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Samsung Galaxy Tab S4

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4

from  $649+
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Review: More Nightmare than Dream

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Review: More Nightmare than Dream

Posted   08.08.18
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67 Engadget Score
It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.
67

It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.

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The Tab S4 would be an excellent Android tablet if Samsung hadn’t tried to do too much with it. By adding DeX software integration, the company hoped to provide a desktop-like interface to boost productivity, but ended up with an finicky interface that’s ultimately unreliable. If the Tab S4 was a pure Android tablet and cost hundreds less it would be great. Alas, it’s too problematic for the price.

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Pros
  • Compact and lightweight design
  • Bright and vivid display
  • S Pen is included for free
Cons
  • DeX mode is finicky and unpredictable
  • Keyboard accessory and software are awful

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69
 
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Critic Reviews 8

70
 
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User Reviews 2
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Specs

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Screen size
10.5in
Storage type
Internal, Memory card
Form factor
Operating system
Screen size
Storage type
Tablet
Android
10.5in
Internal, Memory card

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67 Engadget Score
It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.
67

It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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67
 

User Reviews

50
SCi-Fi
Its a 2017 chipset with a 2015 camera, it hasn't enough memory to multitask...read more
90
Trey
I own the S4 and can tell you it works great. If you don't like DeX mode then...read more
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