Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) may sound like a decent successor to the Galaxy Tab 7.0 and Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, but unfortunately it comes with a few downgrades such as the TI OMAP dual-core processor clocked lower at only 1GHz and the front-facing camera is now only a VGA pea-shooter.
Other details are similar to the predecessors such as 7” (1024 x 600) LCD display, 3Mp rear-facing camera, IR blaster and microSD slot. The only big improvement is a move to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). It appears, Samsung simply wanted to come up with something more comparable to the Kindle Fire 2 HD as the WiFi-only version of the Tab 2 (7.0) is priced at only $250.
The earlier Tab 7.0 Plus came with an Exynos processor clocked slightly higher at 1.2GHz. Fortunately, the Tab 2 (7.0) with its TI OMAP 1GHz is still pleasantly smooth and users shouldn’t bump into any annoying hiccup.