Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Review

IMAG0564 The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is the successor to the original Galaxy Tab and it shows clearly in styling. It  has a front-facing camera with VGA resolution, a dual-core TI OMAP processor powering it is clocked at a lower 1GHz. Still, the 1024 x 600 TFT LCD display remains intact, as does the 3-megapixel rear camera, microSD slot and IR blaster. The Samsung galaxy Tab 2 7.0 measures in at 10.5mm versus 9.96mm. Still, despite that extra padding it weighs the same as its older sibling: 345 grams, or about 0.76 pounds. Running Android 4.0 with TouchWiz overlay( Not TouchWiz Nature UX)

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, is a device I think is well priced for what it offers. It runs smoothly and it is the most cost effective Android 4.0 ICS tablet on the market at $250. Samsung has uniquely positioned this against the Kindle fire which goes for $200 and is the lead Android Tablet on the market. For my money and take I would recommend the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0. Its running android 4.0 and it does it very smoothly, with no hiccups, you have got a decent camera and can web chat. Though its only $50 more than the Kindle fire., the Samsung Galaxy Tab at that price offers more in terms of full Google PlayStore access, IR blaster functionality which works tremendously well and easy to use.  Hopefully Samsung can market this well to make a dent into Amazon’s kindle Fire market hold.  Looking for a budget Android tablet running ICS, The galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is the way to go.

 

Samsung GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0) Product Specifications

Processor
1 GHz Dual-Core Processor
Display
7″ WSVGA(1024×600) PLS TFT
OS
Android 4.0(Ice Cream Sandwich)
Camera
Main(Rear): 3 Megapixel Camera
Sub(Front): VGA for Video Call
Video
Codec: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VC-1, DivX, WMV7, WMV8, WMV9, VP8
Format: 3GP, ASF, AVI, MP4, WMV, FLV, MKV, WebM
Playback/ Recording: Full HD@30fps, HD@30fps
Audio
Codec: MP3, AAC, AC-3, AMR, FLAC, MID, WMA, WAV, OGG
Music Player with SoundAlive
3.5mm Ear Jack
Value-added Features
Samsung TouchWiz/ Samsung L!ve Panel
Samsung Apps
Samsung Hub*
– Readers Hub/ Music Hub/ Game Hub/ Video Hub
Samsung Hub Widget*
– Music Hub/ Game Hub/ Video Hub
Samsung S Suggest* (App recommendation service)
Samsung ChatON mobile communication service
Samsung AllShare Play*
Samsung Kies / Samsung Kies air
GoogleTM Mobile Services
– Android Market™, Gmail™, YouTube™, Google Maps™,
Syncing with Google Calendar™, Google Search, Google +
Polaris document editor
A-GPS, Glonass
Connectivity
Bluetooth technology v 3.0
USB 2.0 Host
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
Sensor
Accelerometer, Digital compass, Light
Proximity(* Available on 3G version only)
Memory
8/16/32GB User memory + 1GB (RAM)
microSD (up to 32GB)
Dimension
193.7 x 122.4 x 10.5 mm, 345g
Battery
Standard battery, Li-ion 4,000mAh

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