Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 Review: A Decent Tab With Solid Build Quality
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 might not border on revolutionary just yet but it would be a nice option to consider when you are out shopping for tablets.
The Tab has a solid build quality which has been coupled up with a vivid display and that display has been backed up with a remarkable battery life.
If you factor out cutting edge technology then you might want to consider putting the Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 in the top 5 of your tablet choice.
The Tab 4 10.1 stands out from the rest of the Tab 4 family in just about every way. Its light weight plastic body has a fake leather texture and a chrome trim that encircles the perimeter of the body. Also, if you prefer larger displays, larger than a 7 or 8 inch display then the 4 10.1 has got you covered there as well with its 10.1.
The plastic body had me worried there for a while as well as I’m sure you guys were, but Samsung I think was aiming for a lighter tablet so that you may use it for more hours before you get tired of holding the big thing. Despite the plastic body, the tablet has a solid build and feels good when you’re holding it.
The unique factor that sets it apart from the other tablets is the fact that they used Dual Speakers on the 4 10.1. Usually when it comes to speakers, there is always an issue of clarity regardless of their loudness.
But, both speakers left and right have excellent quality and clarity. The speakers have been placed in such a manner that you would never accidentally cover them up with your hands if you’re in portrait or landscape mode.
The display is indeed bigger on the Tab 4.10.1 but the resolution remains untouched at 1280×800. However, it is still perfectly usable and you would hardly notice any pixels when you are using the device. Perhaps if you look closely you might see them. Like all Samsung panels the display is bright, vivid and colorful making the Tab fun to use and consume media.
Like we mentioned above, the device does not have cutting edge technology. It is a mid-range tablet with 1.2Ghz Quad core processor, 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Though some features like Web-browsing have room for improvement, other things like gaming and opening up applications are still pretty good on it.
The battery, which is an area of great importance when it comes to tablets but Samsung has been known to make good quality battery which usually last more than a day of moderate to heavy usage. The Galaxy Tab 4.10.1 has 6,800 mAh battery which could last you more than a couple of days with moderate to heavy usage.
Moving over to the only flaw in the Tab: The camera. At 3.0 Megapixels around the back, taking photos from it might not be your first choice but you could use it when you are out of options. The results of the pictures you take will be good outdoors when the sun is up or inside a well lit room but it would not fair well otherwise.
The Galaxy Tab 4.10.1 is available for $349.99. Currently there is only a Wi-Fi version of the Tab but there will be 3G/LTE versions arriving later in the year.