Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 w/ Verizon 4G LTE Tablet Review

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Final Thoughts and Conclusions

Galaxy Tab 10.1 Verizon 4G LTE Tablet PC

We have been using Android Honeycomb tablets since they have come out and even after using using both the ASUS Transformer and the Motorola Xoom we have to say the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has hands down the best design. It is the thinnest and lightest 10.1″ tablet on the market, so its no wonder that we feel in love with the look at feel of the Galaxy Tab 10.1. Our external impressions of the Galaxy Tab were great, but we did notice that some of the common amenities that other Android tablets have are missing on this one. For example, this one is missing both a microSD card slot and a microHDMI port. Samsung offers optional accessories for the 30-pin connector to adapt to take memory cards and HDMI cables, but if you wanted to buy both you are looking at adding another $50 to the cost.

 The Android 3.1 operating system used on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is fairly polished and we didn’t have any crashes or bad experiences with Honeycomb during our use with the tablet. Samsung might be releasing an update to Android 3.2 in the near future, but it doesn’t include many improvements for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 as it doesn’t have the SD card reader. The Motorola Xoom and ASUS Transformer needed the Android 3.2 update to get the memory card to work. The only other fixes were related to typing lag and some zoom fixes on some apps to better fit tablets.

Speaking of the Motorola Xoom and the ASUS Transformer, we found the benchmark performance to be close to the same between all of the models as they all use the NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor. The Galaxy Tab also works with NVIDIA’s Tegra Zone game store, since it uses the processor. The one performance area that we loved on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 was the Verizon 4G LTE network as we were able to hit some wicked fast speeds!

Galaxy Tab 10.1 Size

Before we call it a day we have to show you how thin this laptop is. The picture above you has the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 next to a regular Sharpie and you can tell that the Sharpie is much thicker. The Samsung Galaxy Tab is super thin and very light. If you haven’t every seen or picked one up before, we highly suggest going to a local electronics store and picked one up!

iPad 2 (3G) Xoom Iconia A500 Transformer Galaxy Tab 10.1
Dimensions 241.2mm x
185.7mm x
8.8xx
249.1mm x
167.8mm x
12.9mm
260mm x
177mm x
13.3mm
271mm x
175mm x
12.95mm
256mm x
172.9mm x
8.6mm
CPU Dual ARM
Cortex A9
@ 1Ghz
Dual ARM
Cortex A9
@ 1Ghz
Dual ARM
Cortex A9
@ 1Ghz
Dual ARM
Cortex A9
@ 1Ghz
Dual ARM
Cortex A9
@ 1Ghz
GPU PowerVR SGX
543MP2
NVIDIA
GeForce
NVIDIA
GeForce
NVIDIA
GeForce
NVIDIA
GeForce
Screen Size 9.7″ 10.1″ 10.1″ 10.1″ 10.1″
Aspect Ratio 4:3 16:10 16:10 16:10 16:10
Weight 601g 730g 730g 695g 567g

The Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G has been out for a couple of months now and the overall cost is rather expensive with the 16GB version is $529.99 and the 32GB version is $629.99, both with a 2-year contract. The no contract price is $699.99 and 799.99, respectively. With these prices, plus the monthly data plan expenses you are talking a rather significant investment. If you want to have a very well designed tablet that runs on the blazing fast Verzion LTE network then this is it. That said, we expect the first NVIDIA Kal-El tablets to come out in a matter of weeks and Google should be releasing Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) with their launch partner soon too. Time keeps on flying by! 

Legit Reviews Recommended Award

Legit Bottom Line: The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G LTE tablet takes the internet to a whole new level with super fast data speeds!

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