- Android tablet support is so-so
It’s hard not to be impressed by the design on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7. It’s thin, has metal bands around the outside edge, and it comes in three different colors: mystic black, mystic silver, and mystic bronze. There’s a thin glass strip on the back of the tablet meant for magnetically attaching the stylus as well as wirelessly charging it.
The display is without rival. It’s everything Samsung is known for, offering plenty of detail, and good color. While it’s smaller than it’s big brother -- the Galaxy Tab S7 Plus -- it doesn’t lose any footing. It also keeps the 120Hz refresh rate for silky smooth movement.
Aided by the 120Hz refresh rate, the tablet performs flawlessly, seamlessly transitioning between apps and handling the latest games with ease. Multitasking is a breeze and doesn’t seem to slow down the already snappy processing speed.
Software & Storage
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 runs Android 10 with a likely update to Android 11. Storage comes in a couple of different varieties -- 128GB and 256GB -- but if that’s not enough it supports MicroSD cards for affordable expansion..
The Galaxy Tab S7 features the same camera as the larger Tab S7 Plus, including a 13MP rear main lens paired with a 5MP wide-angle lens which should accommodate those who take pictures with their tablets just fine.
It’s still not going to keep up with the latest top-tier phones. But no tablets can right now. Camera quality simply isn’t a focus for most tablet makers in 2020.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7’s 8000mAh battery clocked in with around 8 to 10 hours worth of mixed use for most reviewers. Unless you’re planning to use it for all-day work or gaming, it should last a day on a charge without concern.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7, as well as the Tab S7 Plus, have four speakers on the back of the tablet. Reviewers found the audio experience great for watching media or playing games. You’ll want to own a pair of Bluetooth headphones or pick up USB Type-C to 3.5mm adapters though for private listening, as the S7 does not have a headphone jack.
Specs at a Glance
- Glass and metal chassis
- 11-inch LED display
- Octa-core 3 GHz Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 processor
- 6/8 GB of RAM
- Android 10
- 128/256 GB of storage
- 13MP front-facing camera, 8MP selfie lens
- 8,000mAh battery
- S Pen Stylus
Samsung does its level best to rival the Apple iPad Pro. In some areas, it’s almost a success. While it may not be the perfect iPad replacement, it is a very nice tablet with lots of redeeming features.
Tech Radar states, “Opting for an iPad Pro will mean you have to spend more on buying an Apple Pencil. Not everyone needs a stylus with their tablet, but if you want one you'll get one included in the price of the Tab S7”
Tom’s Guide says, “While the Tab S7 looks like it will offer speedy performance and a brilliant display, it's just as important that it delivers great battery life, too. The Galaxy Tab S6 only lasted 8 hours and 58 minutes on a single charge, and we hope the Galaxy Tab S7 will enter the double-digits club when it comes to how many hours it will last.”
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