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Samsung wants to convince you the Tab 2 (7.0) is better than Kindle Fire, Nook Tablet

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Samsung wants to convince you the Tab 2 (7.0) is better than Kindle Fire, Nook Tablet
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) not only has one of the most long and confusing names for a tablet, but it’s also packing quite a punch for its extremely affordable $249 price tag. Much more than the Amazon Kindle Fire and the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet, if we are to trust Samsung.

In reality, it’s clear that Samsung offers more of the core Android experience - there is TouchWiz, of course, but it’s a much lighter skin than what Amazon and B&N offer. So it all comes down whether you want a full-blown Android tablet, or a gateway to Amazon and B&N's ecosystems. In the latter case, nothing can beat the Kindle Fire and Nook Tablets.

But let's see what Samsung found necessary to point out to highlight the advantages of its Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) over the competition in that price segment. In three detailed tables, the Korean company shows how its second-gen Tab shines with its cameras allowing it to perform video calls, but also with its expandable storage, unlimited access to applications via the Google Play store, the latest of Android, support for Bluetooth and GPS, as well as the tablet's light weight.

If those are not convincing enough, Samsung also stresses how the Tab 2 support much more media formats and gives a detailed comparison of all the features you'd miss if you pick the competition. Well, it definitely needs that kind of advertizing given how well the Kindle Fire sells. Which one of the three would you pick?

source: Samsung via SlashGear

Samsung wants to convince you the Tab 2 (7.0) is better than Kindle Fire, Nook Tablet
Samsung wants to convince you the Tab 2 (7.0) is better than Kindle Fire, Nook Tablet
Samsung wants to convince you the Tab 2 (7.0) is better than Kindle Fire, Nook Tablet

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posted on 27 Apr 2012, 05:09 8

1. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


obviously, since it's $50 more - but i still won't get one even if i had that money. i need quad core

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 17:49 2

16. sgtdisturbed47 (Posts: 164; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


If you don't have the cash for this one, then you're going to have trouble getting a quad-core tablet which is easily 2x as much money.

Being $50 more isn't the sole reason for the Tab 2 7.0 being better than the Fire or Nook. Native ICS with full Google Play (Android Market), plus being able to download Amazon Market makes it the solid leader. Having a camera, BT, and a mic just adds to the already superior tablet. You get one heck of an upgrade in features (and not having to root in order to get Android Market) for only a $50 increase.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 06:23 3

2. LizardX (Posts: 2; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


I hate samsung. This tablet has high price tag Indonesia. Its Rp 3.999.000 or about US$420..

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 08:03 4

9. mercorp (Posts: 967; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


You like playbook?
You like Blackberry?
Every indonesian is a crackberry addict.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 06:33

3. LizardX (Posts: 2; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


I mean = price tag in Indonesia

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 06:36 2

4. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


It's funny because its not even that much better!

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 06:44 15

5. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


yes its worth the extra $50

really it doubles the ram, adds cameras, mics, and blutooth.. oh and ICS and the real android market and google apps.

You can still access every feature the kindle has through downloading the kindle books app as well as the amazon market.

so if your looking for a light use tablet for reading, media, and more, the samsung is the much better buy. If your really just looking for reading more than anything, then there is no need to spend the extra money.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 07:00 7

7. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


I fully agree with remixfa, the galaxy tab 2 7.0 is a much more full featured android tablet than the kindle or nook especially considering the fact that it has ICS and double the RAM, and a UI familiar to the usual android user

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 09:36 4

11. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Could not have said it better myself sir. This is the best tablet you can get for your money.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 06:52 3

6. lonestrider (Posts: 85; Member since: 31 Mar 2012)


How about the battery life? Is it better than the other two?
From what I read, Galaxy Tab 2 is, yes, affordable ($240).

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 08:02 2

8. mercorp (Posts: 967; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


I am already convinced.
The fire is not sold in many countries,and is a closed system.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 08:39

10. shadowcell (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


I think this probably the best deal you can get on a nice and fully capable Android OS tablet but I am looking for a tablet to widen the gap a little more between my phone's screen size since I enjoy watching a lot of films on the go. The Asus Transformer TF300T achieves that gap.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 09:41

12. theoak (Posts: 320; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


I'm convinced ... on paper its better. Bluetooth, cameras, GPS are all nice additions.

From a usability perspective though ... I am not sure if I am convinced. If I just want to surf, check email, use the odd app ... I may be more inclined to save my money.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 10:08 1

13. jamrockjones (Posts: 345; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


The MeeMo tab will be the next low budget tablet!

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 14:17

14. HugeTroller (banned) (Posts: 80; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


eww, laggy fragmentated OS. No thanks

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 16:46 3

15. jellytime (Posts: 135; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Says the HugeTroller -_-

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 20:06

17. HugeTroller (banned) (Posts: 80; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


says the guy that's jelly.

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