The "1-Minute" Review
You may have looked at Samsung’s tablet lineup before and thought to yourself that the Korean company really needs to take a break, what with its production of one Galaxy-branded tab offering after another. But when you first get a chance to take a hard look at the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Wi-Fi, your attitude might change. It boasts a great list of hardware specs and excellent pre-installed software.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Wi-Fi, as its name suggests, features a 7.7-inch screen and comes with built-in Wi-Fi connectivity. The display itself is a sight for sore eyes, with AMOLED technology and a native resolution of 1280x800 pixels on the screen. It also comes with a whole host of different hardware sensors and wireless antennas, as well as ample on-deviceRAM at 1GB and 16GB of internal storage.
It runs Android 3.2 Honeycomb by default with a 1.4GHz dual-core ARM Cortex A9 processor, and an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich—and possibly even Jelly Bean—is in the cards. Samsung’s TouchWiz UI makes the default operating system a pleasure to use with its UI customizations.
What about battery life? It's good. Good enough, thanks to its relatively small screen, for up to 10 hours of use or more per charge.
The only problem that anyone might have with this particular tablet from Samsung is the price. While it definitely gives great value all around, many seem to agree that Samsung is simply asking too much for it, especially when you take a look around and see competing tablets that offer more bang for your buck. Unless the price is adjusted to be more wallet-friendly, Samsung is going to miss out on an opportunity to draw attention to an otherwise stellar product.
Need To Know: Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Wi-Fi
1. 7.7-inch 1280x800 pixel resolution AMOLED touchscreen display is excellent whether for viewing multimedia or user input. (The Good)
2. Samsung’s TouchWiz UI on top of the default operating system is speedy with the onboard processor and RAM. (The Good)
3. Pre-intalled software is more than a little dated with Android 3.2 Honeycomb. (The Bad)
4. Far too expensive for a device in its price range, no matter how great the overall performance. (The Bad)