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.


2 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.

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