 2.2, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Weight: 380 g, 0.380000305175781, 385 g, 306 g

Dimensions (WxDxH): 19 cm x 1.2 cm x 12 cm, 19 cm x 1.2 cm x 12.1 cm, 19.9 cm x 1.2 cm x 12 cm, 11.11 cm x 0.99 cm x 18.8 cm

Features: HDMI Port

Location: A-GPS, GPS, A-GPS/GLONASS

Camera: 3 Megapixel rear + 1.3 Megapixel front, 3.2 Megapixel rear + 1.3 Megapixel front

Cellular Protocols: GSM, CDMA, GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA

Cellular Technology: 3G

Supported Flash Memory Cards: Micro SD Card, microSD, microSDHC

Storage: 16 GB

Processor Clock Speed: 1 GHz, 1.2 GHz

Processor: Samsung S5PC110, Samsung ARM11, ( Dual-Core )

Display: 7" TFT - 1024 x 600 - Multi-Touch, 7" TFT - 1024 x 600 ( 169 ppi ) - Multi-Touch

Product Description: Samsung Galaxy Tab - tablet - Android 2.2 - 16 GB - 7" - 3G, Samsung Galaxy Tab - tablet - Android 2.2 - 16 GB - 7", Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 - tablet - Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) - 16 GB - 7" - 3G

Wireless Connectivity: 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0

Processor / Clock Speed: 1

Processor / Type: Cortex A8

OS Provided / Type: Android 2.2

Display / Native Resolution: 1024 x 600

Hard Drive / Capacity: 16

Long Name: Galaxy Tab GT-P1000

Display / Diagonal Size: 7

Flash Memory / Installed Size: 16

Battery Run Time: Up to 7 hours

Colour: Chic white, Black, chic white, White

Supported Text Formats: PDF

RAM: 1 GB

Camera

Front-facing Camera: 1.3 Megapixel

Features: Video recording

Capture Formats: JPEG

Video Resolutions: 720 x 480

Camera Light Source: LED light

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Rear-facing Camera: 3 Megapixel, 3.2 Megapixel

Still Image Resolutions: 2048 x 1536

Location

Receiver: A-GPS, GPS, A-GPS/GLONASS

Software Included: Google Maps

Multimedia

Supported Digital Audio Formats: MP3, MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, MIDI, AMR, OGG, FLAC, MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, Real Audio, MIDI, AMR, AAC+, OGG, MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, AMR, AAC+, OGG, eAAC+, FLAC, AC3

Audio: Microphone , speaker

Supported Digital Video Formats: ISO

Graphics: PowerVR SGX540

Expansion and Connectivity

HDMI Port: Yes

Expansion Slots: 1 x SIM card ¦ 1 x microSD

Interfaces: 1 x Samsung 30-pin Dock Connector ¦ 1 x headset mini jack (3.5mm)

Dimensions & Weight

Weight: 380 g, 385 g, 306 g

Height: 12 cm, 12.1 cm, 18.8 cm

Depth: 1.2 cm, 0.99 cm

Width: 19 cm, 19.9 cm, 11.11 cm

Battery

Capacity: 4000 mAh

Run Time: Up to 7 hours

Technology: Lithium Ion

Standby Time: Up to 1500 h

Run Time Details: Audio playback - up to 109 hour(s) ¦ Video playback - up to 7 hour(s) ¦ Web browsing over Wi-Fi - up to 8 hour(s) ¦ Web browsing over 3G - up to 7 hour(s)

Talk Time: Up to 1200 min

Miscellaneous

Features: Calendar, clock, alarm

Included Accessories: Power adapter

Colour: Chic white, Black, chic white, White

Sensors: Accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, digital compass

Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards: Micro SD Card, microSD, microSDHC

Storage: 16 GB

Max Supported Capacity: 32 GB

RAM: 1 GB

Processor

Processor Clock Speed: 1 GHz, 1.2 GHz

Processor: Samsung S5PC110, Samsung ARM11

Number of Cores: Dual-Core

General

MPN: GT-P1000CWAXEU, GT-P1000CWANEE, GT-P1000CWADBT, GT-P1000, GT-P1010CWAXEF, GT-P1000CWAITV, SM-T2110ZWEXFV

Product Type: Tablet

Operating System: Android 2.2, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Communications

Band: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 / UMTS 900/1900/2100, GSM 850/900/1800/1900 / UMTS 850/900/1900/2100

Cellular Protocols: GSM, CDMA, GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA

Cellular Technology: 3G

Wireless Connectivity: 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0

Bluetooth Profiles: Headset Profile (HSP), Object Push Profile (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Serial Port Profile (SPP), Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Human Interface Device Profile (HID)

Security Protocols & Features: DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct

Display

Touchscreen: Multi-Touch

Resolution: 1024 x 600, 1024 x 600 ( 169 ppi )

Type: 7" TFT

Colour Depth: Up to 16.2 million colours, 16 million colours

Software

Preloaded Software: Drivers, RSS reader, ThinkFree Mobile, Gmail, Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Samsung Apps

EBook Reader

Supported Text Formats: PDF

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