Samsung Galaxy Tab 7"

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7"Notebook: Samsung Galaxy Tab 7" (Galaxy Tab Series)
Processor: Samsung Hummingbird S5PC110 / Exynos 3110
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX535
Display: 7.0 inch, , 1024x600 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.38kg
Price: 650 euro
Average Score: 75.33% - good
Average of 21 scores (from 34 reviews)
price: 48%, performance: 51%, features: 80%, display: 84% mobility: 90%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7"

85% Review Samsung Galaxy Tab 7-inch Tablet/MID | Notebookcheck
Mini Tablet. After Apple set off the tablet craze with the iPad, all the big names in laptop manufacturing have followed suit with their own models in various sizes. Word is currently going around that the Samsung Galaxy Tab is the iPad's fiercest competitor for control of the market and threatens to knock Apple off its throne. We've thoroughly reviewed the Android 2.2 device including comparisons to the Apple iPad and the Dell Streak.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Review: Hands-on
Source: T3 English
Overall the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 is shaping up to be a definite rival to the likes of the Amazon Kindle Fire, offering a discreet premium tablet that will easily be able to handle media intensive apps. Of course the inclusion of a 3G model will no doubt be a selling point as well.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/13/2012
70% Samsung Galaxy Tab Wi-Fi
Source: PC World English
With the Samsung Galaxy Tab Wi-Fi, we now have a great choice for anyone looking to dip a toe into the tablet universe without spending a fortune. It has its limitations, and it lacks the cutting-edge technology and OS of newer tablet models, but it also still has its strengths too. Think of it as a tweener until you graduate to the big leagues. It's a good alternative to an off-brand, low-cost Android tablet; the Galaxy Tab beats those products by miles, and it remains a viable, albeit less-sexy-than-it-once-was gadget for mobile e-mail, Web browsing, and multimedia consumption.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/27/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
Galaxy Tab Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
So, what does Tab do that a Galaxy S phone (or any Android or iPhone) doesn’t do as well or that a laptop does better? Maybe video watching and, maybe, game playing. In other words, what does it do? What function does it create or improve upon? It can’t be a laptop replacement, it’s a worse camera than any Android phone or iPhone, there’s no desktop ecosystem supporting it, and, worst of all – it’s expensive. Sprint’s version with a 16 GB card is $649 for a giant Android phone that doesn’t make phone calls. The only customers are those with a “dumb” cell phone who want the benefits of a larger screen for Web surfing, movie-watching and game play. And in a few months, Tab is going to have a LOT of cheaper, better endowed competitors.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/31/2011
Galaxy Tab Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
So, what does Tab do that a Galaxy S phone (or any Android or iPhone) doesn’t do as well or that a laptop does better? Maybe video watching and, maybe, game playing. In other words, what does it do? What function does it create or improve upon? It can’t be a laptop replacement, it’s a worse camera than any Android phone or iPhone, there’s no desktop ecosystem supporting it, and, worst of all – it’s expensive. Sprint’s version with a 16 GB card is $649 for a giant Android phone that doesn’t make phone calls. The only customers are those with a “dumb” cell phone who want the benefits of a larger screen for Web surfing, movie-watching and game play. And in a few months, Tab is going to have a LOT of cheaper, better endowed competitors.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/31/2011
Samsung Galaxy Tab Review - Android takes on the iPad
Source: PC Perspective English
Overall, I have been very impressed with both the form factor, and performance of the Samsung Galaxy Tab. With a more portable, but still very expansive 7” screen, at a similar resolution to the 10” iPad, it provides more room for applications and an overall more usable Android experience. The real test for the Android tablet market will be in the upcoming months, with the pending release of Android 3.0 (Honeycomb). Honeycomb features an all new tablet-redesigned interface. This, as well as the dual core processors, such as the Tegra 2 platform, and other ARM A9 Dual Core options, should refresh the tablet market, and keep it interesting for the forseeable future.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/24/2011
81% Samsung Galaxy Tab
Source: PC World India English
The Samsung Galaxy Tab is now available in India for Rs. 31,200. It is clearly the best Android tablet in the market today and in fact the best tablet that’s officially available in the country. However, once you put it next to the Apple iPad, its drawbacks become clearer. While the Galaxy Tab is clearly a more portable device and offers more features (for instance front and back cameras, telephony etc.), the Apple iPad emerges the better tablet on account of it being more usable and a more refined product. However, on its own the Samsung Galaxy Tab is a very good product and a worthwhile consideration, if you are looking to buy a tablet.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/06/2011
Rating: Total score: 81%
80% Samsung Galaxy Tab Review
Source: Maximum PC English
This leaves us with a $600 tablet that, when compared to the $630 iPad, offers less screen real estate, and a much less robust apps ecosystem. The Tab is a solid piece of hardware, yes, but do you really hate Apple so much that you won’t buy an iPad?
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy Tab review
Source: Liliputing English

The Samsung Galaxy Tab works great as an Android device. It has an excellent processor, good display, loud and clear speakers, and excellent battery life. The tablet can run virtually any app available for Android, even if some apps don’t scale properly to the display. In other words, the Tab is at least as good as the best Android phones on the market… except the US version doesn’t make phone calls.


Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/06/2010
60% Samsung Galaxy Tab
Source: Computer Active English
A decent tablet but it’s very expensive and has little software that comes close to justifying the price Good points Small; supports Flash; doubles as a phone Bad points Overpriced; Android is poor on tablets; lack of decent software.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Samsung Galaxy Tab (Verizon Wireless)
Source: Laptop Mag English

With a good selection of tablet-optimized apps, access to the Android Market, and a brilliant high-res screen, the Galaxy Tab is the only real iPad competitor on the market right now. What we like about the Verizon version in particular is its textured back (which makes it easier to hold), strong 3G performance, and wallet-friendly 1GB data plan. The lack of video chat support gives us pause, but this feature hasn't worked very well on other Galaxy Tabs we've used, and Verizon will likely address this issue over time. Our only other complaint is that Verizon charges extra for text messaging, though the carrier lessens that sting by throwing in the mobile hotpsot feature for free. Overall, Verizon's version of the Galaxy Tab stands out because it offers you the flexibility to purchase broadband service only in the months when you need it and backs up that flexibility with reliable service.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
75% Samsung Galaxy Tab Android tablet, Shrunken slate or fat phone?
Source: Reg Hardware English
A big Android smartphone… or a small tablet, the choice is yours.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/17/2010
Rating: Total score: 75%
80% Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000, More Than Just A Large Android Handset?
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The Apple iPad has been in need of some ‘wing clipping’ for some time now. Even though it might not be available here legitimately, it’s still one hell of a popular device. Samsung’s highly anticipated Galaxy Tab actually managed to get itself here legally before Apple’s iPad, and brought with it quite a bit of confusion when it comes to choice. The Dell Streak didn’t impress me and I had my doubts about the Olive Pad, the only two other tablets in India to make it out in an official capacity. I was sceptical about the Tab and after using it for the last few days, here’s my take on the whole ‘Tabbing’ experience.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Verizon Galaxy Tab Review
Source: Slashgear English

It’s ironic but, for all Verizon’s work on custom apps, it’s the textured casing that makes the biggest difference to day to day use of their Galaxy Tab. A slightly more reassuring in-hand feel left us feeling far happier grabbing the Tab and using it for casual reading; of course, that’s something which a silicon case could address on other versions of the slate, or indeed some self-adhesive pads as we applied. The same Galaxy Tab frustrations still remain from the T-Mobile version, the lack of official voice support being top of our list. We’re a little less confident in hacks for the Verizon version opening that up, however, though VoIP support remains good. Verizon could score a significant win over its carrier rivals by allowing the Skype 3G app for use on the Tab; it seems, however, that the fear of users downsizing to a single device is too great for that to happen.


Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/15/2010
T-Mobile Samsung Tab Review
Source: Slashgear English

For those making the jump to the Galaxy Tab, they’re getting a solid, well-built and flexible device that, while not perfect, is a compelling alternative to the iPad. Expensive, yes, and with limitations to be aware of, but they’re broadly the same criticisms leveled at Apple’s tablet when it launched. Apps like the Wall Street Journal’s show there’s a usability argument to be made for 7-inch slates, and it’s likely to be the first of many as Android tablet software development gains traction. This is a niche that looks unlikely to go away, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab is a solid starting point if you can look beyond its price tag.


Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/14/2010
80% Samsung Galaxy Tab review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The Samsung Galaxy Tab is a worthy rival to the Apple iPad. Android 2.2 is a great operating system, it adds a camera and phone capability, and the battery life is excellent. The Tab is also a good size and weight to hold over long periods, and text input is no problem due to the width of the device and the decent keypad. The real negative for us was the price.

Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
67% Samsung Galaxy Tab
Source: PC Authority English
Widely expected to be the main challenger to the iPad, read our full verdict on the 7in Samsung Galaxy Tab.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 33% performance: 67%
60% Samsung Galaxy Tab Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
At times one of the toughest aspects to writing a review is working out which category it should be listed in. The Samsung Galaxy Tab presents a slightly different problem: what category do you file a product that is pretending to be something else...
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 40% performance: 50%
70% Samsung Galaxy Tab review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Samsung Galaxy Tab is a 7in-screen Google Android slate PC. While we've been hearing about the rush of Android tablets for some time now, the Galaxy Tab is the first high-end Android tablet to hit the market and thus the first real contender to the Apple iPad
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60%
First Look: Samsung Galaxy Tab
Source: PC Authority English
Smaller, neater and just as smart – can Samsung’s Galaxy Tab sneak under the radar to deal the iPad a low blow?
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/04/2010
65% Samsung Galaxy Tab review
Source: It Pro English
Samsung's eagerly anticipated Android tablet is finally here, but it doesn't live up to all the hype. Read our in-depth review to find out why.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 65%
80% Samsung Galaxy Tab review
Source: Stuff TV English
The first serious challenge to the iPad puts up a good fight, but holes in Android’s armour counter its technical prowess.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Review
Source: Slashgear English
Samsung’s Galaxy Tab proved to be the product of IFA 2010, and has seldom left the headlines since its Berlin debut. Seven inches of Android slate, it promises to be the open alternative to Apple’s iPad and the poster-child for Google’s OS done right on a bigger display. It’s also prompted some significant criticism, with even Steve Jobs weighing in on how suitable the Tab’s screen and OS are to tablet use. Plenty to live up to, then, not least the price tag; check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/31/2010
70% Samsung Galaxy Tab (Sprint)
Source: Laptop Mag English

Samsung deserves credit for being the first to company to truly challenge the iPad with a piece of hardware that's well designed and easier to take with you..The ability to make video calls and free GPS navigation also shouldn't be overlooked, as well as the apps Samsung bundles that are optimized for tablet use. Still, the Galaxy Tab isn't for everyone. Those who already own a smart phone with a larger screen may not like the idea of toting a device that's not much bigger, especially one that comes with its own data plan (should you decide to go the 3G route). We also think consumers would prefer one place to purchase music, TV shows, and videos--if not apps, too--similar to iTunes. Nevertheless, once Android developers get their tablet acts in gear, the Galaxy Tab will be an even more formidable iPad foe.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Samsung Galaxy Tab review
Source: T Break English

Although the Galaxy Tab is a good device, it just didn’t live up to my expectations


Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/27/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 70% features: 80%
60% Samsung Galaxy Tab review
Source: Techradar English
It looks every bit the iPad killer that Samsung wants it to be. And while it may look lot like the iPad in pictures, it's quite a bit smaller and feels a lot different in the hand.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% The Galaxy just got bigger
Source: Techcentral.my English
THERE'S no denying that Android Tablets are the flavour of the day as most consumer electronics companies hurry to get their own Tablets out to meet the growing demand for these devices. The Samsung Galaxy Tab has generated a lot of buzz since it was unveiled at the IFA show in September. It is certainly the most talked about Android Tablet that everyone is eager to get their hands on. Thanks to Samsung, we managed to spend some quality time with a retail unit of the Galaxy Tab.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/21/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
Preview: Samsung Galaxy Tab
Source: PC World English
The Samsung Galaxy Tab is a 7-inch tablet that runs Android v2.2 mobile OS.
Review Type Unknown, online available, Short, Date: 09/07/2010
Rating: display: 80%
Samsung Galaxy Tab review: Hands-on first look
Source: It Pro English
The Samsung Galaxy Tab is, for the most part, not just another iPad-wannabe. It's the first non-Apple tablet that we're genuinely intrigued and excited by thanks to its superb build quality, high quality screen and interesting bundled apps.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/03/2010
Rating: display: 80% workmanship: 90%
Samsung Galaxy Tab review
Source: PC Advisor English
Samsung's Galaxy Tab is just the beginning of Android's entry into the tablet battle. Motorola is expected to have a high-end Android tablet on the market sometime in the coming months; the latest rumours point to it being a 10-inch device with Google's as-of-yet unreleased Android 3.0 operating system. Samsung itself is believed to have additional Android tablets in the works, too, including 8- and 10-inch versions of the Galaxy Tab described above. Even Google may be unveiling its own tablet before long, though it could very well end up running Chrome OS instead of Android. Ultimately, it's all good news for us: Just like we're seeing with smartphones right now, the more competition there is, the more each manufacturer is forced to fight for our attention. As our options expand, innovation improves and products get increasingly better. Android will no doubt be a fierce contender in the tablet war, but Apple isn't about to lie down and disappear. No matter how you look at it, this battle will benefit us all.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/01/2010

Foreign Reviews

89% Flachkräfte
Source: Computerbild - 6/11 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 04/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 89% features: 85% display: 89% mobility: 85% ergonomy: 85%
Auf zu neuen Galaxien
Source: c't - 24/10 German
Single Review, , Very Long, Date: 12/01/2010
100% Kampfansage
Source: Connect - 11/10 German
Single Review, , Long, Date: 11/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 100% features: 100% ergonomy: 80%
100% Konterrevolution
Source: Connect - 10/10 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 10/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 100% features: 100% ergonomy: 80%
Galaxy Tab简评 屏幕小系统不佳
Source: IT.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/13/2010

Comment

PowerVR SGX535:

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Hummingbird S5PC110 / Exynos 3110: ARM Cortex-A8 based single core SoC.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


7.0": This is one of the smallest formats, which is used for UMPC, Netbooks or Subotebooks. There hardly exist any models with this display format. Working for a long time is uncomfortable. This tiny display is intended for outdoor usage.
The advantage is, that the mini-notebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the tiny display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is very exhausting for the eyes. High resolutions can hardly be used. » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.38 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Samsung: The Samsung Group is composed of numerous international businesses, all united under the Samsung brand in South Korea. The meaning of the Korean word Samsung is "tristar" or "three stars". The Samsung brand is one of the most important brands of South Korea. Samsung is an international notebook manufacturer of medium size according market shares and reviews.

Samsung reviews


75.33%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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» Apple iPad
A4, 9.7", 0.7 kg

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» HP Slate 7 HD
unknown, PXA986
» Gigabyte Tegra Note 7
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» Lenovo IdeaTab A3000 3G 59-374506
PowerVR SGX544, MT8389
» Asus Fonepad ME175CG
PowerVR SGX544, Atom Z2420
» Advent Vega Tegra Note 7
GeForce Tegra 4, Tegra 4
» Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Lite
Vivante GC1000+ Dual-Core, PXA986
» Acer Iconia B1-720
unknown, unknown
» Dell Venue 7
PowerVR SGX544, Atom Z2560
» Acer Iconia B1-710-L401
unknown, MTK 8317T
» Asus Fonepad ME372CG
PowerVR SGX544, Atom Z2560
» Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 inch
Adreno 330, MSM8974
» Lenovo IdeaTab A3000-H
PowerVR SGX544, MT8389
» Lenovo IdeaTab A1000
PowerVR SGX531, MTK 8317T
» Panasonic Toughpad JT-B1
PowerVR SGX540, OMAP 4460
» Asus Memo Pad HD 7
PowerVR SGX544, MT8125
» Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 inch
Vivante GC1000+ Dual-Core, PXA986
» Asus Memo Pad ME172V
Mali-400 MP, WM8950
» HP Slate 7
Mali-400 MP4, RK3066
» Asus Fonepad
PowerVR SGX540, Atom Z2420
» Lenovo IdeaTab A2107
unknown, unknown
» Acer Iconia Tab A110
GeForce ULP (Tegra 3), Tegra 3
» Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 inch
PowerVR SGX540, OMAP 4460
» Google Nexus 7
GeForce ULP (Tegra 3), Tegra 3
» Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0")
unknown, unknown
» Archos 70b
unknown, Cortex A8
» Lenovo IdeaPad S2 7"
unknown, unknown
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-09-29 (Update: 2012-05-26)