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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8 (32GB) Tablet

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Galaxy Tab S2 8 (32GB)
A smaller tablet from Samsung with an 8-inch screen and WiFi internet only, running on the Android 6 operating system. Uses the Google Docs app store for downloading apps. Tested with 32GB of storage.
Description
A smaller tablet from Samsung with an 8-inch screen and WiFi internet only, running on the Android 6 operating system. Uses the Google Docs app store for downloading apps. Tested with 32GB of storage.

Ratings Scorecard

Test Results

Performance

Performance

Speed of actions and visual smoothness running apps with complex graphics.

 /  5
Portability

Portability

Combines size, weight, and battery life.

 /  5
Display

Display

Quality of the screen, including color, viewing angle, brightness and outdoor readability.

 /  5
Convenience

Convenience

Ease of using the buttons, keyboard, and touchscreen, or interacting with apps.

 /  5
Ease of use

Ease of use

Based on a variety of scenarios, including reading books, playing media, and using email and the Web.

 /  5
Specific tasks

Specific tasks

Ease of performing a variety of scenarios, including reading books, playing media, and using email and the Web, as well as the quality of produced photos and videos.

 /  5
Camera: Image quality

Camera: Image quality

Image quality is based on judgments of test images taken using the rear-facing camera, which includes evaluating resolution, dynamic range, color accuracy, and visual noise, as viewed on the tablet.

 /  5
Camera: Video quality

Camera: Video quality

Video quality is based on subjective judgments of video recording quality using moving images under several different lighting condition, as viewed on the tablet.

 /  5
Photo and Video

Photo and Video

Quality of the photos taken from the front and rear cameras, and videos taken from the rear (main) camera. Based on evaluations of items such as color accuracy, visual noise, and video sound quality, as viewed on and off the tablet. Features such as autofocus, flash, and available resolution are also taken into account.

 /  5
Versatility

Versatility

The presence of useful features, such as ports, and quality of the build.

 /  5
Battery Life - web

Battery Life - web

The time it takes to deplete a fully charged battery while the tablet loads a website over WiFi. The screen is set to a specific brightness that is usable indoors or outdoors.

 /  5
Battery Life - video

Battery Life - video

The time it takes to deplete a fully charged battery while the tablet plays a local video on a loop. The screen is set to a specific brightness that is usable indoors or outdoors.

 /  5
Battery - 30 min charge

Battery - 30 min charge

The time it takes to deplete a battery that has been charged partially for 30 minutes.

 /  5
Weight

Weight

The carrying weight of the tablet, without any case or cover.

 /  5
Screen size

Screen size

The diagonal measure of the screen's active area.

 /  5

About

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8 (32GB) is part of the Tablets test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Tablets models like the Galaxy Tab S2 8 (32GB) are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Performance Speed of actions and visual smoothness running apps with complex graphics.

Portability Combines size, weight, and battery life.

Display Quality of the screen, including color, viewing angle, brightness and outdoor readability.

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