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Samsung - Galaxy Tab S2 - 9.7" - 32GB - Black

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 2372 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    High end tablet for a reasonable price

    Posted
    Yankee95
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    To begin, I know the Tab 3 has been released so the Tab 2 isn't the newest version, but it's still a great tablet without having to spend $500-600 or more. The only tablet I had used before was a very old 1st generation iPad that my employer provided when they upgraded many years ago. After a few years it wasn't good for much except checking my email, playing solitaire, and surfing the web, though once it wasn't receiving updates that was the end and I was without a tablet for several years. I had been looking and didn't have much $ to spend, plus I wanted one with at least a 9" screen. Everything I was finding had less than 2GB of memory and 8-16GB of storage. Tablets with more started at $400 and up. Then last year Best Buy had an early Black Friday sale with their Galaxy Tab S2 9.7" 32GB with 3GB of memory on sale for $280, which originally had been $499. It was more than I initially wanted to spend, but was too good a deal, so I bit the bullet and I haven't regretted it for a second. It's incredibly thin and light and since I have a Samsung smart tv, it will connect to that if I want to. I have a 2 year old LG phone through AT&T which is on a monthly plan, and I can connect them to allow the tablet access to my phone's data if no WiFi is available. A number of the apps on my phone transferred over and the calendars sync, which is great, though not all of the shared apps will. It comes with the basic Microsoft programs, which is so helpful when creating documents and saving them to Dropbox so that I can access them on my phone, which doesn't have Microsoft products. Of course it has some negatives that I've found so far. Don't count on the camera as your main camera. The pictures aren't great, though it does have both front and rear facing cameras. It doesn't come with a stylus, which would be nice. It comes preloaded with apps that most people won't want, but they can be disabled. My biggest issue is that the screen is not very sensitive to touch - it takes a firm tap when selecting an icon or typing for it to respond, so you have to really watch when you type that it's entering every letter you hit and there is no way to adjust this in the settings. Oddly, though, other areas on the screen are very sensitive, so you have to be careful not to touch anywhere else on the screen or you may lose everything that you have entered. The touch issue may just be my tablet, though. Overall, even though it's not the newest version, it's still a great tablet for the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another Great Samsung Tablet

    Posted
    DMAtx

    I have a Samsung Tab S, and my partner's Note 10.1 was starting to run very slow, so I gave the Tab S to him. I tried updating the Note 10.1 to LineageOS, and it worked okay, but some apps didn't run as smoothly as I would like, so I started shopping around for another tablet for myself. I looked the offerings from Samsung's competition as well as the new S3 and S4 series, but I really didn't want to spend a great deal since I have a Surface and a Dell Windows 10 laptop - I really have too many devices, to be honest. This gold version of the Tab S2 was on clearance at a very good price so I went for it. The hardware specs are very similar to my well-loved Tab S, similar processor, 3 gigs of RAM, 32 gig storage, and the lovely OLED screen, though slightly smaller and a slightly lower resolution than the Tab S. The screen differences aren't really that noticiable, though, and overall, the device is even slimmer and more portable than its predecessor. The device is portrait-oriented, unlike the Tab S, and it's taking some getting used to - I usually hold the device in the landscape orientation, and I keep tapping what amounts to the side of the Tab S2 looking for the home button - in this orientation, the controls are on the right of my hand. Not a deal breaker, I'll get used to it. The only other thing I'll point out is the sound. Like the Tab S, the speakers are adequate for personal listening, nothing spectacular, though it's a little weird for me to have both speakers on one side (again, since I use the tablet in landscape orientation); thus the sound is not really stereo unless I flip the device back into the portrait orientation. Again, not a huge deal, since I have a small Sony portable speaker to which I can connect via bluetooth for better sound if I want it. Overall, this is a really nice little tablet. It's very responsive and zippy when loading/running applications or simply browsing the internet. I'm guessing the gold version was priced lower than its stablemates because it wasn't selling as well, but I'm glad I got it - it's a bit "blingy".

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful, functional tablet

    Posted
    alpal1989
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    I love this tablet. I upgraded to the S2 9.7 from my iPad mini 2, which was getting a bit beat up and had become incredibly laggy after the iOS 10 upgrade. I also wanted a bit of a larger screen for watching movies and reading eBooks/articles. I love the AMOLED display, which is much brighter and more vibrant than my mini's, and the processor gets the job done for all of my everyday tasks. If I were buying a tablet primarily for work (which I am not), I probably would have gone with the iPad Pro, but the Pro's price didn't seem worth it to me for my particular needs (web browsing, video streaming, and reading). The SD card slot is also worth its weight in gold, and I'm so impressed by how thin and light this device is, even with the larger screen size. Also, although I've read several reviews bashing this tablet's battery life, I'd like to add that I've been getting really good battery performance from my S2--I have been routinely seeing 8-10 hours of "screen on" time, mostly from watching Netflix and Amazon Video. If you have a Samsung smartphone (like I do), I also highly recommend this tablet because of the "SideSync" app, which allows you to wirelessly connect your phone and tablet and mirror the two displays/quickly transfer data between the devices. Too cool! The device's "cons"--no latest-generation Exynos processor, no QHD resolution, no all-metal casing--are, at least for me, not really "must have" features. I don't really notice the lack of these things in real-world usage, and I really wouldn't want to pay the premium price for them, anyway. So, in general, I'd recommend this tablet for casual users like myself.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING Tablet. Goodbye iPad Air, Hello Sammy!

    Posted
    Sandlotje
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    I have had an iPad Air for a couple of years now. I rarely use it. I have always used Android phones and have never owned anything by Apple aside from iPods back in the year 2007. I just could never get used to the navigation and layout of the iPad tablet. Every few months, I would charge it up and give it another shot to be my bedside sidekick, but it always ended up in a corner collecting dust. On Black Friday, I decided to indulge in the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2. I have used this tablet EVERY DAY since it has come. I absolutely love it. It is extremely light weight, very fast. The battery lasts for several days, unless I have a day off and just play with it all day. The OLED screen is exceptional. In comparison to the iPad Air, it is significantly lighter, it is faster at booting up, and loading various apps. It is obvious that the screen is better on the Tab S2 because of the superior screen technology. The battery is not as great; but when we're talking about days of battery life with both products, it does not really matter. I have Verizon as my phone provider, and I downloaded the Message+ app for texting, which syncs amazingly; therefore I can text directly from the tablet. Verizon recently added a new feature that allows me to make phone calls directly from the Message+ app, which is great when I have my Bluetooth headphones on and would like to call someone. I have absolutely NO complaints about this tablet. I LOVE the 3:2 aspect ratio (which is the same aspect ratio as the iPad). This aspect ratio is not the best for those that will use this primarily for watching movies or streaming services; however it is the best aspect ratio for everything else from browsing the web to viewing pictures and playing games. I would recommend this tablet to anyone and everyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great expensive tablet

    Posted
    dudeinco
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    I've always been impressed with the performance, and screen clarity in Samsung's products. This thing flies, and looks extremely crisp (usually the first thing people point out). Great fingerprint reader, long battery life, a nice large screen, and kept the SD Card reader. My only gripes are: 1. For some reason, Samsung thought Apple had a good idea with the 4:3 aspect ratio. This was an INCREDIBLY STUPID move. Why would I want to watch all my movies, TV shows, and videos in letterbox format??? Is this 1995, or something? Who in Samsung though: "Hey, if change the aspect ratio, customers would love only using 3/4s of the screen when watching video entertainment!" ...Samsung, not everything Apple does is an intelligent move. 2. Price... $400 on sale? Really? And you want $150 to attach a flawed keyboard? I loved my 8.4 PRO, and that was $245 when I bought it. I gladly would have just taken an upgrade to that instead, but Samsung has two classes: Abysmal resolution (low end), and super resolution (high end). 3. No haptic feedback (vibration motor). Couldn't they have left it for gaming, etc? Guess they wanted it to be thinner, but it's not any thinner than my 8.4 pro was? I left it at 5 stars, because my complaints are fairly minor (even though 4:3 really ticks me off), and won't be shared by everyone. It could be conceivable that my opinions are simply "my opinions" (go figure), and overally it's a top of the line Android device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    If the price is right, buy, buuuuuut read first.

    Posted
    mnash3
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    Pros 1. My price was right. I never wanted a tablet, but then I had some projects come up that indicated that it was a good idea. 2. Display. I like it. Bright with good clarity. I have it on a roller stand that puts it at the perfect height. 3. Video. I watch alot of YouTube and it handles the job well. 4. Setup. I own a Samsung Galaxy S5, so excluding an icon in a different place or two, it is the exact same setup as my S5, but bigger. 5. Easy of setup. As a society, we are spoiled. lol.. I logged into my Google account and it installed all the apps from my phone and I was done. Setting up my e-mail (hotmail) everything was a breeze. Soooo... I know you are like... With all of the above being good what could possibly be bad... Cons... 1. Not compatible. I specifically bought this product for my Sony A7RII to use as a display during photoshoots. You guessed it!!! Out of all the tablets to pick, I picked the one tablet that is specifically not compatible with Sony. 2. Not compatible for music projects possibly. There is an app that supposedly will allow you to share your screen onto the tablet. Well... There are a number of them on the market and you guessed it! The majority are not any good even from the large companies. 3. Dual monitor... I actually just ending up buying a Samsung monitor as my second monitor. I still may try to connect the tablet as a 3rd monitor. 4. Music projects/singing in the closet. I have not tested this feature yet, but I am comfortable that the table can handle that as it already has Microsoft Word installed. Soooo... My advice...If you are buying this for a specific art project, make sure you do your homework and even when you do your homework, do it again as it still might not be compatible unless you are sticking with Samsung. I chose to go ahead and keep the product because my wishful thinking is that my issues are only firmware update fixes away. Not only that, I do like the size and it has proven to be handy as I work on my projects especially the ability to watch a video tutorial on YouTube as I am trying to put together another product in another room. Nice as it is bigger than my cellphone and more portable than my desktop and laptop. Soooo... it has some uses.... Good luck on your decision....

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great deal for the money

    Posted
    Bella
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    I bought this tablet on the early Black Friday sale a month ago, so it was nearly half of it's original price. It was still more than I initially wanted to spend, but it was well worth the extra money. The cheaper tablets I had been looking at had half of the storage and memory, while the Tab 2 has 32GB of storage and 3GB of memory. I knew the Tab 3 was out, but the Tab 2 fit all of my needs and was the size I wanted. I use the tablet for basic day-to-day applications such as email, social media, and the internet. I haven't tried to stream any videos yet, but the speaker is rather anemic, so if good sound quality is important, look elsewhere. Since I have a Samsung smart tv, it will connect to that if I want to. It comes preloaded with some apps that I didn't need, but I was able to uninstall those. Many of the apps and info transferred over from my cell phone even though it's an LG. The only one that doesn't always sync very well is the calendar, which I hope I can fix. I also love that it has Microsoft apps. It only comes with the charger, so you have to purchase a micro USB cable separately. For the price of the tablet, this is something that I think should be included. The only issue I have is that it's not as touch sensitive as other tablets I've used or my phone is, and there is no way to adjust the sensitivity of the touch according to the Geek Squad. I have to tap icons and letters on the keyboard more firmly, and when I'm typing I have to be careful to make sure the letter I've tapped shows up. However, if you're holding the tablet in your lap and typing, be careful not to have your fingers or thumb touching the top of the screen anywhere as that area seems to be plenty sensitive. If you even barely touch the top, anything you have typed is gone when the page changes. Example: this is the 2nd time I've typed this review.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Love it when it's working

    Posted
    CelestialLuxuries

    This was my first tablet and I loved it because of the pictures it took. I have a home based business that relies heavily on pictures, so of course the sharper the picture the better the advertising. I had it about 6 months when it started to charge slowly. Very slowly. Then the on/off button would only work sporadically. Finally the tablet stopped working. Luckily I had extra insurance on it because they sent it back twice saying it was working for them. No - it wasn't. Had to take it in again and by this time they had to give me a brand new tablet. I got the same kind plus added the extra insurance again. I had this one for less than a year when the same things started happening. Slow to charge but impossible to turn on more than twice once it started giving me problems with the on/off button. Took it in. They sent it out. They got it back. They never called us for 2 months. At least they didn't call ME. When I finally managed to reach someone they told me it wasn't insured. I gave them the information about the purchase and insurance. THEN they found it! But they wanted me to come in and show them all the paperwork then they would send it back in again. At this point I didn't have time to wait for a repair. My laptop had started to run hot and I knew that meant time for a new one. I do have a PC but that one is getting old, too. So, I have done a lot of research on tablets since I am purchasing one again. I know it's crazy but I still like the Samsung S series. I believe, if I do get a Samsung, it will be the new S3. While it's too early to get many ratings from people on the S3, I am hoping this bad battery and on/off switch has been resolved. I am totally shocked that I don't see more people reporting this problem on this site. It is certainly addressed on other sites.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Does not live up to the reviews

    Posted
    AtomicClock
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    Frankly I'm a bit surprised by all the positive feedback on the S2 9.7 inch tablet. While it is fast, thin and light - I will give it that - the screen actually hurts my eyes after very little use due to the "waviness" of its motion that apparently no one else is sensitive to. At first I thought it was just the one I bought, but I looked at the same model in several stores and they all suffer from uneven movement while quickly scrolling vertically, which really diminishes my experience from an otherwise crystal clear display. I also have a major gripe against Google/Android. Why they seem to find it necessary to remove useful features and options that would give the end user more flexibility and control over their own devices is beyond me. Similarly, it makes no sense why Samsung's own keyboard would change so drastically from device to device. If I've been using a Samsung Galaxy S series phone for years, then I'm used to certain symbols being paired with certain letters of the keyboard. So why move them around or remove certain ones altogether on the Galaxy S series tablet?? So I have to tap more buttons to access them and slow down productivity? Why take away buttons from the phone's email app, for instance, when there's even more real estate for them on the tablet's screen? Dumb. It honestly makes me angry that some executive at the top approved these obviously senseless decisions somewhere along the way, and IMHO ruined what could have been a truly awesome tablet. Sadly, because no one else makes a "better" tablet (though Asus comes close), and because I hate CrApple even more, I'm pretty much stuck with this if I want a tablet, which I do. Despite all its flaws, it runs ok for the most part, and is built pretty well. Since the 8" version at least doesn't have a wavy screen when held vertically, I'm settling for that and taking this one back. I'm still giving it 3 stars for overall quality and speed, clarity, and average everything else.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A welcome upgrade

    Posted
    Klinsberg
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    After four years I decided it was time to replace my nook hd+. I spent a good amount of time being incredibly indecisive on what I wanted. The only thing I was positive about, was that I wanted an 8 inch tablet. Then I used a friends iPad. I hadn't touched one since the original model and found it to be quite pleasant. The 4:3 aspect ratio really makes everything quite pleasant. So I was happily surprised to learn Samsung made a switch the screen ratio. Also, with that switch, 9.7 inches is quite nice. The tablet is almost the exact same size as my book was, though lighter and thinner, with mores screen real estate. For my uses, this tablet is excellent. I read comics, Web articles, pocket articles, and watch videos on flights. While the letter boxing is more than I am used to in videos, the excellent screen quality makes up for it. I am also pleased it through same USB connection as everything else I own, and not USB cable. The only negatives I really have are that the camera is merely acceptable, but that's not why I bought this, the screen color temperature shifts a bit, but stays quite readable, when you tilt it past a 45 degree angle, and the volume buttons are a bit stiff, but they may just need to break in. Battery life so far has been enough to to get me through a few days of casual use. Browsing the Web is much more pleasant than on a 16:9/10 screen as most other tablets have. Response is much snappier than other tablets I have used, this one having the snapdragon processor. Keyboard is quite usable, I'm actually using it to type this. My item was an open box geek squad certified item. It was brand new looking to me and saved some money, so I would recommend looking at those type of items in general.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Buy

    Posted
    Caswift
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    I had just joined Texture Magazine and was reading them on my Microsoft Surface, which is heavier then I would want to carry everywhere. I have a Kindle white reader, but I can not download the magazine to it. So I decided I'd look at tablets. I went into Best Buy and they had couple of different ones available. As I'm comparing them, I knew that I would only be happy with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2! The picture is so much sharper then others, the size a little bigger, but not as big as my Surface. It was lighter in weigh then the others, perfect. First thing in the morning I made my coffee, turn on the news and open my Samsung, I use it all day long. One of the features I really love is that as long as it can see me, it will stay open. If I'm reading a book or magazine and look up to listen to the news, it doesn't go to sleep on me, I can then continue reading. I love the case that goes with it. I can close it and it put the tablet to sleep and when I open it, it wakes up. I am so happy I went with this one and would recommend it to everyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent tablet for the price

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    Bevo0000
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    So far I am very pleased with this tablet. Make no mistake this is not as good as an iPad period, I have both. But it is a very good tablet and most importantly it is considerably cheaper which offsets some of its shortcomings. If you just need a good Android tablet that will get the job done with an excellent screen this is a good choice. Pros - low price point - expandable storage - awesome screen, ( one reviewer complained about the 4:3 aspect ratio, 4:3 is better for everything but movies, no question) - very thin and light weight, just love how thin and light this thing is - loaded with marshmellow Cons - while light weight, it seems fragile to me and definitely not the same quality construction as Apple. I can see slight dimples in the plastic in the back around the ports for example. But throw a case on and you are good to go - good performance but doesn't hold a candle to the iPad pro, still it is fast enough for everything I have thrown at it thus far. This is using Qualcoms midrange 652 chip and it is no 820. Not sure why Samsung doesn't beef up their tablets except maybe it is to keep the price down. - Typical quirks of Android Overall love this tablet and would recommend it if you understand what you are getting

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not What I Expected

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    CreativeSoul
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    I bought this tablet to replace the one I currently have as the screen broke. I asked if I was able to put my SIM card into the tablet to use my data plan. The sales person told me that I could for sure do that as they have people do that all the time. Well, that was not true. I bought my previous tablet at TMobile. I got a better deal this time at Best Buy so I thought "why not." I will think about that next time as this has been a pain and ha prevented me from meeting deadlines as I need this tablet for work. There is not a slot for a SIM card so I can only use WIFI. Does not help me when I am with customers where I do not have access to WIFI but need my cloud based system. If I was told this upfront I would not have purchased it as it is not what I need. Now I am stuck with a brand new tablet that I cannot use and one that is broken. Overall I had the other tablet for a little over a year and then the screen broke. It was a great tablet if the screen did not go out. I am an android buyer so in the android world this is my best option for what I need to use it for. I would recommend this to a friend, but I would not recommend purchasing it from Best Buy due to the poor customer knowledge about their products.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Android tablet I have used

    Posted
    Deen

    So I wanted a tablet with a high resolution screen and the 9. 7inch form factor and my only two options were this and the iPad Air 2. The main difference between the two was that this had android marshmallow which I preferred to ios so I got it. I love the 9.7 inch 2048x1536 amoled display. It was great to watch the newest episode of Game of Thrones on. Everything feels fast and fluid. I use the Google now launcher instead of TouchWiz and everything feels great. Text is crisp and the blacks are really black thanks to the amoled display and reading books or browsing the Web is a pleasure. From what little I've used the camera it's ok not great. The battery life is decent. It's really thin and light weight with metal on the sides and a soft touch back which is a pleasure to hold. Overall I think this is a great tablet!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Tablet, Ipad rival

    Posted
    Blackfish
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    The Tab S2 is a significant jump over the previous Tab S. The tab S2 does not suffer from the same bulk or the cheap feel of the tab S, but still has the best qualities. The best quality from the previous generation was the beautiful, vibrant and brilliant AMOLED screen. Samsung beats Apple out in this category as you would expect. The tab S2 is also razor thin for a 9.7in tablet and it even makes room for an sd card, which the phones it was released next to didn't even have. Apple still has a software edge on samsung if you are unaccustomed to Samsung's version of android. Samsung seems to have perfected its hardware before it released the s7 series with the tab s2. The only Achilles heel is the problems with all Samsungs, software aka bloat and a heavy UI. While not as bad as past generations it can be annoying to have Samsung junk that you never use lying around. This generation however is the lightest by far and is by no means chock full of bloat and useless thing. I have not experienced too much lag however and its been running well for over a year now. If only Samsung hardware was used for a Pixel tablet, a pure android tablet that was slim and expandable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The only drawback is the USB mini plug

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    sabai
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    I bought this for a disabled adult who enjoys this very much. My only problem with it is this isn't the first one I've bought -- issue is that the plug (mini usb or something like that) is easy to mis-jam into the opening, especially for the very older, very younger, and less astute users. And good luck trying to get that fixed. Seem to me more like planned breakage than a design flaw. If you buy this also carefully research an extended warranty that actually covers replacing this tiny flawed plug. My newer iPod has a connection (sorry forgot the name, might be usb c? ) that has a much more intuitive feel to plugging it in. When I have to replace this, yet again, I will get an iPad. Galaxy Tabs have gotten way way way too expensive for what they are. I prefer Android tabs but ...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing Tablet

    Posted
    jws2018s
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    To be sure, this tablet has plenty going for it -- Android 7 OS; an excellent screen with superior graphics; and remarkably light weight. But I returned the device for two critical reasons: 1. That battery drains like there's no tomorrow. By itself, that's plenty annoying. But what's doubly irksome is that I'd gone out of my way to disable unwanted apps and unneeded services; and put the device in airplane mode when not in use -- and it STILL drains much too quickly; 2. The allegedly octa-core processor sure doesn't act like one. The processor struggles with simple, elementary games -- as well as video viewed through Google's own YouTubeTV. For the price ($319.99 at the time), such basic issues should not exist. I'd be leery of purchasing Samsung products in the future.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An awesome tablet

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    Oma1
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    My first choice was the Samsung view which was not in stock. Joey Medina was the rep that assisted me. (A wonderful young man). Joey showed me the other Samsung (my only brand choice) tablets in stock. I really wasn't interested in a smaller tablet. Joey suggested I look at a TV the size of the Samsung View to see if I really wanted one that big. Omg! Uh Yea no! It would have been way to big for what I use tablets for. Back to the other choices. I had spent many hours reviewing all of the Samsung tablet line. Joey was super patient with me. He showed me and explained to me without pressure to buy the features. I bought the S2. I absolutely love this tablet. At set up, it even asked if I wanted to install all my apps on my previous tablet ( also Samsung). Heck Yea!! I was amazed the S2 has word and excel. The graphics are HD phenomenal! The sound is ok, but I don't care because I bought the Bose soundlink II. I now have an awesome lil theater for streaming Netflix or anything else I want while being cozy in my bed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Tablet with a Beautiful Screen.

    Posted
    i007spectre
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    I had been wanting to buy a new tablet for a while now, but most of the ones in my price range had a lower resolution than my old one. Thankfully BB had this tablet on sale leading up to Black Friday, and it was too great of a deal to pass up. I did some side by side comparisons of this vs. the Tab 3 and while the HDR screen on the 3 was an exciting addition, I just couldn't see spending about $200 more for it. There were a couple issues with the tablet originally, such as one of the popular video streaming services supported 1080p streaming on the Tab 2, but for some strange reason the specific model of mine was not included. But I figured out how to fix that issue. I must say I am kind of disappointed with the speakers, they are placed OK for portrait view, but in landscape view they are both on the same side of the tablet. Thankfully I use Bluetooth headphones most of the time so that wasn't a huge issue. Overall I am very happy with the Tab 2, especially since it was on sale when I bought it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great tablet

    Posted
    NDFromNH
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    First off, I truly enjoy Samsung products. My phone is a Samsung so using this tablet was very familiar, intuitive and flexible (able to load apps, rearrange icons etc.) I started off without the extra SD card. The tablet boots up quickly, email accounts easy to set up, downloads are quick (connects to both 2.4 and 5ghz networks). I use things like Sonos and remote IP camera viewing with no video hesitation. I also purchased the Bluetooth keyboard with the cover that adds to the versatility of the tablet. I do find, however that typing on the tablet itself is fine and efficient. Cameras work great as does audio. I've since purchased the 128 SD card to save pictures and files. The Office products and Adobe apps work great. In my mind it's a great purchase and as I said if your familiar with the Android /Samsung phone you'll navigate easily. If you're not familiar I still think you'll find it intuitive and friendly to use....not to mention the speed and screen clarity.

    I would recommend this to a friend