After seeing the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1-inch on Epansys, I’m writing this to help you decide whether it’s worth parting with your hard-earned cash or not.
The good: Just as thin as the iPad 2, even thinner than the iPad 3, and lighter than both of them. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is one of the best looking Android tablets I’ve seen. Its technical specs are reasonable, when you consider what get with other tablets costing twice as much.
The bad: The lack of connectivity may be a problem for some.
The plastic back makes the tablet feel somewhat cheap, which is quite typical of Asus’ tablets.
Some users have reported a lack of smoothness playing high quality 1080p films.
The bottom line: It’s thin, very light, and has decent specs for the price, although there are better alternatives for $20 more or so.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Specs
CPU, Memory, Storage
- The Galaxy Tab 10.1 2 features a 1GHz dual core OMAP 4430 processor
- 1GB of high speed DDR2 memory (RAM)
- Available with either 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB storage space
Display & Camera
- 10.1-inch LCD screen with a 1280 x 800 resolution (4-way rotation)
- Rear 3MP auto-focus with LED flash
- Front-facing 2MP camera
- HD Video Recording @ 720p
Connectivity & Features
- Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Light Sensor, Compass
- Cellular network support (GSM and GPRS)
- GPS for satellite navigation
- WiFi (802.11 b,g,n), Bluetooth 3.0
- Micro SD memory card slot (32GB officially / 64GB unofficially)
- 30-pin dock connector, 3.5mm stereo jack for headphones
- Android 4.0.3 ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System
- Dimensions – 256.7 x 175.3 x 8.6 mm
- Weight – 565g
Conclusion And Price
Whether this is the tablet for you or not will depend greatly on what you would use it for. If you need 3G, external video output, or 1080p video recording, the Galaxy Tab 2 comes up short. Otherwise, for gaming, internet browsing, and general media use, it isn’t a bad choice if you’re on a budget. You can expect to pay around $400 new.