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Verge score: 7.0 Verge score: 7.5 Verge score: 7.1 Verge score: 7.0

Samsung goes round two for the 7-inch Android tablet market. The Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus runs Android's Honeycomb 3.2 with Samsung’s TouchWiz skin. It features a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, a 1024 x 600 display, 1GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, a 4,000mAh battery, a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 2-megapixel front facing camera. The tablet also has an IR port and features Peel's Smart Remote App.

Description

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 features a 7-inch 600 x 1024 display, runs Android 2.2, and has a 1GHz A8 Cortex Processor. It also features 16GB of internal memory with up to 32GB Expandable Memory through a microSD, Wi-Fi support, and Bluetooth 2.1 connectivity.

The Kindle Fire has a multitouch-capable 7-inch IPS display, a dual-core processor, and at 14.6 ounces, a pretty lightweight frame. The resolution on that screen is 1024 x 600. The battery is rated to last for eight hours of continuous reading or 7.5 hours of video playback (with WiFi switched off).

The Nook Tablet from Barnes & Noble features a low-glare ("fully laminated") 7-inch IPS LCD touchscreen display from LG, 16GB of internal storage, and 1GB of RAM. Its primary competition is Amazon's Kindle Fire, which costs $50 less.

Running Android 3.0, the Acer Iconia A100 features a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen, two cameras, a front facing 2-megapixel and a rear facing 5-megapixel with single LED flash.

HTC's first Android tablet, the Flyer, has a 7-inch screen and shipped with Android 2.3 with HTC Sense. It's compatible with HTC's Active Stylus accessory for pen input.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Nov. 13, 2011
  • Price at launch: $399.99

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Nov. 14, 2010
  • Price at launch: $349.99
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Nov. 15, 2011
  • Price at launch: $199.00
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Nov. 17, 2011
  • Price at launch: $249.00
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: 2011
  • Price at launch: $470.86
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: May. 22, 2011
  • Height: 7.62 inches
  • Width: 4.82 inches
  • Thickness: 0.39 inches
  • Weight: 0.76 pounds
  • Color: Black

Hardware

  • Height: 7.48 inches
  • Width: 4.74 inches
  • Thickness: 0.47 inches
  • Weight: 0.85 pounds
  • Color: Black
  • Height: 7.5 inches
  • Width: 4.7 inches
  • Thickness: 0.45 inches
  • Weight: 0.91 pounds
  • Color: Black
  • Speakers: Stereo
  • Height: 8.1 inches
  • Width: 5 inches
  • Thickness: 0.48 inches
  • Weight: 0.88 pounds
  • Color: Gray
  • Speakers: Mono
  • Height: 7.68 inches
  • Width: 4.61 inches
  • Thickness: 0.54 inches
  • Color: Blue / Black
  • Height: 7.69 inches
  • Width: 4.8 inches
  • Thickness: 0.52 inches
  • Weight: 0.93 pounds
  • Color: Silver / Black
  • Speakers: Stereo
  • Screen size (diagonal): 7 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Resolution (X): 600 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1024 px
  • PPI: 170
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes

Display

  • Screen size (diagonal): 7 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Resolution (X): 600 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1024 px
  • PPI: 170
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Screen size (diagonal): 7 inches
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Resolution (X): 600 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1024 px
  • PPI: 170
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Screen size (diagonal): 7 inches
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Resolution (X): 1024 px
  • Resolution (Y): 600 px
  • PPI: 170
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Screen size (diagonal): 7 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Resolution (X): 1024 px
  • Resolution (Y): 600 px
  • PPI: 170
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Screen size (diagonal): 7 inches
  • Resolution (X): 1024 px
  • Resolution (Y): 600 px
  • PPI: 170
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Operating system: Android
  • Skin: Samsung TouchWiz
  • Launch OS version: 3.2
  • Notable apps: Samsung Kies air

Software

  • Operating system: Android
  • Skin: TouchWiz
  • Launch OS version: 2.2
  • Operating system: Android
  • Skin: Kindle
  • Launch OS version: 2.3.3
  • Operating system: Android
  • Skin: Nook Color
  • Launch OS version: 2.3
  • Notable apps: Hulu Plus, Netflix
  • Operating system: Android
  • Launch OS version: 3.0
  • Operating system: Android
  • Skin: HTC Sense
  • Launch OS version: 2.3
  • CPU brand: Samsung
  • CPU family: Exynos
  • CPU model: 4210
  • Clock speed: 1.2 GHz
  • Cores: 2

Processor

  • CPU brand: Samsung
  • CPU family: Hummingbird
  • CPU model: C110
  • Clock speed: 1 GHz
  • CPU brand: TI
  • CPU family: OMAP 4
  • CPU model: OMAP4430
  • Clock speed: 1 GHz
  • Cores: 2
  • CPU brand: TI
  • CPU family: OMAP 4
  • CPU model: OMAP4430
  • Clock speed: 1 GHz
  • Cores: 2
  • CPU brand: Nvidia
  • CPU family: Tegra 2
  • CPU model: A9
  • Clock speed: 1 GHz
  • Cores: 2
  • CPU brand: Qualcomm
  • CPU family: Snapdragon
  • CPU model: MSM8655
  • Clock speed: 1.5 GHz

GPU

  • Brand: Imagination Technologies
  • Model: PowerVR SGX540
  • Brand: Imagination Technologies
  • Model: PowerVR SGX540
  • Brand: Nvidia
  • Model: GeForce
  • Brand: Qualcomm
  • Model: Adreno 220
  • RAM size: 1 GB

Memory

  • RAM size: 512 MB
  • RAM size: 512 MB
  • RAM size: 1 GB
  • RAM size: 512 MB
  • RAM size: 1 GB
  • Internal size: 16 GB, 32 GB
  • External storage: Yes
  • External storage support: SD
  • Max external size: 32 GB

Storage

  • Internal size: 16 GB
  • External storage: Yes
  • External storage support: microSD
  • Max external size: 32 GB
  • Internal size: 8 GB
  • Internal size: 16 GB
  • External storage: Yes
  • External storage support: microSD
  • Max external size: 32 GB
  • Internal size: 8 GB
  • External storage: Yes
  • External storage support: microSD
  • Internal size: 32 GB, 16 GB
  • External storage: Yes
  • External storage support: microSD
  • Max external size: 32 GB
  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies: 1900, 1800, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies: 2100, 1900, 900
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • 802.11n frequencies: 5GHz, 2.4GHz
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 3.0

Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 3.0
  • Tethering / mobile hotspot: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • Bluetooth: No
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • Bluetooth: No
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 2.1 + EDR
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 3.0
  • Effective pixels: 2 megapixels

Front Camera

  • Effective pixels: 1.3 megapixels
  • Effective pixels: 2 megapixels
  • Effective pixels: 1.3 megapixels
  • Effective pixels: 3 megapixels
  • Flash: Single LED

Rear Camera

  • Effective pixels: 3 megapixels
  • Digital zoom: 3 x
  • Flash: Single LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Effective pixels: 5 megapixels
  • Flash: Single LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Effective pixels: 5 megapixels
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 720p
  • Headphone: 3.5mm

Ports

  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: Proprietary
  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: Micro USB
  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: Micro USB
  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: Proprietary, Mini USB, Mini HDMI
  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: Micro USB
Proximity, Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Compass / Magnetometer, Accelerometer

Sensors

Proximity, Ambient Light, Accelerometer
Ambient Light, Accelerometer
Accelerometer
Proximity, Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Compass / Magnetometer, Accelerometer
Ambient Light, Compass / Magnetometer, Accelerometer
  • Capacity: 4000 mAh

Battery

  • Capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Removable: No
  • Capacity: 4400 mAh
  • Removable: No
  • Quoted use time: 7.5 hr
  • Capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Removable: No
  • Quoted use time: 9 hr
  • Capacity: 1530 mAh
  • Removable: No
  • Capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Removable: No
  • Quoted use time: 6.5 hr
  • Quadrant: 3590
  • SunSpider: 1634 ms
  • The Verge Battery Test: 7 hours 7 minutes

Benchmarks

  • Quadrant: 2011
  • SunSpider: 2541.9 ms
  • The Verge Battery Test: 5 hour 47 minutes
  • Quadrant: 2302
  • SunSpider: 4169.1 ms
  • The Verge Battery Test: 6 hours 57 minutes
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