Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE review: You can stop searching or it can be the Android tab of your laptop

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We say every year. There is still no change. Where is the Android tablet, Forget the actual Apple iPad competitors in the high-end price range. But for people who want powerful entertainment and gaming equipment, this is a more affordable option that can double as a working machine with a keyboard. At least to some extent, in terms of performance.

Samsung seems to be the only brand that still holds the position of the Android tablet bastion, and its position quickly surpassed the various Apple iPad alternatives. Last year's Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ and Galaxy Tab S7 did manage to make everything as close to Android as possible. This time, in addition to the time-tested formula, there is another formula. Depending on how much you want to spend, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE offers plenty of options to let you own it.

A quick check on the price before we start to clarify the experience, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE is available in two variants in India. The Galaxy Tab S7 FE with 4GB RAM + 64GB storage option is priced at Rs 46,999, while the higher specification 6GB RAM + 128GB is priced at Rs 50,999.

Where is it now in the Galaxy Tab S7 series? A quick check of the current market price shows that the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 6GB + 128GB version with an 11-inch display is priced at approximately Rs 63,999. For 6GB + 128GB devices, the larger Galaxy Tab S7+ is priced at around Rs 79,000.

Galaxy Tab S7 FE undoubtedly weakened the entry price of this top Android tablet product line. Due to the same naming scheme as the Galaxy Tab S7, you can imagine that the Galaxy Tab S7 FE will also be equipped with an 11-inch display. But this is not the case. It has a 12.4-inch screen, much like the Galaxy Tab S7+. If you want, you can think of it as Galaxy Tab S7+ FE.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE review


It's hard not to stick to the monitor and appreciate the space available on this large 12.4-inch screen. However, this is where most of the similarities are with the Galaxy Tab S7+. Galaxy Tab S7 FE uses a standard LCD display instead of AMOLED, with a slightly lower resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels.

The scale is matched, but of course the accountant will step in at some point to control the cost of the entire task. Nevertheless, judging from the various experiences I have experienced in video calls, reading, web browsing, editing photos, streaming videos on Netflix, and some real-time cricket streaming on Sony Liv, this screen is on the list Tick it, and it didn't really fail. Any point. As long as you focus more on experience, don’t reserve options based on specific forms in advance.

It is so bright that I often have to manually lower the indicator light by one level. This is not an HDR screen, but it’s not far from the time I spent watching Sick Note on Netflix and Clarkson Farm on Amazon Prime. The ability to distinguish colors helps, and so does richness. The same is true for the ability to keep video content well-lit and have good depth.

We have determined that the similarity between Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE and Galaxy Tab S7+ may lie in the display size. But there will be more in terms of design. But what is certain is that there are obvious differences between the power packs available for the two tablets. Galaxy Tab S7 FE is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G chip to make your experience even better.

There is no tilt in itself, but you should not expect Snapdragon 865G type performance. To be fair, you would not think that it is not enough unless you expect it to exceed its weight. I opened more than a dozen tabs in Microsoft Edge for Android, Google Meet calls, Microsoft Office document work and virtual chase, and then switched to Spotify for music streaming and Edge Tab 2x, but Galaxy Tab S7 FE did not feel the load. It just didn't have any tension, and the agility of application switching and loading Twitter at the time was impressive.

Please note that on such a large monitor it will immediately cause a slight stuttering, but I have nothing to report in this regard. Galaxy Tab S7 FE has been moving forward, you have nothing to complain about.

You must be wondering how it compares to the Apple iPad Air at Rs 56,00. The problem is that the A14 Bionic chip that powers the iPad Air is completely different in terms of performance.

But, I think you are considering using the Galaxy Tab S7 FE because you want something running Android and not an iPad with iPadOS. In the Android ecosystem, I really did not see any competition with the Galaxy Tab S7 FE, especially at this price point, without such a large screen size and notebook versatility.

Even so, I still recommend spending a little more money here to purchase the 6GB RAM option, which provides a lot of space for better performance and longevity. For those who like creativity, the S-Pen included in the package really adds value.

I also did not notice that the rear panel gets hot every time a different use case is used. In fact, keeping warm also has a positive effect on battery life. Its battery size is similar to its more expensive counterpart, which is equipped with a 10900mAh battery. I have repeatedly noticed that when set to a lower brightness setting, the display provides more power than the Galaxy Tab S7+.

These may be differences in the number of pixels required for display technology and power supply, but overall, you may spend an hour or more in comparison. Galaxy Tab S7 FE supports 45-watt fast charging, which is a bit troublesome. Samsung only included a 15-watt charger in the box. For productivity tools, it cannot get the best experience from the capacity it uses.

When using the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ last year, I noticed how Samsung continued to make these subtle adjustments to improve One UI. The same story continues here. I often complain that the One user interface of Samsung Galaxy phones is flexible, elongated on the flat panel display, and the icons look too big.

Samsung listened to my complaints (I guess they listened to my voice and hope to get some credit for it!) and the updated One UI running on the Galaxy Tab S7 FE now has more grid display settings options, allowing display Each icon. Stay close to other content on the home screen and application drawer. When you long press the home screen and click "Settings", the "8X5" option makes a big difference. Everything suddenly got better.

Part of the party is still the productivity model, called DeX. Samsung is doing what Google should have done for tablets years ago. If you have purchased a keyboard, please snap it to the keyboard or connect it to a larger display with HDMI, then the DX mode can be activated automatically. It attempts to replicate the desktop interface we are familiar with, and is inspired by the Windows PC we have used for many years.

Equipped with start button, desktop and taskbar. All your Android applications, whether you like it or not, are presented in a desktop style. This is useful if you want to record, send emails, and switch between cloud storage and virtual communication with your team. Samsung has done a good job with DeX. You can also create a desktop with icons and more. You will see the desktop every time you log in to DeX. If you want DeX as a quick solution for going to work and going out during the day, that’s great, it’s great, it’s a standard Android interface for building games and casual apps.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE has just inherited the beauty of the family. It is basically the same as the Galaxy Tab S7+ in terms of design, size, overall look and feel. Except that the Galaxy Tab S7 FE is a bit thicker, 6.3 mm instead of 5.7 mm. It is still thinner than the 8.1 mm thick Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, for reference only. One obvious change is that although the Galaxy Tab S7+ has a smooth black stripe on the camera module, the Galaxy Tab S7 FE does not add this element. You can have two colors, mysterious black and mysterious silver.

To be honest, it looks beautiful when it is placed on your workstation, bedside table or coffee table. This is largely related to the design of the tablet, which looks great. Please note that this will capture a lot of fingerprints back and forth, which is very annoying.

I thought Samsung would keep the same keyboard cover as the Galaxy Tab S7+, called Book Cover Keyboard, but the feel of the Galaxy Tab S7 FE is completely different. Unlike people who have a touchpad on the keyboard, the new version of the Galaxy Tab S7 FE is just a keyboard. The rest of the time, you have a touch screen. This is a bit like Apple’s smart keyboard, followed by the iPad Pro and iPad Air series (this keyboard does not have a trackpad) and the Magic Keyboard (it also has a trackpad).

Except Samsung did the opposite. Instead, cancel the touchpad afterwards. I like the trackpad. When I checked the Galaxy Tab S7+ and found that the keyboard is multi-functional, I have clearly expressed my feelings. To be fair, there are no complaints about the new keyboard on the Galaxy Tab S7 FE. In fact, the keys feel a bit tight, respond faster, and are more suitable for typing. But I miss the trackpad, my fingers are always looking for it. This will be a steep learning curve, and when I know it, it’s time to return the Galaxy Tab S7 FE to the rightful owner.

Remember, keyboard accessories are optional and you need to purchase them separately. If you think your new tablet can do some of the same things as a laptop, it might be wise to spend more money. S-Pen is bundled, which really adds value. Especially if you like to take notes, doodling or sketching. No need to purchase additional accessories, which is undoubtedly an advantage of the Apple iPad series, if any.

The biggest highlight of Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE is to further reduce the entry price of the S series tablet product line. However, this does not replace the tried-and-tested components of larger displays and keyboard accessories, which can help double as work machines when needed. Compared with the higher price of the Galaxy Tab S7+, it has dropped a notch, which is expected. However, there are indeed no performance flaws or experience issues that I must point out.

As long as you operate within the limits of this processor and RAM configuration, you will be well served. The real continuous improvement is on the software side, the device is connected to the device, and the subtle adjustments of One UI and DeX prove this. There are not enough Android tablets on the market for us to recommend, and Samsung provides a very logical reason that you should never consider the shortlist before buying. 

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