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5.0 out of 5 stars Go for the Tab 2 rather than the Tab 3....., 6 Nov. 2013
This review is from: Samsung Galaxy Tab2 10.1 inch Tablet - White (16GB, WiFi, Android 4.0) (Personal Computers)
This is my first tab and, like many, I was unsure which to go for.

The tablet wars seem to be between the iPad, the various Samsung tabs and the Google Nexus. I love Android and I'm not Apple's biggest fan so that narrowed it down to the Nexus and Galaxy tabs and I ended up going for the Samsung.

Now, Samsung tab 1, 2, 3 or Note and what size?! Decisions decisions. For me the size was the easy question and it had to be the 10.1......not for any Freudian predisposition with size or anything, but more so that anything small would just feel like a bigger version of my smart phone.

With Tab 1 now aging it was between Tab 2 and 3.....obviously newer is better right? Well...perhaps...but it all depends on what you want the tab for. The only real differences I can see after looking at the specs for each are as follows:

Slightly better processor (1GHZ v 1.6GHZ)
Slightly better front facing camera (VGA v 1.3 MP)
Micro USB charging point v Samsung 20 pin point
Different type of display.
Tab 3 is SLIGHTLY lighter and SLIGHTLY thinner.

....and that's it really. RAM: same. Hard Drive: same.

OK so processor, having tried both instore the tab 3 is SLIGHTLY faster, but not so much that it's noticeable....the front facing camera I would only use for things like Skype (nobody needs to see my mug with more pixels) and who uses their tab to take pictures anyway? It looks ridiculous. The Micro USB is a plus for the Tab 3 but you can always get a 2 quid adaptor to make up for it on the Tab 2 so it isn't really a fact. The display change I didn't really notice and I think unless you're a real techno buff you generally won't see a difference. The weight and thickness changes are so minute they aren't even worth mentioning but to try and cover all bases.

So.....in my honest opinion the Tab 3 is Samsung's iPhone 5 to 5s upgrade. A few upgrades, but nothing ground breaking. Save yourself £100.00 and plump for the Galaxy Tab 2.
To review the tab itself it's immense. Light, portable, battery lasts forever, crisp quality screen, quick, looks great, plenty of accessories, quick to charge.

I've recently purchased the Samsung keyboard from Amazon and it has pretty much transformed it into a touch screen net book, separate review on that product to follow! Thanks Samsung!
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Initial post: 8 Nov 2013, 20:54:52 GMT
Great review, very helpful thanks :-)
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