Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7

85
Engadget
Score
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 review (global edition)

Summary

With record-breaking battery life, a gorgeous display and thin design, this tablet raises the bar for 7-inch slates.

Pros
  • Record-breaking battery lifeBrilliant Super AMOLED Plus displayFast performanceThin and light, well-made
Cons
  • Expensive, especially for a 7-incherNot immune to Honeycomb-related hiccups
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 review (global edition)

Within an 11-day period last fall, Engadget published reviews of two different Samsung Galaxy tablets. At the time, we felt the company was turning into a caricature of itself, with slates in every conceivable size, including 10.1, 8.9 and 7 inches. Mostly, though, if we sounded exasperated with Sammy's "see what sticks" strategy, it was because the outfit unveiled not one, but two 7-inchers over the course of a month. One of these, the 7.0 Plus, went on sale in the US back in November, with mid-range specs and a mid-range price to match its in-between size. But that tablet always felt like a consolation prize next to our second contender, the Galaxy Tab 7.7, which brings a brushed metal back, 10-hour battery and Super AMOLED Plus, 1280 x 800 display. Even on paper, it always seemed promising. Special.Maddeningly, though, those of us here in the states still can't buy one through the likes of Best Buy and Amazon, and though Verizon Wireless plans to sell an LTE-enabled version, we know scant few details about when it will arrive, how much it will cost or whether there will be an off-contract option. Luckily for us, our friends over at Negri Electronics hooked us up with an international model, one with 16GB of internal storage and WiFi, HSPA+ and EDGE / GPRS radios -- a doozy of a tablet that would cost you $668.50 if you were to import it to the US. (You can buy it domestically if you live in select markets like the UK.) So is the product novel enough to warrant that novelty price? Find the answer to that question and more after the break.

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Scores

Engadget

85
 

Breakdown

Durability
8.0
Display
9.2
Portability (size / weight)
8.4
Features
7.3
Design and form factor
8.0
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Specs

Galaxy

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card
Maximum battery life
Up to50 hour
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Specs

Galaxy

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card
Maximum battery life
Up to50 hour
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