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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 959 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Tab S2. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablets for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and screen. The performance and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are mixed opinions on the GPS navigation and apps. There are some critical views about the price and battery.

portability, usability, performance, screen, size

battery, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Xiomara Blanco (

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 review


The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is among the best deals going in the tablet space. It has many of the same virtues as Apple's iPad Air 2 , which starts at $399 (£379 in the UK, and AU$569 in Australia): both are slim, light, fast and fantastic for consuming...

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 has bright and vividly colorful screen. Its rail-thin design is comfortable and ultracompact. It comes with 32GB of storage, a microSD card expansion slot and fingerprint scanner. Battery life is long.

Unlike previous models, there's no IR blaster.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2's brilliant screen, plentiful storage capacity and slender build make it a great tablet for everyday use at home or on the go.

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : By Florence Ion (

Galaxy Tab S2 review: A worthy counterpart for your smartphone


Samsung's second-gen tablet series knocks it out of the park again with solid performance and a lighter-than-Air chassis.

Bright, vibrant display that dims enough in the dark so that you're not straining your eyes to read ; Extremely light and portable—you'll have to check to make sure it's still in your bag!

Like most Samsung devices, it comes bundled with apps you can't remove

The Galaxy Tab S2 is a good, solid Android device. It's worth choosing either the 8-inch or 9.7-inch variant if you're not particularly interested in a Google Nexus tablet.

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 review


Overall a very good tablet, but it still doesn't quite match up to its main rival...

Sturdy build ; Sharp, bright screen ; Good battery life ; Hi-res audio support

Colour balance not quite right ; Some stutters when gaming

Samsung’s flagship tablet does plenty right for Android fans, but the Apple’s iPad Air 2 still gives it enough to think about

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Xiomara Blanco (

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 review


The 9.7-inch Samsung tablet boasts an eye-watering Super AMOLED screen that's sharp, rich in color and vibrant. As the bigger model in the Galaxy Tab S2 lineup, the larger screen is better for playing games and watching video than the 8-inch version....

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 has bright and vividly colorful screen. Its rail-thin design is comfortable and ultracompact. It comes with 32GB of storage, a microSD card expansion slot and fingerprint scanner. Battery life is long.

Unlike previous models, there's no IR blaster. In smaller hands, it's not as easy to use as the 8-inch model.

The large, sharp screen of the 9.7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is great for watching media and playing games at home or on the road.

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Tim Danton (

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7in review: This is now the Android tablet to own


The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7in delivers quality in all the areas that matter – it's the best-value large Android tablet around

The Tab S2 9.7in isn’t a perfect tablet: gaming performance could be better, while a lack of accessories compared to the iPad 2 Air holds it back. (Come on Samsung UK, make that keyboard cheaper!)

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Sasha Muller (

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 review: A slender wonder


Fast, slim and equipped with a wonderful display, the Tab S2 is as good as compact tablets get

So, what’s the catch? The only catch is, as it turns out, that if all the above has well and truly sold you on the 8in Galaxy Tab S2, then you’ll now need to go and find £300. That’s a lot of money for an 8in tablet these days. If you can abide an...

Sep, 2015

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Fantastic Tablet


I decided to buy this tablet when the s3 came out and the price dropped making it a much more attractive proposition. I couldn't be more pleased with my purchase, it handles graphics intensive games such as gta:San Andreas with aploom (everything...

Feb, 2018

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A great alternative


For someone not interested in the Apple ecosystem this Samsung tablet ticked two pretty big boxes. Firstly, the price is excellent, much cheaper than the S3 and the Octa Core processor means there isn't too much of a performance drop. Secondly, its...

Feb, 2018

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Looks great


Not used this yet as it's wrapped up as a gift but very impressed but the look of it. Great size and very lightweight!

Feb, 2018

Consumer review (

Great item.


I purchased this item several weeks ago and work perfectly.

Jan, 2018

Product Specifications


Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes


Battery Capacity:4000 / 5870
Battery performance:5870
Browsing time (3G):8
Browsing time (4G):8 / 9
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):8 / 9
Continuous audio playback time:103 / 71
Continuous video playback time:12 / 14
Talk time (3G):22 / 28


Auto focus:Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:4
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):2.1
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080 / 2560 x 1440
Rear camera:Y
Rear Camera Resolution:3264 x 2448
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Video capturing speed:30
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p, 2160p


Body SAR (EU):1.18
Color of product:Black / Gold
Device type:Full-size tablet / Mini tablet
Fingerprint reader:Y / Yes
Form Factor:Slate
Head SAR (EU):0.34


Aspect Ratio:4:3
Display Diagonal:8 / 9.68
Display number of colors:16.78 million colors / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:2048 x 1536
Display Technology:Super AMOLED
LED backlight:Y / Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen type:Capacitive


Internal memory:3
Internal memory type:LPDDR3-SDRAM
Memory clock speed:667


E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
4G bands supported:700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
Dual SIM support: No
Near Field Communication (NFC):N / No
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi Direct:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

Cables included:Micro-USB
Keyboard supplied:N / No
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes


Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Audio formats supported:3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF
Electronic compass: Yes
Google applications:Gmail, Google Maps, Google Play, Google Talk, Google+ / Google Maps, Google Play, Google Talk
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Countdown timer, Stopwatch
Position location:Y
Proximity sensor: Yes
Video compression format:3G2, 3GP, ASF, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,ASF,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV

Phone Features

Speakerphone: Yes
Video call: Yes
Voice call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:Y
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in:Y


Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.4
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.8
Processor model:MSM8976


Operating system installed:Android 6.0


Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Internal storage capacity:32
Maximum memory card size:128
Storage media:Flash
User memory:23.9

Weight & Dimensions

Height:7.82 / 9.34
Weight:13.6 / 9.42
Width:5.31 / 6.65