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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 975 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 products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the size and screen. The performance and usability also get good comments. Some have doubts about the price and battery. Views about the GPS navigation and apps are mixed.

portability, usability, performance, screen, size

battery, price

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

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Expert review by : Xiomara Blanco (cnet.com)

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 : Lauren Goode (theverge.com)

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is last year’s tech in this year’s tablet

 

Things are getting awkward in tablet land. On the consumer side, we've run out of ideas; maybe we use them to watch video, "babysit" our kids, or travel with them when it's too annoying to carry a...

Thinnest tablet on the market ; Gorgeous display ; Upgraded processor

Weak battery life ; Same old cameras ; TV-to-Tab feature limited to Samsung TVs

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : By Florence Ion (greenbot.com)

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 : Tyler Lacoma (gadgetreview.com)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Unveiled

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is a Powerful iPad Killer

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

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 : James Rogerson (t3.com)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 review: the closest thing yet to an Android iPad

 

A superb screen and lovely body - this is a brill Google tablet

Good screen ; Thin and light ; Strong performance

Average battery ; Erratic fingerprint scanner ; Plain design

Dec, 2015

Expert review by (whathifi.com)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 SM-T715 Tablet overview

 

GALAXY TAB S2 8IN 32GB 4G LTE WHITE

Expert review by : Xiomara Blanco (cnet.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 review: A small and skinny tablet with a supreme screen

 

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 is so small and light, you'll forget it's in your bag -- or hands.

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 : Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Review: In Depth

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Review: We review the 9.7-inch model of Samsung's 2015 business and entertainment tablet, another powerful-yet-portable device.

Incredibly thin ; Powerful hardware ; Screen well suited to productivity ; Long battery life

Plastic heavy design ; Deja vu

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is a solid choice for anyone after an entertainment or business tablet, thanks to its sharp, vibrant screen, slim and light design, smooth performance and excellent battery life. However, it doesn’t really do anything...

Aug, 2015

Expert review by : Scott Webster (cnet.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 details surface ahead of rumored June launch

 

The rumored tablet, expected in 8-inch and 9.7-inch sizes, will reportedly feature premium build materials.

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

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 / 109 / 71
Continuous video playback time:12 / 14
Talk time (3G):22 / 28

Camera

Auto focus:Y / Yes
Built-in flash:N
Digital Zoom:4
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):2.1
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080 / 2560 x 1440 / 3840 x 2160
Rear camera:Y
Rear Camera Resolution:3264 x 2448
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps / 3840x2160@30fps
Video capturing speed:30
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080i / 1080p / 1080p, 2160p / 2160p

Design

Body SAR (EU):0.864 / 1.18
Color of product:Black / Gold / White
Device type:Full-size tablet / Mini tablet
Fingerprint reader:Y / Yes
Form Factor:Slate
Head SAR (EU):0.34

Display

Aspect Ratio:4:3
Display Diagonal:8 / 9.68 / 9.7
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:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Media Formats

Audio formats supported:3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, Mid, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, FLAC, IMY, Mid, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, FLAC, IMY, Mid, MIDI, MP3, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF
Video compression formats:3GP,3GPP
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,AMV,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3G2,3GP,AMV,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3G2,3GP,ASF,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV

Memory

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

Messaging

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

Networking

2G:Y
2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G:N / Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+,HSUPA,UMTS / HSPA+,HSUPA,UMTS,WCDMA / UMTS / UMTS,WCDMA
4G:N / Y
4G bands supported:700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2600 / 850,900,1800,1900,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
Dual SIM support:N / 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
WWAN:Y

Packaging Content

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

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):N / Y
Audio formats supported:3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, Mid, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, FLAC, IMY, Mid, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, FLAC, IMY, Mid, MIDI, MP3, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y
Google applications:Gmail, Google Maps, Google Play, Google Talk, Google+ / Google Maps, Google Play, Google Talk / Google Music,Google Play
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Gyroscope:Y
Magnetometer: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 / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Countdown timer, Stopwatch
Position location:Y
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes
Video compression format:3G2, 3GP, ASF, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV
Video compression formats:3GP,3GPP
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,AMV,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3G2,3GP,AMV,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3G2,3GP,ASF,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3G2,3GP,ASF,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3G2,ASF,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV

Phone Features

Caller ID:Y
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Video call:Y / Yes
Voice call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:Y
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in:Y
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N / Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Processor

Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.4
Processor:MSM8976
Processor cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon / Samsung Exynos
Processor frequency:1.8
Processor model:APQ8076 / MSM8976
Processor operating modes:64-bit

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Android 6.0
Platform:Android

Storage

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.22
Height:7.82 / 9.34
Weight:13.3 / 13.6 / 13.7 / 9.31 / 9.42
Width:5.31 / 6.65