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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7" (2016) LTE review: specs and price

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7" (2016) LTE
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7" (2016) LTE

Why is Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7" (2016) LTE better than the average?

  • Resolution
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    2048 x 1536pxvs2MP
  • CPU speed
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    4 x 1.8GHz & 4 x 1.4GHzvs4.25GHz
  • RAM
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    3GBvs2.2GB
  • Screen size
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    9.7"vs9.28"
  • Weight
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    386gvs513.03g
  • Thickness
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    5.6mmvs9.15mm
  • Megapixels (main camera)
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    8MPvs6.01MP
  • Bluetooth version
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    4.1vs3.74

Price comparison

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7" (2016) LTE

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Design

1.weight

386g

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.
2.thickness

5.6mm

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.
3.height

169mm

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

237.3mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.volume

224.58cm³

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

Display

1.resolution

2048 x 1536px

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.
2.screen size

9.7"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3.has a touch screen
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You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
4.Has an OLED or AMOLED display
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OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) displays are formed of organic materials that emit light. They have higher contrast ratios and wider viewing angles compared to LCDs. AMOLED and POLED are types of OLED displays.

Performance

1.CPU speed

4 x 1.8GHz & 4 x 1.4GHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 652)

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.
2.RAM

3GB

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
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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.
4.internal storage

32GB

The internal storage, also called read-only memory (ROM), 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
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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.
6.Has integrated LTE
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The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.

Cameras

1.megapixels (main camera)

8MP

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.
2.megapixels (front camera)

2.1MP

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.
3.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 30fps

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 touch autofocus
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The autofocus is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the touch screen.
5.has a front camera
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A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.
6.Can create panoramas in-camera
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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 a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
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With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
2.number of microphones

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Battery

1.battery power

5870mAh

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.
2.Battery life

28h

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
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
4.has a rechargeable battery
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7" (2016) LTE
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
5.has a removable battery
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The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Features

1.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
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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.
2.Supports widgets
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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.
3.has NFC
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NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
4.is a multi-user system
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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.
5.The browser has word wrap
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The web browser has automatic word wrap when zooming, the user can easily read long lines without scrolling horizontally.
6.Bluetooth version

4.1

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.

Miscellaneous

1.Has an ultra power-saving mode
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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 S2 9.7" (2016) LTE

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$497.99

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