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My Choice of Tablet cum Smartphone – Samsung Galaxy Tab

Date Tuesday, 14 December 2010  Posted in Category Computer Resources  Tags , , , , ,   Comment 3 Comments »

I bought my spouse a Samsung Galaxy Tab three weeks ago. Last week, we returned to Lawyat Plaza and bought another unit of Samsung Galaxy Tab for my mom-in-law as her birthday + Christmas + wedding anniversary gift.

The market price for Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000 with 16GB is RM2,699 and I got it at RM2,680 with a FOC screen protector and some Android market software/apps like games, GPS, Documents to Go and etc. I also upgraded the expandable storage from 2GB (came with the box) to 32GB and a Bluetooth headsets Jabra EasyGo.

I am not Google Android fans neither Apple lover. The reasons I preferred Samsung Galaxy Tab compare to Apple iPad because of the below Pros and Conds:

Pros:
– Size and weight (convenience to carry and hold)
– Phone feature
– Adobe Flash (version 10.1) support!!
– Camera
– Android market software/apps
– Expandable storage
– Greater RAM: 512MB
– Normal SIM card compatible (I have tried Maxis and Celcom’s 3G SIM card and it’s workable. iPad has to change the SIM card to Micro SIM)

Conds:
– Expensive than Apple iPad by RM700 (iPad market price is RM1,999 with WiFi + 3G)
– Samsung Galaxy Tab’s screen size is smaller (7-inch : 9.7-inch iPad)
– Samsung Galaxy Tab’s battery life is shorter (7hrs : 10hrs iPad)
– iPad has variety of accessories in the market

Both Samsung Galaxy Tab and Apple iPad has its own unique attractiveness. It depends what you want, Samsung Galaxy Tab is a real ‘big-size smart phone cum small-size tablet’ and Apple iPad is a real tablet.

Samsung Galaxy Tab has strong potential in the market, otherwise MAXIS would not carries this product with their bundle plan (http://www.maxis.com.my/personal/android/Android_Phones.asp)

More Pictures:

Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000. I bought two units from SAMSUNG booth/stall right in front the MAXIS service centre in Lowyat Plaza ground floor. The saleperson name is CS, he is quite a helpful and reliable person.

Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000. I bought two units from SAMSUNG booth/stall right in front the MAXIS service centre in Lowyat Plaza ground floor. The saleperson name is CS, he is quite a helpful and reliable person.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Red Leather Case Folio -  Red is my spouse's favourite colour. I bought it from Amazon.com, a real lether case cost RM170 with expedited shipping (delivered within 7 days). I can't find any real lether case for Samsung Galaxy Tab in Malaysia, all cases found are made by PVC or silicone.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Red Leather Case Folio - Red is my spouse's favourite colour. I bought it from Amazon.com, a real lether case cost RM170 with expedited shipping (delivered within 7 days). I can't find any real lether case for Samsung Galaxy Tab in Malaysia, all cases found are made by PVC or silicone.

Jabra Easygo - Work well with Samsung Galaxy Tab. Market price RM75.

Jabra Easygo headsets - Work well with Samsung Galaxy Tab. Market price RM75.

Samsung Galaxy Tab and Apple iPad Comparison by PCWorld

Samsung Galaxy Tab and Apple iPad Comparison by PCWorld