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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 review

7.8/10 AVG.

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 currently has an Informr score of 7.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 21 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

You may have looked at Samsung’s tablet lineup before and thought to yourself that the Korean company really needs to take a break, what with its production of one Galaxy-branded tab offering after another. But when you first get a chance to take a hard look at the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Wi-Fi, your attitude might change. It boasts a great list of hardware specs and excellent pre-installed software.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Wi-Fi, as its name suggests, features a 7.7-inch screen and comes with built-in Wi-Fi connectivity. The display itself is a sight for sore eyes, with AMOLED technology and a native resolution of 1280x800 pixels on the screen. It also comes with a whole host of different hardware sensors and wireless antennas, as well as ample on-deviceRAM at 1GB and 16GB of internal storage.

It runs Android 3.2 Honeycomb by default with a 1.4GHz dual-core ARM Cortex A9 processor, and an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich—and possibly even Jelly Bean—is in the cards. Samsung’s TouchWiz UI makes the default operating system a pleasure to use with its UI customizations.

What about battery life? It's good. Good enough, thanks to its relatively small screen, for up to 10 hours of use or more per charge.

The only problem that anyone might have with this particular tablet from Samsung is the price. While it definitely gives great value all around, many seem to agree that Samsung is simply asking too much for it, especially when you take a look around and see competing tablets that offer more bang for your buck. Unless the price is adjusted to be more wallet-friendly, Samsung is going to miss out on an opportunity to draw attention to an otherwise stellar product.

Need To Know: Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Wi-Fi

1. 7.7-inch 1280x800 pixel resolution AMOLED touchscreen display is excellent whether for viewing multimedia or user input. (The Good)

2. Samsung’s TouchWiz UI on top of the default operating system is speedy with the onboard processor and RAM. (The Good)

3. Pre-intalled software is more than a little dated with Android 3.2 Honeycomb. (The Bad)

4. Far too expensive for a device in its price range, no matter how great the overall performance. (The Bad)

Operating system
1.4 GHz
Screen Size
3+ MP

What the Critics Are Saying...

Android and Me

If you are in the market for an LTE tablet the Galaxy Tab 7.7 on Verizon belongs on your shortlist. It is my favorite Android tablet available on Big Red at the moment and depending on your use cases I think it holds its own with the iPad as well. The display is phenomenal and the form factor strike...

- Sean Riley, Android and Me

I’ll stand by the claim that the Galaxy Tab 7.7 is the best tablet in its class; unfortunately, its class is no longer the industry standard. The latest and greatest tablets sport quad-core chipsets, and dual-core is so 2011. Yes, I said dual-core tablets have some good life left in them, but Samsun...

- Jamison Cush, TabletPCReview

Users who rate portability above all else have plenty of choice of 7" tablets. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 should be top of their list if budget is of no issue. Super slim and lightweight, impressively built and good-looking, this is a tablet that knows portability doesn't begin or end with size.Sure...

- GSMArena team, GSMArena

I’m not totally pleased with the Galaxy Tab 7.7. I really like the hardware, especially when used as a “living room device” but the Samsung overlay and the outdated version of Android really take away from the experience. The Galaxy Tab 7.7 is only available at Verizon Wireless in the US, although t...

- Russell Holly, Geek
Digital Trends

It is super thin, super lightweight, has an amazing AMOLED screen, industry-leading battery life, and a resolution that's high enough to make a small 7.7-inch screen into a fully operational Honeycomb tablet.

- Jeffrey Van Camp, Digital Trends

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Screen Size

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7's screen size is 7.7 inches with 800 x 1280 pixels resolution.

1.4 GHz

There is a Dual-core Cortext A9 1.4 GHz processor (CPU).


The tablet runs on the Android 3.2 Honeycomb (Update Available: 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system (OS).

3+ MP
You can take photos with the phone's onboard 3+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.
16/32/64 GB

Internal memory is 16/32/64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 5100 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 10 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

Galaxy Tab 7.7 Specs

Release date March 7, 2012
Regions available USA
Mobile / Cellular Data
800/1900 MHz
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 3.2 Honeycomb (Update Available: 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich)

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Processor Dual-core Cortext A9 1.4 GHz
Internal Storage 16/32/64 GB
ROM Unknown
Hearing Aid Compatible No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery, Headset
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 5100 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Unknown
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 4 hours
Video Playback Time Up to: 10 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 10 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 62 days
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 13.3 x 19.7 x 0.8 cm (5.2 x 7.8 x 0.3 in)
Weight 335 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 800 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 7.7 inches
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Unknown
Multiple Numbers Per Contact No
Contact Groups No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Unknown
NFC Unknown
Main Camera
3+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes (LED)
Additional Main Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-portrait, Self-timer, Smile detection, Scene Mode, Exposure Value
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, ASF, DivX, FLV, AVI
Video Recording Parameters
HD (1280 x 720 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
2+ megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, ASF, AVI, DivX, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types XLS, RTF, PPT, PPTX, DOC, DOCX, PDF, TXT
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder No
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung GT-P6810, Galaxy Tab 7.7 Wi-Fi

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