Expert Review of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 P3100 16GB Wi-Fi Titanium Silver
Samsung's last venture in the Tablet market was not that much successful as was expected as they released something that was on the same level with iPad in terms of price but lacked the specs to compete. The device was too heavy and too uncomfortable to begin with. Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 310 is big improvement over its predecessor and is available in a screen size of 7.0 inches. The device has a elegant look, something which was not earlier not associated with Samsung devices. The back cover is impervious to fingerprints, although the front screen is not that lucky. The TFT PLS screen gives a resolution of 1024 by 600 pixels and is much brighter than the usual AMOLED screen that the company usually employs. The 1GHz dual-core processor is powerful enough to give a smooth and pacy operations with the tablet which is further boosted by a 1GB RAM. The internal memory of 16GB is pretty decent with a microSD card slot to back it up. The user can then expand the memory of the device up to 32GB. The dimension of the device is 193.7mm x 122.4mm x 10.5mm and it weighs 345 grams which lighter than its previous edition. A 3 megapixels rear camera is provided along with a front VGA camera for video chat. Multimedia features include a music player and a video player. The 4,000 mAh standard lithium ion battery gives a solid power back up so that the user can operate on the device for a longer device. The device is available in the colors of black and white with Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.
User Interface and UI functionality
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 310 has a 7 PLS LCD capacitive touchscreen, that gives 16 million colors along with a resolution of 600 by 1024 pixels and works at a pixel density of 170ppi. The screen is powered by the TouchWiz UX UI technology and can be interacted with through the multi touch technology. The screen though is prone to a lot of fingerprints.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 310 has a music player that gives the user access to all the popular musical tracks. The music player is compatible with the formats - MP3, AAC, AC-3, AMR, FLAC, MID, WMA, WAV, and OGG whereas the music can be heard through the loudspeakers or through the earphones. The earphones can be attached to the device with the help of a 3.5mm jack. The video player allows the user to watch videos in the formats - MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VC-1, DivX, WMV7, WMV8, WMV9, and VP8.
Pictures and Video quality
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 310 has a 3 megapixels rear camera that works at a resolution of 2048 by 1536 pixels and offers the facility of Geo-tagging and smile detection. The VGA front camera is also provided for video calling and web chatting.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 310 has the Wi-Fi facility that makes sure that the user can connect with the web and download videos, games, images and songs. The user can also access Facebook, Twitter or other popular social networking sites at his leisure.
Internal and External Memory
A 16GB of internal memory is what comes with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 310 that allows the user to store loads of data including music, games, images and videos. If the memory is still not enough the user can expand it up to 32GB with the help of a microSD card slot. A 1GB of RAM is pretty decent and makes sure that the user has a smooth and easy working experience with the device with minimum time lag.
Applications and Gaming
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 310 offers lots of games and apps with the Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system to back it up. The user can further download more games and apps with a huge pool of choices to choose from.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 310 is powered by a colossal 4,000 mAh standard lithium ion battery that gives the user a talk time of up to 40h in 2G and up to 20h in 3G along with a standby time of up to 1,190h in 2G and up to 1,080h in 3G.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 310 comes with lots of data connectivity features including the bluetooth facility that makes sure that the user can connect with other devices and receive or transfer data from or to other devices. The USB port allows the user to connect pendrives or other devices to the same. The data exchanged may include music files, games, images and videos. There is also the Wi-Fi feature that makes sure that the user to connect with the web and download videos games, images and videos. Other web features include DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, dual-band and Wi-Fi hotspot which allows the user make the device as a web hub for other devices to connect to for web connection.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 310 when compared to Apple iPad 2 has a smaller screen and features half the internal memory. The former has a 16GB internal storage capacity whereas the latter 32GB. The operating system featured by both the devices area also different with the Apple iPad coming backed by the iOS as compared to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 310's Android Ice Cream Sandwich. Camera strength is strong in Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 with a 3 megapixels rear camera along with a VGA secondary camera, whereas Apple iPad 2 has a VGA camera on both sides. The processor is 1GHz for both the devices as well along with being dual core. Both the devices have different batteries too, where iPad has lithium polymer 6,930 mAh battery and Galaxy Tab 2 has lithium ion 4,000 mAh battery. Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 310 is cheaper in price as compared to Apple iPad.