Hi, I have used Mediapad Honor X1 7D-503L as a mobile phone for few years, the only issue was Google sync (sometimes) and camera wasnÂ’t that good. I like and used Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 as a phone too without any issues but unfortunately my daughter broke the display.
Need advice Mediapad M3 (concern about Google sync and Chinese apps) or Samsung Tab S2 (SM-T719, 2016)?
Will the Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) - T719N model by any chance have the Android 7 update? Thanks!
Be careful. The Wi-Fi only version DOES NOT have vibration.
The slow charging low ppi and the missing vibration made me sell this...
Only good looks. Price too high.
mujee, 19 Sep 2016Please tell me friends .which one is good ?. 715 or 719. 719 better
mujee, 19 Sep 2016Please tell me friends .which one is good ?. 715 or 719. Are you gaming? You should get 719.I use this model for gaming. Snapdragon 650and adreno510 is great. If not you should go 715 for 2k video record.but I think tabs 2 is improve very much.you can fell smooth on tab s2 and tab s2ve.
James , 18 Sep 2016Does screen rotate with the rotation of the tablet?Yes, it does.
James , 18 Sep 2016Does screen rotate with the rotation of the tablet?You ask me? I ask does it rotate when the device is UPSIDE DOWN not like with smartphones.
tqwos@galans, 17 Sep 2016Anybody knows does it rotate upside down?Does screen rotate with the rotation of the tablet?
Anonymous, 04 Sep 2016Hello there, Please tell me how to get marshmallow in the Philippines, got the 715 model.Settings>about device>download update
Anonymous, 04 Sep 2016Hello there, Please tell me how to get marshmallow in the Philippines, got the 715 model.http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/database/SM-T715/
Why my tab s2 ve cannot use adapter 2.1A for charging.
When I conected tab s2 the Battary icon show red x.
If you use adapter lower than 2.0A it will charge in normal.
And the samsung usb cable is not good because it charge very slow than other usb cable I've use.
Can anyone tell me how to slove this case.
xxprouaexx, 02 Sep 2016does s2 have great aduio quality ??Sounds quality is good but speakers are not that loud
Nimehs, 25 Aug 2016How was it so far? I downloaded the OS but have not installed it yet. Pls share me hows it goi... moreHello there, Please tell me how to get marshmallow in the Philippines, got the 715 model.
Knowell, 18 Aug 2016This from Samsung through Android Authority;
Samsung decided not to use the Android Marshma... moreIf Samsung customers just want to copy files between devices, why are most of the micro SD cards Samsung as large or larger than the entire flash memory on their devices.
I just ordered an unlocked Galaxy s7 Edge directly from Samsung. It had 32 GB of flash built in and they offered a free 256 GB microSD card bundled with it.
The simple fact is that as Apple has proved, phone manufacturers can make much higher profit margins forcing customers to pay a premium for phones with larger built in flash. Customers also tend to upgrade to a new phone with more flash when they fill up their current one. Supporting adoptable storage would hurt Samsung's profits. They only went back to offering SD card slots on their high end phones when it was obviously costing them market share. They aren't going to allow people to make full use of those slots unless it becomes obvious that is also costing them more in lost customers than they gain in profits on selling more high capacity phones.
Personally I havn't run into a situation where I would rather pop a SD card out and put in a different device rather than transferring the files over wifi. It relatively easy to get to the MicroSD on the Samsung devices my family had, but some other devices require prying off the back cover. In any case your data is on a tiny little card that you might have a hard time finding back if you aren't very careful and drop it. It is definitely not a good means of transferring files between devices.
Buca, 27 Aug 2016I'd like to buy this tab, which is better either to get it from samsung outlets or from local ... moreI think the answer may be--it depends. I am still learning. So other comments from experienced users might be more valuable. Nonetheless here is my current thinking on how to select a Galaxy Tab S2 (and source), subject to continuing revision:
1. For what follows I am assuming the buyer is in the USA (where I am).
2. Start by choosing between the (2) screen sizes and/or (3) tablet colors you want. (Looks like you want an 8Â” version.)
3. Choose between a WiFi-only and WiFi+cell-network-available model. The latter offers greater utility and perhaps can be used as a cell phone(?); the former may be somewhat cheaper and less complicated (fine for people who have their own home network and/or do not venture away from a reliable WiFi source). For the remainder of this post assume it will be a network model.
4. Decide ahead of time between getting an initially unlocked device versus one Â“lockedÂ” in to a specific domestic provider (which can probably be unlocked later, after the contract expires). For the pros and cons, see online sources like: http://www.ebay.com/gds/The-Pros-and-Cons-of-Buying-an-Unlocked-Mobile-Phone-/10000000177589885/g.html. In my opinion unlocked devices offer greater flexibility for experienced users. They may be good for frequent travelers and people who for various reasons need/want to use more than one Sim card (and/or corresponding network providers). However, unlocking a phone may cause problems with a network provider and/or void warranties.
5. Think about whether to buy an (unlocked) Â“internationalÂ” device versus a domestic model (specifically intended for a particular network provider). Overseas models MAY work perfectly fine with American networks (or not; see below). I think that many overseas devices are intended for GSM networks, correct? (See next item.) Be sure to check on this.
6. If you want to get a domestic model, decide between it being on a GSM or on a CDMA network, and then among the various USA network providers. The big ones include AT&T (GSM), T-Mobile (GSM), US Cellular (CDMA), Sprint (CDMA), and Verizon (CDMA). Assume, for this discussion, that it is to be a GSM phone.
7. You then have the choice of purchasing (a) directly through Samsung (online), (b) another online source (e.g., on eBay, etc.), (c) a network-owned outlet or supplier (brick & mortar store), or (d) at any b&m second-party partner of your preferred network provider (like Costco or Best Buy or any cellular store that offers your providerÂ’s equipment).
8. Considerations, of where to buy, include (a) initial price, (b) purchase incentives (bonuses, like give-aways and free accessories), (c) warranties and long-term hands-on support (may be better at a b&m store?), and (d) control over the specific model you receive. (When you deal with a real person at a store you may [or may not] be able to control EXACTLY what you end up with; not necessarily so with cost-saving online purchases.)
9. Regardless of these decisions, and despite the outward similarities between Tab S2 models, here are some additional variables to consider:
o ROM size: 32GB versus 64 GB. The most recent (2016) WiFi-only models are apparently available with 64GB ROM. That is good, but so far it is hard/impossible to find 64GB on network versions. Why? Is it coming soon?
o Full network bandwidth coverage compatibility. I am not yet sure just how important this is. But in the USA for example AT&T Tab S2 devices may vary somewhat from T-Mobile versions regarding 3G and 4G bandwidth coverage. Likewise among the various CDMA versions. And there are likely differences in the bandwidth covered between "international" versions and devices intended for specific countries or American service providers. Until I learn otherwise, I am going to assume that complete total bandwidth compatibility is important, say for fringe reception areas. So in order to enjoy the absolute best, most comprehensive network coverage everywhere, it may be wise to purchase a device intended for your preferred network. (As opposed to say buying just any GSM device because it happens to be cheaper and then unlocking it and using it on your chosen network.)
o Initial firmware. The 2015 Tab S2 models came with Android 5.0.2 (Â“LollipopÂ”) software, but usually can be updated. The newer, 2016 variants are coming with 6.0.1 (Â“MarshmallowÂ”). I have not tried either of these, but assuming that performance doesnÂ’t suffer it might be nice to get the latest version, if for no other reason than to avoid having to upgrade later.
o CPU chipset. Exynos 5433 octa-core in 2015; Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 octa-core in 2016. (Geek-talk.) Again, I assume that the more recent version may be better(?).
o Samsung has so far released a myriad number of different Tab S2 models, including (just 8Â”-screen versions):
- SM-T710 Â– WiFi-only (2015)
- SM-T713 Â– WiFi-only (2015)
- SM-T715 Â– WiFi+3G/LTE (2015)
- SM-T713 Â– WiFi-only (2016)
- SM-T718 Â– ? (2016)
- SM-T719 Â– WiFi+3G/LTE (2016)
Model numbers vary among devices intended for different countries and containing different hardware/software. It is a good idea to know what you are buying, as there may be subtle and not-so-subtle differences among the various models.
In conclusion, there may not be a simple answer to your question. Since these devices cost, at a minimum, several hundred dollars, and are intended to last for a number of years it is worth doing your research and getting EXACTLY what you need and want with no surprises in order to ensure full compatibility with your chosen network and to delay, to the extent possible, the inevitable obsolescence. (It is no wonder that many people turn to Apple where consumer control at purchase time and after may be somewhat less, but so too can be the associated stress of decision-making.)