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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Review

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Review
Introduction:

Spanning a wide array of established tablets that cover nearly every footprint size imaginable, Samsung is pushing forward yet again with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE. Naturally, if the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus is simply too diminutive for your taste, and the Galaxy Tab 8.9 being too wholesome, then the Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE would undoubtedly be the snug fit. Although it bears many of the specs we’d expect out of a contemporary tablet, it’s able to distinguish itself from the rest of the pack thanks to the 7.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus display it’s flaunting – though, it’s going to need more than shiny luster to stand tall amongst the heavy hitters in the industry

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Review
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Review
The package contains:
  • 30-pin USB cable
  • Wall Charger
  • Quick Reference Guide
  • Product Safety & Warranty Guide


Design:

Much like the prototype we’ve had some playing time with, this final retail unit is mightily impressive with its design primarily for the fact that Samsung ditches the all too predictable plastic bodies they’ve been employing, and instead, favoring a stylish metallic body to give it some sparkle. Indeed, it results in a more classy feel, but it doesn’t quite have the same level of tensile strength found with the metallic bodies of the iPad 2 or Asus Transformer Prime – thus, resulting in some hollowness. However, even more amazing is the fact that this 4G LTE enabled tablet is wickedly skinny (0.31” thick) with an overall size that doesn’t seem excessively larger than the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, which is in part due to the 1/2-inch bezel surrounding its display.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE has a stylish metallic body - Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Review
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE has a stylish metallic body - Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Review
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE has a stylish metallic body - Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Review

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE has a stylish metallic body



Aside from the Samsung and Verizon logos taking space within the bezel around the display, we also final a 2-megapixel front-facing camera that’s ready to handle our video chatting needs. 

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Review

Looking around the sides of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE, it’s littered with a trove of items that consist of its dedicated power button, volume control, dual-speakers, 30-pin proprietary dock port, IR blaster, microSD card slot, microSIM card slot, 3.5mm headset jack, and microphone.
The dock connector is on the bottom - Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Review
The microSIM and microSD card slots are on the left - Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Review
The 3.5mm jack is on the top - Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Review
The power button and volume rocker are on the right - Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Review

The dock connector is on the bottom

The microSIM and microSD card slots are on the left

The 3.5mm jack is on the top

The power button and volume rocker are on the right


Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Review


Flipping it over to its back, a 3.2-megapixel camera with LED flash is positioned in the upper left corner of the tablet. Inside this beauty, it’s packing a 5,100 mAh battery that’s an incremental boost over other 7-inch tablets.


Display:

As we’ve blatantly pointed out already, the main star of the show with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE is the 7.7” WXGA (1280 x 800) Super AMOLED Plus panel it’s so generous to pack along for the show. Admittedly, it’s the first time we’re seeing this type of display on any tablet, and similar to the reaction we’ve seen with smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S II, it’s explosive with its saturated colors, wide-viewing angles, incredibly, deep contrasts, and spot-on bluish hue with the color white. Some will argue the legitimacy of Super AMOLED Plus displays over other panels, but as we’ve seen, it simply has the wow factor to capture attentive eyes.

The 7.7-inch tablet sports a gorgeous Super AMOLED Plus display - Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Review
The 7.7-inch tablet sports a gorgeous Super AMOLED Plus display - Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Review
The 7.7-inch tablet sports a gorgeous Super AMOLED Plus display - Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Review

The 7.7-inch tablet sports a gorgeous Super AMOLED Plus display


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posted on 12 Mar 2012, 11:09

1. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


nice dame verizon

posted on 12 Mar 2012, 11:12 4

2. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


there goes phone arena putting down the camera on A TABLET

posted on 12 Mar 2012, 11:25

3. itiswhatitis (Posts: 423; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)


I could have make exception for camera but c'mon sluggish performance?

HELL NOoooo!!!

posted on 12 Mar 2012, 12:03 3

4. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


It's "sluggish" because of Honeycomb regardless of Exynos inside it.

posted on 12 Mar 2012, 20:49

8. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


yes, he's absolutely right.

posted on 12 Mar 2012, 13:45

7. ph00ny (Posts: 606; Member since: 26 May 2011)


It's really not that bad. Initial action on the ui may start sluggish but once it's moving, it's pretty smooth.

Can't wait for ICS

posted on 12 Mar 2012, 12:07 2

5. TKFox007 (Posts: 303; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)


The day I went to get a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 from Verizon is the day this came out. And because this came out Verizon had send all the 10.1s back to their distribution center because it's been labeled as end of life. So I had 4 tablets to choose from the Droid Xyboard 10.1 and 8.9, an iPad and this POS.

So I played with this, and it is no where near worth the $500 price tag. The screen feels smaller than the very first Galaxy Tab 7 inch. It is incredibly slow and sluggish even when swiping between different screens, even after a shut down and restart. The Xyboards were whomping this thing into the pavement in performance.

So for $30 extra I got the Xyboard 10.1.

If they put a $200 price tag on this piece of junk, it would be worth it then.

posted on 12 Mar 2012, 13:03

6. imkyle (Posts: 1023; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


This is a little sluggish considering the hardware. Ice Cream Sandwich needs to be on the Galaxy Tab's to show its true potential.

posted on 12 Mar 2012, 20:49

9. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i'd be seriously eyeing a Wi-Fi variant myself. o:

posted on 13 Mar 2012, 12:12

10. Twiknight (Posts: 2; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


Do you know when will the ICS update come?

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 11:29

14. racheted69 (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


It is already out and I could not update do to a processor problem. I am sending my into the factory and having a new one sent back out wit ics on it. You need to take it in to a store see if they can help you with the update.

posted on 14 Mar 2012, 16:12

11. greyhulk (Posts: 124; Member since: 30 Jun 2010)


Why do they always mention sluggish performance with a live wallpaper on? It's true of every Android device and competing devices don't even have the option of a live wallpaper, so it seems moot.

The price point is kind of retarded, given you can get the new iPad for the same price without a contract and no data contract. Why do they keep doing this to Android devices?

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Display7.7 inches, 1280 x 800 pixels (196 ppi) Super AMOLED Plus
Camera3.2 megapixels
Hardware
Dual core, 1400 MHz
1024 MB RAM
Size7.74 x 5.24 x 0.31 inches
(197 x 133 x 8 mm)
12.00 oz  (340 g)

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