$249 Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Reviewed: Better Than the Kindle Fire?

Samsung is serious about growing its share of the exploding tablet market, which is why the company is going right after the Amazon Kindle Fire with its new Galaxy Tab 2 7.0. This 7-inch slate running Android 4.0 has plenty of perks, including the ability to control your TV, microSD expansion, dual cameras and 50GB of Dropbox storage for one year.

You can also get your media fix through Samsung’s multiple hubs, whether you’re looking for movies, music or time-killing games. Other specs include a 1-GHz dual-core processor, a 1024 x 600p display, and 8GB of onboard memory.

So how does the Tab 2 7.0 stack up against the Amazon Kindle Fire in the specs category? Keep reading to find out.

   
Device Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0  Amazon Kindle Fire
Price $249 $199
CPU 1-GHz dual core 1-GHz TI OMAP 4 
OS Android 4.0 with Samsung TouchWiz
(Ice Cream Sandwich) 
 Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Display 7 inches 1024 x 600 7 inches 1024 x 600
Size (inches) 7.6 x 4.8 x .41 inches 7.5 x 4.7 x .45 inches
Weight (ounces)  12.2 ounces 14.6 ounces
Storage 8GB (can be expanded to 32GB) 8GB
 Front Camera VGA n/a
 Back Camera  3-MP  n/a
 Wireless Wi-Fi Only Wi-Fi Only
 Battery Life  8 hours (estimated)  8 hours 3 minutes

For more head-to-head comparisons, check our full review of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0.

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