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Samsung P6200 Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus – Back At Seven

By Lionell Go Macahilig - 26 Nov 2011
Launch SRP: PhP23990


The P6200 And The P1000 Faceoff

Since the earlier part of this year, Samsung has been bombarding us with various Android-based tablet devices in different display sizes. As if the Korean giant was either testing the waters to find out which is the most ideal display size for tablets or making a shotgun assault to target different consumer types, Samsung has a 4-, 5-, 7-, 8.9-, and a 10.1-inch model under its belt. However, it should be noted that Samsung kicked off its Galaxy Tab lineup with a 7 incher, the P1000, last year. More than a year after its introduction, it looks like Samsung will be concluding 2011 with a 7 incher as well, in the form of the P6200 Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus.

For the purpose of comparison, shown in the photo are the P6200 (left) and the P1000 (right), Samsung's 7-inch Galaxy Tab models. Notable here is the absence of the capacitive icons below the screen of the P6200.

The rear sides of the two tablets are nearly the same. Both of them are equipped with a 3.15-megapixel camera with LED flash.

Like the first Galaxy Tab, the P6200 is an Android-based tablet that has phone capabilities. You can make calls and send SMS with the P6200. Although the two have the same screen size, they vary in terms of dimensions. The P6200 is a bit larger than the P1000, but slimmer and lighter. While the P6200 maintains the same display resolution of 600 x 1024, it employs a PLS-LCD which stands between the regular TFT-LCD standard and Samsung’s cutting-edge Super AMOLED Plus. The P1000 uses a TFT-LCD screen. Putting the two tablets side by side, it appears that PLS-LCD shows deeper color saturation than TFT-LCD. Nevertheless, the latter has a little edge over the former in terms of sunlight legibility.

In spite of the similarity in terms of screen size, the two Galaxy Tabs differ in terms of the display technology that they use. The P6200 employs PLS-LCD that boasts of its saturated color and sharp picture quality, whereas the P1000 uses TFT-LCD that is notable for its brightness.

Shown here are the tablets while both of them are being exposed under the sun. Which of them do you think has better sunlight legibility?

In the case of the P6200, Samsung has physically omitted the capacitive icons that are present in front of the P1000. Apart from the change in the placement of the “Samsung” logo, the P6200 keeps the original position of the front-facing camera but comes with a higher megapixel rating (2-megapixel against 1.3-megapixel). Nonetheless, both Galaxy Tabs have a 3.15-megapixel autofocus main camera coupled with LED flash. Samsung has evenly distributed the P6200’s buttons and slots on its sides, unlike in the case of the P1000 where nearly everything is accessible on the right side. Similar to the P1000, the P6200’s 3.5mm audio jack and the customized USB connector (flanked by speaker grilles) are placed on top and bottom sides, respectively.

Samsung has crammed almost everything on the right side of the P1000. On the other hand, this side looks neat in the case of the P6200.

Apart from showing you the customized USB connector of each tablet, this photo also compares the thickness of the P6200 with that of the P1000.