Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Review

Galaxy tab has been recently in the news for the wrong reasons. With Apple suing Samsung for breaking at least 20 patents, things have got hostile in the tech world as the two companies are fighting legal battles against each other. However new and better models are still churning out of the tech giant’s Seoul factories and the latest in the line is the Samsung Galaxy tab 2.

Latest Entrant to the Galaxy tab family – Samsung Galaxy tab 2

With so many variants of the Samsung Galaxy Tab in the market, one is already confused about which model has what specifications? And this question has been further aggravated by the inclusion of the Galaxy tab2. Also along with it comes a million dollar question- Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 is the successor to which galaxy tab model?

One thing to notice here is that the tab 2 has features pretty much similar to other Samsung tabs available in the market and the main tactic used by Samsung for its publicity is to blabber about the OS (Android’s latest Ice Cream Sandwich) included in the Samsung Galaxy tab 2. As a matter of fact, all the advertisement for this tablet focuses on Android ICS’s features like face-lock and Android beam and not any of the tablet’s inbuilt hardware features. Also the fact that Samsung already provides tabs with screen size ranging from 7′ to 10.1′, this tablet has nothing new to offer in terms of size too.

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The new 7′ Samsung Galaxy tab 2 features a 1GHz dual core processor with 1GB RAM which is pretty much ordinary considering the options available in the market. Also it has only 3.2 Megapixels allotted for the back camera and even worse VGA camera in the front. It however is capable of capturing HD videos at 1080 pixels at 30 frames per second which is not something extra-ordinary but worth commending. Also, the screen is not the Super AMOLED screen like Galaxy note but a rather old PLS LCD touch screen. Also it is available in either Wi-Fi model or the Wi-FI + 3G model but no LTE 4G or even the plain 4G.

The tablet is available with built in storage options of 8GB, 16 GB and 32 GB and supports external SD card upto 64 GB. It houses a 4000 mAh Li-Ion battery which provides a decent standby time considering the fact that it has a small 7′ screen.

The Samsung Galaxy tab 2 is however quite fast and performs well which may be mainly due to the latest Android software included with the phone. Initial speculations were that the Galaxy tab 2 is launched to compete in the low cost market which is currently dominated by Amazon’s Kindle; however, it turns out that the Galaxy tab is priced at $500 which is nowhere near the Kindle.


It is hence better to stay clear of this tab until and unless you can’t wait to have your hands on a Samsung device with Android Ice cream Sandwich or you need your tablet only for video shooting.

The author Divya Dutta likes to blog and is a tech-enthusiast. She works in a leading SEO company iNetZeal that provides various SEO related services . Click here to read more about thier content writing service..

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