Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Review

September 17, 2012
This is a guest post kind-fully written by  Celestine Mayer (more info at the bottom of the post). If you would like to write us a guest post please click here.

When the world market that is already overflowing with tablets in all shapes and sizes, Samsung has come up with a successor to the successful Galaxy Tab 10.1. It is understandable that Samsung has been hoping to oust Apple from its position of an undisputed king with the release of Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. But, sadly, the truth is far from it. After the success of the original Galaxy Tab 10.1, it was expected that Samsung comes up with an equally wonderful successor. The second iteration from Samsung is a well designed product, no doubt, but offering no other compelling reasons to even consider it against more established alternatives. Let’s see what Samsung has on offer in Galaxy Tab 2 10.1.


Appearance:
The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 looks very well constructed; even though, it’s back panel is completely made from plastic. The newer version of Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, although is lighter than the iPad, feels thicker and heavier than the original. The back panel of the tablet has been given a glossy finish. This not only makes the tab look very cheap, it also makes it difficult to hold.
The tab comes in two-toned grey and black. There is a large bezel surrounding the screen. This only manages to add bulk while it doesn’t serve any aesthetic or functional purpose.  The screen also has two speakers adorning its sides. These speakers can best be described as the tab’s ears. While they lack any sense of beauty, they serve a functional purpose. With the speakers placed in the front, you can enjoy better audio quality.


Display:
Right in the middle of the huge plastic bezel sits the tab’s 10.1 inch TFT WXGA touch screen display. This resolution is perfect to watch movies, videos and play games in amazing clarity and brightness. It is a good display by any standard delivering vibrant images in high quality.

OS:
The tab is powered by Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 version operating system. It comes with a dual core processor.  The on board memory is of 16 GB which is ample enough for most users. It does come with a microSD slot giving you the option to increase the memory to up to 32 GB. 

Apps
The tab comes preloaded with certain apps, many of which might simply be deleted. You might do without these apps cluttering your tab.  
  
Battery
The tab has a 7000mAh battery which can keep up with a full 12 hours usage. Although the battery gave out within 5 hours of watching high definition videos, it seems to be a decent battery with a reasonable battery life.

Camera
 It comes with a 3.15 mega pixel rear facing camera which is nowhere near the more advanced 5mp sensors present in other tabs. Both the front facing and rear facing camera is a downgrade from its previous version.

The verdict:
At the end of the day, the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 seems to be a futile and needless upgrade by Samsung. It comes with the same screen resolution as its successful predecessor without adding any kind of improved features apart from an added microSD slot and Android software.  Ultimately, the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is an overpriced tab that manages to deliver only a slow and jerky performance. It comes with an average camera offering no other compelling reasons to even make us consider it against other tablets.


This is a guest post by Celestine Mayer of xfinityonline, a site that offers savings and current information on xfinity tv, as well as xfinity.com services.

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