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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on November 16, 2011
I own an Ipad 2 and the Samsung 10.1 and I hate to say this, because I most certainly am not an Apple fanboy, but the Ipad is a better experience. The samsung tab is as close as your going to get but it has several very annoying features.
Number 1 on my annoying feature list is how hard it is to transfer files from a PC to the tablet. Your computer will recognize the tablet as a mass storage device and let you navigate the major folders such as music, downloads ect.. but it will not recognize any files you drop into those folders. For example I want to transfer a simple .pdf to the tab through the usb connection (it's too large to email) so I drop it into the downloads folder on the tablet where I can already see all of my current .pdf files that I downloaded from the internet to the tablet just fine. Opening up the tablet downloads folder from the tablet I cant see my files, fail.
I then proceed to discover that I need a program called Samsung kies which is not nearly as easy to find as it should be on Samsung's website when your frustrated late at night. After installing the program (which takes an inordinately long time) the program refused to connect to my device. I'm currently going through a firmware upgrade and reinstalling everything but IT SHOULD NOT BE THIS HARD!!!!!!!!!!!!! Subsequent to firmware upgrade Samsung kies connected to my device but still does not want to play nice with a simple .pdf!
Number 2. The screen adjusts for ambient light but it does this almost randomly and very aggressively. Sitting in the same spot the screen will darken and then seconds later go to full bright, the problem seems to come from being anywhere near natural light. In a completely windowless room it works fine.
Number 3. While just now attempting to use Samsung kies to transfer a file the Kies program crashed my computer, thankfully amazon saved this review so I didn't have to re-rant.
Number 4. The home bar that is always at the bottom of the screen. This is an android 3.0 complaint really but whenever your attempting to type something your finger will brush the bar and suddenly the keyboard is gone and whatever you were typing (usually in the browser search bar) is gone as well. I know apple has a patent on rectangles, physical home buttons and possibly the universe itself but this is just poor positioning, put it on top or let the user adjust it or something!
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on October 7, 2011
We've had the original iPad since last summer, and the entire family enjoyed having a new toy. So last month, I was very excited picking up a Galaxy Tab 10.1!

But that excitement was short-lived. That very first night I saw the dreaded oil slick; the LCD screen was touching the inside surface of the glass screen. I had it replaced and I really like this Tab... had to get accustomed to Android, but it was all good... I like gadgets.

Three weeks later, the oil slick appeared again. So a little research via Google and I found that it's apparently not an uncommon problem with the 10.1. So back to the store we go... see you later Tab 10.1!

I will say this though... Great screen!

I would give it 3 Stars, but that means "It's OK", but if I can't live with it, it's not OK. So I gave the Tab 2 Star, "I don't like it" rating, even though everything about the Tab is top-notch, that "oil slick" issue is a deal-killer...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on December 20, 2011
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I charged it for 6-hours and powered it on. It booted and went as far as adding wireless connectivity and then poof, it died. A call to Sumsung tech support followed. I tried the 20 second reset, then the 60 second reset. Zip, nothing, it's dead and going back. 1-Star for my time wasted and if I sent it in for service either (1) not seeing it for a month or (2) being sent back a refurbed unit at full retail cost. Sending it back to Amazon is the only option and hopefully Samsung's quality control will not botch the next unit.

The unit came back to life the next day with a full charge. I'm still going to return it for a new one. I'm not taking a chance with a unit that's already failed. I installed a comic reader and moved a few videos I had onto it. Consistently at around page 12 to 15 I get an out of memory error/crash. I'm thinking it could be the app itself and will look for another. Then again maybe it isn't. I moved videos I had recorded and played them. Each was about 500 megs (120 megs per min throughput). The playback was choppy; very choppy. I reduced the file size to 200 megs each and they played correct. I've at least confirmed either weak video processing or a buffer issue with larger videos.

If it wasn't for Apple locking down all of their apps and extracting money out of every button you press via Itunes I would have to recommend the Ipad.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on December 9, 2011
My screen cracked. Its supposed to be super strong gorilla glass, but mine cracked in less than a month from very normal (actually very gentle) use.

My other big complaint is all the extra apps that samsung forces on you. The tab comes preinstalled with about 20 apps that I hate and that most people will hate. But you can't get rid of them, you can't uninstall them, you are just stuck. They take up space, use your battery, and slow down the experience.

Other than those two fairly serious errors, I really like it. It just got updated to android 3.2, which is nice. It generally runs well and feels great to hold and use.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on July 24, 2011
I was really excited about the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and i thought it was going to be the tablet for me. Once i received it, it was a great and it wasn't very laggy (just a little) and it had great software. After using it for 5 to 10 minutes the top left corner kept overheating and it didn't feel comfortable holding the tablet. I still think the tablet would have been awesome if it weren't for the overheating.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 20, 2012
The design is very nice, the big thing it is very thin and lightweight.

However the lack of expandability like not having USB, micro HDMI and card reader is really a limitations, for some people it may become a reall nuisance.

I also felt it slower then the Asus Transformer TF-101, in several situations I could experience lags and slow downs, specially while typing, this was a big nuisance to me.

Finally, my unit came with kind of a defect. You know when there is kind of a moisture with oil between 2 glasses or a sheet of plastic? Thats what I had on my Tab right out of the box, a big spot in the middle of the screen similar to moisture with oil behind the glass. At first I though it was just moisture and I used it on the sun for a few hours but it didn't minimized. I then returned to Amazon, which thru its explendid RMA service returned a new one for me in advanced. Very pleased with Amazon, not pleased with Samsung.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on October 29, 2011
I bought this product last week and played with it for three days. The graphics are gorgeous, the camera is great, it's very responsive to touches, the battery lasts for a couple of days with moderate use and it plays videos like a charm, however; It took a whole two days for the wireless to start acting buggy. I would be watching a video online or reading through emails and the wireless would drop off suddenly. At school, at work and at home the wireless would suddenly drop for no reason. The only way to fix this problem is to set a static IP which is completely useless if you are using wireless at school or work. This is a well known issue and I unfortunately ran into it. A couple of other issues I've noticed is that it doesn't respond well to multiple downloads in the app market and sometimes it freezes while multi-tasking. Perhaps the 3G/4G version works better, but I'm not taking my chances. I'm disappointed with the quality of this very expensive tablet.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 3, 2015
its to early to give a perfect 5 on my tablet because right now my tablet is changes color from white to pink and there are some white lines running down. look like the board might be going bad.
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7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on August 22, 2011
Yes, by strange coincidence, on the day when Amazon asks me what I think of the tablet, it just died a death. Plugged all day to charge, simply would not light up. Most disappointing. Will have to go through th hassle of returning, etc.

Otherwise, without really having anything to compare it with, the tablet felt pretty good in the hands, very responsive interface and a good screen. Some decided negatives: flash player on websites dos NOT work properly, seizes up after a few seconds, sound goes on behind a static picture. Unacceptable. The Samsung book cover case, though OK by feel (far from the ingenuity of the iPad cover, though) has one appallingly bad design feature: when closed, the side edge presses on the on/off switch. It beggars belief that this could be allowed to happen. Plus, the tilt of the tablet, when used with the cover is with the 'top' pointing down and certain applications do not rotate 180 degrees to accommodate this. If you place the tablet the "wrong" way in the case, you solve that problem (and, ironically the one with the accidental on/off button press!) but the charging/USB cable is now on the inside, so you have to keep the case wide open to charge. Utterly idiotic.

I deliberately refuse to by i-somethings as I refuse to believe that one company should have a global monopoly on style and good design, so it is extremely annoying to see stupid oversights like these handing Apple on a plate the image of epitomy of cool design. Think, Samsung, think, damn it! You only had to try to use the thing to see it needs more work.
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on March 30, 2012
Gave myself a Tab 10.1 for Christmas, 2011. Looking mostly for a servicable browser in a handheld device, streaming music to a B-tooth speaker, maybe store some photos. For the first time ever wish I'd gone Apple. Tab 10.1 browser crashes often, seems unable to handle sites that have too much extra stuff going on. Pinch zoom is very clunky, often goes crazy. File storage directory is APITA.
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