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hello. i wanna know if this is a good tablet ? or should i wait for the nexus 7 ? there is no word on when nexus 7 will launch here so is this a good alternative as a cheap but decent tablet for gaming, movies and surfing ?

http://www.flipkart.com/samsung-galaxy-tab-2-p3100/p/itmdg42uz9psxzyh?pid=TABDA3QZRYESWN9G&ref=180df683-1505-4009-a2da-9f51c8cd161c&srno=m_1_2&otracker=from-search&query=samsung%20galaxy%20tab%202%20p3100
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hello. i wanna know if this is a good tablet ? or should i wait for the nexus 7 ? there is no word on when nexus 7 will launch here so is this a good alternative as a cheap but decent tablet for gaming, movies and surfing ?

http://www.flipkart.com/samsung-galaxy-tab-2-p3100/p/itmdg42uz9psxzyh?pid=TABDA3QZRYESWN9G&ref=180df683-1505-4009-a2da-9f51c8cd161c&srno=m_1_2&otracker=from-search&query=samsung%20galaxy%20tab%202%20p3100

I think you'll be good with movies, gaming and surfing.
For me, I think you might want to get Nexus 7 if you have it over your country.
I know that Nexus 7 will dominate Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 by performance. I mean, Nexus 7 has quad core compare to Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 that has dual core.

Then again it depend how you use it.
Like I said, that Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 is enough for the tasks that you are doing.
     
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The only place the Nexus 7 is better is with apps that utilize it multi core support and of course high requirements games.
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The Tab 2 is better for video playback despite having slightly lower resolution but a much better PLS TFT screen (Better color rendering, much better blacks and contrast than the Nexus 7).

Also the Tab 2 has an IR Port which can do a wide variety of things (like controlling tv's).

It also has DLNA support which means if you have a supported TV, you can wirelessly stream video from the Tab 2 directly to the TV and of course also stream Netflix, Hulu Amazon TV etc. The Nexus has no capabilities to output video.

Best of all, it has a micro SD slot which will take up to a 32GB micro SD card which makes expansion very simple without external OTG cables hanging off the bottom. Again the Nexus has no expansion slot.

I owned a Nexus and tested it thoroughly. It's a good tablet but has some notable limitations (as noted above compared to the Tab 2). Also given the Tab 2 is cheaper, that certainly doesn't hurt either. The Tab currently has Jellybean 4.1 with 4.2 due next month (the Nexus already got 4.2).

There are some rabid Nexus defenders here on the site but I find that they tend to provide work arounds to compare the Nexus to the features that Samsung provides as a standard.

If you can still find the Tab 7.0+, it's even better. Faster cpu, hdmi out via dongle and double the base memory. (No DLNA support though and some versions of it do not have the IR port).
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They both have their pros and cons, but if someone was to tell me to pick between them I'd go NEXUS 7 without hesitation.
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They both have their pros and cons, but if someone was to tell me to pick between them I'd go NEXUS 7 without hesitation.

Why? I've owned both and unless I was a hardcore gamer on an Android device I would have the exact opposite opinion.

Usually it helps if you explain your reasoning wink.gif
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tbh, get whatever is cheaper for you at your country. if the nexus 7 is cheaper or within the same ballpark ~100-200 RS as the galaxy tab 2, why not pick up the stronger device?

 

IMHO, being part of the nexus line simply means you will be receiving OS updates before most/ if not all other devices.

that being said, not to get too complicated, but i think the dev community[referring mostly to xda] for the nexus line>gt 2.

 

 

2 cents.

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Is there any Samsung-related bloatware on the Tab 2?
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Nope. Also the video player that comes with Samsung plays everything (including mkv's) with hardware decoding. No need for a 3rd party app like MX Player.

This is not a google or amazon device, Samsung doesn't need to add bloatware biggrin.gif
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