First Impressions of Testing the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus Tablet

Galaxy Tab S7 Plus

Holds the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus tablet for first time, amazed at its size. With a screen size of 12.4 inches, it feels like you are holding a laptop screen in your hand.

Galaxy Tab S7 Plus

In event launching Galaxy Unpacked in early August, Samsung claims that the Galaxy Tab S7 Plus is the tablet with the largest Super AMOLED screen in the industry today. It is slightly smaller than the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

The screen is indeed a major advantage on the Galaxy Tab S7 Plus. AMOLED material with a resolution of 2800 x 1752 pixels in such a screen size, makes the colors displayed look sharp and brilliant, as if the eyes are spoiled.

Coupled with the 120 Hz refresh rate , the sliding screen experience has a smooth transition, while when you switch between opening different applications, the display also feels smooth.

The fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy Tab S7 Plus is also integrated on the screen at the bottom. In the regular version of the Galaxy Tab S7, the fingerprint scanner is still on the side of the frame of the device.

Design

The Galaxy Tab S7 Plus has a similar design to its predecessor, the Galaxy Tab S6. It’s just that now the bezel looks thinner. The front camera is placed on the long side of the tablet frame, so that the camera will be positioned in the front center, when the tablet is paired with an external keyboard, resembling a laptop.

The Galaxy Tab S7 Plus measures 185 x 285 x 5.7 mm, slightly bigger than the regular Tab S7. The weight of the Galaxy Tab S7 Plus is heavier, which is 575 grams compared to the regular Galaxy Tab S7 with a weight of 502 grams.

Because of this, operating the tablet with one hand holding it and the other navigating the screen can be tiring in the long run.

Speaking of grips, the back surface of the tablet also feels soft on the hand, and is not slippery when held even though the palms are sweaty. The back of the Galaxy Tab S7 Plus tablet does use plastic material, but it is disguised with metallic accents.

While the frame on the sides uses metal material. In fact, the S-Pen stylus can also be attached to the sides of the tablet, even though Samsung has included a “special place” on the back of the tablet.

The difference is, the “special place” of the S-Pen stylus which is on the back of the tablet, also functions as a wireless charger for the digital pen’s battery.

Hardware and specifications

In terms of hardware, the Galaxy Tab S7 Plus brings significant improvements over the Galaxy Tab S6, such as a 120Hz screen, enhanced S Pen capabilities, and a new external keyboard (sold separately).

The main power of the Galaxy Tab S7 Plus relies on the latest Qualcomm chipset , Snapdragon 865 Plus, combined with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage media. If this storage is lacking, it can be expanded up to 1 TB with micro SD.

On the camera aspect, the two compact devices are equipped with two rear cameras, namely a 13 MP main camera and a 5 MP ultrawide camera, and an 8 MP front camera.

Stylus S Pen

Stylus S Pen

One of its flagship features is Samsung’s signature S Pen stylus . Like in the Galaxy Note series, this pencil-shaped accessory can be used for activities that support productivity and creativity.

The S-Pen on the Galaxy Tab S7 Plus can be used for notes in the Noteshelf application, drawing in the Canva application, editing videos in the Clip Studio application, and so on. The S Pen accessory itself is equipped with a magnetic iron and can be attached to the back of the tablet.

The S-Pen battery will also be recharged when attached to this back. There is a notification sound that comes out when the S-Pen is attached to this charging magnet. The screen will also display the S-Pen icon which is being charged.

There is also a Samsung DeX function that can turn this tablet into a desktop PC, when connected to an external monitor.

Both the regular Galaxy Tab S7 and the Tab S7 Plus are also equipped with three built-in applications to support user productivity, including Noteshelf, Canva, and Clip Studio.

Audio

Samsung equips the Galaxy tab S7 Plus with four AKG speakers. The four speakers are placed on the four sides of the tablet. The resulting sound also sounds loud and “round” when used to listen to music via Spotify, or watch YouTube and Netflix.

Four speakers on all sides of the tablet plus Dolby Atmos audio technology, make the atmosphere of the room when watching a movie feels fun. Neither the regular Galaxy Tab S7 nor the Galaxy Tab S7 Plus have a 3.5mm headphone jack.

This tablet uses a USB Type-C connector for both charging or connecting earphones . So, users cannot plug in earphones , while the tablet is being recharged.

Battery

The Galaxy Tab S7 Plus battery itself has a capacity of 10,090 mAh. When using this tablet as a “laptop replacement”, to surf the internet and do office tasks using keyboard accessories, the battery lasts between 4-5 hours from full to 10 percent. Users may need to recharge the battery once or twice a day if they want to use it as a laptop replacement.

However, if you only use a tablet to watch videos or listen to music, or just read e-books, the battery life can be even longer. Fortunately, Samsung included 45 watts of fast charging technology in the Galaxy Tab S7 Plus.

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