Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Review. High-quality Affordable Tablet From The Renowned Manufacturer


The new Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is going to compete with comparatively cheap Chinese models like Huawei MediaPad.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and Huawei MediaPad Specifications

The device has quite powerful hardware. The dual core processor has become almost standard for tablet computers of the middle-price category. The device has sufficient RAM of 1 GB. 16 GB is enough volume to store a small multimedia collection, including a few HD-films. Moreover one can install a 32 GB memory card and get a storage space of 48 GB.

As for wireless network, Tab 2 offers all the necessary functions including cellular network connection, 3G and 802.11b/g/n frequency. The Bluetooth of the 3.0 version gave a great deal of positive emotions as well. The absence of NFC cannot be considered as a serious drawback as this technology is not widely spread yet.

Still its difficult to make a choice when comparing the device to its strongest competitor, the Huawei MediaPad. Almost all the parameters are the same; still among the advantages of the Huawei model are a bit stronger processor, and clearer IPS-screen. On the other hand it has outdated Bluetooth version, 2.1 and weighs 41 grams more. Finally, Huawei cannot boast of the software.


It was decided to check the actual productivity in comparison to the already known PocketBook A7, which has one core processor, 1 GHz, 512 MB RAM and weaker graphics processor. Lets study the actual advantages of Tab 2 parameters.

The results of Testing of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 with Smartbench 2011

The results of Testing of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 with Smartbench 2012

SmartBench 2011 showed great results. Probably, the test managed to the full extent use the multicore processor of Samsung tablet, and its RAM. Thats why, 4 times better results are not a surprise. The 2012 result was not that clear. General productivity still preserved the 4 times advantage, on the other hand game possibilities are not so much behind any more.

The Results of Testing of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 with AnTutu System Review

AnTutu once again highlights the characteristics. The difference for all the results makes 2-4 for each one. The only surprising exclusion is the two-dimensional graphics. Apparently the PowerVR SGX 530 chip is far from being perfect.

The Results of Testing of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 with Linpack

The Linpack test is based on the processor computing power; thus one shouldnt expect any good A7 result.

The Results of Testing of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 with Nenamark2

The Results of Testing of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 with NeoCore

The Results of Testing of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 with Quadrant Standard

The Results of Testing of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 with RD3D

A range of graphic tests has cleared out all the doubts that appeared after the Smartbench 2012 test. Each benchmark test revealed at least 2 time gap. The A7 owners shouldnt be too optimistic about productivity of such middle-class tablets of the present time as Tab 2.

The Results of Testing of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 with RightWare Browsermark

The Results of Testing of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 with SunSpider

The multicore system demonstrated the best results in the JavaScript tests as well. The 4-5 times advantage ones again highlights the difference of characteristics between the tablets.

The PocketBook tablet was about 25% ahead during the wireless productivity test, which can be explained by the less load on the battery from the system and software. Still the more productivity is limited the better wireless productivity a device has. The AnTutu wireless productivity test revealed an insignificant difference, on the other hand we trust our own practical measurements much more.

In general more powerful processor and graphics processing unit of the device really give Tab 2 better characteristics. The advantage in comparison to less productive competitors, justify the price of the device.

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Page 1. Design
Page 2. Controls and Connectors
Page 3. Display, camera
Page 4. Specifications, performance
Page 5. Software (part 1)
Page 6. Conclusion, price, software (part 2)
Page 7. Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Screenshots
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Gabyta#11 2
Useless review sorry. didn't even metoinn features. fact Galaxy Tab a upgradable storage,  camera tons better. etc. etc. etc. failed metoinn anything, giving impression really par' Ipad 2 fact nothing further truth. Hows small 2.7MP camera going iPad2? Hows lack flash? lack upgradable storage? starters. video sucked sorry
profo#21 1
Hate it to much bla bla
angel#31 2
i agree
Lucas#42 1
I bought this cearma to take pictures of items and place them on e-bay. My budget was low around a hundred dollars. This fit it and I'm happy with the purchase. I would not use this Camera for wedding photos LOL The Zoom is not very good and it likes to use its flash on everything in automatic mode .. This causes the pictures to be over lit. This Camera is not any better than the cearma on many phones so I only use it too take photos for ebay. If your looking for a cearma too take on trip spend some more money . you wont be happy with this ones performance. Again its not bad very EZ too use but has some complicated menu's that are not user friendly. It works its cheap 3 stars
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