Bought when it first came out in 2015 and it's been going strong until recently. The USB port must be worn out since it won't connect & charge with most of my cables. Works consistently with one cable but that one is hardwired to a charger so it doesn't help when I need a to plug into a USB port on a plane or bus when traveling.
Anonymous, 27 Jun 2021My battery died , I can't find one anywhere , please helpMay it rest in peace ✌️
For a 5 year old Tablet it's still standing relatively strong. I've had 2 of these tablets the first one developed a flickering screen so I sent it off to repair only for them to offer me a exchange instead. I accepted and have owned the second one for 4 years and the only issues I've had was a area of the screen getting very hot but only during intensive stuff like gaming and the second issue which I just took it in for repair is the tablet getting stuck in a reboot loop. I've had the issue the whole time even the first one I had did it but it only did it at 5% battery but this eventually got worse and now does it at 40% battery life. Absolutely fantastic piece of kit and I wish they would still release updates for it as it still out performs some of the more modern tablets however it was starting to show it's age due to apps no longer working due to updates.
Jeffmarino05, 23 Apr 2021From a 2016 model this tablet hasn't skip a beat good for watching movies at bedtime. I p... moreThat must be a Software issue, even mine did that after I just upgraded to android 7 without wiping data. So I just wiped my data (Hard Reset) and now it has been working 100%
MarkOz27, 28 Mar 2021 Hello Samsung, we need upgrade os... 7 is so oldMy battery died , I can't find one anywhere , please help
From a 2016 model this tablet hasn't skip a beat good for watching movies at bedtime. I passed it down to my 5 year old kid who loves watching YouTube then the battery failed tried to charge it fully but Samsung logo keeps restarting. I looked for a battery luckily a found one at 10 bucks and had to pry tge back cover to replace the battery. Now works like new again minor dents and some battle scars. But the tablet is working fine.
I wish samsung release a newer version of the tablet
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 users in Latin America have received surprise updates in November 2020. Users from Australia, China and Singapore also received OTA updates in December 2020. No new features are added to these devices, security patch level is not updated too but Samsung did manage to fix critical bugs to prevent hackers from exploiting these devices.
Well done Samsung for updating 5 year old devices! 👏👏👍👍👍
I cannot get wifi ac speeds more than 200 Mbps on Asus rt-ac66u and Tp-Link C9. It's like it only knows to connect to wifi N , so I only get wifi AC 400 Mbps with my phones, my Tab S4, laptop. The specs say that is is compatible with AC wireless, but no...
My tab LCD had problem as per Samsung service center. And they asking me to replace that for 200 USD. Should i effort it. Anyone know how to upgrade that if i repair it.
I really like that one. I had it since 2016. Recently, my tab was fall down to floor and i can't read anything on my display because my screen is black. There is a Samsung repair service in my country. They said there is a problem on my lcd screen and asking me to pay
Leo, 05 Jun 2020This tablet is still king. It's so light and perfect for reading. I keep trying to upgrade bu... moreExactly! I use mine for reading, mainly. Watch videos, listen to music while reading. The only other 8" that can (could) hang with this tablet was an ASUS Zen Pad. Better specs, great display. I had my stolen, I REALLY miss that tablet. They do not make the model I had. It was 3 GB memory. 64GB storage, display right there with Samsung. Even had a proprietary pen!
Help... Suddenly my tab S2 screen is blank, no output at all from lcd. I thought the battery is low. But when I plugin charge cable, button back and menu light up and vibrate a little bit.
So does this mean, the battery and engine still ok! But the screen dead?
I have been using for the past 4 years exept it goes Down from like 85% to 63% in 4 minutes but still a beast it's broken now lol
Joe, 28 Jun 2020Have had one of these since it first came out in the summer of 2015. Would still be my choice ... moreImho, I don't think Lenovo M8 can match S2's performance. If Samsung can upgrade S2 to Android 10, this will still be a beast.
Very few decent 8 inch tablet nowadays, Xiaomi mi pad 4 or Huawei M5/M6 8 inch to name a few. But those don't have updates too especially Huawei.
whome, 30 Sep 2020it's 2020 & this still packin' performance Agree! My kid's tablet got tons of games, can play COD mobile on medium settings.
whome, 30 Sep 2020it's 2020 & this still packin' performance True ... I got mine from 2015, and now it's 2020, still a beast! The only thing I don't like is the battery, coz it's wearing out from time to time.
I've had one of these since it was released in 2015 and I'm yet to find a better replacement. 8 inch 4:3 screen is the optimum in my opinion and on top of that it's AMOLED with 323ppi which even the latest Samsung tablets are inferior to. There is simply nothing made in the last 5 years to beat it.
Downsides are the microUSB charging port which is VERY fussy about what charger you plug in and will charge REALLY slowly (takes all night) if you get it wrong. Also the batteries on them are getting old now and losing their capacity - though they are very easy to replace and not too expensive.
I'll be keeping mine for the foreseeable future. Next thing is to get an Android update. It's stuck on v7 and I much prefer v10-11 which is on my other devices. I wouldn't usually entertain installing a custom ROM but it looks like I'm going to have to. On the plus side I will lose the awful Samsung Touch UI (or whether it's called).