Our friends over at Samsung have recently sent us out a Galaxy 10.1 Tablet and let me say we were impressed. The size and weight of the tablet is perfect for portability and functionality. The unit weighs only 1.25 lbs and is 0.34″ thin! Making the 10.1 Galaxy tablet the thinnest in the world! The version we received of the tablet is a 16GB Wi-Fi only model with a dark grey stainless steel like backing. So the design and feel to the unit are great, but how did it function? well the Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1 running Android 3.1 Honeycomb functioned incredibly fast! Installed with a 1GHz Dual-core NVIDIA TEGRA 2 Processor and 1 GB of RAM memory it is no wonder why this unit is as fast as it is.
The browser and apps ran so fast and smoothly that the personal computer days maybe over. After testing the unit we can confidently say this unit is capable of running applications for anything, multi-tasking at its best. The web browser was remarkably speedy and flash enabled with no problems! Perhaps the only problem that we found of the unit is that in the market place tablet applications weren’t separately marked and may cause an annoyance. An easy software update fix that I am sure of is on the way, if not fixed already. The live backgrounds make the Android powered unit unique and stunning. We installed a free My Beach Live Background and gazed at the beauty, there are several reviews on youtube of the live background if you would like to find out more.
The live background didn’t take away much from the battery life or slow down the unit at all. The battery life of this tablet is truly amazing! Similar to other tablets on the market the battery life is unbelievable. The Samsung Galaxy 10.1 we found should be rated with around 9 to 10 hours of non stop general use! The unit also features GPS and let me say I haven’t seen Google Maps work faster on any other unit even a computer! That’s not it the unit also boasts two cameras, a HD 720P video recording 3MP LED Flash back camera and a 2MP front camera for video chat. Sensors include a gyroscope, accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and a compass. The unit has three buttons all located on the same side for volume and power. A 30-pin dock connector port allows for easy charging of the unit and of course there is a headphone jack for listening to music. Samsung claims the battery will hold power for 72 hours when just listening to music!
The standard price for the 16GB Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi only is a competitive $499.99. The 32GB WiFi only version is $100 more at $599.99. The price point and performance is very competitive for what is available on the tablet market today. This tablet is amazing and the only problem we really faced was a software market place issue. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is wanted by everyone here at NJ TechReviews. For more specifications please click here. If you would like to purchase a 10.1 Galaxy Tab please click here.
The Bottom Line: This tablet rocks! The design and productivity of the unit makes it a want to have piece of technology! Compared price wise with other tablets it is on an equal playing level, although running Android OS, this tablet is unrestricted able to play flash and have a super cool backgrounds such as the beach theme mentioned earlier. If your in the market for a tablet without a doubt the Samsung Galaxy 10.1 Android Tablet will meet and exceed your expectations.