Samsung has started shipping its Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 tablet from 13 May. The new Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 contests directly with Apple iPad . From the entry-level iPad, it is almost $100 cheaper. The $399.99 tablet is now center of interest for tablet buyers. Its special design will improve your entertainment on the road and at home. Through Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, you can watch thousand of movies music and TV shows. Its Smart Remote and built-in IR Blaster also gives you an option to control your TV from your tablet.
The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 has 1 GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage (till now highest), 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, and GPS. It also includes gyroscope, accelerometer, and digital compass support. Its speaker delivers quality sound and supports MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+WMA, RA etc.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is the second tablet after the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 which is shipping with Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0.3) installed. If you see its preloaded software you will be pleased.
- Core apps: Contacts, Alarm/Clock, S Planner, Camera, Gallery, Photo Editor, Video Maker, Web Browser, My Files, Email, Calculator, World Clock, Task Manager, Music Player, Video Player, Navigation.
- Google services: Google Search, Google Talk, Gmail, YouTube, Latitude, Places, Google Maps, Google +, Google + Messenger, Play Store, Google Play Books, Google Play Music, Google Play Videos.
- Samsung apps: AllShare (DLNA), ChatON, S-Memo, Smart Remote.
- Samsung Hub widgets: Media Hub, Game Hub, Music Hub, Readers Hub (Kobo, Zinio, NPD).
- Additional apps and services: Amazon Kindle, Polaris Office, Dropbox, Netflix.
The Tab 2 10.1 is uses PLS (Plane to Line Switching) panel technology, and it runs with 1,280×800 pixel screen resolution, typical for most 10-inch tablets.
|Tested spec||Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1||Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1||iPad 3|
|Maximum brightness (Super IPS)||380 cd/m2||336 cd/m2||455 cd/m2|
|Default brightness||213 cd/m2||336 cd/m2||160 cd/m2|
|Maximum black level (Super IPS)||0.39 cd/m2||0.30 cd/m2||0.49 cd/m2|
|Default black level||0.22 cd/m2||0.30 cd/m2||0.17 cd/m2|
|Default contrast ratio||974:1||1,120:1||941:1|
|Maximum contrast ratio (Super IPS)||968:1||1,120:1||928:1|
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) is pretty-silky. The tablet feels comfortable when you touch or catch it, but sometimes you may feel awkward because of its wide screen. From left to right there are a power/sleep button, a volume rocker, a 32GB capacity microSD slot, an IR blaster and a headphone jack. In addition, two 2-inch-long speakers stretched vertically along the left and right bezel. A dock connector and microphone pin-hole sits along the bottom edge.
|Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1||Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1||iPad 3|
|Weight in pounds||1.28||1.24||1.44|
|Height in inches||10.1||10.1||9.5|
|Width in inches||6.9||6.9||7.3|
|Depth in inches||0.38||0.34||0.37|
|Side bezel width in inches||0.74||0.8||–|
Price & Availability
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is now available at major online retailers. We have covered a few stores below.