Conclusion: Samsung has also included its own app store, called ‘Samsung App’ – the content available here depends on the region read from your SIM card, so if there is no SIM installed then the app will not launch. It’s a bit weird that Samsung would want its own app store when Google’s Play Store is already available, but who am I to question their rationale?
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
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.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 (Verizon) features gorgeous display, compact form factor
15 March 2012
Summary: While Apple has, so far, stuck to a single basic form factor for its tablet efforts, Samsung has taken an approach that's more like throwing a bunch of things at the wall to see what sticks. As such, it has 7-inch, 8.9-inch, 10.1-inch and, now, 7.7-inch tablets.
Pros: Best compact tablet display on the market, thin profile, great LTE data speeds, solid audio output
Cons: High price, some lag issues, no Ice Cream Sandwich update yet, proprietary USB connector
Conclusion: 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.
Pros: Glowing Super AMOLED Plus display, Different looking design from Samsung, Great for viewing photos & videos, IR Blaster that turns it into a remote
Cons: Expensive, Abysmal 720p video recording quality, Sluggish performance
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