Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 review

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I just recently bought this tablet for my girlfriend and after using it myself for a while I really have come to like it. The tab 2 is a small upgrade from the tab 1 but it has all the features my girlfriend needs.

Let’s start off with the hard facts
OS: Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Physical size (H, W, D): 256,6 x 175,3 x 9,7 mm
Weight: 587 g
Screen:
– Type: PLS TFT LCD
– Resolution: 1280 x 800 pixels
– Size: 10,1″
– Touch screen: C-type
Battery
– Capacity: 7000 mAh Li-Ion
– Standby time (WiFi version): up to 1660 hours
Camera: 3 MP (rear facing), VGA (Front cam) 720p Video recording
Connectors:
-Bluetooth 3
-USB 2
-WiFi
-AGPS
CPU: 1Ghz ARM Cortex-A9 Dual core
RAM: 1024 Mb DDR2
GPU: PowerVR SGX540
Memory
-Internal: 16Gb
-External: Max 32 Gb (microSD)
PIM (personal information management):
– Calendar
– Planner
– To-do list
– Clock
– World time
– Alarm
– Calculator
– Notes
– Document handling programs (Polaris Office)

In use:
The tablet is easy to hold and sits well in your and and on you’re lap. The surface is not slippery and provides good grip and the edge around the screen makes you able to grip it without having to make sure you don’t interact with the screen. The tablet is light and easy to carry with you if you are on the go.
Operating it is as easy as any Samsung phone and the UI (User Interface) is easy to learn and adjust to, the operating system is quick and there is no lag and almost no waiting for apps to open. Working with it is like a breeze and typing text like this article is quick and painless thanks to the buildt in keyboard with word suggesting.
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Apps:
Almost all apps we have tested have been optimized for tablet, like YouTube, WordPress, Google+ and Gmail look very nice on tablet, some apps that are old might not be tablet optimized and might look a bit weird but hey, it’s not like its the end of the world…
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To root or not to root:
That is a good question, the answer this time is no, simply because it is my Girlfriends tab and she like the original os, there is warranty on the device and imagine what a hero I would be if I for some reason managed to brick it… if this would have been my tablet then I would root it the first day and put CyanogenMod on it in a heartbeat simply because it has such a performance boost but that will have to wait.

Do we recommend it? depends on the user really, for novice to medium skilled users this is more than good enough, however if I was to choose one for me being a more advanced user I would go with the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity just because it’s a more hardware heavy tablet. So in general we do recommended this tab.

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