After 4 months of use the battery dies to fast, and the volume down button is not responsive. This also feels "too thin" making it not very portable at all.
Also there is no heavy duty case for this tablet currently, not from Otter or anyone else. Kind of sucks.
Wish I just got the Ipad pro or an upgrade of my Ipad. I took a chance with Samsung because I believed the hype. I was so wrong. Do not buy.
Vijay , 04 Sep 2016This tab does not support flashlight. Why? Please answer.It doesn't have a light on the back to light up for the flashlight. Way too unwieldy to use as a flashlight anyways...
Vijay , 04 Sep 2016This tab does not support flashlight. Why? Please answer.It's usual for Samsung's s line tablets.
The galaxy S2 9'7 is very good and reliable, fast and for its size has a great screen .🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
I just wanted to say that I am usiing Tab s2 which supports 3G/LTE model name is T815Y.
Now the query is I am unable to make regular calls through stock phone applications even though I am using 4G SIM of Reliance Jio. But I am able to make HD VoLTE calls through my Tab.
Can anyone let me know a way out of this or would I be unable to make regular calls without network in future ?
Thanks for the help.
I have a 2015 samsung galaxy tab s2 but i get a no signal on my hdtv. if there anything else i have to do.
Chin Hoong, 25 Aug 2016thinking wanna purchase a tablet. which one better between Ipad Pro 9.7 and S2 9.7? more for w... moreIf its to watch movies then get the Samsung Galaxy S2 because you can store as much memory as you wish via SD cards. You can never have enough storage when it comes to watching movies.
Chin Hoong, 25 Aug 2016thinking wanna purchase a tablet. which one better between Ipad Pro 9.7 and S2 9.7? more for w... moreI have tab s2 but better buy the ipad- much faster prossesor, more storage options, much better camera, more updates...the tab s2 9.7 is great to if yoou want to save money
Does anyone know when Samsung will be releasing a high-end tablet that has an S-pen?
I've been using the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) tablet released in 2013 for some time now; it's a very good tablet.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 is also a good tablet, but I would never buy it because it doesn't have S-pen support and it's battery is weak compared to the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition).
Until Samsung releases a better tablet (with a 9.7" screen) than my 2013 Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) tablet, I think I'll hang on to the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) tablet for as long as possible.
Samsung knows how to make very good tablets, but sometimes it seems not to pay attention to what consumers really want.
thinking wanna purchase a tablet. which one better between Ipad Pro 9.7 and S2 9.7? more for work n movies.
Bro@home, 17 Aug 2016Frequencies listed for all models to my knowledge will only work properly for data and cellpho... moreThanks for your warning, Bro@home.
I currently use a 2012 Galaxy S-III (or S-3) (Model SGH-I747; micro-Sim card) on the AT&T network. But for years I've wanted a much BIGGER device (e.g., for easier Web browsing/texting). Now I read online (including in this conversation) that certain tablets can be used as phones. Great. But maybe it is not so easy?
I see that the Tab S2 is available:
1. WiFi only. Obviously skip that.
2. "International" unlocked GSM/LTE versions (e.g., directly from Samsung). (no warranty)
3. LTE versions with certain carriers like AT&T or Verizon (e.g., from Best Buy).
I have previously spoken to Samsung customer service about purchasing unlocked, Â“internationalÂ” phones (e.g., the new Galaxy Note 7) for use in the USA. They warned me that if service/repair was needed, the phone might have to be shipped overseas. AT&T would not support it. Then there is the issue of full bandwidth compatibility. My preliminary research shows that while there may be overlap and compatibility, often considerable, between GSM/LTE phones intended for various countries, one needs to be wary. When some bands are missing on some phones, could it be a problem in Â“fringeÂ” reception areas and/or when traveling between cells?
That said, according to the website http://willmyphonework.net/ most Tab S2 LTE versions (both screen sizes) SHOULD theoretically work on the AT&T network for 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE bandwidths. But as you point out, that connectivity is probably intended for Internet and texting capabilities, when Wi-Fi is not available, and not specifically for cell phone use per se.
Yet some people online claim to be having little or no problem using an S2 as a phone. Some say you can just pop in your AT&T-compatible Sim. But you are saying it is not that simple, and I believe you.
Clearly the US carriers do NOT want to encourage people to use tablets as phones (as may be happening increasingly more frequently in other countries). For obvious reasons they want you to buy two devices and, more importantly, two service plans.
Bottom line: Do you think that if I am (a) in a strong cell phone service area (urban parts of California) almost all the time; (b) willing to exclusively use an external earpiece/microphone; (c) OK with sacrificing some innovative phone-specific-related apps (what might they be?), performance (compared to the latest phones), and convenient portability; and (d) planning to stay with AT&T, I should be able to use an LTE Tab S2 in place of my standard smartphone?
IÂ’d be glad to hear from any and all people who have successfully transitioned to using a Tab S2 (or other tablet) as a phone in the USA. How did you do it? What service are you using? What steps and accessories did you have to employ? Did you have to unlock or Â“rootÂ” the Tab S2 in order to add necessary software? What Android version is best (for cell phone use)Â—the original Lollypop or the newer Marshmallow? (I am still only using Jelly Bean on my old cell phone.) Et ceteraÂ…
PS Â– If I were to get a Tab S2, in order to slow the inevitable obsolescence I would also want a 64GB version that accepts a 256GB microSD card. But that scenario doesnÂ’t seem to exist yet in an LTE version Tab S2 (just in Wi-Fi-only models), right? I notice that Samsung seems to be Â“dumpingÂ” its stockpile of 32GB Tab S2 models (offering online sales). Is this in preparation for an upgrade in hardware?
And then I would still have the decision of whether to choose an 8- or 9.7-inch version--topic for another day.
dexterity101, 18 Aug 2016the ipad air only has 1gb ram and the s2 has 3 gb ram...i like the samsung better you have no idea what are you talking about RAM management is different on Android than IOS.
AnonD-572349, 15 Aug 2016snapdragon or exynos , which vertion is betterExynos
samrose, 15 Aug 2016ipad air 100% better than Galaxy S2 and air 2 Superb.the ipad air only has 1gb ram and the s2 has 3 gb ram...i like the samsung better
Frequencies listed for all models to my knowledge will only work properly for data and cellphone on AT&T networks. Any other GSM carriers in US will not function as expected. Us Carriers have full control over data and Voice over cell. These models from non us sources (international) do have a cell phone App that functions as a Speakerphone and depending on your carrier system (GSM/CDMA) allows you to make and receive calls like any normal cell phone with exceptions. Because most foreign frequencies do not match US carrier frequencies, calls and data through US carrier Cellular systems will be sporadic at best. I had the t815 international model unlocked from Amazon. Was T-Mobile UAE version. Phone functioned to some degree, cellular data on listed 3G was non-existent. That device was returned as non functional. All US versions of Galaxy Tab S2 are Wi-Fi only if not connected to a carrier. Carrier version devices are Wi-Fi and cellular Data only. No GSM carrier sells the device with speakerphone capability. All US carriers list Samsung's information on frequencies and also lists frequencies for international versions. That information covers literally all frequencies in the world I assume. That said however, I rather doubt the device could be bought as stated. Very misleading information that makes buying a cellular device as a Tablet and a phone in US a costly and extremely frustrating experience.
Good luck with this information.