Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Review

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Review

Samsung continues to unload with both barrels on the tablet market, releasing one product after another. Consumers can choose from 7-inch, 8.9-inch, and 10.1-inch sizes; WiFi-only or carrier-specific versions, including models for Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint; and a couple of different storage options too. (Who knows, by the time you read this, there could be even more.)

Today, we’re looking specifically at the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus (WiFi, 16GB). There is no shortage of competition in the 7-inch tablet space, including offerings from (if you want to get alphabetical about it) Acer, Amazon, Archos, Barnes & Noble, Dell, HTC, RIM, Toshiba, Velocity Micro, and so on, and each has its own pros and cons...

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Review


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Good review. The 10.1 version seems the better of the 2. It doesnt have the issuses the 7.1 has IMO. One thing that kills it is the price. Maybe if it was $100 cheaper it would make it a better deal.

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So this isn't the 7.7 with an SAMOLED Plus right?

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Good video review and outlining all the features. Another good tablet but like you mentioned the price is hard to swallow especially with some other tablets around the same price range.

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Good review, but as others have stated the price is a negative. However I do like that Samsung is coming out with many different sizes & options.

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Samsung makes nice products this looks to keep that tradition alive. Though as stated the price is a tad steep comparable to other devices.

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Great looking device. Sleek design, interface looks easy to use and understand. I would not mind developing applications on this device instead of the IPAD.

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Nice looking bling.

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looks like a good tablet but it is not really anything spectacular, samsung really went with the niche product here with the good camera and video capabilities, the remote feature intrigues me and would like to know what it does they didn't explain it very well in the video. this has the potential to be a hot item but its very likely.

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Very nice, size seems perfect, not too big not too small for a tablet. Interface looks pretty nice too :).

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I think a $299 price point would be ideal for this tablet. Other than the price, it seems like a great tablet if you don't want a large display.

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Do these folks ever do a demand/supply analysis to see how much folks would pay? I mean this and the xyboard seem a bit overpriced.

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[quote user=erikiksaz]Do these folks ever do a demand/supply analysis to see how much folks would pay? I mean this and the xyboard seem a bit overpriced.[/quote]

That sounds like a really good idea for the reviewers; though I personally see supply and demand as how good a device is and how much I'd pay to have it.

Anyways, from what I've read; this tablet seems to be appropriately priced. I mean it has the looks (which Samsung is still fighting Apple in court for.), it has the interface and it even has the power. While I would like it to be somewhat cheaper, I think Samsung did a fair thing of pricing it for what's inside, and the HotHardware guys did a good job reviewing every aspect of the tablet to make sure it's worth that price. Samsung usually makes good products and this one did not disappoint for them.

Good review Seth, and I like your varied choice of TV shows.

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erikiksaz:

Do these folks ever do a demand/supply analysis to see how much folks would pay? I mean this and the xyboard seem a bit overpriced.

I am sure they do, but they look at profit margins. Ie how many devices at X price do we have to sell to make the device profitable. Then you have to take into account the market, Ie what are they competing against. Next you need to figure out how many devices you plan on selling. When you take to factors into account that is how they determine the price. after all its not what people will pay; its what can you get them to pay. 

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I think it needs to drop another 50 or so maybe even 100. The 8.9 just came out in Canada and it is s costly as the ten inch which is IMO a major mistake. They need to create a proper tier.

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I really like the Galaxy Tab both 10.1 and this 7.0 version.

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It could come a little cheaper if it lost the back camera. Our need to do every job with every device is maddening. I think it was be better to install broadcasting technology into super cameras than insist every device in our pocket or bag have a camera installed. Here's my car remote camera and my collected works of Jane Austen camera, and my son bought the lastest dvd of Sponge Bob, camera.

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

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PROS: size and weight, picture quality, fast processor, battery life, good-looking design, bluetooth

CONS: expensive, if you have a spotty WIFI connection it really limits the use of the tablet, lack of integrated USB/HDMI (you can buy an adapter for this - about $30)

I bought this tablet because I really wanted a reader for books but I thought I might like to watch movies occasionally and surf the web when I travel. For me the size/weight is perfect. It is the lightest mainstream 7.0 tablet I have seen and very easy to hold. I spent hours reading for school yesterday on it without a problem. I should mention too, the battery life is excellent so far. I spent about 5 hours reading, downloading apps and movies and just messing around the internet and the battery was at 50%. I left it overnight without charging and today spent an additional couple hours playing around and still 30% on battery life.

The tablet itself is pretty fast, although I must say, if you don't have a good WIFI connection, you will be disappointed. I am living in a dorm with community WIFI and it is SLOW! Many times I got kicked off the internet or the Android market...etc. So watching streaming video was difficult. A tablet is pretty much for internet-based activities so if you don't have good WIFI you may consider getting a 3G tablet from your wireless company or don't even bother with the tablet. Although I discovered today that you can download rental movies and save them to the tablet for 30 days and then watch offline if you wish. So I bought a rental and am letting it download now while I am not using the tablet.

As far as lacking the USB/HDMI ports, to me this is a non-issue. The Acer Iconia A100 has this included and I toyed with the idea of getting this tablet instead (especially because it was $50 cheaper than the Samsung) BUT...(1) when do I ever need my tablet to hook up to USB or HDMI? I have a laptop, I have a DVD player for my TV, ... I mean the point of a small tablet like this is to be able to carry it in your purse for reading books and watching movies on the go. So for me, not an issue. (2) the Acer is quite a bit heavier and has half the battery life. It is still a viable contender though so definitely take a look when you're shopping.

Some have complained that the apps are lacking for android versus iPad. Again I say, the Samsung 7.0 Plus basically a fancy reader. If you want something that has the capabilities of a computer, get an iPad. Certainly the iPad can do a lot more than this, but it is heavier and quite a bit more expensive. But if you want something lightweight and portable to read books, this is certainly a better choice. And furthermore, I have downloaded about 10 apps today to tablet that all work fine. All the mainstream stuff is available. Android will catch up with Apple now that android tablets are on the rise.

In my opinion, you get what you pay for. This is a little more expensive than other 7 inch tablets, but it has great battery life, a dual-core processor for fast response, and is very lightweight. It's quite a bit cheaper than an iPad but of course, it doesn't do everything an iPad does, so there you go.

Lastly, if you're will buy the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, I suggest you have to check for best deal before you decide at: Androidtabletdeals.wordpress.com/samsung-galaxy-tab-7-0-plus/

Hope my review helpful.

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