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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE hands-on

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE hands-on
Smack dab in the middle of Samsung’s CES 2012 booth was the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE that is destined for Verizon Wireless sometime in the near future and we were lucky enough to go hands-on with it.

At first glance we thought, we have seen this before. That’s because we have seen it even before Verizon announced its arrival yesterday. The LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 is identical to its HSPA+ relative in terms of size and specifications.

The main attraction of the Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE is its Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280x800. We must say that the screen doesn’t disappoint and it is truly a pleasure to look at. Images are colorful, vibrant and really pop while text is sharp and easy to read. Viewing angles were good as well.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE hands-on
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE hands-on
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE hands-on
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE hands-on

The body of the tablet is also very attractive. Measuring in at only 7.9mm thick and weighing less than 12oz it is very easy to hold and is quite comfortable. When holding the tablet it is clear that Samsung designed it with high-end intentions. The build quality is top notch and the materials they use, such as the metal backing, are nothing short of premium.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE hands-on
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE hands-on
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE hands-on
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE hands-on

Running the show behind the scenes is a dual-core 1.4GHz processor and 1GB of RAM. Thanks to its beefy internals the Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE hummed along without any hesitation. Apps opened instantly while swiping between screens was as smooth as you could ask for. Web pages also rendered rather quickly making our short time with it even more enjoyable.

There is no denying that Samsung has a winner here, just as we believed when we did the preview of it a few months ago. Still, it is a bit disappointing that Verizon is yet to give it a hard street date. If you aren’t in a rush to get a tablet at this moment then perhaps the lack of a solid release date isn’t a big deal. Tell us what you think about the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE.


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posted on 10 Jan 2012, 16:19 2

1. Phullofphil (Posts: 800; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


First but i like this.tanblet i.just dont.like.signing a two year contract to get a decent price

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 16:26 3

2. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5555; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


it's very nice, i'll be looking forward to seeing the showdown between this and the Xyboard 8.2 for the Tablet's place in my heart.

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 17:00 2

3. jinwons (Posts: 93; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


This one has 1.4Ghz Exynos. They showed it in Germany last Fall already only to be pulled by Apple next day. It should perform way faster than XYboard.

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 17:31

4. Phullofphil (Posts: 800; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


Are u sure because the exenos chip does not support lte as far as i know. So your time frame on already see in that kind of makes me think that it wasn't that kind of chip. I know they will support l t e but I didn't know that it was announced

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 18:32 1

5. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5555; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


it's clocked at 1.4GHz which would be unusual for an OMAP4 or a Snapdragon. it sounds like it might be an Exynos. i know it befuddles me too. o:

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 19:48

7. knights4life03 (Posts: 125; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


if it really is a 1.4 dual core exynos running lte then that means verizon and samsung did something special to make it work and thats a great thing but kinda late at the same time

posted on 11 Jan 2012, 13:41 1

10. jinwons (Posts: 93; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


I don't think it's any Snapdragon or OMAP4. The newer 32nm Exynos 4212 should work better with LTE than the old 45nm Exynos 4210. So maybe this is what's powering this tablet.

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 18:33 1

6. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


I have Galaxy Tab 7 older model it is the best tablet I ever have smooth and easy setup. Picture quality is very good and battery last about 8 hours.

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 20:24 1

8. hybris (Posts: 56; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Yea I have the original Galaxy Tab too and I love it. I would definitely love to have this newer version!!

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 21:23 1

9. Retro-touch (Posts: 252; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


I've read the same on Engadget. They claim it's runs on a 1.4GHz dual core Exynos and the screen is Super Amoled Plus. Looks like Sammy saved the best for themselves

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 10:32

11. grizz126 (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Jan 2012)


i got this tablet about a week or so ago... brother in law got it from hong kong for me.. on the more pricey side but i had an extra phone line so why not... luckily i have AT&T... phone calls and hspa+ works fine... my cousin tried his sprint sim and it does not work... tmobiles data does not work as well only the phone capability...

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