Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Review

Score: 6.43/10
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is a mid-to-low level Android tablet released many years ago, with a really big 10.1 inches multi touch screen, a fast Dual-Core processing unit ticking at 1.5 gigahertz, a 3 mega-pixels back side camera and a 0.3 mega-pixels front camera. We will get a better idea about this tablet's features when we get into deeper details.

This device is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 chip, backed up by a great performance 1.5 GHz Dual-Core processing unit and 1 GB of RAM. Graphic intensive apps generally consume a lot of CPU time, so it also counts with an Adreno 225 GPU running at 400 megahertz to take care of them, leaving the CPU free for other tasks. This device counts with an interesting 8 GB internal storage memory and a slot for an external memory card, which allows you to install a couple hundred applications and games without any problem.

This tablet is a compact tablet, given that it packs a 10.1 inches display and it has just 10.1 inches long and 6.9 inches wide. This tablet is just 0.38" thick, making its way into the thinnest tablets podium. Samsung appears to have forgotten about weight optimization in this 20.64 oz tablet.

Samsung designed this device with an average 10.1" screen, and a resolution of 800 x 1280 , making everything look quite good. This screen uses Super PLS LCD capacitive technology, and allows multi-touch gestures.

This device is equipped with two cameras, a 3 MP back camera and a 0.3 mega-pixels front camera. In addition, this device's camera also includes geo tagging.

This tablet counts with a great 7000 mAh Li-Ion non-replaceable battery, enough to provide this tablet with an extremely long battery life. An issue to consider is that the Tab 2 10.1's battery isn't replaceable so you can't throw it away and buy a new one when it begins to have trouble holding its charge, though with such a great capacity you will probably replace this tablet before that becomes an issue.

This device has Wi-Fi connectivity (and it can share it with other devices around, acting as a wireless router or modem), 4G (LTE) high speed data connection or 3G connection type, using EV-DO A technologies. This tablet doesn't use a SIM card, because it doesn't work with GSM connections.

This tablet also comes with many interesting features like Bluetooth (4.0), GPS Localization, Infrared Blaster and NFC, and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer and Compass.

Samsung is offering the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 for 420 dollars, which is a quite high price for comparing with similar devices. This tablet is definitely very appropiate if you need a work tablet, need a device to play lots of games or want it majorly for social networks and internet browsing.

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Device Type:Tablet
Operating System (OS):Android 4.0
Dimensions:10.10 x 6.90 x 0.38 inchesMetric25.65 x 17.53 x 0.97 cmImperial
Weight:20.64 ouncesMetric585.13 gImperial
Release date:2012-10-09
Price:$ 420.00


Screen Type:Super PLS LCD
Size:10.1 inchesMetric25.7 cmImperial
Resolution:1280 x 800 pixels
Pixel density:149 pixels per inchMetric58.66 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960
Processor:Krait (Dual-Core 1500 MHz)
RAM Memory:1 GB (500 MHz)
Graphics Processor:Adreno 225 (400 MHz)
Internal Memory:8 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 64 GB)


Battery type:Li-Ion
Capacity:7000 mAh


Back camera:3 megapixels
Front camera:0.3 megapixels
Camera features:Geo Tagging


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
LTE (4G) Bands:1900 (band 2)
Technologies:LTE (4G) and EV-DO A

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.0
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor