This is the Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 – the smallest and cheapest model from Samsung’s new family of tablets. As in the case of the 8 and 10-inch models, this 7-inch tablet brings almost identical performance. Samsung has decided to give these three the same features, while only making the choice between screen sizes available to customers. This is ok in principle, as it often happens that only larger (and often more expensive) models offer decent and better performance, while smaller ones are often reduced to e-book readers. So, Samsung also has a horse for a 7-inch race.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 design
When it comes to design, the Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 is typical of Samsung. The plastic case with a background covered with imitation leather is a trademark of this series of tablets. Like the Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 and Galaxy Tab 4 10.1, this small device brings a very solid feeling to your hands. Samsung has managed to make this plastic pleasant to the touch. As this is a smaller device, its more modest dimensions give it ease of holding, and thanks to the weight of only 276g, the device is as light as a feather. All in all, the tablet has a likable look and looks really nice.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 screen
This tablet, quite logically, has a 7-inch screen with the usual 1200 × 800 pixels. We have already concluded that this is not an overly desirable resolution, because the pixels are easily visible to the naked eye, which none of us wants to see, but what is there is. As it is an identical screen (only smaller) as with larger models, the lighting is at a good level, and the colors are pronounced and pleasant. Also, the tablet has no problem coping with excess sunlight in daylight, which is especially important with such small devices, which are usually carried with them during the day.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 Specification and Performance
The tablet is ready to meet most of the needs that the user of such a device has. The quad-core processor at 1.2GHz makes the tablet reasonably fast. A good part of that is due to the 1.5GB of RAM. In practice, this means that the tablet does not have major problems with most applications. Some hiccups can be noticed sometimes, and most often when “heavier” applications want to run, as well as in more demanding video games. This does not mean that more demanding software will not work on this tablet, but only that the tablet will not work so smoothly.
Like the older siblings, the Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 is not a real photographer. The 3MP fixed focus camera gives completely basic results. The only time you can count on slightly better photos is when there is a lot of light, but everything else is not good enough.
The Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 has a 4,000mAh battery. This means that with a stronger use, you can count on two days of use. If you don’t intend to play games and surf the net too much, the Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 can last up to 3.4 days on a single charge, which is a very good result.
The smallest Tab 4 comes with 4.4.2 KitKat Android OS with Samsung’s TouchWizz interface, which brings the most common and most needed options. They are very useful in operation, so on that side, the Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 does not have any major flaws.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 Conclusion
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 is priced at just over € 250, which seems quite decent for what this tablet has to offer. There are two variants on offer: one with Wi-Fi and the other with 3G / LTE connection. However, if we know that for a few tens of euros you can get a far better tablet, it is clear that you can consider another tablet or that it may not be bad to wait for the price of this device to fall. Admittedly, if you need a small, portable, and relatively inexpensive tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 is definitely one of them.