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The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is an Android 4.0 tablet with a 7-inch display. Similar in design to the original Galaxy Tab, the 10.5mm thin tablet has a 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 16 or 32GB of internal storage.

Description

Samsung goes round two for the 7-inch Android tablet market. The Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus runs Android's Honeycomb 3.2 with Samsung’s TouchWiz skin. It features a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, a 1024 x 600 display, 1GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, a 4,000mAh battery, a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 2-megapixel front facing camera. The tablet also has an IR port and features Peel's Smart Remote App.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 is a tablet running Android 3.2 Honeycomb. It features a 1.4GHz dual-core processor, storage ranging from 16GB to 64GB, and a Super AMOLED display. It also has a 2-megapixel front-facing camera and a 3-megapixel rear camera with an LED flash.

The Kindle Fire has a multitouch-capable 7-inch IPS display, a dual-core processor, and at 14.6 ounces, a pretty lightweight frame. The resolution on that screen is 1024 x 600. The battery is rated to last for eight hours of continuous reading or 7.5 hours of video playback (with WiFi switched off).

The Nook Tablet from Barnes & Noble features a low-glare ("fully laminated") 7-inch IPS LCD touchscreen display from LG, 16GB of internal storage, and 1GB of RAM. Its primary competition is Amazon's Kindle Fire, which costs $50 less.

The Blackberry PlayBook was Research In Motion's first QNX device and its first tablet offering. The tablet features a 7-inch capacitive display, the ability to connect a Blackberry smartphone via Blackberry bridge, and Android app virtualization.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Apr. 22, 2012
  • Price at launch: $249.99

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Nov. 13, 2011
  • Price at launch: $399.99
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Sep. 1, 2011
  • Price at launch: $499.99
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Nov. 15, 2011
  • Price at launch: $199.00
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Nov. 17, 2011
  • Price at launch: $249.00
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Feb. 21, 2012
  • Price at launch: $499.99
  • Height: 7.63 inches
  • Width: 4.82 inches
  • Thickness: 0.41 inches
  • Weight: 0.76 pounds
  • Color: Black
  • Speakers: Mono

Hardware

  • Height: 7.62 inches
  • Width: 4.82 inches
  • Thickness: 0.39 inches
  • Weight: 0.76 pounds
  • Color: Black
  • Height: 7.74 inches
  • Width: 5.24 inches
  • Thickness: 0.31 inches
  • Weight: 0.74 pounds
  • Color: Silver / Black
  • Speakers: Stereo
  • Height: 7.5 inches
  • Width: 4.7 inches
  • Thickness: 0.45 inches
  • Weight: 0.91 pounds
  • Color: Black
  • Speakers: Stereo
  • Height: 8.1 inches
  • Width: 5 inches
  • Thickness: 0.48 inches
  • Weight: 0.88 pounds
  • Color: Gray
  • Speakers: Mono
  • Height: 7.6 inches
  • Width: 5.1 inches
  • Thickness: 0.4 inches
  • Weight: 0.9 pounds
  • Color: Black
  • Speakers: Stereo
  • Screen size (diagonal): 7 inches
  • Technology: Super PLS
  • Resolution (X): 1024 px
  • Resolution (Y): 600 px
  • PPI: 170
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes

Display

  • Screen size (diagonal): 7 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Resolution (X): 600 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1024 px
  • PPI: 170
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Screen size (diagonal): 7.7 inches
  • Technology: Super AMOLED Plus
  • Resolution (X): 1280 px
  • Resolution (Y): 800 px
  • PPI: 196
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Screen size (diagonal): 7 inches
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Resolution (X): 600 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1024 px
  • PPI: 170
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Screen size (diagonal): 7 inches
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Resolution (X): 1024 px
  • Resolution (Y): 600 px
  • PPI: 170
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Screen size (diagonal): 7 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Resolution (X): 1024 px
  • Resolution (Y): 600 px
  • PPI: 170
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Operating system: Android
  • Skin: Samsung TouchWiz
  • Launch OS version: 4.0

Software

  • Operating system: Android
  • Skin: Samsung TouchWiz
  • Launch OS version: 3.2
  • Notable apps: Samsung Kies air
  • Operating system: Android
  • Skin: TouchWiz
  • Launch OS version: 3.2
  • Operating system: Android
  • Skin: Kindle
  • Launch OS version: 2.3.3
  • Operating system: Android
  • Skin: Nook Color
  • Launch OS version: 2.3
  • Notable apps: Hulu Plus, Netflix
  • Operating system: QNX
  • Notable apps: Blackberry Bridge, Android app virtualization
  • CPU brand: TI
  • CPU family: OMAP 4
  • Clock speed: 1 GHz
  • Cores: 2

Processor

  • CPU brand: Samsung
  • CPU family: Exynos
  • CPU model: 4210
  • Clock speed: 1.2 GHz
  • Cores: 2
  • CPU brand: Samsung
  • CPU family: Exynos
  • CPU model: 4210
  • Clock speed: 1.4 GHz
  • Cores: 2
  • CPU brand: TI
  • CPU family: OMAP 4
  • CPU model: OMAP4430
  • Clock speed: 1 GHz
  • Cores: 2
  • CPU brand: TI
  • CPU family: OMAP 4
  • CPU model: OMAP4430
  • Clock speed: 1 GHz
  • Cores: 2
  • Clock speed: 1 GHz
  • Cores: 2

GPU

  • Brand: Imagination Technologies
  • Model: PowerVR SGX540
  • Brand: Imagination Technologies
  • Model: PowerVR SGX540
  • RAM size: 1 GB

Memory

  • RAM size: 1 GB
  • RAM size: 1 GB
  • RAM size: 512 MB
  • RAM size: 1 GB
  • RAM size: 1 GB
  • Internal size: 8 GB
  • External storage: Yes
  • External storage support: microSD
  • Max external size: 32 GB

Storage

  • Internal size: 16 GB, 32 GB
  • External storage: Yes
  • External storage support: SD
  • Max external size: 32 GB
  • Internal size: 64 GB, 32 GB, 16 GB
  • External storage: Yes
  • External storage support: microSD
  • Max external size: 32 GB
  • Internal size: 8 GB
  • Internal size: 16 GB
  • External storage: Yes
  • External storage support: microSD
  • Max external size: 32 GB
  • Internal size: 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB
  • 3G: Yes
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies: 2100, 1900, 900
  • WWAN data standards: HSPA+
  • Max. WWAN downlink speed: 21 Mbps
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 3.0

Connectivity

  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies: 1900, 1800, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies: 2100, 1900, 900
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • 802.11n frequencies: 5GHz, 2.4GHz
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 3.0
  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies: 1900, 1800, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies: 2100, 1900, 900, 850
  • WWAN data standards: UMTS, EDGE, HSPA+, GPRS
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 3.0
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • Bluetooth: No
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • Bluetooth: No
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 2.1 + EDR
  • Effective pixels: 0.3 megapixels
  • Video resolution: VGA

Front Camera

  • Effective pixels: 2 megapixels
  • Effective pixels: 2 megapixels
  • Effective pixels: 3 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Effective pixels: 3 megapixels
  • Focus type: Fixed

Rear Camera

  • Effective pixels: 3 megapixels
  • Flash: Single LED
  • Effective pixels: 3 megapixels
  • Flash: Single LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Effective pixels: 5 megapixels
  • Digital zoom: 4 x
  • Focus type: Fixed
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: Micro USB

Ports

  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: Proprietary
  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: Micro USB
  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: Micro USB
  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: Micro HDMI, Micro USB
Proximity, Ambient Light, Compass / Magnetometer, Accelerometer

Sensors

Proximity, Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Compass / Magnetometer, Accelerometer
Proximity, Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Compass / Magnetometer, Accelerometer
Ambient Light, Accelerometer
Accelerometer
Proximity, Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Compass / Magnetometer, Accelerometer
  • Capacity: 4000 mAh

Battery

  • Capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Capacity: 5100 mAh
  • Removable: No
  • Quoted use time: 10 hr
  • Capacity: 4400 mAh
  • Removable: No
  • Quoted use time: 7.5 hr
  • Capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Removable: No
  • Quoted use time: 9 hr
  • Capacity: 5300 mAh
  • Removable: No
  • Quoted use time: 11 hr

Benchmarks

  • Quadrant: 3590
  • SunSpider: 1634 ms
  • The Verge Battery Test: 7 hours 7 minutes
  • Quadrant: 2011
  • SunSpider: 2541.9 ms
  • The Verge Battery Test: 5 hour 47 minutes
  • Quadrant: 2302
  • SunSpider: 4169.1 ms
  • The Verge Battery Test: 6 hours 57 minutes
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