Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 T-Mobile

Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 T-Mobile
Brand: Samsung
Category: Android Tablet
  • Display: 10.1 inches, 1280 x 800 pixels, TFT, Ambient light sensor, Scratch-resistant glass
  • Chipset: Nvidia Tegra 2
  • RAM: 1GB
  • OS: Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) – TouchWiz Interface (Upgradable to Android 4.0.4 "Ice Cream Sandwich")
  • Battery: 6800 mAh
  • Released Date: 16-11-2011



Device Type Android Tablet
Model Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 T-Mobile - SGH T859
Released November, 2011
Status Available


Dimensions 256.7 mm x 175.3 mm x 8.6 mm
Weight 595 grams
Protection Gorilla Glass Display
Colors Black


Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) TFT
Size 10.1 inches
Resolution 1280 x 800 pixels
Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 149 ppi
Features Ambient light sensor, Scratch-resistant glass


Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) – TouchWiz Interface (Upgradable to Android 4.0.4 "Ice Cream Sandwich")
SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. No


Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Nvidia Tegra 2 T20
CPU Dual-core, Cortex-A9, 1 GHz (x2)
GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. ULP GeForce
RAM RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 1GB
Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 16GB
Memory Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. No
Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor
3.5mm jack Yes
Audio Technology No


Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 6800 mAh
Battery Life 13 hours
Charging USB Data Charger Cable


Rear Camera Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality. 3 MP
Front Camera 2 MP
Video 1280x720 (HD) (29 fps)
Camera Features Video calling
Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration) No


Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. 2.1
Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. 802.11 a, b, g, n
USB Proprietary
GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. A-GPS
NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. No


User Reviews 1 User Reviews I found the tablet to be very fast and responsive in my initial testing, with greatly improved performance over previous Samsung tablets thanks to the dual-core processor and Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system that is optimized for tablets.
The 10.1-inch display looks great, but the curved back makes it easy and comfortable to hold despite the large screen size. I also like the thin and lightweight design at just 11mm thick and 1.5 pounds
- Erin
User Reviews 2 I found the tablet's streamlined and lightweight design to be very appealing, similar to other Galaxy Tabs. It has the same internal hardware as other Galaxy Tab 10.1 versions, including a dual-core 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, Android 3.1 Honeycomb OS with TouchWiz, and front/rear cameras.

In my time with the tablet, I found the TouchWiz interface to be smooth and responsive with no noticeable lag. The speakers, ports, buttons, and connections are neatly arranged and accessible. While T-Mobile has not announced pricing or availability yet, I think this will make an excellent holiday gift for T-Mobile customers looking for a nice big-screen Android tablet.
- John B - PhoneArena
User Reviews 3 I was very impressed with the tablet's fast performance and beautiful 10.1-inch TFT LCD display, which I found to render text and graphics beautifully. The tablet feels lightweight and thin, even thinner than an iPhone 4.

In testing, I found web browsing, pinch-to-zoom, and scrolling all very smooth and responsive. The volume and placement of the speakers on the sides also make video playback very immersive. I did think the volume rocker placement could be improved and was disappointed by the lack of Samsung's video player app. 720p video played well, but 1080p was more laggy.
- Matt Gray
Tabletmonkeys Reviews Tabletmonkeys Reviews Pros:
- Fast and responsive, great performance due to dual-core processor and Android 3.2 software
- Great 10.1 inch display that renders text and graphics beautifully
- Thin and lightweight design that is easy and comfortable to hold
- Smooth TouchWiz interface and responsive touchscreen

- No data on battery life
- Placement for volume rocker could be improved
- Less immersive while playing 1080p videos

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our dedicated team and users.

  • Performance 9 / 10
  • Display 8 / 10
  • Battery 8 / 10
  • Design 8 / 10

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, a powerhouse candybar tablet, hit the shelves on November 16, 2011, and has been making waves since.

We took a closer look at the T-Mobile variant, the SGH-T859, and here’s the lowdown on this sleek device.

Powerful Performance and Speed

In our hands-on experience, the tablet flaunted impressive speed and responsiveness. Fueled by a dual-core processor and the optimized Android 3.2 Honeycomb operating system, it outpaced its predecessors from the Samsung stable.

The result? A snappy and efficient device that’s ready to tackle your tasks without breaking a sweat.

Design that Fits Comfortably

Despite its sizable 10.1-inch display, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 doesn’t compromise on comfort. The curved back design ensures a snug fit in your hands, making prolonged usage a breeze.

At just 8.6 mm thick and weighing a mere 595 grams, it’s a lightweight contender in the tablet arena.

Impressive Display and Cameras

The 10.1-inch TFT LCD display boasts a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, delivering crisp visuals with a pixel density of 149 ppi. Whether you’re browsing the web or watching videos, the display shines.

The tablet features a 3.0-megapixel rear camera and a 2.0-megapixel front camera, ensuring you can capture moments with clarity and detail.

Streamlined Interface and Connectivity

Navigating through the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is a smooth experience, thanks to the TouchWiz interface. The arrangement of speakers, ports, buttons, and connections is well-thought-out, providing accessibility without compromising on aesthetics.

Connectivity options abound, from Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n to Bluetooth 3.0 + EDR + A2DP, ensuring you stay connected on the go.

In conclusion, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 for T-Mobile impresses with its blend of power, style, and functionality. If you’re in the market for a top-tier Android tablet, this could be the one for you.

While there are some minor drawbacks, the overall package makes it a strong contender in the tablet landscape. As of now, availability and pricing details are yet to be announced, but this tablet is poised to make a mark in the tech-savvy community.

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