Product Type: Samsung Tablet PCs / eBook Readers
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Dont buy this device anymore!
Samsung Galaxy Tab
Member Name: Insidium
Samsung Galaxy Tab
Advantages: Feels solid, all works well enough
Disadvantages: No support anymore, mediocre hardware
Let start with the hardware, this is a great piece of hardware, it feels solid, though the back of the device is shiny and slippery, making gripping the device troublesome at times, for this reason if you are going to buy this I suggest a case. This solid feeling comes at a cost though; the device is heavier than its competition and a fair bit bulkier. The proprietary (marks down for proprietary connections Samsung!) connection port seems to let it down as it feels flimsy.
The screen on this device is fantastic, not as good as apples products but certainly good, the screen has a good range of brightness's as to preserve battery. The touch screen works well enough to be usable; problems arise though due to the small bezel on the screen causing fingers to touch the screen slightly, causing some strange reactions, though my hands are quite large so this isn't a major problem.
The processor behind this thing isn't the best to be honest, a single core 1ghz A8 chip, most if not all apps like run fine on it, but navigating the interface with apps running in the background may not be as smooth as expected. Again the graphics chip is also mediocre, it will most likely do what you want, but slowdowns may occur at times. The microphone is of the quality you would expect to find on a cheapish android phone. The front facing camera (the one that looks at you) is of terrible quality, the other camera is much better, again it's what you would expect to find on a cheapish android phone.
Now comes the biggest problem, the software, this device suffers from one major problem, some people seem to get it and some done. Sometimes on startup the device will go into a strange mode where everything seems reset, and the menu that appears when the on button is held down has only 2 items instead of the normal 4. The only solution I have found has been to do a hard reset of the device.
Another thing to take into consideration is that there is no more official support for this product anymore, it will forever be stuck on android 2.2, though unofficial port to later versions of android may be available from xda, though that solution is not for everybody.
In conclusion, if you're looking at purchasing this, don't, or if you're looking to purchase this and you're not worried about some technical stuff, go buy an Archos 7o and put android market on it
Summary: You shouldent buy this product anymore, the competition is far further ahead
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