Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7”
No matter what size you prefer for your tablet, Samsung has it all: 7, 8.9, 10.1-inch plus the upcoming 7.7-inch model. All tablets are part of the big Galaxy Tab family, which is quite important for the manufacturer; just like the Galaxy series of smartphones. It’s a well-known brand that adds two new members: Galaxy Tab 7 Plus and Galaxy Tab 7.7. At first glance, you may be tempted to say it’s one tablet, there are two different devices. Let’s compare their internal specs, in order to establish which one is more performant. None of them has been released, but they will hit the market anytime soon.
If we take a closer look at their design, both tablets feature a similar form factor. A classic and chic appearance with rounded corners. The innovative Galaxy Tab 7.7” includes a brilliant metal design which makes it a portable and lightweight tablet. In terms of exact dimensions, the Tab 7.7-inch is lighter and slimmer than the Tab 7.0 Plus. Furthermore, it is taller with 3mm than the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. Both are portable, sleek and great tablets for all on the go users. As far as the display is concerned, the difference in size is very small. Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus features an IPS LCD 7-inch touchscreen and a resolution of 600 x 1024 pixels, while the Galaxy Tab 7.7-inch comes with a Super AMOLED Plus capacitive screen plus a better resolution of 800 x 1280 pixels. What’s the difference between both displays? Manufactured by Samsung, they are the best in the market, delivering vivid and clear images.
As you can observe, the SuperAMOLED Plus display has a better resolution. In terms of camera, both tablets have an identical rear camera with 3.15MP with autofocus and LED flash combined with a secondary front facing 2MP camera for video calls or self portraits. Each of these two Samsung tablets capture videos at 720p. The only difference is that the Galaxy Tab 7 Plus has an extra feature: smile detection, while the Galaxy Tab 7.7 inch has only geo-tagging. So, practically, it’s a draw. Obviously, both Android-based tablets use a fast dual core processor to provide fast web page loading, great multitasking and snoother UI transitions.
While the Galaxy Tab 7 Plus uses a dual core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, the Galaxy Tab 7.7-inch includes Dual-core 1.4GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor. It has a higher frequency, which means it will run faster all your open applications. In terms of RAM, both are equipped with 1 GB internal memory.
Regarding the storage space, the Galaxy Tab 7 Plus comes with two versions: 16GB and 32GB with the posibility to expanded up to 64 GB via a micro SD card slot. On the other side, the Galaxy Tab 7.7-inch has three versions available: 16/32/64GB , also featuring a microSD card slot for expanded memory up to 32 GB. Software wise, both tablets use Google’s platform, Android Honeycomb 3.2, the special operating system designed for tablets. Both will offer access to the Android Market where you can download thousands of apps for free or paid. There is also Samsung Hub, Voice Call plus Adobe Flash support. Both are compatible with Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth v 3.0. Conclusion Both tablets have similar internal specs with minor differences. The Wifi only Galaxy Tab 7 Plus 16GB version will hit the market on November 13th for $400 at retailers including Best Buy and Amazon, while the 32 GB costs $400. Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7-inch will also come at the market anytime soon, with no precise date about its price tag.