Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Released June, 2011
  • 10.1"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 3.1
Not satisfied with the navigational benefits of a great capacitive touchscreen, Samsung has also plugged-in some motion-based nav commands.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
7.9 Out of 10

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1


Processing power and speed

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3D and 2D graphics

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Battery Life

How long will the battery last

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Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

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Benchmarks Real world tests of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

geekbench Processor and memory performance

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passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

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Nexus 10

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

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2,400 ms
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850 ms

Reviews Word on the street for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Taking another page from the iPad 2's school of sexy tablet building, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 has one of the cleanest designs we've seen in a tablet.

Viewing angles are great, contrast is excellent and colour reproduction is very vivid.

The 3 megapixel camera and its LED flash are positioned on the on the top rear of the slab, and it's actually one of the better shooters I've seen on a tablet.


7.5 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Operating System

If you're in the market for an Android tablet, the Tab 10.1 is hands down the sleekest money can buy.
by The Verge (Jun, 2011)
That style isn't for everyone, though, so those looking for a tricked-out Android tablet with all the fixings would be better off with the Toshiba Thrive or Asus Eee Pad Transformer.
by c|net (May, 2011)
The screen surround is plastic too, rather than the metal seen in some other top-end Android tabs, but this doesn't lead to a remotely cheap feel.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)


In fact, while looking at this very site, the orange box looked a bit brighter on the Tab's display.
by The Verge (Jun, 2011)
Using the automatic brightness setting the Tab keeps its backlighting fairly muted.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
These take you back a step, jump straight to the home screen, access recent apps and grab a shot of what's currently on-screen.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)


Apple still has superior support for games, apps, music, and movies.
by c|net (May, 2011)
The selection has gotten somewhat better, but for me personally, there's still a lack of solid news, Twitter, and general tablet apps that can compete with the ones I have on my iPad.
by The Verge (Jun, 2011)
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is a Google Experience tablet, meaning it uses the base version of Honeycomb 3.1, with no customizations to its interface; however, Samsung does include its Samsung Apps, um, app.
by c|net (May, 2011)

Operating system

Aside from the widescreen form factor, every part of this sleek Android Honeycomb 3.1 tablet's look is geared to go head-to-head with Apple's iOS big boy.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
Slimmer and lighter than an iPad 2, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 proves that Android tablets don't have to be iOS's ugly sisters.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
It's still a fast OS, with plenty of customization options.
by c|net (May, 2011)


Engadget claims to have gotten ten hours on the same test and Laptopmag got about 8.5 hours on its web surfing test, but AllThingsD got a similar 5.5 hours on a video rundown test.
by The Verge (Jun, 2011)
It only lasted five hours and 33 minutes, which is about three hours shorter than the Transformer and five shorter than the iPad 2.
by The Verge (Jun, 2011)
It seems a bit all over the place, but based on actual usage, I'm confident that the tablet will push out close to eight hours of juice of basic browsing and application use.
by The Verge (Jun, 2011)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Size 10.1"
Technology LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800
PPI 149 ppi


  1. 802.11n
  2. 802.11g
  3. 802.11a
  4. 802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v2.0
Supports 3G No


Cores Dual core
Clock speed 1 GHz


Has a GPS Yes
Has a compass Yes
Has an accelerometer Yes
Has a gyroscope Yes
Has a light sensor Yes


Internal storage 16 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB
Supported card formats microSD
Maximum capacity 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes
Webcam 2 MP
Rear camera 3 MP


USB support None
Hdmi support None
Has a headphone jack Yes
Has a microphone jack No
Has a built-in microphone Yes

form factor

Weight 565 g
Size 256.5 x 175.3 x 8.6 mm
Thickness 8.6 mm
Battery life 10 hour
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