Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch

Released September, 2015
  • 9.7"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 6.0
It uses the fairly powerful MALI-T760 graphics that provides very good performance not only in benchmarks but in today's popular 3D games.
by MobileTechReview (Sep, 2015)

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch
iPad 4
iPad mini

Features Key features of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch

screen resolution

Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch
2048 x 1536
iPad mini
1024 x 768
MediaPad M3
2560 x 1600


Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch
3 GB
iPad mini
0.5 GB
iPad Air
1 GB

camera resolution

Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch
8 MP
iPad Air
1.2 MP
iPad 4
1.2 MP

CPU Cores

Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch
Octa core
iPad Air
Dual core
iPad 4
Dual core

CPU Frequency

Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch
1.9 GHz
iPad mini
1 GHz
iPad Air
1.4 GHz

Reviews Word on the street for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch

We look at the WiFi-only models here, and they have dual band WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1 BLE and a GPS with GLONASS but no NFC.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


The display is also extremely bright and remains visible outdoors.
by MobileTechReview (Sep, 2015)
The 2048 x 1536 display is simply amazing.
by MobileTechReview (Sep, 2015)
The display is simply amazing.
by MobileTechReview (Sep, 2015)


That's a good thing- despite the light weight, they don't feel or look cheap.
by MobileTechReview (Sep, 2015)
The tablets are some of the thinnest and lightest on the market (currently they're the thinnest at 5.9mm).
by MobileTechReview (Sep, 2015)
They feel trivially thin and light-as if they were props rather than actual devices.
by MobileTechReview (Sep, 2015)


Then you're in luck: the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 models are the refresh with a faster CPU and lighter TouchWiz skin, and 4:3 aspect ratio displays.
by MobileTechReview (Sep, 2015)
Inside, Samsung has moved up to the (Exynos Octa 7 CPU family).
by MobileTechReview (Sep, 2015)
The Galaxy Tab S2 actually has a lower capacity battery than the Tab S. CPU efficiencies and the lower resolution afforded by the smaller 4:3 aspect ratio display mean lower power consumption.
by MobileTechReview (Sep, 2015)


Battery is not user replaceable.
by MobileTechReview (Sep, 2015)
With auto-brightness on and WiFi turned on, our 9.7" tablet typically lasted two days on a charge with light to moderate use.
by MobileTechReview (Sep, 2015)
If you use the GPS or play 3D games, battery life will be shorter.
by MobileTechReview (Sep, 2015)


Flipboard is still here as the leftmost home screen, for better or worse, and there are a few Samsung staples like their own app store and Milk Music.
by MobileTechReview (Sep, 2015)
If your interests extend only to the built-in apps like PIMs, the web browser, video player and MS Office, then you'll do fine.
by MobileTechReview (Sep, 2015)
The tablet's only problem with respect to the iPad isn't Samsung's fault: there are still relatively few tablet optimized apps in Android land, and that means some of your favorites (Instagram, Facebook) stretch the small screen experience to fill the display rather than make good use of the added real estate.
by MobileTechReview (Sep, 2015)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Size 9.7"
Technology AMOLED
Resolution 2048 x 1536
PPI 263 ppi


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


Cores Octa core
Clock speed 1.9 GHz

form factor

Weight 392 g
Size 169 x 237.3 x 5.6 mm
Thickness 5.6 mm


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

photo & video

Adobe flash support No
Webcam 8 MP
Rear camera 2.1 MP


Has a GPS Yes
Has a light sensor Yes
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