Pros At 7 inches, this tablet is easy to carry. It has a rear camera that takes mediocre pictures, but it feels sturdy. The price of the Tablet is the main selling point, and Samsung has a good reputation for customer service, so its decent for the price.
Cons A thick bezel and heavy weight, along with low specs on this device labors under its workload, the software is quite limited and software is often running versions for Android 2.3 instead of taking advantage of the improvements in 4.x Jelly Bean.
Summary If you want a low-end inexpensive tablet, this might worth looking into if you don't mind poor resolution and lower-end text reading and movie watching, as well as waiting for the lag time the tablet takes to switch programs or start new ones. If you are willing to pay just a bit more, the Google branded Nexus 7 is lighter, sleeker, faster device, has a much better HD screen (1280x800), and longer battery life, in spite of having a much, much faster processor. As 7 inch Android tabs go, the Nexus 7 is the best rated, until the next gen Nexus 7 is released (sorry, still no estimate of when the new Nexus 7 will be made available, But the first Nexus 7 is bound to drop further in price, and the 2nd gen Nexus 7 will likely be much higher than the first Nexus 7.After trying different tablet models, you can choose on your own which price to value most closely fits your needs. Good Hunting!
Pros SIze, OS, extraStorage (SDCard), Double Camera, Phone (default)
Cons Battery life, Performance
Pros sharp screen and viewing angle.
Cons not big enough screen for a nice web browsing
Flash doesn't work very well
high price tag
high data plan
Summary I think it was the scary high price of $599 that prevented me from getting it in the first place and the rip-off data plans. Now that's T-Mobile lowered to $249 w/contract, it is a little too late. I'm waiting for the other Tablets to come out to see what is offered.
"A fatastic product"on by jillbob2
Pros Video conferencing using oovoo app . video not supported with Skype
Cons There are no Cons with this product,
Summary Video conferencing using the mobile hone tooer android users. Video camea fantastic so easy to upload to youtube. Great e book reader. 7 inch screen mea you can put in your pocket or bag.
Pros Love the size and the processor speed and expandability with the mirco sd card. After using this product for about a month the Android OS is starting to grow on me. Still much different that using IOS4 but its not a deal breaker. The size is perfect!
Cons Shuts down on its own a lot more that I can get used to. Camera is mediocre at best and the Android 2.2 is not suited for a tablet device. Applications "suck" when you are used to Apple apps. The graphics are nice but the gaming is terrible.
Summary The Galaxy Tab is a great device for what I require. It's portable so you can take it places where the ipad is just too big. The Android OS leaves you wanting for more especially if you like gaming when you have some down time. The games remind me of the old Pong type games and it's a shame because the one game that does the OS justice Asphalt 5 is about the only game that utilizes the graphics available and it cost $5 for the full version. For some reason the Tab just dies at times, you don't have to be doing anything and you pick up the tablet and its restarting for some unknown reason and the two that I have owned freeze up sometimes which is also annoying. I am not sure if it has anything to do with the live home screen application or not but it is very annoying to say the least. I love the expandability of the device its way cool to be able to stick a 32mb SD card into the device and just go without having to be stuck with a particular dedicated amount of drive space. The applications are one of the major sticking points for me. Nothing of great value is free you even have to pay for simple things like clock widgets which sucks big time. I carry an iphone 4 and I love all of the free apps. Even the limited versions are cool enough to justify not purchasing the full version. If you are used to the Apple OS you find Android is not as intuitive. Our five year old can manipulate an iphone without any trouble at, she can still navigate my Tab but it requires a lot more intervention on my part. Now I hear that the new Android OS will not work on my six week old Tab, total bummer! If you want a tablet type device I would wait a month or so and see what happens with the next generation of tablet type devices with an OS designed specifically for the seven inch format. It boggles the mind that you can have a device with this much available screen space and your still suck with phone sized programs more times than I would personally like to see. Also spend some cash and get a good case because these things don't drop well. If you drop it you will be replacing it and that is the bottom line. As a stated this is my second one because I dropped the first one waiting on a case that I purchased on line. So be careful and get a good notebook case with a strap that prevents the device from slipping out if dropped or a rubberized one. These things are not cheap; I purchased mine through T-mobile and with the two year contract at $35 bucks per month for unlimited data and text it adds up quickly to the initial $400 dollar purchase price. On a good note the device is pretty decent still not as fluent with the scrolling as my buddy's ipad but its pretty close. This is my personal opinion so don't get too worked up if you do not agree. It's my money so I get to have my say. Thanks.