SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB 2 7.0

Take your media on the go with this Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 that features the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and 1GB RAM for powerful computing.
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SKU: 553
$199.00

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While Apple was happily ruling the roost with its 10in iPad, Samsung was doing something different with its 7in tablets, starting off with the Samsung Galaxy Tab at the end of 2010. With a few models released since then and a proper tablet version of Android available, the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 really should be Samsung's chance to shine. Unfortunately for Samsung, Google has come along with its own competitor, the super-cheap and very powerful Google Nexus 7.

In terms of looks, there's not much to tell the two apart. Both tablets are roughly the same size and weight. However, the Nexus 7 has a darker screen, so when it's turned off it's hard to tell where the screen ends and the bezel starts. Due to the Galaxy Tab 2's lighter screen, the bezel stands out more, making the display look a little smaller. There are, however, both silver and white versions of the Tab 2, so you've got a bit more choice on looks.

Samsung has fitted the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 with a 1,024x600 Plane Line Switching (PLS) screen, which is the company's alternative to the IPS technology in the Nexus 7's 1,280x800 screen. We found the Galaxy Tab 2 display to be brighter, with purer whites and better contrast, but both tablets have excellent viewing angles. In contrast, we found that the Nexus 7's screen is slightly less reflective, making it easier to read in most conditions.

Additional Information

Brand Samsung
Model Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5110
Display Size 600 x 1024 pixels,7.0 inches(~170 ppi pixel density), PLS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Features Dual-core 1 GHz
8/16/32 GB storage, 1GB RAM
microSD, up to 64 GB
Operating System Android
Connectivity Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G
Other - TV Out
- SNS integration
- MP4/DivX/Xvid/H.264/H.263/WMV player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA/AC3/Flac player
- Organizer
- Image/video editor
- Quickoffice HD editor/viewer
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration
- Voice memo
- Predictive text input (Swype)

Customer Reviews

  • Katharine Byrne, 7/17/2014:
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    Samsung has fitted a 1GHz TI OMAP 4430 dual-core processor, which compares poorly with the 1.2GHz quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor in the Nexus 7. There's no doubt the Nexus 7 is the faster tablet. Google's tablet completed the the SunSpider JavaScript test in 1,676ms, while the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 took 2,278ms.

  • Gregory, 7/17/2014:
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    The Tab 2 is well made and has an impressive screen - but unless you want 3G, the Nexus is a better buy

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