I recieved this tablet last week. So far it is a wonderful tablet and equal in power only to my Galaxy S6. My two devices are now a match made in heaven. However the differences I have noticed is the tablet does not come really with much Sprint or Samsung software other than what's usually on there. Even the Sprint zone is gone. The Samsung theme store present on my S6 is also missing.
However the tablet has such a high resolution display and seems to not be limited like phones and smaller tablets. By that I mean that you can download high quality desktop backgrounds and use them. I myself am using two that I acquired from Microsoft's website; specifically their wallpaper section for Windows 7 & above. I couldn't use this same background on my Tab 3 or my S6 because it would crop the picture all to pieces.
The model I chose which as of the moment seems to be the only one available, is the Sapphire Black version with a 32gb internal Sd card slot standard but expandable up to 128gb. The way the micro-sdcard comes out is one thing that bothers me. You have to use a small paperclip like tool that you poke a hole into and a thin tray pops out. Then the tiny card goes onto the tray slot. If you can get it to stay, then it goes back into the slot. For someone's hands that shake (a medical reason) this was a small challenge for me. It took a few tries but I got it. The only other thing was how thin it turned out to be. It was completely different from the picture. This will DEFINITELY be the first case I put effort into getting a protective case for.
However so far it seems to be working out regarding performance, display, and for what I need it for. If they won't delete my screens, I'll attach them. Keep in mind again these images are the original size as I downloaded them from Microsoft's website and they have not been cropped in any way.
The system did tell me if it was over a certain size it would be considerably scaled down. The resolution of these photos are 1900x1200.
those look really great. and yeah i noticed the whole SD card tray deal with my HTC One M9...same slot for both the SIM card as well as the SD card..not a huge fan of how its removed either but on the plus side there shouldnt be much need to remove it often.
im a die hard SanDisc(sp). im actually using the sd card that was in my HTC One M7..then it went into my Samsung Flex2...and now its in my M9 lol.
for those reading any of this PLEASE make sure to back up everything on your SD card from time to time..if it fails it fails..you might as well kiss everything goodbye. back it up to your computer maybe once a month or so if there are any add on stuff you have done so there isnt any chance of it being lost or at the least very little will be lost.
Thanks for the review... I have this tablet coming and looking forward to comparing it to my Samsung 2014 edition.
I have a tool from my HTC & LG phones that is handy for opening the SIM/SD card tray. Paperclip works great too....
You're welcome. I don't often write product reviews but I tried to be as fair and unbiased as I could be about this particular tablet as I felt I could. So far I am still pleased with it. I am just waiting on Otterbox to produce a covering.
Great review! I just got my Tab S2 earlier this week. I agree with all your points; great screen, resolution, power, speed, battery. And yes this tablet is unbelievably THIN and light. I have a case on order and can't wait for arrival.
I'm a Sprint employee and will be posting more about this awesome tablet in the weeks to come.
kronoso1979 I ordered a 360 case off of eBay. I believe they are on Amazon too... You can search on either site by Galaxy S2 9.7 case to see the various options that are available.
the big question is which color did you go with? the usual black or did you go big dog and go for something with some pizzaz? lol
I ordered the MoKo Slim-Fit Multi-angle Folio Cover Case from Amazon. As much as I really wanted a fun, colorful case, I went with the "basic" black case for $5.99. Other colors and material choices, though fun, were $15.99. I couldn't beat the $6 case and now having had it for a few weeks I love it. It feels and looks great. It's very functional with several opening and holding options built in. Best yet, it's thin and light (as folio style cases go), leaves all ports and slots totally unobstructed, yet covers all the corners.