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Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 Review

Samsung offers a variety of tablets in their line-up and it offers different specifications and screen sizes to cater different people. They have the Galaxy Tab S, Galaxy Note and Galaxy Tab Pro series for their high-end tablet tablets while at entry level and mid-range, they have the Samsung Galaxy Tab series. Today, I’ll give you a review of their affordable 7-inch tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0.

Design and Construction

The design philosophy of Samsung hasn’t change and the design is very similar to other Samsung Galaxy Tab devices. But unlike its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 sports a 7-inch HD display with a thinner bezels. At the back, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 sports a faux-leather rear and there’s a rear camera with no LED flash. The thin bezels of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 makes me feel like it’s an oversized phone rather than a tablet.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 is not the thinnest but it’s very portable. Since the bezels on the side are thin, the smartphone fits in my back pocket. At the top, there’s a speakerphone so you can answer phone calls.  The buttons of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 were well placed. Below, you could see the Micro USB but unfortunately, it doesn’t support USB OTG. Like what I’ve said earlier, this device supports phone functionality and it’s very easy to put in and remove your mini sim card from the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4.

There’s no LTE on this device but it supports HSPA+ and I didn’t had any problems with its connectivity. The audio quality of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 isn’t really that good. The audio wasn’t that loud but the quality wasn’t that bad. Although, I wish that they could make the speaker louder in their next generation of Samsung Galaxy Tab. Unfortunately, there’s no OTG on this device.

7-inch is the minimum display size for a tablet and unlike previous 7-inch Galaxy tab devices, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 sports a HD display. The quality of the display is very far from the Super AMOLEDs but that’s understandable because this one is just an entry level tablet. The display isn’t bad. For me, the display feels just right for its price range. The bezels on this device is also noteiceably thinner than I expected which makes the tablet very portable and thanks to that, it fits on my back pocket. The display of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 supports 5 multi-touch points.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 is powered by Android 4.4 Kitkat and its interface is very similar to the Samsung Galaxy S5 however, don’t expect too much from it. It is only powered by a process which is far from the performance of the Samsung Galaxy S5 or the Samsung Galaxy Tab S.

There are also a lot of apps and features that aren’t present on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 like Sidesync which is present on its bigger brothers. However, the feel and soul of Touchwiz UI is very present. One feature that I really like on it is the Multi-window. It helps me to do a lot more and my productivity has greatly increased thanks to that and I barely notice any lags when using Chrome and Internet app.

The battery life of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 fares well. At average use, I was able to use the tablet for 2 days.

Well, I’m not really a heavy user when it comes to tablets. But I was pretty satisfied with it. When it comes to games, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 doesn’t shine. Dead trigger 2 and NBA 2k14 on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 was playable but it wasn’t that smooth. Real Boxing always crashes whenever I try to open it and I have no idea why. At Antutu, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 was able to get a score of 13685.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 got a 3.2 Megapixel rear camera and a 1.3 Megapixel front camera.  Unfortunately, there’s no LED flash on this tablet but I already expected that since this is Samsung’s entry level tablet. As expected, the camera of the tablet isn’t really that good compared to other tablets but it is acceptable for its price.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 is Samsung’s entry level tablet. It isn’t the most affordable tablet but if you want an affordable tablet that has some Samsung features and soul, then, better get this one. But of course, if you want something better, you could go for Galaxy TabPro or Galaxy Tab S series but it will come with a more expensive price. Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 is now available for P13,990 and it is available in white only

Jam Ancheta
Jam Ancheta
Jam Ancheta likes to create content about tech. But he also hates tech.


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