Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Review [2017]

 

8.5 Total Score
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Review [2017]

Read the full Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 review. The ever-popular Samsung tablet reviewed thoroughly.

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As technology continues to grow massively, the world can’t believe its eyes. Who would expect to see so much advancement these days? Portable music players you can take with you wherever you go even while you’re jogging. Answering emails or having conference calls in the convenience of your phone which means you can take your work with you without having to be tied down in the 4 corners of your office. Go live on Facebook for your followers and friends to keep up with what you are up to in real time. Looking at what we can do now makes us realize that the possibilities are endless and there is so much to look forward to.

One of the best tech gadgets that have significantly added benefits to everyone of all ages, (yes, including kids), is the emergence of tablets. It was the time when everyone seemed to have tablets, including children.

What is a Tablet?

A tablet or tablet PC is a portable PC which is a hybrid between a notebook PC and a personal digital assistant (PDA). It features a touch screen interface and a virtual keyboard. Other tablets also support external keyboards.

Tablets are notable for their web-browsing ability, HD support and multiple connectivity options. With it, you can take pictures and videos, log in to your social media accounts, browse the internet, answer or create emails, listen to music, watch movies or videos, draw and write, and pretty much almost anything you can do with your laptop or computer.

They range from 7 to 10 inches and some of them even run on x86 CPU while others on ARM processors. Tablets popularity rose when Apple launched the iPad.

Currently, there are two most popular operating systems for tablets and these are iOS and Android. For iOS, you get Apple iPad, Apple iPad 2, Apple iPad Mini and more Apple tablets. With Android tablets, the best tablets in 2017 are Google Pixel C, Sony Xperia Z4 tablet, Lenovo Yoga Tab 3, Amazon Fire HD 10, and Samsung Galaxy Tab 4.

Now that we have established what tablets are and how similar they can get with the computer,  we will move on and review one of the most popular tablets available today – Samsung Galaxy Tab 4.

Note: there are two variations of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, the 7.0 which refers to the 7-inch display and 10.0 which has a 10-inch display.


Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Review

 Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 (7-Inch)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 (7-Inch)

Price: $179.99

Weight: 0.61 lbs

Dimensions: 4.25 x 7.36 x 0.35 in

Hardware Platform: Android

RAM Size: 1.5 GB

Screen Size: 7 inches

Average Battery Life: 10 hours

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0” is known for its sleek and slim design which provides portability at its finest. Its back cover has a leather-feel to provide you a classic feel and won’t easily slide off your hands.

With 7.0” WXGA (1280 x 800) screen, this Android tablet has a 16:10 display ratio which provides a clear view of your favorite media. Along with Samsung’s multi window system, it will be a lot easier for you to multitask – check your email, chat with your friends, watch a movie, shop and browse the internet all in one screen. With its 1.2GHz quad-core processor, you will never have to worry about lags and freezes as it is superior enough to make sure that everything is working smoothly.

To elaborate on productivity, with Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, you can view Word, Excel and even PowerPoint documents while you’re on the go with the use of Hancom Viewer. If you want to edit, you can download Hancom Editing Tool from the convenient Samsung Apps.

Do you share a lot of content to your friends? Group Play makes this a whole lot easier as you can share photos, play games and share screens. Additionally, you can also share content across all your devices by connecting with Samsung Link. How? Just log in to Samsung account and all of your images, music, documents and movies from supported devices will be made available on your Samsung Galaxy Tab 4.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 also features a high-resolution display of 1280x 800 resolution screen in a 7” display. Expect to get bright colors and rich graphics while you play games, watch videos or movies, browse pictures and read eBooks.

It also comes with an IR blaster which allows you to use it as a universal remote control. Another Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 feature is the WatchOn which provides you TV listings to search and even get personalized recommendations based on your view history. All you need to do is type in your zip code and cable provider.

Do you have little kids who are extremely curious with your gadgets? No worries, with Kids Mode, you can create a separate profile for them for you to set preferences which features they are allowed to access and the track the time they spend on the device.

Of course, a tablet will always have a built-in camera. The Galaxy Tab 4 on the other hand has 3-megapixel rear camera and a 1.3-megapixel front camera to enjoy video calls with loved ones and friends a whole lot better.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0” box includes Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0, USB charging cable, wall adapter, and quick start guide.

PROS:
  • Comes with over $300 of free content and services
  • High-resolution, 7.0-inch display for vivid detail
  • Read e-books, watch movies, play games, browse the web, and more
  • IR blaster allows you to use tablet as universal remote
  • Search TV listings and receive recommendations
  • Share your tablet with multi-user mode
  • Switch to Kids Mode for a colorful, easy-to-use interface
  • Rear and front cameras for photos and video chat
  • Add up to 32 GB memory with microSD slot
  • Easily multitask with two apps using Multi Window
  • Lightweight, portable design

CONS:
  • Poor speakers
  • Poor camera


 

Conclusion

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0” proves that while it may not be the most high-end tablet available in the market today, it still has great feedback especially with its portability, sleek design and great features that will make web browsing and social media sharing a fun experience for users. However, the Galaxy Tab 4 is not the best device when it comes to taking high-resolution photos or listening to music and watching videos or movies.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4

The ever-popular Samsung Galaxy tablet series has long been a popular one. This latest addition adds some cool, long requested features.

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