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Samsung Galaxy Tab4 8.0

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Tab4 8.0Notebook: Samsung Galaxy Tab4 8.0 (Galaxy Tab 4 Series)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 8.0 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.32kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 56% - poor
Average of 5 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 50%, performance: 60%, features: 60%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: 60%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy Tab4 8.0

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 video review: An overpriced upgrade to the Galaxy Tab 3
Source: PC Advisor English
Strangely enough, the SIM card isn’t just for data: you can also make phone calls, making this the biggest phablet we’ve ever tested. The Tab 4 is aimed price-conscious end of the market as opposed to the Tab S, which is Samsung’s flagship tablet.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/11/2014
60% Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 review: barely an upgrade from the Tab 3 and overpriced to boot
Source: PC Advisor English
Even though the Tab 4 8.0 is cheaper than the Tab S and Tab Pro tablets, it’s expensive compared to its rivals. You can save a few quid by opting for the Wi-Fi-only version, but at £240, even that’s £60 more than the excellent LG G Pad 8.3. It’s also more than Amazon’s 7in Kindle Fire HDX and Google’s Nexus 7, both of which cost £199 and have far superior screens to the Tab 4 8.0.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 50% performance: 60% features: 60% workmanship: 60%
60% Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 review
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 is by no means a bad tablet, thanks to fairly snappy Android performance, some useful operating system tweaks and above-average battery life. However, we don’t think it does enough for the price. The Dell Venue 8 Android is cheaper and has a higher-resolution screen, so is our choice for an 8in Android tablet (as long as you're not interested in games). If you’d like to play the latest 3D titles on your tablet and can handle a slightly smaller screen, the Google Nexus 7 remains the model to buy.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0
Source: Hot Hardware English
All in all, the Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 has a lot of good things going for it and is worthy of consideration at its price point. As is the case with many tablets, there are tradeoffs to consider and users will have to decide which features are most valuable, but all in all, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 is a good value for the money.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/03/2014
50% Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 review: Feels like a mid-range tablet from last year
Source: Greenbot English
The Tab 4 8.0 comes with a better processor than its Tab 3 predecessor, and while that's nothing to scoff at, the differences basically end there. Before you decide that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 is right for you, I'd strongly recommend that you consider the competition. For only $34 more, you can buy the LG G Pad 8.3, which comes with more RAM, faster CPU, a larger and higher resolution display, bigger battery, and better build quality. It may lack some of the software on Samsung's offering, but as long as it's available at that price point, the Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 just doesn't seem worth the difference in features or performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 50%
50% Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 review: Feels like a mid-range tablet from last year
Source: Greenbot English
The Tab 4 8.0 comes with a better processor than its Tab 3 predecessor, and while that's nothing to scoff at, the differences basically end there. The Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 is a rather average mid-range offering from Samsung that should get you where you need to go, but doesn't have a whole lot to recommend it. Sumsung needs to make bigger upgrades to its affordable tablet line next year.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 50%
60% Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0
Source: PC Mag English
Samsung's Galaxy Tab line is a case study in "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." Every year brings updated software and a mild hardware refresh, but little that distinguishes it from its predecessors or its peers. It'll suffice for most needs, but the Tab 4 8.0 is an update for update's sake. The LG G Pad 8.3 is the more capable device of the two, and you can find it online for around $300 online or pony up $350 for the pure Google G Pad. The Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 is better than the Tab 4 in every way, too, but is much pricier at $400.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/27/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%

Foreign Reviews

Samsung Galaxy Tab4 8.0
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Thin and light; decent resolution of the screen. Negative: No LED flash of the camera.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/01/2014
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 – неоправданные надежды
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Compact size and light weight; good price. Negative: Poor speakers; poor cameras; mediocre battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/14/2014

Comment

Model:

Samsung has opted just to upgrade the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.0 line instead of showing any new innovation in design or technology. There is no doubt that this tablet is mediocre in most aspects and it's more of a "get the job done" kind of device. The tablet comes in the usual two colors, black or white, omitting the glossy plastic for the now common faux-leather solution. The size makes it suitable to grip with one hand; depending on the users hand size.

The device is powered by a Qualcomm quad-core 1.2 GHz processor coupled with 1.5 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage, depending on the variant. There is also an option to increase memory using a MicroSD card up to 64 GB. The display is an 8 inch 1280 X 800 pixel WXGA TFT panel which gives plenty detail to the average user.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 comes with a rear 3 MP rear camera and a 1.3 MP front camera. The entire setup is powered with a 4450 mAh Lithium-ion battery and gives up to 12 hours of Internet use time. In conclusion, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 will always perform as an Android 4.4 KitKat device is expected to.

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.


S4 Plus MSM8930: High-end dual-core Krait based SoC that includes a Adreno 305 GPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


8.0":

This display size is a threshold between tablets and smartphones. Most tablets have larger screen diagonals but a lot of smartphones offer such a big screen.

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.


0.32 kg:

This weight is somewhat high for a smartphone. Smartphones with a big screen and small tablets weigh as much, usually.


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.

Samsung reviews


56%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


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

Huawei Honor T1
Adreno 305, Snapdragon 400 MSM8928
LG G Pad 8.0 V490
Adreno 305, Snapdragon 400 MSM8926
LG G Pad 8.0 V480
Adreno 305, Snapdragon 400 MSM8226
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active
Adreno 305, Snapdragon 400 MSM8926

Devices with the same GPU

LG G Pad 7.0
Adreno 305, Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 7.0", 0.293 kg
LG G Pad 10.1
Adreno 305, Snapdragon 400 APQ8026, 10.1", 0.512 kg
Samsung Galaxy Tab4 10.1
Adreno 305, Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 10.1", 0.487 kg
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+
Adreno 305, Snapdragon 400 APQ8028, 10.1", 0.62 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6 T561N (SM-T561NZWA)
, Spreadtrum SC8830, 10.1", 0.495 kg
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7
Mali-T760 MP6, Exynos 5433 Octa, 9.7", 0.389 kg
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 inch
Mali-T760 MP6, Exynos 5433 Octa, 8.0", 0.265 kg
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0
Adreno 306, Snapdragon 410 APQ8016, 8.0", 0.313 kg
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 SM-T555
Adreno 306, Snapdragon 410 APQ8016, 9.7", 0.456 kg
Samsung Galaxy Tab A
Adreno 306, Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, 9.7", 0.47 kg
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook
unknown, unknown, 7.0", 0.276 kg
Samsung Galaxy Tab4 7.0
Vivante GC1000+ Dual-Core, PXA1088, 7.0", 0.278 kg
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5
Mali-T628 MP6, Exynos 5420 Octa, 10.5", 0.47 kg
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4
Mali-T628 MP6, Exynos 5420 Octa, 8.4", 0.301 kg
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 LTE-Version
Adreno 330, Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 10.1", 0.477 kg
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4
Adreno 330, Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 8.4", 0.331 kg
Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 LTE (SM-P905)
Adreno 330, Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 12.2", 0.753 kg
Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2
Mali-T628 MP6, Exynos 5420 Octa, 12.2", 0.75 kg
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Lite
Vivante GC1000+ Dual-Core, PXA986, 7.0", 0.31 kg
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2
Mali-T628 MP6, Exynos 5420 Octa, 12.2", 0.75 kg
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1
Mali-T628 MP6, Exynos 5420 Octa, 10.1", 0.469 kg

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920A
Mali-T760 MP8, Exynos 7420 Octa, 5.7", 0.171 kg
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
Mali-T760 MP8, Exynos 7420 Octa, 5.7", 0.153 kg
Samsung Galaxy J1
Mali-400 MP2, Spreadtrum SC8830, 4.3", 0.122 kg
Samsung Galaxy S6 Active
Mali-T760 MP8, Exynos 7420 Octa, 5.1", 0.15 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-04-16 (Update: 2014-04-16)