Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Samsung Galaxy Tab Wi-Fi caught using slower hardware

updated 02:00 pm EDT, Wed May 4, 2011

Galaxy Tab Wi-Fi has older components than 3G

The Wi-Fi-only version of the 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab uses lower-spec components than the 3G version, beyond just the radio. As confirmed the official page, the Wi-Fi tablet uses a 1GHz A8 Cortex CPU paired with an older PowerVR SGX530 graphics core. The 3G version of the tablet has a 1GHz Cortex A8 as well, but it's a newer generation C110 version, the Hummingbird, along with a newer SGX540 for video.

The resulting slow performance of the Wi-Fi tablet is well documented by users on the XDA Developers forum. They and others have lashed out at Samsung for giving users the low speed, particularly given the late timing. Galaxy Tabs with 3G were reaching stores as early as September 2010, but the Wi-Fi version isn't reaching customers until well after Apple and others had eclipsed both Samsung tablets in performance.

Other features have also shown some degradation, as the Wi-Fi tablet gets Bluetooth 2.1 rather than Bluetooth 3.0, again according to the product page. [via CarryPad]



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

JBL Synchros E40BT headphones

For all the different configurations of headphones on the market, it's always a tough choice for buyers to get something that is just ...

Razer Taipan mouse

The list of gaming devices is growing larger with each passing day. A large number of companies have entered the gaming input arena, a ...

Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS

Every computer with a microphone or headphone port has one -- a digital to analog converter (DAC). There are nearly as many chipsets a ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News