Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/galaxy-tab-2-70-0/all en-GB Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 video review http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-tab-2-70/samsung-galaxy-tab-2-70-video-review/video <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> With Google flaunting its new Jelly Bean-flavoured Nexus 7 slate, the awkwardly named Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is no longer top choice when it comes to small and affordable tablets. But is there enough decent spec underneath the hood of this little rectangle for it to head to head with Google&#039;s first tablet attempt? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="300" height="241" title="Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0" alt="Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Samsung-Galaxy%20Tab-2-7.0.png?1370357824" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-1728902715001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="1728902715001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-tab-2-70/samsung-galaxy-tab-2-70-video-review/video#comments Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Samsung Tablets Wed, 11 Jul 2012 13:45:35 +0000 Lucy Hedges 1423787 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 available to pre-order http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-tab-2-70/samsung-galaxy-tab-2-70-available-pre-order/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Been holding out for Sammy&#039;s Android-packing 7-incher? Head on over to the Carphone Warehouse for your slice of Ice Cream Sandwich goodness </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-galaxy-tab-2-7.0-front-back-sides_0.jpg?1364400252" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_5135.jpg?1364400252" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you've been waiting for the release of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 then you're finally in luck, as you can now pre-order one from the Carphone Warehouse for £200.</p> <p>The 1Ghz-powered 7in slate comes packing Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box, and is a decent budget tablet for those looking for something a little less heavy-hitting than the new <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/apple-ipad-3" target="_self">Apple iPad 3</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/asus-eee-pad-transformer-prime" target="_self">Asus Transformer Prime's</a> price tags.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/news-nugget/samsung-galaxy-tab-2-70-available-to-pre-order </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-tab-2-70/samsung-galaxy-tab-2-70-available-pre-order/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-tab-2-70/samsung-galaxy-tab-2-70-available-pre-order/news#comments Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Samsung Fri, 11 May 2012 17:27:39 +0000 Esat Dedezade 421135 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-galaxy-tab-2-70/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> With the Kindle Fire firmly in its sights, can Samsung&#039;s Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 douse Amazon&#039;s tablet flame? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-galaxy-tab-2-70-main_5.jpg?1373333711" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-galaxy-tab-2-70-1_5.jpg?1373333711" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-galaxy-tab-2-70-2_5.jpg?1373333711" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-galaxy-tab-2-70-3_5.jpg?1373333711" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-galaxy-tab-2-70-4_5.jpg?1373333711" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-galaxy-tab-2-70-5_5.jpg?1373333711" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-galaxy-tab-2-70-6_5.jpg?1373333711" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-galaxy-tab-2-70-7_5.jpg?1373333711" /> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £0.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 – overview </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Samsung’s new 7-incher wants to extinguish the Kindle Fire before it even launches here. The Galaxy Tab 2 is lighter, sleeker and more powerful than Amazon’s tardy tablet, with all the tech you’d expect from a grown-up device, including GPS, Bluetooth and a brace of cameras.</p> <p>If that’s not enough to give you brain freeze, it’s also the first tablet to ship with Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-1728902715001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="1728902715001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-tab-2-vs-kindle-fire.jpg?1373333711" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 – standard screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Nothing screams ‘budget tablet’ like a 1024x600 7-inch display, but the Tab 2’s pixels are a step up from the cheapest of the cheap. Colours are punchy, pinch-to-zoom is smooth and there’s no blur when gaming. Sit it next to the Kindle Fire, though, and e-books take on the slightly yellowed hue of an oft-borrowed library book. Brightness and viewing angle are just fine.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-tab-2-skinny.jpg?1373333711" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 – Ice Cream Sandwich </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This mash-up of Android 4.0 with Samsung’s Touch Wiz UI won’t win any prizes. While voice dictation, resizable widgets and the Recent Apps button are ace, Samsung has unwisely opted out of Google’s Face Unlock and whizzy camera for weaker, home-made apps. The Tab 2 auto-synchs with Chrome bookmarks but lagged a second or two behind Kindle Fire’s cloud-accelerated Silk browser in our head-to-head test.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="293" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-tab-2-screen-home-screen.jpg?1373333711" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 – media </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Thumbs up to Samsung for cramming in two cameras on the Tab 2. The 3MP snaps and 720p video from the rear camera are a bit flat and smeary but a sharp front-facing webcam means the Samsung is perfect for Skype calls.</p> <p>Built-in speakers sound good as long as you keep them under full volume, and cloud apps like Google’s Play Music stream smoothly. Video is crisp and flicker-free.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-tab-2-back.jpg?1373333711" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-tab-2-speakers.jpg?1373333711" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 – average apps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Samsung’s pre-loaded Hubs offer ebooks, music, apps and games – but little to tempt you away from your usual sources. Less bloatwarey are an AllShare Play app to push content to recent Samsung tellies, and slide-up mini apps that include a handy calculator, clock and task manager.</p> <p>Peel is a universal remote app that uses the Tab 2’s built-in IR blaster (pictured above) to control TVs and DVRs of any brand, but currently only in the US.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-tab-2-screen-cordy.jpg?1373333711" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-tab-2-ir-blaster_0.jpg?1373333711" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 – build and design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Like the gorgeous iPad it will never become, the Tab 2 could double as hand-warmer when it’s working hard. Despite this, expect six to seven hours video or web on a single charge. GPS works well and Wi-Fi sensitivity is good.</p> <p>Another plus over the Kindle Fire is a microSD slot to boost the meagre 8GB of storage. The Tab 2 is also a Mars Bar lighter and an After Eight skinnier than Amazon’s tablet.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-tab-2-build.jpg?1373333711" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-tab-2-microsd.jpg?1373333711" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 – verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It might be priced like a pocket money product, but the Galaxy Tab 2 has the DNA of Samsung’s full-fat, full-priced tablets. The 1GHz processor is plenty powerful to keep Ice Cream Sandwich zipping along, and both audio and video are reliable – if never exactly exciting. Only patchy apps and the lack of a well-integrated store is keeping the Kindle Fire ahead on our tablet wish list.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-tab-2-ir-blaster.jpg?1373333711" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Parade, meet rain. The Galaxy Tab 2 soaks existing budget tablets with solid performance, the latest Android OS and a very decent spec for the cash.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/samsung-galaxy-tab-2-70 </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-galaxy-tab-2-70/review#comments Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Samsung Tablets Fri, 20 Apr 2012 10:33:39 +0000 Paddy Smith 420846 at http://www.stuff.tv