Samsung Galaxy Tab 2
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is a 10.1-inch tablet that weighs 588 grams. It is powered by the Android operating system, and a 1GHz dual-core processor. Features include up to 32GB (using micro SD card) of storage, 1GB of RAM, a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera for taking photos and recording HD video, and a 1.3-megapixel camera for video calls.
The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 isn’t seen as one of the better tablets around for no good reason. It’s a very well built tablet with some nice design touches to make it stand out both on the outside and inside. One of the more thoughtful touches is the screenshot button, letting users snap a picture of a helpful, or memorable webpages. The design, too, is totally uncluttered, with no buttons to get in the way of its clean design. The ease of use extends to the latest Android 4.0 interface it comes shipped with, offering bright menus, with big icons, shortcuts to important features, and notifications for social networks.
A micro SD memory card slot comes in most handy, letting Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 expand the memory up to a roomy 32GB, giving ample room for music files, videos, documents, apps and games. As portable games become more graphic and power-intensive, they also get bigger in size, leaving less space to store them - so the extra storage is more than welcome. A necessity, even.
And running these games proves to be little problem for the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. Its 1GHz dual core processor is more than capable of running pretty much any game found on the Google Play application store. The same goes for the array of onboard apps, and those downloaded from the store.
Performance is almost always smooth throughout, with little sign of lag. The same goes for web browsing. Nestling on the sofa with the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 to browse the web is one of the pleasures of owning a tablet - one that continues to be a joy on the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1.
The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is a great device, and one of the most well-rounded tablets available, but for sheer beauty, its display doesn’t quite have the shine of the new iPad’s Retina Display. Put the two next to each other and the difference becomes blindingly obvious.
That said, to criticise too much would be to nitpick. It can be said that nobody really needs a rear-facing camera on a tablet device. The camera here does not have a flash, making it usable only in well-lit conditions.