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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Review

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Review

For a tablet with a 7.7-inch display, its accompanying 5,100 mAh battery sounds like the perfect capacity, and rightfully so, we’re content for the most part with its battery life – especially when it’s constantly connected via LTE. Fully charged, we find the tablet at the 25% mark by the end of our first day of normal usage, which is more than what we can ask for considering the constant transfer of data over LTE.


Seriously, Samsung has every consumer covered now that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE is finally on the scene – and it’s pretty amazing considering the feverish rate they pump out new models. Ready to tackle the tablet landscape by surprise with its gleaming Super AMOLED Plus display, which is still a rarity amongst tablets in general, this small bundle of joy surely packs a punch with its set of arsenal to make it a valiant offering. However, some people might be scared away by the $499.99 on-contract or $699.99 outright cost that Verizon is asking for the tablet. Perhaps, if it were lower, or simply made available as a Wi-Fi only model, it would indeed fetch more prying eyes, but in the meantime, its price will surely keep some people at bay from rushing at the opportunity of picking it up. Looking ahead to the future, the new iPad is set to debut very shortly with its own dreamy hardware – thus, the pricing of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE will indeed come into play more than ever at that point.

Android Version: 3.2
Build Number: HTJ85B.I815FA02.SCH-I815.I815FA02
Kernel Version: 2.6.36- I815FA02-CL619502

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Video Review:


  • Glowing Super AMOLED Plus display
  • Different looking design from Samsung
  • Great for viewing photos & videos
  • IR Blaster that turns it into a remote


  • Expensive
  • Abysmal 720p video recording quality
  • Sluggish performance
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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: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

yes, he's absolutely right.

posted on 12 Mar 2012, 13:45

7. ph00ny (Posts: 1508; 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: 1086; 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: 5713; 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: 162; 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
Dual-core, 1400 MHz
Size7.74 x 5.24 x 0.31 inches
(197 x 133 x 8 mm)
12.00 oz  (340 g)

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