Here with a video i didn’t expect. I would be making and it’s kind of a six month follow up video on the samsung galaxy tab. S7. If you’ve been paying attention to the channel, i recently put out a video on the month follow up on the tab, s7 plus cool great tablet. I, like it a lot, and now i find myself with another tab: s7 you’re, probably sitting there wondering why why idiot did you go buy another one of these when you already have the tab? S7 plus, i actually have a couple of reasons i’m going to talk about them in this video, but long story short. I got it brand new and i paid 91 bucks and that was with the expedited shipping. So we’ll talk about that. I don’t know if the same deals will apply if you’re watching this six months later, but still going to dive in and take a look at this and we’ll talk about the tablet, because it really is pretty good. So before we do that, i do want to say if this is your first time stopping by the channel. I appreciate you being here if you watch my videos all the time, i really appreciate you being here and if you enjoy the video please hit the like and the subscribe button and little notification bell. If you want updates, when new videos come out now, let’s take a look at the samsung galaxy tab s7.
So for the sake of formalities, i’m going to talk about some of the specs real quick. So if you’ve heard this before and you don’t care just tune out for about a minute and then come back, this is the tab. S7. I got the 128 gigabyte storage model. It has expandable sd card storage, you’re good to go in that regard, base model six gigs of ram. You can get it with eight if you pay more, but you also get more storage to go with it. It has an 11 inch tft lcd screen, but it is hdr 10 plus compatible. So you can watch things in like the best and brightest when you watch it on things that are compatible like netflix, and things like that. So there are ways that you can have a really nice experience with this screen. In addition to well hey, it just looks really nice already and i had significant concerns about it in the get go, because when i got my tab, seven plus originally, i opted for the larger tablet and didn’t get this one, almost purely because it had an lcd Screen and not an ammo led like the tab, s6 did so having used one of these and reviewed it before, and then i gave the other one to my son because he wanted a tablet that’s, why i ended up not having a tab. S7 anymore. I had gotten a really good deal on that one too, so this one i actually got through samsung and they’ve got some amazing trading deal stuff going on right now.
This is not a plug for them. I i bought this with my own money. So what i did is i’m trading in a tab s4, because they’re giving me 400 trading credit. This is 649 msrp. They gave me a military discount. They’Ve got all sorts of discounts on there. Now you can check that out. Educator firefighter first responder military stuff like that that takes some more money off of there and then, on top of that they had it on sale for like 150 bucks off so everything’s said and done ten dollars extra for the shipping to expedite this. I got a day sooner i mean, if you’re really worried about shipping, i mean yeah, you can get the expedited shipping. I really didn’t need it, but either way so 91 bucks, i paid out the door for this with trade in i just couldn’t pass it up. So that’s, why i got it and also i really wanted to get this mystic silver version. Originally they had mystic bronze and they had black mystic black. I mean, however, many different shades of black you can have is whatever but mystic black. I really like this color and you’ll know that i love the mystic gray because it’s on my z, flip 5g. So i thought you know what this looks sharp. They didn’t have this when it first came out because samsung’s always screwing us over, like that they come out with whatever their original colors are and then a couple months later, like hey guys, we got the really good looking colors now and i’m.
Just you know a sucker for some silver and gray colors. I went ahead and i got it so because i got it for effectively 91 bucks with trading in the other tablet because they had it in this color and because i’m, just an electronics addict. I went and i bought another one so that’s – why i have it but 11 inch screen lcd technology, 120, hertz refresh rate you get the nice smooth experience with the reduced motion blur it’s perfect for watching videos, especially with the hdr10 plus screen, especially if you’ve got Hdr10 content and it’s perfect for playing video games, so there’s a lot of cool stuff there, eight megapixel camera on the front, which is actually nice because it’s on the top here. So, if you’re ever using this for like duo, calls and zoom and stuff like that, you’ll see it there it’s not up here, which i really don’t, like that a lot of times when you’re, using a tablet like in tablet mode you’re holding it you’ve, got it On the keyboard, you don’t want the camera to be on the top side of the screen way up over. Here you want it to be up top, so that was at least thoughtful on their part. Hang ups, i still have today with this tablet, the s pen. I don’t really care for it. I still prefer the one on the tab: f6 it’s more thin, this one’s more rounded. It has the one flat side on it.
The way this thing is ergonomically. I always accidentally hit this stupid button on here and i’m. Always erasing things i’m, always messing stuff up i’m, always getting a little warning that pops up. So i don’t like that, but it does attach to different places. You can attach it on the right side. You can attach it on the left side. You can attach it on the back. You can also put it over here, but none of those places is it really super secure. It comes off very very easily. If you don’t have the case that covers this up, it can be very frustrating. So i don’t like the way they designed it, although it can be convenient, sometimes when you’re laying in bed and you don’t want to hold on to it. But you don’t want to put it on the back. You can put it on the side. That’S kind of a workaround that’s great that they did that, but it’s also i’m, not a big fan. The other thing i don’t like is they don’t include any additional tips to go with the s pen, whether you call them nibs tips, whatever they ain’t in here, and it doesn’t have the tools, so you can replace them either, even though they are replaceable. So i don’t like that, but fully functional air gestures, all that great stuff, you can do it. This is good for productivity stuff. The larger s7 plus model is arguably better for multitasking and productivity stuff, but this one is just as capable it has the same.
Qualcomm snapdragon, 865 plus, and then you get the six gigabytes of ram, which i really feel like. They should have put more and if they’re putting 12 gigabytes in the node they’re putting 12 gigabytes in the s21 ultra baseline storage. Why are they putting six in here with all of this extra space it’s like ridiculous and then there’s? Only an eight thousand milliamp battery in here my s21 ultra has a five thousand milliamp battery my s20 ultra that i had had a five thousand milliamp battery. My note 20 ultra had a 4500 milliamp battery. Why is this gigantic thing? Only have eight thousand milliamps it doesn’t, particularly last forever it’s. Okay, it will get you through pretty much whatever you need it to, but i find myself with this and the s7 plus. More often than not having to put it on the charger after i’ve been using it for a little while. So i don’t like the battery life it’s, okay, and for the power that you get and the level of performance and the productivity you get it’s perfectly fine. You’Re gon na be able to use it for most of the day. It should be okay, but yeah it’s, one of those ones where, when you get done using it, you’re gon na have to put it on the charger that evening or if you use it. That night put on the charger before you get ready to go to bed so that way, it’s ready for the next day physical fingerprint sensor over here on the side.
This is different than the s7 plus, which has it underneath the screen. But you can see here that it does work pretty quick, no real issues with it at all. So you have that you also have facial, unlocking technology, and you can use this with one hand. If you’ve got large enough hands, i don’t have the largest hands in the world, so i really can’t do this with the tab s7 plus, but i can stretch them out there a little bit and hold on to this one and use it. One handed performance, it’s great it’s, got one ui 3.1 it’s got dex it’s got wireless deck support. You can use a keyboard if you’ve got one the keyboard. The best one in my opinion is probably still the samsung one, even though it costs an arm and a leg it’s totally not worth the price. The keyboard is not as good as the price tag. I just don’t know of a lot else out there. That gives you the connection with the pins on the bottom, so you also get the folio cover experience and also i really like on the back, how it covers up this area so that it keeps your s pen secured in place because it will fall off. You will lose it, you will knock it off, it will fall on the crevice of your couch. It will fall under your bed, it will go everywhere. You don’t want it to so having the ability to kind of cover that up really.
I like that feature. A lot so taking a look at this now six months later, is it worth it? Well, it was totally worth 91 absolutely if you can avoid it. Don’T pay full retail for this tablet and samsung makes it pretty much impossible to ever do that they do have lte models. You can get those through some of the carriers. If you can get one that way, you want an lte. You want to finance it. You can do that, but i think it’s a really good tablet. I use mine every day. I use the tab s7 plus i’m, using this some now, because i bought it and i’m trying to make myself use it because you know i already have the tab. S7. Plus, but i really like it from a handheld perspective, this is much more enjoyable for me a lot of times. I use the tablet as i’m laying down at night, i did have hang ups with the tab, seven plus and the overall size. I made videos about it: i’ve talked about it, i’ve been ridiculed for it whatever i knew it was big when i bought it, but really a lot of that was just a highlight to show people it’s a really gigantic tablet because of the 16 by 10 aspect Ratio – and it makes it super tall – this one is not so bad when you’re like laying down in bed and using it, but the tab.
Seven plus is like a monster when you’re trying to do it in heaven help you, if you smack it on your face. When you’re laying in bed, because it will hurt a lot – i know this from experience, so you can do everything you want with this. You’Ve got the cameras the 13 and the 5 megapixel on the back. You can do your portrait shots, you can shoot video with it. You’Ve got the 8 megapixel in the front. It’S great for zoom stuff, it’s great for duo calls i’ve used it for a lot over the last six months as i’ve been working from home. This is a nice companion, especially if you have a samsung phone, because then you can connect it across that you can answer your phone calls on here. You can reply a text messages on here and if i didn’t talk about it enough earlier, i love the 120 hertz display rate on here. So you get the super fast refresh rate which reduces the motion blur. It makes the page flipping really nice and it makes for a really smooth experience, especially on things with instagram pinterest, where you’re scrolling all the time. It reduces that blur to where you can actually see stuff and it seems almost a little slower because it’s refreshing so fast and if you like to play games, this is really really ideal, especially if you’ve got the controller. If you’ve got the controller with it.
In the in the combo – and you can use your xbox game pass ultimate and you can stream the cloud games on here and use this as like. A portable xbox and it’s super it’s super thin, it’s, really thin and it’s reasonably light it’s very, very well balanced. It’S got this nice metal frame on here. It feels super premium. I like it a lot, and i liked it so much. I bought another one and i really like this mystic silver color, which is really exceptional. I think that it stands out. I think that it looks really nice and there’s really nothing like it out in the android world like when you look at tablets, you’ve got the ipads you’ve got the samsung galaxy tabs, i’ve reviewed other tablets. This year, i’ve checked out some lenovos i’ve checked out some tcls i’ve checked out some other stuff and there’s, just nothing quite like it, and i do feel a little bit like samsung realizes that and they don’t kind of push themselves to get on the same level As ipad as far as like their ecosphere and as far as their levels of connectivity and compatibility and also their features, that’s kind of where you miss things with samsung tablets, you get the best hardware. You get amazing hardware: the snapdragon 865 plus super powerful quad hd plus resolution 120 hertz refresh rate. It comes with the s pen. I mean there are a lot of compelling reasons to get this over an ipad pro and you can even do stuff like video editing.
You can edit pictures there’s. You can do pretty much whatever you want on here, especially with dex, especially if you get the keyboard it’s, a great laptop substitute or alternative. You can do pretty much whatever with this. So they’ve done a lot of good things here, but you still don’t have quite the level of optimization with the apps specifically for tablets or dex mode, and you lose out on some other stuff like it’s, just not as well built out as ios. But if you have one of these it’s, probably because you don’t care for ios or the ipad os that’s on the ipads, you probably like samsung stuff, you probably like android, stuff and that’s kind of the boat. That i’m in. I prefer using this over an ipad. Ipads to me feel boring. They feel just like the phone, so i don’t really ever find myself using it. I just prefer to use the phone. This still feels like a tablet, even in the android world, if you like tablets, this to me, is probably the best one for most people to buy. You get the 11 inch screen. It does everything you need it to it’s, just as powerful and on the same level as the s7 plus it costs less money. You can get some really good specials and deals on it. You get the s. Pen it’s got everything you could ask for. So i think that this is the best tablet for most people, especially if you want to get a productivity based tablet.
If you want to get something just for watching netflix and just for doing some casual stuff, buy the s6 light or wait till the s7 light comes out later this year, i think that’s going to be a really good one. I covered the s6 light at nauseum, made lots of videos, lots of comparisons and it’s such a good tablet. Even now, and you can find good deals on those too and that’s the thing with samsung – you can pretty much always find deals just look around and you don’t have to look hard. So if you want something that’s more powerful, you want to be able to do some productivity based stuff. You really want to have the seamless experience, the speed and the power this guy right here is an amazing tablet. They’Ve done a really good job with it, and i hope that the ecosphere, i hope that the os and the user interface that they work with with the one ui. I hope it continues to evolve. So we get more and more features more and more connectivity and more and more handoff and like real ecosphere level, stuff kind of like ipad and the iphone, but in the samsung world that’s like the next leap that i’m hoping that samsung takes. I hope one ui gets us there, because i think it’s really good, and this right here is definitely the best that samsung has made so far, and by this i mean this and the s7 plus and if you’re worried about the amoled and the s7 plus the Lcd here don’t, i was worried about it.
I convinced myself not to get the smaller tablet and i’m glad. I have the big one for a lot of the productivity stuff that i do, especially for all the thumbnails and stuff, for whatever reason like i use canva, the interface is different. It doesn’t work and run exactly the same on here. It looks different the options and stuff are not in the same place drives me crazy and that comes down to that uniformity, stuff that i was talking about so, but as far as capabilities and performance, identical to the seven plus and it’s a really good experience. So that’s all i’ve got on my six month follow up on the tab. S7 from samsung. I think it’s a fantastic tablet. I think, if you’re in the market, to get one if you’re interested, if this is something that you like, i don’t think you’ll be disappointed. Get one on sale find one where you can save some money and you’ll have a perfectly good tablet for years and then also the other reason i got. This is because i’m going to trade it in when the tab s 8 comes out later on this year and then i’ll save a ton of money on that and that’s another nice thing with samsung. They give you tons of money for their products whenever you trade them in later. So i got this one super cheap, it’ll save me money later and it’s going to be fun to play with now plus it’s, an extra room for my wife and kids to use.
If they want to so that’s all i’ve got. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them down.