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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Review

Posted: November 30, 2011
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Review
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The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 offers a 1.2 GHz dual core processor, Android's 3.2 Honeycomb OS and weighs only 0.76 lbs. Kevin Pereira and Candace Bailey review the device to see if it's the tablet buy of the week.

What You Need To Know

  • The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus features a 7" LCD touch screen, measures one third of an inch thick and weighs less than a lbd.
  • The design is smaller and lighter than the Kindle Fire and Nook Color.
  • There's a fake metallic plastic back.
  • The only physical buttons are the power and volume buttons on the side.
  • There Galaxy Tab 7.0 plus includes a built-in speaker, mic and audio jack on the top.
  • The micro SD card on the side is expandable up to 32 GB.
  • The tablet runs on Android 3.2 Honeycomb and is really responsive with no lag compared to other Android tablets.
  • The screen isn't as crisp as the super AMOLED screens we've seen on other Samsung devices.
  • The screen is 1024x600 resolution and plays HD video at 1080p.
  • The Galaxy Tab 7.0 was fast compared to other Android devices: it has 1 GB of RAM and a 1.2 dual core processor.
  • You can load websites with flash and apps/games boot quickly.
  • The battery life is really good for a tablet this size and should last you 8 hours of constant viewing while connected to wi-fi.
  • The front and rear cameras were mediocre at best.
  • The 3 megapixel rear camera images looked soft and grainy while the 2 megapixel front camera was good enough for video conferencing.
  • The 720P video looked good.
  • The Peel Smart Remote app was a cool feature allows you to use the tablet as a guide and remote.
  • Normally you'd have to purchase the $99 remote blaster to use the app but the tablet's IR sensor syncs to your TV and cable box, becoming a giant remote.

Price

  • 16 GB Wi-fi version costs $399.

Rating

  • 4 Seals of Approval out of 5. (How do we rate gadgets?)
  • If you're looking for a 7" tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 plus is for you.
  • It's more expensive than the Kindle Fire and Nookcolor but this is much more versatile.
  • If size isn’t an issue, you can buy an iPad for only $100 more.

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  • Custnam

    I had this, and traded it in and got the new 7.7 with the super amoled screen. And LOVE IT

    Posted: March 15, 2012 7:38 PM
    Custnam
  • thinkbolt

    I wish everybody would stop mindlessly praising the Galaxy Tab 7. It is NOT lightweight. It's HEAVY. Crazy heavy! When I opened the box, my first words were "OMG, this is HEAVY!" Seriously, it's astonishingly heavy. Why does everybody keep talking about how light it is? It isn't!

    And it's slippery as a fish. Every spot on the thing is frictionless. It was flying out of my hands at every opportunity. I couldn't hold onto it! How was I supposed to? I couldn't hold it with both hands like a book. The edges of my hands were constantly touching the screen and turning things on and off. One-handed grip was impossible. It's too wide. Look at Kevin and Candace's hands. They're stretched to their limits. Try doing that for even a few minutes. And believe me, because of it's slipperiness, you have to GRIP IT HARD to keep it n your hand.

    Just one evening of trying to read in bed with this thing, and my hands and lower arms hurt all the next day. NOT ACCEPTABLE.

    Other problems:
    - The on-screen keypad was useless. No touch feedback, clicks or anything. Keys crazy small.
    - This was my first use of Android, and I did NOT like it. Lots of computing basics missing, particularly your basic network file sharing. Windows can do this. Mac can do this. What's the problem??
    - It was constantly interrupting to get me to "activate" the phone service, which I have no need for.
    - Lots of corporate software I couldn't uninstall or even turn off. Not cool.
    - App market? No thank you! Just let me download and install what I want, LIKE A NORMAL OPERATING SYSTEM.
    - Speakers are ok, but they're both on one side. What?

    The picture was good. Internet and video support were fine, but what difference does it make when I can't even HOLD the stupid thing??

    One-word summary: USELESS.

    Posted: December 1, 2011 3:20 PM
  • thinkbolt

    I wish everybody would stop mindlessly praising the Galaxy Tab 7. It is NOT lightweight. It's HEAVY. Crazy heavy! When I opened the box, my first words were "OMG, this is HEAVY!" Seriously, it's astonishingly heavy. Why does everybody keep talking about how light it is? It isn't!

    And it's slippery as a fish. Every spot on the thing is frictionless. It was flying out of my hands at every opportunity. I couldn't hold onto it! How was I supposed to? I couldn't hold it with both hands like a book. The edges of my hands were constantly touching the screen and turning things on and off. One-handed grip was impossible. It's too wide. Look at Kevin and Candace's hands. They're stretched to their limits. Try doing that for even a few minutes. And believe me, because of it's slipperiness, you have to GRIP IT HARD to keep it n your hand.

    Just one evening of trying to read in bed with this thing, and my hands and lower arms hurt all the next day. NOT ACCEPTABLE.

    Other problems:
    - The on-screen keypad was useless. No touch feedback, clicks or anything. Keys crazy small.
    - This was my first use of Android, and I did NOT like it. Lots of computing basics missing, particularly your basic network file sharing. Windows can do this. Mac can do this. What's the problem??
    - It was constantly interrupting to get me to "activate" the phone service, which I have no need for.
    - Lots of corporate software I couldn't uninstall or even turn off. Not cool.
    - App market? No thank you! Just let me download and install what I want, LIKE A NORMAL OPERATING SYSTEM.
    - Speakers are ok, but they're both on one side. What?

    The picture was good. Internet and video support were fine, but what difference does it make when I can't even HOLD the stupid thing??

    One-word summary: USELESS.

    Posted: December 1, 2011 3:18 PM
  • incubustable

    Samsung is still making the same mistakes almost every other tablet maker is making, the price is way to high! I don't understand how they haven't learned by mediocre sells from their other full size tablets, especially since the Kindle and Nook have come out as good tablets for much cheaper. If they would knock off $150 by losing the cameras and dropping the 1080p display down to 720p, this would probably be a buy for most. I would probably buy one, but I would like a 9 or 10' display. Too bad Samsung.

    Posted: November 30, 2011 9:22 PM
    incubustable
  • J_Boolihans

    1024 by 600 resolution and it plays video at 1080p?

    Isn't that a contradiction?

    Posted: November 30, 2011 5:43 PM
    J_Boolihans
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