Hardware & Design
The Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G LTE comes with a near same design to the Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi we reviewed earlier. The screen is a 10.1 in capacitive touch screen display that looks great. Above the screen is a 2 MP front facing camera. On the sides are your speakers, volume button and power button. On the bottom is a proprietary connection and on the top there is a 3.5 mm headphone jack and sim card slot.
The back of the tablet has a brushed finished and a 3 MP camera with LED flash and 720p video recording. It’s the same camera as the Wi-Fi version of the tablet so check the video below for the sample and click the link to view the original review to see test photos. All other specs are the same as before with a 1 GHz dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and 16 GB of built-in storage.
Software & Usability
The Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G LTE runs stock Android 3.1 Honeycomb. There is no customizations or any added Verizon software to it. We know what Android honeycomb offers in software so we won’t repeat that but we’ll talk about the main change the 4G LTE data speeds. The data is blazing fast on here. The browsing experience with this speed makes it feel that you are using the web on the desktop. Using streaming services like Music Beta By Google are smooth with no lag. Battery life is a bit less on this tablet because of the 4G data but it’s small different and well worth it in exchange for fast data anywhere you go.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is already the top android tablet in the market and with the addition of 4G LTE from Verizon it pushes it even further ahead of the competition. Stock android can be dry and for the casual consumer is usually confusing at first so I’m wondering if TouchWiz will come to this tablet like the Wi-Fi Galaxy Tab 10.1 recently got. The addition of TouchWiz will create that easy of use look that the casual consumer is looking for.