Price as Reviewed: $399.99 on 2-year agreement with T-Mobile
This is nothing different from the other two Galaxy Tab 10.1 devices I’ve reviewed; the WiFi model was fantastic and the Verizon 4G LTE version even more so. The sole difference about this Galaxy Tab 10.1 is that it has a rather large, conspicuous T-Mobile logo at the top right, with an even more apparent Samsung logo slapped to the bottom, making it much less of a clean slate and instead an explosion of brands on what previously was a clear and crisp black slate. Performance of the NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core 1GHz processor remains the same on Android 3.2 Honeycomb with Samsung’s Touchwiz enhancements — that is, smooth and fluid, unless there are many widgets active and a live wallpaper. Battery life also remains very acceptable, at 8-10 hours of usage with the 4G HSPA+ radio turned on, which brings down average speeds of 1-10MBps.
The only downfall I really see here on the Tab 10.1 with T-Mobile is the insane amount of carrier apps and add-ons. Verizon didn’t do it, and neither did Samsung on their WiFi model, but for some odd reason T-Mobile had to be “first”. Otherwise, this Tab 10.1 passes, but just by a notch.