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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 SCH-I705 8 GB Tablet – 7″ – Verizon – 4G – Qualcomm 1.20 GHz – Black

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 SCH-I705 8 GB Tablet – 7″ – Verizon – 4G – Qualcomm 1.20 GHz – Black

  • Processor Model: MSM8960
  • Processor Speed: 1.20 GHz
  • Standard Memory: 1 GB
  • Flash Memory Capacity: 8 GB

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 SCH-I705 8 GB Tablet – 7″ – Verizon – 4G – Qualcomm 1.20 GHz – Black

GALAXY TAB 2 7IN 8GB LTE BLACK VERIZON VZW WITH 1YR WARR
1 GB RAM – Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich – CDMA2000 (1xEV-DO), LTE – Slate 1024 x 600 WSVGA Display

List Price: $ 350.00

Price: $ 350.00

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (8-Inch, White) 2013 Model (Certified Refurbished)

  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS, 1.5GHz Dual-Core Processor snapdaragon
  • 16 GB Flash internal Memory, 1.5 GB RAM Memory
  • Store photos, videos, music, and more with up to 64GB of memory available through a microSD slot
  • Camera: 5MP rear-facing, 1.3MP front-facing,video recording
  • Display: 8″ TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 800 x 1280 pixels (~189 ppi pixel density)

Best-in-class Portability with slim & light design. GALAXY Tab 3 8″s dimensions have been calibrated to offer the best grip with smart usability so you feel secure taking your Tab with you everywhere. The slimmer bezel ensures screen space is maximized for your entertainment as well as the convenient always-ready functional H/W keys, which offer a comfortable smartphone-like experience.

You’ll experience no lag with the powerful 1,5 GHz Dual Core Processor and generous 1.5 GB RAM. To maximize

List Price: $ 299.99

Price: $ 159.00

3 Responses to “Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 SCH-I705 8 GB Tablet – 7″ – Verizon – 4G – Qualcomm 1.20 GHz – Black”

  1. F. Domina says:
    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Not the “perfect” tablet, but very, very good, especially at the refurbished price., July 31, 2014
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    F. Domina (Atlanta, GA) –
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    This review is from: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (8-Inch, White) 2013 Model (Certified Refurbished) (Personal Computers)
    I’m glad I got it, especially for the refurbished price. After buying this one for my wife, I liked it enough to get another for myself (brown/gold one so we could tell them apart).

    I love the 8″ size, and I feel that the added RAM (vs. 7″ model) makes a difference in performance. I do wish Samsung had done a couple things differently: (a) I wish it was slightly wider, so the bezel around the screen was larger, which would allow it to be held more easily without putting your thumb on the screen. (b) I wish the back was textured (not glossy/slick) so it was easier to hold. That might also have made “a” not as much of an issue. I did just order a case for it, which may make both of these issues go away, and neither is enough to make me wish I didn’t get it. It’s a very nice tablet.

    Battery life exceeds my expectation, and I’ve never felt it was slow/lagging in any way.

    The one thing I wish Samsung didn’t do, however, is put the menu/home/return buttons outside of the screen. It does allow more screen space to be used by apps, BUT it’s not as intuitive when you use it in landscape mode, and if you flip it upside down, it’s quite silly. But that’s Samsung — they’ve always done this and continue to do it.

    It also comes with quite a bit of Samsung bloatware installed. Some you can uninstall, others you can “hide” (disable)….and some are okay apps. Once I customized the screen / apps the way I prefer, they’re not an issue, but it’s just something I thought I’d mention.

    The camera is okay — nothing great, but not terrible. Outside / bright light is better than indoors, but neither is anything to get excited about. Video recording is limited to 720p. I use my phone for my main camera anyway, so this doesn’t bother me.

    The sound through the speakers is quite good and can be turned up quite loud! I was impressed. The speaker placement (bottom, when in portrait mode) means you don’t get the stereo effect when in landscape mode, which is kind of dumb, because that’s how it would typically be oriented when watching movies on it.

    I find it plenty bright, and generally have the brightness set to manual (not auto) and at maybe 20%. I hate the automatic mode….just like I hate it on their S3 phone. It has a delay in changing the brightness when it detects a change in ambient light, and it seems like then it just switches between “too dim” and “brighter than necessary”. Since the level is so easy to manually set (in pull-down tray), that’s how I use it.

    If you’re planning on occasionally sharing it with your kids, like I do, you can set up multiple users and make the kids a “restricted” user where you can limit what apps they have access to. Just beware that, for example, if you give them access to the video player or gallery to view photos, then they can view ANY video or photo on the device. You restrict apps, not access to locations. (Fine for me.)

    (My only other comment has to do with Android 4.4, NOT this tablet in particular. Google, for some ridiculous reason, made 4.4 such that apps cannot write to the external microSD card. They can read, but not write. Oddly, they can also create a folder, but then not be able to write into it. System apps (i.e. the file manager app) that come with the device / are part of Android DO have full access to the external microSD card. That means, for example, if I use my favorite photo editor, I have to save changes to the internal flash, then use the file manager to copy from the internal flash to the external card if I wanted it there. Likewise for other things, such as the built in “gallery” can read/write pictures anywhere, but my favorite photo/gallery app can read/write to internal flash, but only read from the external microSD card. DUMB. But that’s Android 4.4’s fault, not the tablet’s.)

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  2. Paul V. says:
    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Best tablet, August 6, 2014
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    Paul V.

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    This review is from: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (8-Inch, White) 2013 Model (Certified Refurbished) (Personal Computers)
    Superb Tablet – the 8 inch screen is bright and sharp. The processor is fast and the Samsung features are great. Even though it’s refurbished it looked brand new out of the box.

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  3. Daniel Benjamin says:
    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Satisfied customer, November 2, 2014
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    Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
    This review is from: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (8-Inch, White) 2013 Model (Certified Refurbished) (Personal Computers)
    When I received the tablet, it was packaged adequately. After unpacking, I inspected it and it looked brand new. I plugged it in with the (included) power adapter and charging cable to charge the unit to 100%. After charging, I powered it up. Everything worked as it was supposed to. It’s a bit different than the Apple products that I’m used to since it’s an Android but I really like the Tablet a lot. I’ve had no problems with it so far, unless you call the battery depleting fairly quickly a problem. But that seems to be a “problem” with just about ANY electronic device. It could be that I’m just not managing the battery correctly. All in all, I’m quite satisfied with my purchase especially since I paid about HALF of what the Tablet cost brand new.

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