Samsung Galaxy Tab 4

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 4

Of all the tablets that I own, this one I love the most. It is lightweight, thin, and has a very good high resolution 7″ TFT display. At todays market price of $130, you can’t beat it. It is way more affordable than an Apple iPad Mini 4. Yes, its not as powerful or has a better screen, but I really haven’t found a need to go and splurge for a higher end tablet. This one is good enough and gets the job done.

I use the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 mainly for surfing the Internet, Tweeting, E-mail and reading digital books. I bought it with the intent of not having to hold the old Apple iPad 2 tablet for prolonged periods of time as it is way too bulky and heavy. This one is thin and light and doesn’t tire my hands. Performance is pretty good as I’ve not run into any problems, even when watching YouTube videos on it. It makes a great little device as a remote control for Chromecast too.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Apps

One of the things I don’t like about it though is that when holding the tablet in landscape mode, the buttons are on the right hand side. If you grip the right hand bezel, you are eventually going to hit the menu or back buttons by accident and then all hell breaks loose with the launching of windows or whatever the retrace button goes to. In the night time, those buttons aren’t lit up at times when I wish Samsung did.

Still, if you are looking for an affordable 7″ tablet, this one won’t disappoint. When it first came out, all the tablet reviews gave it mediocre reviews. This, when they were trying to justify the $199 MSRP with other offerings. However, with the price driven down to around $130 today, there should be no complaints. Samsung produces good quality tablets and the Galaxy Tab 4 hasn’t disappointed me one bit.

Specifications

Model number: SM-T230NU
MSRP: $199
Android: 4.4.2 Kit Kat
CPU: 1.2GHz quad core
RAM: 1.5GB
Memory: 8GB
SD Card: Up to 64GB
Hard drive: 8GB
Display: 7″ WXGA TFT 1280×800
Camera Front: 1.3MP
Camera Rear: 3.0MP
Battery: 3.8V Lithium Ion
Battery life: 10 hours
Network: 802.11bgn

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