galaxy tab 10.1
Hey guys, so today the galaxy tab 10.1 came out everywhere today in the US and I went down to best buy and picked one up it literally arrived as same as I did they where still trying to put up a display. But I got it as soon as it came off the truck around 1:45 pm est and I got mine. So what I want to do is compare the ipad 1 & 2 with this tab is give my unbiased opinion on how they stack against each other. I love both Android and Apple.
A Couple quick things that I can point out, iOS wins in app size and games, all the productivity and lifstyle apps are pretty even, But finding tablet specific apps are a little bit of a pain and scarce in the Android maket. I'm confident that Android will catch up.
The 10.1 is just as well built as the ipad two, but i still find the ipad one more comfortabe in the hand. Most people of course love the slim factor the iPad 2 is wins in sexyness lol, but the 10.1 is lighter and thinner.
OK so the cameras on both the I pad 2 and 10.1 are pretty much crap on both ipad barley wins in pictures, video and also in video chat. Speaking witch I used Gtalk to video chat with my cousin on his Nexus S and while face time is a slight winner in video quality they were both as pleasant and I was on there for about an hour and ituh held up on par with face time of course this was done over wifi.
I'll be posting up pictures of all three and more observations but if you like to know anything let me know.
I'm going o leave it off with on last thing witch is about the keyboard. The ipad def has a better keyboard even after I shut off the samsung keybard there i a slight lag not all the time but enough to notice. But does not effect my typing speed or performance if you dont look. Im writing this all up on it now. Honeycomb has a bit more shortcuts ans emojis but we all know what iOS 5 is gonna catch up there.
So, in you opinion which one is better or not "better"... Do you recommend iPad 2 or Galaxy 10.1?
Im Planing to get one, will be my first one, but still not sure about iPad or The Galaxy... I do have an iPhone 4, so I know about iOS, I had a Motorola Quench, but had android 1.5... was a pain.. so bad reference.
I dont really care about that iPad dont support Flash, I dont have any problem on my iphone visiting pages w/ it.
Things that iPad have that I likeL
1. Japanese Keyboard(Romaji) I Need it, so I can reply some business mails.
2. I already know iOS.
Things I like from the Galaxy
1. Screen Resolution
3. Probably can just drop video files and play it. (not sure..)
Things I dont like from iPad.
1.Lack of customization w/o Jailbreak
2. 1024 x 768.. hmmm is that enough?
3. iTunes.. iTunes...
1. Rumors about keyboard lag.
2. Battery duration is 20% less than iPad
3. Dont have Native Jap. Input. but have some interesting App for it.
4. OS can make it to be outdated anytime... like Galaxy 7" last OS is 2.2/2.3... in less than 1 year
Well.. Dont know... any suggestion
I was trying to hold out for the 10.1 Samsung tab, but after the delay my husband went ahead and bought me the iPad 2. Please post up some comparison pictures of these 2 tabs when you get a chance. Thanks.
The battery, while I have not done a test comparing both, but I would have to say that the battery on the 10.1 is great, but I can believe that 20 percent diff but nothing higher than the 20 percent. The iPad would prob win slightly. But I don't think it will be to a point that it would die on you during regular use in a day.
Originally Posted by JSHidaka
The keyboard lag was VERY frustrating at first, but I have to come to a conclusion that it's flash based sites that have that effect, and after I turned of "All Animations" under system settings and it has gone down considerably haven't had it happen since.
For screens, the 10.1 has a beautiful screen but does not hold color accuracy well at dif viewing angles the iPads do a better job at extreme angles. When watching videos it's clear that 10.1 has the true widescreen formate and widescreen videos shine. The iPads screens tho are just as good you just get a bigger black boarder and looks smaller but the video quality is still nothing to be ashamed of. And You tube loads much faster on 10.1 than iPad 1 and a little bit faster than the iPad 2, those are result in the native YouTube apps.
But as of day two. I really enjoying the 10.1 alot I love the widgets and just more functional home screen, but I can understand how people say its not as "intuitive" because coming derectly from iOS it does have a slight learning curve only because it DIFFERENT it has two bars up and down that are ever changing menus, but once you understand it works very cool.
One last advantage of the 10.1 has better speakers than both iPads reason being there are two on either side and give a stereo effect in either orientations.
I'll have some up later today!
Originally Posted by Irish Rose
Cool, thanks! Hope you enjoy your new Galaxy Tab 10.1. I like the looks of it. :)
Originally Posted by Itzxdjx
Web pages look alot crisper and I don't have to zoom in to read an article or a sentance or two, that obviously attributed to the higher screen resolution.
With the 9.7" screen on the iPad, do you have to zoom in to read? Maybe it's because I still have good vision, but I really haven't found it necessary to zoom in on a page to read the text on my iPad. However, the 3.5" screen on my iPhone 4 is another story, lol.
Originally Posted by Itzxdjx
Now that i have had some more quality time i am enjoying the 10.1 very much. The big difference i feel is that the 10.1 is just a much more personal device than the ipad. and its very light weight fast like the ipad 2. Sometimes the 10.1 handles task much faster, but there are more noticeable times of lag on the 10.1 and i have not had many app crashes as i expected, about the same as i experience on the ipads.
Let me say that again, the font is not as clear as i would like it when im looking at a full page on the ipad, but when i zoom in it much better i def can read it before i zoom in just not a nice as i would like it to look.
I have found that i exclusive use it in landscape mode it just overall a better experience and more enjoyable and the software is built to work better that way. i love the multitasking on android really is true multitasking when compared to the ipads, no re loading of pages when you get back, nothing. But if you dont keep the apps in check and make sure your not having to many apps updating info in the background, then the battery might run on you. But just turning it of solves the problem doesn't take long for it to reboot.
So now when i want to play a game i usually run and grab the ipad just more apps at this time, but for browsing and enjoying the wed i really do enjoy the 10.1 over the ipad. Flash performance was very well handle i think that 3.1 update has to do with it, until you would come across a flash popup ad that is annoying to close but overall great experience.
SO at this point if i had to choose one to live with, i think the ipads would still be king just because of the more software available, but that will change over time, but if i had to just have the 10.1 I don't believe i would feel that I am missing out on anything the are both great.