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    Default Samsung Galaxy S2 9.7 Review

    Well the old faithful Samsung Nexus 10 refused to come out of its corner after the bell about a month ago.....completely dead. The battery was getting worse and I took a chance on replacing it......still dead.
    Oh well, hit with hammer and put in recycling bin.

    So today, it was buy a new tablet time. I was after a 10 inch tablet and considered going for the standard Tab A but completely ditched that idea when I saw the Super Amoled display on the S2 range. Wow, a display that looks as good as the display on my S8 phone.

    This tablet is seriously thin, 5.6 mm thin. Yes, that is NOT a typo. And it weighs only 389 grams ! I dunno how they do it.

    The 4:3 ratio suits fine, as it is the same as the native photo size that my S8+ takes, so photos fill the screen completely. Battery is 5870 mAh, obviously I havent given it a good run yet, but they claim up to 14 hours battery life (no doubt over stated) so it should be fine.

    I'll post back after some use, but its very very nice so far.



    Operating System
    Android 6.0

    Processor
    CPU Speed
    1.8GHz, 1.4GHz

    CPU Type
    Octa-Core

    Display
    Size (Main Display)
    9.7" (245.8mm)

    Resolution (Main Display)
    2048 x 1536 (QXGA)

    Technology (Main Display)
    Super AMOLED

    Color Depth (Main Display)
    16M

    S Pen Support
    No

    Camera
    Video Recording Resolution
    FHD (1920 x 1080)@30fps

    Main Camera - Resolution
    CMOS 8.0 MP

    Front Camera - Resolution
    CMOS 2.1 MP

    Main Camera - Flash
    No

    Main Camera - Auto Focus
    Yes

    Memory
    RAM Size (GB)
    3 GB

    ROM Size (GB)
    64 GB

    Available Memory *(GB)
    52.9 GB

    External Memory Support
    MicroSD (Up to 128GB)

    Network/Bearer
    Infra
    Wi-Fi only

    Connectivity
    ANT+
    Yes

    USB Version
    USB 2.0

    Location Technology
    GPS, Glonass

    Earjack
    3.5mm Stereo

    MHL
    No

    Wi-Fi
    802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4G+5GHz, VHT80 MIMO

    Wi-Fi Direct
    Yes

    Bluetooth Version
    Bluetooth v4.1

    NFC
    No

    Bluetooth Profiles
    A2DP, AVRCP, DI, HID, HOGP, HSP, OPP, PAN

    PC Sync.
    Smart Switch (PC version)

    General Information
    Color
    WHITE / BLACK

    Form Factor
    Tablet

    Sensors
    Accelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, RGB Light Sensor

    Physical specification
    Dimension (HxWxD, mm)
    237.3 x 169.0 x 5.6

    Weight (g)
    378

    Battery
    Internet Usage Time(Wi-Fi) (Hours)
    Up to 8

    Video Playback Time (Hours)
    Up to 12

    Standard Battery Capacity (mAh)
    5870

    Removable
    No

    Audio Playback Time (Hours)
    Up to 103

    Audio and Video
    Video Playing Format
    MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, FLV, MKV, WEBM

    Video Playing Resolution
    UHD 4K (3840 x 2160)@30fps

    Audio Playing Format
    MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA

    Services and Applications
    S-Voice
    No

    Mobile TV
    No



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    And I updated it to Android 7 no problem.

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    does this support OTG? I hope this one don't explode haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by admin View Post
    The 4:3 ratio suits fine, as it is the same as the native photo size that my S8+ takes,
    A tad OT, but when you say 'native' S8 size... I take it you're aware you can select from multiple different ratios on the S8?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtv View Post
    A tad OT, but when you say 'native' S8 size... I take it you're aware you can select from multiple different ratios on the S8?
    By that statement, I was referring (probably should have mentioned) that my previous phone the Samsung Note 5 takes photos at 16:9, not 4:3.

    This tablet, as an example, takes the following photos (not that I am likely to use it)

    8.0 mp 4:3 3264 x 2448 DEFAULT
    4.9 mp 4:3 2560 x 1920
    6.0 mp 16:9 3264 x 1836
    3.7 mp 16:9 2560 x 1440
    6.0 mp 1:1 2448 x 2448
    3.7 mp 1:1 1920 x 1920


    So yes, you can select different ratios, but if you do you are also likely not getting what you want. I dont have my S8 on hand , but if you look at the above : if I want to take a photo in 16:9 I have to drop from 8 mp down to 6 mp.

    Its all stupid really.......16:9 is realistically what is used these days , 4:3 is what we were watching on TV in the 90's. So I have no idea why they decided to change from 16:9 to 4:3 as a default on phones as with the new long screens on the S8, 4:3 does not fill the screen.

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    Shit, forgot why I came here

    Just to say I am still very happy with it. Battery life could be better, but it has a lovely high quality display.

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