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Samsung Galaxy Tab4 7.0

from  $199+
70
Global
Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
70

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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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).

Engadget Summary

The Samsung Galaxy Tab4 looks nice, but offers little else beyond that to justify its price tag.

The Tab4 has most of the fit and finish befitting a member of Samsung's premiere Galaxy line, with phoneArena calling its build quality "flawless." However, they also found the design rather "uninspired," with CNET noting that the Tab4 "isn't much of a looker" due to its plain plastic construction. At least the screen looks nice, with CNET calling it "fine" while phoneArena says it's pleasant despite lacking the characteristic "pop" of a Samsung display.

The Tab4 could still try to wow with its performance, and to that effect CNET says "performance is pretty good" though gaming is "more of a mixed bag." The Tab4's battery life is a little more of a contentious issue, with phoneArena finding it rather excellent while PC Mag declared it "mediocre." CNET took the middle road on battery life, calling the 10 hours they eked out "about right."

There is nothing particularly bad about the Galaxy Tab4, but there's also nothing outstanding about it. It's a fairly middle-of-the-road product, in a field comprised of similarly-priced tablets that can offer a lot more bang for your buck.

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User Reviews

60
garbearbrooks
This cheap, mid high end tablet has Just as many features as any other tablet...read more
90
jdonwhitehead
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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63
Average Critic Score

Portability (size / weight)

80
 

Display

70
 

Design and form factor

60
 

Storage capacity

60
 

Durability

80
 

Battery life

80
 

How It Stacks Up

82

Engadget

82
 

Critic

88
 

User

83
 

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82

Engadget

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Critic

80
 

User

90
 
74

Engadget

74
 

Critic

74
 

User

81
 
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How It Stacks Up

82

Engadget

82
 

Critic

88
 

User

83
 

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82

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Critic

80
 

User

90
 
74

Engadget

74
 

Critic

74
 

User

81
 
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