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Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 review: specs and price

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2

Why is Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 better than the average?

  • CPU speed
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    8 x 1.6GHzvs4.26GHz
  • RAM
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    3GBvs2.32GB
  • Weight
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    419gvs516.6g
  • Megapixels (main camera)
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    8MPvs6.3MP
  • Megapixels (front camera)
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    5MPvs2.76MP
  • Bluetooth version
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    4.2vs3.86
  • Video recording (main camera)
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    1080 x 30fpsvs31638.04fps
  • Battery life
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    25hvs11.2h

Price comparison

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2

ProductStorePrice
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 AmazonSAMSUNG Galaxy Tab Active2 8" Ruggedized...SAMSUNG Galaxy Tab Active2 8" Ruggedized Tablet Wi-Fi 16GB, Black (SM-T390NZKAXAR)
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$328.00
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 8.0 T395 Tab...Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 8.0 T395 Tablet w/ 8MP Camera - Black
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$469.99
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab Active 2, T395, 8.0" ...Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2, T395, 8.0" Display 16GB (WiFi + Unlocked GSM 4G LTE), IP68 Water-Resistant, Tablet / Phone GSM Unlocked w/ S Pen - International Model - Black (Renewed)
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$599.00
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab Active PRO 10.1" | 64...Samsung Galaxy Tab Active PRO 10.1" | 64GB & WiFi Water-Resistant Rugged Tablet, Black – SM-T540NZKAXAR
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$498.95
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab Active PRO 10.1" | 64...Samsung Galaxy Tab Active PRO 10.1" | 64GB LTE & WiFi Water-Resistant Rugged Tablet, SM-T545 Factory Unlocked International Version (GSM Only not CDMA)
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$589.99
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 AmazonSAMSUNG SM-T290NZKAXAR, Galaxy Tab A 8.0...SAMSUNG SM-T290NZKAXAR, Galaxy Tab A 8.0" 32 GB Wifi Android 9.0 Pie Tablet Black 2019
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$137.98
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 Wi-Fi 64GB Gr...Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 Wi-Fi 64GB Gray (SM-T500NZAEXAR)
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$250.25
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab S5e - 10.5 inches - 6...Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e - 10.5 inches - 64GB - Silver - Verizon (LTE Unlocked) - SM-T727VZSAVZW (Renewed)
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$349.99
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 128 GB Wifi Ta...Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 128 GB Wifi Tablet Black (2019)
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$297.00
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1" (2019, WiFi +...Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1" (2019, WiFi + Cellular) Full HD Corner-to-Corner Display, 32GB 4G LTE Tablet & Phone (Makes Calls) GSM Unlocked SM-T515, International Model (32 GB, Black)
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$249.99

Design

1.Stylus included
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
A stylus is a pen-like accessory that allows you to interact with the touchscreen with greater precision, and is particularly useful for drawing and writing.
We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
4.is dustproof and water-resistant
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
5.height

127.6mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
6.volume

271.22cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
7.width

214.7mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
The Ingress Protection (IP) rating classifies the degree of protection against dust and water. Higher ratings are better. For example, a device rated IP68 can resist immersion into water for a certain time, specified by the manufacturer.

Display

1.resolution

1280 x 800px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4.has branded damage-resistant glass
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
5.has a touch screen
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
6.has an IPS screen
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of conventional twisted nematic TFT displays: limited viewing angles and low-quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane-to-Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, with increased brightness and lower production costs.
7.Has Force Touch/3D Touch
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
Devices using Force Touch or 3D Touch technology respond to the user's taps and presses with haptic feedback, and allow users to perform various actions depending on the force of the input.
8.displays 3D
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
The device can display 3D images without the need for wearing special glasses. The display's special construction allows viewers to get a sense of an image's depth by tailoring its position to fit the user's perspective.

Performance

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
3.has an external memory slot
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
The internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
5.Supports 64-bit
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 (ARM Cortex-A53)
A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit apps.
Small semiconductors provide better performance and reduced power consumption. Chipsets with a higher number of transistors, semiconductor components of electronic devices, offer more computational power. A small form factor allows more transistors to fit on a chip, therefore increasing its performance.
7.Has integrated LTE
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 (Samsung Exynos 7870)
The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.
The maximum amount of external storage memory supported by the the device.
9.Has AES
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 (ARM Cortex-A53)
AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

Cameras

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the front camera. A higher megapixel count means that the front camera is capable of capturing more details, an essential factor for taking high-resolution selfies.
The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
4.has a flash
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
5.has a built-in HDR mode
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
6.has a front camera
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.
7.has a CMOS sensor
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
8.has touch autofocus
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
The autofocus is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the touch screen.
It allows you to take multiple photos capturing different parts of the scene, and then joins them together into a single photo.

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.Has a radio
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.

Battery

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
3.has a battery level indicator
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
4.has a rechargeable battery
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
5.has wireless charging
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
6.has a removable battery
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Features

1.has an HDMI output
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
2.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
3.has NFC
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
4.Supports widgets
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 (Android 7.0 Nougat)
You can add widgets to the home screen. This allows you to have more flexibility and to see information at a glance, without going into the app.
5.is a multi-user system
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 (Android 7.0 Nougat)
A multi-user operating system allows multiple users to access the device. Each user has a dedicated profile with apps and data available only to them.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
7.The browser has word wrap
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 (Android 7.0 Nougat)
The web browser has automatic word wrap when zooming, the user can easily read long lines without scrolling horizontally.
8.Has a fingerprint scanner
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.
The download speed is a measurement of the internet connection bandwidth, representing the maximum data transfer rate at which a device can access online content.

Miscellaneous

The ultra power-saving mode, also called low power mode, is an effective way to extend the battery life of the device. Usually, it involves limiting screen brightness and contrast, disabling location services, restricting connectivity, and turning off nonessential apps.

Price comparison

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2

ProductStorePrice
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 AmazonSAMSUNG Galaxy Tab Active2 8" Ruggedized...SAMSUNG Galaxy Tab Active2 8" Ruggedized Tablet Wi-Fi 16GB, Black (SM-T390NZKAXAR)
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$328.00
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 8.0 T395 Tab...Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 8.0 T395 Tablet w/ 8MP Camera - Black
Amazon logo
$469.99
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab Active 2, T395, 8.0" ...Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2, T395, 8.0" Display 16GB (WiFi + Unlocked GSM 4G LTE), IP68 Water-Resistant, Tablet / Phone GSM Unlocked w/ S Pen - International Model - Black (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$599.00
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab Active PRO 10.1" | 64...Samsung Galaxy Tab Active PRO 10.1" | 64GB & WiFi Water-Resistant Rugged Tablet, Black – SM-T540NZKAXAR
Amazon logo
$498.95
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab Active PRO 10.1" | 64...Samsung Galaxy Tab Active PRO 10.1" | 64GB LTE & WiFi Water-Resistant Rugged Tablet, SM-T545 Factory Unlocked International Version (GSM Only not CDMA)
Amazon logo
$589.99
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 AmazonSAMSUNG SM-T290NZKAXAR, Galaxy Tab A 8.0...SAMSUNG SM-T290NZKAXAR, Galaxy Tab A 8.0" 32 GB Wifi Android 9.0 Pie Tablet Black 2019
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$137.98
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 Wi-Fi 64GB Gr...Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 Wi-Fi 64GB Gray (SM-T500NZAEXAR)
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$250.25
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab S5e - 10.5 inches - 6...Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e - 10.5 inches - 64GB - Silver - Verizon (LTE Unlocked) - SM-T727VZSAVZW (Renewed)
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$349.99
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 128 GB Wifi Ta...Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 128 GB Wifi Tablet Black (2019)
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$297.00
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1" (2019, WiFi +...Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1" (2019, WiFi + Cellular) Full HD Corner-to-Corner Display, 32GB 4G LTE Tablet & Phone (Makes Calls) GSM Unlocked SM-T515, International Model (32 GB, Black)
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$249.99

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