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Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 / SM-T230 / SM-T235

alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 / SM-T230 / SM-T235. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Tablets for all reviews. Reviews about the price and size are on the whole positive. The screen and portability also get good opinions, but some have doubts about the features. Comments are divided on the battery.

usability, portability, screen, size, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 / SM-T230 / SM-T235 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 93 reviews)

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook review


With a weak software package and no reading-centric design cues, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook is more of branding play than a truly unique product.

Low price ; Comfortable size for reading ; Expandable memory

Middling hardware specs ; Uninspired software offerings

It’s hard not to see the Galaxy Note 4 Nook as last-ditch effort from Barnes & Noble and something of an afterthought for Samsung. Between B&N’s reader-centric innovations and Samsung’s hardware prowess, this team could have designed a killer reading...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Nate Ralph (

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook ( black)


Back in the early days of tablets -- about three or four years ago -- Barnes & Noble was a major player in the market. But that was then, and this is now: with the exception of its GlowLight e-ink reader , the bookseller is now out of the tablet...

The Galaxy Tab 4 Nook offers a thin and light 7-inch Android tablet with access to the full Google Play store and a bunch of Nook-centric freebies for just $179. The microSD card slot supports cards of up to 32GB, and it doubles as a TV remote thanks...

Except for Barnes & Noble's skinned interface, this is identical to Samsung's existing 7-inch Tab 4, right down to the average screen and camera resolution. If you're doing anything more than reading, you'll need to invest in that extra memory card....

While it doesn't offer much to distinguish itself from other Android tablets, the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook is a decent 7-inch tablet at an affordable price.

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: Dana Wollman (

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook review: good for reading, but hardly the best budget tablet


There was a time when Barnes & Noble was so big, so dominating, that even Tom Hanks managed to look like a jerk when he played a book-chain

Good-looking design ; Bright screen ; The Nook app here is an improvement over the regular Nook for Android ; Price includes some free books, magazines and TV shows

Short battery life compared to competing devices ; Sluggish performance ; Skimpy built-in storage

With an improved reading app, the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook could be a compelling choice for loyal Barnes & Noble customers. But if all you want is a budget Android tablet, you can do better, even at this price.

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: Anna Attkisson (

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook Review


For those locked into a Barnes & Noble library, the $179 Galaxy Tab 4 Nook might be worth a look. But its poor performance and complicated controls might scare others away.

Long battery life; Interesting interactive reading experience; Access to full Google Play store; Light weight

Not enough usable storage; Low resolution display; Tinny audio; Expensive content; Confusing parental controls settings

For those locked into a Barnes & Noble library, the $179 Galaxy Tab 4 Nook might be worth a look. But its poor performance and complicated controls might scare others away.

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: PC Magazine (

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0


Smooth performance. Runs Android 4.4. Compact and lightweight

Anemic speaker and cameras. Mediocre battery life

The Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 will appeal to longtime Samsung fans, but it doesn't do enough to justify the premium over similarly equipped competitors.

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: Luis D. (

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 Review


The Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 is a small and cheap with a 7-inch display, a quad-core CPU, a gig and a half of RAM, and Android KitKat. This tab sounds like it has lots of potential, but does it fare so well in reality?...

Excellent build and battery life ; Pleasant user interface

Sluggish performancePoor display sunlight legibility

With an accessible price of $199, the Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 would have made for an excellent purchase if its performance didn't leave so much to be desired. It would be a far, wide stretch to disregard the tab as unusable, but it fails to deliver the...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Softpedia (

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 Review


Samsung tablets for those on the budget? Check. High-end tablets for professionals? Also check. What about media tablets with amazing displays? Double check. Since most Android tablets driving sales today are models with low specs and decent price...

The Galaxy Tab4 7.0 offers a sturdy quality, with a light and easy-to-handle form-factor. It can cope with most basic tasks, like browsing and app usage. For those who like the TouchWiz interface, this could also be considered a plus, since the UI is...

The device is quite sluggish from the get-go, and after prolonged usage, it will fail to listen to your commands. Nevertheless, this seems to be a characteristic of lower-end tabs, so it shouldn't come as a surprise even if this model is offered by...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: (

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Review


Samsung released their 4th generation line of Galaxy Tab tablets on May 1st, 2014. There are three tablets in the Tab 4 series. All share the same specs and features, and all have 1280 x 800 resolution screens. The only difference between them is the...

Appealing design, and the compact size makes the device easy to hold for long periods of usage, especially reading ; Samsung's custom software adds a nifty multi-tasking feature that allows the tablet to have two apps open at once ; The Android 4.4...

Only some apps can be used for multi-tasking ; Lacks some advanced features found on similar tablets: No HDMI port, no NFC chip, no stereo speakers, no LED flash ; Specs are less than some similarly-priced tablets in the categories of pixel density,...

This is the first Samsung tablet that I've reviewed. I never understood why people chose Samsung tablets when there are almost always other brands with better specs for less money. But now I can see why Samsung's tablets are as popular as they are....

May, 2014

Expert review by: Joe Osborne (

Hands on: Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook review


A Samsung tablet with but a cranny of Nook

Great price ; Premium look and feel ; Nook-friendly firmware adjustments

Devoid of Nook identity ; Puny storage space

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: Suzie (

Great so far


Size is confortable, was afraid it might seem small but not the case. Not too hard to get use too but I still have issues working my phone. lol ; High 4 low 5 rating


Feb, 2015

Product Specifications

Built-in Camera:Double Camera


Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Keyboard: No
Phone Function: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes


Aspect Ratio:128:75 / 16:10
Display Technology:TFT Display
LED Backlight: No
LED Technology: No
Number of Displays:1
Touchscreen:Multi Touch

General Features

Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Convertible: No
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 4.1 Jellybean / Android 4.4 KitKat


GPU TYPE:OnBoard Graphic


Processor Brand:QUALCOMM / Samsung
Processor Number:MSM8226