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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Tablet Review

If you're looking for a smaller tablet that won't break the bank, the new Samsung tablet is certainly worth a look.

May 11, 2012
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Amazon Kindle Fire

Device & Specs

While both are fairly small devices, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 packs a lot more tablet into its package, including bluetooth connectivity, an IR blaster, two cameras, and a microSD card slot. For the extra coin you'd drop on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, you certainly get a huge return on the investment.

Screen

While the screen of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is less reflective, that advantage is tempered by the Kindle Fire's overall better performance, and higher peak brightness.

Battery

The Kindle Fire trounces the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 in this metric, in almost every measure.

eReader

It's hard to top a Kindle device as an eReader, especially with the library lending service enabling users of Kindle devices to borrow eBooks from local libraries. Both work very well on their own merit.

Internet

Due to the fact that the Amazon App Market isn't as well stocked or developed as the Google Play Store, and the fact that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 has better installed software, we feel pretty confident that the tablet geek will feel more at home with a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0. That's not to say that the Kindle Fire is bad, just that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 has a bit more to offer.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Screen
  4. Battery & Controls
  5. eReader
  6. Music & Audio
  7. Movies & Video
  8. Email & Web Browsing
  9. Internet Apps
  10. Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Comparison
  11. Apple iPad 3rd Gen Comparison
  12. Amazon Kindle Fire Comparison
  13. Conclusion
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