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Samsung Galaxy Tab Active

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active (Galaxy Tab Series)
Graphics adapter
Qualcomm Adreno 305, Core: 450 MHz
Memory
1536 MB 
Display
8 inch 16:10, 1280 x 800 pixel, capacitive touchscreen, TFT, glossy: yes
Storage
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, , 11.33 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Card Reader: micro-SD max. 64 GB (SD, SDHC, SDXC), Sensors: accelerometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, and orientation sensor, GPS, Glonass, Ant+, Wifi-Direct, NFC, OTG
Networking
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.0, GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz), UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1900 and 2100 MHz), LTE (800, 850, 900, 1800, 2100 and 2600 MHz), head-SAR: 0.084 W/kg, body-SAR: 0.839 W/kg
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.75 x 213.1 x 126.2 ( = 0.38 x 8.39 x 4.97 in)
Battery
17 Wh Lithium-Ion, 3.8 volts, 4450 mAh, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 31 h
Operating System
Android 4.4 KitKat
Camera
Webcam: 1.2 MP, primary camera: 3.1 MP
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker, Keyboard: virtual, rubber bumper, modular power supply, USB cable, Samsung Knox, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
393 g ( = 13.86 oz / 0.87 pounds), Power Supply: 56 g ( = 1.98 oz / 0.12 pounds)
Price
499 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 82.64% - good
Average of 11 scores (from 18 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 37%, features: 45%, display: 82% mobility: 89%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active

82% Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Tablet Review | Notebookcheck
A bit of business. Samsung wants to participate more strongly in the business field with its Galaxy Tab Active. The tablet is not only dust and waterproof, but it also protected against drops. It might just be an interesting alternative for field workers with LTE and stylus inputting.
80% Product Review Samsung Galaxy Tab Active
Source: Our IT Department English
Overall, with a few small upgrades such as a better camera and another speaker, the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active could be a decent device for the consumer market. However, this is not Samsung’s goal when the company created the Tab Active. Instead, the device is intended for the professional environment, especially in areas where other tablets would be much too delicate and fragile.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Samsung Galaxy Tab Active
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Galaxy Tab Active delivers on its promised ruggedness, surviving the kinds of mayhem you're likely to encounter when you take a tablet away from the relative safety of a desk job. Coupled with the enterprise class support built into the Tab Active, the device would be just about ideal for an on-the-go worker -- if the device had the ability to add cellular connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/15/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
The Might Mouse of enterprise tablets
Source: Techradar English
Unfortunately, the device doesn't offer some of the bells and whistles of consumer-friendly devices. The cameras don't pack much pop and the screen resolution isn't on-par with the Galaxy Tab S. The Galaxy Tab Active doesn't offer much storage, so you won't want to use this as a two-in-one device for heavier computing.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/12/2014

Foreign Reviews

91% Samsung Galaxy Tab Active LTE
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 7/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 91%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/08/2015
69% Samsung Galaxy Tab Active LTE
Source: Com! - Heft 07/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 69%
91% Samsung Galaxy Tab Active LTE
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 7/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 91%
91% Samsung Galaxy Tab Active LTE
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 6/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 91%
Weder Fisch noch Fleisch - robust, aber nur bedingt Business
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/29/2015
80% Samsung Galaxy Tab Active LTE
Source: e-media - Heft 08/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active
Source: Connect Freestyle - Heft 2/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2015
82% Samsung Galaxy Tab Active
Source: Connect - Heft 2/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 82%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Ergonomic rubber finish; resistance against water and dust; replaceable battery. Negative: Mediocre cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/04/2014
73% Recenzja tabletu Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 8.0 – „tabletowy Solid”
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 73%
100% Samsung Galaxy Tab Active – test i recenzja
Source: Tablety Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
IFA 2014. Защищённый планшет Samsung Galaxy Tab Active
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/06/2014
8-дюймовый защищенный планшет Samsung Galaxy Tab Active
Source: Ixbt RU→EN
Positive: Exciting design; excellent autonomy; good compatibility with games.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/01/2015
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active – Универсальный Солдат
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Durable design; removable battery. Negative: Fairly mediocre stuffing; high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/01/2015

Comment

Model:

The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active is Samsung's first water and dust resistant tablet. The Tab Active can function properly even after having been in heavy rain. However, users shouldn't deliberately dunk and soak the device in water. It is protected against shock and withstands drops from up to 1.2 meters. The sturdy tablet is available in Titanium Green and weights at only 400 g. Since the tablet is able to withstand harsh condition, it is the optimal tablet for those who travels often.

The 8-inch tablet is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor with 1.5 GB of RAM and 16 GB internal memory. The memory capacity can be expanded by up to 64 GB via microSD slot. It runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat) and comes attached with a stylus called C-Pen. The display is decent at 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, but comes short with other similar sized tablets offering better resolutions than the 189 ppi offered.

The cameras are nothing to boast about either with the 1.2 MP front camera and 3.1 MP main camera. The Samsung offers Bluetooth 4.0, a USB 2.0 port, a microUSB port, USB charging and GPS technology. The removable Lithium ion 4450 mAh battery is claimed by Samsung to be able to last for up to 10 hours of usage.

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 MSM8926: ARM Cortex-A7 Quad-Core clocked at up to 1.2 GHz, manufactured in 28nm. Supports LTE.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

8":

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.

0.393 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.

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.


82.64%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2014-09-16 (Update: 2014-09-16)