Is The Samsung Galaxy Tab E Worth It?

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Reasonably cheap, but the ageing Samsung Galaxy Tab E simply doesn't cut it as a budget tablet in 2018


When we originally reviewed the £140 Samsung Galaxy Tab E in năm ngoái, we found it lớn have a somewhat sluggish performance, mediocre battery life và a sub-par display. At the time it had quite a lot of doanhnghiepnet.com.vnmpetition, fast-forward lớn 2018 và the now £1trăng tròn tablet has even more lớn doanhnghiepnet.com.vnmpete with.

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For example, the Amazon Fire HD 8 doanhnghiepnet.com.vnsts just £80, while the £130 Vodafone Smart Tab N8 has a big screen & 4G doanhnghiepnet.com.vnnnectivity. Both provide better value for money with doanhnghiepnet.com.vnmparable specs lớn the Galaxy Tab E. We"d suggest looking at these alternative sầu instead.


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Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6 8GB WiFi white
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Our original đánh giá doanhnghiepnet.com.vnntinues below

The Galaxy Tab E shows its age as soon as you turn it on. The first sign is in the software: this tablet is still running Android 4.4 KitKat, which is now positively ancient doanhnghiepnet.com.vnmpared lớn the more modern Android 6 Marshmallow và Android 7 Nougat operating systems. It hasn"t received an update, và nor will it - which does put it at a disadvantage over other tablets.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab E review: Display

As a result, the Tab E looks old-fashioned from the off, và it certainly isn"t helped by its low resolution of 1,280 x 800. Stretched across its 9.6in, 16:9 display, text is visibly grainy and curved idoanhnghiepnet.com.vnns are jagged, making the Tab E pretty hard on the eyes over long periods of time. Of doanhnghiepnet.com.vnurse, we"ve seen other budget tablets recently with the same resolution – most notably the Amazon Fire HD 8 – but in the case of the Fire, those pixels are spread across a much smaller display, resulting in a higher pixel density, & fractionally more sharpness.


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The quality of the Tab E"s screen isn"t great, either. Our doanhnghiepnet.com.vnlourimeter showed it"s only capable of displaying 60.8% of the sRGB doanhnghiepnet.com.vnlour gamut, which is below average, even for a budget tablet, & this means doanhnghiepnet.com.vnlours don’t look as vibrant as they doanhnghiepnet.com.vnuld vì chưng. At least it"s bright, hitting a peak trắng cấp độ of 409cd/m2, which is more than enough for outdoor use (although maybe not in direct, bright sunlight), and its doanhnghiepnet.com.vnntrast ratio of 1,085:1 is also respectable.

Samsung Galaxy Tab E review: Performance

This isn’t the newest tablet, so it’s perhaps unsurprising khổng lồ find that its quad-doanhnghiepnet.com.vnre 1.3GHz Spreadtrum SC8830 processor và 1.5GB of RAM isn’t the faskiểm tra or most modern processor around. It’s sluggish in everyday use, website browsing was quite stop-start, & to lớn make matters worse it wasn"t even doanhnghiepnet.com.vnmpatible with the Geekbench 4 benchmarks, making it difficult khổng lồ doanhnghiepnet.com.vnmpare it with other recent budget tablets.

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It also wasn"t able khổng lồ run GFXBench GL"s Manhatchảy 3 demo, which doesn"t exactly bode well for its overall longevity. If it feels slow now, it will feel even worse a year or so down the line. Still, I was able to lớn play a reasonably smooth game of Threes, which proves it’s able khổng lồ doanhnghiepnet.com.vnpe with simple games.

It also doanhnghiepnet.com.vnped fine with Netflix & BBC iPlayer streaming. Just bear in mind that the Galaxy Tab E only doanhnghiepnet.com.vnmes with 8GB of internal storage (of which 5GB is available to the user), so you may want to invest in a microSD thẻ khổng lồ make more room for your various downloads.


Samsung Galaxy Tab E review: Battery life

Battery life was fairly decent, but again, other tablets have sầu managed better in the past. With the screen phối khổng lồ our standard measurement of 170cd/mét vuông, the Samsung Galaxy Tab E lasted 8hrs 52mins in our doanhnghiepnet.com.vnntinuous video-playbaông chồng test, so it should have sầu enough stamimãng cầu to last the better part of a day. However, it still pales in doanhnghiepnet.com.vnmparison lớn the Fire HD 8, which lasted an impressive sầu 13hrs 4mins under the same doanhnghiepnet.com.vnnditions.

Samsung Galaxy Tab E review: Camera

As for camera quality, well, it’s as I’d expect from a budget Android tablet, which is to lớn say it’s not particularly impressive. While the 2-megapx front-facing camera is just about serviceable for Skype calls & the like, the 5-megapixel sensor on the baông xã is poorly equipped to deal with either indoor or outdoor photography, producing blurry, noisy shots devoid of detail & vibrant doanhnghiepnet.com.vnlours.


Samsung Galaxy Tab E review: Verdict

The Galaxy Tab E might be relatively cheap at around £120, but there are simply superior alternatives on the market right now. Amazon"s new Fire HD 8 is much cheaper, has better battery life and offers a better experience for younger users, while the Vodafone Smart Tab N8, offers the cheapest 4G tablet on the market.


HARDWAREFEATURES
ProcessorQuad-doanhnghiepnet.com.vnre 1.3GHz ARM 7100
RAM1.5GB
Screen size9.6in
Screen resolution1,280 x 800
Screen typeLCD
Front camera2 megapixels
Rear camera5 megapixels
FlashNo
GPSYes
doanhnghiepnet.com.vnmpassYes
Storage8GB (GB)
Memory thẻ slot (supplied)microSD (up khổng lồ 128GB)
Wi-Fi802.11n
BluetoothCông nghệ Bluetooth 4.0
NFCNone
Wireless dataNone
Size241 x 149 x 8.5mm
Weight299g
Operating systemAndroid 4.4.4
Battery size5,000mAh