Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

The Good The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is a well-designed tablet with powerful speakers, a responsive screen, and expandable storage.

The Bad The tablet is overpriced, its dual-core CPU has trouble running large 1080p movies smoothly, and its screen color accuracy isn't as high as the previous Tab 10.1's.

The Bottom Line The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 comes up short in performance, features, and value compared with competing tablets.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 6.0
  • Features 6.0
  • Performance 6.0
6.0 Overall

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Review

A pricey tablet not worth a 2-year contract

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 was one of the premier Android tablets when it launched in 2011, with specs that, at the very least, matched top-tier Android tablets at the time.

Unfortunately, the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 feels almost like a disappointing prequel, rather than a full-fledged "we've improved everything" sequel. Also, the asking price for the cellular versions -- both on and off contract -- is too high, given its offerings.

Design
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is both slightly heavier and a bit less svelte than its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. It still sports the same plastic backside, but now comes in titanium silver as opposed to white.

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Specs / Prices

  • Brand Samsung
  • Diagonal Size 10.1 in
  • Type Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Service Provider Sprint
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model Sprint

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