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This review is from: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1-Inch, Wi-Fi) 2012 Model (Personal Computers)
I just received my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 inch wifi-only and am completely blown away by this. There is nothing negative I have to say. This is THE tablet to have! Bar none!
I also own the 7 inch Samsung wifi-only tablet, and this is a bigger, faster, better version of that (by a long shot) in the 10.1 inch size. I love Samsung's tablets. Perfect form factor and shape. And they are absolutely gorgeous.
This 10.1 Tab 2 is amazing! It's very fast and snappy. Takes gorgeous pictures, the screen resolution and pixel density is amazing. The screen brightness (when turned all the way up) is brighter than anything I have ever seen on any device! It's blindingly bright! All my apps run perfectly well. It has stereo speakers that are nice and loud. It has Android 4.0 ice cream sandwich and a Samsung overlay over it. It's not overly bloated though. Seems very minimal with the Samsung specific software.
The Peel app that allows you to control your TV, Direct TV, and audio receiver is a huge bonus. You can control any device. It's an amazing app and even let's you search for and schedule recordings, learns shows you like and will present them to you. Very well made IR remote control app for your home theater or television set. It can control everything.
Netflix, Amazon, or Samsung Hub movies play in 720p HD and look amazing on this screen. The sound is amazing as well with the stereo speakers. The screen is actually 1280x800, and can do better than just 720 lines of horizontal resolution.
The Chrome browser syncs with your desktop, phone, and other device browsers so that all your bookmarks, favorites, cookies, passwords, and recently viewed all show up on every device.
Social media apps are optimized for the larger screen in a pretty amazing fashion. Twitter, Facebook, Google+ are all excellent and function very well.
Your Google account backups everything, so you never lose a thing. Never lose another video, picture, application setting, or anything if your phone falls into a river. It's all backed up and can be restored.
It even has a GPS radio so you can benefit from navigation, maps, places, geo location, and all sorts of services and apps that require location information.
Reading books with the Kindle app is flawless. It keeps track of where you are on each page, makes life easier. Whether I am reading on my phone, or my Tab, or my desktop computer, you never lose your place, notes, markup, bookmarks. Pretty awesome.
The battery life is amazing. Still haven't been able to run it out. It's been almost 2 days of usage. Not heavy usage, but surfing the net, downloading all my apps and setting them up, rearrange the homescreens, and playing some movies and songs.
Samsung is the world leader in smartphone sales and this really shows why. They aren't overpriced products. They are well made and perform better than any other product out there. The Samsung brand is reliable and amazing!
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Initial post: May 16, 2012 6:01:18 PM PDT
I don't know how that could be such a glowing review. I've used the tablet twice and it's very good (and I might buy it when the price drops), but it's old technology with an up to date price. Given the pedestrian specs, it should be $349. The 7" version is much more responsive. Trying to push that many pixels on a 10" tablet with a 1ghz processor, it struggles to keep up.
In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2012 3:26:34 PM PDT
Aigbokhai Julius says:
does this tab2 come with provision for sim card?
Posted on Aug 3, 2012 1:07:31 PM PDT
Do you use Peel?
Chrome = no flash, 2 thumbs down.
Posted on Nov 20, 2012 8:41:48 PM PST
Not sure if you have tried it but have you been able to sync to a printer? I read on one of the reviews you can sync to your printer but they hadnt actually used it yet. This would be awesome to know...
Posted on Jun 15, 2013 8:11:48 AM PDT
Kindle Customer says:
I am really confused. Other reviewers say this tablet doesn't support flash, which is necessary to watch amazon movies. What did you do to change this?
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 1, 2013 7:39:33 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 1, 2013 7:41:52 PM PDT
Suave Dave says:
Re: $349 price comment from the Ox guy ~
I bought a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (on sale) from a large warehouse store for $280. Pretty good deal, huh? ;o)
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