I was with my daughter when I got the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 at a great price and the first thing she did was put on this brilliant aquarium back drop. It looks like a real aquarium so the first thing I knew about this little tablet was the graphics were good. She then started playing lots of videos. So I knew the video was excellent and the sound was good quality. Why did my daughter have it, you might ask? I had turned my back. She just picked it up and started playing with it .She had helped me buy it for mother’s day and in our family if we help pay for a gadget , we help the other person really enjoy it. The aquarium backdrop is fantastic. I love it. Very soothing. I have since found the battery life leaves something to be desired. I can use it for a couple of hours and the battery goes down quite quickly. It is not a concern, as such, for me, because I am not reliant on it but it is odd to have to plug it in and charge it when I thought I had enough power. So, the sound, video and general use of it are all good. It’s a good size and very portable. My iPad now seems big but the iPad can do more. I have had to work out what I am doing when I am on the Samsung because it is part tablet and part mobile device. I have had to choose my apps carefully or I just get pictures and a bit of text. FlipBoard on the Samsung is mostly pictures and it’s harder to get to decent text than on the iPad. The music, video , readers and play sore hubs are really helpful. The internet browser supplied is hugely efficient and it runs really well on web browsing. I tried Chrome on it and it’s nowhere near as fast. Twitter works really well and Facebook just has the mobile display which is limiting. There are some excellent learning apps and that’s the reason I got it , really. My year 8s seem to have Samsung Galaxy smart phones rather than the usual iPhones. I wanted to investigate Android apps for them. I was pleased with how many I could find and even ones for myself like Métro France , Améliorez votre français , a French newspaper aggregator and streaming news . As such the little Samsung Android 4.0.3 has a sound place in my life and can be easily taken anywhere and hooks up nicely to a computer. I put in a micro SD card for extra storage. It looks good, sounds good and works quite hard. I just wish the battery would last longer! There is a CNET review here.