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Model:
SM-T813NZWEXAR
SKU:
5235231
Your price for this item is $399.99

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 2423 reviews

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Takes GREAT pics, the resolution is A++++

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    I'm very impressed with my S2 it is way better than I thought. After owning Samsung Galaxy Tab4, I definitely upgraded, the pictures makes you feel like you can reach out and touch and smell the picture. Videos are Great! I'm so greatful that I stayed with Samsung Galaxy product. And I plan on my next tablet to be a Samsung Galaxy! Money well spent. I tell everyone, and everyone asks me what did I use to take pictures?!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great tablet!

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    The gold color is calm and clean, not like a bright gold color. The tablet has been very easy to use from the start, I haven't had any problems with it at all. I did get the cover with bluetooth keyboard. It's nice as well but would have liked to get a cover that either matched or coordinated with the gold color, instead of black. blah. I like to read my tablet in bed at night but with the keyboard on it, it's fairly heavy, however it detaches so easy it's rediculous. This tablet is way better than my previous one!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Device

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    The tablet has a nice huge screen is slick to the touch. It has fingerprint sensors if you like those kind of features. Has all the features you would find in the S6 or S7 for that matter. Hasn't slowed down yet (over a month old) and opens apps quickly

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great tablet for the price!

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    I was looking to upgrade my Google tablet. Since I didn't have a choice for a Google tablet, which I loved, I had to choose a different one. The descriptions and reviews helped me a lot to make up my mind. I really liked the price, the new features (like a bigger memory) and weight. I hope it will work and last as long as my old tablet.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best tablet for the money

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    This is a really good tablet haven't had any issues with it. This is a fast tablet , great for TV movies, games all around goodbye exceptional service like always at Best Buy!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid

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    Great buy at the discounted price now that the new model is out. Sleek and light. Perfect for reading.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great tablet for edit photos

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    I like the size and HD screen but very low camera resolution bad

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great tablet

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    Tablets very fast good picture taking what are the best tablets I've had

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    My wife loved it

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    Bought this tablet for my wife for our anniversary and she loves it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

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    Best tablet I ever had. I went to the store played with it and bought it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Sweet tablet

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    Very fast , great battery life, light weight and great for watching movies. Love it

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    High end tablet for a reasonable price

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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
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful, functional tablet

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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
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Buy

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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
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great deal for the money

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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
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Fast and efficient

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    After having an iPad for quite some time and having done my share of homework on the next generation of iPads and other tablets, I chose to purchase a Galaxy Tab S2. And it was everything the reviews indicated - and more. It is clean, fast, efficient. It does everything the iPad does but does it faster and with better resolution. And I own it for almost half the price of the same size iPad. This was a no-brainer purchase. "Apple" has the trademark logo and its "I'm so cool" attitude but the Galaxy has everything else. This is a superb device. I could not be more pleased with it and highly recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Entertainment

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    I bought this tablet to see if I could replace my laptop with a tablet. I discovered that a tablet cannot replace a laptop for my particular needs. (I did get a keyboard accessory. I found the tablet + keyboard configuration unwieldy. I returned the keyboard.) I need a laptop for heavy writing, research, and document use. I need to have multiple windows open at the same time. This tablet cannot do that. But though the tablet has not replaced my laptop, the tablet is great for what it does do. I use it primarily for entertainment. I have an Invisible Shield screen protector, a Griffin Survivor cover, and a Bose Color Soundlink speaker. This is the perfect configuration for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    A welcome upgrade

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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
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Running Android 7 Nougat right out of box

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    The one I got today is running Android 7 Nougat right out of box (BestBuy description says Android 6). Brilliant screen, extremely fast. At $279.99, it is impossible to beat the quality and price. If you don't need S pen functionality, this is best choice. I guess very few people will use tablet camera these days. There is no reason to pay more to get a better camera on Tab S3 which costs $200 more. I added a SanDisk - Extreme PLUS 64GB microSDXC UHS-I Memory Card (for $24.99) and put some HD movie on the card and tested both the card and tablet using open source VLC player. Not even a single skip. You do need a head phone since both speakers are at the bottom of the tablet. I guess you watch movie using this on flights instead of at home so a headphone is needed anyway.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    High quality Android tablet!

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    My Nexus 9 kicked the bucket, and the pixel c is too expensive for me to justify buying. The tab s2 is on sale right now for 150 off! A screaming good deal. A tablet of this quality for 350! They just updated the processor as well. Android marshmallow is standard. I believe samsung has confirmed it will get nougat as well! The screen is amazing. Much better than my Nexus 9 when I watch video on it the colors and quality are great. The octacore processor provides plenty of smooth performance...I open apps at the same time with my s7 and this and the real world difference is very minimal. The only time you see it is on.high graphics games...and that is where the half second difference turns into 5 second differences...it can pretty much run anything you throw at it though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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