Samsung Galaxy Book 2

Samsung Galaxy Book 2
Brand: Samsung
Category: Windows Tablet
  • Display: 12.0 inches, 1440 x 2160 pixels, Super AMOLED, Ambient light sensor
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 850
  • RAM: 4GB
  • OS: Windows 10 S
  • Battery: 6120 mAh
  • Released Date: 02-10-2018



Device Type Window Tablet
Model Samsung Galaxy Book2
Released November, 2018
Status Available


Dimensions 287.5 x 200.4 x 7.6 mm
Weight 794.0 g
Protection Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3)
Colors Silver


Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) Super AMOLED
Size 12.0 inches
Resolution 1440 x 2160 pixels
Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 216 PPI
Features Ambient light sensor


Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. Windows 10 S
SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. Nano SIM


Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Qualcomm Snapdragon 850
CPU Hexa-core, 2950 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit
GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Adreno 630
RAM RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 4GB
Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 512 GB
Memory Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. Yes
Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
3.5mm jack Yes
Loudspeaker Multiple speakers
Audio Technology Dolby Atmos


Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 6120 mAh
Battery Life 14 Hours
Charging Fast charging


Rear Camera Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality. 8 MP
Front Camera 5 MP
Image 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps)
Video 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps)
Camera Features Time-lapse video, Video calling, Video sharing
Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration) No


Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. 4.1
Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
USB USB 3.1 Type-C
GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. Yes
NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. No


User Reviews 1 User Reviews The Samsung Galaxy Book 2 is a solid choice, with its Super AMOLED display, improved design, and included S Pen. While acknowledging its imperfections, such as the 4GB RAM, he deemed it worth the purchase, giving it a score of 89%. The tablet is recommended for users seeking long battery life, LTE connectivity, and a vibrant display for media consumption and productivity.
- Andrew Marc David
User Reviews 2 Samsung Galaxy Book 2 competes with the Surface Pro 4 but is priced similarly and comes with the keyboard folio. The pen is excellent, comparable to Wacom's best. The tablet is great for note-taking but might feel a bit small for some artistic work. The 10.6-inch version is also available with a Core m3.
We've got a Core i5, 7th gen Intel CPU, a much better keyboard (island style), and other improvements. It's a 12-inch Windows 10 convertible, light at 1.58 pounds, with a 13 MP rear and 5 MP front camera. The display is a fantastic 12-inch Super AMOLED with a 3:2 aspect ratio.
- Lisa from Mobile Tech Review
User Reviews 3 The tablet stands out with a built-in kickstand, a detachable keyboard, and included S-Pen. The decent array of ports, including two USB-C, microSD card reader, and a headphone jack. The AKG-tuned speakers for enhanced sound. The 12-inch Super AMOLED screen with vibrant colors and 2160x1440 resolution is noted.

The keyboard, though similar to Surface Pro, is considered a bit flimsier. The touchpad could be bigger, but it's responsive. The Snapdragon 850 and 4GB RAM provide satisfactory performance in initial tests, scrolling web pages and playing movies smoothly.
- Engadget
Tabletmonkeys Reviews Tabletmonkeys Reviews Pros:
- Impressive battery life and LTE connectivity
- Good multi-core performance with the Snapdragon 850 processor
- Stunning 12-inch Super AMOLED display with vibrant colors
- Included S Pen with 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity
- Functional backlit keyboard resembling the Surface Pro

- Only 4GB RAM when 8GB would be better
- S Pen magnet strength is a minor drawback
- Type cover doesn't have a premium feel compared to the Surface

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our dedicated team and users.

  • Performance 7 / 10
  • Display 9 / 10
  • Battery 9 / 10
  • Design 8 / 10

Samsung's Galaxy Book 2, a 12-inch tablet released on November 2, 2018, has been making waves in the tech world. Packed with features and improvements, this tablet aims to redefine the user experience.

Let's delve into the details to see if it lives up to the expectations.

Design and Display

Measuring at 11.32 x 7.89 x 0.3 inches and weighing 28 ounces, the tablet boasts a sleek design.

The 12.0-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440 x 2160 pixels delivers vibrant colors, and the scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 3 ensures durability.

The 3:2 aspect ratio strikes a perfect balance for both productivity and media consumption.

Performance and Power

Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 processor and equipped with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM, the tablet ensures snappy performance.

Despite initial concerns about the 4GB RAM, the tablet handles tasks smoothly, earning praise for its multi-core performance.

The Snapdragon 850 proves itself capable, particularly in supporting Full HD and 4K playback for a seamless multimedia experience.

Connectivity and Battery Life

One of the tablet's standout features is its LTE connectivity with the Snapdragon X20 LTE modem, providing always-on, gigabit-speed internet.

The tablet promises up to 20 hours of battery life in Windows 10 S mode, making it an ideal companion for users on the go.

However, the transition from Windows 10 S to the full 64-bit Windows 10 may pose a slight inconvenience.

Multimedia and Camera

The tablet excels in multimedia with Dolby Atmos audio technology and multiple speakers for an immersive sound experience.

The 8MP rear camera and 5MP front camera, capable of 4K UHD video recording, ensure that the tablet is not just a productivity tool but also a creative companion. Camera features like time-lapse video, video calling, and video sharing add versatility to its capabilities.

Included Accessories and Input Methods

Samsung has not skimped on accessories, as the tablet comes bundled with a detachable keyboard and an S Pen.

The keyboard, although reminiscent of the Surface Pro, is functional, while the S Pen with 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity adds a new dimension to note-taking. The magnetic strength of the S Pen, however, leaves room for improvement.

User Experience and Verdict:

The tablet to his Surface Pro 6, commending its daily driver capabilities. The tablet's 4GB RAM was a point of criticism, with suggestions for an upgrade to 8GB.

Despite initial skepticism about the Snapdragon 850, its performance, especially in multi-core tasks, pleasantly surprised users. The tablet's design, port selection, and camera quality received positive feedback.


The Samsung Galaxy Book 2 presents a compelling package, offering a blend of power, productivity, and multimedia capabilities.

While it has its imperfections, such as limited RAM and some design nuances, the tablet's strengths in display, performance, and connectivity make it a worthwhile investment.

For users seeking a versatile device for both work and play, the Samsung Galaxy Book 2 emerges as a solid choice.

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