Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 Review

Score: 8.31/10

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 is a great Android tablet device released some years ago, packing a very powerful 1600 MHz Octa-Core CPU, a pretty big 8 inches screen, and 2 cameras, an 8 MP back facing camera and a 5 mega-pixels front-facing camera.

Samsung sells the Tab Active 2 with an extremely powerful Octa-Core CPU speeding at 1600 megahertz, included in a Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880 system chip and a great 3 GB RAM. This tablet has a good 16 GB internal storage memory and an SD extension slot, allowing the user to store hundreds of apps without worrying about space.

It appears that Samsung forgot about optimizing the weight in this 14.78 ounces tablet device. The Tab Active 2 has an amazing design, with a thickness of just 0.39 inches. This device is quite a compact tablet, taking into account that it has a 8" display and it's only 8.45" long and 5.02 inches wide. This tablet is just available in color 16 777 216.

This tablet is equipped with an average 800 x 1280 8" screen, which makes all images and videos look quite good.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 features two cameras, an 8 megapixels back camera and a 5 MP front side camera. It can also film videos in 1920x1080 (Full HD) at 30 fps.

The Tab Active 2 features Wi-Fi capability (and it can be provided to other devices around, acting as a modem or router), 4G (LTE-A) super fast data connection and fast 3G data connection, using HSPA and HSUPA technologies. The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 works with a Nano SIM card for GSM connection.

The Tab Active 2 also comes with a wide range of cool features as Fingerprint Identification, Near Field Communication (NFC), Bluetooth, GPS Localization and Radio, and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass.

This tablet features a 4450 mAh high capacity replaceable battery providing the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 an incredible battery duration.

This tablet costs around 520 dollars, a really high price for a tablet device this level. No matter if you will use this portable tablet for gaming, you love taking photographs, will use it as a social tablet or are looking for a tablet for work, this portable tablet is probably the correct choice for you.

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Device Type:Tablet
Operating System (OS):Android 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat
Also Known As:Samsung SM-T390||Samsung SM-T395
Dimensions:8.45 x 5.02 x 0.39 inchesMetric21.46 x 12.75 x 0.99 cmImperial
Weight:14.78 ouncesMetric419.01 gImperial
Colors:16 777 216
Release date:2017-11-01
Price:$ 520.00


Screen Type:IPS LCD
Size:8 inchesMetric20.3 cmImperial
Resolution:1280 x 800 pixels
Pixel density:189 pixels per inchMetric74.41 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:No


Chipset:Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880
Processor:ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm (Octa-Core 1600 MHz)
RAM Memory:3 GB
Graphics Processor:Mali-T830 MP3
Internal Memory:16 GB
SD Card Slot:microSDXC (up to 256 GB)


Capacity:4450 mAh


Back camera:8 megapixels
Front camera:5 megapixels
Max video resolution:1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD)


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Nano SIM
LTE (4G) Bands:1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT), 38(2600), 40(2300)
UMTS Bands:Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Technologies:LTE-A (4G), LTE (4G), HSPA and HSUPA

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.2
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Fingerprint ID:Yes
Radio:FM Radio
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor