Expert Review of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 P3100 16GB Wi-Fi White
Samsung has been riding on the waves of success for a long time now with so many of their flagship devices becoming an inevitable success. Samsung Galaxy SIII was a huge hit and so has been the case with lots of other smartphones from the company but the same kind of success has not been achieved by the South Korean conglomerate in the tablet segment. This is not to say that the tablet front completely bombed in the market but the company that has the largest market share in the smartphone market has certainly not been able to fulfill its own expectations in the tablet segment. In fact, Blackberry was able to overtake them in the same segment with Blackberry Playbook, the same company that has been struggling in the smartphone market. Also, the tier 2 companies like Micromax and Karbonn have been able to encash their low price strategy which has attracted most the consumers towards them. Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 311 comes with a 7 inch TFT LCD touchscreen that is powered by the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system. Available with an internal memory of 16GB, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 311 also has a microSD card slot for further expanding the memory up to 32GB. The camera department is well looked after with a 3 megapixels rear snapper along with a secondary VGA camera. RAM of 1GB along with the dual-core 1GHz processor provides the users a fast working device, which should come in handy for playing games and accessing the web at a fast pace. The battery is pretty solid with 4000 mAh that should shield out a formidable amount of operating time for the user. Available in the colors of Black, white and red, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 311 has a plenty of data connectivity features including the Wi-Fi facility along with Wi-Fi direct and dual band, Bluetooth facility, USB port and GPRS. Multimedia features include a music player and a video player that makes sure that the user gets access to the latest of what the entertainment world has to offer. The device comes with the dimensions 193.7mm by 122.4mm by 10.5mm and weighs 344 grams and includes other features as well that are organizer, TV out, SNS integration, Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa and Voice memo.
User Interface and UI functionality
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 311 has a 7 inch screen that gives a resolution of 600 by 1024 pixels along with 16 million colors and is powered by the TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen technology. The screen works at a pixel density of 170ppi which is pretty low as compared to the current standards.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 311 has a music player for listening to desired songs along with a video player for watching videos where the former is compatible with the formats - MP3, WAV, eAAC+, WMA,AC3, Flac player and the latter with MP4, DivX, Xvid, H.264, H.263, WMV player formats.
Pictures and Video quality
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 311 has a 3 megapixels rear camera that allows the user to click pictures at a resolution of 2048 by 1536 pixels and offers various other facilities including Geo-tagging and smile detection. Videos can also be shot whereas the secondary camera of VGA strength lets the user get some face time.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 311 has the Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi direct along with the dual band facility that makes sure that the user can access the web and visit the desired web sites including Facebook and Twitter. The user can also check his or her mails or download data including songs, games, images and videos.
Internal and External Memory
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 311 comes with an internal memory of 16GB while a microSD card slot is available for all the three variants for extending the memory up to 32GB. RAM offered is 1GB, which is good to run heavy applications smoothly but nothing extravagant.
Applications and Gaming
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 311 has loads of games and apps that are pre-installed in the device whereas the user can further download more from the web as and when required with the Android World of games and apps giving the user a huge domain to choose from.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 311 is powered by the standard lithium ion battery of 4000 mAh that gives the user a standby time of up to 7 hours, which is pretty formidable.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 311 has loads of data connectivity features including the Wi-Fi facility with Wi-Fi direct and dual band that allows the user to download the desired data at a swift pace. There is also the Bluetooth facility which facilitates for wireless data exchange whereas the USB port also serves the same purpose but through the USB cable. The GPRS facility makes sure that the user can navigate to the desired location without getting lost.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 311 when compared to Google Nexus has a similar screen size but the latter is backed by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor as compared to the former's 1GHz dual-core processor. The RAM of 1GB is same for both the devices but the battery strength is more with Google Nexus with 4325 mAh as compared to 4000 mAh of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 311. The rear camera though is better with Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 311 as compared to Nexus with the former featuring a 3 megapixels camera strength and the latter offers 1.2 megapixels rear snapper.