For the last few years, Samsung has been developing products that are legitimate contenders to other dominant mobile device manufacturers (cough, cough… Apple). I had the pleasure of testing out the Samsung Galaxy TabPro, and straying away from my usual devices to play with the Tab pleasantly surprised me.
The display on the Tab is stunning. It sits in at 8.4 inches with WXGA widescreen resolution. This screen size gives you plenty of space for your everyday use; but skinny-jean wearing hipsters beware, you’ll have a hard time fitting it in your pockets. The screen is made with the infamous Gorilla Glass. It is notoriously durable and you can feel safe using the Tab without babying it. Playing videos and scrolling through pictures is a pleasure on the Tab, the picture quality is impeccable.
The Tab runs on a 2.3 GHz processor that can support multiple users running multimedia apps and web surfing without breaking a sweat. It weighs in at a comfortable 0.75 pounds and a thickness of 0.7 cm. It comes standard with 16 GB storage but you have the option of expanding the storage capacity to 64 GB through a microSD slot.
The camera on the Tab has a feature you cannot resist using, rapid fire! With this burst mode feature, the camera captures batches of pictures at once. Couple that with an eight-megapixel camera and you will never miss another “Kodak moment” again.
An improvement that I would like to see with all Samsung handheld gadgets is the hardware build quality. Despite the faux leather backing, when compared with the iPad, the plastic build just does not have a quality feel to it. A change to aluminum would make a world of difference and give Tab users a more comfortable experience.