Which Samsung Galaxy Tablet ?

Submitted: Thursday, Aug 30, 2012 at 20:56
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G`day all,

" Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1" P5100 32GB 3G Wi-Fi Tablet PC "

Before I lay out good money and buy it, I would very much appreciate it if you fellow "forumites" who may have a tablet set up for remote traveling, could have a look at the specs for this one,( model P5100), and tell me if you think it will be suitable. Maybe a 16 GB will do ?

I want to have maps, photos, trip planning, pio`s, internet, GPS, Wi-Fi, Blue Tooth, waypoints, tv etc, etc, etc,.........

Tablet with support for GSM voice communication, SMS, and MMS.

General .......... 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
..................... 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
Announced......2012, February
Status ........... Available. Released 2012, May
Body Dimensions.....256.6 x 175.3 x 9.7 mm
Weight........... 588 g
Display Type.... PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size ............... 800 x 1280 pixels, 10.1 inches (~149 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch ...... Yes
Protection ...... Corning Gorilla Glass
..................... - TouchWiz UX UI
Sound ........... Alert types Vibration, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker.....Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack ..... Yes
Memory .......... Card slot microSD, up to 32 GB
Internal ...........16/32 GB storage, 1GB RAM
Data GPRS .......Yes
EDGE ...............Yes
Speed .............. HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLAN ..............Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth ..........Yes, v3.0 with A2DP
USB ..................Yes, v2.0, USB Host support
Camera ............. Primary 3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels
Features.............Geo-tagging
Video ................Yes, 720p
Secondary.......... Yes, VGA
Features OS .......Android OS, v4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Chipset .............TI OMAP 4430
CPU ................. Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9
GPU .................PowerVR SGX540
Sensors ........... Accelerometer, gyro, compass
Messaging ........ SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser .......... HTML, Adobe Flash
Radio .............. No
GPS ................ Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Java ............... Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors.............. Black, White
- SNS integration
- TV-out
- MP4/DivX/Xvid/FLV/MKV/H.264/H.263 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
- Organizer
- Image/video editor
- Document editor/viewer
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration
- Voice memo/dial
- Predictive text input (Swype)
Battery .......... Standard battery, Li-Po 7000 mAh
Stand-by......... Up to 2000 h
Talk time ......... Up to 10 h

Thanks in advance,

Scrubby


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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Friday, Aug 31, 2012 at 07:12

Friday, Aug 31, 2012 at 07:12
Scrubby,

I have the 64Gb model GT-P7500 with 3G and Wi-Fi.
Pretty much what you state, except for the extra storage capacity.

I have it set up with the Android version of OziExplorer, plus the NatMap collection and Hema collection of digital maps.
Works like a charm. Remember though that this is a beta version of the android OxiExplorer and any minor issues will be ironed out in further releases.

It mounts to the dash with a mount and holder from www.holdmyphone.com.
You just specify what vehicle you have and select the suitable mount.

I would stick to the 32Gb model at least. You may find the 16Gb will not have sufficient storage as you add things to it and you cannot install extra capacity afterwards.

Tip. To reduce glare in the vehicle, I have fitted my tablet with a matt finish anti-glare protection film I got from a shopping centre phone accessories stall.
About $20 and the stall assistant fitted it to my tablet on the spot.

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Follow Up By: Member - wicket - Friday, Aug 31, 2012 at 09:57

Friday, Aug 31, 2012 at 09:57
Bill

That anti glare film sounds like a good idea, could you tell us the shopping centre stall you got it from ?
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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Friday, Aug 31, 2012 at 18:29

Friday, Aug 31, 2012 at 18:29
Hi Wicket,

From memory, it was the Phone Mania stall at our local shopping centre.
Stores are listed in all mainland states, under Happytel, Phone Adore and Phone Mania.

They are stalls in the major shopping centres where you by phone accessories.

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Reply By: Member - nick b - Friday, Aug 31, 2012 at 09:03

Friday, Aug 31, 2012 at 09:03
Gooday Scrubby : Have a look at this thread link from a few weeks back on tablet , it has more options & good reviews .

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Reply By: PeterInSa - Friday, Aug 31, 2012 at 14:23

Friday, Aug 31, 2012 at 14:23
Sandman, All,
We have the SS Galaxy 2 10.1 and tried to buy the leather cover that we have seen with other tablets.

Have you got such a cover and if so where did you get it, a link would help.

Thanks

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Reply By: PeterInSa - Friday, Aug 31, 2012 at 14:27

Friday, Aug 31, 2012 at 14:27
Scrubby,
Do you really need the 3G version, from memory it costs extra and to me its a pain to use. We have the 4G modem and with wifi I think its a cheaper Web access cost alternative. ie 12Gb for $180 for a year from Big T that you can top up.

Having said that ours has 3g

Peter

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Follow Up By: Member - nick b - Friday, Aug 31, 2012 at 20:09

Friday, Aug 31, 2012 at 20:09
I was told that a 3G model will work faster than via a wifi ....don't know if this is fact . If you don't have smart type hot spot phone the 3G will work out cheaper ?
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Reply By: Member - Kevin S (QLD) - Friday, Aug 31, 2012 at 17:30

Friday, Aug 31, 2012 at 17:30
I note that ASUS have brought out a device they call a pad phone. It is a pad and phone that work together. It appears that you attach the phone to the pad to provide internet connection but if you want to go somewhere with just the phone simply undock it and off you go. Clever.

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