Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Review, Performance & Pictures: Whenever the topic of Tablets comes up, the first company which pops in every individual’s mind is Apple. Apple iPad and its many variants have witnessed a huge success in the tablet market and have always held the top position in this division. But now, finally a tough competitor has entered the market which has the potential to over throw Apple’s iPad Air 2 and secure the top position in the tablet market. This new competitor is none other than Samsung’s new launch, the Samsun Galaxy Tab S2.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Review in First Look
Samsung has never really been famous for its tablets and have always been in competition with Apple for their smartphones. But now the company has produced forth a model which will mark its official entry in the tablet competition against Apple.
The Samsung Galaxy S2 is not a replica of the Apple iPad, in fact it offers a promising device with a rejuvenating design. Let’s take a look at the features of Galaxy S2.
Design and Build
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 has a screen size of 9.7 inch, which is common among all the other tablets, but what makes it different from the others is its light weight and its delicate design. The tablet is slimmer than some of the smartphones, measuring 5.6mm and its weight is just 392 grams which makes it easy to operate with one hand. The Tablet has a metallic frame and a non-removable matte finish plastic rear cover. The rear cover has two push buttons which act as connection points when a keyboard is attached to the tablet. The front screen is a SuperAMOLED 9.7 inch screen which has a home button at its base. The home button is surrounded by the multi-tasking soft keys and the back button which are backlit.
The right hand edge consists of the power/standby button at the top, the slot for SIM card and microSD card and also the volume button. The 3.5mm audio jack is present at the base on the left hand side and the charging/ data transfer port is present on the right hand side.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 runs on Android 5.0.2 OS and has the TouchWiz UI skin atop it. Since it runs on the same operating system like the other Samsung mobile phones, it also has the similar design with the applications arranged in the 6×4 grid leaving the bottom six apps fixed. The Tab S2 has in-built apps like Gallery, S Planner, Email, Music, Video, Microsoft Office apps, etc. Apart from the Samsung apps, the other applications can be uninstalled if needed.
The Smart Manager app allows the users to manage the phone’s storage and RAM. The camera app enables the users to download camera specific apps such as animated selfie, Sports shot etc. But to download these users will have to have the Samsung ID.
The Tab has a Super AMOLED 9.7 inch display with a resolution of 2048×1536 pixels. It has a pixel density of 264ppi, just like Apple iPad Air 2, which is the result of its high screen resolution. The colour reproduction is vibrant and the black levels are quite deep. The 4:3 aspect ratio acts as a blessing while reading long articles. The glossy surface makes things reflective and this becomes quite noticeable during dark scenes. All in all the display is wonderful in this high resolution device.
Galaxy Tab S2 has an 8MP rear camera and a 2.1 mega pixel front camera. The camera app comes with a lot of features and also with an option of downloading more features like animated selfie, Sports shot etc. There is nothing exceptional about the camera quality of this device. The rear camera shoots decent pictures in daylight, but it is not preferable to shoot pictures in low light with this device. The front camera is great for Skype calls and other video calls. The video camera can shoot 4K videos but again the quality is not that good.
The Samsung Galaxy S2 has a battery capacity of 5870mAh which can last for a day and a half for light users. The battery life of the tablet is commendable and it can last for around two day if the tablet is used just for reading, surfing the web etc. The PC Mark for Android test gave around 9 hours and 14 minutes of battery life.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 has been priced at Rs 39,400 and in online deals the price of Tab S2 is around Rs. 37,000. This Tab is suitable for those buyers who are looking for a reliable high end Android tablet.