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Samsung - Galaxy Tab S4 - 10.5" - 64GB - Black

Model: SM-T830NZKAXARSKU: 6267302

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 793 reviews

96%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

Rating 3.9 out of 5 stars with 23 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Tablet, Love the S pen, Tablet a little heav

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    TabletUser
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    Great tablet, great screen, it is great for watching videos, good sound, S pen is great for drawing, taking notes. Only down side is that the tablet is a little heavy for holding, and the price is up there.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great entertainment

    Posted
    Annie
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    Easy to use ,great images, great sound. Picture quality is perfect. Battery can endure heavy playing or movie marathons

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great tablet

    Posted
    Blondie
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    The screen is great and it's very fast. It's a little heavy compared to my galaxy 2 tablet but not too bad. I really like it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very efficient for job but not good camera

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    Causa
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    The Samsung galaxy is very useful for making notes, support and open fast heavy files on pdf. The only bad of this device is that the resolution on camera is not good. It is kind of blurry for small details. You can see when you going Tony take pictures of newspapers or plans.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fast tablet with good resolution

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    boy777hk
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    This is a fast tablet compare to my Tab SE. Resolution is great. The only draw back is the weight that is heavy. I love it so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Tablet, some minor quibbles

    Posted
    zboot
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 is a 10.5" android tablet. I was really excited to play with this. I'm a Galaxy Note user so having a pen is almost a required part of my android experience now. My last android tablet was an 8.4" tablet with great battery life. The 10.5" screen and lightweight build makes this a pretty compelling device and if the battery life is comparable to my last tablet, would be a strong weekend contender. Tablet setup is pretty simple, your usual android fare. The screen really is nice, with great viewability and brightness. The pen writes very well on the screen. I'm pretty pleased with the size and writing texture thought it would be nice if there was some way (magnetically perhaps) to dock the pen with the tablet. The screen size is great, so great that it needs a higher resolution or higher DPI setting. I've been looking for a way to bump this up, but so far to no avail. The front and rear cameras are decent quality. I'm used to cameras on tablets being substandard so it's great to have decent shooters here. Security is pretty much everything available on the phones, minus a fingerprint sensor. I use the iris unlock which works quickly and flawlessly. The pen has the same behavior as the previous generation S Pen (doesn't have the features of the new Note 9). It works well, and I had no complaints. I'd like to write more dense notes, so not having the ability to reduce the stroke width or screen DPI. I found that I ended up using the pen to navigate the UI more than my fingers with this tablet. I think it has to do with the size. It's definitely bordering on something that requires a knob on the back or keyboard dock to hold and use comfortably. Unfortunately, the weight necessary to hold something this large one-handed comfortably for hours at a time is pretty low. Performance wise, I found the tablet very responsive and snappy. Over wifi, it maintained a good connection to my access point, regardless of where I was in the house. It's not pocketable like my 8.4" tablet, but I think I was happy carrying it around as I moved place to place - the only downside being having to remember to grab the pen as I've previously mentioned. Battery life is pretty good given the size. I only hit about 10 hours of use throughout the day after my first charge which is quite impressive given the device/screen size, thickness, and weight. A cool feature of this tablet, which I've not yet tested, is having Samsung Dex built-in. This is a desktop environment that makes the tablet more chromebook-like. The keyboard dock accessory is looking more and more enticing, so I may get to try out the Dex experience soon.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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      Samsung

      Hello Zboot, thank you for taking time out of your day to leave us this positive feedback. We appreciate you being part of the Samsung family. ^Michelle Samsung

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Media Consumption Device

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    DoctorHoo
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 is an ideal tablet for those that want a zippy tablet for activities such as surfing the internet, reading and writing email, watching videos, and reading comic books. The first thing you notice when you hold it in your hands is the excellent build quality. It has a solid and substantial feel yet is comfortable and light enough to hold for long periods of time. Comics and videos look gorgeous on the 2560 x 1600 Super AMOLED screen. I've always wanted a HDR HDTV with an OLED screen and now I've one that fits in my backpack! I also have an HP Chromebook X2 for reading comic books but it's a little bit too big and heavy to read comfortably for long periods of time. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 is smaller, lighter and has a higher resolution screen and is now my favorite device for reading comics. Performance wise, it's very snappy which makes it ideal for times when you want to do something quickly on the web and not have to wait for the computer to boot up. I like to browse Best Buy's weekly ad and a lot of my budget tablets struggle with this task. Not so with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4! Viewing the weekly ad feels about the same as on my desktop. It has a very thin bezel which is great for giving us more screen real estate but the thin bezel meant it was easy for my fingers to be touching the screen just by holding it. There were times when it didn't seem to respond to my finger presses. It turned out that the fingers on the hand holding the tablet was touching the edge of the screen in a way that prevented the tablet from responding to the finger presses from my free hand (I think sensing another finger wide apart on the screen made it misinterpret my gestures). Overall, I found the tablet to be very responsive to my gestures as long as I'm careful with the way I held the tablet in my hands. The battery life is fantastic. It typically lasts about 5 days with light use every night (about 2 or more hours surfing the web and watching YouTube) before needing to recharge. It comes with the best camera I've ever used on a tablet with great low light performance. It also comes with an S-Pen that can allow you to have some creative fun. One nice thing about the pen is that it does not require any batteries or charging. The S-Pen for the Galaxy Note 8 is supposed to support 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity but the S-Pen that came with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 didn't seem to be pressure sensitive when I played around with it in the PENUP app. I'm hoping that it really does support pressure sensitivity but I need to do more investigations on this. I didn't get to play around with DeX mode much. In fact, it's kind of a hidden feature and I only found out about it from other reviewers. DeX mode is enabled by going into Settings/Advanced Features and turning Samsung DeX on. To get back into tablet mode, you just go back to Settings/Advanced Features and turn Samsung DeX off. DeX mode is Samsung's answer to having Android OS be able to offer a desktop like experience. In DeX mode, you can have multiple Android apps each running in a separate resizable window. This works similarly to how newer Chrome OS laptops are able to run Android apps in a window. In my brief experience, it seems to work okay. I paired the tablet with a Bluetooth keyboard and I was able to get multiple Android apps such as the the Best Buy app and Google Docs (which I used to write this review! @@@@@@@ running in a window as if I were on my Windows desktop. You don't need to use a Bluetooth keyboard with DeX mode but using one makes it feel more like using a desktop. I've heard that some Android apps don't work well in DeX mode but the few that I've tried seem to work well. I'm not sure which approach (Android/DeX or Chrome OS running Android apps) will be the eventual solution to bridging the mobile and the desktop worlds. Both approaches currently have rough edges. For example, Chrome OS has the limitation where Android apps don't have access to the SD card. With the current status of DeX, I think it can be useful as an emergency light duty laptop when you don't have access to your main computer but I don't think it's at a state where it can be a full replacement. But as a media consumption device, I think the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 is the king of them all and there isn't anything better out there.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Can truly function like a PC in DeX mode. Love it!

    Posted
    MarilynB
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    The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 came well packed in a sturdy box with a form-fitting insert for placing the tablet so that it wouldn't move around during shipping. Included with the tablet were the S Pen stylus, a quick start guide, a pin to remove the micro SD card holder, 5 extra stylus tips along with a special tweezers to help you remove the current stylus when you need to change to a new one, a "fast-charger" wall plug with a USB port, and a Type-C USB power cord. Key Specs: Dimensions: 9.81 x 6.47 x 0.28 inches Weight: 1.06 pounds Display: 10.5-inch Super AMOLED, 2560 x 1600 pixels, 287 ppi, 16M colors CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Memory: 4GB RAM Storage: 64/256GB, expandable via micro SD card slot up to 400gb Speakers: Surround sound with Dolby Atmos Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0 Operating System: Android 8.1 Oreo Main Camera Single: 13mp f/1.9 with autofocus and flash Main Camera Video: 4K resolution HDR video (2160 p) at 30fps. Features: LED flash, HDR, and panorama Front Camera: 8mp f/1.9. Video: 1080p@30fps Battery: 7,300 mAh lasting up to 16 hours of video playback Ports and buttons: In landscape position, docking contacts for the keyboard are on the bottom bevel, on the right bevel there are a USB-C port and a 3.5 mm audio port. On top, there are the power button, the volume + and - toggle button, and the micro SD card slot. An S Pen is included with the tablet. When you bring the pen close to the tablet, you will be able to use the S Pen software that comes pre-loaded on the tablet such as Air Command, Screen-off Memos, Translate, and Live Message. The pen doesn't require charging and has a slim design which is comfortable to hold and use. I love the size of the pen point and the feature that lets you write on your tablet (even when it is off. @@@@@@@ If you purchase the book cover keyboard case, there is a place on the case to store the pen when not in use. The Tab S4 has 4 speakers by AKG which support Dolby Atmos Sound giving a surprisingly good sound experience for a tablet. The volume + and - toggle switch is on the top bevel if you are holding your device in landscape orientation. The battery is a powerhouse at 7,300 mAh and will last up to 16 hours of video playback. The battery can be quickly charged using the USB-C port thanks to Samsung's Fast Charging capability. Samsung didn't scrimp on the camera. The 13mp rear camera produces good quality photos. The front camera has 8mp which is plenty for arms-length selfies! My testing of the video had good results. I watched as the camera worked to quickly refocus as I scanned the room with the tablet's camera moving from close-up objects to far-away objects. After installing my apps quickly using Smart Switch to copy my apps from my old device, I tried out the Samsung DeX interface using the book cover keyboard case that I purchased separately from Best Buy and a Bluetooth mouse. I like DeX so much that I keep it in that mode most of the time. The keyboard is smaller but I quickly adjusted to the size and I'm able to type on it with both hands. The keyboard case doubles as a protective case for the tablet and has a holder for the S Pen. Usually when I travel, I have to take my laptop because I have some regular computer duties that I must attend to that cannot be done on my phone or old tablet due to the fact that some features that I use on the desktop version are simply not included on the mobile app version. Taking the laptop is never convenient because of the weight and size. Now that is solved with the DeX interface. Now instead of lugging a heavy laptop on trips, I can tuck the tablet into my carry-on or personal item. When you are in the DeX interface the Android Navigation bar becomes a real taskbar at the bottom of the screen. You can add or remove shortcuts from your desktop screen just like you'd on a PC. There is an Apps button in the lower left corner of the screen where you'd normally find the Start button on a PC. Tap or click it to reveal the apps screen. To add an app to the Home Screen, long click (or press) the app icon and drag to the top of the screen. On the home screen, you can have up to 20 windows open at once and you can resize them like you'd PC windows (See my note about Samsung Labs below. @@@@@@@ The windows you have opened are lined up in the taskbar at the bottom of the screen like you'd see on a PC. Also, with a Bluetooth mouse, you will have right-click option boxes. In fact, you will be able to use your keyboard and mouse to make your tablet function almost exactly like a PC. There are some limitations, for example, using "My Files" I was unable to drag and drop files from one folder to another, but I could right-click and choose move from one folder and then choose paste in another folder (without having to right-click on the second folder. @@@@@@@ Since the Samsung documentation says you can drag and drop files, I may need to try this with a different app, but my work-around was so easy, it will suffice for me. The DeX Interface can be activated by connecting the Samsung Tab S4 into the book cover keyboard case, but I turned this feature off in "Settings" so that I could also use the keyboard and mouse in the Android interface too. Disconnecting the tablet from the keyboard doesn't put it back into Android mode; you have to manually switch back to Android mode by clicking the Quick Settings button in the Task Bar at the bottom of the screen and clicking on the Samsung DeX icon. I became adept at this in no time and could quickly switch back and forth. I had to do this a few times because Smart Switch feature only works in Android mode and not in DeX mode, but I preferred working on the tablet in DeX mode. I was able to use Smart Switch to copy my contact list and specific files that I chose from my old tablet to the Tab S4. DeX mode also works without the keyboard if you don't wish to purchase it. You can use a digital pop-up keyboard instead. If you are in Android mode, the Quick Settings button is on the top left part of the screen, or you can just use the Settings icon on the home screen to get there. Samsung Labs: Several of my apps were not compatible with DeX, but I got a pop-up that asked me if I wanted to turn on the Samsung Labs function. It explained that "Samsung DeX Labs is experimental and isn't officially supported" and that it "may cause errors." I decided to give it a try and I'm glad I did. I turned on the "Force apps to resize" option but left the "Auto open last app" option turned off. I have not had any errors and can easily resize any windows that I have open in DeX mode. If you don't get the pop-up, you can find Samsung Labs in Settings under the Samsung DeX section. I had a negative experience when trying to set up this device. I had gotten past setting up a 4 digit PIN for security, and setting up my Google account when I had to leave the set up task for a couple of minutes to take a phone call. When I got back the screen was black. I couldn't sign back in without using my PIN, but since I didn't complete the set up, it wouldn't take my PIN. I called Samsung and they couldn't help me but said since I had gotten past the Google account screen, I should call Google. Luckily Google was able to help me reset the tablet to factory defaults. So just remember to not let your screen time out and go black during the set up process. The default time out is set to only 30 seconds, so be careful. Or you could choose to not set up security during the set up process, then finish the set up and go back later to set up your security sign-in. Bottom line: Despite the set-up glitch, I'm extremely pleased with the tablet. That being said, however, I don't think it is worth the price unless you get the keyboard and Bluetooth mouse. If you want a tablet that can function like a PC when you need it to and then go back to being a tablet whenever you wish, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 would be perfect for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend