The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 belongs to the second generation of the Samsung Galaxy Tab series, and brings together all of Samsung’s knowledge on incorporating everything you could possibly want into a slim and compact device. In fact, the only real disadvantage is the exorbitant price.
The first thing you notice is that the Galaxy Tab 7.7 is incredibly slim at 7.9mm, much thinner than its competitors. Next us the 7.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen, which offers 196 pixels per inch and delivers vibrant and high resolution images, whatever programme you are running.
Although it does not offer the same pixel density as the iPad’s retina display, it is bright, colourful, and responsive to the users touch, and overall, it is an impressive screen. it presents the deepest black and most vivid colours of any Samsung tablet screens so far; the screen quality is only rivalled by the Galaxy S 2 and Galaxy Note smartphones, which use the same AMOLED technology.
The high level brightness means that is fares better than other devices in bright sunlight, although the problem is not completely resolved .it provides a really superb experience of all activities, and the size of the screen means that Internet pages can often be viewed without zooming in, although zooming in and out is a fluid and easy action to complete.
The slim body has probably led to the camera being only 3.15 mega pixel, which is quite low quality. this has helped to save space on the body of the tablet, and still manages to give clear pictures, although the same cannot be said for the camera on the front, which tends to give quite a grainy picture when video calling etc.
This tablet is only running Android 3.2, not the latest Android platform, Ice Cream Sandwich, which is likely to put it at a disadvantage when compared to other tablets being released. Despite this, it still allows you access to features such as tabbed web browsing and apps from Google Play, and Samsung has given the Honeycomb interface a makeover, installing tiled icons and widgets. it is overlaid with TouchWiz user interface with custom apps like Media Hub, Social Hub and Samsung’s Android app store.
There is also a permanent app dock that can be accessed from any screen without returning to the homepage, and a floating note app that lets you take notes in the middle of anything. both of these features make navigation quick and easy.Samsung have included a 1.4GHz processor in the tablet, meaning that, even with lots of apps running at the same time, you can complete them all at a fast rate. there is also no slowdown on graphically demanding games and all apps launch rapidly. the touchscreen is very sensitive and responsive, which makes using the Galaxy Tab 7.7 a smooth and enjoyable experience.
Samsung claims that the 5100 mAh battery gives 12.5 hours of use, and so far it seems this is not an overestimation. Samsung have made quite a substantial improvement on battery compared to other tablet makers, and used moderately, it can last up to two days. when the tablet is likely to be running videos and games etc. this is quite an impressive feat.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 is small, lightweight, looks and feels well designed and has a good battery life. it is well worth considering this Tablet, if you can afford it, as it comes in at a hefty $700.
• 7.7-inch touchscreen with 196 ppi• 3.15 mega-pixel camera• 5100 mAh battery• GPS, Bluetooth and 1GB memory• Android 3.2 (Honeycomb OS) and Samsungs TouchWiz
Regretably the Galaxy 7.7 has been banned in some countries thanks to legal action by apple.