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Problems with the Samsung Galaxy Tab

November 5, 2010 by  
Filed under Features & Editorials, Reviews

Reviewing products can be a very subjective business and few products seem to have split opinion more than the new Samsung Galaxy Tab which went on sale in the UK this week. Reviews have ranged from glowing to damning, but the most curious part is how varied the praise/criticism has been.

I recently tweeted my dislike for the Tab ahead of my review for TrustedReviews which promoted a lot a discussion. TR will be putting together a video review to illustrate some of the elements I discuss, but in the meantime here are a pair of videos illustrating two of the main problems I discovered with the Tab: how erractic the touchscreen response can be and the troublesome lag present in the web browser. I have high hopes for Android tablets, but for me this is a false dawn.

As ever thoughts and feedback are welcome – even if you disagree.


10 Responses to “Problems with the Samsung Galaxy Tab”
  1. sam says:

    Samsungs are shit

  2. IraqiGeek says:

    I have experienced the “erractic the touchscreen response” on pretty much ALL capacitive touchscreen devices I tried (including the iphone, ipad, dell streak and my own galaxy s) when the screen gets dirty. Cleaning the screen goes a long way in every one of the devices above that I tried.

    As far as the laggy browser, don’t forget that android supports flash, and flash is quite processor heavy. Did you try to disable flash support in the browser and see how the browser responds? Keep in mind that iDevices don’t support flash. The Sky Sports page would’ve plenty of empty boxes on an iDevice. I’m not knocking iDevices, just pointing at the difference.

  3. dominique says:

    my problem is that my tab keeps vibrating an also on the home screen will show triple screens. i mean when i go to my home page i have a picture an also my windows to go to apps or whatever. as soon as i start to go to the next page my screen will have triple of everything.an as that’s going on it wont stop vibrating. please help!

  4. Gordon says:

    Hi Dominique, unfortunately I’ve never encountered this problem and I no longer have the Tab to check it out. I had it only for a review period. I would suggest speaking directly to Samsung as you should still be in warranty.

  5. Nyne says:

    Mine has a problem toowith the wifi. It cannot obtain an ip from the remembered connection.so i always reset factory settings.anyone can help me pls?

  6. Gordon says:

    I don’t have my review sample any more, but yours will still be in date so I’d advise speaking to Samsung tech support.

  7. IP Freely says:

    My GT 10.1 would not power up less than two weeks after purchasing it. BB exchanged it and the second one did the same thing three weeks later. Unfortunately I had to send it in for repair. I got it back today and it STILL WON’T POWER ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The idiots at samsung won’t exchange it for a new one and insist on me sending it back to the idiots who didn’t fix it the first time. I will never, and I mean never buy another samsung product again!!!! Unfortunately my home office is full of their crap!!!!

  8. Manjinder Singh says:

    My Samsung tab is less than 6 months old. Suddenly from last 10 days iam experiencing that when the battery level is between 40~60%, it switches off automatically. I suspected software issues, so I restored it to factory settings. But the problem still persists. I have also noticed that the mobile signal strength fluctuates a lot and sometime it shows “No Signal”
    I bought this tab from Dubai duty free. So its warranty is valid only in UAE.
    Presently Iam in India. If its a battery problem then I could replace the battery. So please suggest the right course action to be taken..
    Best Regards & Thanks in Advance

  9. Gordon says:

    Sorry Manjinder, I just access products over a short period of time. I’m not the best person to contact about tech support. I’d suggest the cost saving you may buying it in Dubai meant you took a risk and unfortunately that risk has not come off. Speak to Samsung in India and keep your fingers crossed.

  10. Neil says:

    Skype video chat doesn’t work on a Samsung tablet 7inch we got at work. You can download the app, installs fine, even has the option to make a video chat, but when the call connects both camera’s go black! have tried several diff uninstall/reinstalls, no dice. sending it back.

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