Samsung Galaxy S was one of the first high-end Android tablets and solid alternative to high-end tablets already established Apple.
But now, Samsung has launched a new tablet, a successor to the S tab, called Samsung Galaxy Tab S2. As the latest Apple iPad, the Tab S2 is available in two sizes, a tablet of 8 inches and a 9.7.
Samsung Galaxy S2 has a stylish design, with well rounded corners, flat edges, matte finish on the back cover and a metal frame. The back cover is made of soft plastic and the front part is made entirely of glass. The case would have been incredibly fragile, much heavier, which makes the tablet difficult to stand for long periods of time, it would have created problems with overheating and would have been more expensive.
But as you know, the new Galaxy Tab S2 is very, very thin and light. It measures 7.82 x 5.31 x 0.22 inches and weighs 9.59 ounces, making the tablet thin and thinner tablets already made.
Unfortunately, if you press more on the back cover, you will notice there is a bit of flex. Which are also available for daily use (if you want to sit in bed and watch a movie before bed) or transport the tablet in a bag or purse. So the main tablet sales pitch, comfortable handling due to its lightness.
We have seen that the tablet is comfortable, but what about your buttons and ports feel and placement? Well, the buttons feel very solid and there is no shortage of ports. Right side of the tablet houses the power button, volume control and a microSD slot (for inserting a microSD card, you must use a paperclip to access the tray).
In the background, you can find two speakers, a Micro-USB port and a 3.5mm jack for headphones. S2 back, there is a room (middle) and two metal towers for clipping a keyboard cover for the tablet.
The front of the S2 tab, there is the usual home button and two capacitive buttons. The home button works as a fingerprint scanner. The scanner is accurate and fast, and a good addition to security.
The screen 8-inch Tab S2 is a Quad HD AMOLED display has a pixel density of 320 ppi, wide viewing angles, is protected by Gorilla Glass and overall, both to provide a similar experience to get used the S tab.
But unfortunately it is only available to the largest, the 9.7-inch tablet. The lower part Tab S2 uses PenTile technology sub-matrix. Viewing angles are excellent and the screen now has two features, Adaptive Display and Playback mode.
Watching the display, of course, which is brighter than the Galaxy Tab S, but at the same time, it is great for visibility (especially on sunny days or at the beach), an image with various shades of white may appear large.
The feat Galaxy S2 is home to an octa-core Exynos 5433 CPU (quad-core 1.9GHz Cortex A57 chips and a quad-core 1.3GHz Cortex A53), supported by a Mali-T760 MP6 GPU (700MHz maximum frequency ), 3GB RAM, 32 or 64GB native storage and a possible addition of up to 128 GB with a MicroSD card.
Overall, we have had major performance issues during testing Tab S2, but was behind a mini iPad 4 and even Nexus 9. Of course, Samsung has not used, it is best chip and although the tablet is 8 inches reasonable competition, given the price, the larger version is not only consistent with other tablets with similar prices.
Samsung Galaxy S2 runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with TouchWiz custom interface. For example, you still have Internet applications and email with Gmail and Chrome. Other interesting features and applications are SideSync (allows you to move files between the tablet and PC), intelligent manager (manages your RAM usage, battery, storage and security), Connect (consisting of support, Discover and promotions) Flipboard Briefing and the new implementation of the split screen.
Although Android Lollipop does not support split-screen multitasking, Samsung has made possible the problem is that developers who take advantage of this new feature. But that's not all Samsung added, there is now a fingerprint scanner built into the Home button (just put your finger on the button, no scanning is required).
Most often you will use the camera for Skype (or any other program), but if you decide to use it for photos, know that the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 does not disappoint.
It comes with a 8 megapixel rear camera, a 2.1 megapixel front camera and both can shoot some good photos. Furthermore, since the bar is set fairly low for the cameras of the tablet, the Galaxy Tab S2 has one of the best set of cameras.
Images taken with the rear camera looked quite bright, rich colors, especially in good lighting and also did very well in dark environments, although there is a noticeable amount of grain.
There are some standard modes for use: HDR, Panorama, dual camera and virtual shooting. The camera can also record videos in 2560 × 1440 QHD.
The 8-inch model Samsung Galaxy S2 has a 4000 mAh non-removable battery and the 9.7-inch model has a non-removable 5870 mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy S2 does not have the wireless function of load and also there is no quick charge. Fully charge the tablet takes about four hours.
There are many high-end Android tablets on the market and even fewer who can be regarded as genuine competitors to the Apple tablet. The new Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is an improvement in some sectors of the S tab and tablets worthy competitors to Apple, but at the same time, some features have been downgraded.
Overall, it is a more mature tablet closer to what Apple offers, the design is premium, cameras are surprisingly large and the display is capable, but all these come at a very expensive price (in especially for the tablet 9, 7 inches we tested).
The 8 inch tablets on the other hand, it is more reasonable in their competition.