I got myself a spunky Samsung Galaxy Tab (GT-P1010) 7" tablet (no service plan, just the plain, off the shelf edition) about two months ago and have been puzzled by its slow charging time. I usually take note of how long lengthy processes take, such as charging my mobile devices (cellphones, laptop) or running hard disk diagnostics, so I could easily set a 'deadline' for when I'm gonna have to tend to that device again (say, plugging it off).
Anyway, I thought I already nailed down the time it takes my Tab to recharge, which was 3.5 hours one time (yes, only one time) off the power outlet (I never charge via USB), but I guess that was off. I had a hunch the battery level reported when pressing the power button when the device is off is wrong, and perhaps 2.5 hours was actually enough to fill 'er up. I tried it today, charging the device at 12% battery level for 2.5 hours. After that duration the battery was just at 50%. I usually charge the device overnight while I sleep so it's ready the next morning but I have no idea how long it took to reach 100%. Extrapolating from 2.5 hours to get the battery from 12% to 50% will give us something like 6.5 hours. That's a pretty long time to recharge.
I've been looking all over the Net for information on how other users' experiences have been regarding charging the GT-P1000 / GT-P1010 (no 3G variant), and I came across this article at PC World saying the thing takes long to recharge. But how long is long?
http://www.pcworld.com/article/210376/s ... ablet.html
Anyone here who has a Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-P1000 or GT-P1010? What is your experience regarding charging time? Thank you in advance.