Probably you that kind of a person who can’t spend much of you money on gadgets like Samsung’s Notes, A Tab is the way you should follow. Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 is a lighter and more compact gadget as compared the other previous generation 7-inch tablet.

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Samsung has put in all the efforts and worked hard to achieve this by shaving off most of the bezel, giving the tablet a trendy look. The plastic body has been upgraded to offer more grip and show less smudges. The use of a textured back rather than smooth plastic is laudable. With the low weight and a sure grip, this is ideally a good tablet for couch reading.

For some markets such as Africa where cellular is still more accessible than Wi-Fi, Samsung offers the Tab 4 with 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity.

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Samsung has added a few addons. Featuring Touchwiz tablet user interface, Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 allows you to create a multitasking window and then throw in two or more apps. This helps you accomplish tasks fast and easy – especially those that need you to import data from other apps. This also applies to the video player which you can keep resized and floating within an app.

While sharing this tablet at home or office, the account manager guides you through creating guest accounts and permissions for a small group of users. The Tab 4 7.0 unfortunately misses out on infrared and stereo speakers, but these are available on the Tab S 8.4.

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The Galaxy Tab 4 has a bright 7-inch display with HD resolution. Yielding a pixel density of 216 pixels per inch, it’s one of the sharpest mid-range tablet displays we have seen around, and outshines its predecessor in a big way. The display panel isn’t Super AMOLED as expected from Samsung. With an expensive production cost, the AMOLEDS are reserved for top-tier slates such as the Note and Tab S. Performance on the provided TFT panel is satisfactory, with lively colors and a wide viewing angle.

This makes it a great companion for students who do lots of document editing, videos and web browsing. The tablet is powered by a 4,000mAh battery for up to 10 hours of video or an astounding 190 hours of music.

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Being a low mid-range slate, you shouldn’t expect to run heavy apps on this without a grumble. The 1.5GB of RAM though more than adequate for single tasks might be the cause of little stutters inside the multitasking window. The provided 1.2 GHz quad-core processor offers nothing special. The Vivante GC1000 graphics unit is only good for casual games. The Marvell PXA1088 chipset as a whole is a letdown to the improvements Samsung has made over the Tab 3 7.0.


About Sh. 27,250 for the 8GB model on 6 Feb 2015.