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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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Engadget 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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Scores

Engadget

69
 

User Reviews

70
arunyadav
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
80
mdlsimpson
Dual Core processor is a little dated for this tablet in the day of Quad Core,...read more
80
vorontheraven
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
71
Average Critic Score

Features

63
 

Display

73
 

Storage capacity

60
 

Durability

80
 

Ease of use

66
 

Portability (size / weight)

75
 

Battery life

82
 

Design and form factor

74
 
 
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.
 
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.
 
80
Android Central
For the price point and features you will receive, the Samsung Tab 2 10.1 brings the best of a middle range pricing to high end specs. The 10.1 inch display is a beauty, and Ice Cream Sandwich performs very well on the device.
 
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.
 
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.
 
80
Ubergizmo
The overall computing power and the good build quality (display, audio) are largely sufficient to perform the usual tasks for work – email, calendar, web browsing, video conferencing – and for entertainment – social network apps, video and audio playback, drawing.
 
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.
 
70
phoneArena
Compared to its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) doesn’t innovate in any way with its ho-hum specs sheets... Sammy has opted to make this line as its affordable offering – though, at $50 less ($450), it’s not particularly deemed as something super affordable compared to other thing