Samsung Galaxy Tab E
Although tablets have become less mainstream nowadays but still they are quite useful when it comes to a number of things. A tablet will give you a better reading, movie watching, and web browsing experience than a smartphone no matter how big its screen is.
Only a few brands include tablets in their main product lineup and Samsung is one of them. Last year, it launched the Galaxy Tab E with a really large screen of 9.6-inches, which is now selling at a price of 16,700 rupees. Many experts regard it as the perfect tablet of the mid-range segment. In this article, we will take a closer look at how the Galaxy Tab E performs in the real life conditions.
Decent Build Quality
While Samsung’s most budget and mid-range segment devices fail to offer a good build quality, this tablet is a great exception. Although the manufacturer has only used plastic, the choice of material is highly appreciable. The outer shell of Tab E feels durable and sturdy in the hand. It does not creak or flex no matter how much pressure you apply on the panel.
Low Resolution Display
Most people decide to purchase a tablet just by looking at its display quality and size. Although the Galaxy Tab E sports a big 9.6-inch screen, its quality is quite disappointing. For making it, Samsung has used a TFT panel instead of IPS one. This results in poor color reproduction and limited viewing angles.
Resolution of just 1280 X 800 is another major disappointment and will prove to be a deal breaker for most customers. The aspect ratio of 16:09 is good for movie watching but not advised for reading books and magazines. Moreover, the low pixel density greatly degrades the reading experience on this tablet.
The bezels around the screen are really thin. You may regard this as a good thing but from the usability point of view, it is something a user would not want. A tablet should provide enough thick bezels so that when someone holds it, his fingers do not accidently touch the screen.
If you are a gamer and also do heavy multitasking then the Galaxy Tab E is not the best solution. At its core, this tablet sports a quad-core 1.3 GHz processor, which is based on the dated Cortex A7 architecture. Just 1.5 GB of RAM is not enough in the year 2016. Most of the apps running in the background will easily go out of memory and you will have to restart them.
Surprisingly, the Galaxy device handles most games without any problem. Titles like GTA SA and Asphalt 8 run smoothly, though a user will have to change the graphic settings to medium.
Out of the box, this tablet runs on Android Kitkat, which is something a customer should consider before making a purchase decision. The good thing, on the other hand, is its UI is clean. It does not come with many bloatware apps.
Tablets are not meant for photography but still Samsung has equipped the Galaxy Tab E with a 5MP rear shooter. It captures decent images when the lighting conditions are good. Unfortunately, you can only record HD videos with it. The front 2 MP camera is perfect for making video calls. Camera app is easy to use and also offers some image enhancing presets.
Lacks 4G Connectivity
The Samsung device sports a single SIM card slot on the left but only supports 2G and 3G networks. Users will not be able to enjoy high-speed 4G internet on it. Just below the SIM slot is a microSD Card compartment, which can be used to expand the onboard 8GB storage up to 256 GB.
One of the most interesting features of the Galaxy Tab E is it offers calling functionality. This feature will attract many customers for sure.
Offers Long Power Backup
This Galaxy tablet comes with a massive 5000 mAh battery that will easily last for more than a day. It takes around 2.5 hours to get fully charged. The tablet does not use much power because it has a low-resolution display and less hungry processor.
- Durable body
- Calling support
- Expandable storage
- Dual cameras
- No 4G support
- Low resolution display
- Low volume audio
- Runs on an old OS
The Samsung Galaxy Tab E is for people who like to watch movies on tablets and do occasional gaming. It is also good for doing video conferences. However, its processor is a not a powerhouse and the users will not be able to use this for hard multitasking.
|Features||Voice Calling, Single SIM, 3G, Android Operating System|
|Built||490 grams [W]; 8.5mm [Th]|
|Display||9.6 inch, 800×1200 Pixels, 157 PPI, TFT, 73.89% Screen-to-Body Ratio|
|Performance||Spreadtrum SC7730, Quad core, 1.3 GHz, Mali-400 MP2, 1.5GB RAM, 8GB Memory, 128GB SD Card Support|
|Camera||5MP, Auto Focus, Digital Zoom, Image 2592 x 1944 Pixels, HD Recording, 2MP Front Facing Camera|
|Battery||5000 mAh Li-Po|
|Network||1G, 2G, 3G, Mobile Hotspot, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi|