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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the price and touch screen. The screen and portability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the GPS navigation and connectivity. The storage and features get mixed comments.

usability, portability, screen, touch screen, price

connectivity, GPS navigation

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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 17 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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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

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Better than the Ipad mini

 

I'm so glad I got this over the ipad mini. We use ipad minis at my school and I definitely like the tab 4 better. With the ipad minis, all apps, music, and over all functionality must be done a certain way. With the Tab 4 I get speed, the option to add...

Fast, beautiful screen, perfect size, great price

Some may want more features, none

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Product Specifications

Built-in Camera:Double Camera

Configuration

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

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
USB:USB 2.0
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Display

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

Convertible: No
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 4.1 Jellybean / Android 4.4 KitKat

Graphic

GPU TYPE:OnBoard Graphic

Processor

Processor:EXYNOS 4 DUAL / SNAPDRAGON 400
Processor Brand:QUALCOMM / Samsung
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