The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 is the largest member of the Tab 4 family. We recently showed you the middle member – Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 , but if that’s not enough for you, then it’s worth seeing what this tablet has to offer. For a good part of users, 7 or 8 inch screens are not enough, which is understandable because today’s smartphones jokingly exceed the diagonals of 5 inch screens. For such users, 7-inch or 8-inch tablets are not particularly worthwhile, so 10-inch tablets remain available to them.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 design
As with other family members, this 10-inch tablet has a combination of plastic and imitation leather on the back. We are already used to seeing chrome edges on the side, so that was not missing here either. The fact that the body of the tablet is made of plastic does not necessarily have to be bad. At 487 grams, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 is not overly heavy. It’s not easy either, but to handle it. Despite its larger dimensions (243.3 x 176.4 x 8 mm), the tablet is not impractical for long-term use. Ok, it has to be held with both hands, but it can’t be otherwise with 10-inch tablets.
Unlike the smaller models in this series, this one has two quite good speakers, so their performance is incomparably better than the one produced by the mono speaker, which we have already seen on the Galaxy Tab 4 8.0. They are loud enough, and the sound clarity is at a high level. Only the front-positioned speakers can match them, but these are pretty ok too. The problem with them is that you can often fold them with your hands, but even that can be overcome with a little practice.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 screen
The screen is big enough, but Samsung kept the resolution from the smaller model, which is a big omission. We have already said that the screen is not a strong point with the 8-inch Tab 4 tablet, but when you have the same resolution on a larger diagonal, then all great expectations fall into the water. However, despite the fact that Samsung could have done a much better job, the image quality is not bad. The colors are strong and the lighting is at a good level. This is something that this manufacturer rarely fails to do, so it is the same here.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 Specification and Performance
The Big Tab 4 has a similar configuration as its younger brother. So there’s a quad-core processor with 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of storage for your data. In principle, this is enough for the tablet to work normally, but with some minor downtime. You don’t have to wait long to open applications, and games and multitasking work quite well. The tablet uses the latest Android OS and TouchWizz interface, which we said is slightly simplified and easy to use.
The tablet has the usual 3MP camera, which is quite average and nothing more. If there is enough light, the photos will be decent. Anything worse than that fades in fewer pixels and grayscale photos.
With a 6,800mAh battery, the tablet can last for several days on a single charge. This is what we also praised in Tab 4 8.0. This refers to some moderate use, which meets the needs of most users.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 Conclusion
With a price of 339 euros (as of June 11, 2014), the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 is not too expensive, but neither is it an affordable device. This price will drop over time, but at the moment it seems a bit too strong, especially if we know that this version is only with a Wi-Fi connection, while the one with 3G / LTE connections costs a significantly high 415 euros. I’m sure for that money there are great alternatives in the 10-inch tablet category.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 is quite a solid device, but nothing spectacular more than that. If you are not looking for a big screen, it is probably better to buy a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0, and if your needs dictate 10 or more inches, I am sure that there are adequate replacements in our offer of tablets.