Samsung Galaxy Tab S2-New Look but the Same Personality [TEST]

Review: Samsung has come up with a follow-up on their first Galaxy Tab s. now it just to see if version 2.0 will be a hit.

Samsung has momentum. New phones, computers and other technology are springing forth from all sides, and it is sometimes hard to follow. The South Korean giant generally has a wide assortment of electronic products in all classes, and also tablet-the Group has a new boy in the class.

This new kid, better known as Galaxy Tab S2, is a definite upgrade from the first loss S, which has now been given a proper overtaking on the right.

Or it might immediately think.

You look a little better after, so it is quickly clear that although Loss S2 in its new format looks markedly different from its predecessor, the giblets seems to be Yes so close to identical.

The question then is just about a new and slimmer version is the solution to the “ideal tablet”. A concept that in these times, put great questioning ider more and more hybrid forms between tablet Pcs and shoots forward, most recently with Apple’s iPad Pro and Microsoft’s series of Surfaces.

Specifications (9.7 “model)

Dimensions: 169 x 237.3 x 5.6 mm
Weight: 389 grams (WiFi) and 392 grams (4 g)
Screen: 9.7 “Super AMOLED screen with QXGA resolution (2,048 x 1,536 pixels)
Camera: 8 megapixels autofocus behind on and 2.1 megapixel front
Performance: 64-bit quad-core Samsung Exynos 5433 (4 x 1.9 GHz + 4 x 1.3 GHz) 3 GB RAM
Software: Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with TouchWiz user interface
Links: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz/5 GHz) Wi-Fi Direct and Bluetooth 4.1
Battery: 5870 mAh
Storage: 32/64 internal storage + up to 128 GB with microSD
Colors: Black and white
Price: approx. 3800 kroner (WiFi 32 GB) and approximately 4600 (WiFi + 4 g 32 GB)


-Pleasing design

Samsung has created one of the easiest and in fact also the thinnest tablet to date, and it must be so to say that it can be felt. The new S2 comes in two sizes respectively 8 and 9.7 inch, and in this test we’ve gotten hold of the large version.

This nearly 10-inch screen is incredibly good in your hands, and we have no problem in keeping it with a single hand either. It is made of plastic at the rear, and pga. the matte finish, then slides it not exactly out of the hands of one. At the rear is seen further two pressure-sensitive “buttons”, which serves as the closure to Samsung’s own cover with built-in keyboard, which can be acquired for a little more than 400 pounds more.

The edge around the front side is made of aluminum, and gives a really nice touch to the Tablet’s appearance. At the bottom of the device is Samsung’s iconic Home button, which simultaneously acts as finger scanner. Further is also the familiar two touch buttons, “return” and “open programs.”

On the right side is a power on/off button, as well as a volume control. At the bottom of the machine is an alm. Headphone Jack, as well as the classic micro-usb charging connector. No USB-C for this time. In addition, there are also two loudspeakers down here, who have been placed in opposite ends of the floor.

All in all, the Samsung has done a wonderful job with the appearance on the Tablet, and perhaps that is where they immediately have put the most effort. This work has paid off, and with S2, they have managed to create a top-class tablet that in both thickness and weight is clearly less than many of their competitors, even thinner than large competitor iPad Air 2.

Super screen

The screen is usually where Samsung tips over cones, and once again there is talk of a Super AMOLED screen, which, according to Samsung to be able to reproduce colors with a 94% accuracy. An precision, as Samsung itself has stressed on several occasions is a part of competitors, such as a if Apple-shaped logo.

The display is really delicious and it is definitely one of my favorite features ves S2. It sees just hammergod out.

Even if your screen resolution, however, absurdly enough, is a bit lower than its predecessor, so there is still talk about one of its very best screens. Samsung so can anything on this front, and it seems that they want to stop the trend.

But such a nice and elegant koster also, pure batterimæssigt, and it is precisely on this parameter impresses S2 is not exactly.


Deep down inside

Loss S2 is born with Samsung’s Android-based Touchwiz user interface that is very similar to the experience on their new Galaxy S6 phones, and the entire user experience plays only. On the software side is Samsung really well with, and there are many useful and usable features included.

Inside the engine room is hiding a ottekernet Exynos 533-processor running at a speed of 1.9 GHz respectively for the first four cores and 1.3 GHz for the rest. This, coupled with the 3 GB RAM, gives a super good experience in the use of the tablet. The response time is very satisfactory, and I experienced no lag when I URf.eks. browsed the net or played intensive games.

But no real upgrade of the latest model, however, does not really talk about. As mentioned at the beginning, so is the engine room of the two tablets very similar, with only a slightly upgraded processor in 2’ eren.

The battery …

It is, in a sense, impressive, that Samsung has been able to cram a battery on 5870 mAh into as thin a machine, and it should supposedly could hold for approx. 8 hours of internet surfing and about 12 hours of video playback.

Nevertheless, I experienced in the testing period a somewhat inferior battery life than promised. It is precisely this factor is not very impressive, and it seems that since S2 is so thin and light, so there’s been compromised with the battery.

A compromise that has made life a bit shorter than several competitors, and I have experienced significantly better battery life spans on other tablets of the same type as URf.eks. Apple’s Air 2.



I generally do not expect much of the primary camera in a tablet. It’s rare that I find myself in situations where I think it is smart to use my tablet as camera, since I often have my phone on me.

Nevertheless, it should be given with that Samsung has done an excellent job with the camera on the S2, although we still prednisone have to make do with the same specs as the last generation. However, it should be with that Samsung, for some reason, has chosen to omit Flash rear compared to its predecessor.

Front camera gives, for me to see a little more sense to talk about in the test of a tablet. For use of Skype and the like, it is essential that you have just a reasonably good camera. Here, however, there is also not tinkered much by the quality, and we must again make do with a 2.1 MP front camera, as does its work in a satisfactory manner.

Has the lost format?

It has been just a little bit of knowledge of the tablets and their appearance, then you know also that the screen ratio of tablet computers have a lot to say. A very large number of android tablets come in a 16:9 format, as this screen-ratio should be ideal for some of the Tablet’s core functions, such as film viewing and video games.

But a great many are, of course, not all, and therefore, there are of course also part tablets outside the above group. The others are often built with a screen ratio of 4:3, and most known of them is, of course, Apple’s series of iPad’s, as in anyone’s optics has become almost synonymous with the word tablet.

But why is the picture format is interesting in this context? Yes, if you haven’t guessed it yet, so is Samsung just gone from producing Loss S-series in a 16:9 (16:10) format to launch Loss S2 in a 4:3 format. Samsung have pre made tablets in this ratio, but it is something new for Loss S.

Ask to Samsung, this is done in order to give the consumer a better experience when they URf.eks. read and process documents, or as they are on their website describes it: “Galaxy Tab S2 is in 4:3 format, which makes it possible to see more content on the screen at every scroll and … which are ideal for Office tasks”

If you ask others with slightly more critical eyes, then points out that just Apple’s success with the 4:3 format has “inspired” Samsung to think in terms of new courses with their Loss S-series.

Whether one believes in the one or other reason, so is the fact that Loss S2 is in a new format, and if you are one or the other, yes it’s so personally. However, I must confess that I’m a fan of this construction, and for me is 4:3 it is optimal for a tablet.

Tablet = great on the go

Tablets are generally seen some amazing technological products, and comparing their properties and services with ordinary computers so there are not many things you miss by relying solely on a tablet. This especially applicable on travel, where a tablet serves as the perfect tool when you don’t bother to lug his computer with.

I have had several different tablets in his hands over the last few years, and I’m always dropped back to three primary things that best describe my tablet usage, and therefore for me is crucial in assessing the.The three elements are video playback in URf.eks. the car or plane, document processing/reading on the go, and finally, its ability to handle graphics-intensive games.

I took the Loss S2 with on board a flight to the South. A trip by plane can quickly feels long, if we do not have with me reading material or else to entertain themselves with. Here it is natural to take his tablet and give into all the excitement it has to offer. In other words, there were plenty of opportunities to test the above criteria for a good tablet.

In relation to the display of film, so there’s not much to complain about. Loss S2 gives you a super experience both on sound and image page, and as the movie playback device, there’s nothing to put a finger on.

To write and work with documents, are coping with Losses well and it makes huge S2, of course, nor something evil that you’ve included a free Office suite, as well as 100 GB storage space with OneDrive. It, put together with Samsung’s own Book Cover, which can be bought next and that really feels good to use, provides overall an extremely dynamic and efficient working method, which I do not have experienced before with other tablets. Well-shouldered Samsung.

Last but not least is its ability to run heavier games, and once again it works without problems. As mentioned before, so have a solid S2 engine that can handle a bit of each, and which can deliver impressive graphics easily and efficiently.

The only thing that for me pulls down, is its relatively mediocre battery, which does not impress special. In addition, when playing audio on the Tablet without headphones, well then you are also a bit disappointed over the speakers, which doesn’t sound too flashy. It is at least heard better.


Conclusion – What is it for a size?

All in all you get with the Galaxy Tab S2 a real impressive tablet that can handle all the things that a good tablet should be able to. For well over 4000 bucks gets you a strong and well-functioning tablet that won’t disappoint you.

Anyway, I would not go so far to say that if you already own a Loss S, then it will be a great upgrade, for it is not. Unless you absolutely love its shape and size, so there is not much difference.

But it is precisely this exterior update with its new design and format will clearly divide the waters. The discussion about whether the one picture ratio is better than the other can, at times, get on the heights with a religious war, and there are advantages and disadvantages of both formats. However, I believe that Samsung has made a wise decision in joining the field of 4:3 tablets, with their toptablet.

S2 is so for you loss that will have one of the best and most portable tablets on the market, for a reasonably affordable price. But you are already the owner of a tablet that has close to the same specifications as the first loss S, Yes so I don’t think this new edition will sweep the legs out from under you.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, we land on a 5′ is.