SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB S7 [One Month Later]

by birtanpublished on May 10, 2021

So the samsung galaxy tab s7 is the newest and the best tablet from samsung and it came out about a month ago and in the first month we saw a lot of reviews talking about how it's similar to ipad how it's different from the ipad and in this video i want to talk about what it's actually like to use on a day-to-day basis because honestly there's a lot we have to talk about there's some good things and some not so good things that i noticed after using this that maybe weren't mentioned in other reviews so starting off with just a quick physical tour of this tablet there are two different

Sizes this is the smaller one the s7 there's also an s7 plus so you get in about an extra inch inch and a half of the screen so you can have a larger display significantly more expensive but this one right here i found was the right size for me and i'll explain why later on in the video but looking on the top or bottom or right or left side the thing about tablets is you don't really know which way is the proper orientation assuming that you have it like landscape mode then on the right

And left side we have our speakers so we have a quad speaker setup and i found that these speakers were the first big pro of this is that the speakers are sufficiently loud and i think they sound really good so if you're watching media if you're on a phone call if you're on like a videos like a zoom call or something the speakers do a great job but i found that i had no complaints with the quality of them given the size of this tablet then on the middle of the right side we have our

Usb type-c port you can connect a lot of things to that now on the other side you can see we have our microphone there and i'll test out the the video quality for you guys in a second if you're on a zoom call just so you can see what the microphone would sound like there but speaking of video quality on the top of the center here assuming you have landscape mode you have your camera i think that's a great location for it because a lot of people when they're using

That camera they would probably be setting up in like a laptop kind of mode and they're on a zoom call or they're on a skype call whatever you're doing i think that's a good location for the camera and then of course if we flip it over we have the other two cameras again good choice for samsung to make a wide angle and an ultra wide angle lens uh the wide angle is going to be a pretty good resolution and a pretty good focal length for most stuff that you're doing if you're scanning documents or taking

Pictures of like a room if you're going to draw on stuff whatever you're doing i find that i use that lens the most but if you really wanted to actually use this as a camera like if you're going to be the person standing in a national park taking pictures with their tablet then you know maybe the white ultra wide angle lens would be a good one to use and now this video is taken with the front-facing camera so if you were on a zoom meeting or some kind of conference call it would look and sound something

Like this honestly as far as webcams go this one's definitely a lot better than most out there it's a pretty sharp image there's a little bit of noise in the darker corners like there and like there and the audio quality i think sounds pretty good this is not a studio this is my office which is a little bit more echoey pretty standard for a lot of offices but comment down below let me know what you guys think of this video and so the interesting thing about

Tablets is there's not really a single mainstream use for them like some people use them as their everyday laptop some people use them just for watching media some people use them if you're like an architect and you want to take pictures of different rooms and kind of draw the furniture you want in there like there are so many different things you could be doing with the tablet that it's hard for me to say what the exact best setup for cameras is but i think this one's pretty versatile

Now looking across the top of this tablet we have our tray for sd card uh we have our microphone we have our volume rocker and then we have our power button here which on the s7 actually doubles as a fingerprint sensor the galaxy s7 plus on the other hand doesn't have the fingerprint sensor in the button instead it's going to be in the screen and while normally i'm a big fan of the ultrasonic fingerprint sensors under the screen i find that again with the tablet you never know

How people are using it what orientation it's in and i think that having it on the button on the outside is actually a better option here despite them you know trimming things down for the smaller model i think that was a really good move and then of course on the bottom we have our nodes to connect to a keyboard so i'll talk about the keyboard in a second because i did get the samsung keyboard kind of case for this and then of course looking on the front we have a very bright very vibrant display

Thin bezels all the way around and it's 120 hertz refresh rate so honestly i really like this display i have nothing but good things to say about it after using it for a month like i said bright vibrant responsive and it just does a great job now the interesting thing about tablets is a pen is pretty much essential so seeing how different tablets manage this some of them have it where it goes in the tablet some of them have it where it goes on top this one has it where it goes on the back and i found that when i'm using

This every day i find that sometimes reaching back and just placing it there when it's like propped up it takes a little bit of practice to get used to exactly where it goes and once you get it close enough it kind of auto locates with the magnets and it sticks on there and i think it does a decent job now the pen itself is actually really nice i like the texture of it it feels a lot like a natural pen or pencil and having the button right there sometimes i accidentally press that but for the most part

It's in a really natural location again where you could use your thumb or your pointer finger uh to just kind of push that if you're trying to like erase or something like that it's a very fast pen it's very responsive and now they have some cool s pen gestures on here that i found i mean i used to not use s-pen gestures i think the ones where you're like zooming in for the camera like those kind of things have always been kind of gimmicky to me but now when they have things like you can squiggle

And take a screenshot or you can do some basic things like the right arrow the left arrow i find that they're actually really useful and i like that samsung's really pushing forward what you can be doing with this peripheral device and when you buy this tablet you also have the option to buy samsung's keyboard case which i have right here and after using it for a while i found that i mean i have some mixed feelings i really like some things about it and there are some things that i really

Don't like about it but overall it's highly functional it looks professional and i really like it for the most part so i like how on the back they use the hinge right there it's really a good hinge i thought it would kind of get worn out a little bit or slow down at all i think it's a very well designed hinge it holds it at any angle i want it to and then of course on the top we have the little flap that the the cameras are still open so you can take pictures if you're

Using this with the case on obviously and then you can just flip this little flap back and it does protect the pen so not only is the pen being protected but it's also being held in place if you're traveling you throw it in your bag you're not going to be losing the pen anymore i think that's a really nice thing to have then the keyboard is separate and detachable which i like so i can keep the case on and take the keyboard off if i'm just using it in tablet mode and then if i want to put the keyboard

Back on i can prop it up and use it like a laptop now that's all the good stuff about this case overall like i said it's a nice case but there are some drawbacks so one drawback is that there's really no way to prop up the tablet in any kind of vertical orientation as soon as you start if you bring this back like that you make a little trifold it's a little bit too vertical and it's likely to fall forward so i wish they added a little bit of a taper on the top or bottom to be honest i might just cut that so

You can prop it up in a vertical mode sometimes vertical mode is what you need and then of course talking about the keyboard i found that the keys like they do a decent job and i tried a typing speed test i can type like 62 words per minute normally i'm like 75 words per minute on most other keyboards so i'm able to type reasonably fast with this but definitely not nearly as fast as a normal standard keyboard i found that some of the smaller peripheral keys like the punctuation sometimes they're a little bit weird and

I accidentally hit the wrong key and then the trackpad again is a little bit plasticky it gets the job done but it's definitely far from a premium track pad it feels just the feel of it is not necessarily the best all right so you can probably tell that the hardware of the tab s7 here is overall really nice it's a really solid design they thought of a lot of things it's a really sleek thin bezels it just it's a really nice design overall especially at this price point now we should start talking about

The software and this is really typical for samsung products as we see a lot of times they have like the bleeding edge specs on a lot of the hardware but sometimes their software is just a little bit behind looking at this tablet it's kind of not that different they added their one ui interface on here which is really nice you have some cool features and i like having a lot of cool features on a tablet and samsung is known for having just a ton of features but there are some drawbacks so when

You're in dex mode for example which is one of the big selling points of this tablet is that you can actually switch between a normal tablet interface and more of like a laptop type interface or more of a desktop type of interface then dex sometimes it's not it's not perfect yet like it's a good idea and they're moving in the right direction i think but just a lot of apps are not optimized for that yet a lot of times you find things that don't open to full screen or don't go to landscape mode and that's a similar issue we're seeing

Even with just tablet mode as well when you're in a normal tablet mode with just running android on a tablet you're going to have some apps that either don't go into landscape mode and they stay skinny or otherwise they just don't go full screen like weird things happen for example like the fitbit app you know you want to you know see your analytics for your workouts maybe on your tablet here because you can get the app on there and it's going to be sideways which then brings me into what i was saying

Before about how this case doesn't let you prop it up in a vertical orientation a portrait mode so there's some things that just don't quite mesh together perfectly when you're dealing with an android tablet like this but overall i found that a lot of the apps do work really well so like microsoft apps samsung apps some adobe apps like they work pretty well and then of course some google apps work pretty well also but the first two definitely work really really well on a tablet here so if you're trying to do stuff like microsoft

Word or excel i mean this tablet definitely works really well admittedly after trying to use this tablet kind of as a laptop here and there i found that one of the biggest complaints i had was the my files configuration being that when i'm using a desktop or a laptop i'm always moving files around doing different things and with this like the my files thing it's just it really leaves a lot to be desired alright guys so in conclusion this tablet as far as tablets go

Has fantastic hardware overall it's really fast it runs really well and for the basic stuff it's a great tablet if you're trying to get some more fringe apps out there there are a lot of them that maybe don't work perfectly on here but like i said the mainstream stuff is definitely going to work really well but the thing is tablets have always kind of lived in this limbo space between laptops and phones and that space is actually closing in so laptops are becoming more and more portable

Some of them you can even take the keyboards off and their touch screen as well and then phones are getting larger and larger and more powerful and a lot of them are starting to even fold out into larger displays so that leaves a weird space for a tablet where anything i'm trying to do that requires a lot of power my laptop can do better and anything i want that's portable my phone could do better but it's kind of similar to having like a sports car as your phone and like a truck for heavy

Lifting is your laptop and while it's great to have one of each sometimes what you really need is just a compact suv and i think that's where tablets come in if you're trying to you know if you want just something in your kitchen to show you the recipes if you want to watch media when you're laying in bed if you're trying to travel and you want the perfect size thing uh to watch media or to get some work done on the airplane like the back of the seat tray like tablets are definitely a great option for all of that and i

Highly recommend it if that's what you're looking for but comment down below guys let me know what you think of the galaxy tab s7 if you think you'll be buying it or not and what you think of the future for tablets so like i said i don't really know what's going to happen to tablets if they're going to be around if they're going to turn into laptops but let me know what you guys think thanks for watching this i'll see you next time

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