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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Review

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Camera:

Naturally, taking photos with a tablet would probably be one of the unlikely things you’d spot people doing often, but lucky for this, we’re accepting of the results produced by its 3.2-megapixel camera – even though they’re not spectacular. Struggling in properly handling dynamic rang, coupled with its soft toned details, it might not allude to acceptable shots, but it’s nevertheless sufficient enough for a 4” x 6” printout. However, you can pretty much kiss it goodbye with shots taken in low lighting, as pervasive instances of digital noise tarnishes its appearance – though, its LED flash is powerful enough to counteract some of the blemishes.

Camera interface - Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Review
Camera interface - Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Review
Camera interface - Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Review
Camera interface - Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Review

Camera interface

Sample images - Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Review
Sample images - Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Review
Sample images - Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Review
Sample images - Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Review
Sample images - Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Review
Sample images - Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Review
Sample images - Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Review
Sample images - Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Review

Sample images

Strong light - Indoor samples - Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Review
Medium - Indoor samples - Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Review
Low light - Indoor samples - Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Review

Strong light

Medium

Low light

Indoor samples

At 3ft - Indoor flash test - Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Review
At 5ft - Indoor flash test - Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Review
At 7ft - Indoor flash test - Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Review

At 3ft

At 5ft

At 7ft

Indoor flash test



Ouch! You can forget attempting to record 720p videos with this one, well, that’s because it’s so darn ugly looking. Actually, it’s flawed tremendously by its poor details, heavy artifacting, and over-exposed appearance. On the other hand, we do like its quick 29 frames per second capture rate and clear audio recording, but it’s not enough to distract our eyes from the horrendous visuals.

Camcorder interface - Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Review
Camcorder interface - Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Review
Camcorder interface - Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Review
Camcorder interface - Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Review

Camcorder interface





Multimedia:

Taking a look around the TouchWiz UX music player, it’s undeniably functional at its core, but it’s barely pushing the envelope with its conventional interface. Donning dual-speakers, the tablet is able maintain neutral tones that don’t strain at the loudest volume – while still being delightful to the ear. Furthering the audio experience, various equalizer settings and 5.1 channel surround sound are available to fine-tune its output.

The TouchWiz UX music player - Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Review
The TouchWiz UX music player - Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Review
The TouchWiz UX music player - Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Review
The TouchWiz UX music player - Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Review

The TouchWiz UX music player



No doubt that tablets are perfect for watching high definition videos thanks to their sizable displays, but it’s even made better to watch on the Super AMOLED Plus display of the Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE. With our test video encoded in DivX 1920 x 1080 resolution, its playback is nearly flawless in all aspects, but it’s the punchy colors that our eyes feast on that make it such a memorable and tantalizing experience.

Watching 1080p DivX files is nearly flawless - Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Review
Watching 1080p DivX files is nearly flawless - Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Review
Watching 1080p DivX files is nearly flawless - Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Review

Watching 1080p DivX files is nearly flawless



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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: 422; 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: 5596; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


yes, he's absolutely right.

posted on 12 Mar 2012, 13:45

7. ph00ny (Posts: 598; 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: 983; 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: 5596; 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: 118; 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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