Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Review
Introduced as a successor of Galaxy Tab released last year, Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 is truly a more impressive tablet. And nobody can deny this fact. It is only the form factor that has not changed, which means it has a lot of new features to offer. This indicates the faster pace of development of this industry, which has led to the birth of a tablet with a dual-core A9 processor as well as Google’s Android Honeycomb. Certainly, you now know why it deserved to be introduced at IFA 2011, where it had almost grabbed the attention of one and all.
Although Samsung is facing a tough time in offering Android tablets, it has still managed to include a remarkable hardware due to the interference from Apple. The latest inclusions to this tablet outperform the lustrous Galaxy Tab. Further, the tablet is considered in line with Galaxy Tab 10.1. Nevertheless, Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 is the lightest as well as the skinniest Android tablet featuring 7.89mm thickness, weight as 335g that is almost half of iPad 2, and effortless one-handed holding.
Design, Display, UI
The design is quite astonishing with familiar essentials such as black front with Samsung logo, slim look, and brushed metal back. Coming to the display, it has the beloved Super AMOLED Plus screen whose resolution is 1280 x 800 pixels at 196 ppi, the highest density of pixels in any tablet, which is even more than an iPad screen. Therefore, the WXGA screen ensures great color reproduction and impressive views, while it’s OLED panel promises great viewing angles.
The interface is the typical TouchWiz interface that allows changing the keyboard look, icon’s layout, and adding widgets and apps such as SocialHub. Technically, the interface is the normal Android 3.2 with an email client, web browser, and apps as well.
On the top edge, a headphone jack is seen, while the left side has the microSD. However, do not expect HDMI. Further, the right edge boasts the power and volume buttons, while the bottom edge carries two speakers. Although these speakers maintain reasonable quality, the booth seems to be quite noisy. Although the tablet is slim and portable, you yet cannot put it in your pockets.
Processor and Camera
How can one forget the two major advances: Android Honeycomb 3.2 as a considerable upgrade from Android 2.2 and Dual-core ARM cortex processor of 1.4GHz speed as a remarkable upgrade from the single-core 1GHz processor. The tablet also features 3G/HSDPA, 32-GB microSD, Full HD 1080p playback, and DivX encoded footage.
As usual, the camera sites at the back with an LED flash! Further, a webcam is available on the front. Overall, the picture quality has grabbed no big claims and so it is believed to be a gifted effort.
It’s really remarkable for Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 to achieve a 10 hour battery life.