Officially announced at Samsung’s Unpacked event, viewers were treated to a first-look at Samsung’s line-up with the Galaxy Note20, Galaxy Watch3 and, of course, the Galaxy Tab S7+ (nothing on a new Flip phone). Judging by the buzz, the Galaxy Tab S7+ is touted as “the Android contender to the iPad”. So how does it hold up? Let us count the ways.
The tablet is an 12.4-inch QHD display (there’s a bigger option of 12.4-inch if you go with the Tab S7 Plus) with a 120Hz refresh rate; images shown in its AMOLED display are breathtaking. From playing videos to drafting an e-mail, One of the best chipset sits in as the device’s beating heart—a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865—performance par excellence.
It’s expensive, yes. But it is a cheaper alternative to the iPad. Battery life is a step up from the last model. With an 10,090 mAh battery, the tablet can operate up to 15 hours of video playback. Expect 5G connectivity and Dolby Atmos quad speaker system. There are two cameras—one front, one at the rear. We’ve used the S7+ for both work and leisure and performance-wise, not too shabby. The tablet comes with its own low-latency stylus—the S Pen—that is a boon if I ever needed to annotate or just add moustaches to random celebrity images.
And there is a flaw—a dimming of this tech jewel. Where the stylus—an S Pen—is kept (next to the camera), the position makes for a poor design. When the stylus rest within its magnetic depression, the S Pen isn’t flushed with the tablet’s back so there’s always that minuscule protrusion.
Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S7+ retails from SGD1,598 and is available through selected telcos like M1, Singtel and StarHub; major consumer electronics & IT stores; Samsung Experience Stores, Samsung Online Store; Samsung Official Store in Lazada and Shopee, Takashimaya Departmental Store and KrisShop.