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Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Review Rundown

SamsungPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Overview

Neoscore* 83%
Pros**
  • Beautiful OLED screen
  • Excellent battery life
  • Excellent cameras
  • Good speakers
Cons**
  • Awkward keyboard cover

Summary

Samsung's flagship 12-inch tablet boasts excellent display, beautiful sleek design, quad speakers, surprisingly comfortable keys, and accurate stylus with built-in magnetic charging. One the downside, the Galaxy Tab S7 is somewhat pricey, has no headphone jack, and comes with a battery life just OK depending on the situation.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

gizmodo[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 71%
Reviewers from gizmodo have found the following[***]:
The Galaxy Tab S7+ almost feels like a tale of two tablets. On one hand, it's the most engaging and gorgeous entertainment tablet on the market. But if you're looking for a true hybrid device, despite Samsung's best efforts, Android just isn't as good as what you get with iPadOS.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous design
  • Excellent speakers
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Battery life varies significantly depending on what you're doing
  • No 5G connectivity

androidauthority[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 93%
Reviewers from androidauthority have found the following[***]:
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus comes in Mystic Bronze, Mystic Black, and Mystic Silver. The screen lock and volume buttons, placed on the right edge (or top in landscape orientation) are excellent and offer perfect feedback. Samsung Notes app is improved with seamless syncing across phones, tablets, and PCs.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Excellent performance
  • Excellent battery life
  • Excellent keyboard
Cons[**]
  • Lackluster trackpad
  • No headphone jack

gsmarena[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 89%
Reviewers from gsmarena have found the following[***]:
, and they will turn nice enough. The Galaxy Tab S7+ records videos up to 2160p resolution with the main snapper, while the ultrawide and the selfie camera can do up to 1080p. The main camera shoots good 4K videos. We did like a lot the tablet and desktop mode, the seamless switch between the two, and the wireless DeX option.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous AMOLED screen
  • Excellent battery life
  • Excellent performance
Cons[**]
  • No Apple Pen support

laptopmag[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 96%
Reviewers from laptopmag have found the following[***]:
The Galaxy Tab S7 has a 13MP main camera and a 5MP secondary ultra-wide lens. On the front is an 8MP selfie camera. Color accuracy is great and if look closely, you can see the leather finish on the fountain pen in the front. If you'd asked me a few years ago which Android tablet to buy, I'd probably have said to stop looking.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous display
  • Bright, colorful display
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • No dedicated Night Mode

notebookcheck[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 68%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The screen of the Galaxy Tab S7+ is very colour-accurate in Natural mode, which clamps the gamut to the sRGB colour space. The viewing angles of the Samsung slate are very stable. The big screen offers an immersive gaming experience. Because of its size, holding the tablet in the hands for an extended period of time is not going to be easy.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • High-quality case
  • Good battery life
  • Decent performance
  • Fast UFS 3.1 memory
Cons[**]
  • Display could be brighter

notebookcheck[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 75%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The Galaxy Tab S7 features a liquid-crystal display, which offers a much lower contrast ratio. However, a contrast ratio of about 1700:1 is very good for this type of display. In direct sunlight, the screen content is difficult to read, because the panel does not offer enough brightness to overcome reflections. The high-end SoC, fast UFS 3.1 internal memory and a 120-Hz display feel very snappy.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • High-end SoC
  • Fast UFS 3.1 internal memory
  • 120-Hz display
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • No colour temperature slider

pcmag[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 68%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
The Galaxy Tab S7 ships with Android 10 and Samsung's One UI 2.5. Wireless DeX lets you use your compatible TV as a screen for the tablet. The included S Pen is small but mighty. It has a softer tip than the Apple Pencil, and feels more natural to write with.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Bright, colorful display
  • Good battery life
  • Solid performance
Cons[**]
  • One UI isn’t as intuitive as Apple’s

pcmag[8]

Sentiment Score[*] 83%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
The optional Book Cover Keyboard Case ($229.99) is hit-or-miss. The actual keyboard has excellent travel and a satisfying tactile feedback. The cover turns into a stand, with good range of motion, and has a magnetic compartment for storing the S Pen. The Galaxy Tab S7 Pro ships with Android 10 and the latest version of Samsung One UI.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Beautiful AMOLED display
  • Excellent performance
  • S Pen is a pleasure to use
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • No 5G support
  • Lackluster performance

phonearena[9]

Sentiment Score[*] 83%
Reviewers from phonearena have found the following[***]:
Samsung recently launched its latest top-tier tablet — it's big, it's powerful, it has the fantastic S Pen and a pretty display. So… can it enter the ring and survive? It really comes down to the age-old Android vs iOS preference. If you happen to be platform-agnostic, here are the main things you need to consider.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Super-sharp AMOLED display
  • Great battery life
Cons[**]
  • Screen is a bit spread out

techadvisor[10]

Sentiment Score[*] 72%
Reviewers from techadvisor have found the following[***]:
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ is a premium tablet, and it has a price tag to match. The device starts at £719/US$849.99 for the Wi-Fi or 4G model with 128GB of storage, while stepping up to a 5G version will set you back £999. There's also a 512GB 5G model in the US, which starts at US$1029.99.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Excellent performance
  • Excellent battery life
  • Decent cameras
Cons[**]
  • Slow to charge
  • No wireless charging

techradar[11]

Sentiment Score[*] 83%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
There are four speakers on the tablet that sound pretty good and make it a device suited for watching films or playing games. The iPad has the Tab S7 beat again as we found the speakers on multiple iPad products to be louder and richer. Both tablets have a dual-camera setup, with a main 13MP camera joined by a 5MP ultra-wide offering. There's also an 8MP front-facing camera that sits on the top of your screen when the tablet is in landscape mode.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Good build quality
  • Good battery life
  • Decent cameras
Cons[**]
  • No OLED screen
  • No headphone jack

tomsguide[12]

Sentiment Score[*] 91%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The Galaxy Tab S7's Book Cover Keyboard is a $199 add-on. It's two pieces: the keyboard that sits underside and the back plate that covers the S-Pen and provides as a kickstand. Surface Pro 7's $159 Type Cover is more affordable, but its only real flaw is the lack of a right Ctrl key.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Bright, sharp screen
  • Excellent battery life
  • S Pen included
  • Excellent performance
Cons[**]
  • S Pen is expensive
  • Lacks a right Ctrl key

tomsguide[13]

Sentiment Score[*] 92%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The new S Pen feels more substantial and more like an actual pen than the flatter versions Samsung gave to past Galaxy Tab slates. Samsung Notes also offers to convert handwriting into more legible penmanship. Samsung isn't promising all-day battery life, but the 10,090 mAh battery in the Galaxy Tab S7 Plus should last a while.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • S Pen is a great addition to the Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • DeX mode isn’t as good as Apple Pencil

trustedreviews[14]

Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 will cost £619 when it hits shelves later in August. You can pre-order it from today (August 5) and claim either a gaming bundle or a free case. There’s a larger Tab S 7 Plus available too for £799. This is the most striking Android tablet from Samsung yet, with flat sides and rounded corners.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Great screen
  • S Pen included
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Screen isn’t as bright as the iPad Pro
  • No wireless charging

trustedreviews[15]

Sentiment Score[*] 91%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
Samsung has done a surprisingly good job at making the Tab S7 Plus a pleasure to use both casually and for actually getting things done. The DeX UI, for example, switches up the usual Android launcher for something far more akin to a computer desktop. If you want a tablet with the very best apps available then I would always recommend an iPad. The real star is the updated Samsung Notes app, which now syncs with Office 365 and is a fully-featured notes app.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Fantastic 120Hz display
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • No wireless reverse charge
  • No 5G support

whathifi[16]

Sentiment Score[*] 88%
Reviewers from whathifi have found the following[***]:
, it can be expanded by up to 1TB with a microSD card. The 12.4in Super AMOLED display is among the finest we've seen on a handheld slab. Its 16:10 aspect ratio, rather than the more usual 4:3, means that most content more or less fills the screen. The Tab S7+'s four Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers are arranged with one in each corner.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous 12.4in Super AMOLED display
  • Great battery life
Cons[**]
  • No headphone jack

wired[17]

Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from wired have found the following[***]:
In DeX mode, Android looks like Windows. The interface ends up so spread out that my fingers move all over the screen just to use an app. Most apps are functional, but they look clunky or they don't exist. You get a much larger canvas to work on with the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Sleek design
  • Good battery life
  • Decent performance
Cons[**]
  • No headphone jack
  • Lackluster trackpad

References

2. ^ Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus hands-on: A cunning copycat. androidauthority. 2020-09-10 Retrieved 2021-10-14.
3. ^ Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ review. gsmarena. 2021-03-15 Retrieved 2021-10-14.
4. ^ Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Tab S7 Plus review. laptopmag. 2020-09-18 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus Review - Finally a great Android tablet. notebookcheck. 2020-10-02 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
7. ^ Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Review. pcmag. 2020-10-02 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
8. ^ Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ Review. pcmag. 2020-12-22 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
9. ^ Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ vs Apple iPad Pro: the best tablets. phonearena. 2020-09-11 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
10. ^ Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ review. techadvisor. 2020-11-19 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
11. ^ Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Tab S7 Plus review. techradar. 2020-09-11 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
12. ^ Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 review: The best iPad Pro rival yet. tomsguide. 2021-02-09 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
13. ^ Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus review (hands on). tomsguide. 2020-09-18 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
14. ^ Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Review. trustedreviews. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
15. ^ Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus Review. trustedreviews. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
16. ^ Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ review. whathifi. 2020-10-27 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
17. ^ Review: Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+. wired. 2020-10-10 Retrieved 2021-10-14.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
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