Friday, October 23, 2015

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2

It’s one of our many talents. So yes, here we have another addition to the growing family of Samsung tablets – and this one is the company’s most direct competitor yet to the iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 3.

Samsung’s newest tablet comes in a 9.7-inch version (that’s the same screen size as the iPad Air 2), and an eight-inch version, which is fractionally bigger than the iPad Mini 3. However, both Galaxy Tab S2 models are thinner than their Apple competitors at just 5.6mm.

what about the specs?

They’re pretty impressive. The 9.7-inch model has a 5,870mAh battery, while the smaller one is a 4,000mAh affair. At the rear you’ll find an 8MP camera, and there’s a 2.1MP snapper at the front. The Super AMOLED display is crisp, and there are six sensors on board, including a finger scanner, a gyroscope and a compass.


If you’ve seen Samsung’s latest smartphones, you’ll recognize the new design approach the company is taking with the Galaxy Tab S2. Like the Galaxy S6 and the Note 5 and S6 Edge+, the Tab S2 has Samsung's new premium design language written all over it. Instead of the dimpled back of the original Tab S, there's now a smooth matte finish. The frame is metal, with curved edges and a glass front. The band around the tablet is more subtle than last year's iteration, a barely noticeable but bright silver. Measuring 7.8 by 5.3 by 0.22 inches (HWD) and weighing just 9.3 ounces, the Tab S2 is markedly thinner and lighter than either its predecessor (0.26 inch thick, 10.37 ounces) or Apple's iPad mini 3 (7.87 by 5.3 by 0.29 inches, 11.68 ounces). That helps justify the price of the 32GB tablet when compared with the iPad mini, which starts at $399 for the 16GB model. (The 9.7-inch version of the Tab S2, with 32GB of storage, costs $499.)

One of the things that Tab S2 has in common with its older sibling is that Super AMOLED screen. The 2,048-by-1,536, 8-inch panel packs a density of 320ppi, and colors are vibrant and saturated. The screen looks crystal clear in pretty much all lighting situations. Audio from the dual speakers , which are located on the bottom of the Tab S2 with the micro USB port, was a bit hollow at louder volumes, but sounded rich and full over headphones.

On the right edge of the Tab S2 are Volume and Power buttons, along with a microSD slot that supports cards up to 128GB. The camera is square in the middle of the back panel, and there are small, circular, magnetic holders for one of Samsung's proprietary cases on the left side, as on last year's model.

How much stuff can I store on it?

There’s either 32GB or 64GB of internal memory, depending on which model you choose, as well as support for a microSD card of up to 128GB. The octa-core processor and 3GB of RAM serve up plenty of power, too.


The Galaxy Tab S2 sports Samsung’s TouchWiz Nature interface. It may not be to everyone’s liking, but it’s been refined to offer a more customisable tablet experience

Sounds perfect. When can I buy it?

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 has just landed. What are you waiting for?


Memory: 32/64GB
The memory options. Up to 128GB can be achieved via microSD
Operating System: The Tab S2 runs the Android Lollipop 5.0 operating system.

By PCmatter

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