Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Review: Pros And Cons

By Amit Chowdhry ● Aug 12, 2020
  • Looking for a quick Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 review? These are the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 pros and cons you should know about.

Samsung recently announced the Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+. The Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7+ are the successors to the Galaxy Tab S6 line. And these are the first 5G-enabled Android tablets available in the U.S. These are the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 pros and cons you should know about.

Pro: 5G Connectivity

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 features 5G connectivity. This is the first Android tablet in the U.S. that features 5G connectivity.

Pro: Solid Processor And RAM

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 features the new Snapdragon 865+ chipset. And it comes with 6GB of RAM for the 128GB storage version of 8GB of RAM with the 256GB storage version.

Pro: High-Quality Camera

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 features a dual 13-megapixel main camera (f/ 2.0 and AF) and 5-megapixel wide-angle (f/2.2) camera on the rear. And on the front, there is an 8-megapixel camera for higher-quality selfies and videos.

Pro: Crystal Clear Audio

The Galaxy Tab S7 has a quad Dolby Atmos speaker set up — which makes the audio on the device feel more immersive.

Pro: Expandable Storage

Along with offering 128GB and 256GB storage options, the storage on the Tab S7 is expandable via microSD.

Pro: Updated Stylus (Included)

The Galaxy Tab S7 has an updated S Pen, which is included with the device. It is the same advanced stylus that comes with the Note 20 Ultra.

The new stylus has a low 9-millisecond latency and is very responsive. And the new stylus also supports air actions so you can wave it around to get the tablet to perform certain tasks.

Pro: Great Battery Life

The Tab S7 features an 8,000 mAh battery. This is a significant bump up from last year’s model.

The Galaxy Tab S7 battery is rated at up to 15 hours of video playback. And the battery also supports 45W fast charging.

Pro: Several Color Options

The Galaxy Tab S7 are available in Mystic Black, Mystic Silver, or Mystic Bronze. The 5G version of the Galaxy Tab S7 is available in Mystic Black only.

Con: Samsung DeX Has Room To Be Improved

The Tab S7 features Samsung DeX so you can switch from an Android tablet to feel more like a laptop. This also gives you more control of the windows of the apps you have open.

DeX has plenty of room to improve compared to tablets based on Windows and iPadOS. The DeX experience can feel clunky at times since many Android apps struggle to adapt to the Samsung DeX interface.

Con: LCD Instead Of OLED

The Samsung Galaxy S7 features an 11-inch LCD rather than an OLED used on its S7+ counterpart. Fortunately, the Tab S7 display has a 120 Hz refresh rate so that it still looks sharp.

Con: Premium Price

If you want to buy a Samsung Galaxy S7, it will not come cheap. The price starts at $649 for the base model.

Pulse 2.0 Score

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 has received a Pulse 2.0 score of 4.5 out of 5. The score would have been higher if the price was more competitive compared to other tablets.