Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 vs. iPad 2

We answer your questions about browsing, book reading, accessories and a few other aspects of the Galaxy Tab 7.7.

Here we are once again with a reader/viewer generated article and video for our audience, all based on the questions and feedback on things you’d like to see demonstrated or shown on the soon-to-be-released Galaxy Tab 7.7, to see more on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 click on this link above.

We fielded questions from our Facebook page,  Google+ Page and of course our YouTube channel, and came up with 5 short videos on various aspects of the Galaxy Tab 7.7.

As we did on the Prime, these are unscripted, off-the-cuff segments to showcase the things that you said you’d like to see. Thanks for the feedback as always and it’s a lot of fun to respond directly to your comments.

If you haven’t already seen the other articles and videos on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 you can find them here:

For the detailed first look article of the Galaxy Tab 7.7, CLICK HERE. For the ebook demonstration of the Galaxy Tab 7.7, CLICK HERE, and for the segment where we take a look at the Galaxy Tab  7.7 while multitasking just CLICK HERE.

This first one was in response to questions about the browser capability. We pitted the 7.7 against the iPad 2 to see how the browser worked in an online environment rich with video and image content, so what better place than our own site?

Overall the browser on the Galaxy Tab 7.7 worked very well. It sometimes took a just little longer to load a page but hardly worth the fuss really, and really that may have been a connection issue as both devices were sharing the same wireless network.

We did find that the embedded flash video took longer to load on the 7.7 than the YouTube player on the iPad 2 again that could have been the interent connection or the fact that it’s running Flash. The next major difference was the playback on each device. Pressing play in the flash player on the 7.7 started the video right away. However on the iPad 2, you had to “load” the player then press play again on the YouTube player, so a little more clunky to play content within that environment.

Pinch and zoom, scrolling and moving around the screen was smooth and very responsive on the 7.7 and generally speaking, the experience was a pleasant one.

Rather than me tell you all about it in written word, let’s have a look at the Galaxy Tab 7.7 and iPad 2 side by side:

 

What did you think of the comparison, and does it sway you to either product? Feel free to leave your comments below; we read every one of them. :-)

For those of you who have yet to see and read the other articles on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 can do so here:

For the detailed first look article of the Galaxy Tab 7.7, CLICK HERE. For the ebook demonstration of the Galaxy Tab 7.7, CLICK HERE, and for the segment where we take a look at the Galaxy Tab  7.7 while multitasking just CLICK HERE.

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Comments

  1. Vicent says:

    What is the most important for me in this comparison is: PRICE.

    How much will Galaxy Tab 7.7 cost??

  2. Nomi says:

    Where are the other videos? I can only see the original one, and the one about the browser. I’m particularly interested in ebook reading, because for me the main purpose of a tab (at the moment) is to replace my ebook reader.

    • Ritchie says:

      Hi Nomi,
      We have a whole bunch that are currently being edited and hopefully we’ll have another one up real soon! As an ebook reader it is great because of the weight and one-hand holding that you can’t really do with larger tablets.
      Thanks and we’ll be posting an update here when the next video is up – you can also subscribe to our YouTube channel to get alerted. http://www.youtube.com/ritchiesroomtv.

  3. Bry says:

    Does SGT 7.7 have voice call capability?

    • Ritchie says:

      Hey Bry,
      It does have a speaker to put the tablet against your ear, but given the model we saw was only Wi-Fi, phone calls would need to be made via Skype or other internet-enabled phone call services.

  4. Gregg says:

    I’m so waiting for this! I hate 10 inch tablets – they are way to heavy to hold in one hand for any lenght of time. Anyone who is a aivd reader knows well the difference this makes. Try holding a hardback book in one hand and then a paperback. You won’t be holding the hardback for long! Another observation – when compared to the 7.7 the bezel on the iPad2 looks gigantic!

    • Ritchie says:

      Hey Gregg,
      You are right, and I think this is one reason that the 7 inch tablet category will have legs. It needs products that take advantage of the smaller screen and show the equivalent reduction in weight and all dimensions – and this is what the 7.7 does better than any other small screen alternative.
      Thanks for your comment!
      Ritchie