Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab Review

Price
Euro150

Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab Review

Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab Review


Introduction

Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab is a new arrival in the mobile world. In tele-communication market Samsung mobiles have gained a huge popularity due to its exclusive features and specifications. Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab is one of the popular devices. Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab price is down to earth so everyone can easily afford it. Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab runs on Android OS.

Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab mesmerizes its users from its all new marvelous features like with tablets fabulous touch screen and amazing picture quality. Working with Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab, user will feel that he is engage with everyone just like his PC or laptop. One great thing is tablets connectivity with the support of Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi and GPS. The way features are designed helps in performing enhanced entertaining experience to the users. On Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab, user can easily manage and organize data in an effective way.

Key controls

There are four capacitive keys which are located underneath the screen. The first key activates the menu, the second is the home key, the third is a back key, and the last button activates the search engine. The right-hand side includes the power button, volume control keys, as well as microSD memory card and SIM card slots. The left side includes a microphone, while the device's speakers are located on the bottom side, along with the power cord jack and an accessory slot.

Design

The tablet has been designed with seven inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display which runs with the support of 1024 x 600 WSVGA resolutions which makes it quite vibrant and colorful. Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab has a powerfull 1 GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor along with a Power VR SGX540 graphics.

Advantages

  • Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab is completely made with plastic, which makes it light.
  • The tablet is ideal for carrying in hand due to its dimensions of 7.48 x 4.74 x .47 inches, user can keep one hand free for key control and screen manipulation.
  • The imaging is exceptionally sharp due to Samsung's excellent resolution choice for this size, which delivers 192-pixel density per inch.
  • If user exposed to direct sunlight, the screen loses contrast, but still images are clear and visible and tablet maintains it pleasant display.
  • Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab 7-inch display features enhanced TFT technology, offers brighter colors and clearer pictures, whether watching a movie or reading a book.
  • The compact design of Galaxy Tab also makes it easy for the user to type on the virtual keyboard with both thumbs or with one hand using Swype technology to type with one continuous finger motion across the keyboard.
  • A quick brightness setting is also provided, so user can easily use the slider in the notification area.

Disadvantages

  • One little drawback of the Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab is that users cannot use it like other handset holding near to ear and talk. They have to use the headphones delivered with it or any other earphone set that uses a standard 3.5mm audio jack, a Bluetooth headset, or through the speaker.

Camera

Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab comes with both a front and rear-facing camera. It has a good picture controls. As compare to other entry level camcorders, it has more picture control and options.

Advantages

  • Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab features are well covered with geotagging, face and smile detection all on board.
  • Image quality of tablet is fine as it has 3 mp resolutions.
  • Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab has no problem of noise. Its noise reduction algorithms are well balanced so there is not too much of noise.
  • Colors are natural and dynamic range is good.
  • Video camera is good, user can easily upload tag content to Facebook, YouTube and Picasa directly from the Galaxy Tab.
  • Pictures and videos can also be accessed over a USB connection, or streamed though DNLA via the Galaxy Tab All Share application.

Web browser

Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab is a perfect substitute for computer. It is consider being one of the best in the market. With the addition of Android Froyo it has become more powerful and functions perfectly.

Advantages

  • Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab has a pretty powerful browser. It menu keys are ease for users. User can add a bookmark, search on page and can manage his bookmarks with the help of keys.
  • User can also reach for the top of the page if he needs to open a new tab or switch between the currently active ones.
  • Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab bookmark list shows a thumbnail of the bookmarked page, so user can get a list of most visited sites in history.

Android 2.2 Froyo

Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab has the latest Android platform, 2.2 Froyo. Android 2.2 Froyo is the most usable, polished iteration of Android yet. But more importantly, it's the first release that makes Android truly a strong platform for users. As Android 2.2 is the first version of Android that feels totally complete and it performs like it should and it has most of the features.

Advantages

  • Android 2.2 Froyo features include key Google services through which user can easily access through convenient apps on your home screen.
  • Android 2.2 with its powerful functionality will take multitasking even further with continuously refreshed real-time content and rich widgets that deliver instant and relevant information to user within a short span of time.
  • Android 2.2 Froyo provides a slightly modified navigation bar that assimilates shortcuts for both the phone and web browser which is good comfort for users.
  • Android 2.2 Froyo is boasting up with great speed.
  • It is fully equipped with services such as YouTube and Google Maps. So user can search, view and download any of the tens of thousands of cool apps available on Android Market with ease.

Disadvantages

  • Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab Android has too many buried features which are hidden by menu button, and general complexities, one of them is a separate email app for non-Gmail accounts. Selecting text, in the Gmail app, is confusing.
  • The applications seems to be the main problem of Android 2.2 Froyo, it does not support the Tab's 1024 x 600 screen resolution and will run at its maximum resolution centered on the display.
  • There is also an issue with the screen orientation. Most application does not look good on display, they may look good on a 4.3 or 3.5-inch screen, they look lousy on the seven-inch Tab.

Performance

This innovative tablet features Google's Android 2.2 platform, Froyo and brings to user a great performance and high speed for surfing Adobe Flash Player compatible websites. It is fully equipped with services such as YouTube and Google Maps. So you can search, view and download any of the tens of thousands of cool apps available on Android Market with ease.

Advantages

  • Its ARM 1 GHz Cortex A8 processor performs well on the Android tablet.
  • Multimedia runs smoothly without any problem or fault due to graphic accelerator.
  • The 16 GB of internal memory is more than sufficient for first usage, and with time, memory can be expanded with microSD cards.

Connectivity

When it comes to connectivity Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab does it jobs perfectly. Its connectivity is superb. Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab includes all types of mobile and wireless network connectivity, and users will not encounter problems while going online, regardless of where they travel. It is quite easy to synchronize the device with email, irrelevant of mailbox or server type.

Advantages

  • With fast connectivity user can stay connected with speeds that meet his demands.
  • Due to good connectivity speed, user is always able to connect to the internet with Wi-Fi or uses the 3G network that allows to upload up to 5.76 Mbps HSUPA and HSDPA downloads up to 7.2 Mbps.
  • The web browser quickly loads sites without any interruption, especially on Wi-Fi, even dynamically generated websites that use various scripting technologies are easy to load.

Multimedia

Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab offers great features of multimedia. Enjoy movies anytime, anywhere. With its large 7" display, user can enjoy incredible HD video plus SoundAlive 3D technology with surround sound.

Advantages

  • Its gallery is quite functional. It automatically locates all the images and videos and sorts them by folders and it even syncs up with users Picasa web albums.
  • Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab has cool 3D effects and some nice transitions. The different albums appear as stacks of photos, which fall in neat grids once selected.
  • Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab video player is one of the best features in it. It has DivX and XviD video support. It delivers great performance in up to Full HD video resolution.
  • The video player automatically splits the movie into scenes which is nice for user to select a particular scenes he wishes to see.
  • For music player, Samsung has enabled equalizer presets on the Galaxy Tab which is a great feature.
  • Music player prompts user to select whether to look up the artist, the song title or the album.
  • Samsung also added the music hub app which allows user to browse, purchase and listen to music from one place.
  • Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab has very good audio quality. It performs amazingly well when an external amplifier is used.
  • Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab handles videos fairly well and is able to keep up with most fast moving scenes with hardly any difficulty.

Disadvantages

  • In video player, there is no charset setting provided, so non-Latin languages may have issues.

Maps

Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab Maps seems that as if cartographers dream has come true. Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab provides a wonderful service of Maps. User needs no more old fashioned papers maps. With Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab user can find its destination within a short span of time. These maps save lot of time and energy and help user to find his destination from anywhere.

Advantages

  • Maps provide the fast accurate determination of the best route.
  • User can see maps while travelling by car, on bicycle, and on foot.
  • Google Maps helps users to get his destination in short span of time.

Integrated Calendar

One built in facility is of calendar which is provided in Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab.

Advantages

  • The integrated calendar synchronizes your Tab GALAXY time the most popular services management offered by Google, Facebook, and MS Outlook.
  • User can easily maintains a personal commitment, and prioritize his tasks to get the most out of his day.

Readers Hub application

AS Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab is 7 inch tablet, so it size is perfect for an e-book reader. It provides the facility of reading for e-books fans. It also offers the user to download or purchase books through the provided Kobo e-book reader.

Advantages

  • User can easily read integrated books, magazines and newspapers through reader Hub application.
  • User can build his own personal library and can have instant access to his favorite books with the touch of a finger.
  • It is fun to read due to its large size.
  • Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab provides 200 works of classic literature which is free of charge.

Social Hub integration

Social hub integration provides the ease of communication. It helps you to stay in touch with your friends, family and others.

Advantages

  • Social Hub integrates user e-mail, IM, and the SNS regulate and better synchronization for all his online contacts via Social Hub.
  • User can interact people more quickly with social hub service.
  • User can revise the emails in a separate layout screen and set the message priority without having to open it.
  • User can communicate more easily with Swype, which lets user type faster and smoother than ever before.

Should I buy Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab or not?

When searching for any device, first question comes in mind is that "Should I buy or not?". User has to see all goodies and weakness of a device. There are few good reasons which user find in investing in Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab. This tab is ideal for those who are looking for PC but can't carry a laptop or PC. This 7 inch display tab plays a role of PC for users. It comes with a devoted 1GHz processor (Cortex A8) and the Android 2.2 Froyo which is a very strong platform. The most desired feature of this tablet is its front and rear facing camera. Camera also supports webcam and user can actively talk and do video communication with finest and clear visibility on large screen display.

There are other advantages too of the Tab like its built-in application which are maps, integrated calendar, social hub integration, social hub reader, great multimedia and high speed performance and connectivity. It certainly lives up to the expectations of those users who are looking for a speedy tablet that offers perfect features for their daily use. Also its compact size makes it very convenient to carry around and can carry it in a pocket too. It is not wrong to say that Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab has set a new trend in mobile world and offers a new concept of mobility for media.

There are little bit of problem like it is clear to see that the Android platform isn't optimized for a Tablet environment with many applications functioning just as they do on a smaller screen Android smartphone but it does well on applications like email, calendar etc. one more odd thing about Galaxy Tab is that there is no earpiece, use need to have head phones when talking, can't use it as earpiece.

Bottom line is that if user is looking for Android tablet device, than Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab is the one which user is looking for with great Internet browsing, HD video recording, good for reading e-books and good speakers.