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Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 (Galaxy Tab 4 Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
1536 MB 
Display
10.1 inch 16:10, 1280x800 pixel, Capacitive touchscreen, TFT, glossy: yes
Storage
16 GB SSD, 16 GB 
, 12 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headphone jack, Card Reader: micro SD up to 64 GB, Sensors: Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light sensor, GPS, GLONASS
Networking
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, Quad-band GSM, Quad-band 3G, Hexa-band LTE
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.95 x 243.4 x 176.4 ( = 0.31 x 9.58 x 6.94 in)
Battery
36 Wh Lithium-Ion, 6,800 mAh, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 9 h, Talk time 2G (according to manufacturer): 44 h
Operating System
Android 4.4 KitKat
Camera
Webcam: Main camera: 3 MP, front camera 1.3 MP
Additional features
Speakers: Two speakers at the sides, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, S Voice, Hancom Viewer, MyBoard, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
487 g ( = 17.18 oz / 1.07 pounds), Power Supply: 48 g ( = 1.69 oz / 0.11 pounds)
Price
469 Euro

 

Average Score: 79.4% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 13 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 49%, features: 65%, display: 83% mobility: 76%, workmanship: 81%, ergonomy: 87%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1

82% Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 Tablet Review | Notebookcheck
Smartphone for giants. Hold a 10.1-inch tablet to your ear and make a call? Strange idea, but Samsung has offered this feature for a couple of years now. Our review shows why the fourth generation of the Galaxy Tab still stands out from the competition.
Nexus 9 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 comparison: Google's Lollipop tablet is worth the extra
Source: PC Advisor English
The Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 might be cheaper but the newer Nexus 9 outclasses it in almost every area. This is understandable because it's newer so if you can jump the price gap, you'll be much better off with Google's flagship tablet.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 12/05/2014
60% Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1
Source: PC Mag English
Like its 7- and 8-inch siblings, the Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 exudes mediocrity. The competition isn't quite as fierce in the 10-inch space, and most every other manufacturer is defaulting towards the low-end for their large screen tablets. As such, the Tab 4 compares favorably with tablets like the Asus Transformer Pad TF103C and Lenovo A10£195.97 at Laptops Direct. The Tab 4 easily eclipses the A10, but at $299 with an included keyboard dock, the Transformer Pad is more useful and a better value.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%

Foreign Reviews

68% Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 LTE (16 GB)
Source: Konsument.at - Heft 12/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 68%
80% Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 LTE (16 GB)
Source: Connect - Heft 09/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
81% LTE-Tablet mit Technik-Rückstand
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 70% features: 83% display: 84% mobility: 64%
91% Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 LTE (16 GB)
Source: SFT - Heft 08/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 91%
89% Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 LTE (16 GB)
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 08/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 89%
78% Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1
Source: Areamobile German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 62% mobility: 76% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 80%
Samsung Galaxy Tab4 10.1
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Attractive design; good performance; good connectivity. Negative: Relatively low resolution of the screen.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/01/2014
85% Teszt: Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 LTE – A sebesség drága
Source: Wintech Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 85% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 100%
80% Test Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1, la tablette 10 pouces taillée pour la famille
Source: 01Net French
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 – маленький, да удаленький
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/21/2014
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 – любовь или разочарование?
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Decent performance; good battery life. Negative: Low resolution display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/09/2014

Comment

Model:

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 is a 10.1 inch tablet running on Android 4.4 (KitKat). It fits comfortably in the hand with the faux-leather back. It weighs at about 500 g (487g to be exact) and is 0.3 inches (7,62 mm) thick. The 10.1” display features a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixel with a pixel density of only 149 ppi, which means less than desirable sharpness for pictures. Certain apps and images will appear pixelated on the screen. However, the colors are vivid and bright.

The Galaxy Tab 4 is processed by a quad-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz with 1.5 GB of RAM and 16 GB internal storage that is expandable by using its microSD slot. The main camera is 3 MP while the front facing camera is 1.3 MP, which is nothing to boast about but functional enough for the regular user.

The stereo speakers are located on the left and right sides of the tablet so volume will not be hindered when the tablet is being held. It provides a decent volume with a good bass. The tablet is connectable with audio jacks, micro USB port, microphone jack, and microSD slot. The battery can run for a good 6 hours with maximum brightness and WiFi on.

Qualcomm Adreno 305: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 400 and S4 Plus SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


400 MSM8226: ARM Cortex-A7 Quad-Core with up to 1.2 GHz and manufactured in 28nm» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


10.1":

This is a typical display size for tablets and small convertibles.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.487 kg:

This is pretty heavy for a smartphone. Usually, small tablets weigh as much.


Samsung: The Samsung Group is composed of numerous international businesses, all united under the Samsung brand in South Korea. The meaning of the Korean word Samsung is "tristar" or "three stars". The Samsung brand is one of the most important brands of South Korea. Samsung is an international notebook manufacturer of medium size according market shares and reviews.

In 2015 and 2016, Samsung had a market share of around 24-25% in the global smartphone market and was undisputed market leader. In the laptop sector, Samsung is on the 8th place in the global manufacturer rankings from 2014-2016 with 1.7-2.7%.

 

In 2016 Samsung slipped into a crisis due to exploding smartphone batteries and a failed recall action.


79.4%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

LG G Pad 10.1
Adreno 305, Snapdragon 400 APQ8026
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+
Adreno 305, Snapdragon 400 APQ8028

Devices with the same GPU

Huawei Honor T1
Adreno 305, Snapdragon 400 MSM8928, 8.0", 0.35 kg
LG G Pad 8.0 V490
Adreno 305, Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 8.0", 0.344 kg
LG G Pad 8.0 V480
Adreno 305, Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 8.0", 0.338 kg
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active
Adreno 305, Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 8.0", 0.393 kg
LG G Pad 7.0
Adreno 305, Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 7.0", 0.293 kg
Samsung Galaxy Tab4 8.0
Adreno 305, Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930, 8.0", 0.32 kg

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Samsung Galaxy J Max
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Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S W703
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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 T580N
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Mali-T720 MP2, unknown, 7.0", 0.283 kg
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 2016
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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 SM-T555
Adreno 306, Snapdragon 410 APQ8016, 9.7", 0.456 kg
Samsung Galaxy Tab A
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unknown, unknown, 7.0", 0.276 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2014-04-16 (Update: 2014-04-16)