April 1st 2014 9:00 am


conclusion:We're mixed

70 February 5th 2015 5:53 pm

With so many options available to customers looking for a Samsung tablet -- from the stylus-equipped Galaxy Note 8.0 to the simply stellar Galaxy Tab S -- it takes a lot to stand out from the crowd. The Galaxy Tab4 8.0 is a serviceable slate, but lacks the pizzazz to justify a purchase in lieu of one of its flashier relatives.

While CNET liked the "nice, compact size" of the Tab4, they found the plastic construction "a bit cheap," and PC Advisor noted it "lacks a premium finish." However, CNET says it offers a textured finish that is both "simultaneously smooth and grippy," and HotHardware thinks it's "an improvement" over the glossy casing of the Galaxy Tab 3. The screen is also a bit of a mixed bag -- not quite bad, but also not very flashy. HotHardware says it offers "decent color and viewing angles" but in the end it's only "passable" given that many competing tablets offer higher resolution displays at the same price.

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CNET Jun 10, 2014

Even when taking its consistently smooth performance and bevy of software features into consideration, $279 is too much to ask for a simple slate like the 8-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 4.

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PC Mag May 27, 2014

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 offers little in the form of innovation, but for a competitive price, you get a reliable mid-sized Android tablet.

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ChipChick Jul 1, 2014

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 WiFi Tablet is well designed with a solid feature set and a healthy battery life. And while it's hardly a premium high-end tablet, it is a solid choice for a mid-range Android slate.

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HotHardware Jul 7, 2014

As is the case with many tablets, there are tradeoffs to consider and users will have to decide which features are most valuable, but all in all, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 is a good value for the money.

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kstagg kstagg

I actually purchased this online for $239 mistakenly thinking I had purchased a refurb Galaxy Tab 4 Pro. Oh well. Having looked at what I had ordered, sure enough I didn't order the Pro. But to be honest? I still love the damned thing. I have a Nexus 7 which I had handed down to my wife because...

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franchise513 franchise513

I recently bought this tablet after having the Galaxy Nexus 2nd Gen 2013 7''. The Samsung has more features, but the galaxy had a better picture and was a lot more "snappy" and crisp with the touch screen. I loved my galaxy and had it a year and broke it. I had insurance and planned on getting...

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