Samsung Galaxy Tab Reviews
"After spending the last couple of days with the Galaxy Tab, we can confidently say it's the best Android tablet on the market. Now, that's not saying much given the state of the Android competition, but we can also assuredly say that the Tab is the first true competitor to Apple's iPad. Its crisp display, compact form factor, touch-friendly software and dual cameras undoubtedly have what it takes to win over the average tablet seeker. However, we still have some reservations right now. Google hasn't yet provided any direction on Android as a tablet platform, which means that the Tab is held back by lagging application support and software that doesn't fully take advantage of the extra screen real estate."
"Typically, the point of a compromise is to bring together the best of both sides. The Tab is like a compromise's evil twin, merging the worst of a tablet and the worst of a phone. It has all of the input problems of a tablet, with almost none of the consumption benefits. With more apps geared to its tweener size, it could be a lot better, but it's not clear they're coming anytime soon, if ever. The Tab is an awkward first attempt at this kind of tabletâ€”wait for somebody else to do it better."
"We can't hide our disappointment in the Samsung Galaxy Tab. It had the potential to deliver a serious blow to Apple's iPad sales. But in truth, the Galaxy Tab is no match for the iPad. It's nowhere near as smooth, it's not as polished and remarkably, it's not even a match when it comes to value for money."
"Samsung's very first tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab, is surely a device with its own philosophy. It is very compact and easy to carry around, and due to a healthy-sized 7" display, it is a great offering for casual users. It is still quite versatile though, being equipped with a lot of connectivity options and also two cameras for occasional shots and video calls. In the meantime, its design is solid and contemporary, although executed mainly out of plastic."
"If you absolutely canâ€™t wait any longer for an Android tablet or have fond stirrings for Samsungâ€™s TouchWiz, by all means you will want the Galaxy Tab. If, on the other hand, you would rather wait for a device that truly captures the essence of Android in tablet form you may be better served waiting it out. Itâ€™s a tough call, especially with the high price the Tab is sold at and the carrier subsidies that go along with it."
"what you do get from the Samsung Galaxy Tab is a fully featured device and once you get the chance to settle down and load it with apps, and get things running how you want them, youâ€™ll find it a great companion. Slightly higher specs - more RAM - would have sweetened the deal, because unlike your mobile phone, youâ€™ll probably expect your tablet to have a longer shelf-life. Fingers crossed that prices fall then, because price seems to be the biggest barrier."
"The Galaxy Tab is a beautiful product with features that will make iPad owners envious, but its in-between size and possible carrier commitments hold it back from broad appeal."
"On paper the Galaxy Tab represents a smaller, neater and more open alternative to iPad (itself a flawed device) and we wish it was. In reality it is an uncomfortable phone/tablet hybrid with a sky high price that will likely be eclipsed before Christmas. If you absolutely had your heart set on the Galaxy Tab by all means try one for yourself, but we'd suggest being patient and putting your money away."
Know Your Mobile
"The Samsung Galaxy Tab is a lot like Christmas. After all the anticipation, in reality itâ€™s a bit of a let down. Although the Tab is a sturdy, slender, lightweight and attractive tablet, it could be easier to hold. The Tabâ€™s small size, which makes it great for reading, also makes it less suitable for writing judging from our experiences with the onscreen keyboard."
"I enjoyed my time with the Galaxy Tab. I was skeptical about it at first but then as I began to use it more and more, the more I started to like it. I am still curious to see what new tablets come out over the next few weeks, and this keeps me from buying one quite just yet; thereâ€™s a lot in the tablet pipeline from very legit companies such as RIM, HP, and LG, so Iâ€™m going to keep a close eye out for these ones as well. If you donâ€™t care about any of these upcoming tablets, the Tab is definitely worth considering."