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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Tablet Review

All things considered, you could do far worse for the money you'd shell out for the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus.

April 03, 2012
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Controls

Aside from the volume and power buttons, all of your interactions with the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus are going to happen through the capacitive touchscreen. The touchscreen is very responsive, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus uses the Android 3.2 Honeycomb operating system, which you can explore more in-depth here.

Connectivity

In addition to having an internal 802.11n wireless card and the standard 3.5mm headset jack, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus also has bluetooth connectivity, and an IR blaster to control your home theater or other IR-enabled devices. While the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus does not have any video output ports like a microHDMI port, nor does it have a full USB port.

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Battery Life

While the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus does fairly well in other areas, battery life is not one of them. With the backlight cranked to 11, all wireless turned off, and all additional processes terminated, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus only lasts 5 hours and 29 minutes playing video, and 6 hours 22 minutes reading an eBook continuously. Normally we'd tell you that you can improve the battery life by switching the settings around to dim the backlight, but because the peak brightness is so low anyway, you might find that you can't squeeze a lot more life out of your battery without making the screen too dark. WiFi will also reduce battery life.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Screen
  4. Battery & Controls
  5. eReader
  6. Music & Audio
  7. Movies & Video
  8. Email & Web Browsing
  9. Internet Apps
  10. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Comparison
  11. Apple iPad 3rd Gen Comparison
  12. Amazon Kindle Fire Comparison
  13. Conclusion
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