69
Engadget
Score
It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.
69

It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 review

The second-gen 10.1 is a good enough Android 4.0 tablet with a pleasing, lightweight design and decent battery life. Still, its performance and feature set trail tablets that cost the same or even less.

Pros
  • Thin and light designHealthy battery lifeIR blaster and universal remote app
Cons
  • Terrible camera, even for a tabletDisplay is sometimes unresponsivePerformance trails similarly priced tablets
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69
 

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Score Breakdown

 
71
Average Critic Score

Portability (size / weight)

75
 

Battery life

82
 

Design and form factor

74
 

Features

63
 

Display

73
 

Storage capacity

60
 

Durability

80
 

Ease of use

66
 
 
70
Engadget
It's not materially better than the OG model -- in fact, it's worse in almost every way ... Assuming you were going to ignore that camera anyway, you can't exactly go wrong with the 10.1, but you could also do a lot better.
 
80
Laptop Magazine
A bright display, long battery life and a smart remote make Samsung's Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 a compelling and affordable choice.
 
60
CNET
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is comes up short in performance, features, and value compared to competing tablets.
 
60
PC Mag
The Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) is the same flagship tablet Samsung released a year ago, but this time around it has the latest version of Android and a lower price tag. With mediocre performance and aging components, there are better alternatives.
 
60
CNET
So while the Wi-Fi version is a fine tablet, especially if you can get it for less than $400, the 4G cellular version isn't worth its high asking price given the state of the rest of its specs.
 
70
Mashable
At the end of the day, if you’re in the market for a tablet, you could do a lot worse than the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. It’s a solid performer, and the bright widescreen display is tailor-made for things like watching HD video.
 
70
SlashGear
Though this tablet is not made specifically to compete with the iPad ... you’ll find it to be amongst the best values in the Android world for those of you not looking for the best processor on earth. If you just want to watch movies and browse the web, this may well be your best bet.
 
70
Washington Post
I'd still recommend the iPad 2 over the Tab 2... and if you're leaning that way anyway it's worth spending $100 more to get the latest-generation iPad, with the gorgeous display and improved performance. Samsung's on the right track, but the price might still be a bit too high.
 
90
Pocket-Lint
There's no doubt at all that the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is very capable indeed. The screen is clear, bright and has great viewing angles, although it lacks that super-high resolution that's all the rage these days.
 
80
GSM Arena
This Galaxy Tab 2 is a sensible package for a reasonable price. Alright, it may be short on thrills - but what matters here is it's good at the essentials. And not just good enough - it's a great portable video player and the browsing experience is top notch too.