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Compact and extremely solid build Great quality 7-inch, capacitive touchscreen Two cameras
Not all apps scale to the screenLittle support from GoogleNo decent video calling software
With its relatively compact size it can be an excellent hi-tech companion on the go, and I truly enjoyed taking it everywhere with me. However, the Galaxy Tab has some serious flaws in its design that can’t be easily overlooked.
Its crisp display, compact form factor, touch-friendly software and dual cameras undoubtedly have what it takes to win over the average tablet seeker. However, we still have some reservations right now.
The high resolution and responsive, accurate capacitive touchscreen add up to a user experience that’s significantly better than a regular smartphone for browsing, multimedia and – thanks in no small part to Samsung’s custom apps – messaging.