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

Model: SM-T713NZDEXARSKU: 5234653

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 1494 reviews

96%
would recommend to a friend

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 17 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great tablet

    Posted
    Sansha
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    I love this tablet. Right size for me. I am able to carry it in my purse. It has a really great screen and resolution. I love the gold color on the border, makes the screen seem even bigger. I downloaded the GPS app and maps for the states I am traveling in. The GPS works beautifully. I did not upgrade the app for voice directions yet as I have a Garmin in the car. I plan to travel to Scotland and Ireland and wanted to have the streets of the major cities at hand. The WiFi connects without a problem both at home and away from home. The battery could last longer. It lasts about 5 hours for me. Bottom line, I could not have been happier with my this purchase. I did not get the cover that Best Buy was selling as it had major problems. I did order one from Walmart that fit perfectly and at a great price. I bought a 128 GB SD card and now have a ton of memory.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Trash!!!!!!

    Posted
    Mauldo5
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    First off i had this tablet for a whole 2 hours. Dropped it on my carpet yes carpet and broke screen. I smashed it in ground again out of anger as i didn't have protection. I threw it down not even that hard and it almost bent in half. I feel for $300 it should be way better made. On the web the screen was good and clear. Now games that's a different story. They all looked horrible like something out of a cartoon from the 30's. Only reason i bought it so i will have to give it the worst rating possible. Can't even review anything else about product as it didn't last a day. If you act like it is a living baby and cling to it with your life i would recommend it to you. Now if you ever had bad luck once in your life i would not. If you do want to buy i would buy the best and most durable case you can find ASAP!!! Second Samsung galaxy tablet i have had and both broke like nothing first drop was their last sad really.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Liked the First One So Much I Bought a Second!

    Posted
    CoffeeMan
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    This is an outstanding Tablet, I purchased the first Tablet for my wife on her Birthday in April. The speed and quality of the table was impressive, it was so impressive that I purchased a second Samsung - Galaxy Tab S2 - 8" - 32GB – Black for my daughter’s Birthday in July! I wish Samsung had more options for the matching cover it would be nice to have more options, let’s say pink. The 8” is the perfect size for ease of use. I purchased a 64 GB Micro SD Card and if need be I can upgrade the Micro SD to 128 GB. You can pay less for a Tablet but you will not receive the Quality or Dependability of the Samsung - Galaxy Tab S2!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love the Tab S2

    Posted
    NewHireOnFire
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    Let me say this 1st: I'm thankful to have Samsung reps at the store I shop at, those guys at the Columbia, MD store know their product. But let me get to the facts. I've always wanted a Tablet by Samsung to test it out, work on assignments through email, whether it'd be excel reports, PDF files, and article annotating. I use this tablet for both personal/work purposes. The panel is what really gives this Tab S2 more time from me than what my Surface Pro does. I make that reminder to everyone even when I'm on the Sales floor. Battery life is well, I can go 3 days without having to recharge. The model I got must've been a defect, or it's noticing when I throw too much at it, since the moment I get into Adobe Photoshop Express and really start manipulating images, the tablet restarts itself. Must be a Smart power thing, so I didn't pay it any mind. Love it!

    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pleased with purchase

    Posted
    Gail
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    I had a 10" Samsung tablet, and it was great, but time for a new one. After researching the reviews/ratings on the BB website, I decided on this one. I've only had it a few days and haven't had much time to thoroughly explore this tablet, but so far, very pleased. My old tablet was substantially bigger (and heavier) than this one, and I thought that the smaller size might be too small - however, after comparing the old with the new size-wise, I made the right choice. That extra 10 or so ounces makes a huge difference when you think about lugging it in your purse or backpack. From the few videos I've displayed on this one, great video quality and sound. I think I'll be very happy with this choice and would recommend it. Samsung makes a good product - my old tablet is still working fine, and is at least 4 years old.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great tablet but problem with border

    Posted
    Sansha
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    I loved this tablet. Fast, screen size is great for me, colors are vibrant. The sound was ok for me. The problem I had was the black tablet has black all around the screen. This tablet is a 4:3 ratio on movies so you are in letter box all the time with no way to make it bigger. The letter box has black at the top and bottom. This combined with the black border had the picture floating in a sea of black, which made the picture seem even smaller. This may work for younger eyes but for older people it was not good. I exchanged the tablet for the gold one. Gold around the outside edge with black above and below the picture is much better. Would definitely recommend the tablet but beware that the color of the tablet will either make or break the way you see the movies/videos. Love the way you can raise the 32 gb to an additional 128 gb easily with micro sd slot.

    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Tablet.

    Posted
    Bernhart10
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    The S2 is my first android tablet, and I have been very impressed. The tablet has a wonderful clear display, while the build quality feels substantial despite the tablet being quite thin and light. 32 GB of memory is plenty for most of the apps I install. I did pick up a micro SD card to store music and other files. Some apps cannot be installed on micro SD in android devices, so it is better to store pictures, videos, music there and leave the internal memory for apps. The processing power is good enough to meet my needs. While not as powerful as a more expensive Pixel tablet, the S2 runs Hearthstone just fine. Occasionally, when a great deal of card animations are on the screen, there is some slowdown, but the experience is quite playable. Overall, I am pleased!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Screen...

    Posted
    hoefs13
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    Having been impressed by my Samsung phone's abilities and bored with my iPad I decided to give this a try. It is a bit smaller, more like an iPad mini, but the screen is very vibrant and detailed. Great for Youtube. I like how light the Tab is and the slightly grippy back. I'd like it if Samsung gave access to the Theme Store from the Tab but as a workaround I use Nova Launcher Pro and Samsung's Good Luck for a custom look. It processes quickly and I can jump back and forth between apps quickly with no lagging. The camera isn't real strong and truthfully I wouldn't mind if there was no camera but sometimes it helps to take a pic of a list, a set of instructions, a label, etc. I just move all my phone pictures to the Tab for storage and a bigger screen to look at them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Overheating!!!!!

    Posted
    mediaman
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    I bought this tablet yesterday and after charging it used it to download some apps. It was hot so I let it cool down. All I did was go on Facebook and it was too hot to even touch. This heat comes from the upper right area of the tablet on the backside. I went back to Best Buy and exchanged it hoping it was just mine. The new one did the exact same thing. Taking it back. This is the newer model which has a faster processor than the S2 8.0 710. Not sure if that is the problem but I cannot even hold it, it gets too hot.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Only Thing Better Is The Size

    Posted
    Mattmez462
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    Replaced my Galaxy Tab S, which I unfortunately shattered the screen on, with the Tab S2. Besides the change in size (which I love), everything else is a downgrade. Screen is nowhere near as responsive, speakers are worse, battery life is worse and there was nothing exciting added to the software. They didn't even include blue light filter which my Galaxy S7 Edge has (nor have they updated the software to include it and that's the one thing I was looking forward to as I read more on my tablet than my phone). If is your first tablet, you may love it. I'm just having buyer's remorse as I would have expected the next in line of S tablets to have been a huge upgrade.

    No, I would not 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: 1 out of 5 stars

    Very glitchy tablet just like Nexus 7

    Posted
    vitoscotti

    I've had Nexus 7s and I thought id try the Samsung Galaxy tab s2 to get away from the Nexus 7 glitchy headaches. I don't see this as a product that will last more than 2 years with all it shortfalls. After seven months more and more problems are piling up. It's loaded with Samsung useless bloatware . Think twice about blowing $400 on a $100 quality tablet. Pros; Great hd screen quality on movies TV shows Hangs on to wifi unlike Nexus 7 Swipe screen shot Cons; Battery drains way too fast for a 7 month old tablet Constantly needs charging Tinty speakers Fingerprint works a day perfect then crashes Tablet freezes regularly Some sites the video seems that it doesn't fit the screen properly and is distorted. If you charge it while using it it actual loses rather gains a charge

    No, I would not 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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent tablet!

    Posted
    kwadublin
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    I had an iPad Air that I had been using for a few years but wanted something smaller/lighter to take when I travel as the iPad, with it's case, was still a bit bulky/heavy for what I wanted when flying. After looking at non-Apple options, I quickly came to Samsung. Wanting a good quality screen, the Tab S seemed like a good option. So far I've been very pleased with it. The Super AMOLED screen is great, giving a very nice HD viewing experience. The processor is fast, showing no lag when launching apps or running them. Internet connectivity seems great as well. Love the thin and lightweight design. I slip it into a neoprene sleeve and put it in my briefcase and it adds no real bulk or weight. Been using if for a few weeks and I am very pleased.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    LOVE IT!! Worth it!!

    Posted
    Headermc
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    I was hesitant because of the the higher price...I bought it, returned it and purchased a lesser model to see what the differences truly were for the price (this being $399 and the lower model $169). The difference in performance is amazing!!! I like to play games online. The lesser expensive tablet was noticeably slower. I like the fingerprint sensor for logging in (instead of a pin to unlock) but it's VERY sensitive and often I have failed too long in this way. It's definitely operator error. As long as your finger is straight and completely covering the button logging on is a breeze. I'm still discovering all those little things. I'm very pleased with this purchased. It was worth all the running around and returning and buying...and returning.

    I would 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