Pros Great value, intuitive layout and design, fast
Cons Not certified by Samsung for Flash Player 11. Adobe will not continue FP development beyond v11, but Samsung's pre-installed Video Player app works well.
Summary I had been waiting for someone to make a device like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 before I purchased a tablet. The design, ease-of-use, display, features, etc., are great, the controls are well-located, and the device is as good as, or better than, tablets costing much more.
The 32 GB microSD/SDHC card I use to back up movies and music does a fine job of supplementing the 4 Gb internal storage.
Samsung customer service was great when I contacted them about Flash Player, its Video Player app, and other alternatives. The representative was patient, helpful, knowledgeable, and had backup available when she did not have an answer. Great customer service like that is rare - and valuable.
Pros Expandable Memory via a mini SD card (32 gig max)
Size of Tab
weight of Tab
Sound of the external speakers
Cameras (not the best but good enough)
speed and touch screen are very good
Cons Playing digitally downloaded movies from storage is a serious challenge
Apps can't be stored on SD card
USB cord could be longer (that's minor though)
Summary All in all this is a great tablet for $250. It does most of what I need it to do and does it well. Those that are expecting maximum specs and performance should look to more robust and expensive tablets. For the money this is a sweet device!
Pros Priced to move
Cons camera, screen resolution
Summary I already have a Nook Color It's an excellent reader but as an Android tablet, it leaves much to be desired. So I was eager to check out the Tab 2. I was immediately disappointed with the screen resolution. Small text had to be magnified. The colors seemed muted.
My cell phone has a better display than this tablet. I'm sure you could forgive a lot for $250 but I've learned the hard way that if I let price overrule quality I regret it in the long run.
It probably wasn't fair that I tested the GT2 in an Office Depot. They don't provide much of an environment to test their tablet offerings. Plus they told me I could only exchange it for a store credit if I was dissatisfied. I couldn't take the chance.
Bottom line, the things that make tablets so smooth to the touch and brilliant to the eye are things you really have to pay if you want them. There's no way around it. You're not going to get a $400-tablet experience for $250.
Pros Price: $249.99
Operating System: Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0
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Pros Excellent size for Doctors (fits in a lab coat) perfect stability, awesome battery life. Excellent Email, great performance.
Cons The default book reader uses too much back light and drains the battery. A simple setting change to fix. (Kobo Reader)
Summary And excellent upgrade from my Ipad 2.
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