New Galaxy 7

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  1. HotRoderX

    HotRoderX Well-Known Member

    Hi I am new to the forums just went today to pick up my first true Android tablet. I have had a Kindle Fire for about a month in half and love it. I am only replacing it because of the limitations of the stock OS (I am not comfortable rooting one yet). I was looking at two different Tablets the Nexus 7 and Galaxy 7.

    The local staples had 1 Nexus 7 left in stock got down there checked out the display and ended up getting the Galaxy 7 because it feels a lot more solid in the hand. The expandable storage was also a selling point.

    I was just wondering whats peoples takes on both tablets so far?

    Any advice for a new Galaxy owner anything I need to do other then run updates on it.

  2. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member

    I've had a Galaxy Tab 10.1 and now an N7. The N7 is amazing for the price and having stock Android is great. It's very solidly built and watching those Square Trade videos just confirms that.
    My biggest concern with the Galaxy 7 is the TouchWiz interface and how it will impact upgrades.
    If storage space on the N7 is a huge concern, I understand but it's not a problem for me.
  3. HotRoderX

    HotRoderX Well-Known Member

    I agree I liked the fact the N7 is a stock android interface was extremely nice. The major turn off for me was how the N7 felt when holding it. The plastic on the N7 felt kinda cheap and not well made. There was also the fact that there was not expandable memory capability on the N7.

    I am not putting down the N7 its amazing for what it cost who knows I might pick one up down the road. I got a friend who loves buying new toys in then selling them 3 or 4 months later when something new comes out.
  4. CafeKampuchia

    CafeKampuchia Well-Known Member

    I went ahead and moved the thread to the Device / Carrier Comparison section since the discussion is a comparison between the Kindle Fire, Galaxy 7 and Google N7.
  5. HotRoderX

    HotRoderX Well-Known Member

    Sorry about that :) thanks for moving it to the correct forum.
  6. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member

    HotRoderX, welcome to the forums by the way (didn't see it in my first post).
    I'd love to link you to the Galaxy 7 forum if you haven't seen it yet, but we have 3!
    Which one do you have?
    As to the build quality, this was the video I was talking about:
    SquareTrade's Face-off: Nexus 7 vs. iPad - YouTube
    Granted, it's a short test and pretty inconclusive, but goes to show the N7 can hold its own durability wise. Expandable storage is something I can totally understand. It's not a problem for me, but I know it is a complete turn off for many. There have been many folks who have problems with the screen lifting up. There is a small tutorial to fix it yourself, and Asus will also take it back and fix it.
    All and all, it's a great device for $200 and I love it. :)
  7. HotRoderX

    HotRoderX Well-Known Member

    I have the Galaxy Tab 2

    Wow the video you linked the Nexus 7 can take a beating and keep going in that drop test very impressive. The fact it completely worked after being submerged in water is also pretty crazy.
  8. CafeKampuchia

    CafeKampuchia Well-Known Member

    Dread, I've got the 8.9 which is a fantastic piece of hardware, but like you say, upgrades with TW are slow. We've been waiting forever for ICS from Samsung and it looks like next month. That's one of the main factors keeping me from jumping into the SG27 when I can wait a couple weeks tops to get a GN7.

    Some pluses and minuses:

    Samsung Galaxy 2 Tab 7.0
    + Edge/3G capability
    + MicroSDHC slot!!!!
    + 3.15 MP rear-facing camera; 720p@30fps video

    - 600 x 1024 pixels (~170 ppi pixel density)
    - Likely slow upgrade to Jelly Bean; possibly none.

    Google Nexus 7
    + 800 x 1280 pixels (~216 ppi pixel density)
    + Corning Gorilla Glass
    + 1.2 MP forward facing camera; 720p video for video calling
    + Preloaded with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and will receive immediate updates
    + nVidia Tegra 3; Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A9; ULP GeForce

    - No expandable memory; existing 8-16GB partially consumed by ROM
    - No Edge/3G capability – a huge downer for me
  9. HotRoderX

    HotRoderX Well-Known Member

    I have read that Adobe has stopped supporting flash in tablets as of Android 4.1. Wouldn't that kinda hinder its ability to be used on the web? I know that ICS was a very minor tipping point for me because I wanted flash support.

    I am still pretty new to all this so there is a chance there is a app or add-on I don't know about that works around that limitation. I know with the Kindle Fire there is a lot of working around the limitations of the software.

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