Well we have something that no one else does; a Verizon 4G Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1! Thanks to a special friend, we had a first look at a device that many have wondered when it will be arriving. A couple of days ago Verizon stores started putting up advertisements for the 4G enable Galaxy Tab 10.1. We also found several new features that had not yet been announce or leaked. Mainly, the micro sim card that connects the device to the web. Below we will walk you through a review of the devices hardware, software and much more!
There is no tablet on Earth that is thinner then this piece of art. With a thickness of .34″ and a weight of 1.25 lbs, even the IPad 2 is not thicker or lighter then the Tab. The one issue I did find with the body of the device were the power button and the volume buttons. They are very flush with the rest of the frame so I found myself accidentally turning the device off or adjusting the volume.
The one thing that differentiates this 10.1 to the wifi version is of course the ability to connect to Verizon’s network and surf the interwebs on the go. To make this possible Verizon needed to throw in a sim card to connect to the 4G network. This would not be as amazing as it is except for the fact that it is now a micro-sim card (never seen on Verizon’s network).
This version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab is only running Android 3.0. The wifi version is running 3.1 and soon 3.2. We tried to update the device but there were new updates. This Tab also not equipped with Samsung’s Touch Wiz UI that is promised for the 10.1 soon.
The device is equipped with a 3 MP rear facing camera and a 2MP front facing camera (I said wrong camera sizes in the video). Both are not the best cameras but take decent photos in good light. They are not so good in the dark. There is a LED flash next to the rear facing camera though to help in low lighting.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is equipped with Adobe Flash enabled web that lets you surf the web with no issues. When loading a site that is complete flash, (i.e. Youtube) there is a little lag but the sites still load pretty fast.
We will be bring you news when the device is actually available for Verizon customers as soon as we hear about it!