A closer look at the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

November 26, 2012 - Written By Chris Yackulic

Following its long-awaited release at the end of August, the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 has become one of the most sought-after gadgets in the market. If you are considering buying a new tablet, the latest from Samsung might be just what you need. But what exactly makes this tablet outstanding and what are some of its highlights?
To start with, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 has been designed to look stylish and compact. While some tablets look and feel “plasticky”, this is not the case of the Samsung Galaxy. Unlike in the case of other tablets, the speakers in this tablet have been placed in such a way so as to actually maximise the audio experience. This is a big bonus for those who plan on using this gadget for listening to music, watching movies, or making video calls.

The tablet’s 10.1” display features a TFT panel, which means that colours are vivacious and that images are bright and clear, even at angles at which you would lose sight of the screen if you were using a computer. This tablet is powered by a 1Ghz dual core processor, which makes multi-tasking and switching between applications a breeze. Another highlight of this tablet is its impressive battery life. You can achieve a full charge in less than 5 hours, and this can last more than 2 days if you use the tablet lightly, and can give you up to 6 hours of continuous video playback. This fact makes the Samsung Galaxy ideal for those who like to stay connected and entertained on the go.

Of course, one of the advantages of owning a tablet is the possibility of doing everything you would on a computer without having to deal with the weight and bulk of one. In this respect, the Samsung Galaxy is also a winner, as it only weighs 581 grams and is an impressive 9.7mm thin.

As for the actual things that you can do with this tablet, the list is quite impressive. Picture taking is supported by two 3-megapixel cameras, one at the rear and one on the front, which are VGA-enabled so that they also allow high quality video calls. You can easily download movies and videos onto your tablet and enjoy them in high definition without worrying too much about the format, as this tablet supports .avi, .mp4, .flv, .mkv, and many other video formats. The tablet comes preloaded with a handful of applications that run smoothly thanks to its smart operating system. These apps include Google Maps, Youtube, Samsung Kies Air (great for transferring files to and from your computer), ChatON, and many more. Of course, you can still do less innovative things on this tablet, such as sending e-mail and working on documents.
All in all, the new Samsung tablet is an excellent value buy with its £300 price tag, so why not consider purchasing it as a Christmas gift or as a treat to yourself?