Looking over some of the results produced by the Excite 7.7’s 5-megapixel camera, it’s another reason why some people wouldn’t even fathom using it to take photos. Overall, we’re dissatisfied with the quality coughed up by it, as it lacks anything worthwhile to mention. Well, it does so-so with outdoor scenery shots, but still, its details are flat and color production is on the cooler side. Indoors, however, you can kiss it goodbye, seeing that it’s diminished horribly by distortion, fringing, and general graininess. Worse yet, its LED flash fails to do anything to combat its deficiencies.

Seriously, when it fails to capture our eyes with its still shot quality, we already know where this is headed with video recording. Rightfully so, our suspicions are confirmed after looking over its 720p video recording quality. Again, there’s nothing pretty with the results, as its details are indistinct and that it’s marred by some artifacting when panning quickly. To sum it all up, it’s absolutely forgettable!

Toshiba Excite 7.7 Sample Video:


When it comes to playing music, you can either use the always-reliable stock music player or Toshiba’s very own offering. With the latter, it doesn’t necessarily deviate from the foundational aspects we’re accustomed to seeing with most music players, but it’s still more than functional to use. Sadly, its stereo speakers fail to impress us with its faint output. Moreover, applying an equalizer option with the stock player does little to enhance its overall quality.

Mesmerizing us with its stunning AMOLED display, the Excite 7.7 is an agreeable option for watching videos. Having no problems running our test video that’s encoded in DivX 1920 x 1080 resolution, it’s actually the iridescent colors that it produces that wows us more than anything else.




Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Mark my words, the Nexus 7 tablet will get a crappy score too because of the lack of camera.

4. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

but why would anyone want to take pictures with a tablet holding it is just awkward it has a front facing camer a right?

1. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Before any says "Another tablet let down for it's camera", keep in mind that if a feature is included then they (the manufacturer of the device) should make it work properly even though cameras on tablets aren't necessary.

2. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

Your right man but as we are always saying the camera in a tablet should take only 1/10 (or 1.5/10) of the overall score and not a third like in smartphones ! For me the right score for this review should be 7.5/10 and iPad 3 should be 8 for its crappy front facing camera (that is the only camera that it's used in a tablet to do videochat, cause it's completely madness to take photoes and videos with a tablet)
Excite 7.7
  • Display 7.7 inches
    720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware NVIDIA Tegra 3, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDHC
  • OS Android 4.0

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