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Looking for feedback. Been reading and digging for a few days.

Posted 10 February 2016 - 07:44 PM (#1) User is offline   Bluepig 

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  • Device Size:Tab S2 9.7
  • Device Model Number:Sprint SM-T817PZKASPR
  • Android Version:5.1.1 Lollipop

I'm in the market for a new tablet. Since I'm on the Samsung S6 phone platform, and since Side Sync 4.0 is out, I've been looking at the Galaxy Tab galaxies.

The other day I was in at BestBuy and picked up an A7 pen, took it home and started reading up on it. It seems the two biggest hits are the resolution/pixel density and processor. For $100 more I can double RAM, double resolution, and triple dpi with the S2. But it has about half the battery life. So now I'm hearing of a May 15th release of an S3.

My question is this:

Is the battery life really that poor on the S2 9.7? Does the May 15th release of the S_ (new tab) sound realistic? Since I have a modular laptop is it worth waiting?

I also looked at the Tab S but they seem so far out of line price wise, that I've elected to pass on that one.

Thanks, Randy

Galaxy Tab Model : Tab S2 9.7
Galaxy Tab Number : Sprint SM-T817P
Android Version : 5.1.1 Lollipop

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Posted 09 April 2016 - 08:43 PM (#2) User is offline   bettyhills 

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I purchased the TabS2 9.7 Verizon 4LTE in December and am delighted. I use it on WiFi most of the time, turning on cellular only when needed traveling. The Verizon offer was $595, paid over 24 months. For grins, I asked the site the cost paid in full: $297 with a 2 year contract of $30.08 per month "all in" ($10 access fee and $20 for 2GB data -- more than I use). It amuses me that the cost of the S2 plus two years cellular service is less than the cost of the comparable iPad Air2, while the S2 has a better form factor, and all the advantages of android. Best Buy is not always the best price. Amazon will have its midsummer Black Friday sale soon enough.

The battery life suits me just fine. It slips into standby when unused. I recharge it overnight.

It feels wafer-thin and weighs under a pound. The Samsung OEM slim case is incredibly well-made and skinny, making the entire unit a (very compact) dream to slip into a bag and go. (I made the mistake of buying an off-brand folio first that is now recycled.)

If you want a pen, the AmazonBasics Executive Stylus for Touchscreen Devices at $5.99 works with it beautifully.

The S2 seems very BIG when I am working on it. After five months, I am still amazed at how compact (small) it is when tightly tucked into its superbly-designed, slim Samsung Electronics Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 Cover.

Best wishes on your decision. With Samsung, you cannot go wrong.
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OS Android 4.0.3 ICS Ver. UEALD3 8GB + Ext.SDHC 32GB
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Galaxy Tab Model : Tab S2 9.7
Galaxy Tab Number : SM-T817V
Android Version : 5.1.1 Lollipop

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