Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, Octa-core Exynos, Android, 9.7", Wi-Fi, 32GB, Black, £299 from JLewis.
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, Octa-core Exynos, Android, 9.7", Wi-Fi, 32GB, Black, £299 from JLewis.

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Found 23rd Dec 2017
Light & slim design
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 has been designed with you in mind. Their slimmest and lightest tablet to date, weighing just 389g, 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.
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Does anyone have any first hand knowledge regarding this tablet? I was thinking of the Galaxy Tab A, which is around £140 cheaper (Tesco deal). Is this worth paying the extra? Thanks
I can't give you a comparision but £299 is the normal price for this, other than when all the retailers duplicate each other's increases for a few weeks, to enable them to 'reduce' it yet again.
Edited by: "dantesfireplace" 23rd Dec 2017
dantesfireplace3 m ago

I can't give you a comparision but £299 is the normal price for this, …I can't give you a comparision but £299 is the normal price for this, other than when all the retailers duplicate each other's increases for a few weeks, to enable them to 'reduce' it yet again.


Ok thanks. As a heads up - as i mentioned above there is a Tesco deal where you can get £20 off, so this tablet can be had for £279.
This is an amazing tablet with a great screen and good battery life on top of the 3gb ram. If you can afford it then I would say definitely buy it.

Having said that, I can't believe this is still so expensive. I picked this model up over a year ago from eBay for £220. I would have thought it would come down so certainly the tab s3 is out.
pnut45 m ago

Does anyone have any first hand knowledge regarding this tablet? I was …Does anyone have any first hand knowledge regarding this tablet? I was thinking of the Galaxy Tab A, which is around £140 cheaper (Tesco deal). Is this worth paying the extra? Thanks


A lot better than the Tab A.
Faster, much better screen, and in the more tablet friendly 4.3 rather than 16.9/10 widescreen (unless you watch a lot of tv/films).
Its a couple of years old, but still super quick and surpassed only by the overpriced Tab S3.
Lightest full sized tab out there i think-lighter than the ipad air.
Rich0697 m ago

A lot better than the Tab A. Faster, much better screen, and in the more …A lot better than the Tab A. Faster, much better screen, and in the more tablet friendly 4.3 rather than 16.9/10 widescreen (unless you watch a lot of tv/films).Its a couple of years old, but still super quick and surpassed only by the overpriced Tab S3.Lightest full sized tab out there i think-lighter than the ipad air.



the tab A is overpriced garbage. the S2 is overpriced.

spot the difference?
pnut1 h, 10 m ago

Does anyone have any first hand knowledge regarding this tablet? I was …Does anyone have any first hand knowledge regarding this tablet? I was thinking of the Galaxy Tab A, which is around £140 cheaper (Tesco deal). Is this worth paying the extra? Thanks


I have the Tab S2 tablet, it's outstanding. I have to admit to being a bit anti-iOS but iPads can be great for loads of stuff and have a nice screen. That said, my son has an iPad Air, the Tab S2 kicks its arse in every aspect. The screen is perfect, the size is perfect... I believe the Tab S2 has a much better resolution than the Tab A, better processor, more RAM... If you have the money get the Tab S2, you won't be disappointed, it's just beautiful.

I bought the snap-on case from eBay. It's a bit more expensive than the after market ones but worth it for your gorgeous Tab S2. The case doesn't offer a lot of protection but it's a really nice fit and doesn't add much thickness at all. To increase protection, I also have my Tab S2 sitting in a soft zip-up neoprene case when not in use... its just so perfect I have to protect it!

I paid a bit about £50 less than this from CEX but the one I got was literally perfect, not a blemish on it. I'd pay £299 if I had to though.
Edited by: "Blasphemous" 23rd Dec 2017
For me, this is still the best Android tablet there is.
However, I agree with the rest, even at £299, it's a little overpriced in today's Uber-capable phone market.
Edited by: "cutthroat_jake" 23rd Dec 2017
Using smaller 8 inch version of this tablet, got it from o2 refresh two years ago for £120. Great device! Love the 4x3 screen format. Currently running on nougat. Probably no more updates but that's not an issue. You can get keyboard case for 10" version. Personally wouldn't want 10", 8" is perfect size. But whatever your needs are

Edit - telling lies! Only got it in August 2016!
Edited by: "bednim" 23rd Dec 2017
Fantastic device, bit cheeky on price for age but a big fan of Galaxy S, think Samsung are following Apple and not wanting to devalue product and brand so retailer can only give so much discount themselves. Best time to buy is when retailer discounts and if lucky find cash back. Last time we got a tab we got £50 sammy cash back when reps were in John Lewis and it had £100 off like this
cutthroat_jake24 m ago

For me, this is still the best Android tablet there is.It's also had an …For me, this is still the best Android tablet there is.It's also had an update to Oreo.However, I agree with the rest, even at £299, it's a little overpriced in today's Uber-capable phone market.


My Tab S2 is an unlocked LTE version (LTE meaning you can use a SIM card in it for Data), I'm still on Android 7 and just checked, there's no update available. So, if Oreo (Android 8), is important to you pnut, you might be best going with a WiFi only version. Just to confirm, are you on a WiFi only version cutthroat-jake?
This price is just ridiculous... I bought this tablet brand new over a year ago for £230! Silly that it still costs this much in my opinion.
Agree with being overpriced, £250 and ill bite
I have both (with LTE/4G) Tab A 10" and S2 8". They are both excellent. S2 has a higher design point than that for Tab A. You have to go deep into the specifics of both so as to discover what is important to you. So I have both and I use them differently. The 10" allows split screen view better than the 8", for example. I don't use them for games at all.

For the "extra" price you may as well go for the LTE/4G version as then you have freedom on the road as well as making telephone calls and using social network registration for social network which requires SMS to register account, Lyft and Uber etc..
Edited by: "splender" 23rd Dec 2017
pnut1 h, 46 m ago

Does anyone have any first hand knowledge regarding this tablet? I was …Does anyone have any first hand knowledge regarding this tablet? I was thinking of the Galaxy Tab A, which is around £140 cheaper (Tesco deal). Is this worth paying the extra? Thanks


The main advantage of this tablet over the TAB A is

1. Better CPU
2. More ram at 3GB
3. internal storage of 32GB

The TAB A will have a slightly inferior CPU, 2GB ram and 16GB storage. You decide what you need. Tab A is good for regular use. However i bought the S2 for my sons as they play games all day on them.
I bought this tablet for over 2 years ago for 299 from Currys. I love the tablet, very fast, awesome battery life, screen is impressive
pnut1 h, 52 m ago

Does anyone have any first hand knowledge regarding this tablet? I was …Does anyone have any first hand knowledge regarding this tablet? I was thinking of the Galaxy Tab A, which is around £140 cheaper (Tesco deal). Is this worth paying the extra? Thanks


I have both.....
This is much lighter and more premium feel.
Tab a is rectangular format .. So videos are better looking there.

Tab s2 is designed to be like an iPad.
It has held on to it's price...
pnut1 h, 54 m ago

Does anyone have any first hand knowledge regarding this tablet? I was …Does anyone have any first hand knowledge regarding this tablet? I was thinking of the Galaxy Tab A, which is around £140 cheaper (Tesco deal). Is this worth paying the extra? Thanks


This is a great Tablet, picked up 4G version for £192 from O2 Refresh around 18 months ago and couldn’t fault it. Very responsive and battery life is good. One thing though is if you put it at very heavy loads CPU seems to throttle, reached 120 degrees before! Other than that it’s great. Screen is amazing
Great tablet, have had mine for nearly 2 years and it's still going strong. Very light, great screen and fast. Paid £50 less though but we have had the Brexit vote since then.
No Oreo here either. Doubt it will get it at all, considering age, and how long it took to get Nougat.
Dunno if it will help anyone but I got one from car phone warehouse for no upfront cost with ee on 10gb/month data for £21 a month. Considering it was to replace an iPad mini which I was paying 15 per month SIM only anyway this works out at around 150 quid over Two years for the lte version
As an alternative and slightly better spec and cheaper. Also upgrades to the latest version of Android
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Edited by: "amoulden" 23rd Dec 2017
iEimis1 h, 32 m ago

This is a great Tablet, picked up 4G version for £192 from O2 Refresh …This is a great Tablet, picked up 4G version for £192 from O2 Refresh around 18 months ago and couldn’t fault it. Very responsive and battery life is good. One thing though is if you put it at very heavy loads CPU seems to throttle, reached 120 degrees before! Other than that it’s great. Screen is amazing


Have you got 10"?
Got one of these three months ago and it is a great tablet. Everything about it works flawlessly and oozes quality. The oled screen is a thing of beauty. At £399 it is overpriced and at £299 is still a tad pricey to be honest. Comes with the M/soft Word and Excel apps included so add a bluetooth keyboard and it is quite a nifty at modest office tasks. The official Samsung 'book cover' cases incorporating a stand are similarly overpriced but are well designed and feather light. (TIP: got mine cheap from CEX on line). With iPad prices coming down i think that Samsung etc have more or less given up the premium end of the tablet market and are settling for low sales but at a high unit profit. Meanwhile, the bulk of android sales are now being made at the cheap end of the market in a race to the bottom. If you are into the android ecosystem the Tab S2 is an excellent choice but if i wasn't, i might be tempted by the iPad offer of reasonable pricing and better apps. Hot deal though at £299.
bednim7 m ago

Have you got 10"?


9.7"
Rich0691 h, 30 m ago

No Oreo here either. Doubt it will get it at all, considering age, and how …No Oreo here either. Doubt it will get it at all, considering age, and how long it took to get Nougat.



Isn't it flagship models like S2 get 2 major OS upgrades. S2 was shipped with Marshmallow, then it got Nougat, so one more major upgrade to go?
splender7 m ago

Isn't it flagship models like S2 get 2 major OS upgrades. S2 was shipped …Isn't it flagship models like S2 get 2 major OS upgrades. S2 was shipped with Marshmallow, then it got Nougat, so one more major upgrade to go?


It may well do, but wouldnt have thought so for some time. TBH when it got Nougat, there was hardly anything to notice different-Nougat brought split screen to the Android masses, but the S2 already had it.
I'd probably go for the Pixel C Tablet if 64gb storage is enough and you don't need a micro SD. Advantages over this S2 tablet are that the Pixel C has way faster CPU gpu, gets Android Oreo which other devices probably get late next year or never, Usb 3.0, stock Android which helps Pixel / Nexus products go on and on even when there's no more updates as it's already so slick and fast, also sharper screen however it's lcd not led. Also the S2 has wireless AC which the Pixel doesn't have.
I bought mine at launch full price LTE version, awesome tablet still going strong, screen the best, battery how do I describe it accept I'd say I don't charge it often, power wise nothing phases it, the TAB S3 did not offer enough for me to upgrade, versus my iPad 9.7 and iPad mini, the Samsung wins everytime and at £300 a good deal
zed6819 h, 57 m ago

Agree with being overpriced, £250 and ill bite


Totally agree, but imo the lack of serious competition in the high end android tablet market lets them keep the price high.
Cheaper (£279.00) on the Samsung Web site using code
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