Lands a direct hit Samsung with the Android 4.0 Tablet? In the test, the Galaxy tab 2 10.1 must show what in him.
- Samsung Galaxy tab 2 10.1 in the test
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One believes the PBX market researchers of IDC, U.S. firm over 107 million Tablet PCs are sold in 2012. The run on the touch-sensitive display boards for the unbound Web surfing plays mainly industry Primus Apple and its iPad in the cards.
And the new tablets with the Android OS 4.0.3 (ice cream sandwich)? You would also secure a large piece of the pie. An ambitious, 3 g enabled Android tablet from Samsung has approached to the test.
The Galaxy tab 2 10.1 weighs only 585 grams with a screen diagonal of 25.6 centimeters, making it much lighter than the iPad 3.
Facilities: No LTE
The Galaxy tab 2 10.1 is equipped with 16 gigabytes of Flash memory. It dispenses with the fastest, not widely available mobile communications standard LTE. Instead, the UMTS-enabled tablet can theoretically receive data at up to 21 Mbps (HSPA +). Gross data rates supported up to 5.76 Mbit/s in the uplink. Bluetooth 3.0 and Wi-FI n available for the communication via short-range radio and wireless integration into the home network.
Sitting next to the free-access slot for SIM cards in the standard format a slot for micro-SD cards; These extend the data volume at low cost to up to 32 GB. The Galaxy tab 2 like memory sticks on the PC can be connected via the proprietary USB slot.
It also serves as a mobile phone: to chat there is a speakerphone, and a 3.5-millimeter Jack for a headset, which is not among the already meager scope of delivery. It skillfully manufactured housing is robust, even if the back is “only” made of silver plastic.
The installed music and video player play many formats, including the audio codec AAC. With a strong sound headphones, the open music presentation of the Galaxy tab makes 2 10.1 right mood.
Like the eye of VGA front the 3.1-megapixel rear camera has to forgo photo lighting and auto focus. Snapshots and HD video recordings are on sunny days fast overexposed and therefore not always acceptable. There is clearly room for improvement.
Who entrusted their data to Google’s servers, can make free use of their comprehensive services. These include the download shop for apps, music, movies and E-books called Google play store, a full-fledged offboard navigation or the Facebook-alternative Google +.
Display: Light and shadow
The LCD Panel is noticeably, which greatly limits the ease of reading in the Sun. In a subtle light like the screen with natural colours and good viewing angles; the 10.1-inch display features with plastic full-HD video images. In the laboratory measurements, especially the brightness stood out. With 1280 x 800 pixels, the resolution on good, tablet typical level is.
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Power comes from the built-in lithium-ion battery. The endurance determined in the practice mix is more than 7.5 hours. Galaxy tab still available predecessor stretches the weapons 10.1N already after a good five hours.
Operation: Android 4.0 on large area
The visually refreshed, compliant Android 4.0 surface accumulates Samsung with its Touchwiz elements. The program icons and partly scalable widgets can be pull or grouped in folders with a few finger taps from the total overview after gusto on up to seven lets.
There are four buttons at the bottom left corner of the display. For example, the Task Manager starts a clear list of all open applications, here what facilitates the program change at multi-tasking. Elegant, with a horizontal swipe of the finger, to end an unneeded application.
The status bar bottom right corner informs about the device state and messages. Who want to know more, come here with a touch of the finger to detailed information and settings. Without to go deeper into the menus, the user also the cellular data connection, GPS, or Wi-FI can quickly activate or turn off.
Performance: Liquid touch operation
The hardware to the 1-GHz dual-core processor takes rapidly finger command ARM Cortex-A9 and the 1-GB memory. A little patience is required, if one switches between portrait and landscape or with the Polaris-Office software opens comprehensive Excel spreadsheets or PowerPoint presentations.
The sensibly equipped, comfortable browser shows no Flash animations, but supports the encrypted data transmission via HTTPS protocol, which suits online power hoppers. Internet pages load fast. Scrolling works smoothly, as well using finger gestures to zoom in and out. Last but not least, the generous 10.1-inch display ensures plenty of surfing fun.
Bottom line: A question of price
Even if the touch of the absence of the the new Samsung Tablet and the superior display of Apple 3: 2 10.1 iPad is the versatile and long-lasting Galaxy tab a tip worth.
Also the fact that it act already now well below list price when the new iPad to buy 3 sums given hardly under the Apple is should not be forgotten.
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