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Samsung - Galaxy Tab S2 - 8" - 32GB - Black

Model: SM-T713NZKEXARSKU: 5234641

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 1494 reviews

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 17 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Android tablet

    Posted
    drumnbass
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    I wanted to upgrade from an iPad Mini 3 for a while, and since Apple seems to be in no hurry to update their Mini line (other than barely updated Mini 4), I decided to look at competitors. I already have an Android phone, so OS was not a factor to me, however as a tablet, I do think now that Android is better option due to its customization and flexibility. Now my tablet feels more like a tiny computer rather than an oversized iPod Touch. Not to hardware. It's Samsung so the build quality is outstanding. I got a Samsung branded book cover for it and it uses a very cool connection system where you don't see any parts of the cover anywhere around your tablet, leaving it minimalistic yet protecting the device well. Screen is the same resolution as iPad Mini, but somehow I can see pixels on Galaxy when I couldn't see them on an iPad. At the same time the screen is much brighter with better colors. Performance of the tablet is flawless, it does everything effortlessly and quickly, can't complain there. Wi-Fi feels stronger, I get much better reception in parts of my house where iPad Mini was struggling. Fingerprint scanner is super quick, probably about the same as iPad's though. Now here is where it loses one star. Battery life. It's not bad by any means, but I'm comparing it as if I was deciding between Galaxy and iPad Mini. iPad has a better battery life as far as I can tell. No tests were done here, just feels like I have to plug the Galaxy in much more frequently than the iPad. Overall I'm very happy with this tablet. Unfortunately there are not too many high end Android options when it gets to tablets, but this Galaxy might be about the best overall tablet on the market right now. iPad Mini is still a very good product, but if you're serious about your computing and want to have something more than just a social media and gaming machine, you owe it to yourself to give a Galaxy Tab S2 a try.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good tablet!

    Posted
    PCGame
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    This is a very zippy tablet with ample system space and beautiful display. Under heavy use, it does get a little warm as well as drains battery rather quickly. For example, if making Skype video calls you can chew through a battery in about 2 hours. If 50/50 sleep and active use, I get about 8-10 hours battery life. I use mainly O365 (a lot of eMail and Outlook), Skype for Business, Twitter, XFinity WiFi app and ESET Mobile Security daily, and occasional Google apps like Maps, Search, YouTube, etc. The cameras are average image quality and the speakers are fairly small and poor so plan to use earbuds for some functionality. I was hoping to use as a car GPS but even max volume is not very distinguishable in a car setting. The GPS does work fantastic and the Wifi is great. GPS acquires position quickly and handles interference (bridges, overpasses, tunnels) well and the WiFi gets a strong, solid, fast signal even with weak or far access points. Construction is solid. No concerns in my pocket getting in and out of cars, chairs, etc. as it does not flex and built strong. Light drops are fine too. Screen is bright, wonderful color and amazing contrast. The screen is also very strong and incredibly scratch resistant. Cat game tested and polydactyl cat approved with NO scratches after rigorous fish and mouse scratching high-scores. Touch screen/tactile feel is above average. Lighter taps have good reponse. Swipe and gestures are positive with little error even initially. Price point is a bit high, especially given it's a 3GB RAM memory device with 2kx1.5k display, but the 32GB system storage is spacious.. so look for sales.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    An obvious choice in an Android world

    Posted
    drumnbass
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    I wanted to upgrade from an iPad Mini 3 for a while, and since Apple seems to be in no hurry to update their Mini line (other than barely updated Mini 4), I decided to look at competitors. I already have an Android phone, so OS was not a factor to me, however as a tablet, I do think now that Android is better option due to its customization and flexibility. Now my tablet feels more like a tiny computer rather than an oversized iPod Touch. Not to hardware. It's Samsung so the build quality is outstanding. I got a Samsung branded book cover for it and it uses a very cool connection system where you don't see any parts of the cover anywhere around your tablet, leaving it minimalistic yet protecting the device well. Screen is the same resolution as iPad Mini, but somehow I can see pixels on Galaxy when I couldn't see them on an iPad. At the same time the screen is much brighter with better colors. Performance of the tablet is flawless, it does everything effortlessly and quickly, can't complain there. Wi-Fi feels stronger, I get much better reception in parts of my house where iPad Mini was struggling. Fingerprint scanner is super quick, probably about the same as iPad's though. Now here is where it loses one star. Battery life. It's not bad by any means, but I'm comparing it as if I was deciding between Galaxy and iPad Mini. iPad has a better battery life as far as I can tell. No tests were done here, just feels like I have to plug the Galaxy in much more frequently than the iPad. Overall I'm very happy with this tablet. Unfortunately there are not too many high end Android options when it gets to tablets, but this Galaxy might be about the best overall tablet on the market right now. iPad Mini is still a very good product, but if you're serious about your computing and want to have something more than just a social media and gaming machine, you owe it to yourself to give a Galaxy Tab S2 a try.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent tablet for travelers

    Posted
    Gritty
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    Waited through the first few generations of Android tabs to let the manufacturers work some of the bugs out, and the 8.0 Galaxy Tablet sparked my interest due to the 4:3 aspect ratio screen for zoom/pinch-free reading. Aside from the lack of vibrate function, and slightly odd stereo speaker placement (bottom edge) I've been pretty impressed by it's speed and capability. Does drain battery somewhat quickly under heavy workload or with brightness adjusted very high - as I would expect, but unless using it in direct outdoor sunlight, the brightness level doesn't need to be set very high at all. Even at 50%, this screen is VERY bright and colorful, and turned up over 75%, almost blindingly so! Also, for those who travel or actively use their tablet for work, etc., as I do, this size is fantastic. It's small enough to be compact for fitting in a large pullover hoodie pocket or backpack pocket (and weighs next to nothing), yet large enough for reading e-books *comfortably* one-handed, without the dreaded "phone reading strain" on the eyes. Nice for media / light gaming in landscape mode with some headphones, as well. Very good so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great tablet for travel

    Posted
    RichardK
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    Coming from an old Asus tablet, I wanted something compact so I can take on the go for reading and media consumption but still high end enough to where I can count on it being a great tablet for several years. Unfortunately the Tab S3 is a little out of my price range, but the Tab S2 is still a very capable tablet that can handle everything you throw at it. The screen is beautiful, the tablet is now running Android 7.0 and is small enough so you can take it with you to read or watch movies or tv shows. And if you are worried about the 4:3 aspect ratio, I can tell you that I was too but after awhile those black bars just disappear. I would HIGHLY Recommend this tablet to anyone. My one and only complaint about this tablet is the battery life. I understand because the tablet is so thin you need to make sacrifices somewhere, but at 4000 mah, its only slightly bigger than my Galaxy S7 edge and with constant use, you can expect about 5-6 hours of battery life. Keep this in mind, but don't let it being the only thing that turns you away from this tablet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Buy! Not gonna miss my Ipad at all!

    Posted
    TeXaNBESTBUYER
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    I just got this little thingy, I had an Ipad Gen4 which I gave to my brother as I wanted to badly break of the APPLE YUGO! I hate how controlling and hover like they are. I had a to jump trough hoops to get my ipad clean so that my brother would get a "clean brand new" device. I am a galaxy fan and I am a droider as well, love the versatility , hands on, and all options this platform offers. I wanted a change so I went with the small tablet 8" it is small but I have big hands! so it is a perfect fit even with the little fold cover I bought for it, I am used to Droid, it came with droid 6 but today of all day I got updated to Droid 7 Nougat which I like a lot as I've been using it on my S8+ so now I kind of have the same. Processor is fast, all functions and feel its like my phone now I can actually pair my phone and manage and make calls from the pad if my phone is in another room (yep you can do that if you have Galaxy phone) Image crisp, clear, super light weight and its the "highest"end tablet before the new Tab S3 SO FAR SO GOOD!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Perfect size

    Posted
    IdahoTechie
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    I've had an iPad the last several years, but found that I didn't use it much due to it's size. It was too big and annoying to type on. This Galaxy tablet is a great size--big enough to offer a different experience than my Pixel 2 XL, yet small enough to be usable. The performance has been great and I've had no issues with it all. In fact, there are only two things keeping me from rating it a 5: (1) I wish Samsung didn't have to mess so much with the Android OS--I much prefer the pure Android experience--and (2) the bezel is so small around the screen that when I hold it without a case, my hand chub makes constant contact with the screen and thwarts my attempts to scroll, etc. The good news is that was easily fixed with a nice bumper case, so now I'm thrilled with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love the speedy processor!

    Posted
    JBuddy1970
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    This is one cool tablet. I upgraded from a Samsung Tab3. This tablet is incredibly thin and lightweight. The back of the tablet feels slightly dimpled so as not to slip out of your hands.The screen area goes to the very edge of the device wasting no space at all . The screen itself is awesome. Very bright, with very vivid colors, and is great for watching HD videos or playing the newest games. The Octa-Core processor runs all of my games very swiftly and smoothly without issue. The tablet comes with Android 6 "Marshmallow" , but within weeks I was prompted for the Android 7 "Nougat" update. I've owned the tablet for about 3 months now and really like it. The only issues I have is the amount of Samsung bloatware that comes with all of their devices and the Wi-Fi connection is a bit slower than my old Tab3.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    So far so good

    Posted
    Mel334
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    I purchased this only because my beloved Google Nexus tablet developed a shortage in the charging port. This is my first time purchasing a Samsung product. I'm a LG loyalist but few options for tablets led me to look at Samsung. I use my tablet for entertainment purposes only. So far so good. Easy to get started, battery is holding a great charge and easy to upload my apps from former device. I love the gold color and I am thrilled with storage capacity. I've only had it for less than a week, but I'm pleased so far with the product. I studied reviews for months before purchasing to see if any negative ones were submitted. When it went on sale I purchased it. I would not spend regular price on an item I only used for entertainment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Wish I could buy this quality in a 7 inch model

    Posted
    MartyToo
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    This tablet is a very good value. My main tablet had been a 2013 Nexus. The Nexus is a classic 7 inch tablet that became too slow offer time. The S2 is absolutely perfect for my needs. I transferred my Nova launcher home screen data to the S2 and the performance is like a Corvette vs a Chvey Sonic. (Or I guess a Chevy Nova.) ;-) The display is great and the performance is fast. I've had no trouble with this product at all. My only wishes are that I could buy this in a slightly smaller 7 inch form and that I could charge it wirelessly. For me the price difference compared to the E and A tablets from Samsung was worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very nice hardware, specs

    Posted
    Jim3
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    I've found the hardware to be very nice. Great graphics, camera, and sound recording. The software has been somewhat of a disappointment. Although I use the Google Apps (Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Calendar, Drive), I've found that they don't work together as seamlessly as I had expected, particularly using Drive to store documents. I've also found that the Apps haven't improved all that much over the years. They're still not very configurable and lack most of the features I rely heavily on when using a laptop or desktop computer. It's great for mobility, provided you're in range of public wi-fi. I bought the tablet to do the things that were too aggravating to do on my smart phone. On screen keyboards are still terrible, but at least the screen is larger.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not exactly what I expected

    Posted
    Trolldoll
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    Since I have a Samsung smart phone I purchased the Samsung notebook. The screen is beautiful and I had to get used to not really being able to hold it in my hand comfortably because of the size. I have found absolutely no use for it yet and I've had it about six weeks. I wanted it to use for messaging, thinking I would have a larger keyboard. Messenger did not come on it, I have downloaded about 5 different messengers and not one looks like my phone app. I would have thought Samsung would have put this on the notebook. Between my laptop, phone and notebook all having different looking apps it's honestly annoying to me. I guess if I was a game player the notebook would be okay but so far I have found no use for it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent tablet

    Posted
    Phil
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    I previously owned an iPhone and iPad and was not familiar with the Android world. When it was time to get my wife a new tablet we chose the Galaxy Tab S2 since she also has a Samsung S7 phone. The S2 look and feel are just like the S7 phone so getting used to it was a snap. She previously owned an Asus Google tablet which had a short battery life. The new S2 has much better battery life and syncs up with her phone just like my Apple phone and tablet did. It's also faster with the upgraded WiFi. Overall it's a great tablet. Her only negative is that she preferred the slightly smaller size of the Asus (7" vs. 8")

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great tablet for certain things

    Posted
    willowonez
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    I had bought the tablet for use in my home business. I did not realize that it had such a bad camera. My idea was to use the tablet for taking pictures to be posted on line. Unfortunately, tablets, no matter which ones you buy, have very bad cameras. My lack of knowledge is my own fault. My next complaint is it is very hard to buy covers for these. I don't like the folios and would prefer a cover like I have for my galaxy phone. They are almost impossible to find. If I could find a good cover I would appreciate using it when I am out and about. Otherwise, it is very good for Facebook, playing some games and surfing the web.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great tablet for anyone

    Posted
    GatorDroid
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    Pros: - Easy to configure - settings are pretty straightforward - Fast processor - Display resolution is great; Sharp and crisp colors - Can split screen to see two apps at same time - this is one of the features I looked forward to when getting this tablet and I love it. - Device Maintenance offers power saving options - Lighter and more compact, compared to iPad Mini 2 Cons - no real cons, if you setup power saving mode in Device Maintenance. I use my S2 very often in web browser at moment, so it's hard to tell if battery drains faster than iPad Mini 2 or not (and the iPad battery drains slowly). I have not been able to set up a side by side test yet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent screen, decent battery

    Posted
    Mark
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    I bought this tablet to replace my beloved (but failing) Nvidia Shield K1 tablet. The size is right, although with the somewhat wider 4:3 screen ratio, it's a bit harder to hold in one hand, unless you have large hands. The screen is of excellent quality, bright and with rich colors, as you would expect from a Samsung. The battery life is decent, if not super, it seems like battery life was sacrificed to make the tablet as thin as possible, which seems to be a trend with everyone. The tablet is very light though, and I would recommend if you like having a smaller tablet you can hold in one hand, and easily slip into a large pocket for on the go, or as an addition to your laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great 8 inch Andoird tablet

    Posted
    sapta17
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    Got the Galaxy Tab S2 8 inch as part of Cyber Monday deals. Absolutely loving it for the last few weeks. Major Pros - Superb AMOLED display, photos and videos look astoundingly rich and vibrant - Display is super customizable and supports multiple profiles, color modes etc. - Running Android 7 with latest updates - Stunning sleek design and very light-weight. Enough to go head-to-head with iPad mini - Speakers' output is very rich (considering the slim design) - Expandable storage - Decent Camera for a tablet Cons - Battery ! bleeds battery very fast unless kept in power-saving modes - Fingerprint scanner is not that accurate

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good but overpriced

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    sakim
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    This is a very good tablet, but I don't think it's worth the $400 selling price. I actually got it on sale for $250, and even that seems like a bit too much for a tablet of this size. It's nice and thin and lightweight though, which I like. It's also fairly fast and the battery life is decent. The screen is nice too, but websites can be a little hard to read at times. The text isn't pixelated like it is on the Tab A models, it's just rather thin. It would probably be a lot easier to read things on the 9.7 model, but that was way too expensive! I'd recommend this only if you can get it on sale, definitely not at full price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Tablet

    Posted
    GPos
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    For the price, really there aren't many things wrong. The few things I can think of are the location of the controls interfere when in landscape mode and the speakers are pretty poor with low volume capability. Tends to get warm in the upper right side in portrait mode as appoint of reference. Now what's great- the Screen is to die for. Blacks are black and colors look awesome. I regret that I didn't get the larger screen. Speed is good with little lag. Latest version of Android is nice. Battery life is decent. Not too bad at the $299 price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fast & user friendly

    Posted
    Ceja
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    This is my second Galaxy Tab, purchased because my Tab 4 was slowing down after 3 years of constant use. The improved screen resolution on this Tab S2 is great and I like the brightness auto-adjust feature, since I often use the tablet outside. I also appreciate the fast processor. I preferred watching videos on the Tab 4 because of its screen shape, but I am sure I will adapt to watching on this new tablet, especially since the black frame blends in with the letterbox formatting. It does get warm on the right side, as some other reviewers have noted, but the only time it got hot was during an update from Marsmallow to Nougat version.

    I would recommend this to a friend