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Technical specs and price for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 4G LTE

Technical specs and price for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 4G LTE

Samsung recently launched its updated version of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 for Verizon which, however, seems to be too highly priced at $350. This updated version is equipped with 4G LTE capabilities and comes with a slightly altered design. Unlike the silver-gray color of the WiFi only version, it has a black textured back. The build-in memory of the tablet is 8 GB while 64 GB of additional memory can be added via the microSD card. Additionally, there is a 3.2 megapixel back end camera as well as a front facing VGA camera on board. On the left edge of the device, there is a headphone jack and microphone pinhole while the right edge features a dock connector. However, just like the original version, the HDMI port is still missing.

The operating system for Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 happens to be Android 4.0.0. Other important software features include custom Samsung apps like Music Hub, Media Hub, Game Hub, and a built-in screenshot app. There is also a new Mobile Hotspot feature, which makes it easy for the device to connect to WiFi networks. Thanks to the IR blaster of the tablet, working together with Smart Remote app, the tablet can be converted into a remote control for TV. This app would then display the list of all the TV shows that are currently being played on local cable or satellite provider’s channels. The information required to make the app work properly include the name of TV manufacturer, cable provider and ZIP code. After completing the set-up, users would be able to browse the shows with respect to their category as well as mark the favorites.

Overall, the Smart Remote feature of the tablet has been implemented quite well, although there is still room for improvement. Besides, the performance of the remote is reliable within a distance of 8 feet, beyond which the performance starts deteriorating. Besides, the aiming of the remote is also less accurate compared to a normal remote control.

With a screen resolution of 1,024×600 pixels, the display of the tablet can certainly not compete with other 7 inch devices such as Nexus 7 which comes with a resolution of 1,280×800 pixels. The web and app download speeds for the tablet are quite reasonable and work well even within a range of 20 feet. Besides, web browsing is also smoother compared to the WiFi-only version. Playing 2D games such as Angry Birds Space is fun on this tablet and there isn’t much difference in the overall quality, except the display, when compared with Nexus 7. Bottom line is that, with the only prominent addition of 4G LTE support, increase of $100 in price does not seem to be justifiable.

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