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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 for Verizon review
7 January 2014
Summary: Samsung sells a lot of different tablets, and the number's growing rapidly. Typically the differences between models are slight — a slightly larger or smaller screen, a new processor, or a thinner chassis — but Samsung took some bigger steps with the new Galaxy Tab 7.7: it’s the first Galaxy Tab to have a Super AMOLED Plus display, the same screen so many people love in Samsung’s Galaxy S II phones.
Pros: Excellent display, Thin and well-built, Solid LTE speeds, Great battery life
Cons: Honeycomb is a drag on any tablet, Expensive, especially off-contract, Some bloatware
Conclusion: The Verizon Wireless Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 is one of the most beautifully designed Android tablets you can find, offering up solid performance with fast LTE, and a stunning Super AMOLED Plus display, but it's simply too expensive.
Pros: Thin and light aluminum construction. Beautiful Super AMOLED Plus screen. Outstanding battery life. Fast 4G LTE.
Cons: High off-contract price. Doesn't ship with the latest version of Android.
Excerpt: With so many tablets to choose from, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 strives to be different with a Super AMOLED display and its own Exynos dual-core 1.4GHz processor. We take a closer look at yet another tablet from the Korean company.
Pros: Extremely light and thin profile, Rich colors from Super AMOLED display, Long battery life
Cons: Sluggish interface, 30-pin proprietary USB connector, Poor placement of stereo speakers
Excerpt: We’ve said it before, but it won’t be long before Samsung has a Galaxy Tab in every possible size. More than any other tablet maker, the company is trying on all sizes with consumers to see what sticks. Until now, our favorite has been the Galaxy Tab 8.9 , but with LTE and an AMOLED screen, can the Tab 7.7 take the cake?
Pros: Fantastic battery life, Gorgeous AMOLED screen, 7.7 inches is a good screen size, Samsung TouchWiz UI looks great, 4G LTE connectivity, Super thin and super lightweight, Great construction
Summary: The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 delivers a beautiful screen and fast performance but our enthusiasm is ultimately tempered when the price is taken into account.
Pros: The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 's AMOLED screen provides gloriously deep blacks and superbright colors. The tablet is the thinnest small-form tablet yet and includes expandable memory, impressive games performance, and an IR sensor that turns the tablet into a smart remote control.
Cons: Two-year cellular contracts for tablets still stink, and even if waived, the subsidized $500 price looks like a steal compared with the overpriced noncontract tag of $700 staring you in the face. Also, an HDMI or USB port would have been useful.
Conclusion: The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 is currently one of our picks for 7-8" tablets. It has a great display, is very fast and is easy on the eyes. It's super-slim, has fast Verizon LTE for data most anywhere and Samsung has finally changed to a classier metallic back and added a micro SD card slot. Our only complaint? The price.
Pros: Super-slim, great display, fast, 4G LTE, good battery life.
Summary: Samsung recently admitted that it's "not doing very well" in Android tablets. Will the $499 Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 change that? There's certainly a lot to like here. The device combines fast 4G LTE speeds and a dazzling display and wraps it all up in a .03-inch chassis. Consumers that are put off by the $499 price might want to consider the $249 (with contract) Pantech Element, which offers faster AT&T 4G LTE speeds in a waterproof chassis.
Pros: Super AMOLED Plus high resolution display with gorgeous color, Strong graphics and performance, Fast 4G LTE speeds, Extremely thin and lightweight
Cons: Much more expensive than Kindle Fire, Screen difficult to read outdoors, Long-term contract required
Summary: Hands down, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 is the best tablet is its class, at least at the time of this review. With its fantastic Super AMOLED Plus screen and an exceptionally fast processor, the Tab 7.7 is strong where it counts. Also, it is very light and slim, and TouchWiz UX actually adds to the overall Android experience (though it doesn’t make us want Ice Cream Sandwich any less) Still, there is room for improvement.
Pros: Fantastic Super AMOLED display, Exceptional speed, Thin and light