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Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus (Galaxy Tab S9 FE Series)
Processor
Samsung Exynos 1380 8 x 2 - 2.4 GHz, ARM Cortex-A55 / A78
Graphics adapter
Memory
8 GB 
Display
12.40 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 243 PPI, capacitive Touchscreen , native pen support, TFT LCD, HDR10, HGL, glossy: yes, HDR, 90 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 105 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: USB-C, Card Reader: microSD (up to 1TB, exFAT-Support), 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: hall sensor, acceleration sensor, OTG, Miracast
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/), Bluetooth 5.3, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 6.5 x 285.4 x 185.4 ( = 0.26 x 11.24 x 7.3 in)
Battery
10090 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 13
Camera
Primary Camera: 8 MPix (f/1.9) + 8 MPix (f/2.2, wide angle), camera2 API: Limited
Secondary Camera: 12 MPix (f/2.4)
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Onscreen, USB cable, sPen, info material, One UI 5.1, 24 Months Warranty, widevine L1, GNSS: GPS, Glonass, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS (5G-Version), fanless, waterproof
Weight
627 g ( = 22.12 oz / 1.38 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
649 Euro

 

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Average Score: 80.33% - good
Average of 15 scores (from 33 reviews)
price: 73%, performance: 70%, features: 60%, display: 83% mobility: 87%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus

87% Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ (Plus) in review - Waterproof XXL tablet with S Pen and a bright display | Notebookcheck
The IP certification and extended upgrades make the Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus stand out among tablets in the upper mid-range segment. Large display and optional 5G support are further features. Find out where Samsung saved money on the Tab S9 FE+ in the test report.
80% Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ Review: Samsung's best midrange tablet yet
Source: Android Police English
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ was an absolute joy to use and is, hands down, one of the better Android tablets on the market. Day-to-day performance was good enough for most users, and the battery life was quite good. The display is also fantastic, and the inclusion of the S Pen adds a lot of productivity options. The major question mark is how the Exynos 1380 chipset will hold up as the years pass and Android updates take their toll. Today, it's a snappy little chipset, but it sits below the performance of some of its direct competitors in this price range. If you want a large and vibrant screen for content consumption, to browse the web, or to just sit back and relax, and you aren’t worried about future performance, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ can do all of that in spades. It’s a fantastic tablet and a return to form for Samsung’s FE lineup. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ is a great all-around midrange tablet.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/08/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ Review
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
The affordable FE (fan edition) line of Samsung Galaxy Android tablets is back for the fall of 2023 with the Tab S9 FE and Tab S9 FE+, 10.9” and 12.4” tablets that are high quality yet considerably more affordable than the non-FE counterparts, the S9 and S9+. Both have bright IPS 90Hz displays, but only the smaller model is available with optional 5G. They’re S Pen capable and the pen in included. They’re also compatible with Samsung’s keyboard case and cover case for the Tab S9 family and run One UI, just like Samsung Galaxy phones. They have DeX support and will get years of OS and security updates. They compete with the iPad 10th gen, OnePlus Pad and Google Pixel Tablet.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/06/2023
Review – Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus: An actually good Exynos-powered mid-range Android tablet even for gaming
Source: NLT English
Anyway, back to the price. I think generally, the price of this tablet is too high. Yeah, it’s a great tablet for what it sets out to do but for a mid-range tablet, it’s just too expensive. I think for the price of this tablet – it should be using an AMOLED screen instead. That would make the price justifiable. At the current state, I think the best time to get this tablet is during a discount. It’s still new so there aren’t any major discounts yet so be a little patient. Maybe during the 12.12 promotion is the time when Samsung will offer some discounts? I surely hope so.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/17/2023
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE & FE+: A Technicolor Dream in My Hands
Source: Tech Nave English
My experience with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE and Tab S9 FE+ has been extraordinary. They have been my partners in both work and play, making my days just that little bit more exciting. Want a device that can be great for movies, mobile games or even music? Then you can't go wrong with the Galaxy Tab S9 FE series tablets. For more details on the Galaxy Tab S9 FE series, visit the Samsung Malaysia website. If you can afford the extra premium, you could choose the top-tier Galaxy Tab S9 series tablets instead.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 11/16/2023
78% Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Fe+ Review – Hits All The Essentials
Source: Pokde English
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ provides good value for those looking for multimedia consumption or as a creative tool. Understandably, it will need to cut some corners as it’s a Fan Edition product so it can keep costs low. It’s still worth considering, with prices starting from RM2,799, if you don’t want to spend too much on a tablet but if you’re a particularly heavy user, you might want to consider either the Tab S9, Tab S9+, or Tab S9 Ultra instead.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/15/2023
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 80% performance: 70% mobility: 75% workmanship: 80%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus Lightning Review: Premium Feel, Mid-Range Performance
Source: Lowyat.net English
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus looks great and is definitely well-built, but the compromises the brand made to get it to this price point has made it difficult to recommend. While most people likely won’t care that much about the rear camera quality on a tablet, the flaws in its software are something that can’t be ignored. This could potentially be improved with future updates, but of course, you should only buy a product based on how it performs as it ships. Additionally, the substandard display panel and infuriatingly weak magnets for the S Pen are a constant reminder that this device is Samsung’s economic offering of sorts. And with a starting price of RM2,799 for the Wi-Fi only model, it’s not exactly in the affordable category either. My two cents: you’re likely better off getting a more powerful tablet at a similar price point or coughing up a bit more for an iPad.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/15/2023
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ review - A lot more FE features than usual... but for a price
Source: Tech Nave English
Overall, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ offers a good deal more extra features than the previous Galaxy Tab S FE tablet but it’s a bit hard to justify the increase in price to RM3099, especially without any bundled keyboard case. At this price point, it’s already reaching entry-level laptop prices, and getting an additional Book Cover Keyboard case would be an extra RM500. If you need the extra security and the protection of an IP68 tablet and S Pen, then this is a very good tablet for you though. But, we would have liked it more for productivity if it came bundled with the Book Cover Keyboard case. However, if you’re still using the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE, we feel then there’s not much reason for you to upgrade.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/09/2023
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ first impressions - More than just your usual Fan Edition flagship tablet?
Source: Tech Nave English
Samsung Fan Edition or FE devices usually offer a few major features from the normal version but downgrade nearly everything else for a much better price. Priced from RM2799 this time around, the 12.4-inch 2K display, 8GB /12GB RAM, IP68 water and dust resistant chassis, IP68 Galaxy S Pen stylus seem to be the standout features of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ but there’s a number of other tech spec improvements as well.
Hands-On, online available, Medium, Date: 11/06/2023
70% Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ Review: S-Class Looks Meet A-Class Performance
Source: Nextpit EN English
In a vacuum, the Galaxy Tab S9 FE tablets are interesting options for those looking for a premium device at an affordable price. Both models offer a nice design and excellent build quality, include the handy S Pen, productivity features, and are excellent media consumption devices. However, while they are roughly in the same price category as the iPad 10 and the Pixel Tablet, their performance in more demanding tasks is noticeably lower. That difference can be especially noticed in graphic-intensive games, where image quality needs to be lowered significantly to offer playable frame rates. The Galaxy Tab S9 FE generation brings welcome upgrades over the previous Tab S7 FE (12.4-inch) and Tab S6 Lite (10.4-inch), with better displays, water resistance, and improved battery life. But even considering that, it is hard to recommend the 2023 Fan Edition models over the competition, unless you are truly invested in Samsung's ecosystem. In short, the review title may have already given away this conclusion.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/05/2023
Rating: Total score: 70%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus First Look- Affordable Flagship Tablet Unboxed
Source: Hitech Century English
Out of the box, the Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus looks favourably specced compared to the competition though where it gets the edge is its provision of a bundled free S Pen stylus, Samsung’s solid 4 years of OS updates and 5 years of security update policy as well as the ability to use DeX mode on the tablet itself which adds to its utility as a general purpose workhorse. For the uninitiated, DeX mode enables users to reboot the tablet and enjoy a desktop-style interface along with the option to wirelessly cast the menu to a display or using a HDMI cable to enjoy a user experience akin to a PC. Stay tuned for updates as we suss out if its combination of good looks and finely tuned hardware are worth your money in our full Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus review!
Hands-On, online available, Short, Date: 11/03/2023
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus review: Should you buy it?
Source: Android Authority English
If you’re in the market for a new tablet, the Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus makes up only a tiny sliver of your options. There are plenty of others, including both Android options and iPads, to choose from. After all, Samsung’s $599 base price puts the Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus in contention with rivals above and below its price point. Here are just a few other tablets that might meet your needs:
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/02/2023
80% Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ Review
Source: PC Mag English
If you're a fan of Samsung's Android customizations and you have other Samsung devices you can connect it with, the Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ is the Android tablet to get, offering similar functionality to the flagship Tab S9 for a lot less money. It isn't quite as powerful as the standard Tab S9, but the Tab S9+ FE has an appealing, high-quality build and more than enough performance for sending emails, playing games, and watching videos. Like most Android tablets, the Tab S9 FE+ is still not a laptop replacement, but considering its price, that's easy to forgive. Furthermore, Samsung's Dex mode and additional multitasking software make it a better productivity pick than the Pixel Tablet, and that earns it our Editors' Choice award for Android tablets. If you find the Tab S9+ FE too big or expensive, however, we recommend the slightly smaller and cheaper Tab S9 FE in equal measure.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/27/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ Review: It's affordable, but it's also incredible!
Source: Android Headlines English
The Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ is meant to be the “everything tablet”. It does just about everything you would on a tablet with great proficiency. Do you want to watch content? Well, it has a gorgeous display and a powerful set of speakers. Are you going to use it for work? This tablet has great performance. Perhaps, you want to use it for gaming. Go ahead! It flies through whatever games you throw at it. The thing that strikes me about this tablet is just how much of a consistently good experience it gives me. Remember, this is the cheaper version of the Galaxy Tab S9+. For the price you’re paying, you’re getting a tablet that does it all, and it does it all well. If you’re not willing to pay $999 for the Galaxy Tab S9+, you won’t be sorry getting the FE edition. I highly recommend that you pick up this tablet.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/24/2023
Rating: Total score: 100%
Samsung’s new $600 Android tablet is better than I expected
Source: Digital Trends English
The Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus is an excellent tablet that stands out for its features and affordable price. It boasts a beautiful design, comes with an S Pen, and has a mid-range display that produces vibrant colors and high brightness. The speakers are fantastic, especially for a tablet. Performance-wise, it can handle most tasks with ease. However, the tablet’s large size and weight may be a drawback if you plan on carrying it around frequently. The tablet’s display is satisfactory but may not be ideal for everyone. The Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus also suffers from compatibility issues with Android 13, which can cause some software-related problems. The Samsung DeX interface can also be challenging to use despite its improvements. Despite the drawbacks mentioned above, the Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus is still a fantastic choice for anyone looking for an Android-based tablet, particularly a larger one from Samsung.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/20/2023
Rating: price: 80%
Samsung announces Galaxy Tab S9 FE and S9 FE Plus tablets
Source: Expert Reviews English
We also don’t have UK prices for the Galaxy Tab S9 FE series, but we do know that the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE will start at $449 and comes in four colours: Mint, Silver, Grey and Lavender. We’ll have more to share when we get our hands on review samples for both tablets, so be sure to check back in soon to see what we make of the latest entries to Samsung’s FE range.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/04/2023

Foreign Reviews

90% So gut ist das 12 Zoll S Pen Tablet
Source: Tablet Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/01/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
92% Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ im Test: Ist die Fan Edition die bessere Wahl?
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/09/2023
Rating: Total score: 92%
70% S-Klasse-Design trifft A-Klasse-Leistung
Source: Nextpit Germany German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/04/2023
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% REVIEW: Galaxy Tab S9 FE+, tablet da Samsung com bom custo-benefício
Source: Showmetech.com.br Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/30/2023
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 60% display: 100% workmanship: 100%
70% Test Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ : une tablette élégante et polyvalente, mais en manque de puissance
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/07/2023
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Test des Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE et S9 FE +: Des Galaxy Tab A maquillées en Galaxy Tab S
Source: Nextpit France French FR→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/07/2023
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Test Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ : Une Option Convaincante pour les Budgets Restreints
Source: Nerd-mobile French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/07/2023
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 100% workmanship: 100%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ teszt
Source: MobilArena HU HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/13/2023
Rating: price: 50% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
84% Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ 5G recenze: tablet z doby budoucí
Source: Smartmania.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/04/2023
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 84% features: 79% mobility: 95% workmanship: 92%
“Cháy bùng” sức sáng tạo mọi lúc, không lo “cháy túi” với Galaxy Tab S9 FE+
Source: Viettelstore VN→EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; metal case; slim size; light weight; powerful hardware; high performance; smart stylus pen; affordable price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/07/2023
Sáng tạo muôn nơi cùng chiếc tablet giá hời Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Waterproof and dust avoiding; smart stylus pen; large battery capacity; affordable price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/29/2023
Trên tay Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE series: Thiết kế bắt mắt, màn hình lớn, hiệu năng mạnh mẽ
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Elegant design; big screen; high performance; affordable price.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 11/10/2023
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+: Khoản đầu tư giá tốt để GenZ vừa học, vừa làm suốt nhiều năm
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Attractive price; smart stylus pen; waterproof IP68 and dust avoiding; powerful hardware; high performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/08/2023
Xử task nhẹ nhàng, thăng hạng hiệu suất với Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ - chiếc tablet dành riêng cho Fan đến từ nhà Samsung
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; great built quality; powerful hardware; high performance; big screen.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/02/2023
Xử lý task công việc nhẹ nhàng, thăng hạng hiệu suất tuyệt vời cùng với Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; powerful hardware; high performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/30/2023
Đánh giá Galaxy Tab S9 FE+: Thiết kế tinh tế, hiệu năng tốt, thời lượng sử dụng pin ổn, phần mềm được tối ưu tốt
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Stylish design; nice performance; decent battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/22/2023
Trên tay Galaxy Tab S9 FE+: Thiết kế bắt mắt, hiệu năng tốt với chip Exynos 1380, pin 10.090 mAh
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Elegant design; powerful processor; high performance; large battery capacity.
Hands-On, online available, Medium, Date: 10/08/2023
74% Test: Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE och Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 12/05/2023
Rating: Total score: 74% display: 70%

Comment

ARM Mali-G68 MP5: Integrated mid range graphics card with 5 clusters based on the Valhall architecture. 

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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


Exynos 1380: The Samsung Exynos 1380 is a smartphone processor that features four ARM Cortex-A55 cores running at speeds of up to 2 GHz and four ARM Cortex-A78 cores running at speeds of up to 2.4 GHz. It also includes a 5G-Sub6 and mmWave modem for high-speed connectivity, as well as an NPU with 4.9 TOPS for AI processing.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


12.40":

This range of display format is largely the upper limit for tablets and the lower limit for subnotebooks.

The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small in size and therefore easily portable. The tiny display has the added advantage of requiring little power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is exhausting for the eyes. High resolutions, which one is used to from a standard laptop, are almost not usable.

The same applies to tablets in this size range.

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


Samsung: Samsung Group is the largest South Korean conglomerate and was founded in 1938. Samsung Group employed 489,000 people in 2014 and is one of the world's largest companies in terms of revenue and market strength. The name Samsung means "Three Stars" in Korean and represents the three sons of the company's founder. The company was founded in 1938 as a grocery store. With its subsidiary Samsung Electronics, founded in 1969, Samsung took up the production of electrotechnical items, focusing on consumer electronics and household appliances at an early stage. Other branches in which the large corporation is active include mechanical engineering, automobiles (Hyundai), insurance, wholesale, real estate and leisure. Samsung manufactures a wide range of electronic products, including smartphones, televisions, home appliances and semiconductors. The company's Galaxy line of smartphones is one of the most popular in the world. Samsung is also a major player in the semiconductor industry, making memory chips and processors for many other electronics manufacturers.


80.33%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.


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Stefan Hinum, 2023-11-17 (Update: 2023-11-17)