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.

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