Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, Octa-Core Exynos, Android, 8", Wi-Fi, 32GB, Black / White / Gold now £229 delivered with 2 Year Guarantee @ John Lewis
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, Octa-Core Exynos, Android, 8", Wi-Fi, 32GB, Black / White / Gold now £229 delivered with 2 Year Guarantee @ John Lewis

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Found 22nd Nov
Lowest price seen. Excellent reviews and Which Best Buy. Unbelievably thin and light and stunning AMOLED screen.

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Also available and reduced at Tesco Direct:
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Samsung's thinnest and lightest tablet ever, the S2 is set to make other tablet users envious. Stacked with great features like a stunning Super AMOLED display, powerful Samsung Exynos processor and Android operating system, this tablet is ready for anything and to go anywhere.

Light & slim design
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 has been designed with you in mind. Their slimmest and lightest tablet to date, weighing just 392g, it will fit easily into your bag for work, purse or backpack to take to class. Just 5.6mm thick, it fits easily into small spaces and is perfect for travelling or commuting. A triumph in tablet design and manufacturing.

Immersive screen
With the Super AMOLED display technology, you can experience true-to-life colour in the best form with a higher contrast ratio that delivers more details, especially in dark areas. The immersive 4:3 screen ratio recreates and optimises the actual reading experience of magazines, books and newspapers and offers more space to display information. You can also switch to reading mode, which puts less strain on the eyes and allows for longer periods of enjoyment.

Octa-core processor
The Exynos 5433 Processor gives you the power and speed to see and do more with your tablet. Switch between your favourite apps easily and quickly, play games and watch blockbuster movies all without any delay or lag. This is a high-quality multimedia and performance machine.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow
With improved functions and features such as the redesigned home screen with permanent Google search bar including the refreshed Google logo; vertical scrolling on the app drawer; and predictive app search to help you find what you’re looking for. Another highlight of Marshmallow is the Doze feature as it’s designed to preserve battery life by switching background tasks that aren’t in full use to hibernate.

Connections
It's easy to connect to other devices and watching content interchangeably between a tablet and a TV no longer requires cables. With Bluetooth technology, you can switch between tablet and TV and the quick Wi-Fi connection enables direct and easy sharing between devices as well as keeping you connected online. There is also a central dashboard to manage vital settings, as well as pre-installed anti-malware that offers extra security and peace of mind.

Top comments

Two years ago, shortly after it's release, it was being sold at £219 @ John Lewis, Currys and £225 @ eglobal central for a while.

Sure, this isn't a bad price, but two years later, with the recent release of the S3 and on the cusp of Black Friday, I'd expect better tbh. Neither hot nor cold in my opinion
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, Octa-core Exynos, Android, 9.7", Wi-Fi, 32GB, Black
£299


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Price match at Currys

Two years ago, shortly after it's release, it was being sold at £219 @ John Lewis, Currys and £225 @ eglobal central for a while.

Sure, this isn't a bad price, but two years later, with the recent release of the S3 and on the cusp of Black Friday, I'd expect better tbh. Neither hot nor cold in my opinion

FionnMac1 h, 48 m ago

Two years ago, shortly after it's release, it was being sold at £219 @ …Two years ago, shortly after it's release, it was being sold at £219 @ John Lewis, Currys and £225 @ eglobal central for a while.Sure, this isn't a bad price, but two years later, with the recent release of the S3 and on the cusp of Black Friday, I'd expect better tbh. Neither hot nor cold in my opinion


Probably missed it. Probably you're completely wrong

This or the newly reduced Samsung Galaxy Tab A (£179.00) ?

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Edited by: "dantesfireplace" 22nd Nov

dantesfireplace18 m ago

This or the newly reduced Samsung Galaxy Tab A (£179.00) …This or the newly reduced Samsung Galaxy Tab A (£179.00) ?https://www.johnlewis.com/samsung-galaxy-tab-a-tablet-android-m-10-1-16gb-wi-fi/p2989096?sku=236442324&


If you can afford it the higher priced one is worth the extra money.

afroylnt59 m ago

If you can afford it the higher priced one is worth the extra money.



The battery in the tab S2 is putting me off. The main reason Im wanting to upgrade from an older tablet is because the battery dies really fast. According to gsm arena the S2 has a Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery, the tab A has a Li-Ion 7300 mAh battery.

If you buy directly from the Samsung shop you can use discount codes. SAMSUNGSAVE15 for £15 off £200 spend or SAMSUNGSAVE10 for £10 off £150 spend.
Edited by: "dbibby1988" 22nd Nov

FionnMac4 h, 54 m ago

Two years ago, shortly after it's release, it was being sold at £219 @ …Two years ago, shortly after it's release, it was being sold at £219 @ John Lewis, Currys and £225 @ eglobal central for a while.Sure, this isn't a bad price, but two years later, with the recent release of the S3 and on the cusp of Black Friday, I'd expect better tbh. Neither hot nor cold in my opinion


Yep, I got mine 2 years ago for £219 when Currys were offering 10% quidco on tablets, so less than £200 overall. It's been a great tablet, still Samsung's best 8" model (S3 only comes in 9.7"). The only thing that would put me off buying another is uncertainty about future software updates. It hasn't received an Android security patch since August, and I wouldn't expect a 2 year old model to receive any more major Android updates.
Edited by: "GrahamStoneman" 22nd Nov

dbibby19881 h, 0 m ago

The battery in the tab S2 is putting me off. The main reason Im wanting to …The battery in the tab S2 is putting me off. The main reason Im wanting to upgrade from an older tablet is because the battery dies really fast. According to gsm arena the S2 has a Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery, the tab A has a Li-Ion 7300 mAh battery.If you buy directly from the Samsung shop you can use discount codes. SAMSUNGSAVE15 for £15 off £200 spend or SAMSUNGSAVE10 for £10 off £150 spend.


Tks for the codes. Quite a difference in the battery sizes.

Batmobile5434 h, 28 m ago

Probably missed it. Probably you're completely wrong


Search tab s2 on hukd

dbibby19882 h, 14 m ago

The battery in the tab S2 is putting me off. The main reason Im wanting to …The battery in the tab S2 is putting me off. The main reason Im wanting to upgrade from an older tablet is because the battery dies really fast. According to gsm arena the S2 has a Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery, the tab A has a Li-Ion 7300 mAh battery.If you buy directly from the Samsung shop you can use discount codes. SAMSUNGSAVE15 for £15 off £200 spend or SAMSUNGSAVE10 for £10 off £150 spend.



Battery size is compromised in favour of lightness in the hand. An external battery pack easily fix this. I have a 4G version of this. Super for being out as you can use mobile broadband. Charge it up with 5000-10000mAH external battery pack for a full day's worth of use.

Personal opinion, but I have found this to be an great tablet. It's a good size, great screen, very responsive, battery life fine. Yes, still going strong after a couple of years so updates may be an issue, but it has been my personal favourite out of all the tablets I have tried/owned.

I can't decide between this, lenovo tab 4 8 plus, or the Mediapad m3
It's to replace an increasingly struggling hudl 2.

splender58 m ago

Battery size is compromised in favour of lightness in the hand. An …Battery size is compromised in favour of lightness in the hand. An external battery pack easily fix this. I have a 4G version of this. Super for being out as you can use mobile broadband. Charge it up with 5000-10000mAH external battery pack for a full day's worth of use.


How long does it typically last with watching videos on full screen/music etc.? Im thinking of buying the tab A. To me the specs arent a million miles apart.

Still the best 8" tablet out there imho

dbibby198814 m ago

How long does it typically last with watching videos on full screen/music …How long does it typically last with watching videos on full screen/music etc.? Im thinking of buying the tab A. To me the specs arent a million miles apart.



This is my thinking too. I've ordered both from Amazon on the slowest delivery (showing as 28-30th Nov) so hopefully if something better comes up on Friday I can cancel in time

I want the better screen of the S2 but with the battery life of the A lol.

dantesfireplace5 m ago

This is my thinking too. I've ordered both from Amazon on the slowest …This is my thinking too. I've ordered both from Amazon on the slowest delivery (showing as 28-30th Nov) so hopefully if something better comes up on Friday I can cancel in time I want the better screen of the S2 but with the battery life of the A lol.


Lol its so annoying! Im not even sure if i need another tablet. I have a Samsung Tab 4 10.1. Its a little slow and dated but its OK for what i use it for. Im just thinking I can sell it and get a more updated tablet.

dantesfireplace4 h, 37 m ago

This or the newly reduced Samsung Galaxy Tab A (£179.00) …This or the newly reduced Samsung Galaxy Tab A (£179.00) ?https://www.johnlewis.com/samsung-galaxy-tab-a-tablet-android-m-10-1-16gb-wi-fi/p2989096?sku=236442324&


I'm sure I paid £150ish for a 16GB Galaxy Tab A 10.1 new from Curries this time last year. And then picked up another as a refurb from their eBay outlet for £125 earlier this year.

If you're only really interested in media consumption and odd game I'd say the Tab A is perfectly fine. I'm not really sure the Super AMOLED screen (while stunning) is enough to warrant the extra money in my opinion.

You or others may be more particular about how your Netflix looks tho

neversay53 m ago

Personal opinion, but I have found this to be an great tablet. It's a good …Personal opinion, but I have found this to be an great tablet. It's a good size, great screen, very responsive, battery life fine. Yes, still going strong after a couple of years so updates may be an issue, but it has been my personal favourite out of all the tablets I have tried/owned.


I was going to post exactly this. I have an embarrassing number of tablets lying around the house and the Tab S2, bought in a panic at the airport, is easily the best of all of them.

AndySX14 m ago

I'm sure I paid £150ish for a 16GB Galaxy Tab A 10.1 new from Curries this …I'm sure I paid £150ish for a 16GB Galaxy Tab A 10.1 new from Curries this time last year. And then picked up another as a refurb from their eBay outlet for £125 earlier this year.If you're only really interested in media consumption and odd game I'd say the Tab A is perfectly fine. I'm not really sure the Super AMOLED screen (while stunning) is enough to warrant the extra money in my opinion. You or others may be more particular about how your Netflix looks tho



Thanks Andy. It's a gift so it's about me working out which would be more important for the person receiving it.

No intense gaming etc, just lots of web-surfing.

I'm leaning toward the Tab A if I'm honest.

All the tab s models had a £100 reduction. Same price in Argos and Currys too.
These are the 2015 models. So be aware. My money on Tab s3. But price is obviously more to this.

Heat from me even at this price. Premium item. I was lucky to grab one off Gumtree new sealed for £170.
Great all round Tablet

Any owners have any experience of these overheating?

I bought one earlier in the year to replace a flagging iPad Mini 1, but it got so hot to the touch during the initial setup that I was scared to put it down on the table in case it set fire to my Radio Times!

It seemed really good though for the 10 minutes or so that I used it, so if it's likely I just got a one-off dodgy one, I'd be happy to give it another go..

(Just noticed it's the same price at Tesco as well, also with a two year warranty.)
Edited by: "CuddlesTC" 22nd Nov

A nice tablet but its getting on a bit now with a dated Exynos 5433 Processor, The Tab A 10.1 is a much better buy unless you need or want a Super AMOLED display and is around 50% faster with a much longer battery life.

xp320010 m ago

A nice tablet but its getting on a bit now with a dated Exynos 5433 …A nice tablet but its getting on a bit now with a dated Exynos 5433 Processor, The Tab A 10.1 is a much better buy unless you need or want a Super AMOLED display and is around 50% faster with a much longer battery life.



It's a size issue for me - I just don't find the big tablets comfortable to hold, whereas my iPad Mini is barely out of my hand from sitting down after work to going to bed.

CuddlesTC21 m ago

It's a size issue for me - I just don't find the big tablets comfortable …It's a size issue for me - I just don't find the big tablets comfortable to hold, whereas my iPad Mini is barely out of my hand from sitting down after work to going to bed.


yeah not much about in the 8" category this is still a very good tablet but is starting to show its age, its a shame they did not update it.

xp320056 m ago

A nice tablet but its getting on a bit now with a dated Exynos 5433 …A nice tablet but its getting on a bit now with a dated Exynos 5433 Processor, The Tab A 10.1 is a much better buy unless you need or want a Super AMOLED display and is around 50% faster with a much longer battery life.


Think you've sold me the Tab A with this comment alone lol.

£284 at Samsung online with £15 off code SAMSUNGSAVE15.
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Edited by: "Interloper" 22nd Nov

Got one of these and it is an excellent tablet. It oozes quality and works really well with the (admittedly pricey) official cases. Light as a feather, fast and responsive. With the supplied Microsoft Office apps just need a small portable keyboard and it is ideal for travelling. Overpriced at £399 but a great deal at £299. Best bang for buck at the moment IMO is the all new 10.1" Fire HD at £108 - Full HD, quality screen and it is stunningly good for the money.

dbibby19889 h, 42 m ago

The battery in the tab S2 is putting me off. The main reason Im wanting to …The battery in the tab S2 is putting me off. The main reason Im wanting to upgrade from an older tablet is because the battery dies really fast. According to gsm arena the S2 has a Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery, the tab A has a Li-Ion 7300 mAh battery.If you buy directly from the Samsung shop you can use discount codes. SAMSUNGSAVE15 for £15 off £200 spend or SAMSUNGSAVE10 for £10 off £150 spend.


Just got one of these to replace a Tab S 8.4. The battery on that was driving me nuts.

Screen on time is the only measurement that counts.

I'm averaging 6-7 hours of screen on time with a decent amount of gaming, video and browsing with this which is far better than I was expecting.

dbibby198810 h, 53 m ago

The battery in the tab S2 is putting me off. The main reason Im wanting to …The battery in the tab S2 is putting me off. The main reason Im wanting to upgrade from an older tablet is because the battery dies really fast. According to gsm arena the S2 has a Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery, the tab A has a Li-Ion 7300 mAh battery.If you buy directly from the Samsung shop you can use discount codes. SAMSUNGSAVE15 for £15 off £200 spend or SAMSUNGSAVE10 for £10 off £150 spend.


Screen on the Tab A is very very average. I have the LTE version. Also consider the Currys Fire 10HD offer listed, if going big screen.

dbibby19887 h, 59 m ago

How long does it typically last with watching videos on full screen/music …How long does it typically last with watching videos on full screen/music etc.? Im thinking of buying the tab A. To me the specs arent a million miles apart.



I watch Youtube videos only. I haven't not measured it which I can do in a few days. My immediate guess is about 6 5-hours of YT video. There is not much in it for battery life between the 9.7 and 8" of the S2 model , theverge.com/201…iew

Missed the initial £219 cheap price years ago, and got fed up waiting for a similar deal so bought for substantially more from JL but with 3 years warranty.

Best tablet I've ever had, though need to watch battery level as if aĺlowed to run down, it charges very slowly whilst in use.

Great screen for reviewing pics taken on my Olympus Pen F and OMD EM1 using their app.

Just ordered one for Mrs Scrungee as a Christmas present.

dantesfireplace14 h, 45 m ago

This or the newly reduced Samsung Galaxy Tab A (£179.00) …This or the newly reduced Samsung Galaxy Tab A (£179.00) ?https://www.johnlewis.com/samsung-galaxy-tab-a-tablet-android-m-10-1-16gb-wi-fi/p2989096?sku=236442324&


This is a fantastic tablet. Super thin and light and a great screen.

Not sure if this has already been mentioned but now the same price on Amazon

amazon.co.uk/gp/…rch

Thanks to op for post, wouldn't have found the Amazon one otherwise.
Edited by: "spudp800" 22nd Nov

GrahamStoneman16 h, 19 m ago

The only thing that would put me off buying another is uncertainty about …The only thing that would put me off buying another is uncertainty about future software updates. It hasn't received an Android security patch since August, and I wouldn't expect a 2 year old model to receive any more major Android updates.


Same here - it's the best candidate to replace my 32GB 2013 Nexus 7 (now running LineageOS), but... it'd be nice if there was some guarantee that it would continue to receive at least security updates until the hardware was incapable of running newer releases.

dantesfireplace19 h, 36 m ago

This or the newly reduced Samsung Galaxy Tab A (£179.00) …This or the newly reduced Samsung Galaxy Tab A (£179.00) ?https://www.johnlewis.com/samsung-galaxy-tab-a-tablet-android-m-10-1-16gb-wi-fi/p2989096?sku=236442324&


I am after that one and missed last year's Black Friday JL deal when this tablet was selling at £159. Does anyone know if there is a chance that JL will be reducing Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 further on Cyber Monday?
Edited by: "kiwio" 23rd Nov

kiwio5 h, 8 m ago

I am after that one and missed last year's Black Friday JL deal when this …I am after that one and missed last year's Black Friday JL deal when this tablet was selling at £159. Does anyone know if there is a chance that JL will be reducing Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 further on Cyber Monday?



No idea but I've ordered both the Tab A and the Tab S2 on Amazon using the slowest free delivery (so I can cancel if nothing good happens on Friday) just to hedge my Christmas bets Only need one of them and I was leaning towards the Tab A but the recommendations have made me reconsider the Tab S2 ...

I haven't viewed the tab A10.1 for any real length of time but I was actually quite impressed with it including the screen when I have set up 3 for family members last time they were £170, cant believe its taken this long to get back to that £170 price point again, but personally feel its definitely worth it... other than the fact its now another year older, but that applies to the s2 too... I prefer larger tablet for myself anyway, but is the screen on the s2 and general usability really worth the extra?? only negative I found with the Tab A 10.1 is its bloomin heavy...
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