The long-awaited follow-up to the Samsung Galaxy Tab line of tablets were now officially launched in the Philippines a few days ago. Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 series hopes to achieve the same success and attention its predecessor had during its prime time. Let’s see and check if they have good features and specifications to duplicate the success.


The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 tablets features dual-core processors, 1GB of RAM, 16GB up to 32 on-board storage, texting and calling feature, and the usual TouchWiz UI skin from Samsung partnered with Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich. A fast HSDPA connectivity of 21Mbps will also be included in so that you’ll have a greater web browsing experience. However, that is if you get the 3G and Wi-Fi version of the tablet.


Video chatting in the tablet is also applicable as it has a VGA front camera aside from its 3.15MP main camera. Both the two variants; Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, will have sufficient power as the Samsung Tab 2 7.0 will be powered by a 4,000mAh battery while the Samsung Tab 2 10.1 will get a larger 7,000mAh treatment.

These tablets sure offer lots of features but be sure to check out other tablets like the Nexus 7, Asus Transformer Pad 300, and iPad 2 before deciding which one to get.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Specifications

  • Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 7.0-inch PLS WSVGA Capacitive touchscreen at 1024×600 pixel resolution
  • 1GHz Dual-core processor
  • PowerVR SGX540 GPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB internal memory (expandable up to 64GB via microSD)
  • 3.15MP main camera, 2048×1056 pixels
  • VGA front camera
  • Video Recording 720p at 30fps
  • Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth v3.0
  • HSDPA 21Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps (on the 3G capable version)
  • GPS, A-GPS support
  • Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Specifications

  •  Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9
  • PowerVR SGX540 GPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16 or 32GB built-in memory (expandable up to 32GB via microSD)
  • 3.15MP main camera, 2048×1056 pixels
  • VGA front camera
  • Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth v3.0
  • HSDPA 21Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps
  • GPS, A-GPS support
  • Li-Po 7000mAh battery

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 will come in 3 variants. They have a 7.0 Wi-Fi only model, 7.0 3G+Wi-Fi, and a 10.1 version. Here’s their suggested retail prices.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Price in the Philippines

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (Wi-Fi only)

  •  Php12,990
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (Wi-Fi+3G)
  •  Php16,990
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
  • Php21,990

  • cheese

    the 7.0 3g+wifi version can be used to text right?

    • Since it has internet connection through 3G, it probably can. You can also try Viber and Skype.

  • Wow, pwede po mag Skype dito?
    Advice naman po, what would you prefer. Nexus 7 or Galaxy tab 2?
    Nagtataka kasi ako. Both kasi maganda.

    • Yes, it can run Skype. It depends on your preference but if you will get the Wi-Fi only version of the Galaxy Tab 2, I’ll suggest to buy the Nexus 7 instead since it is both Wi-Fi only but the latter has a quad-core processor.

  • ard claryt

    can we make regular calls eg. smart or globe with galaxy tab 2 and make sms? thank u.. planning to buy one… but not yet decide.

    • Yes, the 3G version can make calls and sms.

    • ard claryt


  • tablet

    any other tablets with call and text in the same spec range like the galaxy tab 2 do you prefer?

  • Giant_Giant

    Am planning to buy the 7.0 wifi only. Nakakasagap rin ba nia ang shared signal/tethering?

  • I would like to ask,if i just choose the wifi version of the tablet only ..can i get the internet experience really fast and good unlike those in just samsung galaxy phones before… and can i txt and call here without 3g? thank u so much. im planning to buy one by the end of october but im pretty clueless of the features it brings by this samsung galaxy tab 2 7.0

    • Yes, you can still surf the web but the speed will rely on your Wi-Fi connection (slow connection=slow surfing). You can also send text messages and calls without 3G but you can only do it when you have an internet connection. There are several apps for that but the most popular one is Viber. By the way, we ‘might’ release a Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Wi-Fi review in the upcoming weeks. =)

  • Iyay

    Help po. Which is better tab 1 or 2?

  • Rose Ann Tamayo

    where can i buy tab 2.07 having 12990 price?

  • john arthur morados

    san po pede bumile nito??????????

  • khaye01

    ask ko lang po..alin po ba mas ok at mas matibay..ipad mini o e2 pong galaxy tab 2 7.0?

    • I think pareho naman po silang matibay.

      • elaiza

        hi po ask ko lang if yung ipad mini pwde rin gsm calls and sms like samsung tab 27.0?

  • ah_ok_fine12

    saw the new plan with SUN for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 WIFI PLUS a Samsung Galaxy Y handset for only P999/month!

    is the samsung galaxy that is being reviewed here the same on the promo with sun? the review here is prett good thats why im interested to get this plan with sun

    • Thanks for the kind words. We’re flattered. :D

      Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 is a great tablet though we didn’t reviewed the device here at NG. It costs around Php12k now and it already has a Jelly Bean update from Samsung.

  • senjan

    Can Samsung Tab 2 (Wifi Only) do text and call ?

  • i just want to ask if the galaxy tab 2 10.1″ can make call and text… i want to buy if it can function like a cellphone too…

    • The 7-inch Galaxy Tab 2 can send and receive sms and calls so I guess the 10.1 varian can also do that.

  • hi.. im planning to buy this tablet.. may i ask if the apps are transferrable to sd when using app to sd?? tnx..

  • dywa

    thnks for the review. big help here.
    question…am planning to get samsung tab 2 3g tomorrow, but havent had the time to compare prices among stores. any input on that?
    budget is 14k.

  • legan garcia

    alin po b mas mgndang gmitin with 3g o wala….advice nmn po….

  • Yashika Cham

    gus2 q ne2 kso prang qlang s budget q huhu

  • drew

    super low quality to walang kwenta proven yan dahil sa cm fubo ko hwich lasted 1month only on the way para pa repair sa service center…. bulok kasi puro quantity wala naman quality

    • drew

      mali pa ng post hahahahah

  • Bernice

    Are there any tab 2 10.1 wifi only versions? I need those asap but I have only found 3G versions. If there are wifi only where could I buy them? I’m from Bulacan and near Manila