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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 review

The popular Galaxy Tab gets a reboot and redesign for 2012

Our Verdict

Product features

  • Screen Resolution : 1280 x 800
  • Processor Core : Dual-core (2 Core)
  • Rear Camera Resolution : 3 Megapixel

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For

  • Android Jelly Bean
  • Good movie playback
  • MicroSD support
  • Bright screen

Against

  • No 3G
  • 16GB internal storage
  • Uninspiring design
  • Average cameras

There is a handful of messaging options available on the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 out of the box, with the standard Gmail and Email applications present - letting you set up a number of accounts, with the latter offering a unified inbox, allowing you to see all your new mails in one place.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 review

Samsung has also included its ChatOn messaging service, similar to that of BlackBerry's BBM and Apple's iMessage – although this offering is a broader service, working across all Android devices, as well as Samsung's Bada featurephones, iOS and BlackBerrys.

Working in a similar way to the popular WhatsApp, the interface is clean and clear, making it simple to operate, but we found there was a serve lack of people to chat to, as it's still a relatively underused service, with most consumers using on of the rivals we've mentioned.

Samsung has squashed in a 7,000mAh battery into the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, and with moderate usage it should last you the day with the spot of web browsing, social networking plus a smattering of music playback and short video viewing.

In our more measured test we got over six hours out of the Tab 2 10.1 when we streamed HD video over Wi-Fi, with the screen at full brightness.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 review

If you hammer the tablet with demanding games or excessive streaming activities then you will need to charge it again before bed time, but on the whole we were impressed with the battery life on the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1.

Tech Specs

Product TypeTablet
Green CompliantYes
Flash Memory Capacity16 GB
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
Optical Drive TypeNo
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyHSPA+
Product FamilyGalaxy Tab 2
Front Camera/WebcamYes
Operating System PlatformAndroid
ColourTitanium Silver
Operating SystemAndroid 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Brand NameSamsung
Form FactorSlate
Processor Speed1 GHz
Screen Size25.7 cm (10.1")
Screen Resolution1280 x 800
Standard Memory1 GB
Weight (Approximate)581 g
Processor CoreDual-core (2 Core)
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE
Memory Card ReaderYes
TouchscreenYes
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Display Screen TechnologyPlane to Line (PLS) Switching
WWAN SupportedYes
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 3.0
Rear Camera Resolution3 Megapixel
Height9.7 mm
Width256.7 mm
Depth175.3 mm
Screen ModeWXGA
ManufacturerSamsung
Product ModelGT-P5110
Product NameGalaxy Tab 2 GT-P5110 Tablet
Product LineGalaxy Tab 2
Aspect Ratio16:10
Manufacturer Part NumberGT-P5110-M16GBW
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.samsung.com/uk/
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Package Contents
  • Galaxy Tab 2 GT-P5110 Tablet
  • AC Adapter