Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0

Released November, 2011
  • 7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 3.1
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)
7.3 Out of 10

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0

Performance

Processing power and speed

Galaxy Tab 7.0
8.0
Vivo Tab
n.d.
Excite 13
n.d.
Passmark, Geekbench, BrowserMark and Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Galaxy Tab 7.0
6.7
Vivo Tab
6.6
Excite 13
n.d.
GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Galaxy Tab 7.0
6.2
Vivo Tab
7.1
Excite 13
7.6
Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Galaxy Tab 7.0
8.5
Vivo Tab
8.6
Excite 13
8.5
Reviews from techradar.com, theverge.com and reviews.cnet.com

7.3

TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Galaxy Tab 7.0
7.3
Vivo Tab
7.4
Excite 13
8.0

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Galaxy Tab 7.0
633
Vivo Tab
1,404

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Galaxy Tab 7.0
1,846
97 carbon
828

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

Galaxy Tab 7.0
7,106 ms
Galaxy Tab 10.1
2,400 ms

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Galaxy Tab 7.0
2,365
Vivo Tab
n.d.
Excite 13
n.d.

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Galaxy Tab 7.0
2.7 fps
Vivo Tab
2.8 fps
Excite 13
n.d.

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

Galaxy Tab 7.0
10.5 fps
Vivo Tab
8.2 fps
Excite 13
n.d.

Reviews Word on the street for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0


6.5
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.

7.0
The lens was even pretty adept at taking macro shots.

6.0
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.

Overall

7.0 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Screen

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)

Apps

The built-in Samsung Apps program supposedly acts like a curated selection of recommended apps and games, and makes it easy to find some standout options.
by TechRadar (Sep, 2012)
A handy screenshot button is also shown, while an upwards arrow delivers easy (and customizable) access to core apps like Alarm, Calculator, and the Task Manager.
by TechRadar (Sep, 2012)
Unfortunately, if you don't have cable or satellite TV, the app isn't very useful, as it doesn't sync with over-the-air listings.
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)

Operating system

We started using the 7.0 Plus with Android 3.0: Honeycomb installed, and initially found the menus quite sluggish – a classic Android complaint, especially for nearly year-old hardware.
by TechRadar (Sep, 2012)
Brightness levels and performance are roughly the same, and although the 7.0 Plus does a better job at rendering websites — I could fit an entire extra paragraph of an article — I'm afraid I probably have to chalk that up to better software than screen technology.
by The Verge (Nov, 2011)
Web and app download speeds matched most other Android tablets when within 5 feet of our test router and even when up to 20 feet away the signal retained much of its strength; however, I did experience an annoyingly high number of hangs and sluggish performance when using the Honeycomb browser.
by c|net (Nov, 2011)

Battery

Every ten minutes or so of streaming Netflix would consistently knock the device's battery down a full five percent, be it BBC's Luther or SNL's Best of John Belushi.
by The Verge (Nov, 2011)
Your mileage will no doubt vary based on what you use the tablet for, and variables like high brightness and heavy downloads or streaming will zap the battery a little quicker, but we found it comparable to seven-inch competitors.
by TechRadar (Sep, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

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

network

Wi-Fi
  1. 802.11n
  2. 802.11a
  3. 802.11g
  4. 802.11b
  5. 802.11
Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0
Supports 3G Yes

processor

Cores Dual core
Clock speed 1 GHz

sensors

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

storage

Internal storage 16 GB
RAM capacity 0.5 GB
Supported card formats
  1. microSD
  2. SDHC
  3. SDXC
  4. SD
Maximum capacity 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes
Webcam 1.3 MP
Rear camera 3 MP

ports

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 344 g
Size 193.5 x 122.4 x 9.9 mm
Thickness 9.9 mm
Battery life 6.15 hour
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