Christmas is approaching quickly and you probably still have wondering what to buy for a present. How about one of the latest tablets with 4G LTE capability which lets you surf the web, stream videos and download apps, movies and more at ultra–fast speeds on the go? Does the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 4G LTE sound good enough? It is now available at Verizon Wireless, AT&T and Sprint so take your pick. Don’t know which carrier to buy from? Here are few tips.
Verizon is asking $499.99 for the device with “month-to-month service” that’ll run you between $30 for 4GB of data to $60 for 10GB. If you order the tablet online Big Red throws in a nice bonus in the form of free shipping and if you do order now, the tablet will be shipped by November 26th.
If you choose AT&T, the regular price is exactly the same, which is $499.99. You can save $100 and purchase the 4G LTE version of the tablet for $399.99 if you decide to sign a 2-year contract. Sprint is selling its version for $50 more so you it will set you back $549.99.
Of course, each carrier will ship the tablet with a set of its own apps, for example the Verizon version will come with My Verizon, Backup Assistant Plus, Verizon Apps, Verizon Tones and VZ Navigator, and AT&T loaded AT&T Communications Manager, YPMobile, AT&T FamilyMap, and AT&T Navigator.
Other than that, whichever carrier you choose, you will get exactly the same thing. We have already written about the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 LTE but let’s go over the specs one more time, so you can be sure what it has in store for you.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 – Overview
To begin with, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 4G LTE, as the name suggests, it is equipped with an LTE radio, which is an alternative for those of you who are not satisfied with the Wi-Fi-only version. 4G LTE allows for super fast and seamless connection to the Internet, so you will no longer lose patience while downloading content or waiting for a website to launch.
The tablet packs a 10.1-inch WXGA PLS TFT display with a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, which works out to 149 ppi – not too stunning but not too bad either.
The tablet is powered by a dual-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 with the Adreno 225 GPU crunching the graphics. It offers 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory, expandable up to 64 GB via microSD card slot.
The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 sports two cameras: a 3.0 megapixel shooter with 720p video capture on the back and 0.3 snapper on the front for self-portraits and video chatting.
The device comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich installed out of the box and there is a promise of Jelly Bean update “soon”.
Other features of the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 include: music and video player, 3.5 mm audio jack, Bluetooth 4.0 with multiple profiles support, access to the full suite of Google Mobile Services, Polaris Office for viewing and editing MS Office documents, personal and business email, S-Suggest, Allshare Play with Groupcast, multiple language support and 7000 mAh battery.