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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 review

Samsung's mid-size tablet tries to close the mid-range hole in their handheld lineup

Other than the screen, this is where this tablet really bowled us over. Besides everything else that is buried under the hood, Samsung managed to slip in some sort of magical battery that could be powered by fairy dust or Mr. Fusion for all we know. Because, make no mistake, it does work wonders. Namely, the wonder of managing to last much longer than we would ever expect a mobile device's battery to last.

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Case in point was one of our initial trial runs with the tablet, which consisted of a lot of Netflix streaming and game playing. The tablet lasted nearly 12 hours before we had to recharge it, which is fairly remarkable. That's with heavy network usage as well. Samsung promises standby times of up to 1200 hours (on 3G), talk times of up to 27 hours (3G) or six hours (video call), and 10 hours of video (spot on with our results) and up to 50 hours of just playing music.

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It's a 5,100mAh battery that does all of this, and you'll want to make sure you use the included adapter that utilizes a USB cable to the dock connector on the other end. It does support trickle charging from a USB powered device, like a laptop, but note it will take much longer to fully charge the battery that way.

Still, we were handily impressed that this device could give us this much power in such a thin package. You could easily take this on a flight from LA to NY, and still have plenty of juice left when you reach your destination.

Tech Specs

Product TypeTablet
Flash Memory Capacity2 GB
Processor ManufacturerARM
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
GPSYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyEVDO
Cellular Network SupportedCDMA, CDMA2000, CDMA2000 1xEV
Front Camera/WebcamYes
Operating System PlatformAndroid
Processor ModelA8
Operating SystemAndroid 2.2 Froyo
Brand NameSamsung
Processor Speed1 GHz
Processor TypeCortex
Screen Size17.8 cm (7")
Screen Resolution1024 x 600
Weight (Approximate)385 g
Service ProviderU.S. Cellular
Memory Card ReaderYes
TouchscreenYes
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 3.0
Cellular Generation3G
Rear Camera Resolution3 Megapixel
Height190 mm
Width120.4 mm
Depth11.9 mm
ManufacturerSamsung
Product ModelGalaxy Tab
Product NameGalaxy Tab Tablet
Manufacturer Part NumberSCH-I800NSAUSC
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.samsung.com/uk/
Marketing Information

Get Everything You Want-To Go

The Samsung Galaxy Tab brings you the media you want and keeps you connected with anyone, anytime. Compact and light, you can keep in touch with people and content through 3G connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n or Bluetooth Wireless Technology 3.0. With a battery life of up to 13 hours and a crisp TFT-LCD display, you're free to communicate, update, and enjoy.

Only 13.58 Ounces

The Samsung Galaxy Tab is a 13.58-ounce, 7-inch tablet that slips easily into a pocket or bag. A virtual QWERTY keyboard and SWYPE technology makes e-mail and texting on the go easy-you can type on the Tab either by using both thumbs or by using SWYPE input technology.