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
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


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17 Comments

1. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

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

16. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 969; Member since: Feb 02, 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.

2. LizardX

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

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

9. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

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

3. LizardX

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

I mean = price tag in Indonesia

4. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

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

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

7. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 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

11. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

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

6. lonestrider

Posts: 88; Member since: Mar 31, 2012

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

8. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

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

10. shadowcell

Posts: 300; Member since: Mar 28, 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.

12. theoak

Posts: 324; Member since: Nov 16, 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.

13. jamrockjones

Posts: 345; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

The MeeMo tab will be the next low budget tablet!

14. HugeTroller

Posts: 80; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

eww, laggy fragmentated OS. No thanks

15. jellytime

Posts: 135; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Says the HugeTroller -_-

17. HugeTroller

Posts: 80; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

says the guy that's jelly.

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