Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Review

Posted: April 19, 2012
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Review

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 features a dual-core 1.4 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM, a super AMOLED screen and Verizon's 4G LTE network. But what sets this $500 tablet apart from the others? Candace Bailey and Kevin Pereira find out on Gadget Pr0n.

What You Need To Know

  • The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 is the best looking tablet we've seen, even better than the iPad.
  • The back is brushed metal and the LCD feels very sturdy.
  • The power button and volume rocker also feels pretty strong.
  • Overall, this tablet gets a lot of points for build quality.
  • The Tab measures only 7.87 mm thick and weighs 12 ounces, making it the thinnest tablet we've seen yet.
  • There's a SIM card slot on the side and a micro SD slow below it to expand the 16 GB of internal storage.
  • The screen is 7.7" and has a 1280x800 resolution.
  • The screen is probably the best thing about the device.
  • It's Samsungs first tablet with a super AMOLED Plus screen.
  • Colors looked gorgeous with great color saturation.
  • While the screen doesn't look as good as the iPad's Retina Display, this Tab is the best one we've seen on an Android.
  • Inside there's a dual-core processor and 1 GB of RAM.
  • But it runs on Android 3.2, not the latest Ice Cream Sandwich OS.
  • Samsung says it will get the update to Android 4.0 but they don't have a very good track record at rolling out quick updates.
  • It definitely needs the update because the speeds were not that great.
  • We compared the Tab's speed next to the Archos G9 tablet (which has similar specs but runs on the ICS upgrade), and the latter opens up Angry Birds a lot faster.
  • Verizon's 4G LTE speeds were very solid and we consistently got 10 mbps.
  • It's not as fast as the new iPad, which is strange because they should be using the same LTE hardware.
  • The Tab has a 3 megapixel camera on the back and a 2 megapixel camera on the front.
  • The photos came out alright: definitely not good enough to replace your point and shoot or even you camera phone.
  • The front facing camera is better than most tablets, which is a plus if you're interested in video calling.
  • The camera app came with a lot of options.
  • The rear camera also shoots video at 720p but it's pretty sub-par due to the lack of image stabilization.
  • The battery life is about 3 days of average use on a single charge.


  • $499 with a Verizon contract.


  • 4 Seals of Approval out of 5. (How do we rate gadgets?)
  • This is the best looking tablet we've seen.
  • The screen is fantastic.
  • Verizon's LTE network is really fast.
  • The outdated Android OS is really holding the tablet back.
  • The $500 with a contract price tag is pretty high for a 7" tablet.
  • This is still one of the best Android tablets we've seen.

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Comments are Closed

  • Custnam

    I own it, and love it. And trust me Ive had more than a few prior to compare it to. Still best 7" tablet available. Only drawback is no ICS yet.

    Posted: April 23, 2012 10:32 PM
  • jeeforteevee

    no Matt Mira? boo

    Posted: April 20, 2012 10:38 AM
  • incredibilistic

    So Kevin starts the review by saying that this tablet is better looking than the iPad.

    Then he spends the rest of the time dogging it. Flaky compartment hinges, crappy speakers, screen isn't as good as the iPad, LTE isn't as fast as the iPad, cameras aren't good, and it's not running the latest version of Android. So, tell me again how great this is? Right, it's not. Should've received a 3.5.

    Oh well, another week, another Android tablet who's only future is a bargain bin.

    Posted: April 19, 2012 9:13 PM
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  • thejman85

    o thank god not matt

    Posted: April 19, 2012 5:41 PM