Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1)
Brand: Samsung
Category: Android Tablet
  • Display: 10.1 inches, 800 x 1280 pixels, PLS LCD, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
  • Chipset: TI OMAP 4430
  • RAM: 1GB
  • OS: Android 4.0.3, upgradable to 4.1, TouchWiz UX UI
  • Battery: 7000mAh
  • Released Date: 01-05-2012



Device Type Android Tablet
Model Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1)
Released May, 2012
Status Discontinued


Dimensions 256.6 x 175.3 x 9.7 mm
Weight 588 g
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass
Colors Black, White


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) PLS LCD
Size 10.1 inches
Resolution 800 x 1280 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. ~149 ppi
Features Ambient light sensor, Proximity 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. Android 4.0.3, upgradable to 4.1, TouchWiz UX UI
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. Mini-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. TI OMAP 4430
CPU Dual-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A9
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. PowerVR SGX540
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. 1GB
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. 16GB/32GB
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, gyro, compass
3.5mm jack Yes
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
Audio Technology DNSe 1.0


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. 7000mAh
Battery Life 10 hours
Charging USB-30 Pin Charger Power Adapter Replacement


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. 3.15 MP
Video 720p
Camera Features Video calling
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. 3.0
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. Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
USB 2.0, OTG
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, with A-GPS, GLONASS
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 10.1-inch PLS LCD display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels offers natural colors and acceptable viewing angles. The tablet features a front-facing camera, stereo speakers, and various ports, including a microSD card slot and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

In terms of performance, the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is criticized for being sluggish and slow, attributed to its one gigahertz dual-core TI OMAP 4430 processor and 1GB of RAM. The on-screen keyboard is considered a bit cramped, and the tablet's overall responsiveness is questioned.
- John V
User Reviews 2 The performance is described as faster and smoother due to the upgrade to Android 4.0. However, the internal specs, particularly the dual-core 1 GHz processor, may not be as powerful as some other Android tablets in the market.
The tablet is described as lightweight, weighing less than the iPad 3, with grippy and comfortable corners. The plastic back panel has a matte finish, providing a pleasant feel.
The 10.1-inch TFT LCD display with a resolution of 1280x800 is acknowledged for its brightness and vivid colors.
- Mike from DetroitBORG
User Reviews 3 The tablet is lightweight, featuring a thin profile and notable hardware elements. With a glance at the buttons, including the power button and volume rocker, the device stands out.

The tablet boasts stereo front-facing speakers for an immersive media experience. The front-facing camera enhances video chats. The unique dock connector, resembling the 30-pin Apple dock, showcasing Samsung's distinctive choice.
- Jared - Android Central
Tabletmonkeys Reviews Tabletmonkeys Reviews Pros:
- Lightweight and thin design
- Grippy, comfortable corners
- Matte plastic back provides pleasant feel
- Bright display with vivid colors
- Front-firing stereo speakers enhance audio experience

- All-plastic construction
- Underpowered processor (1 GHz dual-core)
- Cramped on-screen keyboard
- Mediocre rear camera quality

Our Rating

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

  • Performance 6 / 10
  • Display 8 / 10
  • Battery 9 / 10
  • Design 7 / 10

Unveiled in February 2012 and hitting the markets in May the same year, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 garnered attention for its sleek design. Weighing 588g and measuring 9.7mm in thickness, the tablet boasted a conventional yet sturdy all-plastic construction.

Display and Colors

Sporting a 10.1-inch PLS LCD display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, the tablet delivered natural colors and acceptable viewing angles.

The Corning Gorilla Glass protection added durability. Available in classic Black and White, the tablet aimed to satisfy diverse aesthetic preferences.

Performance Analysis

Despite its aesthetic appeal, performance concerns surfaced. Critics, including John V, pointed out sluggishness attributed to the one gigahertz dual-core TI OMAP 4430 processor and 1GB of RAM.

The tablet's responsiveness, especially its on-screen keyboard, faced scrutiny.

Multimedia Capabilities

However, the tablet redeemed itself in the multimedia department. It showcased a front-facing camera, stereo speakers, and a range of ports, including the microSD card slot and the 3.5mm headphone jack.

The device excelled in music playback and high-definition video streaming, but the 3.2-megapixel rear camera fell short in image quality, lacking autofocus and LED flash.

Connectivity Features and Battery Life

Connectivity features like Wi-Fi and hotspot capabilities were deemed average. Yet, the tablet's saving grace was its impressive 7,000mAh battery, promising up to two days of regular use.

User Interface and Unique Features

The tablet operated on Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich, upgradable to 4.1 Jelly Bean, adorned with Samsung's TouchWiz UX UI.

Despite performance hiccups, the device offered practical features, such as mini-apps for seamless multitasking and additional Dropbox storage, enhancing user experience.


In conclusion, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 showcased a mix of strengths and weaknesses. While its design and multimedia capabilities earned accolades, performance limitations raised concerns.

As with any tech product, individual preferences and priorities play a pivotal role in determining whether the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is the right fit for potential buyers.

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