Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 SM-T231 Review-Good Looking Basic Tablet

In recent months tablet market is flooding with different variations and sizes. Samsung has launched next updated version tab series Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 SM-T231. Obligingly, Samsung has released a new tablet designed specifically for my needs. It perfectly fits in your hands and fulfill all your needs. The new version of Tab comes in 7 and 8 inch variants, apart from the screen sizes there’s very little difference between the Tab 4 models.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 SM-T231Box Shot

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 SM-T231 Design and Features

Today I’ll talk primarily about 7 inch version of the Tab 4. It weighs 276 gms and has very sleek dimensions 186.9 x 107.9 x 9 mm. First impressions are good, the device is good enough to show its unique style to Samsung fans. This tablet has everything.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 SM-T231Box Shot Back

The display is build with TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors with a resolution of 800 x 1280 pixels. You get the fastest version of Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP and microSD slot supports up to 32GB and 8GB built-in.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 SM-T231 Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 SM-T231Back Panel

The back feels faux leather type plastic finish, although it shares some design. The design is basically suites for home purpose. Since the tablet is all about the viewing experience,it has good display to watch videos and playing games. It is fairly well for watching YouTube videos on the go.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 SM-T231 Features

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 comes in two variants, 7 inch and 8 inch. You’ll be able to opt for either 8 or 16GB internal storage capacities and there’s a microSD card slot for adding up to 32GB and 64GB more.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Display Quality

When it comes to display the Samsung uses TFT capacitive touchscreen with 16 million colors. Surprisingly the display produces wonderful colors without any flaws. Even in daylight you can easily read letters on the screen, and even the screen viewing angles also great.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 SM-T231Performance Review

The user interface of Tab 4 is smart and designed especially for tablet use. The default apps – Contacts, My Files, S Planner, Memo, Browser, E-mail, Music, Video, Alarm, S Voice are looks good and also works well.

On the graphics side of things the Galaxy Tab 4 is under-performed, in each of our tests we saw the tablet unable to compete with tablet like Nexus 7. The UI becomes sluggish when more than 3 to 4 programs running in the background, the performance is very disappointing.

Battery life is also very good, a full charge of battery can give one day of daily usage.

Verdict

The Tab 4 is a really rather good tablet indeed. No doubt about it, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 good in size and function, and it did just that.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 SM-T231 Specifications

General
Release dateApril 2014
Dimensions186.90 x 107.90 x 9.00 mm
Weight276.00 gms
Removable batteryNo
ColoursBlack or White
Display
Screen size7 Inches
Resolution1280×800 pixels
Colours16M
Hardware
Processor1.2GHz  quad-core
RAM1.5GB
Internal storage8GB
Expandable storageYes
Expandable storage typemicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)32
Camera
Rear camera3MP
FlashNo
Front camera1.3-megapixel
Software
Operating SystemAndroid 4.4
Java supportYes
Browser supports FlashYes
Connectivity
Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/ b/ g/ n
GPSYes
BluetoothYes, v 4.00
NFCNo
InfraredNo
DLNANo
Wi-Fi DirectYes
MHL OutNo
HDMINo
Headphones3.5mm
FMNo
USBMicro-USB
Charging via Micro-USBYes
Proprietary charging connectorNo
Proprietary data connectorNo
Number of SIMs1
SIM TypeMicro-SIM
GSM/ CDMAGSM
3GYes
Voice CallingNo
StylusNo
Sensors
Compass/ MagnetometerNo
Proximity sensorYes
AccelerometerYes
Ambient light sensorYes
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 SM-T231 Review
6.4 Overall
Pros
Branding
Cons
Poor Performance
Summary
The Tab 4 is a really rather good tablet indeed. No doubt about it, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 good in size and function, and it did just that.
Build Quality6.5
Features6
Design7
Camera4
Network8
Battery7

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