Samsung Galaxy Tab? That’s old. Get the Galaxy Tab 7.0
Unlike the Galaxy Note, where we
couldn’t tell if it’s a phone or a tablet, we wouldn’t have a problem
categorizing the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus we have this month. At 7 inches,
it is a tablet, although you can still make calls on it.
Samsung calls this the 7” tablet
reloaded. If you recall, one of the very first Android tablets in the market
was the Samsung Galaxy Tab and it was a big and clunky device. The Galaxy tab
7.0 Plus, on the other hand, is still big but it shed a lot of weight,
particularly in the thickness area.
not easy to find the correct position of the speakers because of its size.
Measuring at only 9.96mm, the Galaxy Tab
7.0 Plus is really thin. However, one-handed operation is still a little
difficult, since the tablet is larger than most human hands. The display is not
Super AMOLED like most Samsung Galaxy Tab but it is bright and crisp enough to
Based on the Android Honeycomb
operating system, the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus is one of the very few tablets we’ve
tested that comes with phone feature. Those who hate using small-ish touch
sensitive phones because of their small text will love this. The dialing pad
alone is larger than most touch screens! Nice eh?
Using it as a phone is a little funny.
For starters, holding it in one hand towards your ears is hard if you have
small hands like ours. Then positioning the speakers to your phone is another
problem. You don’t really know where the speaker is because the surface of the
tablet is just too big.
Performance wise, the Galaxy Tab 7.0
is great, thanks to its 1.2GHz dual-core processor. It has a huge 4,000 mAh
battery and we could use it for one full day, with constant mobile data access
as well as a few phone calls. At $555, it’s not too pricey either!
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus is a
nice tablet to have. It is thin but still doesn’t fit in your pocket though. If
you need a phone, it is there to use but it might be a little awkward. It is
nicely priced too. Great job reloading the tablet, Samsung.
System: Android 3.2 (Honeycomb)
1.2GHz dual-core processor
HSDPA 2100 / 1900 / 900 EDGE / GPRS / GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
7-inch WSVGA PLS TFT @ 1024 x 600
Bluetooth, USB2.0, Wi-Fi, mirco USB, 3.5mm audio
3.0 megapixels camera
193.65 x 122.37 x 9.96mm
good performance; can be used as a phone
too big to handle comfortably as a phone