Best 7 Inch Tablets (Part Three)
Now that you know what the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 looks like, let’s look at the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus.
This tablet is one that you’ll really like. It’s small, lightweight, and packed with features that you’ll find useful.
Without further ado, let’s see if this tablet can make you sell your iPad.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus
The Samsung Galaxy Tabs looks no different from its other siblings. One main difference though, is that it happens to be thinner than most 7 inch tablets.
Normally, a 7 inch tablet is thicker than usual because parts are crammed into a small chassis, instead of being spread out. This tablet happens to be 0.38 inches thick, which is respectable, given the difficulty of installing parts on a small tablet.
The sides of the Galaxy Tab are filled with tablet standards. You’ll find the power button, volume control and a headphone jack. There are also dual speakers and the connection port and micro SD slot. On top of that, there’s an IR sensor, which is why the tablet has the Plus name on it.
Rounding out the package is a front 2.0 megapixel and a 3.0 megapixel rear camera with LED flash. There’s no HDMI port though.
With the software, you’ll get Honeycomb. Of course, Samsung also has laid out its TouchWiz interface.
You’ll get custom apps like Social Hub. There, all of your social networking feeds are aggregated into a single app, so you don’t have to go to the Facebook or Twitter app itself to check. Media Hub allows you to purchase content such as movies.
What makes this tablet ‘Plus’ though, is the IR sensor and the Peel app. Peel is an app that allows your tablet to become a remote control for your TV.
The Peel app works with either cable or satellite providers. All you have to do is to follow the setup indicated when you fire up the app. Just provide your ZIP code, the brand of your TV and your cable or satellite provider.
Once everything is done, you’ll find the interface easy to navigate. In the middle, you’ll find a list of shows with brief descriptions and you can swipe left or right to choose what you want. When there’s something playing right now that you like, then you can select it and the tablet automatically changes the channel. Sweet!
As you can deduce, the screen is 7 inches. It has a 1024 by 600 screen resolution. It’s sharp and good for all tablet tasks.
Picture quality is commendable, but not really groundbreaking. Other similarly priced tablets, like the Asus Transformer Prime, have an 8 megapixel camera.
In terms of battery life, this tablet lasts 7.2 hours, which is really good for all your needs.
This tablet has a big advantage over the others with its cool Peel app.
Manufacturers are pushing tablets to new boundaries with their experiments in tablet features and designs.
In the next part, we’ll take a look at another cool 7 inch tablet that’s proven to be a big hit among the masses – the Kindle Fire.