Product Type: Samsung Tablet PCs / eBook Readers
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1)
Member Name: emmsy_o
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1)
Advantages: MicroSD capabilites, Great Play Store, brilliant Video recording
Disadvantages: No 3/4G capabilities, only 16GB internal memory
I've had this tablet for quite a while now and it still amazes me to this day. The Samsung galaxy tab 2 10.1, in my opinion is just as good if not better than apples iPad and this tablet is just a fraction of the price!
This Samsung tab comes with 16GB internal memory as well as WiFi capabilities which will you give you the opportunity to go around public places like McDonald's and many popular cafes wirelessly. One thing i don't like about this tablet at the moment though is that is it yet to be released with any 3G or 4G capabilities, which greatly reduces its superiority of that of the iPad and many other tablets of it's kind.
The features of this tablet include the well places 2 speakers on either side of the screen to allow for a more pleasant sound experience when playing music or videos etc. without the use of headphones/earphones. The tablet itself is in fact a very slim device, with a 9.7mm deep body it's ideal for slipping into a bag or adding it into a laptop bag when on the go however this is much beefier than the iPad 2 for example due to this being 8.8mm.
The tablet comes in both a grey/black colour as well as a limited edition white colour. Both look and feel like a quality build and neither of them feel like they have been made of cheap plastic or materials and the whole of the product weighs around 587g
The new Samsung galaxy tab gets shipped out with latest of android, Ice Cream Sandwich (Yes, Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS)). With a 1 GHz Dual-Core processor this isn't going to blow away the competition on the market at the moment. However with its 1GB of RAM this brings the galaxy tab back up there on the market competition.
The front facing camera is initially for Skype and video calls, and taking quick pictures of your pretty face, which leads to why this camera is not fully visually appealing. Around the back of the camera however is a 3.15MP sensor. With no auto-focus or low light setting the pictures you take are really restricted to those outside on a sunny day in a well lit place. There are different effects that make up for this however, like Sepia, Black and white, and negative. There is a very panorama effect within the samsung galaxy tab which can produce some pretty good pictures.
The video on the tablet is superb. with the ability to record and capture at 720p with the 3.15mp camera on the back of the device. just stealing the limelight against the galaxy tab 2 is the Transformer Pad 300 which has the ability to record at 1080p! To access the video settings you have to go through the camera app and toggle the switch. I have had a lot of fun with the video as my dog is always doing something crazy and funny which i can just record at the click of a touchable button and capture. Another negative i didn't like with the tab is that it has no auto-focus, zoom capabilities or flash.
There are loads of apps to be accessed on the Play store with vaguely the same amount and style of apps as that of Apple's App store. a lot more apps are being made for android systems so just stand by if there is an app on the iPad that isn't yet on the android store. There is a larger range of the price of apps on the play store ranging from 61p and up, which is what i have seen so far. these are cheaper than some of the apple apps as they are roughly about 69p each and up. One thing i like about the Play store is that you can get the high quality premium apps on the app store for free! with just one or two adverts places in here and there. this means that you can save a good sum of money on apps like the Angry birds Trilogy and other apps.
I really think that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is a really underrated tablet which is being crushed by the 'popular' and 'better' iPads (which are not). Movie playback is great and sound is as good as its going to get on a tablet like this. This is a great tablet and i still really like it. the apps are great and the speed of loading the apps and booting the system up are brilliant. I would really recommend this tablet over that of the iPad as it is something different but still has all the features of apples tablet and can even do flash!! YES! With 720p movie recordings this tablet is even better for YouTubers and video editors as well as skypers and app gamers. BUY IT! :)
Summary: A great tablet for a variety of different people, Buy it!
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