Excerpt: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is an upgrade to the original Galaxy Tab with a faster dual-core processor, more RAM and the new version of Android OS (Ice Cream Sandwich). In addition, it also comes with a 3.2-megapixel rear-facing camera, VGA front-facing one, HSPA+ and Wi-Fi connectivity, up to 32GB of...
Pros: Verizon 4G LTE network is incredibly fast, 32GB microSD card included, Integrated kickstand works in portrait and landscape
Cons: Battery life is among the worst we�ve ever seen, No 4G LTE power toggle option, Kickstand in landscape orientation blocks microUSB port
Summary: Seven inches is a good thing. It can be a snug fit and a pleasing-to-hold size for those looking for love in, well, sufficient sizes. 10.1-inches may be too big. 5-inches, maybe too small. 7, well, there’s the size for the best of every enjoyment.
Conclusion: This device is one of Samsung's undeniably vast number of tablets they've got on the market right this second. Compared to the Galaxy Tab 7.7, it's not nearly as impressive, but also not nearly as costly.
Summary: We can see the differences between the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 and the incoming Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0), and they stretch beyond the from-box operating system, which makes us a bit more confident in Samsung’s forthcoming formal release of the new model.
Conclusion: Overall, for $350 the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) from Verizon is a good quality tablet that offers the extra ability of using the carrier’s 3G/4G data network, instead of just being limited to Wi-Fi.
Pros: Lowest price 4G tablet for Verizon, Android 4.0.4 ICS, IR Blaster
Cons: Screen resolution isn’t the best, Poor camera quality, Uses a proprietary 30-pin charging/data cable
Conclusion: The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) may not be a big step forward on the hardware front, but it's a simple, elegant small-screen tablet that really shows off the polish and power of Google's latest mobile operating system for just $250.
Pros: Inexpensive. Ships with Android 4.0. Slim, lightweight, and well-built. Stable and responsive performance.
Cons: Average, aging components. Screen could be sharper.