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Comprehensive Performance Review Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100, with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

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The Review Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100.

Design and Hardware

Dimensions: (WxDxH): 193.7 x 122.4 x 10.5 mm and weights 344 grams; Processor: TI OMAP 4430Dual-core 1 GHz; GPU: PowerVR SGX540; RAM: 1GB; Storage: 16GB (availabe user: 11GB)

The design of tab2 7″ looks similar to Galaxy Tab Plus 7.0 which is slim and lightweight in hand. The tablet in which the CnwinTech test comes with white color on the back and black on the front frame.

comprehensive performance review galaxy tab 2 7.0 p3100
Review Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100
comprehensive performance review galaxy tab 2 7.0 p3100
Review Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100

On the front side of Tab 2 7″, besides there is a 7-inch diagonal screen, you also will find earpieces, sensors, cameras, and the Samsung logo. Unlike tablets with OS Honeycomb, Tab 2 7″ is not equipped with a physical button below the screen.

comprehensive performance review galaxy tab 2 7.0 p3100
Review Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100
comprehensive performance review galaxy tab 2 7.0 p3100
Review Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100
comprehensive performance review galaxy tab 2 7.0 p3100
Review Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100
comprehensive performance review galaxy tab 2 7.0 p3100
Review Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100
comprehensive performance review galaxy tab 2 7.0 p3100
Review Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100

To turn on this Tab 2 7″, you can press the power button on the left side of the body that is adjacent to the volume control buttons. The upper part of Tab 2 7″ sits a sweet 3.5mm audio port and a mic. At the underbody, there is a multifunctional port, two speaker holes, and a mouthpiece for phone calls. While for SIM and memory card slot, Samsung put it on the right side of the body.

comprehensive performance review galaxy tab 2 7.0 p3100
Review Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100

Interfaces and OS

Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3, TouchWiz UX: 7 Homescreen, Notification Area, etc.; 7" PLSLCD capacitive touchscreen 600 x 1024 pixels ~ 170 ppi 16M colors

Armed with the latest Android OS Ice Cream Sandwich, Tab 2 7″ polishing display with TouchWiz UX user interface that presents 7 home screens that you can fill with widgets, application shortcuts, wallpaper, etc. as needed.

comprehensive performance review galaxy tab 2 7.0 p3100
Review Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100
comprehensive performance review galaxy tab 2 7.0 p3100
Review Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100

Not much different from the Honeycomb, the main page of Tab 2 7″ is decorated with a row of virtual keys back, home, recent apps, screenshots, and arrows. The difference if in older OS, you can only see applications that run in the background, while here you can also close running applications simply by sliding an application icon to the side.

comprehensive performance review galaxy tab 2 7.0 p3100
Review Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100
comprehensive performance review galaxy tab 2 7.0 p3100
Review Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100

At the lower right corner of the screen, there is a notification bar, while in the upper left-hand corner you will find a shortcut to access the Google search box. To enter into the menu, you simply touch the top right corner drawer section. Menu icons are arranged with a 4 x 6 formation as well as a horizontal grid format.

comprehensive performance review galaxy tab 2 7.0 p3100
Review Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100

Camera and Video

Rear camera: 3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels, Fixed Focus; Front camera: VGA

To support image preservation, Samsung equips Tab 2 7″ 3.15-megapixel camera with a fixed focus which unfortunately has not been equipped with flashlights.

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A myriad of additional settings such as self-portrait, shooting mode, scene modes, exposure value, timer, effects, etc. has been embedded also by Samsung.

comprehensive performance review galaxy tab 2 7.0 p3100
Review Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100
comprehensive performance review galaxy tab 2 7.0 p3100
Review Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100
comprehensive performance review galaxy tab 2 7.0 p3100
Review Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100
comprehensive performance review galaxy tab 2 7.0 p3100
Review Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100
comprehensive performance review galaxy tab 2 7.0 p3100
Review Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100

For picture results itself, quite clearly when outdoors. However, Byers will see a lot of noise when used to take pictures of objects in the room. Even so, it is thus not a problem considering tablet functions are more used to playing games or typing.

comprehensive performance review galaxy tab 2 7.0 p3100
Review Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100
comprehensive performance review galaxy tab 2 7.0 p3100
Review Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100

While for recording moving objects, Tab 2 7″ has supported 720p HD-quality video (1280 x 720 pixels) with various settings such as self-recording, recording mode, exposure value, timer, effects, resolution, etc.

Multimedia

Audio: AAC, FLAC, M4A, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA; Video: AVI, DIVX, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WMV

With about 11GB of storage space, you can freely store your video and audio collections without having to rely on adding a microSD memory card. However, Samsung still provides such a memory slot on the left side body. By using a USB converter that is purchased separately, you can even use it to read the flash disk.

The default music player tab 2 7″ categorize songs stored by album, artist, genre, folder, composer, and year. You also can use an equalizer as well as effects CH.5.1 to listen to music.

comprehensive performance review galaxy tab 2 7.0 p3100
Review Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100
comprehensive performance review galaxy tab 2 7.0 p3100
Review Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100
comprehensive performance review galaxy tab 2 7.0 p3100
Review Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100

While for video player, tab 2 7″ is able to play various video formats up to full resolution HD1080p. CH.5.1 effect is also present in its video player. Thanks to dual-core processors that are used, Tab 2 7″ can easily play MP4 video resolution 1080p that CnwinTech gets from YouTube.

comprehensive performance review galaxy tab 2 7.0 p3100
Review Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100
comprehensive performance review galaxy tab 2 7.0 p3100
Review Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100
comprehensive performance review galaxy tab 2 7.0 p3100
Review Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100

Phone and SMS

GSM 850/900/1800/1900

In the communications sector, Tab 2 7″ is still equipped with the ability to make phone calls and send SMS.

The embedded contact list consists of two panels, namely the right panel that displays contact names as well as the left panel containing contact details like phone numbers, mobile, email, addresses, and so on.

comprehensive performance review galaxy tab 2 7.0 p3100
Review Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100
comprehensive performance review galaxy tab 2 7.0 p3100
Review Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100

While sending an SMS, there are two panels on the left side that displays text, as well as contact details on the right side message content, which appears in chat mode.

Internet and Connectivity

GSM/GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSDPA 850/900/1800/1900/2100 HSDPA 21 Mbps. Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Wi-Fi hotspots, Bluetooth A2DP

Surfing the Web with Tab 2 7″ feels smooth because of 3G HSDPA connection support as well as Wi-Fi. You can use HTML Android Browser to start surfing and also have a supported flash player.

Unfortunately, not unlike Tab 7 plus which can open 22 tabs at once, or Tab 7.7 able to open 16 tabs, Tab 2 7″ browser can only open 8 tabs.

For Data transfer purposes, Samsung only equips Tab 2 7″ with a data cable that unfortunately uses a special port Samsung rather than a micro USB port such as tablets or other modern cell phones.

Highlight Features

All Share, chaton, My Files, Games Hub, Photo Editor, Polaris Office, Readers Hub, Video Maker and Samsung Apps.

Besides has embedded with native Android applications, Tab 7.7 has also been pinned to a myriad of applications such as AllShare, Chat ON, My files, Game Hub, Photo Editor, Polaris Office, Readers Hub, Video Maker, and Samsung App.

comprehensive performance review galaxy tab 2 7.0 p3100
Review Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100
comprehensive performance review galaxy tab 2 7.0 p3100
Review Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100
comprehensive performance review galaxy tab 2 7.0 p3100
Review Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100

By utilizing the DLNA connection, you can use All Share to share multimedia content. While with Chat ON, you can chat with fellow users of Samsung devices through the internet network.

comprehensive performance review galaxy tab 2 7.0 p3100
Review Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100
comprehensive performance review galaxy tab 2 7.0 p3100
Review Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100

Office applications, Polaris Office were also present to support your work. You can open, edit, and create a new document format doc, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Benchmark

Quadrant Standard: 2774, Antutu Benchmark: 5077, Nenamark 1:31.9 fps, Nenamark 2:24.8

The results of Galaxy Tab 2 7″ benchmark tests using Quadrant Standard Edition successfully get a 2774 score, well ahead of Galaxy Tab, Galaxy Nexus, and Nexus S. Meanwhile, when using Antutu Benchmark, successfully obtained 5077 scores. This acquisition makes it slightly adrift from LG Optimus 2X.

comprehensive performance review galaxy tab 2 7.0 p3100
Review Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100
comprehensive performance review galaxy tab 2 7.0 p3100
Review Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100
comprehensive performance review galaxy tab 2 7.0 p3100
Review Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100

Whereas when tested using NenaMark 1 earned 31.9 fps points. Meanwhile, 24.8 points were achieved by Tab 2 7″ when tested with the NenaMark 2. Points are only slightly adrift with Samsung Galaxy S first generation due to the same GPU embedded.

comprehensive performance review galaxy tab 2 7.0 p3100
Review Galaxy Tab 2 7.0″ P3100
comprehensive performance review galaxy tab 2 7.0 p3100
Review Galaxy Tab 2 7.0″ P3100
comprehensive performance review galaxy tab 2 7.0 p3100
Review Galaxy Tab 2 7.0″ P3100
comprehensive performance review galaxy tab 2 7.0 p3100
Review Galaxy Tab 2 7.0″ P3100

Conclusion – Review Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100

Plus:

  • 1GHz dual-core processor;
  • Reasonably priced;
  • Latest OS.

Minus:

  • The photos quality is ordinary;
  • less Connectivity;
  • GPU is similar to Galaxy S.

Carries a 1GHz dual-core processor, Tab 2 7 “can deliver a decent performance. Come up with the latest OS Tab 2 7 “tablet is capable of playing its role as a favor entertainment feature at a price that still friendliness in your pocket. Various improvement has been successfully carried out by Samsung to improve the lack of the previous Galaxy Tab series.

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Score Assessment

Design - 8
Display - 6
Performance - 9
Features & Utilities - 8.7
Connectivities - 6
Battery - 7
Price - 8

7.5

Overall

Plus: 1GHz dual-core processor; Reasonably priced; Latest OS. Minus: Photos quality is ordinary; less Connectivity; GPU similar to Galaxy S.

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