Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
- Best looking Android Honeycomb tablet on the market and lightest. Vibrant and sharp display
- delicious build quality.
- No microSD card slot
- no USB host
- no standard HDMI out port
- Samsung Kies USB file transfer is nightmare for Mac users.
ConclusionLooks count, and undeniably the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is the most attractive and slim Android tablet on the market. The iPad 2 has nothing on the Tab 10.1 in terms of looks and build quality other than the Tab’s plastic back that allows it to be lighter than Apple’s finest. The display is top notch with vivid colors, sharp text and plenty of brightness to tackle a bright room. The tablet is responsive, handles Adobe Flash and 1080p locally stored content well, and it runs Android tablet apps from the Market fine. We can’t help but miss what’s missing though: no microSD card slot, no standard USB port and no HDMI port. For the same price, the Motorola Xoom offers these and the Eee Pad Transformer has a card slot and HDMI for considerably less money. We could live without the expansion options if Samsung hadn’t foregone standard USB mass storage mode and made us suffer with Kies and the MTP protocol.
No gradeSamsung Galaxy Tab 10.1: A Second-Gen Android Tablet
The iPad 2 enjoys the benefit of being one generation ahead of everyone else. But what happens when the competition catches up? Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 is the first second-gen Android-based tablet. Can it hold its own against the iPad 2 in our testing?