The Good The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 4G LTE (Verizon) includes dual cameras, memory expansion, and fast 4G LTE speeds with no contract.
The Bad $350 is a lot of money for a 7-inch tablet with the Tab 2 7.0's feature lineup. The screen resolution is lower than the Nexus 7's and the back camera lacks an autofocus feature.
The Bottom Line The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 4G LTE (Verizon) delivers on 4G speeds and features, but is too expensive to recommend.
Samsung's tablet gambles on 4G speeds
Editors' note: Thanks to the release of recent, high-quality tablets, the overall score of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 4G LTE (Verizon) has been adjusted down from 6.8 to 6.5.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 for Verizon is virtually the same 7-inch tablet Samsung released earlier in 2012, except now with fast cellular-powered speeds. The new version costs $350, $100 more than the Wi-Fi-only version, and that doesn't begin to count usage fees.
Thankfully, two-year contracts have gone the way of the dodo, but the tablet market continues to move on, and paying $350 for a 7-inch tablet of the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0's relatively meager capabilities is not recommended.