Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 – Review

Samsung Electronics South Africa has announced the global launch of the Galaxy Tab S2, the most immersive Samsung tablet to-date. Samsung’s newest Galaxy tablet continuously delivers a stunning Super AMOLED display perfectly optimised for reading and viewing any type of digital content. The Galaxy Tab S2 is stylishly designed with the thinnest and lightest metal frame on the market and packs powerful performance features to offer enhanced usability, empowering users with new and improved choices in productivity and multitasking.

“The Galaxy Tab S2 is not only our thinnest and lightest tablet ever, it also gives consumers quick, easy access to a wealth of superior viewing and productivity features,” said Craige Fleischer, Director of Integrated Mobility at Samsung Electronics South Africa. “We believe the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 sets the bar for tablet devices and offers consumers the ultimate Tablet that’s designed for ultimate portability.” 

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Newly Optimized Super AMOLED Display for the Best Content Viewability

At just 5.6mm thin and only 389g (9.7 inch) and 265g (8.0 inch) weight*, the Galaxy Tab S2 is perfectly designed for reading and consuming content due to its stunning Super AMOLED Display. By recreating the same viewing experience of browsing through traditional print media, the Galaxy Tab S2 makes it comfortable to read digital content, including e-books, magazines, webpages and newsfeeds. This reading-optimised ratio allows the user to enjoy a seamless reading experience without unnecessary scrolling.

In addition, the Galaxy Tab S2 continually offers its advanced screen technology to display bright and natural content for a more comfortable visual experience. Adaptive Display intelligently adjusts gamma, saturation, and sharpness based on the application, the colour temperature of the viewing environment and ambient lighting. Also, Reading Mode modifies the screen’s brightness level to allow users to read content for longer periods of time without straining their eyes.

The tablet also presents deeper contrast and more precise detail to provide a best-in-class reading experience with the Super AMOLED display delivering 94% of natural tones to show true-to-life colours. Users can now enjoy galleries of vividly detailed photos and effortlessly shop online while viewing the most accurate images on the Galaxy Tab S2.

Packaged within the world’s slimmest and lightest metal frame of its size, the Galaxy Tab S2 is portable enough to easily carry around all day and operate in one hand, offering the best mobility available. Also, the fashionable and stylish design is suitable for any purpose or setting, so users can enjoy the best viewing experience anywhere, anytime.

 Ultimate Productivity and Connectivity Features for Users On-The-Go

The Galaxy Tab S2 delivers unmatched mobility to cater to high-efficiency users seeking maximised productivity. It comes fully equipped and preloaded with Microsoft Office Solutions** for ultimate productivity on the road, such as creating and editing documents, while conveniently storing up to 100GB of files on the cloud via OneDrive for two years for free. Also, it’s compatible with the advanced Book Cover Keyboard that delivers the same convenience of a standard PC keyboard with a built-in trackpad for executing tasks on-the-go.***

For enhanced manageability, the Galaxy Tab S2 is built with a touch-enabled Fingerprint Scanner for hassle-free authentication. A built-in advanced security sensor now offers easy access to the personal device with a simple press against the home key. For the most streamlined device management options, the Galaxy Tab S2 features Smart Manager which displays the device’s settings automatically, including battery power levels, storage and RAM availability for users to efficiently manage their devices. It is also pre-installed with anti-malware for an extra layer of protection.

In addition, the Galaxy Tab S2 offers Multitasking, allowing users to view and run two apps simultaneously with Pop-Up Window, a new feature that lets users navigate easily between multiple apps at once. The Galaxy Tab S2 also provides an improved storage structure that makes locating files simpler than ever.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 will come in a variety of connectivity, storage and size options: 9.7-inch and 8.0-inch versions with Wi-Fi, or Wi-Fi and LTE, available in 32 or 64GB with MicroSD up to 128GB. It will be available in South Africa from August, 2015.

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Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch Product Specifications

 

Network

LTE : 700/ 800/ 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900/ 2100/ 2600

3G : 850/ 900/ 1900/ 2100

2G : 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900

AP Quad 1.9GHz + Quad 1.3GHz, Octacore application processor
Display 9.7” 2048×1536(QXGA) Super AMOLED
OS Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
Camera 8MP AF(rear), 2.1MP(front)
Video H.263, H.264(AVC), MPEG4, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, VP8

Recording: QHD(2560×1440)@30fps

Playback: UHD(3840×2160)@30fps

Audio MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC
Google Mobile Service Chrome, Gmail, Google Search, Maps, YouTube, Hangouts, Play Story, Play Movies, Play Music, Drive, Photos
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac MIMO (2.4GHz/5GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth®4.1 BLE
GPS GPS, GLONASS
Sensor Accelerometer, Finger Scanner, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall Sensor, RGB Sensor
Memory 3GB(RAM) + 32/64GB internal memory

microSD up to 128GB

Dimension / Weight 169 x 237.3 x 5.6mm, 389g(Wifi)/392g(LTE)
Battery 5,870mAh

Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch Product Specifications

Network LTE : 700/ 800/ 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900/ 2100/ 2600

3G : 850/ 900/ 1900/ 2100

2G : 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900

AP Quad 1.9GHz + Quad 1.3GHz, Octacore application processor
Display 8.0” 2048×1536(QXGA) Super AMOLED
OS Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
Camera 8MP AF(rear), 2.1MP(front)
Video H.263, H.264(AVC), MPEG4, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, VP8

Recording: QHD (2560×1440) @30 fps

Playback: UHD (3840×2160) @ 30fps

Audio MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC
Google Mobile Service Chrome, Gmail, Google Search, Maps, YouTube, Hangouts, Play Story, Play Movies, Play Music, Drive, Photos
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac MIMO (2.4GHz/5GHz), Wi-Fi Direct,Bluetooth®4.1 BLE
GPS GPS, GLONASS
Sensor Accelerometer, Finger Scanner, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall Sensor, RGB Sensor
Memory 3GB (RAM) + 32/64GB internal memory

microSD up to 128GB

Dimension / Weight 134.8 x 198.6 x 5.6mm, 265g(Wifi)/ 272g(LTE)
Battery 4,000mAh

* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

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