I’d like to think of myself as a technological “everyman.” Yes, I own the usual suspects: a laptop, a cell phone, a PS4–but I would hardly consider myself a tech connoisseur. My favorite cell phone I’ve owned was my first flip phone. You could set the blessed thing on fire, bury it for a week, and by the time you unearthed it 7 days later, it would have charged itself.
I’ve also had the same laptop since 2011, a laptop hasn’t had an “E” button since, well, I don’t even remember. Not only is “E” the most frequently used letter in the English language, it also happens to be the first letter of my name: Eric.
That being said, I’m still a millennial so I know an awesome device when I see when one. And trust me when I say the Samsung Galaxy S2 Tablet that COED hooked me up with is absolutely awesome.
Fusing everything I need from both my phone and my laptop, the tablet is the perfect device for a guy like me. I really get my money’s worth out of this thing, whether I’m home, or on the road. And honestly, whenever I am home, I don’t even touch my phone or laptop; I’m glued to the tablet. Whether it be setting my fantasy lineup, writing an article for COED, reading a recap of my favorite TV show, scrolling through social media, or zoning out in class playing Madden, the Galaxy tablet can do it all.
To me, though, there’s one aspect in particular that stands out above the rest.
The screen quality is amazing, particularly whenever you’re streaming something. I used almost every streaming service you can think of to test this bad boy out, and it passed with flying colors.
I ripped through Netflix‘s Master of None and Jessica Jones in about a week. I caught up on HBO’s The Leftovers on HBOGO. I even downloaded episodes of Batman: The Animated Series from the 1990’s on Amazon Prime Video to see how both a cartoon and older material would fair on the tablet screen (who am I kidding? It was mainly because I love Batman). My verdict: my Samsung Galaxy Tablet is now my go-to device when I want to watch something.
Forget how seamlessly the tablet can connect through Google Chrome, or the simplicity of scrubbing through whatever you’re watching–what makes streaming on the tablet so enjoyable is it’s picture quality and mobility. No matter where you are, or what you’re doing, the picture is perfect, just the way you need it. So whether you’re taking the express train to New York Penn Station, or laying in bed late at night binge watching Netflix originals, the Samsung Galaxy S2 Tab’s combination of picture quality with functionality and mobility set it apart.
I used to think a tablet was the last technological device I wanted to own, but now that I have my Galaxy, I feel like it’s the only device I need to own.
[Editor’s note: This review was written entirely on said tablet, with a fully functioning E button.]
This article is part of an ongoing series the COED Campus Ambassadors are writing to discuss the different ways and uses that millennials can enjoy using the Samsung Galaxy S2 Tab.