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.