Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 review: Droid at large

08 September 2011
Tablets are basking in well-deserved attention and manufacturers know they need to try hard and make their devices distinct and memorable. Truly unique gadgets are hard to come by these days - especially in Honeycomb land. Which is perhaps part of the...

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  • JD Cannon

Why when I charge my tab, do I have to switch it off. It won't charge otherwise.

  • Antenna problems ?

I hook up great close to my router at home, but when I go to the kitchen, a mere 100 feet away at most, I get progressively worse to none at my kitchen table. I have a brand new wireless n router, and I don't think that is the problem.

Any ideas ?

  • Ledtoit

To all of you guys moaning about data counting,try Data Booser,works great on my 10.1 gingerbread3.2.i love what u can do with this machine kicks isad arse.

  • v I n

Got any Bright solution on this problem of mine?...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pEwV--6XPc

tablet is great but 3.1 still has Bugs on it..

Samsung we are waiting for the ICS soon...

  • AnonD-24427

AnonD-9023, 10 Sep 2011Very dumb move by samsung , instead of wasting money for extra r... moreNot to worry about the storage
There is a usb connector, very small attachment to the tab and it lets you connect any usb pen drives
Hence making the memory virtually unlimited
I put all my movies in the pen drive and only have apps on the tab.
Hope this helps
P.S. The movies plays directly from the Pen Drive, and I use MX video that plays them super smoothly

  • AnonD-24427

I had the Ipad 2, I gave it away, and got the Galaxy Tab 10.1, heres why -

You can connect a usb pen drive to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 ( Gtab) with the small usb connector provided in the box, with this you can play movies directly from the pen drive,open documents edit them and save them back to the usb pen drive ( you get the idea ) , all of this is impossible with an ipad.

Secondly you need itunes for every data transfer that you want to do,with the Gtab you can drag and drop files from any Windows Pc without any additional software

Third, the PLS display is far more vibrant, high res, and colorful than the ipads Lcd screen

To me the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is my netbook replacement.

  • baz

Take a look at the new archos tablets at a fraction of the price and better hardware!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

On page1:
Main disadvantages
* Non-replaceable battery

Was it supposed to read "Non-USER-replaceable"?

  • samsungish

comments here should updated. no mention of the newton ring or the sim problem that users have encountered in their unit... is this a manufacturing defect or the design itself is flawed?

  • v I n

any users right there that suffers any issue's or bugs using 3.1 touchwiz UX? or the newton rings on the display of the screen?

  • Darkangels6sic6

Bill, 13 Sep 2011Your all soo funny , like that. We should participa... moreIt would deffinitely be a useful app to have. Is there any generic one that does so?? Still it would be more usefull if our service providers stopped screwing us over I believe. I don't know if this is true for all providers, but I know atleast some of them just transfer the data to you..that's it. Yet they do everything in their power to control how much you get and what you can do with it and throw on as many extra charges as possible and its not even their's. This is just insane!

  • ikkuh

In a few years we all say: i-what? :)

  • Bill

Denzo, 13 Sep 2011Honestly how many people would have between 250mb and 3GB intern... moreYour all soo funny , like that. We should participate in one of our own family comedy. With our Kids & Babys, Mums & Brothers & may be as YOU suggested, Grandmas & Pappas.
Lucky you didn’t know you have 130GB, you must be proud!
I’ve got 2 of both, with makes 4.

Seriously I am still waiting for an answer and a solution. Therefore I am just repeating again: To my knowledge there is NO compliable application for this tablet “only”, (Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 10.1v ) on the market yet, with which it is possible to monitor your daily, weekly, or monthly the data traffic usage…(& read my previous posts)…

Looking forward hearing from you & Sam

Bill

  • AnonD-5197

Jack Turner, 12 Sep 2011...not buying any Samsung Mobiles until they sort out the clumsy... moreThing about Kies is that you don't need to use it. lol

  • Denzo

Bill, 10 Sep 2011This tablet is NOT recommended if you are on a Fixed Data Plan w... moreHonestly how many people would have between 250mb and 3GB internet? Grandmas? Pappas?

Cause I have 120GB and that is not much compared to what you can get now.

  • Darkangels6sic6

Bill, 12 Sep 2011:) he he…you said it yourself “It's called keep watch of your d... moreAbusive?? I was stating the data plans are SHI***. That's all. And I didnt realize you were in a nother country. That was soly to the service providers. I'm sorry again to you that you providers are so greedy and hold back on you so much as ours do. Even the unlimited isnt unlimited...except supposedly with sprint. They need to change something. And I still agree it would be a useful app none the less, but Samsung cannot be blamed

  • Darkangels6sic6

Bill, 12 Sep 2011:) he he…you said it yourself “It's called keep watch of your d... moreAn app to keep track would yes be nice, but yet again. Just go to the website of your provider and check your data usuage. If you can't do that again... AS I SAID BEFORE. That would be a fault of your provider. It's not Samsungs fault if your provider does not offer unlimited and does not let you check your usage. If so then then it's worse then I thought and they are royally screwing you over and I feel sorry. But again..Not Samsungs fault. At that rate you might as well say any phone or laptop or computer or any device with internet function is horrible because the producer assumes we all have unlimited internet. Should they limit what you can do and sell this limited one to people saying here you go. This is for those without unlimited internet??

  • Anonymous

AnonD-9023, 10 Sep 2011Very dumb move by samsung , instead of wasting money for extra r... moreIf you want storage... there are plenty of other tablets with microSD storage solutions..

  • Bill

darkangels6sic6, 12 Sep 2011It's called keep watch of your data. How the hell does that have... more:) he he…you said it yourself “It's called keep watch of your data”.
Well, tell us how to do that?
Repeating again, to my knowledge there is NO compliable application for this tablet on the market yet, with which you can monitor your daily, weekly, or monthly the data traffic usage.

- Can you tell me why!?
- Or can you tell me “please” if there is one, which really works!?
- By the way, why Samsung cannot provide us already a preinstalled App. which could do that job!?

To our crappy Internet connection we have in our beautiful unique country.
Well you know, there are actually only 2 providers & no one of them is providing us with unlimited data plan.
Wifi cool… but the same here, no unlimited data plan existing.
Of course you got a point, to blame our providers for not releasing more data.
But I am also blaming Samsung with its Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 10.1v for being unable to provide a serious & working application to monitor data usage.
(And with me there are 100rds & more which would welcome that).

Please don’t get nervous in case your answering back.. and if so, don’t use abusive language again.

Best regards

Bill

  • Jack Turner

...not buying any Samsung Mobiles until they sort out the clumsy KIES Suite. but this Tab looks great.