Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ Review

by birtanpublished on October 2, 2020

This is lisa from mobile tech review and this is the samsung galaxy tab s7 plus which means the bigger of the two s7 tablets it's available for 2020 from samsung these are their high-end offerings and this one is 12.4 inches i did an initial first look review of this and now several weeks later this is going to be the final review the first one was pretty comprehensive so i'm going to talk more about the competition what it's like to live with this and a bit more about the smaller size one as well

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5g yes it has 5g a millimeter wave plus sub 6 so all the 5g flavors in the united states and then add 200 more onto that price tag if you want more storage you can get this with six gigs of ram and 128 gigs of storage they all have micro sd card slots and if you want to go up to eight gigs of ram and 256 gigs of storage add another hundred dollars if you want to go to five 12 gigs of storage still eight gigs of ram another hundred dollars so in

Other words these are pricey pieces that obviously are designed to compete with the ipad pro models aha but at least you get the s pen in the box so no extra hundred dollars spend just to get the pen to work with these things keyboard is sold separately we'll talk about the keyboard so the s7 is an 11 inch tablet and the bigger s7 plus that we have here is a 12.4 inch tablet so for those who remember years ago what was it the galaxy note

12.2 or something like that which had s pen back then there was not much competition for lovely tablets that were thin light had pens and nice screens so i know a lot of you've been waiting god how many years has it been for something like that from samsung again of course things have changed over the many years since that tablet came out now you have things like the surface pro for example surface pro 7 being the most current of that and priced actually not so differently

Than the the tab bigger sizes the tab s7 plus for those who are looking for a laptop replacement size tablet also obviously there's the ipad pro you got the 12.9 inch and then you have the 11 inch there so there are alternatives and of course there are a few others too now if you really just like android tablets goodness you know that can be a challenge we'll talk about that too but i and you don't want to spend this money but you do want an s pen there is a samsung galaxy tab

S6 lite that we reviewed there is no s7 lite yet so that one is way way cheaper and you still get the s pen in a pretty competent display on it so also consider that check our channel we have a review of that anyway back to this one snapdragon 865 plus cpu so no one generation old like we used to see with android tablets that's the same one you can process you're going to get like in the note 20 ultra in the united states yeah that no exynos here in the united states

So this will feel every bit as fast as a samsung flagship phone or anybody's flagship phone in 2020. awesome that also good for running samsung's decks which is their desktop like environment for those who want to turn this into something sort of like a desktop now samsung dex is pretty cool i mean you get a windowing system which means resizable windows you can drag around and it's samsung hasn't devoted a lot a lot of resources i get a feeling to dex but

Just enough to get it working so it can be quirky it can be buggy i know there are those who out there who love decks though so you're going to be happy to have this at all and it can help sometimes with things like websites that still format themselves from mobile sometimes i choose desktop mode and unless i switch to dex as well then you know i don't get the desktop mode that's some of the foibles of android there for cameras you're looking at competing

Cameras these are not class leading it's going to replace your galaxy s20 or something like that in terms of cameras but you've got pretty competent mirror 13 megapixel main camera and a five megapixel wide camera they're reasonably good this is a tablet folks so hey if you go to the tab s7 that 11 inch display is an ips class display but it's no second class citizen really it looks very sharp and very colorful too and if you get the bigger one it is an oled display these are 16 by 10 aspect ratio displays so if you prefer something a bit less

You know widescreen well that's soft service pro has a three by two aspect ratio display obviously apple ipads are a bit more squared off so for productivity i prefer something not as widescreen as the tab s7 family but for watching movies obviously it's nice and it can be a little bit easier to carry around and hold because it's not so big in both dimensions there so that one's up to you as to which aspect ratio you would prefer on a tablet these both have wi-fi six 5 and a gps 5g like i said is optional 200

More if you want that overseas not in the united states you can get it with 4g lte here and that's a hundred dollars more but not in the us so in terms of android on tablets you know everybody says this i'm this is nothing new probably to you i'm not much as the hardware on this is delightful it's beautiful it's first class it might be a little ipad pro derivative with those straight sides and that whole kind of look like that um the problem is there are still a lot of

Android apps that are not optimized for tablets so for example look at twitter on the screen this is like twitter for the blind it's just immense it's huge it's not making any better use of the screen real estate there are more android apps that have that problem because for better or worse the ipad kind of owns the tablet space so developers have made lots thousands upon thousands of tablet optimized apps for ipads and ipad os but here that's going to be the drawback i think that's why some people are drawn

To death samsung dex because it gives you that desktop mode everything isn't so darn blown up that is what it is if you're an android fan and you hate ios and you're not looking for the complexity of maintaining windows machine well there the other selling point is that s pen which is wacom emr which if you watch my tablet pc reviews windows based ones and tablets for artists drawing tablets it's it's the best experience you're going to get the apple pencil is

I would say just as good as it but in terms of all the other digitizer technologies that are out there for example surface pro uses microsoft print pen protocol the wise knows n trig and not as good not as smooth the lines aren't as fluid you have to do things like turn line smoothing on if you're an artist and you need to have well silky smooth predicted lines so it is lovely there i just wish there were more great art apps it's not like there are none there is sketchbook you even get clip studio

Paint a special report just for samsung usually it's only available on windows and ios and that's kind of nice to have too that's a subscription-based model but you do get your first six months free with this tablet when you register um so there are some alternatives like not like there's nothing there's artrage and all that sort of thing but nothing like procreate they probably it's gonna be late to the game getting those nice photoshop ports that well adobe's been working on they've been doing on the ipad they're

Trying to bring as much of desktop photoshop as they can to a mobile os experience so that's the hurt but you know what given the choice between drawing on a surface pro 7 this is me or drawing with the s pen on android i would suffer through the weaker app selection just because i can do better art more easily given the fluidity of that s pen by the way the s pen clips magnetically to the back which is kind of annoying unless you use the optional case that i'll talk about in a minute

It charges now wacom emr pens the s pen doesn't need to be charged to work it doesn't require power that's just there for the bluetooth features like the remote selfie feature or the powerpoint control that sort of stuff so that keyboard case is expensive we're getting up there with apple prices almost now so it's 200 for the smaller tab s7 and 230 dollars for the s7 plus that's a lot of money so you're looking at over a thousand dollars you are looking at surface pro 7

Even with the type cover if you go with like a core i5 kind of pricing so you have to ask how much you want a mobile os versus windows right anyway it's a very nice keyboard i like the way the keys feel on this the trackpad is pretty good it even supports things like gestures insofar as android supports those things and dex supports those things it's a nice experience and i really like the fact that it's a two-part case so you know how it is you want to just rip the keyboard off because you're just

Going to be using it in tablet mode but you still want something to protect the back and something to stand it up so it has a kind of hinged back sort of like the way the surface pro does built into that case stays on pretty well so that's pretty versatile too and it's a pretty easy to clean man-made kind of finish god knows what's made of nylon plastic something like that i don't know so that's the good stuff there on your lap it's not super balanced i mean that's part of that kickstand design too compared to a

Laptop oh well you know it's not as easy to control as apple's ipad pro most expensive keyboard the one that floats the tablet up in the air but what can i say it's pretty good stuff so battery life the smaller tablet has an 8 000 milliamp battery the larger one has a 10 090 milliamp battery so that's a lot of juice right so it it depends on what you do with it which is also sort of true of the ipad pro to be honest so

I can get eight hours on the tab s7 plus and even with that power hungry oled display if i'm doing light stuff if i'm doing things like drawing and painting and all that sort of thing or playing games or you know you get the idea more demanding stuff it can be a five hour tablet pretty easily so that's the cost of having a powerful tablet and a very bright colorful display on this it does support 45 w fast charging which certainly helps with that lastly the selfie camera which is eight

Megapixel is now centered along the long side in other words for use in landscape thank you so much i hope that apple does that someday with the ipads as well because i think that's how most of us are probably using these tablets most of the time so that's the tab s7 and s7 plus and they are beautiful pieces of hardware there's a lot to like about them the challenge is the android ecosystem and also the pricing here because once you're looking at spending a thousand dollars or more on these especially if you include the keyboard or you go for a

Little more storage or something like that you're looking at the competition which is wow i can get a real quote-unquote windows pc and a surface pro 7 for example or even a service pro 6 and save yourself some money and then there's the ipad pro which is always the 100 pound gorilla in the room for having a great selection of tablet apps and a great accessory ecosystem stuff it's not all samsung's fault but it's just a tough market to be in the high-end android tablet market i'm

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