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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 review

The popular Galaxy Tab gets a reboot and redesign for 2012

Slightly surprisingly the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is able to capture 720p video using the 3.15MP camera on the back of the tablet - putting it inline with the iPad 2 and Toshiba AT200, but the Transformer Pad 300 steals the show with 1080p recording.

The video recorder is accessed through the camera app, and there's a toggle next to the shutter button allowing you to easily switch between the two modes.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10 1 review

Like the camera app, you get the option of exposure control, timer and three effects, but nothing else.

As there's no flash, auto-focus or digital zoom included in the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, so that pretty much wraps up the filming capabilities – however the 720p film it produces is more than respectable.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10 1 review

If you really want, you can also shoot VGA quality video using the front facing camera, but results are poor so we'd advise against even considering this as an option.

Check out how the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 got on in our HD video test below, which shows you can get some quite pleasing results out of that lowly 3.15MP sensor.

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