"Looks good but doesn't deliver/review based on UK model"3.0 starson by Vinhasa
Pros: Android 2.2, looks, front facing camera, specs
Cons: Android 2.2, size, actual performance, cameras very low quality, flash, battery life
Summary: Well, obviously Google was right when they said 2.2 isn't ready for tablets. I'm wondering if that is the reasoning behind only 7" because anything bigger would really show off the short comings of the OS. I know people say Gingerbread will be released soon, but with Samsung's history (they still haven't released 2.2 for their Galaxy S phones) I don't expect to see that updated for another year or so.Wow, getting blasted here for making real review from personal experience with an actual unit versus a guessamation of what I think it can do/how it preforms. I notice how not 1 single review all the 5 star ones thus far is from someone that is using or has the Galaxy Tab. Let me rephrase, I think it is currently the best Android tablet on the market, however I personally wish I had waited per the above reasons for a better tablet.
Performance is sluggish as well, especially for what it is listed with. It feels like it is running on a 600Mhz processor, not a 1Ghz. Even the touch performance is annoying. During pinch to zoom and scrolling, there a delay between what your fingers do and what the screen is doing. It's definitely not smooth. It doesn't seem like much at first, but after awhile I start to hate it. Also at times the unit gets hot even though it doesn't seem to be doing much.
Under use, battery died less than 5 hours from fully charged. Couldn't even last half the trip from Heathrow to JFK.
The cameras are low quality. They are there, but the pictures they take are grainy, washed out, and can't differentiate between light and dark areas. My old Droid1 takes much better photos, and at least that was portable and easier to hold. Also, video chat is very laggy.
Flash is crappy, it can take almost a minute at times on a wi-fi network to load a page that has flash ads installed. Yeah, I know you can turn flash off, but doesn't that defeat the purpose of advertising how great flash is? Although I am finding that almost all the real flash based sites are also in HTML5.
I guess in retro spec I should have waited for a better Android tablet. Not happy with this one.
Updated on Nov 1, 2010
Updated on Nov 3, 2010US models can not make phone calls.