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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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Apple iPad 3rd Gen

Device & Specs

Apple tends to place form over function in some of their products, but the iPad is a mixed bag. For example, while the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 has a bunch of features that the iPad doesn't, but which tablet is superior relies on a lot of personal preference decisions. While the iPad is the market-leading device, it doesn't have an IR blaster, or different sizes of screen, or any one of a number of things that make Android tablets popular. Really, it all comes down to what you'd like to do with the tablet.

Screen

The iPad has the best screen tested on TabletReaderInfo.com to date, hands down.

Battery

While neither has a great battery, the iPad lasts a little bit longer, but takes well over three times as long to charge fully, while the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 takes a comparatively short amount of time to charge.

eReader

As an eReader, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is the better device, despite the iPad's incredible screen. Why? Well for starters, the battery of the iPad makes the unit heavy, and difficult to hold over long periods of time with one hand. While you could learn to tap to turn pages, it's much easier to have a lighter, smaller unit. Still, nothing beats a dedicated eReader.

Internet

While the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 has some pretty serious internet capabilities, but the iPad has more apps, and a more polished app store. This isn't to say that one is inherently better than the other, but for many of Google's services offered, there's an Apple equivalent. Neither should leave you hanging.

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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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