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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus review

How does Ice Cream Sandwich affect the last gen's tiny Tab?

The Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus ships with a handful of non-essential apps that may well pique your interest, such as Amazon's Kindle, the Next Issue magazine subscription service, and news reader Pulse. Some can be deleted wholesale, while others (Moviefone?) must simply be deactivated, and will linger quietly in the backdrop.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus review

Samsung has its own set of built-in apps, as well, such as AllShare for streaming media from DLNA servers, its Media Hub digital storefront for movies and TV series, a Social Hub app that cobbles together feeds from Facebook, Twitter, and more, and the Smart Remote, which connects wirelessly with home entertainment systems and uses the tablet's IR port.

The built-in Samsung Apps program supposedly acts like a curated selection of recommended apps and games, and makes it easy to find some standout options. But when one of the suggested apps is a clear knock-off of Duck Hunt on NES, it's hard to believe that very much thought went into the selections.

Otherwise, the Plus utilizes standard Google Play for apps, games, books, magazines, and other media, and you're sure to get well acquainted with the rebranded version of the former Android Marketplace as you dig around for fresh experiences.

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While not quite on par with the offerings of Apple's App Store, iTunes, iBooks, and Newsstand on the whole, Google Play is gradually expanding and offers a pretty wide array of options in most categories, whether you're seeking the latest apps and games or streaming/downloaded media to enjoy.

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Plenty of free and paid apps and games alike are featured, with familiar options like Netflix and Flipboard on the apps side, as well as Angry Birds Space and N.O.V.A. 3 amongst the games – but there are plenty more popular and niche options in the mix.

The selections of movies, TV shows, music, books, and magazines are notably smaller than what's seen in the Apple or Amazon ecosystems, though the ability to either stream or save video files locally is a nice touch that allows for on-the-fly library management with the tap of a virtual push-pin

Tech Specs

Product TypeTablet
Green CompliantYes
Flash Memory Capacity16 GB
Processor ManufacturerARM
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
Optical Drive TypeNo
Graphics Memory AccessibilityShared
HDMIYes
Backlight TechnologyLED
Product FamilyGalaxy Tab
Front Camera/WebcamYes
Operating System PlatformAndroid
ColourLight Silver
Operating SystemAndroid 3.2 Honeycomb
Brand NameSamsung
Form FactorSlate
Processor Speed1.40 GHz
Processor TypeCortex A9
Screen Size19.6 cm (7.7")
Screen Resolution1280 x 800
Standard Memory1 GB
Weight (Approximate)338 g
Processor CoreDual-core (2 Core)
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE
Memory Card ReaderYes
TouchscreenYes
Display Screen TypeAMOLED
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 3.0
Multi-touch ScreenYes
Rear Camera Resolution3 Megapixel
Height196.7 mm
Width133 mm
Depth7.9 mm
Screen ModeWXGA
ManufacturerSamsung
Product ModelGT-P6810
Product NameGalaxy Tab 7.7 (Wi-Fi)
Product LineGalaxy Tab
Aspect Ratio16:10
Manufacturer Part NumberGT-P6810LSAXEU
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.samsung.com/uk/
Marketing Information

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 is the world's first tablet to feature a brilliant Super AMOLED Plus display. Introducing a thinner and lighter design, this device is one of the most portable tablets available. Performance is high, too, with a powerful 1.4GHz Dual Core processor to ensure quick webpage loading, smoother transitions and swift start-up for a tab experience that won't keep you waiting. The high-quality Galaxy Tab 7.7 is packed with innovative software and hardware, including the latest Android 3.2 Honeycomb operating system and TouchWiz control, so you can manage apps and media files with ease.

Package Contents
  • Galaxy Tab 7.7 (Wi-Fi)
  • AC Adapter