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Samsung GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0)

Feb 13, 2012
Market status
Release date
Apr 23, 2012


  • Fast mobile data support (4G)


  • Too little RAM memory (1024 MB RAM)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Proprietary USB connector - have to use its cable instead of a standard microUSB




GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0) is a worthy successor to the first brand name Android tablet, the Galaxy Tab. Screenwise we have a 7" 1024x600 pixels LCD display with Samsung's Plane-to-Line-Switching (PLS) technology, which allows for better power efficiency, yet from a brighter panel. It is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor paired with 1GB of RAM. A 3MP fixed focus camera on the back takes care of the photo and video tasks, while a VGA front-facing cam will help you video chat. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 comes with HSPA+ connectvitiy or in Wi-Fi only flavor.

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  • Device type:
    • Tablet
  • Phone functionality:
    • Yes
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (4.1, 4.0.3) TouchWiz / L!ve Panel UX UI
  • Dimensions:
    • 7.63 x 4.82 x 0.41 inches (193.7 x 122.4 x 10.5 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 12.13 oz (344 g)
      the average is 12.9 oz (368 g)


  • Physical size:
    • 7.0 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1024 x 600 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 170 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • Super PLS LCD
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 58.12 %
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor


  • Camera:
      • Popup3 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Smile detection, Geo tagging
    • Settings:
      • Exposure compensation
    • Shooting Modes:
      • PopupPanorama, Scenes, Effects
  • Camcorder:
      • 1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 0.3 megapixels VGA


  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Graphics processor:
      • Yes
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 1024 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 32 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB


  • Capacity:
    • 4000 mAh
  • Not user replaceable:
    • Yes


  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Stereo speakers
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Built-in online services support:
    • YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+


  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, UMTS
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • A-GPS, Glonass
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
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  • Bluetooth:
      • 3.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • Proprietary
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording


  • Officially announced:
    • 13 Feb 2012

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as Samsung P3100

Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Samsung GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0) 16GB

  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB

Samsung GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0) 8GB

  • Built-in storage:
    • 8 GB

Samsung GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0) Wi-Fi

  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n

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