Wednesday, April 14

Review: Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0” 8 GB Tablet with Wi-Fi and 3G

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The 7-incher tablet market is pretty competitive with brands pumping out devices; ergonomics, build quality, performance and ability to accommodate all types of multimedia is essential and Samsung has managed to construct a tough little tab with cool specs and features – and it’s affordable too!

As we mentioned earlier, one of the main draw cards is the price-to-performance ratio – this is very impressive. The Tab 4 has a high-quality build and is well designed, 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 8 GB of internal storage, it may not seem like enough, but it can be expanded 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, this won’t impress you.

Key specs

  • 7.0” TFT capacitive touchscreen
  • Resolution: 800 x 1280 pixels
  • Primary camera: 3.15 MP
  • 3 MP front-facing camera
  • OS: Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
  • Marvell PXA1088 chipset
  • CPU: Quad-core 1.2 GHz
  • Video: 720p
  • microSD dedicated slot (expandable up to 32 GB)
  • 1.5 GB RAM
  • Storage capacity: 8 GB
  • Bluetooth: 0, A2DP
  • microUSB v2.0
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery
  • Up to 10 h (multimedia) Talk time

 Pros: Impressive overall performance; good battery life; new features; latest user interface (UI); 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 7.0” 8 GB Tablet with Wi-Fi and 3G available from R2,199

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