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Can't decide between Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7 inch or Nexus 7?

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wizbit93 Sun 16-Sep-12 17:13:41

Can anyone help please? I'm trying to decide between these two for DS (aged 9) for Christmas. Has anyone got either and can sway me in either direction? Once the cashback deal from Samsung is taken into account there is not a lot in it money wise.

It would be just the wifi version, so it would just be used at home and possibly on hols in free wifi places I guess?

Thanks!

SunWukong Mon 17-Sep-12 09:49:42

Cash back?

I got the 10 inch tab 2, i like it, i can upgrade the internal memory with a 32 micro sd , i can stick a usb key in it with an adaptor, and my camers sdhc cards. The speakers are pretty good tho i mainly use headphones. Cameras not great it's just webcam quality but can't think of anything else to complain about.

ArthurPewty Mon 17-Sep-12 11:01:17

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wizbit93 Mon 17-Sep-12 16:40:17

SunWukong - Samsung are doing a £30/£50 cashback deal at the mo when you buy selected tablets.

I think I'm swaying towards the Nexus at the moment after reading various customer review sites......decisions, decisions!

ArthurPewty Mon 17-Sep-12 16:46:58

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NetworkGuy Thu 20-Sep-12 23:30:01

re cash back - there's an offer of 50 quid cash for anyone who buys before end of September. Saw a thread about it in passing where an 8GB Galaxy Tab 2 was shown at 180 quid before cashback.

Think it is 50 quid off a 16GB unit, but have not the spare cash so have not researched the full details of the Samsung deal.

SminkoPinko Thu 20-Sep-12 23:35:23

My son is inseparable from his nexus 7. And consequently I can't tell you a thing about it as he's never off it long enough for me to have a proper go on it- grrrr.

NetworkGuy Thu 20-Sep-12 23:37:30

Hmmm, for the same money (on a different thread on HUKD) the 16GB Nexus 7 looks to be available from Tesco. I've not compared them, so no comments on which to choose.

Probably worth reading the discussions on HUKD about how good/bad the two units are, and any links to reviews of them.

I've been looking at the Nexus but I'm waiting to see what the Kindle Fire is like. Don't suppose anyone has seen one if they have friends or family in America?

SunWukong Fri 21-Sep-12 10:37:13

If the cash back offer ends at the end of this month you will not be able to apply, you have to wait 30 days after buying the thing before you can apply, i got 2 more days to go before i psn do it, if you put the wrong date your claim is invalid.

NetworkGuy Fri 21-Sep-12 12:31:24

I thought item had to be delivered by end of month and the 30-45 days surely applies whatever the purchase date. From the Samsung page :-

TABLETS

Claim £50/€50 cashback on the following Tablet models: ...

Claim £30/€30 cashback on the following Tablet models: ...

Qualifying Tablet purchases must be made between 01/08/12 and 30/09/12

NetworkGuy Fri 21-Sep-12 12:32:00

In fact it is purchased by end of month, not delivered.

SunWukong Sun 23-Sep-12 10:14:27

I'm confused now, I did my entry and now have a email saying Samsung back to college claim complete, what? what the hell is backlog college it just says cashback all over the site no mention of having to be a student WTF?.

Oh well it either works or it doesn't, terrible process anyway.

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