Samsung Galaxy Tab AT&T Review

(SGH-I987) Score: 5.42/10
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Samsung Galaxy Tab AT&T is a decently made device launched back in 2010, with a comfortable 7-inches multi touch screen, a processor running at 1000 MHz, and two cameras, a 3 MP back-facing camera and a 1.3 megapixels front camera. Great! That's it? Not at all, it's only the introduction of a much deeper review.

The Tab AT&T is equipped with a quite powerful processor running at 1000 MHz, bundled in a Samsung Exynos 3 chip with 512 MB of RAM memory. Helping with graphic calculations, it also counts with a PowerVR SGX540 graphic processing unit speeding at 200 MHz.

This device just has 7.48 inches long, but it still manages to hold a 7 inches screen. Samsung appears to have forgotten about weight optimization in this 13.4 oz tablet.

This tablet is equipped with two cameras, a 3 megapixels back camera and a 1.3 MP front-facing camera. It is capable of filming videos in 720x480 at 30 frames per second. In addition, this device's camera also includes flash.

This tablet has a interesting 600 x 1024 7-inches display, which makes all photos and movies look quite nice. This display uses TFT capacitive technology, and is multi-touch enabled.

This tablet uses a 4000 mAh large Li-Ion non-removable battery, enough to provide the Tab AT&T with an amazing battery life. An issue to take into consideration is that the Tab AT&T's battery isn't replaceable so you can't change it when it starts to last shorter, even though with such a huge battery size you will probably discard this device before it becomes an issue.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab AT&T counts with Wi-Fi connection (but it can't share it with other devices around, acting as a modem) or the fastest 3G data connection, using HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS and EDGE technologies. This tablet uses a SIM card to use GSM services.

This tablet also comes with some interesting features like Bluetooth (3.0), GPS and NFC, and Light Sensor.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab AT&T is very expensive considering it costs $ 610, and other similar tablets are offerred way cheaper than that.

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Device Type:Tablet
Operating System (OS):Android 2.2
Product code:SGH-I987
Dimensions:7.48 x 4.74 x 0.47 inchesMetric19 x 12.04 x 1.19 cmImperial
Weight:13.40 ouncesMetric379.88 gImperial
Scratch Resistant Glass:Yes
Release date:2010-09-02
Price:$ 610.00


Screen Type:TFT
Size:7 inchesMetric17.8 cmImperial
Resolution:1024 x 600 pixels
Pixel density:170 pixels per inchMetric66.93 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Samsung Exynos 3
Processor:ARM Cortex-A8 (Single-Core 1000 MHz)
RAM Memory:512 MB
Graphics Processor:PowerVR SGX540 (200 MHz)
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC


Battery type:Li-Ion
Capacity:4000 mAh


Back camera:3 megapixels
Front camera:1.3 megapixels
Max video resolution:720 x 480 (30 fps)


SIM Card Type:SIM
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS Bands:850, 1900, 2100
Technologies:HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS, EDGE and GSM

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 3.0
Sensors:Light Sensor