Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE Full Review and Ratings: Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE review: Feature-rich and just might replace your laptop | Laptops-pc Reviews

My experience with tablets has mostly been limited to apple ipads and the samsung galaxy tab s7 fe was one of the first android tabs I spent a lot of time with and it did not disappoint. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE essentially gives you most of the premium features we’ve seen in the company’s Tab S7 series, but at an affordable price (our 6GB/128GB review unit is ₹50,999). /p>

the galaxy tab s7 fe comes in several size options so you can choose the one that fits your budget. There is the base 4GB/64GB variant which is priced at ₹46,999 and the 6GB/128GB version. Both variants support LTE (4G) for data and calls, and the internal storage can be expanded to 1TB with a microSD card.

The samsung galaxy tab s7 fe looks quite elegant with its flat edges. The layout of this is similar to what we’ve seen on the galaxy tab s7 and galaxy tab s7+, and overall these tabs seem to have been “inspired” by what apple has done with their ipad pro devices. The Galaxy Tab S7 FE has an all-metal body that has a nice, premium feel and is available in colors like Mystic Silver, Mystic Black, Mystic Pink, and Mystic Green. the tab looks sturdy overall and is a bit heavier which makes it a bit cumbersome to hold for long periods of use.

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there is no headphone jack on the galaxy tab s7 fe, the power and volume buttons are on one end while the sim tray (which can hold a nano-sim and microsd card) is on the other side on the edge right side of the tablet when held horizontally.

there are two akg tuned speakers placed at two ends of the left edge (when held horizontally), when in landscape mode these speakers end up being at the bottom to give you that feeling of left and right stereo sound and they come with dolby atmos support The Galaxy Tab S7 FE has a USB Type-C port for charging and there are contact pins and grooves on the edges to attach the tab to the keyboard case.

You get a 12.4-inch (when measured diagonally) LCD screen with a 16:10 aspect ratio and a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. The more expensive Galaxy Tab S7+ has the same size screen, but it’s AMOLED and comes with a higher resolution. the refresh rate on the galaxy tab s7 fe is a standard 60hz which many may find disappointing, but we had no real issues given our use case. the bezels around it are a bit thick, but the screen is bright with good contrast levels.

one of the nice things about the galaxy tab s7 fe is the placement of the front camera. when in landscape mode, the camera sits at the top of the screen, as it should. this makes it much easier to access it during video calls. Furthermore, this feature is missing from Apple iPads. Samsung has also left out the fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy Tab S7 Fe, which we think it shouldn’t have done. Since the facial recognition in the tab is a bit slow, Samsung should have been smarter than leaving it out.

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the galaxy tab s7 fe comes with the s-pen, and one that’s much bigger than the one you get with samsung smartphones, obviously. the s-pen can be magnetically attached to the side of the tablet, or it can also be placed on the back near the camera module. In addition to this, there is the optional book cover keyboard case that can be purchased separately for this tab for ₹14,999. If you plan to use the galaxy tab s7 fe as a replacement for your laptop, then the keyboard is something you should consider.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G and works only on 4G (LTE) cellular networks, even though the same chip supports 5G network in smartphones. The Galaxy S7 Fe Tab can also be used to make phone calls. Other connectivity features of this tablet include Bluetooth 5, dual-band Wi-Fi AC, etc. The Galaxy Tab S7 FE has a 10,090mAh battery under the hood with 45W fast charging support, though the Tab ships with a 15W charger only.

The Galaxy Tab S7 FE runs Samsung’s OneUI 3.1 and is based on Android 11. So the experience you get on the Tab is very similar to what you’d get on any new Galaxy smartphone, only you experience it on a bigger screen. you can open up to three apps at once in split screen mode, but the procedure for this is a bit, ummm, complicated. you launch the first app and then open the other two via the edge panel, which is a floating carousel of shortcuts. you need to fill in the border panel manually and you can also set combinations of apps you want to open together. this works fine, but you need to configure it first.

when it comes to accessories on the galaxy tab s7 fe, we found ourselves using the keyboard and s-pen quite heavily. i used the s pen a lot to take notes during meetings, like i do with the apple pencil and my ipad. Since the screen in the tab is big enough, you can keep the zoom and notes app open simultaneously to make your work easier (thanks to samsung dex).

the keyboard is quite comfortable to use, the keys are well spaced, if a bit noisy. however, the keys aren’t backlit, so this could be an issue if you intend to use the Tab in darker or dimmer environments. and there’s no touchpad either, so you have to reach for the screen every time you need to do something. I could easily do a whole day’s work on the galaxy tab s7 fe without much trouble, and my day job includes a lot of typing, social media, browsing, checking and writing emails, and even a bit of editing. photo editing was a bit unwieldy without a trackpad. the keyboard case for the samsung galaxy s7 tab+ had a touchpad, so it’s quite strange that samsung left it out for the galaxy tab s7 fe.

samsung dex makes using the tab very easy, but it is not without its problems. we’re faced with apps relaunching in the same window when multiple apps are open and you’re moving between them. sometimes we also lost some apps when we went out of dex mode and back in.

Now, I’m not a gamer. the only game i tried on the galaxy tab s7 fe was sky children of light. but the game is absolutely horrendous on android compared to how flawless and smooth it is on ipad and even iphone so i barely played it. however, during my brief stint in the game, the tab got a bit warm. the galaxy tab s7 fe was a delight when it came to viewing content, the big screen worked well.

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The galaxy tab s7 fe’s 5-megapixel front-facing camera is decent enough for video calls, and the 8-megapixel camera on the back is about average. samsung should have included a led flash on the back to help better scan documents in low light.

battery life on the galaxy tab s7 fe was quite impressive and despite using that battery consuming chrome I was still able to work a whole day and then some.

should you buy it?

the galaxy tab s7 fe with s-pen and lte support is not a bad option to consider at this price. If you add the ₹14,999 keyboard, what you’ll pay for this tab is about what you’d pay for an 8th generation iPad with the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard. now, the ecosystem you’re used to is what will be the final deciding factor.

however, the absence of the fingerprint scanner, slow facial recognition, the lack of a headphone jack, the lack of an led flash, a refresh rate of only 60hz, etc., can be a problem for some people.

overall though the galaxy tab s7 fe delivers and if you’re ok with working with certain android limitations when it comes to offering what pc/laptop feature tabs can offer then this is a good tab to consider.

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