Jan 10 AT 10:43 AM Sean Riley 7 Comments

Hands-on with the Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE from Verizon


The Galaxy Tab 7.7 4G LTE was officially announced earlier today for Verizon, and we got to go hands-on with it briefly tonight. We covered the specs earlier today, so we’ll just stick to first impressions here.

The Galaxy Tab 7.7 looks and feels amazingly thin. At 7.9mm and just 12 ounces, that shouldn’t really come as a great surprise. That thinness makes it easy to hold one-handed, despite the bump up in screen size from the original Tab. I could certainly see someone using the Tab 7.7 as a supercharged e-reader, although that would be a bit of a waste of that beautiful 1280×800 Super AMOLED Plus display.

I found the Tab 7.7 to be extremely responsive while I was moving around the OS and testing the performance of a few of my favorite apps. It shouldn’t have any difficulties running anything you might want to throw at it.

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You can watch the video below for a quick spin around the Galaxy Tab 7.7 hardware. I was unsure of the camera specs while shooting the video, but the rear facing camera is 3MP and the front-facing camera is 2MP, which is perfectly serviceable for tablet needs.

I was thrilled to finally get a chance to play with the Tab 7.7, and it didn’t disappoint. But regardless of the device’s own merits, Samsung and Verizon are going to have their work cut out for them with the quad-core ASUSs MeMo coming soon for just $250.

Sean has been with Android and Me for over 8 years and covering mobile for the last 9. He occasionally muses about gadgets and tech outside of the Android universe at Techgasms.

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  • spazby

    Sammy will have to adjust pricing if they want to be competitive…

    • delinear

      Dead right – these look stunning and the quality feels good but I just can’t justify the cost (especially since I already bought two laptops in the last 3 years and this would be replacing one of them as my regular lazing around the house web browser).

      I tried to convince my other half to let me buy her one for Christmas so at least I could play with it without feeling guilty about buying myself more expensive toys, but she wouldn’t go with that as a plan :)

    • Jeff Pan

      An ICS update + a WiFi version for $250 would make it the tablet of the year!

    • Jon Garrett

      Not just Sammy but all the Android tablet manufacturers need to come down on price. if they want to take a huge bite out of apple, they have to do it with price. they can always slowly go back up down the road but right now they need to follow the example set by Amazon.

  • Jayson Olson

    Any speculation they may release a Wi-Fi only version of this? I’d be very interested in this if it were. Maybe shave a few $$ off the top if we don’t want LTE.

  • yankeesusa

    This is definitely one sweet looking tablet. I hope they do more giveaways of this tablet. Maybe I’ll get lucky. I guess my touchpad with android will keep me at bay for now.


    I just bought one off ebay for 465$ aus. Cent wait for it to arrive!!