Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 NOOK 8" Black

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 NOOK 8

Features & Content

  • Ultra Fast and Super Slim
    Ultra Fast and Super Slim
    Amazingly thin & lightweight at only .22” thick and 9.4 ounces(1).
  • Our Most Brilliant Display of All
    Our Most Brilliant Display of All
    The Super AMOLED 2048X1536 (OXGA) display delivers deep contrast, rich colors, and crisp details to maximize your reading and entertainment experience.
  • Enter a World of Books
    Enter a World of Books
    Choose from millions of books, and get instant access to top lists, curated collections, and expert recommendations to help you find your next great read — and sample any book for free.
  • Bestselling Magazines & Newspapers
    Bestselling Magazines & Newspapers
    Buy single issues on a whim, or subscribe and get your favorite magazines and newspapers delivered straight to your NOOK the moment they hit newsstands.
  • Fingerprint Technology
    Fingerprint Technology
    The integrated fingerprint scanner makes unlocking your tablet quick and secure. Additionally, every family member gets their own unique profile and password.
  • All the Storage You'll Ever Need
    All the Storage You'll Ever Need
    Your new tablet already packs in a lot of space with 32GB of built-in storage. If you ever need more, add up to 128GB with an optional microSD™ card(3). And, rest assured, all of your purchases are stored for free in NOOK Cloud™.
  • Something New Every Day
    Something New Every Day
    With years of bookselling experience, NOOK offers you more than just a great tablet. Enjoy personalized recommendations based on what you've loved over time and exclusively curated collections from our experts.
  • Comes with Google Play™
    Comes with Google Play™
    Millions of Android™ apps, games, movies, songs and more are available on Google Play, your entertainment hub right at your fingertips, instantly accessible across devices wherever you go.
  • Now with B&N Readouts
    Now with B&N Readouts
    Enjoy a quick read for every moment with our new digital discovery feature. Featuring a daily selection of free book excerpts, magazine articles, sneak peeks at upcoming releases, and more.

Specs

  • Size & Weights(1)
    Size & Weights(1)
    • Height: 7.8’ (198.6mm)
    • Width: 5.3’ (134.8 mm)
    • Depth: 0.22’ (5.6 mm)
    • Weight: 9.4 oz (265g)
  • 8” Display
    8” Display
    • 2048X1536 (QXGA) Super AMOLED™ display.
  • Battery Life(2)
    Battery Life(2)
    • Up to 14 hours for video usage.
  • Storage(3)
    Storage(3)
    • 32 GB on-board memory.
    • Add up to 128 GB with an optional microSD™ card.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi®
    Built-in Wi-Fi®
    • Wireless connectivity via Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/n/ac).
  • Connectors
    Connectors
    • USB 2.0
    • 3.5mm headset jack
    • microSD™ slot
  • Cameras
    Cameras
    • Front: 2.1 MP
    • Rear: 8 MP
  • GPS
    GPS
    • GPS + GLONASS
  • Support File Types(4)
    Support File Types(4)
    • Audio: M4A, 3GA, AAC, MP3, FLAC, WAV, OGG, OGA, WMA, AMR, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
    • Video: MP4, 3GP, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
    • Gallery (pictures): JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP
    • Reader/Other: PDF, ePUB, HWP, HWT, HML, HWPX, DOC, DOCX, TXT, RTF, DOT, DOTX, HWDT, XLSX, XLSB, XLS, XLSM, XLTX, XLTM, XLT, CELL, HCDT, PRN, CSV, TSV, HTML, HTM, PPTX, PPT, POTX, THMX, SHOW, HSDT, HTHEME
  • In the Box
    In the Box
    • Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 NOOK®
    • Quick Start Guide
    • Power Adaptor
    • Micro-USB

1 Actual size and weight may vary by configuration and manufacturing process.
2 Based on laboratory testing. Battery power consumption depends on factors such as network configuration, signal strength, operating temperature, features selected, backlight settings, browser use, and other applications usage patterns.
3 Portion of memory occupied by existing content.
4 Adobe, the Flash logo, and Flash are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 NOOK 8" Black 4.3 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 18 reviews.
mbonano More than 1 year ago
I have been using the Nook HD for several years now and was reluctant to switch to another reader until I had started having problems with the unit locking up several times a day. I decided to give the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 NOOK a try. I have to say that I’m glad I did. The display is unbelievable. It is so crystal clear I can’t believe it. Reading Magazines has just become easier and more enjoyable than ever. It is really easy on the eyes, which is a complaint I’ve had with other eBook readers. On some other readers I get eye fatigue, but not with this. It is a joy to read books with this device. The speed of the processor is noticeably faster than the HD and books download much faster and open much faster. I have yet to try all of the features of this NOOK but I can see where it probably has much more “horsepower” then I’ll use for just reading books. Response on internet browsing is extremely fast and I have no trouble loading web pages and surfing the web with this. It is so much more than an eBook reader. When I travel I imagine that I will take this and leave my iPad at home, since it can ultimately replace my iPad as well. After I’ve had this for a greater amount of time I’ll come back and update you with more details of my experience with this new NOOK.
robinhoodC More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent tablet. It's apparent that Samsung built the Galaxy Tab S2 to compete with the iPad. The size of the NOOK model and its aspect ratio are great for reading books and browsing websites. I previously had the NOOK Tablet and the NOOK HD+. The NOOK Tablet had great battery life and standby time, so it was great for reading, but limited as a tablet because it only had access to the NOOK app store. The NOOK HD+ started with the same limitation, but then later, with a software update, opened up to the much larger selection of the Google Play store. A good number of Android apps were compatible, although a good number were not. Most of the apps I had on the NOOK Tablet also worked on the HD+. Although the software update really opened up the HD+ to become a more versatile tablet, the battery life and the responsiveness really suffered. On the Galaxy Tab S2 NOOK fewer NOOK apps are compatible, but on the other hand there are a huge number of Android apps that are compatible. The tablet is very fast and battery life is pretty good, although I wish Samsung had sacrificed a little thinness for better battery life. The Super AMOLED display is beautiful with rich colors and excellent detail in images. Actually the colors tend to be oversaturated by default, but I found that going into the Display settings and setting the Screen mode to Basic, made the colors appear more natural. I appreciate the inclusion of a fingerprint reader, which I use to unlock the tablet. To work properly your finger has to fully cover the home button. I was glad to discover that one of my password manager apps (LastPass) can use it to unlock the app in lieu of a master password. Android is known to be at a disadvantage when comparing the number of tablet-optimized apps available versus Apple's iPad, but I've been able to find a number of tablet-optimized apps. Samsung includes tablet versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Even those phone apps that aren't specifically optimized can sometimes do well on a tablet. Instagram, for example, looks fantastic on the Galaxy Tab S2 NOOK, in fact better than on the iPad, which merely displays the smaller iPhone app surrounded by black bars (even when pixel-doubled). It's also nice to know that the Galaxy Tab S2 NOOK can get Android software updates directly from Samsung. Mine originally came with Android 5.0 but soon received an update to 5.1.1.
doctordaxx2004 More than 1 year ago
What the others before it SHOULD HAVE BEEN. It's a no-risk purchase. Here's why: 1) It's feather-light- even with the protective cover/pen combo I purchased- and allows prolonged one-handed secure operation and fingerprint unlocking without pain or fatigue; 2) It's whisper-quiet; 3) the screen is amenable to low light and direct sunlight; 4) the battery lasts a long time, even with reading large books (1000+ pages) with multimedia links once present only on DVDs; 5) excellent front-facing and rear-facing camera; 6) manbag- or purse-friendly size; (7) three free books and three free magazines; 8) $5 gift card; 9) larger storage than 8GB which allows for easier updating without havig to delete files; and, most importantly, 10) if you're a B&N member your purchase is discounted such that you get the $44.95 protective bookcover and the protection plan for the price of the nondiscounted unit without a membership! This unit's a slamdunk and so is the purchase price! Go get one and get use of the Microsoft Office free for two years! I really like this purchase and I think you will, too!!
RChittenden More than 1 year ago
The Samsung Nook Tab S2 8.0 is an excellent tablet. Web pages, movies, and photographs display beautifully. I held onto my Nook HD+ until a new Nook was available with resolution as good as the HD+ for reading magazines. Also, the HD+ was running an old android version, became very sluggish and shut down frequently for no apparent reason. It was time to upgrade. Owners of the HD and HD+ will not like the “home screen” of current reading as well on the Tab S2. The number of current reads is limited to four and these simply represent the last four items you have touched. Example: Move an older item to the cloud and it will appear as the newest item in the reading queue. You will get used to this but it is not as convenient as the older software version. The Tab S2 is very thin and this helps account for its light weight. However, it is also harder to hold onto than the HD or HD+ because of a slicker back and very slick sides. You will need to use a case with it. (I never used a case with my HD+ for three years and never suffered any damage despite a few falls from the elliptical machine to the concrete floor of the gym). The screen size seems ideal. Although it is slightly smaller than the HD+, in actual use this has been imperceptible to me. In fact, (are you Listening B&N?), the screen size would be perfect for an e-reader. The single and significant drawback to the S2 is when reading books and magazines. The text background color seems unstable, kind of dancing, and its color will change depending on the angle at which you are holding the tablet. I finally found a grey background with white text works for me but it is not as comfortable as the HD tablets. This is probably because of the OLED (organic light emitting diode) technology use for the screen as opposed to LCD technology. OLED (or AMOLED) accounts for the superior color rendition and deep blacks that can be achieved. I just do not think it gives as comfortable a reading experience. Bottom line: This is a beautiful tablet. It will take some adjustment if you are used to the HD line of Nook tablets. I am glad I bought it but I am keeping my HD+ stripped down to its reading applications, minus all the apps.
Schwa More than 1 year ago
Definitely a wonderful upgrade from my Nook HD+. I was worried that going from a 9 inch screen to an 8 inch screen would be a disappointment. But it has turned out to be be "just right" in that the 9 inch screen even sometimes seemed too big or heavy. Of course it is great for reading, but handles everything else I do just wonderfully, movies look great and handles any app I've tried.
SteveInDC More than 1 year ago
Like some others, I was initially hesitant to move from my Nook HD+ to the S2 Nook. I'm an avid Nook user, and loved the branding and uniqueness of the B&N-designed Nooks. I didn't think I'd want a Samsung device, but after using this for several weeks, I can attest to the fact that it is a fantastic device. It has a beautiful screen - so much so that I jsut sold my iPad Mini w/Retina on eBay - and is zippy, feather-light and an absolute pleasure to read on. Newspapers and magazines are especially crisp and clear. And I like the Nook widgets better than I anticipated (though still not as much as the immersive experience on the last set of B&N tablets). I do wish the local B&N store had done a better job of showcasing the S2's strengths. The models on display did not have magazines, newspapers or even books loaded that would really show off the amazing screen and user experience. (This is one reason I waited a while to upgrade. Had the store models been set up to allow the tablet to shine by including better demo materials, I would have undoubtedly made the leap sooner.) I've kept, and still love, my HD+, but I'm also really glad I made the upgrade to the S2. If you're on the fence, give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised. It's a beautifully made device that is, surprisingly, a really good showcase for B&N and Nook, too.
Anonymous 5 months ago
F I V E STARS! Tablet reviews? I have had iPad Mini 4's iPad Air 2's 1 Nvidia Shield K1 Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 (8"+9.7") The Barnes & Noble Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 NOOK = PERFECT!! This NOOK version is THE BEST version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2's! Samsung assembles this tablet version different because of the change in software (Nook applications ). This version seems to go through a second quality control check. (Because I have a lot of bad S2's from Fry's! AND Bestbuy! This is important to me because the Fry's Electronics versions were all exchanged by flawed S2's. Quickly, this screen is AMOLED turning off pixels for true blacks. Remember when you search for a new Television, and the salesman said about true blacks give the best color? SONY. The screen is constructed by Diamond tile pixels (displaymate (.)com) This tablet screen (Galaxy Tab S) won awards for the closest RGB colors in testing,at Displaymate. This S2 is the same screen as 'S', just different resolution 4:3 vs 16:10. (Verified by Email @ Displaymate (.)com) 2 green LED pixels per bundle in a diamond pattern (8" S2).This idea was created in testing from human eye tests. What don't we see if we remove a color from a photo. Taking away green color is the most noticeable to the human eye. During some video playback some color is removed. VHS movies (if I remember correctly) practiced this process to save room for more information in the tape. Longer movie. Photos of a leaf is mind blowing! Also, 2k video recording capability. Almost forgot, the screen has color modes. Over saturated Samsung look can be changed to Basic (normal), AMOLED Photo, AMOLED Cinima, AMOLED Adaptive, and Reading mode. At night, 8% brightness is suficient! Lol, it is amazing. Watch The Tonight Show on YouTube or Hulu on this is amazing! The shows with dark wood furnature richness is fantastic with this screen! AMOLED is LED=less power. The battery is a small capacity but 9+hrs with some adjustments watching and surfing. READING is a different story! Longer battery life. There is also a super power saver mode turning the screen black/white and limited to so much. (Emergencies only). CPU is 8 core. OMG! Multi windows multi windows! APPLE eat that! Power saving mode, adjusted by the UI, uses less cores for longer battery. 3GB of RAM! iPad Mini 4 has used 1.2GB RAM for OS, leaving 800mb to spare, out of 2GB causing glitches. The S2 has 1.5-1.7GB to spare. More RAM, smoother, more multitasking. Samsung keyboard has: 'Ctrl' key, Ctrl+C (copy), Ctrl+V (paste) features are rare! '' keys! Moving cursor between letters is a must! This goes on sale- $299 -10% B&N membership discount. $269.. It is the best deal your going to get for such a superior product. Quality, and craftsmanship (not only in build, but in software, and style), there is nothing on the market with this much class and feel and build out at this price point. Even a Micro SD card slot! I Read -negative reviews about this tablet, but turns out its about the 'discount' they did NOT get or about some app they are not going to have anymore. What does this have to do with a review about the TABLET. This is not a review about Barnes and Noble (sales or apps) it is about the Samsung Galaxy Galaxy Tab S2 NOOK. If the 'Thumbprint Reader' doesn't work, why didn't you exchange the tablet. There may have been a bad Thumbprint Reader on yours. :( It happens. Sorry.
PeteC 9 months ago
This was perfect tablet for Barnes and Noble to go with! The 8" Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is especially well-suited for use as an e-book reader. Very light-weight, big enough screen with super brightness and resolution while still being small enough to comfortably hold for extended periods of time, and travels well too. The 4:3 screen ration makes this equally at ease with books, magazines, and web browsing (No slouch at games/videos/movies either!). As a tablet, it is fast and smooth in operation. The 32gb ram give ample storage (yes, you can add a memory card, but having plenty of main device storage is important). I take mine with me everywhere, so I was happy to find that despite being so light, it is built solidly all the same. I have had a number of e-readers and tablets, and find this simply a joy to use. You can spend less for a good e-reader/tablet, and Barnes and Noble offer some fine choices, but without a doubt the Galaxy S2 Nook is a superior e-reader/tablet. I don't think anyone purchasing this will regret making the choice.
msebe 11 months ago
I've graduated through nearly all the nooks, including my much-loved HD+. But the Tab S2 is so excellent! It is light and elegant, with a beautiful display. It really does combine the immersive, integrated experience of the HD+ (the best e-reader of its generation) and a premier tablet, better than an iPad. Thank you B&N for facilitating this lovely nook/Samsung tablet, and for continuing to provide me with such abundant opportunities to read in such a pleasurable way!
Bettikins 9 months ago
Like other reviewers, I've owned every Nook reader and tablet and loved them all... I still can't part with the HD for sentimental reasons. That being said, the Samsung Galaxy S2 Nook is phenomenal. Seriously light, fast and gorgeous. I love the Nook adaptation and reading the new Serial Reads under Readouts. That whole section was a great idea. This tablet costs a bit more but it's worth every penny and then some. I agree with others that it is the perfect replacement for the iPad Mini. I just love Barnes and Noble Nook and now it's better than ever.
Citygirl1031 6 months ago
Perfect e-Reader & Tablet! This is my 4th Nook and by far the best Nook. My Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook was running low on space with all the book, magazines and apps so I bought the Tab S2. The screen is incredibly beautiful, crystal clear. Reading cookbooks and magazines is great. The processor is really fast for Internet browsing. The reading experience is perfect. The size of this Nook is perfect. I would recommend this Nook to anyone looking for an excellent e-Reader/Tablet.
cllhnstev 7 months ago
Glad I updated from the Hd, faster, sharper, better color, protection from others, a few added apps, a tool to help add micro SD card, etc. Had no problem applying clear protective screen and cover is decent though I liked my New Yorker cover better. B&N Facebook was really good at answering questions to help me in setup. Wishlist is working but still wish I could remove books after I buy them, guess they're there forever. Only complaint is that local store personnel have become useless at answering questions and offering help.
Anonymous 23 days ago
Prior to purchasing the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 NOOK, I went to Barnes and Noble and asked if everything would convert over EXACTLY THE SAME AS IT APPEARED on my Nook HD and was assured that it would be identical to what I currently had. UNTRUE!!!!! The Library Shelves do not convert and when I when back to Barnes and Noble and asked about this the employee was extremely rude and said the Library Shelves do not convert. Also I found out that the Samsung Galaxy does not support any apps that I purchased on the Nook HD. I would never have bought the Samsung Galaxy if I had known that it was not going to be the same. I have gone back to using my old Nook. What a waste of money.
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Anonymous 7 months ago
Please don't waste your money. B&N is slowly killing off of their digital features. Nook video no longer exists and many apps don't work anymore. As a longtime Nook owner I'm heartbroken to admit that this is a dying branch of the company. I'm a little worried about how long their Nook Books will last. Support their stores and go with paper, you'll never have to worry about lose something digital that you paid for.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Device is very light and easy to carry in my purse. Screen is very crisp. Feels like a samsung phone with a little bigger screen. For this price point, I expected the display to be crisp and the device to be fast, so no complaints there. Now the bad part.... Fingerprint signon does not work well at all, which is a huge drawback for me. The nook magically forgot my fingerprint AND my backup password after a couple of days of use, and I am locked out of my own device. I had to lock it with a pin, and still have to figure out how to reset these fingerprint and password without resetting the device. The other 2 stars I took off for BN's pricing policy. I wanted to purchase this device using a trade your old device "promotion". My device has a trade in value of $45 on BestBuy's website. BN gave me a $50 credit for my old device; however refused to give me the 10% membership discount. They insisted that they could not combine "promotions". I think that is ridiculous, I was not asking for charity, I was "selling" them my device for a fair market price and they absolutely owed me the 10% membership discount. So I PAID THEM $10 to take my device!!! Sounds to me like when I pay for membership, it's just to save $1 or $2 off a book, and when savings actually matter, its unusable. What a scam this "promotion" was....I have been a devoted member for years, but after this humiliating experience, I am so disgusted as to not want to shop at BN anymore. In the end the saving grace for BN was the manager on duty who was gracious enough to give me the discount after considerably long haggling.