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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1-Inch, Wi-Fi)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1-Inch, Wi-Fi)

  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS
  • 10.1-inch Multitouch 720p HD Screen (1280 x 800)
  • 16GB Internal Memory; microSD expansion up to 32GB
  • Wireless N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n); Bluetooth 3.0,GPS Enabled with Latitude, Google Maps
  • 1GHz Dual-Core Processor

Experience a variety of fun mobile entertainment in one convenient, interactive tablet PC that only weighs 1.28lbs. It features a large 10.1in touch screen that lets you easily navigate through the web, through its embedded applications, and many more. It even allows you to download games and other multimedia apps from thousands of selections from Google Play using an Android 4.0 platform and save them inside its 16GB expandable flash memory. For smooth interaction and operation, it runs with a

List Price: $ 349.99

Price: $ 349.99

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  1. Daisy S "Daisy S" says:
    408 of 415 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Superb Samsung WiFi 10.1″ Tablet – Detailed Info+Jelly Bean Info…, November 12, 2012
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    Daisy S “Daisy S” (Hot Springs, AR) –
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    This review is from: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1-Inch, Wi-Fi) (Personal Computers)

    NEW AND EDITED REVIEW AS OF January 20, 2013 of the P5113 WiFi only model for the US: On October 24, 2012, I bought this superb 10.1 easy to see tablet for reading emails, interneting and music, and so much more, which it does perfectly (and I like it MORE now than when I first purchased it)! (At that time it had ICS 4.03 and I updated the day received to 4.04) As of January 11, 2013, Samsung began rolling out the new Jelly Bean 4.1.1 OTA Over the Air update for both Tab 2 10.1 and Tab 2 7.0 WiFi only models). So I received my Jelly Bean update January 12, 2013 via over the air all 311MB (large sized upgrade) of it for this tablet. Regarding when you will receive the Jelly Bean update for your Tab 2 10.1 or 7.0, it may take time for you to receive it over the air–directly on your tablet as it has just recently began to update for the tablets). **If you are planning on buying a new tablet 10.1, then it may come with Ice Cream Sandwich, or it may already received the update to Jelly Bean. If not, you should be able to go in to Settings, About Device, UPDATE…and then get Jelly Bean.***
    —-Please see my comments below after this review and I recently added more comments that tell the differences in the Jelly Bean 4.1.1 update for BOTH this Tab 2 Ten and for the Tab 2 Seven–WiFi Only tablets)—

    BEST FEATURES: This tablet’s size if perfect for reading emails, surfing the web, reading my Kindle books, and more! Although in my opinion, this exceptional Samsung Tablet does not fully replace a Laptop or Desktop, yet for quick browsing, checking emails, listening to music and reading ebooks, it is so much more portable and convenient than lugging around my 17.1″ heavy laptop!
    Please note that the NEWEST Adobe Flash Player NO LONGER SUPPORTS Android Devices in Android Tablets and Phone with ICS or higher! However, in the below discussion, there are a couple of ways you can install Adobe Flash Archive. This is not the fault of Samsung, it is an Adobe problem and since it can be “fixed”, I still give this device 5 stars as listed below the reasons why:

    MANY PROS OF THIS TABLET:

    - Large and easy to read 10.1 inch screen. The colors are vivid and the text and videos are clear.
    - Jelly Bean update came in on January 11, 2013 for this WiFi only tablet (which mine is P5113)(superb update, better update than the Jelly Bean for the 7 inch Tab 2 please see in the below comments why!) To see comments about Jelly Bean first, sort comments by NEWEST comments as there are right now 172 comments in this discussion).
    - Slot for an micro SD Card. I placed a 32g in mine for music, files etc. And still have lots of room to add more music and files later.Please see my very detailed comments below in the discussion regarding the new Jelly Bean 4.1.1 update that IS NOW AVAILABLE OTA for this tablet).
    - Battery life is pretty good if I get on and off the WiFi in a reasonable time. I usually get at least 8 – 10 hours using WiFi on and off. WiFi hogs the battery!
    - The tablet runs very fast and it is very responsive in the internet and in apps, music etc.
    - Music Player (stock) runs fine and it is very easy to place Playlists on it. Sound is loud enough without headphone, however, I listen to headphones for music, videos, etc.
    - Wonderful Kindle Android App and I downloaded several Kindle books with no problems. Kindle loads fast and this Tablet is a joy to read a book on either Kindle or any eBook or PDF booklet.
    - Installed Maxthon Browser and I like it better, it runs very fast with this tablet.
    - All apps I installed run great and fast with no problems.
    - The tablet feels like it is made well, however, to secure it better, I bought from Amazon a stand that I set it up in landscape mode and it has 3 positions. Keeps the tablet clean when I am not using it.
    So I give this this 6 stars, but take off one total star because of the minor cons listed below.
    - Price – Reasonable for mid range Tablet with lots of features, speed, etc. I came close to buying the Galaxy Note 10.1 Tab with 32G but did not because it was $200 more, not worth it! Glad I chose the Tab 2 10.1 and saved myself $200!

    VERY MINOR CONS OF THIS TABLET AND “FIXES”:

    - Uses a propriety USB cable/charger, but I bought extra cable/chargers online to keep an extra.
    - No headset included (the new Galaxy Tabs DO NOT HAVE A HEADSET included. However, bought a Samsung headset on Amazon for the Galaxy Note and it fits this perfectly and has loud sound and very high quality (it was under 10 dollars). Also, eBay carries genuine Samsung 3.5 headsets as the generics are not that good of quality I have found).
    - Very small instruction “manual” provided with the tablet, however, I went to the Samsung site and downloaded the full manual and saved it in PDF on my laptop for reading anytime I need it. If you want the link for the manual, let you know in the…

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  2. Z. Falborn says:
    616 of 646 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Careful, May 15, 2012
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    Z. Falborn
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    This review is from: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1-Inch, Wi-Fi) (Personal Computers)

    When buying this tablet, keep this in mind; this is brand new but still old. Brand new in that it comes with the newest operating system factory installed and Samsung changed some of the specs to put a #2 next to the tablet name. This is old based on the fact that Samsung scraped a few design features off the original tablet to sell this one at a cheaper price tag. As of the first week of this tablet’s release i have yet to find any downloadable software that would enable me to play movies on it(besides Google’s play store of course). At this point tablets of this size are meant for entertainment; do not see how this is going to entertain someone when the only way to view videos is by already having them in the acceptable format or buying the them again from Google’s store.

    You cannot currently download the application HBO-go, Hulu+ is still not supported, and Amazon’s streaming is still unsupported (all due at the moment to the flash support). So until they come up with the patch work to support streaming i wouldn’t buy this tablet.

    Yes, you can view websites. Music sounds great. YouTube is cool to watch clips of people doing strange things while eating your breakfast. Its nice to review my photos on a lightweight screen while sitting in bed.

    This tablet will be AMAZING for the price point that it is when they fix the support issues. I would have thought this to been taken care of before the release date.

    **Update** (June 24, 2012)

    For the most part this tablet has been updated and can do exactly what you want it to. Hulu+ now works. Streaming Amazon.com’s movies is great. HBO-go is still a no go. Accessories are getting better for the most part. Software overall has been updated to work out the kinks and I WOULD TOTALLY RECOMMEND THIS TABLET for someone that does not want to go the Ipad route.

    ***Update 2*** (November 4, 2012)

    This tablet has been going strong battery life is still what it was when i bought it on the release date. The app store now carries the HBO GO app so my game of thrones addiction will continue whenever I’m not at home. Video viewing programs continue to come out on the store as well, adding to your viewing experience with this tablet.

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  3. Steve C says:
    514 of 545 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    My First Tablet, May 14, 2012
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    Steve C

    This review is from: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1-Inch, Wi-Fi) (Personal Computers)

    My mom bought last year’s 8.9 model last week and I fell in love with it, so I bought the new 10.1 tab 2. This is my 4th day with it and I absolutely love it. I’ve been wanting a tablet for over a year(I love tech toys) and finally couldn’t take messing around with one that wasn’t mine so I had to buy one. I have a 17″ laptop that only gets 1.5 hrs on a charge and wanted something smaller that I could do easy internet stuff like twitter, facebook, surfing, and listening to internet radio, podcasts, and music that was smaller and more mobile then my ginormous laptop. While shopping around I essentially looked at mid-priced android tablets, mostly because of my angst toward apple thanks to the awfulness of itunes software.

    The other tablet that really caught my eye was the Asus Transformer TF300. You can do an easy google search to see where the transformer shines where the galaxy doesn’t and vice versa. Ultimately storage space wasn’t a huge deal for me and I really have no need for an hdmi out. What won me over the transformer is the display of the galaxy and it is night and day difference for me. Since browsing the internet is 90% of what I’ll use a tablet for a great display, where samsung truly shines, was worth more to me then a better speced out transformer. For anyone looking to buy a new 10.1″ tablet definitely give the transformer a look. I also would suggest looking at the Motorola Xoom.

    Pros:
    - size, probably one of the smaller 10.1″ mid level tablets
    - display is bright and crisp, text is very easy to read even when I have screen brightness all the way turned down
    - infrared sensor that can be used to control your home entertainment center (a very nice option if you don’t have a cool awesome logitech harmony remote)
    - battery life has been great also among the top of the midlevel tablets(do a google search)

    Cons:
    - long battery charge time, not a big deal as I’m mostly going to recharge at night
    - no stock hdmi out
    - the wtf so tiny charging cord, I mean really who wants a short charging cord? Makes no sense to me
    - no standard usb port, instead they have an applelike proprietary port
    - feels like for the price there should be some kind of hdmi out and 32 gb of hard drive space instead of 16

    Because of the last con I can’t give this tablet 5 stars, instead it gets 4.

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