I have had this device for a week now. I have been using the HTC Advantage x7510 which I have come to love for its large (5") screen. The Samsung Galaxy Tab (SGT) size is slightly too long for my liking, but I am willing to put up with it. I have the following negative views about the SGT:
1) The way it manipulates font sizes in emails is obnoxious. I find myself having to enlarge the font to be able to read even emails I had sent out. This is a real pain. I wish there was a way to make it leave email fonts in the same size, whether it was an original email or a reply. Worse still, I was appalled to see an email I had sent showing on my screen as just one infinite line with no word wrap! Most ugly.
2) The fact that the device does not get charged when plugged into a PC's USB port is ridiculous. In fact, the only way to charge it is to use Samsung's own adaptor that came with it. For example, if you use the Samsung USB cable and plug into a mains plug that has a USB port, it will not work. This is very limiting.
3) I compared the video colours with those from Apple's iPad and I was ashamed at the dull, blurred, dark and lifeless rendition of the SGT. I do not like Apple and have never bought any Apple device. But I was embarrassed at this comparison when a friend tried to make be believe the iPad has a better display.
I don't know yet if I will really stay with the SGT or if I have just wasted my money (500 GBP in London). So far, apart from looking cool, it has not turned me on.
- jae -, 16 Nov 2010The SGT is overpriced here in the Philippines at $838 (P41,000). iPad is a tad cheaper at $600... moreby the way, the Cherry Mobile Superion was released before the SGT was introduced here.
I forgot where I read that article but it says that the Superion is like a spoiler for the SGT.
With the price and with the freebies that comes with it, it's a steal!
The SGT is overpriced here in the Philippines at $838 (P41,000). iPad is a tad cheaper at $600 (P30,000).
But there's a tablet that was just released here with almost-the-same-as-SGT features at half the price. Try searching for Cherry Mobile Superion on Google. Oh, and at $399 (P19,990), it comes with a leather case, 4GB Micro SD card, a bluetooth headset and a very cheap Cherry Mobile P1 mobile priced at $15.
Anonymous, 15 Nov 2010can it use to type in korean character?duh! its korean
I have played it in the shop and I like it a lot but the only thing stopping me to get one is the screen size. I am a anti-apple guy but I have to say Mr Jobs was right, for tablet 7" is a bit small. I can't wait for the 10" version of Tab.
bro this tablet no good..
ive played with it before it sucks bro. go get urself a moto dext, its the shit..
Wish this one comes before I bought my 3G 32GB iPad. boo…
Loved my iPad but i"ve rather buy Samsung instead… due to lots of restrictions on iPad and not many apps in Apple Store for iPad unless its JB.
Anyone knows if Galaxy Tab will fully sync with Mac?
JO, 10 Nov 2010Works like normal phone has phonebook you can call contacts and recieve calls if you dont have... moreoff course, when you use the loudspreaker, everyone can hear what the person on the other side says...
best fone samsung has made so far.....
went for training for the galaxy tab..top notch..
android 2.2tablet with 7inch screen..hsdpa/hsupa plus dual band..1ghz processor..layar and swype apps pre-loaded and e-reading....no words to explain the fuctionality of this fone...
well done samsung
frankie, 08 Nov 2010Ok, go on and bring your ipad to the public:a bus a train, to a meeting etc. Its awkward and h... morehi
you are absolutely right concerning the ipad!
i had one and sold it and used the cash to purchase the Galaxy Tablet
this is so superior to the ipad
ok the build quality of the ipad was unblemished but thats abot it!!! far too restricted cant do this cant do that
cant extend the memory, no flash support, no calls, no camera,
no video calling, plus it doesnt have all the fun stuff like being able to change font styles etc etc
A big applause to the Galaxxy Tablet which is far more acceptable in portability
you wont get laughed at being seen out and about reading ya EBooks on this thing!!
Gadget Mania, 11 Nov 2010Oct 30 , 2010 I bought Samsung Galaxy Tab. Next year, I will buy Playbook Blackberry. The winn... moregalaxy tab is good but look is not good then dell street from aman spice hotspot
fredje, 07 Nov 2010To the people that own a SGT. Can you call your contacts like with a normal phone. When you re... moreyes u can answer the calls easily by ur bluetooth or loudspeaker .. awesome loudspeaker .. crystal clear voice
when .. it will be released in China?..and will it be with Gingerbread...???
aditya, 11 Nov 2010what is right choice Samsung galaxy tab or lg new phone In reply to aditiya's question.
Hi, I advise U to not to go for Lg Products in India
bcoz they don't hav that much of technology we have at Samsung. U can compare it to any brand too. I m using Tab it is a class Device. U can msg me yr Query too, The no is +919560494174.
i got my samsung galaxt tab .. really nice phone .. i can say only cell phone beyond limits ... its bettar to use single galaxy tab instead of 2 gadgets ur laptop and mobile ...
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