The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 P7500 tablet was heralded by manufacturers as a major competitor to the iPad. Is this really the case? If you are not a fan of Apple’s products, then the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 P7500 may indeed catch your attention.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 P7500 is, first of all, very slim and lightweight. This is an undoubted advantage of the model in question. Moreover, the build quality of Samsung’s product is above average.
Another advantage is also the excellent display. It has a diagonal of 10.1 inches, supports HD Ready, and its resolution is exactly 1280×800 pixels.
The specifications of the P7500 may not be stunning, however, they are certainly satisfactory. The Tab 10.1 is based on Nvidia’s Tegra II platform (ARM Cortex-A9). Here we also have at our disposal 1 GB of RAM and a 16 GB SSD. In stock, we will also find a SIM card slot (GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA data transmission).
The battery used in the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will keep us working for about 7-9 hours, which is a good result.
A certain drawback may be the Android 3.1 Honeycomb system. Like most tablets with this particular system, here we have a mediocre number of media file formats. Among those supported by the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 P7500 are Flash, MP3, AAC+, WMA, DivX, H.263, MPEG4, WMV and OGG.
Moreover, very annoying are the delays when scrolling through menus. They are somehow not particularly conspicuous, but if someone has used an iPad before, it may seriously bother them.
At the moment, Android 4 is already installed in the tablet, and even if you don’t have one in the tablet you bought, you can easily upgrade an older version to a newer one. The above-mentioned drawbacks have been addressed in it.
A certain annoyance is the lack of built-in mini-HDMI, mini-USB, memory card reader ports. Fortunately, the manufacturer allows you to buy special adapters that provide the above-mentioned ports.
Overall, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 P7500 is really a very solid device. Certainly, it can be classified as one of those on the top shelf. However, is it really able to compete with the iPad? I have some doubts about that.