Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 vs T-Mobile G-Slate 4G

28
December 13, 2011
1

    With the holiday season just around the corner two popular Honeycomb tablets, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the LG G-Slate 4G (T-Mobile) are heating up the competition as both devices promise to be showstoppers in their respective categories. If you still can’t decide on what tablet to choose, continue reading as we pit both tablets against each other in a head-to-head comparison.

    Design and Display

    From the looks of it, the Samsung Galaxy Tab is really thin at 256.7 x 175.3 x 8.6 mm compared to the T-Mobile G-Slate 4G at 243 x 149 x 12 mm. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 has several design features that resemble an iPad minus the single button found on the bottom. Sharing its roots with the previous designs of its predecessors, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 sports curved edges and is covered in Gorilla Glass coating from head to toe. The 10.1-inch screen from the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will make any movie or tech junkie happy with what the display can offer.

    T-Mobile’s response to Samsung’s tablet comes in the form of the LG G-Slate 4G. Sporting an 8.9-inch touchscreen with 1280×768 display resolution, the G-Slate 4G can be quite a contender. Although a lot thicker than the Galaxy Tab, its weight of 621 grams might be somewhat heavier than the average tablet.

    Camera

    Both tablets come pre-packed with rear cameras and the Galaxy Tab 10.1 has the smaller one at 3.15 MP. The G-Slate 4G, on the other hand, features two 5-megapixel cameras that can capture Full HD videos and 3D images.  Among its other features include video recording at 1080p in 2D mode, stereoscopic photos, as well as geo-tagging support.

    One thing distinct about the G-Slate 4G is its front-facing camera which is placed strategically on the corner, whereas most tablets feature their front cameras at the center. This pretty much makes the G-Slate 4G unique, although a few critics report awkwardness when using the corner camera for video calls.

    RAM and Memory

    When it comes to internal storage, the Galaxy Tab features 3 variants: 16, 32, and 64 GB. The device doesn’t support a microSD card slot, so whatever version you choose, you’re stuck with the amount of built-in storage it provides. The G-Slate 4G only comes as a 32 GB model; however, the device storage can be further expanded with the aid of a microSD card supporting up to 32 GB. Both devices share a massive 1 GB RAM, enough for keeping pace with memory-intensive applications.

    Processor and Battery

    Both devices come packed with blazing-fast dual-core 1 GHz Tegra 2 processors. The Tegra 2 T20 chipset with ULP enables faster web browsing and HD gaming. The Slate 4G can last up to 9 hours of intense use with the built-in Li-ion battery, while the Galaxy Tab 10.1 can last about 10 hours of continuous surfing and browsing. Powered by Android 3.0 Honeycomb, you’ll still get that familiar taste of the Honeycomb UI and all its features bundled.

    Verdict

    If you love tablets sporting larger displays, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 won’t give you disappointment. Considered to be thinner and lighter than the average tablet, the device is the best companion for watching movies on the go or surfing the web. A must-have for gaming gurus or tech-savvy business people, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 can much more than just being an entertainment device. Complete with sleek design and faster processing speed, it’s a device to behold.

    T-Mobile’s G-Slate 4G is the new kid on the block. Featuring a smaller screen size compared to its competitor, the G-Slate 4G is quite portable. If you want a tablet that can fit into the sleeves of your coat, the G-Slate 4G is well-suited for you. It is ideally suited for persons who are on the go as the device is handy enough for a dose of quick entertainment or for social networking.

    What about you? What are your thoughts about these two tablets?

    Comments

    • jminatl

      I own the original LG G-Slate, early adopter.

      Honestly I can’t believe they are making a follow on to it. From their behavior it seemed to me as if they were trying their best to get out of the tablet space almost from the moment they entered it.

      Presumably this will be more of the same, so to be clear:

      LG has great hardware, but do not plan on the device being improved and supported as those from other vendors are with updates.

      Do yourself a favor and look at the history of the vendor with previous device support before considering their latest and greatest.

      The original G Slate did get one update to 3.1, very very late, and that silently locked the boot loader down making it far more damaging than helpful to owners of the device.

      Why would you buy something EXPENSIVE and POORLY SUPPORTED?

    WRITER

    Paul and I.T. are synonyms. If you need help with I.T.-related stuff, call on Paul. His experience with Android phones goes way back to the ancient single-core-phone...

    Stay Connected

    Newsletter

    • Join our newsletter and get the most popular Android news delivered to your mailbox once a week.

    Sunday Giveaway

    opera-maxed-out-giveaway

    Download our App

    Android Authority

    AndroidAuthority.com

    Download Now

    Popular

    Latest