I was always thinking about trying out android, but wasn’t really convinced about the handsets, I really like the stability of apples iOS, however, I tried caffenated’s Samsung Galaxy 10″ WiFi tablet, (6ab3an he kept on boasting it was th ebest thing ever and i kept on teasing him and asking him if samsung are stuck with their devices that didn’t sell in Germany and are looking for potential advertisers :P) However I never knew how it really was until I bought this.
1. The Purchase ‘Fa9la’ :
I heard of this cool offer from Zain Kuwait, regarding buying the samsung galaxy 10″ 3G version on installments for 13.5 KWD a month – It was a Eureka moment for me and it was a weekend, so I went to a Zain branch, but they said I must have a Visa or MasterCard to be able to acquire this offer, I only had an Amex card, because my mastercard was still not from Baitek out after transferring from NBK.
This was how I felt 🙁
A week has passed, and I started blabbing about that Zain can’t do this and why don’t they accept the Amex card, and a friend of mine heard me and said. Your totally wrong! I pay all my bills for Amex points all the time, just go to the branch and they’ll take it, so i went to another branch this time and they accepted the Amex card and it was so easy a process I couldn’t believe it was happening.
2. The Motorola Moment :
Then the guy at the counter (most patient person ever – Thank you Zain) was like, Xoom comes with 32 Gb of storage isn’t that better than the Samsung ? He got me both boxes so i can read the specs off the boxes, but it was too much for me to take in and confusion set in 😛 .. I was going to go buy the Samsung 16 Gb 3G version and that was why I was there in the first place, but then I realised that the Xoom might be a better offer!
3. The “Call your friend for help moment”
Couldn’ think of anyone to call so I called my dear friend ‘Caffenated’, samsung’s advertising agent 😛 and we put everything down in terms of specs :
4. Motorola Xoom 32 Gb 3G VS Samsung Galaxy Tab 10″ 16 Gb 3G Version :
To put it simply:
Advantages of Xoom over Samsung:
- 5 MP rear camera – instead of 3 on Samsung
- Better Speakers, and Speaker HD dock from manufacturer
- Expandable storage and availability of MicroSD slot (i.e. 32 internak + 32 microSD – on the way ) (not available on Samsung)
Xoom over samsung Samsung over Xoom :
- Better screen quality
- lighter and thinner and looks in general
- download rate of up to 21 Mbps, and 10 Mbps for the Xoom (this was the only point that was bothering me about the Xoom)
I ended up buying the Xoom! I will post some more review point in the coming weeks as I really utilize it to the max!