Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 2 7.0 Review/Specs

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 front view
Samsung Galaxy TM Tab2 7.0 front view |
source: http://samsung.com

Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 2 7.0 (Wi-Fi) 8GB

Last April 22, 2012, Samsung has released another tablet from their 7-inch series. The Samsung Galaxy TabTM 2 7.0 seems a rehash of the earlier released Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus.

To be honest, because many loved the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus but had reservations in buying due to its price, they have this released.

Looking from a distance the it looked like the Tab 7.0 Plus. Only at closer inspection will you see the difference in thickness (Galaxy Tab2 7.0 is slightly thicker). There are also several other downgrades here and there like its front camera which is VGA resolution from an HD quality in 7.0 Plus. CPU speed is now 1Ghz from 1.2Ghz in 7.0 Plus.

Still, many of the selling point of the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus is carried to it like its bright TFT LCD display, microSD slot and rear camera. 

Here are some positive notes about this Tablet

  • Loaded with lots of apps and can carry lots of content - Although not necessarily a plus, it comes pre-loaded with apps from social media to weather updates, access to Google Play Store, entertainment and many more. Of course a user can always remove apps he/she deems not necessary. And with an external microSD port (up to 32G) of files and media storage couple that with a cloud storage of 50G (good for 2 years free), an owner could carry virtually everything he/she needs.
Samsung Galaxy Tab2 7.0 endless apps and content
Endless apps and content at your fingertips | source: http://samsung.com

  • Easily customized - With Touchwiz, things is easily customized and organized giving easy access to contents.
Samsung Galaxy Tab2 7.0 TouchWiz
Add a touch of TouchWiz and contents are accessed easily | source: http://samsung.com
  • A home entertainment Tab - Stream shows from TV screens using SmartView. If you lost your TV remote, this Tab can do it for you.

  • Extendable Memory - With the built in microSD slot, memory can be extended and give up to 32G more memory of storage for files like photo, documents, video and music.
Samsung Galaxy Tab2 7.0 microSD slot
Load up more data with up to 32G more memory | source: http://samsung.com

User experience:
Here are some comments from people who have already used the device. Most feedback are positive.

  • Pros
  1. Bright display.
  2. Built-in speakers.
  3. Leight weight.
  4. Inexpensive.
  5. Realistic color.
  6. Solid feel
  7. With flash player

  • Cons

  1. Can't install apps on the microSD.
  2. Most apps from Google Play are supported but there are still some that it does not support.

Here is the complete list of its specifications:

PricePhp11,000 - Php12,800 (as of July 31, 2013)
Operating SystemAndroid 4.1, Jelly Bean
Processor / ChipsetTI OMAP4430
Display7"; 1024x600Pixel (resolution)
LCD Features-
Memory8GB (internal); micro SD card slot supports up to 32GB (external)
Hard Drive-
HDD Interface-
ColorTitanium Silver
Multimedia3.0 Megapixel (rear)
Music: MP3, AAC/AAC+/EAAC+, WMA, OGG (vorbis), FLAC, AC-3 ; Sound: AVideo Codec: Mpeg4, H.264, H.263, VC-1, Divx, VP8, WMV7/8, Sorenson Spark; 
Format: 3gp(mp4), wmv(asf), avi(divx), mkv, flv, webm
Format: 3gp(mp4), wmv(asf), avi(divx), mkv, flv, webm
CommunicationWi-Fi Only
Ports802.11n wireless network support
Proprietary USB and power connection
Power4,000mAh (Battery)
Dimension4.8" x 7.6" x .41" (W x H x D)
Weight0.76 lbs
*Software can be changed without notice
Warranty1 year limited warranty period for parts
1 year limited warranty for labor
Samsung Support Pagehttp://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/product/GT-P3113TSYXAR
(includes manual downloads and FAQs & How Tos)

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mahasiswa teladan October 28, 2013 at 8:57 PM

hi..Im student from Informatics engineering, this article is very informative, thanks for sharing :)

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