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Overall great product at a great price does exactly what i want . size is prefect for me . would have like to have a led light in back for camera!!!!
I really like my new tablet but a big downfall to me was the adobe flash player. We bought 2..myself and my spouse each got one because of more ease than lugging laptops with us onroad trips. We enjoy playing games and flash is up to date but doesnt seem towork properly. We were told that flash is fully supported.
New Orleans, LA
After playing with my GN10 my daughter requested her own tablet for Christmas. I chose the GT2 7.0 over the Kindle Fire HD and the Nexus 7 because of the device's expandable memory and user friendly interface. I'm very satisfied with the purchase and my daughter loves it. However, it would have been nice if the display was on par with the competition... and the battery and life isn't as good as Samsung claims.
Over all this seems to be a good tablet. I had planned on getting the10 inch because of aging eyes, but received this as a gift. I am able to adjust screen to see what I need, it is fast torespond and for the price it is good. What I was most disapointed in was the cameras. They are awful. My son showed me pics he had taken on his (older tablet) so I was suprised when mine was so bad.
LOVE this tablet. Played with my husbands Kindle Fire to see if I wanted to buy it. Although it is easy to use and simple it is limited. Galaxy Tab 2 has more features such as opening pdf files. FAST! It is like a mini PC with most of the same features. I travel a lot and it connects to wifi fast and easy. I have an Android Thunderbolt smart phone and all the apps I bought I now have also on my Galaxy at no extra charge. Only con is the online manual is too basic. It took me hours to figure out how to add a bookmarked page to another page rather than the home page-not the same as adding an app or widget. It is not hard to do but with no instructions in manual it was time consuming.
New Jersey, USA
I bought my Galaxy Tab 2 as a replacement for a lost Nook reader and it was the best decision I've made. Screen is beautiful, sound is phenomenal and the WiFi connection is more robust than any device I've ever used. I wish the charger was a mini-USB instead of a 30 pin so I could use the same cable for multiple devices, but that is the only criticism I have for this outstanding device. I don't think you can get a better tablet anywhere near the price.
I've been looking at tablets for months, but just didn't want to take a complete financial bloodbath to pick one up. Tried some "budget" Android tablets, but they were spec'ed very low and performance was usually miserable. Then I ran across this little tablet. Dual core, I gb ram, ICS, IR blaster and the price point was perfect! I've had it for almost a month now and I'm still finding cool little things to do with it. Bout the only nit I have to pick is the auto screen brightness seems a bit agressive. Other than that, it's been fantastic. Love watching movies on it, when I'm not using it to control everything in my media room. Nice job, Samsung.
I was very disappointed after receiving my Galaxy Tab 2 and found out that Adobe Flash was not supported. That takes away about a 1/3 of what I planned on using this tablet for. It was supposed to have 8GB internal storage too. It does not. It has 4.48 GB. It would also be nice if I could get things to download to my external SD card, especially since I have such little internal storage.
I really enjoyed using this tablet. Compared to other 7inch tablets, this one is better because it has 2 cameras. The new Nexus 7 tablets does not have a rear camera. I don't know why they don't include one, 7inch tablets are very portable and should have one. Even if you are using skype, you can activate the rear camera and show what you are seeing. Why is the trend against putting rear cameras on 7inch tablets? Doesn't make sense. The only complaint I have for the interface is the screen capture button is way to close to the other buttons. I accidentally hits it all the time, so annoying. Other than that it is a great product. Maybe add HDMI out. 8gb memory is ok when you can expand 32gb microSD.
I will update this review once this tablet is supported with similar accessories as other tablets. Keyboards, USB connections/cords, HDMI output to TV, etc... until then this is an incomplete tablet.
St. Petersburg, Fl
If you are looking for something that is small, very portable, and is a delightful product to use, you can buy one of these great tablets for very little compared to any full sized portablel
I LOVE Samsung...and I think that the Galaxy Tab to has great value, don't get me wrong but there are a few things that bother me about the Galaxy Tab 2. First, I am NOT happy about the fact that you cannot move the apps to the SD Card! Ugh! Considering that there is on 8GB internal memory that bothers me a whole lot...you can expand the external memory to 32GB however you can NOT move the Apps to SD, even with the horde of "Move 2 SD" apps out there. Second, no USB. Doesn't really charge when hooked up to the computer. The charger is rather short too. Third, the camera...on 3MP. WOW! Not great and no flash. My phone that cost fifty bucks less (Samsung Galaxy Attain) has the same camera AND has a LED flash. Also, I do not love that there are no dedicated buttons outside of the screen. I guess that is just preference, but I happened to like them. Overall, for the price...it is a good tablet for the price. I am just mentioning what could have been improved upon.
I feel this is a fantastic device, especially for the price. I would highly recommend it for most. However, for me I may return it, because of a very huge limitation with Ice Cream Sandwich, that for this device makes it a deal breaker for me. While the device has a Micro SD card slot, application and application data cannot be stored there. The fact that actual applications can't be stored there makes sense. On gingerbread, this was easy to do, and very useful, but if you had a slow memory card, apps would not perform very well. It really is best to install the application on the device it self, and for general apps, the available 4 GB of memory is plenty (4 GB is unavailable to the user as this is where the OS and pre-installed apps are stored). But many apps on older devices, would store cache or some data to the SD card if you have one. An example of this is GPS Navigation software (maps), or apps like Spotify or Google Music, for music you make available offline. These apps I believe, are coded to store such data on the SD card, if present, but it is not possible to change the location with in the app. The data is stored on the SD card in folder called Android and each app creates a folder there. On this device, and it seems like on many other ICS devices, the available internal memory is categorized as SD Card, and the SD Card you install is called EXTSDCard. The apps then store all the cache, to the device memory, and it's not possible to redirect it. This makes the 4 GB a very small amount of space. Therefore if you like to use Google Play Music, Spotify, Rdio, Pandora, any GPS software, and many other apps that should store their cache to external memory if present, but won't because of this design, you really need a device with more internal memory. You can always copy your mp3 files to the SD card and the apps will read them, but that defeats the purpose of using apps like Google Music Play which allows you to store music in the cloud, and make certain albums or play lists available offline since the files take up very precious internal storage. Other than that, though, the device is very quick, has a great interface, the screen is very nice, multi-touch works perfectly. For many people, this is a great device. The rear camera is also very limited since it's a fixed-focus camera, so don't expect very good pictures, or the ability to use any scanning software or QR code software. The front camera is not very good, but should suffice for basic video chat. So far no Hulu + Support, but hopefully in the future. Netflix works perfectly.
The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is great, works well. It is a little slow to boot up in my opinion, but once booted does well. One serious design oversight is that fact that you can't put apps on the SD card like you can on most other Android devices. That is, you can't unless you root the device, which tells me that it's not a hardware limitation. I did contact tech support, and they were nice to deal with, but the confirmed that you can't move apps to the SD card. This isn't something you would find on the outside of the product box, but it's important enough to many of us that Samsung should either fix this with an update to Android or state this limitation on the outside of the box. Aside from that, the tablet is great and most apps support the Tab 2.
I had a kindle fire but I felt it wasn't exactly as androidy as I wanted -- I wanted to learn more about android ICS. Anyways I bought this and gave the fire to my dad. This tablet has met all of my expectations. It is fast, the display is beautiful (does netflix great), and I'm really happy with it. I would like there to become some accessories for it like a USB port through the Samsung connector, possibly, or maybe a way to do HDMI out also through that port. I can pair a keyboard with bluetooth but not so much a mouse. I had tried cheaper tablets that had built-in USB on the go + mini HDMI and I do miss those amenities, but this tablet is much better over all. The screens on the cheaper tablets just aren't as good as this one is, and pretty much, that says it all. I'm a big reader and you get all the reading apps. Plus you get the google app store (play?) which a lot of the cheaper tablets do not have. It's definitely a keeper. I just prefer the 7" size. (Bought an iPad 2 around 6/11 but gifted it because I just felt it was too big for me to use comfortably, plus way heavier.).
So far my tablet has been working great. Has a good battery life. Is very easy to use. It's very quick with minimal lag time which my generic older tablet had. I would recommend this to anyone .
really needs a update on the expandable memory. Has a slot for it but cannot be utilized at all. overall great device despite the expandible memory problem.
This tablets is super fast, thin and light weight compared to other 7 inch tablets. The design is beautiful and the only flaw I find with it is the frame around the screen is too large but that is me just being picky. The speakers are also incredible and it has better sound than some laptop's I have owned.
This is a great product to seel to custoomers who are trying to stay away from the smart phone but still want to be connected on the go. I recommend this product to all of my feature phone users simple to give them what they want( the feature phone) and a little extra(staying connected with a tab on the go)! Makes for one happy customer! It did seem a lil to big for a few of my customers, Maybe we could put out one a few inches smaller for those customers who dont want to lug around a tab of this magnitude, just a suggestion samsung!
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I received this as a gift from a friend after he upgraded. I haven't used it much although when I do it runs great always picks up on my saved wifi networks, battery lasts for over a day. Overall my experience so far is good.