Samsung P3113 Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) Review

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Samsung P3113 Galaxy Tab 2 (7_0)Samsung P3113 Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 May not win any awards on hardware or design, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t any pride left to overcome competition. The tablet follows up as a cheaper successor to its older sibling P6200 Galaxy Tab 7.0 Pluswith minor compromises to keep the price tag low. Instead of a 1.2GHz Dual-core processor witnessed on its predecessor, it settled for a 1GHz Dual-core chipset, but retained the same 7.0inch screen size. Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) P3113 is notably the cheapest of Samsung’s slates line-up despite housing Android v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich right from the box, older tablets are shipped with Android v3.2 Honeycomb underneath. Both Galaxy P6200 Tab 7.0 Plusand P3113 Tab 2 (7.0) slates have a WSVGA (1024×600 pixels) PLS LCD screen, a 3.0Megapixel camera, though fixed-focus on the cheaper slate and a front facing snapper. Lack of LED flash on the latest slate is disappointing; especially in darker places, but still, you can shoot just as good quality images in well lit environments.

Samsung P3113 Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0)’s screen isn’t the best we’ve seen so far, but it’s big enough to accommodate overstretched fingers with minimal typing errors. Resolution seems to be at par with other devices in this category; however, at 170ppi pixels density, reading smaller text especially from web pages is hectic. Thanks to a responsive capacitive touch-screen, multi-touch gestures such as pinch-to-zoom are fast and intuitive. The front-side is largely taken by a 7.0inch WSVGA screen with exceptions to a VGA camera, earpiece, proximity and accelerometer sensors at its top and a Samsung’s logo just below the screen. There’s a 3.0MP camera without Led flash around Samsung P3113 Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0)’s back, so you can use it for snapping those memorable moments and a front facing VGA camera for video calls. The tablet has that sort of design you could easily walk past, though it’s still likeable and settles in your palm tight.
Samsung P3113 Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) comes equipped with GSM Voice communication, SMS and MMS functionality, better yet; it’s shipped with latest Android v4.0 ICS OS despite the affordable price tag. It has a thicker profile though, 10.5mm compared to Galaxy P6200 Tab 7.0 Plus’s9.9mm. After Samsung redesigned its Ice Cream Sandwich TouchWiz interface, there’s every reason to expect a pro-social networking home screen as well as music, videos and e-book hubs present on other devices from Samsung. Underneath the tablet, there’s a 1GHz Dual-core processor which’s not the best we’ve seen but enough to keep the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) P3113 ticking over. It’s offered in 8GB, 16GB or 32GB, so you can opt for a cheaper version and add a 64GB MicroSD.
Samsung P3113 Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) Features/Specifications;
  • Operating System: Android v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS)
  • Processor: Dual-core 1.0GHz
  • Display : 7.0inch (600x1024p) (170ppi) PLS LCD, Capacitive, 16m colors
  • Camera: Pri: 3.15Megapixel (2048x1536p), Sec: VGA, Smile detection
  • Storage: Up to 64GB MicroSD, 8/16/32GB Internal storage, 1GB RAM
  • Connectivity: USB, MicroUSB v2.0, on the go support, Bluetooth v3.0
  • Internet: 21Mbps HSDPA, 5.76Mbps HSUPA, 802.11b/g/nWiFi/hotspot, DLNA
  • Other ft: GPS, Sensors: Proximity, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyro
  • Battery: Standard Lithium ion 4000mAh
Samsung P3113 Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) Price in Kenya: Kshs.35200 (expected)

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