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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0

from  $159.99+
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83 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
83

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Samsung's Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) is a smart choice for budget-conscious buyers looking for a dependable Android 4.0 tablet on the cheap.

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83 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
83

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

83
 

User Reviews

80
MAG314159
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
90
shadabk92
Ultimate device for those who want budget cuts, huge screen, Android version...read more
70
googlianev910
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
78
Average Critic Score
 
80
Engadget
Despite its reliable performance, it seems to us that Samsung didn't do enough to effectively overpower the allure of the Kindle Fire's tidy ecosystem ... All that said, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better ICS tablet at this price.
 
60
Techno Buffalo
Consumers gravitate to the Kindle Fire because it’s incredibly intuitive and puts books, music, videos and games right at their fingertips. You don’t get that with the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 — it’s a device for Android fans.
 
70
Computerworld
The problem is that it seems like a sideways step -- or in some ways, a backwards one -- from the 7-in. tablets Samsung already has available. And by simply recycling and remixing an existing concept, Samsung has doomed the product to be quickly outpaced.
 
80
Laptop Magazine
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is a sleek Android tablet that offers snappy performance, Ice Cream Sandwich, and the ability to control your TV at a competitive price.
 
100
MobileBurn
Amazon, beware. The big boys are going to show you how to make an affordable Android tablet! This new Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is an absolute steal for $249.99 ... If you want a do-everything tablet for under $300, the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is it.
 
90
SlashGear
This tablet is made to be inexpensive enough for anyone to afford while it keeps many of the features and elements that make a Samsung tablet experience one to look forward to. And best of all, the price on this beast is one to look forward to.
 
80
PC Mag
At $50 more than the Kindle Fire, the Tab 2.0 offers a more feature-rich, flexible tablet experience ... users looking for the best Android ICS experience in a small screen tablet right now, look no further than the Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0).
 
80
PC World
This inexpensive, full-featured Android 4.0 tablet is neither the best performer nor the prettiest option; but it does well as a point of entry for tablet shoppers who feel comfortable without the training wheels of the value-priced tablets from Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
 
80
Time
If you don’t [have Amazon Prime], I personally think the fact that the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 2 ships with Ice Cream Sandwich — on top of all of its other features — makes it an excellent buy for an extra $50.
 
80
phoneArena
It’s $50 more expensive than the Amazon Kindle Fire, but the advantages are seen with its arsenal of cameras and full access to Android’s ecosystem. However, we’re still puzzled to find its performance a little bit on the sluggish side – but at least it’s never the point stagnant.

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