Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0

Released April, 2012
  • 7"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.1
With a good web connection pages render fairly quickly, and the responsive capacitive touchscreen makes whizzing around them a joy.
by TrustedReviews (Jun, 2012)
7.4 Out of 10

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0


Processing power and speed

Galaxy Tab 2 7.0
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Ellipsis 7


3D and 2D graphics

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Ellipsis 7
GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

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Battery life


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Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

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geekbench Processor and memory performance

Galaxy Tab 2 7.0
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Ellipsis 7

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

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Tesco Hudl
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GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

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0.9 fps
iPad mini
3.4 fps
Ellipsis 7

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

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6.3 fps
iPad mini
14.9 fps
Ellipsis 7

Reviews Word on the street for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0

Like the 7.0, it has solid but unspectacular specs (a 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 1280 x 800 TFT display, 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, dual cameras), plus Android 4.0, all for a very reasonable $399.99.

This is a full Android 4.0.3 Android Ice Cream Sandwich tablet with access to the Google Play Store for apps, and it has dual cameras and a GPS with GLONASS.

At present this is rather bare, but it has done a nice job of creating email, calendar and eBook apps which make good use of the extra real estate.

Despite creating an extremely strong mobile brand in Galaxy, Samsung hasn't yet unified the look, feel and design of its smartphone and tablet range.

Indeed, it all culminates to one pleasant looking display, as it sports natural looking colors and decent viewing angles, but we still find ourselves having difficulty viewing it in direct sunlight.


7.2 Out of 10

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For bright shots of distant landscapes, it's not bad, but it falls pretty flat on any shot more complex.
by The Verge (May, 2012)
The choice of a smaller 7in screen also makes the Tab much smaller and lighter (190.1 x 120.5 x 12mm, 380g) than Apple's 9.7in iPad (242.8 x 189.7 x 13.4mm, 680g - WiFi only, 730 WiFi 3G).
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
Surprisingly, its 720p video recording fares a bit better, as it’s able to maintain a steady shooting speed of 29 frames per second and produces average looking details – albeit, its audio recording picks up a lot of background noise.
by PhoneArena (Apr, 2012)


Not surprisingly, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 coughs up that all too great email experience that we’re so used to seeing on other devices.
by PhoneArena (Apr, 2012)
Internet and Connectivity: After downloading Adobe Flash onto the tablet, we’re able to enjoy the web at its fullest.
by PhoneArena (Apr, 2012)
Android has a handful of good apps — games in particular — but you're still going to be dealing primarily with upscaled phone apps that don't look very good on a 10-inch screen.
by The Verge (May, 2012)

Operating system

In fact this is the reason why it has been publicly telling manufacturers to wait until 'Gingerbread' (Android 3.0) which will specifically evolve Android to address the tablet sector.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
Navigation through the screens, apps and operating system was nice and quick, with none of that noticeable lag that used to plague Android tablets.
by TechRadar (May, 2012)
This means all the latest improvements and features of the new operating system are present.
by TechRadar (May, 2012)

Operating System

Netflix is pre-installed and looks good on the PLS display and you get the full suite of Android standard applications.
by MobileTechReview (May, 2012)
Dear readers the Tab isn't the first mass market Android tablet, it is the largest mass market Android smartphone... Awards.
by TrustedReviews (Mar, 2012)
As devices mature, it's becoming clear that Android Ice Cream Sandwich is a fantastic OS, and it genuinely lifts the tablet experience to a level that can compete with the iPad.
by TechRadar (May, 2012)


The Tab 2's rear-facing 3-megapixel camera doesn't even take very good pictures in great lighting — every picture is just a little bit too dark and too saturated, and photos are soft enough that it's hard to tell what's actually in focus.
by The Verge (May, 2012)
Overall, its quality is flawed by over-exposure and a distinctive bluish color reproduction throughout all shooting scenarios.
by PhoneArena (Apr, 2012)
The Tab 2's camera performance indicates a clear point: Samsung doesn't think you're going to use your tablet's camera, so the company skimped on its performance in order to hit the $399.99 price point.
by The Verge (May, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Size 7"
Technology PLS LCD
Resolution 1024 x 600
PPI 169 ppi


  1. 802.11ac
  2. 802.11n
  3. 802.11a
  4. 802.11g
  5. 802.11b
  6. 802.11
Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0
Supports 3G Yes


Cores Dual core
Clock speed 1 GHz


Has a GPS Yes
Has a compass Yes
Has an accelerometer Yes
Has a gyroscope Yes
Has a light sensor Yes


Internal storage 32 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB
Supported card formats
  1. SDXC
  2. SDHC
  3. SD
Maximum capacity 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No
Rear camera 3 MP


USB support 1 USB 2.0
Has a headphone jack Yes
Has a microphone jack No
Has a built-in microphone Yes

form factor

Weight 344 g
Size 193.7 x 122.4 x 10.5 mm
Thickness 10.5 mm
Battery life 7 hour
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