Refining The Android Tablet Experience
HWM Singapore|November 2020
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+
Liu Hongzuo

With Google abandoning tablet development and cancelling its future tablet releases, any Android device maker will have to rely on their wits to create suitable workarounds and tools for the operating system to reimagine a coherent, seamless tablet for work and play. Enter the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+, which is the amalgamation of Android 10 on a tablet with Samsung’s iterative software for productivity and personal use.

In essence, Samsung opted to hard-sell the Galaxy Tab S7+ productivity features. Beneath this 5G-ready tablet is one of the latest flagship-tier processors, a massive five-figure 10,090mAh battery capacity, plus a stunning 120Hz Super AMOLED display paired with four AKG-tuned speakers. The display isn’t just for looks, as it also has an in-display fingerprint sensor. The included S Pen got a huge latency reduction to 9ms for better response times. Multi-Active Window now supports three apps, instead of just two. Samsung Dex now works wirelessly with a Samsung smart TV.

AT A GLANCE

PROCESSOR Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+

DISPLAY 12.4-inch, 2,800 x 1,752 pixels resolution, Super AMOLED, 120Hz refresh rate

BATTERY 10,090mAh, 45W Super Fast Charging

STORAGE 256GB internal, microSD up to 1TB

PRICE $1,598

The Tab S7+ is undoubtedly premium even at first glance with a metallic finish on the rear, wrapped in an aluminium rim, and a uniform bezel around the display. It’s an industrial look with a modern stylisation that feels a lot more professional and sleek than Samsung tablets of old, which had rounded edges and curves. What we liked most was how Samsung took the effort to make Tab S7+’s antenna lines pleasant yet generous. At 5.7mm in thickness, it’s just as slim as the previous Tab S6. The Tab S7+has considerable heft at 575g, thanks to the larger 12.4-inch display, which is a first for Samsung’s tablet lineup. It’s still lighter than the 12.9inch iPad Pro (2020) by about 68g.

The display feels sharp and smooth despite its sub-300 PPI pixel density, largely due to the 120Hz refresh rate that makes for fluid scrolling and viewing. Tab S7+’s colour temperature is not overly saturated, and it was equally proficient in playing dark, gritty shows off Netflix or 1,440p @ 60 FPS music videos off YouTube.

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