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Published On: Sat, Jul 21st, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Tablet Review: 8/16/32 GB Options

Samsung has a series of tablets that are sold in moderate to high range with good specs and features. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 tablet gets some real good specs at affordable price. Read the full Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 review to know more about this device.

Pros :

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 fits comfortably in hands and comes for a great price. The device provides decent performance and gets classy look.

Cons :

The screen is not very bright and gives a dull look. The device is also unresponsive while you touch and its TouchWiz is also quite weak. The browser of this device is also fiddly.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Tablet

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Hardware :

If you are looking for a tablet that is smaller in size, lighter in weight and is also portable as compared to the Apple’s iPad than Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 is the device. It is a 7 inch tablet that gets much of the attention on the market. We have already experienced some good devices with great performances like Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition, and Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9. Samsung 10.1 version has ruled the tablet market for quite a long time and now the manufacturer has already released the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 device that sports some good features.

The device has got decent look and metallic-like plastic finish cover at the rear. It is a 7-inch Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet that differentiates itself from the new iPad in variety of ways. Tab 2 can be compared with Nook, Amazon Kindle Fire, and many other similar ICS tablets including Disgo 9104 and Scroll Extreme tablet PC that sports 9.7 inch display. This device sports a PLS LCD screen with a screen resolution of 1024 by 600 pixels. The screen is considered as one of the smallest and lowest resolution in the family leaving aside the Galaxy Note. The design is minimalistic and comes with rounded edges and smooth touch.

You will not find any hardware controls positioned at the front of the device, all you get is the touchscreen. There is a front facing camera, some sensors and an earpiece. So you can put the tablet on your ear and can use the device just like a phone. However, holding this big device on your ear will be much more uncomfortable and so it makes sense if you use a wired or wireless headset for calling. At the top of the device boasts a 3.5mm headset jack and secondary microphone that is used for stereo audio by using it in camcorder mode. Another one can be found at the bottom.

The device gets 30 pin charging and connectivity connector that can be found positioned at the bottom of the device between speakers. Even though the battery does not charge the device, but it still provides some juice to keep up the level of the battery. At the left side of the device sits SIM compartment and microSD card slot; both the ports are covered with plastic lids. However, if you buy the Wi-Fi only version there is no SIM slot provided. At the right side, you will get Power/Lock button and thin volume rocker. At the rear sits a primary 3 megapixel camera that is comes without flash. The back cover of this device gets smooth textured look, but is still resistant to fingerprints.

The tablet can be hold in hand easily and can even slip into your coat pocket or purse without even wondering where to place it while traveling. With 7.0-inch display, this gadget includes 16M color on PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen that comes equipped with WSVGA. The device weighs 344 grams and measures 193.7 mm x 122.4 mm x 10.5 mm.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Memory :

The tablet comes with 8 GB storage in Wi-Fi version that comes for $249.99. Other than this, users get various options where 8 GB, 16 GB and 32 GB of built-in memory are provided. 1 GB of RAM backs up the processor and delivers good performance. Each of the memory storage options come for affordable prices. If not the 32 GB device fulfills your requirement then grab a 64 GB microSD card to satisfy your appetite.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Review

Operating System, Processor and Performance :

The device runs on the latest version of Google’s Android which is the Ice Cream Sandwich operating system that gives highest speed and a lot of access to different apps and other things. The 8 GB model comes for a price tag of £199 and the 16 GB model comes for £250. Physical buttons can be found at the top right hand side of the device for wake, sleep and power and also volume rocker is provided with up and down buttons. Under the hood, the device gets TI OMAP 4430 dual core processor where the clock strikes at 1 GHz. The processor is good, but cannot live much in the market as most of the manufacturer’s seek to get quad core NVIDIA TEGRA 3 processor.

Apart from this, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0-inch tablet comes with 3G connectivity as an option with pricing and TBC availability. The panel of this device is not impressive and will disappoint movie lovers due to dull screen. There are few features that are good such as go-to movie and good screen colors. However, there is nothing to be done with this bright screen. If you turn the brightness to full, the battery will drain early. With the integration of PowerVR SGX540 GPU, the device lets you experience some good videos and gaming excitements.

The screen gets TouchWiz UX UI and comes packed with optional quad band GPRS/EDGE and tri-band HSPA connectivity. One of the best features of this tablet is the support for voice calls, MMS and texts for 3G version. The device supports DivX/XviD/MKV file formats.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Camera :

The device is equipped with a 3.2 megapixel primary camera that is capable of shooting 720p videos. Other than this, the device gets a front facing VGA camera. Though there are hardly any tablets that provide good dual cameras with photography friendly features. Comparatively, this one is considered to be a good choice. 3.2 megapixel camera along with geotagging is a good feature where the resolution is considered as the higher 2048 by 1536. A front facing camera is also provided for video calling. Videos can be recorded at 30fps on 1080p HD quality.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Specs

Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Battery :

Samsung Tab 2 Galaxy 7.0 tablet gets its juice from a powerful 4000 mAh Li-Ion battery that provides around 7 hours of standby battery backup. There is no option to remote the back cover of this tablet and so users will have to live with the same battery.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Price :

The expected price of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 tablet is approximately Rs. 25,000 which can be decreased or increased as per the memory size (8GB/16GB/32GB). Pricing is not available currently.

Conclusion :

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0-inch tablet computer has gained a lot of attention on the market and comes for good price tag. Apart from 8/16/32GB memory options, Samsung have also made available a Wi-Fi only version. The best features that make the device appealing are the Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, 1 GHz dual core processor and 1 GB of RAM. The device gets all advanced features including Bluetooth 3.0 and GPS with A-GPS support.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Memory

Read the quick specs of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0-inch tablet –

  • 7.0-inch PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen with 16M color and WSVGA resolution of 1024 by 600 pixels
  • Weighs 344 grams
  • Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system with TouchWiz UX UI
  • Dual core TI OMAP 4430 chipset at 1 GHz processor
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • PowerVR SGX540 GPU
  • Quad band GPRS and EDGE as optional and tri band comes with HSPA connectivity
  • The tablet supports for MMS, texts and calls for 3G version
  • 3.2 megapixel rear camera with 2048 by 1536 pixels of resolution and geotagging
  • A front facing VGA camera is also provided for video calling
  • 108p HD video recording at 30fbs
  • Stereo Bluetooth v3.0
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n with Wi-Fi direct, Wi-Fi hotspot and dual band
  • microSD card slot is provided for expanded memory
  • Adobe Flash 11 support
  • Standard 3.5 mm headset jack
  • GPS with A-GPS support and digital compass
  • Accelerometer, proximity sensor and 3-axis Gyroscope sensor
  • 1080p XviD/DivX/MKV video support along with subtitles
  • Pre-installed polaris office document editor
  • 4000 mAh Li-Polymer rechargeable battery

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Features

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