Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) Priced at $250, Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) at $400


Samsung finally released the pricing of its newest tablets, the Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) and the Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1).   These new tablets are considerably cheaper than the original versions so expect Samsung to sell truckloads.  The Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) is priced at $250 (about P11,000) and the Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) gets a $400 price tag (about P17,000).  These may be priced a bit higher though when they arrive in the Philippines.

The Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) looks to be an Amazon Kindle Fire killer although it is priced $50 more.  In terms of specs, however, the Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) is clearly the runaway winner, it having cameras, expansion card slot, and Ice Cream Sandwich OS.

The Amazon Kindle has a limited and also dated Android OS and has fewer features than Samsung’s 7-incher.   How is the Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) different from the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus? It has the same screen but it has a slightly slower dual-core 1GHz CPU, a VGA front camera, it has no LED flash, and has ditched the front speaker grille.  It also has a different finish compared to the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus.  Still, in terms of overall specs and features, the Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) is practically identical with the Plus, which makes the $250 price tag really enticing.

The biggest difference between the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus and the Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0), of course, is in the operating system.  The newer tablet runs ICS while the Plus runs Honeycomb.  In terms of performance,  ICS is way faster and smoother than Honeycomb, so if I were to choose between the Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) and the Galaxy Tab Plus, I’d choose the former. is one of the most active tech sites in the Philippines. We enjoy sharing interesting and relevant stories about the latest trends in technology, developments in mobile phones and social media, and modern digital and geek culture.


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