Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10-inch and 7-inch - Our Hands-on Review

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Samsung's Galaxy Tab line continues to expand, with the latest additions coming in the form of the Galaxy Tab 2 Series. The Galaxy Tab 2 Series is available in 10.1-inch and 7.0-inch screen sizes. While these second-generation models clearly borrow some design cues and other specifications from their predecessors, we were a bit surprised to find out that not a lot has changed from the first-generation models to the new Galaxy Tab 2 series, at least in terms of their internal components.

Although the Galaxy Tab 2 may not offer a lot of new features from its predecessors in the Galaxy Tab lineup, the lower price puts both of these tablets in the mid-range tablet category rather than in the premium category. Given the popularity of tablets and the fact that more people are generally interested in lower cost tablets, rather than a premium price tag, it makes sense that Samsung wants to compete in this space.


We have both the 10.1- and 7.0-inch models in-house for testing. The 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab 2 costs $399.99 while the 7.0-inch model runs $249.99. Join us on the pages ahead as we take a closer look at what these tablets have to offer.
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samwelaye replied on Thu, Jun 14 2012 1:31 PM

These dont have an old tegra 2 SOC, they used the omap 4430...

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Dave_HH replied on Thu, Jun 14 2012 9:12 PM

Thanks for reaching out on this. Confirming with Samsung and have made temporary edits. Samsung is vague in terms of what they list for specs on the device.

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samwelaye replied on Fri, Jun 15 2012 11:47 AM

yeah pretty much anywhere you go all it lists is 'dual core processor' which is kind of unfortunate

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Android Tablets and Windows 8 tablets will be a good competition to watch out.

Will samsung come out with Windows 8 tablets soon ?

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tjh196 replied on Mon, Jul 2 2012 10:39 AM

I think I am going with the Galaxy 7". It seems like the best tablet for the price and I have shopped around.

Imho, I wouldn't want a Windows tablet. I don't really like the Windows 7 OS. I have 5 computers and only 1 is running Windows. Android is based on the Linux kernel and I have always had great experiences with both.

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haruna replied on Wed, Sep 19 2012 3:51 AM

hello members of Samsung if there is any chance winning am in

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gadgeteer replied on Thu, Jun 6 2013 11:40 PM

Good review, but a bit dated now. I did a review of the tab 2 7.0 with more recent info at http://www.squidoo.com/galaxy-tab-2-7-inch

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