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Friday, 02 September 2011 10:00

Asus Transformer vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 - 2. Design

Written by Sanjin Rados
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Review: Head to head, keyboard docks included

While the devices are almost identical from the technical side of things, design is definitely something that will help tell them apart. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is the thinnest Android tablet, which reminds of Apple’s iPad, whereas the T101 is more robust as well as a bit heavier and wider.  Galaxy Tab 10.1 weighs 565 grams while the Transformer weighs in at 680 grams.

 

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Back of the Transformer is made of hard, textured plastics, which pretty much kills any chance of it slipping. The plastics will not bend under pressure.
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Galaxy Tab 10.1 has an entirely smooth and flat surface, which is also hard. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is lighter though, which is better when holding it with one hand only.

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Galaxy Tab 10.1’s contours are oval that, unlike the Transformer’s sharper contours, will not stress your hand. Apart from being wider, the Transformer is thicker than Galaxy Tab 10.1 as well.


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Back of the Transformer is oval towards the center, meaning that it’s quite comfortable to hold. On the other hand, ergonomics is something that you’d best try for yourself and find your preference.

Transformer’s power on key is on the left, whereas Galaxy Tab 10.1 has one on the top part. Both tablets are easy to adjust to, but we did notice a minor design flaw on the Transformer. Namely, speakers are better on the Samsung, as Asus’ speakers have worse placement and can get covered with your hand.

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Overall Samsung has better sound when paying music, video or YouTube; the bass is better.transformer-2
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At a glance, Galaxy Tab 10.1 looks a bit plasticky but material quality is very good, just like on the Transformer.

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Another key difference are cameras. Transformer makes much better pictures. Asus Transformer has a 5 Mpixel camera while Galaxy tab 10.1 only has a 3 Mpixel one.

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The Transformer has a 1.2 Mpixel camera, compared to 2.0 Mpixel camera on the Samsung. If you care to take pictures and videos with tablets, Asus might be a better option, but your face will be better in Skype on Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tab.

Samsung has Multi-Touch glare Touchscreen TFT 1280x800 LED display, while Asus Multi-Touch glare Touchscreen LED Backlight 1280x800. As you’d suggest, both devices have pretty strong reflections making usage outside hard on a sunny day. Note that both tablets are fingerprint magnets.

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We have to admit that Samsung has a better screen, sharper edges of zoomed letters and overall better colors. You can clearly see that from a picture below.

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