The Samsung Galaxy S2 9.7 offers a beautiful display, outstanding performance, a generous amount of storage, and biometric security, a combination that makes this the best Android tablet on the market today.
In features it stands up well against the Apple iPad Air 2 and Microsoft Surface 3, although both of those have strong support for side-by-side multitasking, which Samsung’s offering does not. In addition, the Tab S2’s battery life is marginal.
The iPad Air 2 16GB WiFi-only is $499, and the Surface 3 64GB WiFi-only is the same, so the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 32GB WiFi-only at $499.99 is comparably priced with its top rivals.
There are more affordable alternatives like the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7, which goes for $299.99, but that model’s screen has a much lower resolution and its processor is far slower. There is also the smaller Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0, which as similar specs, and is $399.99.
- Beautiful, high resolution display
- Outstanding performance
- 32GB of storage and 3GB of RM
- Biometric security
- Weak side-by-side multitasking
- Silkscreened buttons too easy to hit accidentally
- Battery life less than average
A beautiful display and powerful processor help make the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 the best Android tablet on the market today.
Processor: Samsung Exynos 5433 octa-core
Display: 9.7 inch Super AMOLED at 2048 x 1536 pixels resolution, 4:3 aspect ratio
Operating system: Android 5.1.1
Wireless connectivity: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WiFi, MIMO, Bluetooth 4.1 BLE, NFC
Storage: 32GB internal with microSD expansion card support
Cameras: Rear 8 megapixel and 2.1 megapixel front facing camera
Battery: 5,870 mAh battery
Dimensions: 237.3 x 169 x 5.6 mm and 392 grams