Let me share my impressions from the buy. My birthday approaching I was well aware that most of the gifts will be in cash form, so I began to look for something I 'll love. Like many of my friends, I had the idea to buy me an e-book. After visiting some forums I began to realize that I can add a bit of money and buy a tablet, a cheap and simple one. I was looking, looking, and looking for it until I thought, Why a simple tablet, if there is only Wi-Fi on it, which I won't be able to use while on the road (my husband and I love to travel in our car)? And then I decided to pay a little more and get more functions.
My husband said that there have to be two cameras, and we bought a 3 Qoo. We returned it. The screen was dim, dark, and it was slow. It was made of some cheap plastic, and cameras could not even stand for 0.3 MP.
My hubby added some funds and said, Go for the Galaxy. And we bought it. After holding it in my hands for 5 minutes I no longer wanted anything else!
As for the specs:
- Display Size: 7 "capacitive multi-touch. I am very glad I did not buy a 10-inch. I can not imagine how I would drag it along, and this baby may slide even in a small handbag. 2 7.0 is great during the long car rides, for me personally, it's larger than the cellphone, and more convenient, but at the same time is compact!
- Resolution: 600 * 1024 (perfect for this display)
- PLS Matrix (nice quality, with excellent viewing angle, high-grade alternative to IPS, but a cheaper version)
- Operating System: Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). I have become accustomed to it and even enjoy it now
- Storage: 8GB memory, the user can use only 4.5 GB, the rest is taken up by software. Movies, books and music have to be stored on a 32 GB flash drive. But if you're not going to run a lot of games and applications, the 8 GB memory will be enough
- 2 cameras: a front-facing 0.3-megapixel camera and a 3-megapixel back camera. The front one is very, very mediocre, and the back one is average. Good photographs only in good light. No flash, no autofocus, too. But I was particularly surprised to shoot panoramas with just one click, unlike my Canon camera
- Built-in speakers, stereo, a decent sound
- GSM, 3G, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS. Everything works perfectly, connects in seconds. By the way, the tab let's you easily call or send sms, which enhances its functionality
- Automatic screen orientation in all 4 directions is quick. The running tasks are not affected
- Support for microSD, microSDHC memory cards (which is standard, it is convenient)
- A 3.5 mm headphone jack sits on top, it is useful
- Battery capacity 4000 mAh (not enough, but as I set the screen not be to very bright, visibility is maintained and the battery saved, in plus I periodically clean the Task Manager. I use it for about 5-6 hours, and I think it is OK, as a more capacious battery would be heavier
- Weight: 345 g (12.17 oz). The tab is sooo light, I freely hold it with one hand and the weight does not bother. With the case it is certainly heavier.
- Screen capture can be done at any time by clicking on the button next to the menu, it is convenient
- Google play - a lot of free and paid, interesting and not applications for all tastes
- Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 read all the formats that were on my memory card
- Good audio and video player. HD videos are played without problems
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