A Completely Fair and Not-At-All-Bias Comparison

Here we have photographic comparisons from the Galaxy SIII mini (5MP), the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus(3MP), the Hisense Sero 7 Pro (5MP), and the Nikon D3000 (10MP DSLR) in that order for both sets.

This is meant to illustrate the differences in camera qualities between a higher end DSLR camera, big-name products, and smaller companies.

In the end, you get what you pay for, but it’s nice to note that all four devices produce photographs of good quality.  Even the second-string Hisense, despite being a bit off color, still takes some nice photographs.

Dear Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus

I’m sorry.

I’m sorry I bought another tablet.  It lured me in with a quad core processor and an HDMI port. It teased me with it’s Android 4.2 and NFC functionality.  It promised me a high-definition screen and a five megapixel auto-focus camera with flash.  I thought I had found something newer.  Something better.

But I was wrong.  

It didn’t tell me everything… it didn’t tell me about the lag and the incompatibility with newer games despite having a NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor.  It didn’t tell me about the finger prints that the screen would spontaneously accumulate, as if I had been dipping my fingers in forty weight before using it.  It didn’t tell me about the frustrating UI modifications that would make Options Menu surfing a chore. It didn’t tell me about how awful the rubberized, textured backing would feel on my hands.  It didn’t tell me that the LED flash was weak and insubstantial or that the sensor for the camera was apparently made some time just before the neolithic era.

And it wasn’t you.

Your dual core processor purrs like a kitten.  Your screen is bright and clear and your UI is sleek and sexy.  And it may have the same size RAM as you, but yours is never overfull. Your surface is smooth and firm and it feels just perfect in my hands (and may I say, you are notably thinner and lighter).  Your camera is only 3.2 Megapixels but they are much clearer and sharper and your flash is much brighter.  And I think I can even find an adapter so you can handle HDMI!

I guess what I’m trying to say here is that I am sorry for thinking I could replace you with a bargain tablet. In my arrogance, I forgot that you were, in your time, a top-notch portable computing device.  You were a Seven Inch Porsche and for such things, numbers alone cannot possibly hold meaning.

I have relegated the interloper to where it belongs.

You and I have a long life yet to live together.