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Galaxy Tab review in the making. Need suggestions!

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By Halulz, Junior Member on 5th October 2010, 07:33 AM
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12th October 2010, 12:53 PM |#21  
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Would be awesome if you can cover the following:

- usage-wise does the bigger screen cause inconvenience in usage of common apps and functions which are really optimised for 3.5 to 4 inch screens (eg. Swype, pulling down notification panel). Tab will require the fingers to travel a lot further

- fluidity of operations - is it as fast as SGS with Froyo and lag fix?

- with blue tooth headset, would it be a good replacement for SGS (assuming I don't mind lugging it around, or would want to bring it everywhere with me, in any case)

- does common games like Angry Birds, Asphalt scale well?

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12th October 2010, 08:27 PM |#22  
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I know it's far-fetched and you probably won't do it because you'll lose your warranty, but I'd like to see some tablet-porn... as in the galaxy tab disassembled. )

(I did a quick search on google, but no one seems to have cracked this baby up.)
17th October 2010, 01:34 PM |#23  
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Originally Posted by vitalij

It would be nice if you describe display quality - viewing angles, panel type (is it IPS) how it performs in sunlight. Is minimum brightness good for reading in dark conditions? Thanks!

Viewing angles: pretty much like the Samsung Galaxy S i9000. It's not a Super-AMOLED display but it's still almost es good. Performs really good in the sunlight. Brightness is incredible. It is way to bright in its maximum setting.
17th October 2010, 01:39 PM |#24  
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How is the call quality/ease of use.. Does the tab "feel" swift

As a phone it feels... awkward. You'd basically use it with a headset.

I can imagine that people would react strange if you'd pull it out your pocket to call a cab/taxi with it. I have to do some "field tests". Call quality is good but that depends on the headset.
17th October 2010, 01:44 PM |#25  
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Like if you have had chance to use the ipad, maybe like how does it compare value wise? As I think how much it costs £599 is putting me off, but if it is worth it compared to other tablets then I would consider it more

For me, it's totally worth it. Imagine that a lot of people are still buying "netbooks" or smaller laptops for the same price. I'm using the Tab as an "ultra mobile" laptop/phone - it's exactly what I was looking for, because I spend a lot of time outdoors and most of the time I don't wanna carry a laptop around and my Galaxy S i9000 is just too small.
17th October 2010, 01:49 PM |#26  
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Similar to all owners i would think! why did samsung insist on utilising such a large bezel around the screen? therebye turning a 7' screen device into one more akin to a 10' without any benefits of a 10'?, and adding nothing to the looks of the device at the same time.

Easy: hold it in your hand and you'll realize why there is a 1 cm bezel around the screen. If there wouldn't be a bezel, your fingers would obstruct parts of the screen. If you can't get hold of one of these tablets to try it out, take a book of similar size and hold it in your hand. The 7 inch screen is large enough in my opinion.
17th October 2010, 01:53 PM |#27  
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Lol yeah I get the point, what I was more curious was in relation to the size, like is 7" too small to get a full web experience? Is it too big to carry round yet too small to use around the home? etc

IMHO, it's exactly the right size for my needs. One inch larger or smaller and it wouldn't make sense to me and I have/had devices and gadgets in a lot of different screen sizes...
17th October 2010, 02:00 PM |#28  
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A few things that I'd like to see discussed. Firstly how does it feel to type on it ? I've seen in a few first-impression pieces that it feels good (like a galaxy S in landscape) but it'd be great to get the feelings of a regular user. Also, some shots of the keyboard in action would be nice.

Secondly, can you toss some 720p video on there and show us how it looks. It never looks the same in video as in person, but it'd give us an idea of how the screen does as far as contrast and colour vibrancy is concerned.

Finally, how does the device feel to you ? Does it feel to you like you could carry it in a pocket all day ? Does it meet your expectations for speed/ease of use ?

In "portrait mode", typing on it feels like typing on a Galaxy S in "landscape mode".

It's winter here in Germany and I can carry it around in my jacket. I don't know what I do in summer, though. Maybe I have to buy a small bag. To get an impression: find a book in similar size and put it in one of your pockets. I guess it depends on your use cases. Do you wanna use it more like a phone or more like a netbook?
17th October 2010, 02:03 PM |#29  
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It is maybe off topic, but ... here goes :
- What release of Android is running ? Same as the one on Galaxy S device ?
- Does this android release supports multiple Exchange sync accounts (like HTC Desire & Desire Z do) ?
- Does it have 2 SIM card slots ? (saw that somewhere, don't remember ... where). If so, is it one for voice plan, second one for data plan ?
- Does it come with a USB host port (or the hw to take care of it) ?

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Android 2.2 (Froyo).

Can't say anything about Exchange accounts.

"Only" one SIM card slot. Accessible without opening the device. Easy to change.

There is a large port for a docking station. No mini/micro/large USB port but there will be a docking station with integrated keyboard.
17th October 2010, 02:08 PM |#30  
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Would be awesome if you can cover the following:

- usage-wise does the bigger screen cause inconvenience in usage of common apps and functions which are really optimised for 3.5 to 4 inch screens (eg. Swype, pulling down notification panel). Tab will require the fingers to travel a lot further

- fluidity of operations - is it as fast as SGS with Froyo and lag fix?

- with blue tooth headset, would it be a good replacement for SGS (assuming I don't mind lugging it around, or would want to bring it everywhere with me, in any case)

- does common games like Angry Birds, Asphalt scale well?

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All I can say is: the handling is perfect. Sorry to sound like a fanboy but that's my opinion.

No lags so far. Feels completely different to my Galaxy S.

I'm using it as a replacement to my SGS and so far, I'm happy with it.

No Asphalt5 as of yet, my girlfriend plays Angry Birds all the time and it scales very well. It seems that it's optimized for this screen size. Some games do not scale, though. But that's just a question of time.
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18th October 2010, 03:40 AM |#31  
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Thanks for the answers/opinions Really helpful
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