Saturday, February 29

Review: Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1” 16 GB Tablet with Wi-Fi

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The 10.1-inch tablet market is pretty competitive with brands pushing out devices at a rapid rate; focus on ergonomics, build quality, performance and ability to accommodate all types of multimedia is essential and with the Tab 4, Samsung has managed to construct an affordable tab with respectable specs and features.

As we mentioned earlier, one of the main draw cards is the price-to-performance ratio – which is very positive. The Tab 4 has a high-quality build, well designed and has a modern look and feel.

At first glance, the resolution may not look amazing on paper, but in practice, it’s pretty decent. The only issue is when looking at very detailed images, there’s a bit of fuzziness, but nothing that should put you off.  This is also true of the 16 GB of internal storage, it may not seem like enough, but it can be expanded up to 64 GB by slotting in a microSD card.

The camera (both rear and front-facing) is where this tab falls short. If you’re someone who shoots a couple of selfies and a few snaps with your friends, it’ll handle it, but if you want detailed images, it isn’t going to impress you.

Key specs

  • 10.1” TFT capacitive touchscreen
  • Resolution: 1280 X 800 pixels
  • Primary camera: 3.15 MP
  • 3 MP front-facing camera
  • OS: Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
  • CPU: Quad-core 1.2 GHz
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Video: 720p
  • microSD dedicated slot (expandable up to 64 GB)
  • 5 GB RAM
  • Storage capacity: 16 GB
  • Bluetooth: 0, A2DP
  • microUSB v2.0
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 6800 mAh battery
  • Up to 10 h (multimedia) Talk time

 Pros: Impressive overall performance; good battery life; new features; solid build

Cons: Poor camera performance; sub-par display resolution; low-quality audio output with one speaker on the back of the device

Verdict: 7/10

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1” 16 GB Tablet with Wi-Fi from R4,999

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