"I Love My New Toy!"5.0 starson by Roberto4to
Pros: Keyboard works very well, and is very responsive
Battery lasts really well
Screen is very responsive and nice to touch
Multitasking works and does not slow down the device
Cons: No there isn't as much apps on the Android market
Summary: My Tab is 32GB, Black and Wifi-only, just so you know! Have had it for a week, got it right after Samsung was cleared in the patent courts.I suggest check for best deal for the Samsung Galaxy Tab Wi-Fi before you will buy it at -> Androidtabletsdeals.blogspot.com/2012/01/galaxy-tab.html
I'm not going to spend too much time on the hardware specs, as probably everyone who is looking to buy Galaxy Tab 10.1 has already read enough about them. I'll be concentrating mainly on the user-side aspects. However, in recap, it's a fraction lighter and thinner than iPad 2, has better cameras than iPad 2 (2MP and 3MP), and has Android to which there aren't quite as many applications as to iPads OS but it has Flash, making internet a better experience.
I use the Tab mainly for travel use - so I have something to read, play or watch when I am in transport (aeroplane, train etc.) or in a hotel. I also write and edit documents with it. Obviously I use it for internet as well. It functions really well in all respects.
The main reason why I wanted Samsung instead of Apple was that Android is a far more open system than Apple's OS. I am able to download what I want, in what format I want. There is also more scope to play around with Android, making it more customisable to my personal needs. As I don't have a Mac (I use PC) I find Android more accomodating. Just connecting the Tab to my PC I am able to drag and drop any documents I want to transfer them between the two devices.
Business use - unlike iPad, Samsung Tab provides Polaris Office for free with the tablet, so I was able to get straight away to work on documents I downloaded to my Tab. Great! Works fine at least for PDF and Word-documents. Keyboard works very well, and is very responsive.
Applications - no there isn't as much apps on the Android market as there are for iPad. I am not big on gaming so it doesn't bother me. However, even some big magazines (like Economist) haven't bothered to update their apps to include Android Honeycomb (tablet OS), making them inoperable with the Tab. This is pretty annoying, but something I hope will correct itself as more and more people will use newer versions of Android.
Multitasking - once you get used to the buttons to use, is really handy on the Tab as you can just click on the bottom-left corner, bringing all applications you are using up on the left-hand side, from which you are able to scroll and selects the one you want to jump in to. If you want to close the applications you have to click on bottom taskbar and select them from there. So no force-closures on applications, you can leave them running if you need to. So the elusive quest of listening to Pandora (or Last.fm in EU) while tinkering with something else, is finally possible!
Cameras - the front camera is pretty good for what it is (chatting etc.). The back camera is reasonable, takes OK pictures, but is pretty slow in response, so you need steely concentration to hold the tablet in place long and steady enough for the pictures to come out well. In dark quite predictably quality is much poorer.
Battery power and charging - Battery lasts really well, but depends on how you use it. To preserve battery power you can turn off Wifi, GPS etc, and limit on multitaskin, closing unused applications. But if you want to blast it doing everything you could possibly think of, while being back home, in easy reach of a power socket, you can, so that's pretty cool. Charging takes ages I am afraid - roughly 5 hours from 0% to 100% of battery power. Don't know how this compares with iPad 2, maybe someone who knows could comment on that.
Screen - bright, great colours but occasionally slightly too saturated for my liking. Personally I prefer more neutral picture quality. Does collect fingerprints really easily, but is also easy to clean (I use a soft cloth for reading glasses). The screen is very responsive and nice to touch, but as common with Android, the transitions aren't quite as smooth as with iPad 2, and screen rotation isn't as fast. ( If you are purchasing the Galaxy Tab I Suggest you have to compare prices before you decide at: *********.info/SamsungGalaxyTab )
P.S. Once I get to use the Tab more, I'll update on music, movies and other uses for it. I've only had it for a week so haven't had time to get fully acquainted with it.
Updated on Jan 14, 2012
Hope this helps. ^^