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This Brand New Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 P5100 White Tab/Phone comes in Original box with all Original accessories in the box. This Samsung Tab/Phone comes factory Unlocked for any GSM and will work with any GSM SIM card in the world.
The only problem I have with this tablet is finding its accessories. I wish I could find a smart cover for Galaxy. Also it’s a little bit pricy given the fact that the internal memory is only 16GB. I think after few months, the price is going to drop to around $400－450
I havent use its 3G function yet but will update if any problem occurs.
Before I purchased this EXCELLENT Samsung Tablet/Phone, I had previous experience after owning the P5113 (WiFi only) model of this tablet. I have owned the P5113 since October, 2012 and also have written a VERY EXTENSIVE REVIEW with many details regarding this WiFi only Tab. To this day, I still use the original Tab2 P5113 (now with Jelly Bean) and love it. However, I purchased this one to travel on the road with and purchased this on in February 2013. So for over one month, I have been testing it out using the phone, data and other things. And I installed the free APP called Cloud Print from the Playstore on the Tab 2 (and on my Android phone) and now I can print anything I want directly from the Tab 2. Ask in comments if you want more info on this…
Up until April 21, 2013, I was able to view Amazon Videos using Maxthon browser. However, as of April 21, 2013, viewing Amazon videos on any browser I tried NO LONGER WORKS. I installed the newest archived flash and everything but Amazon videos played! This is not the fault of Samsung, it has something to do it not being compatible with the browsers or perhaps something that changed in Amazon’s flash player requirements. However, other internet videos played just fine with breathtaking clarity and the colors are superb!
Because the Amazon Videos would play fine with Archived Adobe Flash up until 4/21/13, using the newest archived Adobe Flash, the tablet has the ability to play them IF the browser and the player on Amazon (as of today) work with this. And also, I am still researching this to see if there is a way for Amazon Videos to play in the future on this tablet…Will update when I have more info on this…Therefore, I did not take away any stars because this is NOT the tablet’s fault.
So below I give to you my findings (Pros and Cons) of this 3G (P5100) model:
- Biggest Pro – This phone/tablet is UNLOCKED and will accept ANY GSM Sim card. (It is the standard sized Sim, not the micro Sim. To fully test it out, I removed the activated Sim from my Tab 2 7.0 (P3100) I decided to upgrade to this device as it is so much larger and just use the P3100 for WiFi and tablet use only. Now I am a big WiFi user (95% to 99%of the time), so I use WiFi in order to save on data. So I rarely need to turn on data (so I have a very data amount each month), but nice to know with this device, I can have data when no WiFi is available when traveling.
- With Archived Adobe Flash that I downloaded and put into Maxthon Browser, I can watch videos on the internet. Up until April 20, 2013, I was able to view Amazon Videos using Maxthon browser. However, as of April 21, 2013, viewing Amazon videos on any browser I tried NO LONGER WORKS. I installed the newest archived flash and everything but Amazon videos played! This is not the fault of Samsung, it has something to do it not being compatible with the browsers or perhaps something that changed in Amazon’s flash player requirements. However, other videos play with breathtaking clarity and the colors are superb! (Ask me in comments if you want the link).
- Printing on the Tab 2 – I installed Cloud Print from Playstore (free) and print anything I want using the Tab 2!
- Screen clarity/crispness/detailing: For me, this tablet renders SUPERB clarity, crispness and great details on every screen, whether on the internet or in a app or program! Colors are very VIVID!
- Sound Quality – This tablet has Stereo speakers (located on each side of the tablet). I listen many times to music or videos using the on board speakers and they are adequate. However, I purchased a pair of Sony Headphones for just $15 here on Amazon and now listen to music with them and the sound is awesome! (There were no headset to use the phone inside the box, however, I purchased a Samsung phone headset on Amazon for about $10 and they work great for phone calls.
- Phone Call Quality – Whether using a headset or speakerphone, the call quality is PERFECT. Have never had any static, the sound is plenty loud and never had any dropped calls!
- Music Quality – SUPERB! This tablet comes with a stock music player, which does a fine job of making playlists, finding songs, the usual things you use a player for. However, if you are wanting to SYNC your music from MS Windows Media Player (an easy way), then you will need to get the app from Playstore called Winamp. It is great and so easy to use. You may want to check it out
- Video Quality – Wonderful!!!! he stock video player is just so so…Now I am a techie that is kind of picky so I use the app called QQPlayer from Playstore–this plays every type of movie type I tried(even old old ones that would not play in the stock player)…Now if you install the archived flash, and do it correctly, you can view internet videos (except Amazon Videos). I recommend JUST Maxthon browser because it plays every video I tried so far where other browsers did not do so well…
- Workmanship: This tablet is very well made and I speak from experience as I am very picky about tablets and have been using tablets for years.
- Speed (Overall) – In apps, programs and on the internet and watching videos, I give this tablet a high mark in my estimation! I give it 4.98 out of 5 stars as it is fast and works like a champ.
- Overall Score (even with minor cons below) I give this a 4.98 out of 5.
CONS (I do not count off points for these because it of unlocked sim, and more:
- As of 3/27/13 – No upgrade to even 4.04 and no upgrade to 4.1.1 OTA (over the air on the phone). Note that on my other Tab 2 10.1 (P5113) I upgraded to Jelly Bean 4.1.1 with no problem using the OTA directly on the device. But for now, I have not tried Kies yet to try to upgrade to Jelly Bean on this P5100. So will Kies do this for this tablet? Well, I cannot say one way or the other yet…
- Could not find US warranty as this is kind of like an International unlocked phone…
(However, I have found if a device is going to fail, usually (for me that is), it fails within the first 30 days. And good news, I have owned this device for over 30 days and it has been PERFECT)!
Since I am a techie person, if you are to have any questions about this tablet, please ask me in the comments below and I will answer.
And I am hoping that this review has been of help to you and thank you for reading it.
Update: January 13,2013
I have had this tablet for about 3 months now, and not once did i regret buying it. Every thing still works as it is suppose to,bravo Samsung for a fantastic tablet ! Still 5 star all the way.