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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Review

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE

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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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PhoneArena rating:
7Good
Display7.7 inches, 1280 x 800 pixels (196 ppi) Super AMOLED Plus
Camera3.2 megapixels
Hardware
Dual-core, 1400 MHz
1 GB 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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