Samsung Galaxy Tab review

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Samsung Galaxy Tab review

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At first glance the Samsung Galaxy Tab appears to be a half-hearted attempt at competing with the iPad. The 7” screen does not look nearly as impressive as the iPad’s 10” whopper but the smaller screen has the benefit of reducing battery drain
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I am tired of reading reviews on the tab - ones that have nothing nice to say, that is. I love mine - and no matter how much people attack it - I think it is a beautiful piece of equipment which gives me exactly what I need. It is fast, stable, compact and convenient. And it is damn sexy too.
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I think it's a little unfair that the Galaxy Tab's review scores are so heavily affected by the price tag. An objective review has no business making such strong judgments on something so relative.

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In South Africa price is a big factor. The iPad has a larger screen size and costs less. You can never dismiss price in a review.
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the galaxy has 2 camera's, true multi-tasking and zero limitation on applications... how do you get away with comparing it to an iFail product?... they aren't even in the same league.. :/

that being said, i still don't get the point behind these devices... over-sized PDAs for the technologically addicted marketing victim...
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KillerByte wrote:In South Africa price is a big factor. The iPad has a larger screen size and costs less. You can never dismiss price in a review.
Money doesn't have a fixed value. When sane people buy something, they judge whether something is expensive or not based on the alternative uses for that amount of money. That's what the true "cost" of anything is. You've affirmed this yourself by mentioning the iPad, but you wrongly assume that people would always pick a larger screen over the Galaxy Tab being compact or the iFail OS over Android. Those things are up to the individual to decide.

How do you explain GPUs with only a 15% performance increase over another and still having a 100% price difference? To the hardcore gamer it may be worthwhile, not so much to the casual/ indie gamer.

Add the fact that people have varying amounts of disposable income and pricing becomes even less relevant.
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Tribble wrote:I am tired of reading reviews on the tab - ones that have nothing nice to say, that is. I love mine - and no matter how much people attack it - I think it is a beautiful piece of equipment which gives me exactly what I need. It is fast, stable, compact and convenient. And it is damn sexy too.
Have to agree with you. A mate of mine got one with his cellphone contract. His wife liked it so much , she got the same contract. They use it for all sorts of things.
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I use mine daily - the only thing I don't really use is the phone, unless someone decides to call that instead of my actual phone. It is an awesome speaker phone though but I am not organised enough to have my Bluetooth charged. I do believe it works really well with a BT headset. I have antivirus on it and use an app called Android Assistant to manage my usage. I have apps that do all sorts of things - too many perhaps but my Tab is never slow.

So what if it was expensive - not really problem at this stage. And the 3G/HSDPA and Wifi are stable. Download speeds are great and it provides hours of entertainment. Dolphin browser is just the best with all the add-ins.

All I can say is that, being an owner of the tab, makes me infinitely more qualified to say whether the price is justified or not :lol: And I say it was.
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