Put simply, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 may disappoint you at first, as it houses a slower processor (1GHz dual-core) compared to Tab 7.0 Plus’ 1.2GHz dual-core processor. Also Samsung decided to replace the front-facing 2Mp camera found on the Tab 7.0 Plus with a VGA one. If you are a tech geek who always looks for the greatest and sleekest, then you might be confused by Samsung’s bizarre strategy. Samsung plans to sell the tablet for $250, which nearly puts it in direct competition with Amazon Kindle Fire at $200. It is $50 more expensive and you can’t access Amazon’s vast collection of books, music ad movie. However, what the Galaxy Tab 2.0 7.0 lacks in content, Samsung tries to make up in features.
Design-wise, it may be difficult to notice the difference with Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, unless you are intimately familiar with the Plus. The weight and shapes are roughly the same with the Tab 7.0 Plus, although there are minor dimensional differences. Both are fairly thin, although not as thin as Tab 7.7. The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 has rounded corners and it’s still comfortable to hold with. Users can insert up to 32GB of microSD card to supplement the 8GB of internal storage. Although the 2Mp camera has been replaced with a measly 0.3Mp (VGA) camera, it still retains he 3Mp rear-facing camera. There’s also ambient light sensor, mic, headphone jack, dual speakers and a dock connector. The volume rocker and the sleep/power button round thing out. Fortunately, the IR blaster found on Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus and Tab 7.7, still makes its way to the new tablet. Also, the built-in Smart Remote app allows the tablet to become an oversized, touch-based remote for any latest TV models. The Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) could be the biggest selling point of the Galaxy Tab 2 7,0; as it’s Samsung’s first tablet to run the version.