Saturday, August 13, 2011

Review : Samsung Galaxy Tab 750 an iPad killer

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The new Galaxy Tab 750, AKA Galaxy Tab 10.1 has just been launched in India amongst a lot of fan fare, and without wasting much words, I’ll  come straight to the point. This beauty, with a Sherlock Holmes’ Brain, is an iPad killer. That is the best part: I’ll repeat it, its an iPad killer.
So what makes this an iPad killer you ask? Read on to find out.

The first thing that a tablet should have is an amazing screen: the Tab has a 10.1 inch, which is larger than the other tablets available (including the iPad 2) and also has a higher resolution at 1280×800. Bigger size and resolution means most of the websites will won’t have problem opening in your tab’s inbuilt browser and you won’t need website specific apps.
So the bigger size, must mean more bulky?
Not really. Samsung has pushed its R&D department, to get something slimmer than the iPad 2, while weighing lighter as well. Sure, it has plastic instead of Aluminium, but the Plastic too has a premium feel to it, and there is no need to worry about the build quality. Also, its because of the plastic that its lighter, and we are not complaining.
Talking about cameras, this has a 3MP camera at the back, with autofocus, and capable of 720p movie recording, and a 2MP shooter up front. The picture quality is impressive, and on par with the other tablets available out there. The tab also has the full motion sensing kit, complete with gyroscopes for awesome gaming, and a couple of tricks on the UI.
Android users are not very fond of their battery life, but Samsung has been a pretty good job by providing a battery, and awesome power management that lasts around 10 hours of video playback.
But lets face it, these are not the reasons you buy a tablet. You buy a tablet for the experience. And this is where the Samsung Galaxy Tab outshines everything on the market, including the iPad. Powered by a NVIDIA Tegra 2, 1GHz Dual Core SoC, everything is just fast.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 750 offers connectivity through HSPA+, EDGE/GPRS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 and Wi-Fi Direct. 
You might not be Android fan boy, but you will certainly love the features that Honeycomb 3.1 offers to you. It’s far more open than any other tablet OS out there in the market and you can customize it in your own way. So, its a great plus point for any g33k like me.
 The Samsung TouchWiz UX, the skin on top of Android Honeycomb 3.1, doesn’t really seem to be slowing it down, while providing loads of additional functionality like the live panel, media hub, mini apps tray etc.
Live panel offers you a magazine style look in which you add, edit and remove widgets with a single touch whenever you want.
Mini apps tray has a task manager which will help you with better memory management,as most of the times you might have opened several apps simultaneously and you might be draining your Tab’s battery unintentionally.
Another big point in which Android scores over Apple is Flash support. Even after the push for HTML5, a lot of the web is still in Flash, and Galaxy Tab manages to render it beautifully.

Now the verdict: With the price tag of Rs. 36,200, this tablet is a no-brainer, for anyone with a brain, and the willingness to explore beyond iOS. The tablet is slim,sexy, powerful, Open, and Awesome. Quite frankly the war is just between the Tab and the iPad. Right Now, the Tab seems to be winning it.


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