Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0

Released September, 2011
  • 7"
  • 2 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android
The screen delivers sharp text and menus, but the brightness is surprisingly low and doesn't hold up well under sunlight.
by c|net (Nov, 2011)
6.9 Out of 10

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0


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sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

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7,106 ms
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1,426 ms
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2,328 ms

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Reviews Word on the street for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0

AMOLED screens are able to reach much deeper black levels and a higher perceived brightness than the conventional LED technology in use by most tablet screens.

The lens was even pretty adept at taking macro shots.

Inside the tablet, you'll find 16GB of internal storage for apps, movies, music, and more, and it's all powered by a dual-core 1.2 Ghz processor, with performance (as detailed later) highly dependent on the Android version installed.


7.0 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


As much as I love the changes Samsung has made to the hardware, I'm frankly a little bummed the screen hasn't gotten the same sort of bump.
by The Verge (Nov, 2011)
We encountered occasional issues with the responsiveness of the touch screen, especially when trying to tap small buttons or icons.
by TechRadar (Sep, 2012)
The screen delivers the highest contrast ratio I've yet seen on a tablet screen.
by c|net (Nov, 2011)

Operating System

Slimmer, sleeker, and powered by Android 3.2 Honeycomb, the 7.0 Plus fits right at home with its larger-screened contemporaries.
by The Verge (Nov, 2011)
When swiping through screens and navigating menus, I found the screen matches the sensitivity of some of the most responsive Android screens out there, like the one on the Transformer Prime.
by c|net (Nov, 2011)
But the recent upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich gives this aging Android tablet new legs, significantly boosting moment-to-moment performance and adding a sleek edge to the interface.
by TechRadar (Sep, 2012)


The 3-megapixel rear camera won't replace your point-and-shoot or even a nicer smartphone, but provided you hold steady, you can get some decent stills.
by The Verge (Nov, 2011)
Tablets aren't meant to be used as everyday cameras, which is part of the reason why most lag behind their smartphone equivalents in lens quality.
by TechRadar (Sep, 2012)
The left side of the bezel houses a 2-megapixel camera, with an LED flash-supported 3-megapixel camera in the top-left corner on the back.
by c|net (Nov, 2011)


Samsung was very upfront about its last-minute redesign of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 being in direct response to the iPad 2's thinness, but despite its less-than-humble origins, that aesthetic has served the company very well in the last year.
by The Verge (Nov, 2011)
The 1.23-ounce weight difference doesn't quite stick out as much, but after catching up on my Instapaper queue for about an hour, any weight reduction at all is welcome.
by The Verge (Nov, 2011)
At 9.9mm, the 7.0 Plus doesn't quick match the thinness of the Tab 10.1 (8.6mm) or even the iPad 2 (8.8mm), but it's noticeably thinner than the original Tab's now-clunky 11.98mm chassis.
by The Verge (Nov, 2011)


As full-featured small tablets go, this is the high-water mark with its gorgeous AMOLED screen and Samsung Exynos CPU delivering fast game and UI navigation performance.
by c|net (Nov, 2011)
Depending on the speed of the CPU, Riptide GP will deliver a noticeable increase or decrease in frame rate.
by c|net (Nov, 2011)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Size 7"
Technology TN LCD
Resolution 1024 x 600
PPI 169 ppi


  1. 802.11n
  2. 802.11g
  3. 802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0
Supports 3G Yes


Cores Single core
Clock speed 1 GHz


Has a GPS No
Has a compass No
Has an accelerometer No
Has a gyroscope No
Has a light sensor Yes


Internal storage 2 GB
RAM capacity 0.5 GB
Supported card formats microSD
Maximum capacity 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No
Webcam 1.3 MP
Rear camera 3 MP


USB support 1 USB 2.0
Hdmi support None
Has a headphone jack Yes
Has a microphone jack No
Has a built-in microphone Yes

form factor

Weight 350 g
Battery life 6.15 hour
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