Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 8GB P3110 £199.99 + £30 Cashback FROM SAMSUNG+Quidco So £166.99 Effective @ Currys
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 8GB P3110 £199.99 + £30 Cashback FROM SAMSUNG+Quidco So £166.99 Effective @ Currys

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1iam5mith

this has expandable memory with the nexus does not, thats a plus!



The Nexus 7's USB OTG does not support storage devices (only input devices) which along with the lack of SD micro card support is simply unbelievable.

It's going to pi$$ a lot of people off when they find that out, 8gb & 16gb is just not enough, even if the cpu spec is good (and what is the point of that HD screen if it's gimped with such tiny storage?).
I don't really see this v Nexus7 as either or.

If you are more focused on using this as media device, the MicroSD capability is a no brainer.

If you prefer slick tech and latest software, then its the Nexus7.
Picard123

I don't really see this v Nexus7 as either or.If you are more focused on … I don't really see this v Nexus7 as either or.If you are more focused on using this as media device, the MicroSD capability is a no brainer. If you prefer slick tech and latest software, then its the Nexus7.



I agree (I have both) The Galaxy Tab can take the Sandisk 64GB Micro SD card which is a lot of storage but if you don't need the storage the Nexus 7 is the better tablet.
Also interesting to note that the Wifi Tab 2 ie. this model does not have gps so cannot be used for sat nav, nexus has excellent gps.
The main deal breaker for me though was the lack of updates from Samsung. Those people with last years Flagship model 7.0 plus are still waiting and may never get ICS, let alone JellyBean.
I'll resist the temptation to needlessly criticise this deal as so many hundreds of people did on the Playbook threads.

I'll just say that this is a good price for a very average tablet running android. Not top of the range, not the best out there (even amongst Android tablets), but if you can't afford or don't want an iPad, and don't want to save £80 by getting a playbook, then either this or a nexus 7 is likely to be your best bet.

Keeping to a level of decency though, great price and as that is what this site is about, have some heat.
Gixxerman001

The Nexus 7's USB OTG does not support storage devices (only input … The Nexus 7's USB OTG does not support storage devices (only input devices) which along with the lack of SD micro card support is simply unbelievable.It's going to pi$$ a lot of people off when they find that out, 8gb & 16gb is just not enough, even if the cpu spec is good (and what is the point of that HD screen if it's gimped with such tiny storage?).



how unbelievably WRONG you are, funny, as already stated, i am using a 32gb microSD with mine!
daveleebond

how unbelievably WRONG you are, funny, as already stated, i am using a … how unbelievably WRONG you are, funny, as already stated, i am using a 32gb microSD with mine!



How do you use a micro SD with the nexus out of curiosity?
Even without the 3g the Nexus is still very much on my radar :P
daveleebond

how unbelievably WRONG you are, funny, as already stated, i am using a … how unbelievably WRONG you are, funny, as already stated, i am using a 32gb microSD with mine!



No, it's 100% right.

The difference is you have to mess about & root the Nexus.

Most ordinary customers are never going to do that.....and so they are stuck with a tiny amount of storage.
Edited by: "Gixxerman001" 2nd Aug 2012
If you use a Nexus 7 for a while and then try the tab, the tab will seem poor in comparison. Not saying the tab is a poor device but the user experience of the N7 is far superior.
to use a microsd card on the nexus dont you need a wire hanging out of the device and then add the usb device to it?
i tried this with my tablet when the card died at the most inconvenient time and believe me it was messy having this cable dangling about in whats supposed to be a portable device
picky i know but having had to do this i can say i wouldnt want a device with a wire hanging out of it when i wanted to watch a few films, say on a plane/train etc etc just a pain
not having an inbuilt expansion part is an apple thing and we dont want to go there, it'd be the samsung for me as side by side i thought the screen was better or maybe the lack of microsd slot has blinded me, who knows :P
daveleebond

how unbelievably WRONG you are, funny, as already stated, i am using a … how unbelievably WRONG you are, funny, as already stated, i am using a 32gb microSD with mine!

irradiated

to use a microsd card on the nexus dont you need a wire hanging out of … to use a microsd card on the nexus dont you need a wire hanging out of the device and then add the usb device to it?i tried this with my tablet when the card died at the most inconvenient time and believe me it was messy having this cable dangling about in whats supposed to be a portable devicepicky i know but having had to do this i can say i wouldnt want a device with a wire hanging out of it when i wanted to watch a few films, say on a plane/train etc etc just a painnot having an inbuilt expansion part is an apple thing and we dont want to go there, it'd be the samsung for me as side by side i thought the screen was better or maybe the lack of microsd slot has blinded me, who knows :P



Most ordinary customers won't be using it for anything other than facebook and email

Anyone that needs more than 13GB then I think they can spend 10-15mins rooting the device and installing stickmount.



Yeah the screen on the Nexus isn't the best. Quite washed out compared to the Super AMOLED displays.

I don't really mind the lack of microSD as much as I thought I would. Wire hanging out isn't too much of a bother for me when occasionally watching a movie.
However, app storage is an issue as 16GB (13GB) isn't really much when you look at how big games are now.
The Dark Knight game is alomst 2GB now... why? BECAUSE HE'S BATMAN
PhoneBrains

Those people with last years Flagship model 7.0 plus are still waiting … Those people with last years Flagship model 7.0 plus are still waiting and may never get ICS, let alone JellyBean.



Official Samsung ICS was released for the 7.0" Plus and the 7.7" a few weeks back (I have updated both), though still waiting for ICS on the 8.9" .... which needs it badly.
Edited by: "eSeM" 2nd Aug 2012
The nexus screen being an LCD display can`t hold a candle to the super amoled displays.
Thats why the best phone displays are super amoled & in the next 2 or 3 years all the top tv models will be going this way.
I can`t understand why one or two "expert reviewers ", have given the nexus equal billing in this regard.:|
Engadget have reviewed both devices...

engadget.com/201…ew/

engadget.com/201…ew/

Here's a few numbers...

• Battery life
Nexus 7 = 9hrs 49mins
Tab 2 7.0 = 7hrs 38mins

• Quadrant
Nexus 7 = 3501
Tab 2 7.0 = 2840

• Vellamo
Nexus 7 = 1650
Tab 2 7.0 = 978

• Display
Nexus 7 = 1280 x 800 IPS
Tab 2 7.0 = 1024 x 600 TFT

For a complete side by side specification comparison then visit this link...

gsmarena.com/com…850
daveleebond

so? takes 10mins, and is not hard to do.



When you root, do you lose automatic ROM updates from Google?
If you're happy with the functionality you'll get now on the Galaxy, go with that I'd say. Lack of expandable flash is the Achilles heel of the Nexus.

But if you're into always having the latest and greatest (Android-wise), the Nexus has got to be the longer 'lasting' as will likely be getting upgrades from Google LONG after the Galaxy and much more quickly too. Nexus is also likely to have a much bigger support community too in forums etc.
Edited by: "Wibbly" 2nd Aug 2012
1iam5mith

I am trying to decide between the two also, the nexus has higher … I am trying to decide between the two also, the nexus has higher resolution and quicker updates and better cpu, but the Samsung has USB OTG and a rear camera and touchwizI cant pick between the two !!



Believe me, touchwiz is NOT an advantage.
ezzwald

The nexus screen being an LCD display can`t hold a candle to the super … The nexus screen being an LCD display can`t hold a candle to the super amoled displays.Thats why the best phone displays are super amoled & in the next 2 or 3 years all the top tv models will be going this way. I can`t understand why one or two "expert reviewers ", have given the nexus equal billing in this regard.:|

I might agree with you on super amoled plus displays (galaxy s2) but the non plus screens use a pentile matrix which makes it look fuzzy. also amoled displays usually have unatural colours. I would say ips lcd and superamoled plus are about equal in my mind. (and I would always take the higher resolution as long as it has standard subpixel layout)
And this one is cheaper than Nexus ? considering the cashback from Sammy?
This is a HOT deal but I have a Asus Transformer Prime so cant really say much else.
is this deal available instore as i have some currys vouchers that i could use :-)
ezzwald

The nexus screen being an LCD display can`t hold a candle to the super … The nexus screen being an LCD display can`t hold a candle to the super amoled displays.Thats why the best phone displays are super amoled & in the next 2 or 3 years all the top tv models will be going this way. I can`t understand why one or two "expert reviewers ", have given the nexus equal billing in this regard.:|



Don't forget the 'screen burning' issue even the lastest SIII has. AMOLED screens get permanent 'ghosting' of static elements that occur on parts of the screen. I have already seen this happening on the status bar area of SIII's in retail shops (where they spend much of their time switched on on full brightness, which accelerates the effect).
Probaly will go for Nexus personally (voted hot by the way) and the main reason is support from Google. Android is still in its infancy when it comes to tablets (relatively speaking) and with the sucess of Nexus 7, this would probably start changing. However, as we saw on the phone, this would mean rapid OS improvements for tablet devices. There is no guarantee that Sammy will make those available on their older devices, whereas with Google, you know that you would get updates for a couple of years at least
Sony & sworn enemy panasonic have even joined forces inorder to take on samsung in the race to develop amoled technology. Thats where the future is & thats where the quality is.
Forget lcd in all its forms, its inferior & hold hat. Amoled technology is simply stunning & imo this won't even be a debate shortly.
bulktrans

is this deal available instore as i have some currys vouchers that i … is this deal available instore as i have some currys vouchers that i could use :-)



Yes I was in a currys earlier and this deal was on
LJF21

Yes I was in a currys earlier and this deal was on



thnx .. tough decision to go for John Lewis deal or currys (as I have £30 worth vouchers that i can use)
I'd rather get it from HERE and pick up the £30 cash back along with a 2 year warranty
what warranty does Currys offer?
Can I put a sim in this and use the 3g signal if I'm not on wifi?
Blinding price. The Nexus is physically a lot bigger isn't it? I went for a 7" device but I think these are maybe a better compromise between screen size and portability. I guess a 7" screen is heavier on the battery too.
Obviously this has the standard 1 year warrant, but you can purchase more from their "whatever happens" service
This will not work with 3G and is significantly inferior to the Nexus 7 in all aspects apart from a very slightly better screen and having an SD card slot.
Bought one last week. Can I still claim quidco?
Jimmyray

This will not work with 3G and is significantly inferior to the Nexus 7 … This will not work with 3G and is significantly inferior to the Nexus 7 in all aspects apart from a very slightly better screen and having an SD card slot.



Not true really. Build quality is great on the Samsung, hit and miss on the Nexus. Also the Samsung has Wolfson DACS so has great sound whereas the Nexus is meh.
I may have missed a few posts as I'm reading this on my phone .... but you can't compare the tab to the nexus. The tab is a huge telephone - the other is a tablet....
I have the Nexus and its great, for those of you wondering which one to buy take this is account, Samsung have now dropped the price as sales more or less stalled following the Nexus launch. It sticks my throat that the galaxy tab or the playbook were not this price to start with. Both Samsung and RIM have been forced to drop prices thanks to the low margin price of the Nexus (and the terrible BB OS ). Of course this is good for the consumer so you can pay your money and take your choice.I ll stick with the one that did nt try and rip me to start with.
Hope none of you paid full price for the Galaxy...............oops
Edited by: "mission1664" 2nd Aug 2012
Friend at work bought the nexus - comparisons aside, its fantastic. Perfect size - fast. I'm a bit jealous :-/
I posted this on the other thread but it's relevant here:

Reading the claim form further and it says "claims must be
submitted no sooner than 30 days and no later than 45 days from
the date of invoice."

So we have to wait 1 month before claiming, but then only have 15 days to do so. Very sneaky. Everyone take care!!

I wonder if they reject it if you submit the paper form before the 30 days after purchase.
Anyone know if I can get the Galaxy Tab 2 with the 10 inch screen and 3g for £300?
napolimp

Anyone know if I can get the Galaxy Tab 2 with the 10 inch screen and 3g … Anyone know if I can get the Galaxy Tab 2 with the 10 inch screen and 3g for £300?



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