Galaxy Tab – Hands on at IFA. (Video, Pics)

Posted on 02 September 2010, Last updated on 02 September 2010 by

We’ve managed to get some time with the Galaxy Tab at IFA and we’ve got pics, a video and some benchmarks following in the next post. It’s quite the looker, performer and a very good all-round tablet package.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab.JPG

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Fist impressions: Slick, fast, great weight/size ratio and Samsung have managed to include the Google applications AND their own app creations. The screen is sharp and, as expected actually, great quality with a contrast, brightness and ‘pop’ that we grew fond of with the Samsung Q1 Ultra UMPC. Web sites loaded quickly and cleanly over 3G and capacative touch was smooth. Stereo speakers are loud and of good quality for the size. Another trick that Samsung performed on the Q1 Ultra!

We got an iPad and Dell Streak in for size comparisons and as you can see, it’s less than half the size of the iPad.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Comparison

As for iPad and Dell Streak comparisons, I’m going to spend a few days thinking about it before I put any thoughts forward. We’ll get some more hands-on over the next few days and test out the Samsung apps and some applications from the Market. Stay tuned.

On to the hands-on video. [Uploading NOW!  Update: Benchmark details to follow in next post.]

Benchmark video also available.

3 Comments For This Post

  1. Mike Cane says:

    Hmmm… is that capable of 4G? Since he said “a lot of carriers” in the US, I’m wondering if one might be Sprint. Sprint is rolling out 4G here — will be in NYC shortly. I’d love that on Sprint.

  2. says:

    Now scramble on over to the archos booth and have a look at the 101.

    And i have to admit, i was at one point expecting you to drop the device the way you where flipping it back and forth in your hand there Chippy.

  3. Sockdog says:

    Looks really nice but have to agree on the price, the rumours are very off putting for something I’d consider as a casual use device. I won’t feel any better if we see $299 on two year crippled data contracts either.

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