The "1-Minute" Review
Samsung has definitely established itself as a great name in the world of Android, so you can expect to hear plenty of good stuff about its Galaxy range of tablets. Among these is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) Wi-Fi, a non-3G device that comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich installed right out of the box. In terms of build quality and overall design, it may not be exceptional, but that doesn’t mean it lacks features that would make it very attractive for those looking to buy a new tablet computer.
For starters, there’s a 1GHz dual-core processor onboard along with 1GB of RAM, which should allow users to breeze through most apps in Android quite easily. Other niceties include dual cameras, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS with A-GPS, microUSB connectivity, support for microSD card slots, and a 7000 mAh battery. The bit about the battery is quite good, as many other tablets in the market come with batteries that have much lower capacity.
With the combination of hardware and software features that it has, it’s easy to see how this tablet deserves some consideration. However, it should be noted that since connecting to the Internet is only possible through Wi-Fi, users who aim to be online all the time will be severely limited. For those who are really serious about always-on connectivity, there’s always the 3G version.
Need To Know: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) Wi-Fi
1. 10-inch form factor gives plenty of room for movie watching and Web browsing. (The Good)
2. Battery life is good compared with certain other 10-inch tablets. (The Good)
3. Build quality and design could be improved greatly with the use better materials. (The Bad)
4. Does not come with the latest version of the Android software. (The Bad)