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Samsung make great phones, they make great laptops, and they make great phablets. So it only stands to reason that they’re going to make a very satisfying tablet as well. Their Tab series got off to a bit of a shaky start, but with the Tab 4 problems have been ironed out, extras have been added, and Samsung have definitely learnt from experience. This is by far one of the most wallet friendly and portable of tablets, and one that most people are going to love. Why should you want a Galaxy Tab 4? It’s got great performance as well as an Android operating system which makes it easy to use. It’s lightweight and small. And it’s got some great battery life too. Need something to keep you working or entertained on the go? Then the Galaxy Note 4 is the clear choice.
This is a Samsung product and it looks like one. Essentially the Tab 4 looks like an overgrown Galaxy smart phone with it’s sleek lines and rounded corners, not that that’s a bad thing. It’s plastic framing is light and feels cool to the touch, and despite being a tablet the Tab 4 fits very comfortably into the hand as well. Looks aside you’re getting some solid internal specs, with good performance and an HD screen to boot. Cameras are fine, though nothing special, but in terms of portability the Tab 4 definitely comes out on top. Throw in a few little extras and you might just have the perfect small tablet here. We’ll be honest, this isn’t a flagship product, but it is a surprisingly decent little tablet in a portable package, and one that will do everything that you need it to do. In our opinion there’s not much more that you could ask for, and for on the go computing or as a second tablet, the Tab 4 is a great buy.
So, what’s at the heart of the Tab 4? There’s a quad core 1.2 GHz processor on board, which isn’t terribly fast, but is fast enough for normal users. Alongside that there’s 1.5 GB of RAM. Okay, those numbers might not be terribly impressive, but the truth is they’re all that’s necessary for running most apps and programmes. No, you’re not going to be doing high end photo or video editing, but chances are that’s not why you want a tablet. For daily use, the Tab 4 is fast, responsive and excellent at multi tasking. As a Samsung, the Tab 4 is an Android device, which means you get plenty of customisation options and an easy to use interface. The tablet runs Android 4.2 KitKat out of the box, and is so intuitive that there’s really no learning curve at all. Add on top of that Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface and you’ve got something that even a child could use, which is no bad thing. Performance wise we found the Tab 4 to be more than satisfactory. Most people want a tablet for entertainment purposes more than anything, and for that the Tab 4 is absolutely perfect. No lag, no freezing and easy to use.
This is the 7.0 version of the Tab 4, so it’s got a seven inch screen. That’s a great size for portability, giving you plenty of room for watching movies, say, but also keeping the tablet small enough that you can easily slip it into your bag. You can definitely hold the Tab 4 in one hand comfortably, though one handed use is a little difficult with a seven inch screen. You’re getting an HD screen too. Resolution on the Tab 4 is 800 x 1280 pixels, giving you around 216 PPI. That makes for great picture quality with clear, focussed images and given that this is a TFT LCD screen you get excellent colour reproduction as well, with solid blacks and white whites. Given that most users will want to use the Tab 4 for things like movie watching or game playing the display here is a big selling point. You’ll watch in style, and have a great viewing experience.
The Tab 4 does include both a front and a rear camera, though neither is particularly high spec. At the front you’ve got a 1.3 MP camera for video chatting, for example, whilst at the back there’s a 3.15 MP cam, but there’s no flash. We’ll go ahead and say that these cameras aren’t anything special. But then, do you want a tablet for picture taking? Most of us have great cameras on our mobiles, so a higher spec camera on a tablet really isn’t necessary. You’ll get some nice Facebook pics and be able to snap something important if you need to, as well as being able to use Skype and other video calling apps, and that’s probably all you’re going to need to do.
We do have a couple more things to mention about the Tab 4, and let’s start with that portability since it’s a big selling point here. The Tab 4 measures in at 187 x 108 mm, and is just 9 mm thick. Add in the fact that it weighs a mere 276 grams and you’ve really got something that’s a breeze to carry around with you. You’re getting some great battery life too, with a 4000 mAh battery that’s going to give you around ten hours of screen time, and a whopping 190 hours of sound time, which isn’t bad at all. The Tab 4 also features real multi tasking ability with Multi Window. This let’s you basically split the screen in half and use two different applications at the same time, which can be pretty handy.
|Dimensions||186.9 x 107.9 x 9 mm (7.36 x 4.25 x 0.35 in)|
|Weight||276 g (9.74 oz)|
|Type||TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||7.0 inches (~70.5% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||800 x 1280 pixels (~216 ppi pixel density)|
|- TouchWiz UX UI|
|OS||Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)|
|CPU||Quad-core 1.2 GHz|
|Card slot||microSD, up to 32 GB|
|Internal||8/16 GB, 1.5 GB RAM|
|Primary||3.15 MP, 2048 x 1536 pixels|
|Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|GPS||Yes, with GLONASS|
|Messaging||Email, Push Mail, IM|
|- MP4/H.264 player|
|- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player|
|- Photo/video editor|
|- Document viewer|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery|
|Talk time||Up to 10 h (multimedia)|
|Music play||Up to 190 h|
|SAR US||1.10 W/kg (body)|
|SAR EU||0.38 W/kg (body)|
Yes, there are plenty of tablets around. But the Galaxy Tab 4 is an excellent choice if you’re looking for something with solid performance that you can easily carry around with you. There are no high end specs, but that’s really to be expected. This is a tablet designed for the casual user, and as a casual tablet it’s really second to none.
In terms of connectivity, the Tab 4 supports all the WiFi protocols, so you should have no worries there. Internally you’re going to be getting 8 GB of memory, which isn’t a whole lot. However, there is an SD card slot so you can add in up to 32 GB of more storage if you want.
Bottom line time, do we have any complaints? The Tab 4 does only have a single rear speaker, which doesn’t make for great sound quality. However, since most of us are going to be using headphones anyway that’s not really a big deal. On the whole, we think that this is one of the best budget tablets that we’ve seen, and it’s one that’s going to satisfy most normal users. Plus, it looks pretty great too, and that never hurts!
by Dan Forster, Mobile Phone Expert
Dan is our mobile phone review expert helping customers make better buying decisions. With a passion for technology and taking things apart Dan single-handedly reviews all the phones listed on the TigerMobiles.com website.