This post was last updated on September 15th, 2013 at 12:47 am
To be honest with you, when you will take a look at the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 for the first time, you will think that this is actually Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 without a stylus. On the basis of hardware design and casing, both Galaxy Note and Galaxy Tab are not much different. This is kind of a turn off condition for a tech lover like me but still, there are some great things that Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is offering. In this post, I’m going to review the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 that is here in my hands right now. I will be playing with the tab and writing the review at the same time. While from external side, Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 looks like Galaxy Note 10.1 but on the inside, there is less RAM and processor so the price stays lower compared to that of Galaxy Note 10.1.
You will find a 1GHz dual-core processor and 1GB RAM in Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. These are the same specifications that are available in Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 as well. I personally don’t really like this version of Galaxy Tab because Galaxy Note is way better than this one.
Screen and Performance
I really hope that Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 gets an OS upgrade of Android Jelly Bean 4.1 because this is the only way it can start working better and smoothly. Android Jelly Bean is the only version of Android OS that runs fine with Tablets. I decided to open up a heavy website so and this tablet took only 6-7 seconds for loading the entire content of that website. I must say that in some cases, this tablet has been able to impress me. The battery life is also quite good as it can last for more than 8 hours. It means that in once charge, you can watch at least 2 long movies or even 3 as well.
The screen resolution of Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is 1280×800 pixels which is quite good. Still, there are other tablets in the market that have a better screen resolution as compared to the Galaxy Tab 2. Still, it provides very high quality image and videos.
One thing that I like about Samsung is that, they don’t change the Android OS a lot. One addition which is actually a good one is the screen capture button that has been added on top of the screen. Some minor changes have been made by Samsung to the Email and Calendar app as well. Overall, the Android experience is very good in this tablet and I’m enjoying it right now.
The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 has a 3-megapixel camera installed in it. I was expecting Samsung to come up with a better camera but well, I’m disappointed in this case. However, the quality of the camera is not bad. This camera can take low resolution image which means you will not be able to find a lot of detail in the images.
Have you also used Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1? Please share your experience with use below in comments section.