Review of the tablet Samsung Galaxy Tab S7, S7
And, the execution of tasks and various tasks takes on a whole new level. in terms of features, convenience, as well as performance. In our review, we have highlighted the advantages of the updated lineup, drawing the attention of potential buyers to the peculiarities of owning and using the device. The information provided in the article will be helpful in comparing the tablet with counterparts from other manufacturers.
Until relatively recently, tablets, for the most part, were seen as a kind of additional device and a compact gadget that is easy to take with you. As a kind of alternative to the computer. But clearly falls short in many ways. Fully using the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 for a long time, you begin to catch yourself thinking that using the keyboard, as well as useful software, a lot of tasks can be easily “closed” with the help of this analogue. Very productive and incredibly comfortable.
Power is one of the key parameters in modern tablets. Especially for those who plan to run and use software that is demanding on resources. Is it possible to replace the computer with such a tablet?? The question is ambiguous. We will not “sing the praises” even a high-quality and productive device, and note the following. Every year Samsung makes its tablets more convenient, better quality, more powerful. It is very comfortable to use them. The tactile sensation, functionality, durability, reliability and ergonomics. at a level.
However, for a person who is used to working with a laptop, you can not “move” to a tablet in a day or two. Even such a modern. So it is a matter of habit. The device is rather worth considering for those who have experience with such devices. The 11 or 12.4 inch screen is great for both consuming and creating content. Any type. All the way down to music and pictures. The smoothness of everything (menus, animation, page turning, browser effects) is also remarkable. This is largely due to the high refresh rate of 120 Hz. But that’s not all.
There is an automatic hardware frequency adjustment for the displayed content. In games, it will be the same, but for static images is different. There is also a place for health care. the screens are made with low-level blue emission, which reduces fatigue during long hours of use. For a full “immersion” in the high quality and rich sound is worth connecting headphones Galaxy Buds Pro or a third-party analog. Not all content is easy to control with your fingers. Then it is worth to use the branded pen (stylus). S Pen.
Design, dimensions, controls
The tablet comes in three colors. black, silver and gold. I like the silver, the color looks familiar to the tablet, and it’s not stained.
The body is very thin, 7.5 mm, and this can be felt in the hands. For example, in Tab S5e the body is even thinner, about 5.5 mm. But also 7.5 mm is not much. Do not cut into the hand, the tablet can be comfortably held in one hand. The weight of the tablet is typical for such devices. 469 grams.
The back panel is made of aluminum, at the top, where the main camera is located, there is a plastic insert, it is clearly visible.
On the right side is a power button, and here. a pair of volume keys. In the LTE version here is also a slot for a SIM card (nanoSIM) and microSD card. In the regular Wi-Fi version, this slot is only for the memory card.
The bottom edge of the device is occupied by the USB Type C connector (1.0, USB 2.0), it is flanked by two speakers. They are quite vocal, but no immersion effect does not create, comparing the tablet to the same Tab S5e, where there are four speakers, you see the difference. On the top end is the connector 3.5 mm headphone jack, which is a big plus because many models have given up this jack, which I think is a stupid decision.
The tablet build quality is five-plus, no details to complain about. Nice industrial design, but without the highlight, except for the thickness of the body, which is already a lot for today’s market.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S Simple Cover and Book Cover
For those who can’t imagine using a tablet without extra protection, Samsung offers two kinds of branded covers: Galaxy Tab S Simple Cover for 39 and Galaxy Tab S Book Cover for 59.
The accessories are available in different colors and differ from each other besides the price by the fact that the Simple Cover covers only the screen, and the Book Cover completely covers the body and in addition allows you to tilt the tablet at three different angles. The fixation on the tablet is done with those very round holes on the back.
Features Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 12.4” Wi-Fi 4/64Gb Silver (SM-T733NZSASEK)
RAM. Fast computer memory designed for recording, storing and reading information as it is processed.
The internal storage capacity of the device to store the user’s personal information, various applications and files. Declared capacity may not match the actual memory, t.к. Part of it is occupied by the system information.
Ability to increase the internal memory of the device via a memory card. It allows you to store even more information and personal files.
Enabling and using the “Second Screen” function on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 tablet
After updating your tablet to Android 11, a “Second Screen” button will appear in the list of action buttons in the notification area, and it is this button that allows you to connect your tablet as a second monitor.
The function requires your laptop or computer to have a Wi-Fi adapter turned on, as it uses wireless connectivity. You do not need to have a Wi-Fi router or internet connection.
- Press the “Second screen” button, the tablet will display a description of the function and how to activate it. Here you can select two connection modes: faster (for drawing/games) or smoother (for videos).
- On the computer or laptop press the key WinK (Win. key with the Windows logo, K. Latin). A panel with available wireless displays will appear, select your tablet from the list.
- After a short time the connection will be established, the tablet will be defined as a second monitor, the default mode is “Extend these screens”, that is, one screen is an extension of the other, and they can contain different windows.
- Also, a notification will appear in the Windows 10 notification area, prompting you to enable keyboard and mouse input on the tablet. There will be a panel at the top of the main screen that allows you to disconnect from your wireless display.
In fact, the whole connection process ends there: you can use, and if you need to configure the work of two monitors just go into the screen settings of Windows 10. here you can change the location of the screens relative to each other, select the mode of operation.
My observations after a short period of testing:
- Works fast, image quality is good, interface elements are readable and without noticeable artifacts. Videos are ok, lags are present but not very bad. I have not experimented with games.
- After connecting the tablet as a second monitor, the sound starts coming out through its speakers. To change this, go into your Windows 10 audio settings and change the playback device.
- Input from the computer keyboard and mouse, as well as from the tablet’s touch screen and keyboard case works fine.
- When I try to draw something with the stylus in Photoshop on the tablet screen, nothing. I may have missed something (I did not draw with pen input before). At the same time, I clicked the interface elements with the S-Pen without any problems. After trying to draw, for some reason the mouse pointer is no longer displayed over the windows of Photoshop before restarting the program.
As a result, I think for owners of the Galaxy Tab S7 feature can be useful, especially if you need to display some separate content on a separate screen: it is definitely suitable for chats, quotes, perhaps some other mostly static information. About the display of content that requires a fast response and no lags completely not sure. On a related topic, but also applies to smartphones: How to use “Windows Connectivity” on the Samsung Galaxy.
Which Samsung tablet to choose?
When choosing, consider the following features:
- RAM and internal memory;
- the presence of 3g or 4g module;
- Type and size of the screen;
- SIM card availability;
- battery capacity;
- body material;
Depending on the purpose and expected results, choose the best option. If you need a tablet for work or entertainment with support for complex applications, buy a powerful device with advanced functionality and a 10-12 inch screen. To communicate in social networks or surf the Internet will be good budget mini tablet with a 7-8 inch display.
The problems during operation
The tablet does not see the SIM-card; You need to check its functionality on another device, if everything is fine the problem is in the modules. take it to the repair shop. If not, you most likely cut the SIM card incorrectly or took it out of the plastic improperly. 2. The tablet becomes very warm; The operating system may not work properly, reset to factory settings. all these settings will be erased. In general the heating during the operation is a common hardware phenomenon.
It doesn’t turn on / doesn’t charge / doesn’t connect to PC;
Immediately bring the device to certified repair centers.
The tablet does not see external devices, for example;
All because this model does not support host mode at the hardware level.
The review article has come to a logical end now we recommend that you watch a detailed Samsung Galaxy tab tablet video on testing and review.
Connecting the tablet as a removable drive
You need to connect the tablet as a removable disk? It is possible.
Many Android Galaxy Tab users get extremely frustrated because after trying to transfer all sorts of files from their PC to their tablet, they fail. Usually their main problem is the simple lack of a clear way to mount and use the tablet as a removable disk.
Below we will try to briefly describe in simple and clear language the whole process.