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Last Updated: November 14th, 2011

The Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus is the best Android tablet I have ever used - hands down. No contest, nothing else comes even close. I've used the Tab 10.1, the Toshiba Thrive, the Motorola XOOM, the ASUS Transformer, the HTC Flyer, the Acer Iconia A500, and the original Galaxy Tab. The Tab 10.1 is probably the next best thing (with TouchWiz UX), but it seems downright slow next to the Tab 7.0 Plus at times.

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Before I start talking about why I love the Tab 7.0 Plus so much in detail, let's break down what this thing is, what I like, and what I don't.

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus 16GB Wi-Fi Version

  • Price: $400 ($500 for 32GB version)
  • Availability: November 13th in stores (available now online)
  • 1.2GHz dual-core Exynos processor with Mali 400MP GPU
  • 7" LCD display (1024x600 - 170DPI)
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB storage (approximately 12GB usable)
  • microSD card slot
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • Proprietary multi-pin USB connector
  • Android 3.2 Honeycomb w/ Samsung TouchWiz UX overlay
  • 4000mAh battery
  • Infrared sensor for use with home entertainment systems and televisions (it actually works.)
  • 3MP rear camera, 2MP front camera
  • Weight: 345g (12.17oz, or 0.76lbs)
  • Thickness: 9.9mm (throughout)

The Good

  • Blazingly fast. Honeycomb + Exynos processor = buttery smoothness.
  • Browsing is exceptionally smooth.
  • The 7" form-factor feels great to hold, even with one hand. Two-thumb typing in portrait mode is pretty easy, too.
  • Battery life is great (you'll easily get a day of heavy gaming or video out of it, 2-3 days of moderate use).
  • TouchWiz UX is something I'm actually starting to like, especially the resizable widgets.
  • The Smart Remote app that allows you to control your TV/stereo/DVR via IR actually works, and on top of that, it's quite a well-designed app.
  • Extremely sturdy feeling, not a single creak or snap the whole time I've used it.

The Not So Good

  • Proprietary chargers are a blatant money-grab at consumers - I don't want to buy your overpriced cables, Samsung.
  • Wi-Fi signal strength is weak - I constantly seem to be losing my connection.
  • Display viewing angles are average, not bad, but I'd expect better of such a new device from a company known for its display technology.
  • Honeycomb was never really fully "fixed" by Google - there's still some occasional glitches and oddities.
  • Compatibility issues with high-end games (such as Dungeon Defenders - which simply crashes).

Design And Build Quality

The Tab 7.0 Plus is just as attractive as its larger 8.9 and 10.1 siblings - perhaps even more so. Its aluminum back cover has no interrupting seams around the camera, giving it a very uniform look. All the ports and buttons sit very flush to the frame, and even the microSD card cover feels sturdy - not cheap. It all feels very un-Samsung - and that's a good thing.

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Power, volume, IR transmitter

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Button press actions are very natural, giving you a sense of surety when you tap the power or volume controls. The device hasn't let out a single squeak, crack, or snap since I received it. It feels as though every little component has been tightly packed into the Tab 7.0 Plus's razor-thin 9.9mm profile, lending a sense of density to the device which seems to almost belie the fact that it weighs significantly less than a pound.

The Tab's size (the actual dimensions are about 7.7"x4.8") makes it, in my opinion, ideal for gaming and reading. My thumbs can reach halfway across the screen in landscape mode, and the light weight of the Tab 7.0 Plus means there's almost no hand-fatigue when holding it for long durations - even in portrait mode. The Kindle has shown that a 7" device seems to be the "sweet spot" for eReaders, and the Tab 7.0 Plus has made a believer out of me.

The Tab 7.0 Plus's size also means that typing is much easier than on a 10.1" tablet, because you can enter text in portrait mode without having to fight the top-heavy effect of a larger device.

Hardware And Performance

The Tab 7.0 Plus is packing a 1.2GHz dual-core Exynos processor made in-house by Samsung. This processor powers Samsung's Galaxy S II smartphones, and is probably the most powerful processor / GPU combo available in any Android device currently. While NVIDIA's Tegra 3 is on the way in the Transformer Prime, the Exynos in the Tab 7.0 Plus is no slouch. This Quadrant benchmark was about the average I got after a handful of tests:

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Comparatively, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 (running TouchWiz UX, stock kernel, non-custom ROM) clocks in around or below 2000, while the Galaxy S II smartphone lands in the low 3000's. The Tab 7.0 Plus hovered between 3600 and 3800 in my tests. In fact, the whole reason I ran the benchmark was because the Tab 7.0 Plus just felt so much faster than previous Honeycomb devices I've used - especially for one having a manufacturer's UI overlay running.

The browser scrolls extremely smoothly, even with large amounts of content on-screen. Menus scroll very smoothly, and this is the fastest I've ever seen the Android Market app run on a tablet. Even Gmail, which I've often found unbearably slow on Honeycomb tablets, is faster. Samsung's Exynos can clearly push Android a lot harder than NVIDIA's Tegra 2.

As for storage, 12 of the 16GB advertised are available for your personal use, and space can be expanded via the microSD slot on the Tab. The real hardware trick up the Tab 7.0 Plus's sleeve, though, is its infrared transmitter. This is the first Android device to feature an IR transmitter, and Samsung has created a Smart Remote app to make it useful. What's it do? We'll talk about it in the software section.

One gripe I do have about the Tab's hardware is in the Wi-Fi department. The Tab 7.0 Plus constantly seems to be dropping my Wi-Fi signal when my other devices aren't having any problems with signal strength, and on a Wi-Fi only device, this can be a major frustration. Of course, I'm pretty far from my router in the first place, so it could be that the Tab 7.0's antenna is just marginally weaker to the point where it's causing me a problem.

Software

The Tab 7.0 Plus is running a TouchWiz UX-skinned version of Android Honeycomb 3.2. Running 3.2 out of the box means that many of the bugs and compatibility issues which plagued the first Honeycomb tablets have been eradicated, but it's not all roses on the OS end. Honeycomb is still kind of buggy. Random crashes in certain apps still happen (Market), capacitive touch can still occasionally wig out, the recent apps menu takes forever to load, and text input on the browser can be god-awful slow.

But I will say, one thing I like about the software is Samsung's additions to it. Except the settings menu - the bright colors on white looks very dated when compared to stock Honeycomb's Tron-style black and blue.

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Samsung's AccuWeather.com app and widget, for example, are absolutely gorgeous. The resizable widget feature is something I really enjoyed, too - I think widgets are much more suited for tablets than phones, and the extra screen space means they can convey a lot more information and imagery on a single home screen.

Samsung's TouchWiz UX also adds floating "windows" for certain built-in apps, like Pen Memo, which lets you leave hand-written notes.

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There's also the app I previously mentioned, Smart Remote. The app aims to take the place of your universal remote (and apparently your Google TV) by acting as a control and channel guide. Smart Remote has the transmit codes for hundreds of TVs, cable boxes / DVRs, and stereo receiver systems. I got it working with a Sony LCD on my first try, and it'll even grab local listings from your cable or satellite provider by giving you a list of the available services in your area to choose from. It really works, too - and I was kind of surprised it did. Hats off to Samsung for providing a real, working, value-added feature to the Android experience.

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One issue I have noticed with the Tab 7.0 Plus is that a number of high-end games I tried to play on it just wouldn't work - Dungeon Defenders being the most well-known example. This is likely just an issue of developers needing to update their games so that they're compatible with the Tab 7.0 Plus, but it's an annoyance nonetheless, especially on a device with such hardware horsepower. But, as a gaming device, the Tab 7.0 Plus, when games work, definitely is my favorite form factor - it's the perfect size for the job.

The big looming question about the Tab 7.0 Plus's software is, of course, when is the Ice Cream Sandwich update coming? The answer is: we don't know. Samsung hasn't made any specific statements about ICS coming to the Tab 7.0 Plus, but you can rest assured that an upgrade is very likely, it's just a matter of when. But if you're that anxious about ICS, the custom ROM community will probably come to the rescue long before Samsung.

Display, Battery Life, And Cameras

The Tab 7.0 Plus's LCD display is bright and vivid, and looks just as good as the displays you'll find on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 8.9. However, given that the Galaxy Tab is a new device, I kind of expected a bump in this department, particularly because the 7.0 Plus is so much smaller than than the 10.1 or 8.9. The 1024x600 resolution is adequate, and 170DPI is fine by my standards, though I certainly wouldn't complain if the pixel density had been upped a bit more.

Viewing angles are no better or worse than most other Android tablets out there, and this is one area where I think manufacturers should be striving for improvement. They're not bad, but given the amazing viewing angles Samsung has achieved with its SAMOLED Plus displays on smartphones, this is a letdown by comparison.

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Battery life has been, on the other hand, exceptional. For a small tablet, the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus packs a lot of juice into its diminutive form factor. A day of heavy use would likely be fairly easy to achieve, as would two to three days of moderate to light usage. Some 10.1 inch tablets can't manage that, so the 7.0 Plus gets high marks in this area. As with all Samsung's tablets, the battery is not removable.

As for the Tab's cameras, I took a test shot with the rear camera, and it's not bad at all for a 3MP sensor with a single LED flash. Take a look:

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The front-facing camera seemed adequate, but it was no where near as good as the one on the rear, obviously. While it is 2MP, the quality seemed no better than VGA to my eyes when looking at the results on the Tab's display.

Conclusion: There's Still One, Big Problem

Speaking from a price-agnostic standpoint, the Tab 7.0 Plus gets very high marks, it's definitely the best Android tablet I've ever used. And if you want a fully-featured Android tablet, but don't dig the larger 10.1 inch models out there, this is the device to buy - it's even cheaper than some of them. But when many people walk into their local Best Buy, Walmart or Fry's looking for a new tablet, it's safe to say they're probably searching for a good deal. Now that Apple has discontinued the original iPad after slashing its price to $400 when the iPad 2 was released, your only sub-$500 tablet options are generally running Android.

Samsung's Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus aims to occupy the same price point that its predecessor, the Galaxy Tab originale, once did - $400. The Galaxy Tab sold like crap - despite whatever Samsung's claimed sales to countless brick and mortar or online retailers were. The next full-on Android tablet to try the 7" form factor was the HTC Flyer - priced at a truly absurd $500. That worked out about as well, and sales at Best Buy were so terrible that the store dropped the price (online and in-store) to $300. They're still available (and thus, competing with the Tab 7.0 Plus), even though we're pretty sure HTC has stopped making them.

Why am I going on and on about the economics of 7" tablets? Because it's pretty clear that consumers aren't going for the idea of a small, high-end tablet. The original Galaxy Tab wasn't exactly a perfect device when it was released, either - complaints about browsing speeds, general slowness, plasticky build quality, and a lack of apps which were designed to look good on a 7" screen were common. With the Tab 7.0 plus, all of those problems are gone. Samsung literally fixed almost every thing there was to gripe about the original Galaxy Tab, except the one thing that kept it from being a marketplace success: its price.

And now, with the new NOOK and Kindle Fire on the way, the Tab 7.0 Plus may get overshadowed in the market by cheaper alternatives which, though they aren't as powerful, fully-featured, or maybe even as well-built as the Tab, will probably catch consumers' eyes with their much lower price points. If I had $400 to spend on a tablet today, this is the one I'd buy, but it's hard to ignore the fact that you could pick up two Kindle Fires for the price of one Tab.

The Tab 7.0 Plus, then, will most likely end up relegated to the enthusiast crowd, much as its predecessor was - making it the greatest tablet you'll probably never buy.

David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • Tom

    I actually plan on getting this tablet for Xmas. I was set on the 8.9 until I used one and hated how sluggish the home screens were. I'm very happy I can finally get my hands on a Exynos powered Tab :)

    • Jon Garrett

      "sluggish" here we go again.

      I really wish you people would remove all the clutter on said home screens before you go off ranting and blogging about how slow it is.

      All those widgets and shit running on the home screens will dramatically slow down the device.

      • asd

        And exactly why should it be acceptable that widgets and other "shit running" should slow down the home screens? The widgets are there to be used.

      • useriousbrah

        yeah Jon! You tell 'em! I have absolutely nothing on my thunderbolt's home screens and it's not sluggish at all! pfffft, people load up home screens with app shortcuts and widgets, what's the point when you can have such a snappy experience with nothing there? People also complain about battery life when they're trying to BROWSE THE WEB on their phones or even listen to music!!! I can't believe these people, they think that they can use their devices and expect them to work. I for one make sure that I have all my radios and the screen turned off and the phone in silent mode at all times to ensure that I have battery life at a maximum, albeit I'm not sure when I need to charge the phone....if only I good get that damn charge LED removed so that it doesn't waste power.

  • Freak4Dell

    Samsung has about a week to drop this to $300 and advertise the hell out of it before the Kindle Fire and the Nook Tablet come out and guarantee that it won't sell to anyone other than enthusiasts.

    Unfortunately, I know Samsung won't do that.

  • http://dequa.us deka

    I wouldn't pay more than $300 for non HSDPA (WiFi only) devices. I'm soo agree with you....

    • Conchchowder

      7.7 is the device we are waiting for I think. I'm off to check outside dimensions of the 7.7 vs the 7. Wondering if the .7 is an increase in screen real estate instead of outside dimensions (will it still fit into 7.0 cases and pants-pockets?). It is the outside dimensions that have increased...not just the screen real-estate.

      • Freak4Dell

        The 7.7 is slightly bigger, both in length and width.

    • http://www.samsung.com/my/consumer/mobile-devices/tablet/tablet/GT-P6200UWAXME/index.idx?pagetype=prd_detail&returnurl= Aavatar
  • TareX

    I'm going for the Transformer Prime... the quad-core+ICS combo should compensate for the sluggishness of the other 10.1" tablets, plus, it's the most future-proof tablet.
    In addition to that, I think 7" is too small, especially when you're carrying a +4" smartphone in your pocket. It's not too small for casual reading (it's as big and even bigger than most novels), but rather it's too small for 1080p movie watching, comfortable internet browsing, and some textbook reading. In addition to that, I plan to upgrade my Atrix to the Galaxy Nexus. So a 4.6" phone would make getting a 7" tablet not so smart on my behalf.

    • Conchchowder

      Excuse me as I slip my 10" tablet into my pocket . . . Darn. I seriously didn't want to look like I was carrying around a clipboard/Trapper Keeper everywhere I went. Everyone is looking at me like I'm crazy instead of thinking I have a really cool tablet that is the perfect size for constant use.

      • Ryuuie

        Just because you can't fit a 10" tablet in your pocket doesn't mean that TareX is incorrect.

        It's gotten to the point that 7 inch tablets are nothing more than giant phones running Honeycomb. This will be even more obvious with the release of ICS. 10.1 inch tablets are big enough to read, easy to carry around (unless you're really weak and can't lift them or something), and still can fit into most purses for women and any travel bags that a man might carry.

        Why the hell you would want to stick your tablet in your pocket if you have a 4.6" phone is beyond me. Your phone can do everything the tablet can AND make calls/text message without having to resort to crappy Wifi calls.

        • Conchchowder

          Why would I need a phone and a Gtab?

        • Freak4Dell

          If I'm going to carry around something that requires the use of a bag or case anyway, it's going to be something more powerful than a tablet, like a netbook or an ultrabook. At least with the 7" ones, the sacrifice in capability is somewhat made up for by the portability.

  • Mike Brooks

    did he really lay the screen down directly on the jagged rock?
    *as i'm twitching looking at the picture*

    • jeanne

      If you look close even the grass is fake..and rocks are fake

    • David Ruddock

      With extreme care, yes. It's not like I just threw it on there haphazardly.

      No tablets were harmed in the making of this review. :P

  • http://tridentcase.com E.J.Su

    --"The Smart Remote app that allows you to control your TV/stereo/DVR via IR actually works - this is the first tablet to have such a feature."

    I thought Vizio Tablet has IR remote control for a few months already?

    • doclloyd

      The Sony Tablet S also has an IR transmitter and was released a couple months ago. Still need to read reviews on that one.

      • David Ruddock

        Whoops, meant to say it was the first device I've used with one. Fixed.

        • Coollead

          Also, every single Japan market Android phone has an IR transmitter...

  • Conchchowder

    I think you need to hold the 7.7 before you give this any more superlatives. Word has it that it blows the 7+ out of the water and into orbit. I'm dying to see what you have to say about IT.

    • David Ruddock

      The 7.7 will remedy the one area the 7 Plus is less than exceptional in, the display and viewing angles. Other than that, unless it's released with ICS, I imagine it will be nearly the exact same experience except a bit larger.

      I definitely do look forward to it, though the price of the 7.7 could make it even *less* desirable to consumers if Samsung prices it above the Tab 8.9.

      • Conchchowder

        Don't forget the aluminum vs plastic body.

      • GreenhouseGeorge

        I am not rich by any stretch, and in fact I am not an early adopter either - but I am giddy as hell about the 7.7 and will probably shell out to have one. The IR capability and the SAMOLED screen, coupled with all the power of the Exnyos... I'm sold. I'm confident that an ICS update is right around the corner, too.

        • Conchchowder

          The more I think about it, the more I agree with you.

        • http://www.thepixelpuse.com aj

          I would love to get the 7.7 but I heard it wouldn't be coming to the States, has that changed?

  • http://www.thepixelpuse.com aj

    I know this sounds weird, and I swear it's not a fetish thing, but I'm having a hard time picturing how big/small this looks in hand. Could you post a pic of the tab while you're holding it so we have a better sense of scale?

    • David Ruddock

      I'll find something to put it next to tomorrow, I'm away from my camera today, unfortunately.

      • http://www.thepixelpuse.com aj

        Great review though man.

  • Paul

    seriously! has anyone heard about the 7.7??? any updates at all???

  • Graham

    Indeed. With all these variations in size, a pic in hand would be welcome.

  • http://n/a ABN6176

    Looks and sounds GREAT, but it needs to be $300 for the 7.0 Plus (32GB). Save the $400 price tag for the 7.7...

  • sciwiz

    Those high-end games crashed because they are "Tegra-optmized". Try ChainFire3D app, to make non-Tegra devices run those Tegra-optimized games.

    • Conchchowder

      Agree. Love Tegra games on my Tabby.

  • samsungsucks

    I hope nobody buys this thing. We don't need more proprietary GARBAGE filling up landfills. Just as the industry is moving toward compatibility, here comes Sam-dung to insure incompatibility with existing cables.

    • Conchchowder

      Dislike your comment. (Samsung fan)

    • Ryuuie

      I hope you are proud of your 3rd grade insults. It really shows how mature you are. Really.
      In any case, proprietary cables and whatnot have existed LONG before Samsung started with their tablets.
      Apple does it.
      Nintendo does it.
      Microsoft does it.
      Sony does it to some extent.
      ASUS, Acer, HP, Compaq (same as HP), and other companies do it.
      Why? Because it makes you spend more money. That's why.
      Unless you can come up with a better solution to these companies that will actually get their attention rather than use your outdated, 3rd grade "insult names", you should just be quiet.

      • Joe

        Your ignorance and complacencey would be comical if they weren't so tragic. The point is that it's not OK to continue doing thing this way. You obviously accept what you are handed without question. It's because we allow this type of thing to continue that it does continue. Calling attention to something that is an obvious and fundamental step in the wrong direction is a good thing.

        Had you thought through my comment beyond its simple frustration at what is a ridiculous and antiquated practice, you would probably agree with me. Instead, you defend this type of practice and tell me to be quiet. Is what I said incorrect? No, but you only keyed in on your own personal, emotional reaction to my post. It is because of sheep like you who just remain qiuet and don't speak out that things like proprietary cables continue to fill up garbage dumps.

        I hope this thread explodes and Samsung does see it. That's the whole point of me writing it. Don't you dare tell me to be quiet just because you're too lazy to think for yourself.

        • JV

          Seems you reacted the same way you professed earlier to "Ryuuie"as a fault in terms of reacting:

          "but you only keyed in on your own personal, emotional reaction to my post. It is because of sheep like you who just remain qiuet and don't speak out that things like proprietary cables continue to fill up garbage dumps."

          sorry to say that your reaction to his/her reaction indeed does sound like it is emotional, As well as your initial reaction towards this article (if you want to call it that). I believe what "Ryuuie" tried to convey is that because these companies do practice this (and i remember reading you agreed with his point about other companies being Guilty of incompatibility with existing cables), that maybe your complaints of Samsung adding "more proprietary GARBAGE filling up landfills", as less adequate, as so many companies do this practice, including the company which made that machine you are using to complain about said practice as well as pointing out that because so many other companies do this including bigger tablet making companies that mass produce much more massive amounts of these tablets, well it stands to reason that you have bigger fish to fry then Samsung. No if you are trying to state that all people should boycott any company that does this practice which just about ALL of them do, then it stands to reason that your guilty of not following that ideology as well. Just thought i would share my thoughts with you.
          Ps. Notice i did not name call, or go back an forth with you, i simply shared my thoughts and tried to convey what i believed that past comments were referring to. have a great day

  • Sorin

    They should make tablets with bigger displays, 12"+ and not smaller. Oh and get rid of the edges. The display for the 10.1" Galaxy Tab takes less than two thirds of the entire front surface (66.13%.) The rest of almost 34% are edges...

    • edo

      Correct me if im wrong, but any tablet do need those sized bezel for holding the tablet (some people actually using their tablet by holding it instead of laying it on table). Without the bezel, how would you hold the tablet because even a very sensitive touch on the screen will be recognize as an input.

      Sorry for my bad english.

      • http://www.thepixelpuse.com aj

        Your english was fine, and your point was even better. A tablet's bezel is totally there to make holding it more comfortable.

  • Skyline

    Please do a review supplement on the gps performance. With 7 inch size and sygic app, the tab plus is the perfect navigation system I'm looking for. That is a market tablets have not fully exploited.

    • Skyline

      Gps performance without (and then with) wifi / internet assistance

    • David Ruddock

      GPS locks were quicker than I'm used to on my phone, but testing GPS offline is kind of difficult, because I'd have to go around with a cached map seeing if it still works.

      Unfortunately, this isn't usually part of our reviewing criteria, especially for tablets.

      I can tell you that it definitely works, but as for your specific purpose, you'd need extra software (eg, an offline navigator, which Google Navigation is not), and I'm not very familiar with non-Google Android navigation apps.

      • Skyline

        Just to confirm, your Tab 7+ Wifi-only version has GPS? thanks

        FYI, Regarding offline maps, give Sygic a try (includes 7 day free trial). It has offline maps. Or GPS Status app (free) just for testing the GPS locks.

  • http://www.dolphinfree.net Tenkely

    Did you set that tab screen down on a rock? You're crazy man.... crazy.

    • http://www.thepixelpuse.com aj

      I like your comment paired with the face-palm avatar. Awesome.

  • Eric

    The only reason I won't get this is the looming Tab 7.7. SAMOLED + HD 7.7" is too good to pass up.

  • Frank

    Wifi issues are huge. Especially when it's the only way I can connect. 3MP camera is a downer too; shoulda been 8MP. I won't buy it for these two reasons.

  • http://awf0505 Angie

    I have spent 3 days now trying to get this Tab to connect to my home wi-fi...what am I doing wrong? I pretty electronic savy....but this is really throwing me....HELP

  • Steve

    Dave, I am wondering about this sentence you wrote, "Its aluminum back cover has no interrupting seams around the camera, giving it a very uniform look."

    Specifically, other reviewers have said that the back cover is plastic with a gun metal look, i.e., is it a metal or plastic backing? Thank you . . . Steve

  • Yusry

    I've bought this.. And surprisingly.. The GPS signal lock was quite fast.. At most i get signal lock within 5 sec. BTW i'm using Sygic as my Navigation software. It was quite impressive, Also all video was play blazingly accurate and without lag.. Even the 1080p.. Truly the works of mali 400 mp..

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  • Dobir

    I didn't buy it yet, but I am planing to get one. I need to know some of the information:
    -If I have the wifi connection at home, can I go to any Web Site by using it
    -Can I watch free TV channels(there are some Web Sites that let you watch free TV)
    -Can I read newspapers
    -Download free movies.
    Please let me know who already used this device.
    Thank.

    • Keith

      That's like saying, "If I buy a new car, can I use Shell gasoline? " or "Will French music record onto a CD? "

  • ABN6176

    So, which should it be: This 7.0 Plus or the upcoming 7.7 to replace my stock 7.0 w/ Gingerbread? I don't want to get caught up in the "gotta get the latest & greatest" act everytime something new comes out. I mainly use a 7.0 tablet for the web, mp3s, docs & pdfs, and occasional movies/videos. THX in advance!!

  • sandy

    in whole review reading ,i want rating of tab 7.0 plus p6200. u guys/gals who use this tablet and hows its skype video experience and rate it out of 10

  • Aimee22

    Seems not bad, would like to keep one, and have already got some nice and Free Apps for Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus from Aneesoft.

  • Andrew

    Just bought mine from Bestbuy for $299

    So far I'm loving it !!

    have owned the

    Acer A500 10.1 ...Junky
    Asus Transformer 10.1 ...pretty sweet
    Dell Streak 7 Decent... with a terrible screen...
    Samsung Galaxy 7" Original ..SLOW!!

    So far I like this one the Best.

    Loved the Asus too but it didn't have the build quality that I was looking for.

    But I think they fixed that with the Prime.

    Excellent Review!! thanks!!

  • Cee

    Just got mine at best buy for 299.99 also. Good deal for an ULTRA portable tablet. Can't wait for ICS update. Goin to ROOT mine to get it,

  • AP

    I own one and am using it as I type this. Its a decent piece of technology that I'm glad I decided to purchase.

  • AP

    I seem to have no problem with the WiFi on this machine and I am about 70 feet from my router.

  • My_hardrive

    hey guys, can someone tell me, what other stuff can you do with 7plus' IR Infrared feature beside remote controlling TV etc, what about receiving or transmitting files from/to other device via Infrared? thanks.

  • Arvee17

    I have a Samsung 7.0 and I only had it for months. I love the tablet at first and relied it so much for my every day activities. Now, the battery is not charging. I would plug it in for its usual charging and it won't charge at all. It will take a couple of days on the plug before it charges. Once I use it outside and plug it again, it won't charge again. It stays longer in my room charging than me being able to use it anywhere. Could anyone tell me what to do.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Atlanta-Owner/782134078 Atlanta Owner

    I bought one and am taking it back due to the weak WiFi issue you mention in your blog. I can be two rooms away from my router and only get one bar of WiFi strength and just BARELY squeeze out 1 Mbps on the Tab, while my roommate's iPad gets full bars and 14 Mbps, easy. After doing all of the usual checks myself (rebooting, resetting the device from scratch, etc), I called Samsung "customer support" who claimed ignorance of the issue and offered for me to mail it in for repair. I luckily bought it at Costco - my "repair" will be to return it and let Samsung eat the cost of it. I found TONS of WiFi complaints about this tablet online after-the-fact, and I'm tired of electronics makers using the public as testers for their products - test the stuff before you ship the things! Ugh.

  • Mary Asiatico

    I am really wondering why there are very few reviews about the amazing samsung galaxy tab 7.7. Tab 7.7 is way way better than tab 7 plus. Better in everything, every aspect. Samsung galaxy tab 7.7 is the best tablet of all.

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