Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 Review

3G Only (SM-231)     See other variants reviews Score: 6.61/10
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 is an interesting tablet released some years ago, in 2014, featuring a good 1.2 gigahertz Quad-Core processor, a 7-inches capacitive screen, and 2 cameras, a 3 MP back side camera and a 1.3 MP front side camera.

Samsung decided to equip the Tab 4 7.0 using a Marvell PXA1088 system chip, including a good Quad-Core processing unit ticking at 1200 megahertz with a great 1,5 GB RAM memory. A nice feature of the Tab 4 7.0 is the 8 GB quite big internal storage memory and an SD memory card expansion slot, allowing the user to install a couple hundred games and apps without running out of space.

Samsung made the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0available only in two color options, black and white. The Tab 4 7.0 is a bit heavy comparing with today standards, weighting 9.74 ounces. This tablet is a compact tablet, given that it features a 7" screen and it has just 7.36" long and 4.25" wide. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 is extremely slim and stilized, with a thickness of just 0.35".

This tablet has a good looking 7" screen with a 1280 x 800 resolution, providing this tablet with a very good graphical experience. Its screen uses LCD capacitive technology, and is multi-touch enabled.

The Tab 4 7.0 has two cameras, a 3 mega-pixels back-facing camera and a 1.3 mega-pixels front facing camera. It is capable of capturing 1280x720 HD videos at 30 fps. In addition, this tablet's camera also has geo tagging.

This tablet has wi-fi capability (and it can share it with other devices around, acting as a mobile hotspot), 4G (LTE) fast data connection and also HSPA+ connection type, which is a bit slower 4G variation or 3G fast internet connection, over HSDPA, HSUPA and EDGE technologies. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 works with a SIM card for GSM services and it can work with both CDMA and GSM.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 also includes some interesting features like Bluetooth (4.0), GPS Localization and NFC (Near Field Communication), and Accelerometer.

The Tab 4 7.0 uses a big 4000 mAh non-replaceable battery that provides this device a marvelous battery life. An issue to evaluate is that the Tab 4 7.0's battery isn't replaceable so you won't be able to replace it when it starts to get older, while with so much capacity you will probably replace this tablet before that becomes a real problem.

This tablet is a mid-level tablet that costs around 180 dollars, which is quite the same as other same level devices. This tablet is probably a good choice for you it doesn't matter whether you are looking for a social device, want a tablet for playing games or will use it for work.

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Device Type:Tablet
Operating System (OS):Android 4.4.2
Variant:3G Only
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Also Known As:Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
Product code:SM-231
Dimensions:7.36 x 4.25 x 0.35 inchesMetric18.69 x 10.8 x 0.89 cmImperial
Weight:9.74 ouncesMetric276.12 gImperial
Colors:Black and White
Release date:2014-04-01
Price:$ 180.00


Screen Type:LCD (16M colors)
Size:7 inchesMetric17.8 cmImperial
Resolution:800 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density:216 pixels per inchMetric85.04 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Marvell PXA1088
Processor:ARM Cortex-A7 (Quad-Core 1200 MHz)
RAM Memory:1,5 GB
Graphics Processor:Vivante
Internal Memory:8 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC (up to 32 GB)


Capacity:4000 mAh


Back camera:3 megapixels
Front camera:1.3 megapixels
Max video resolution:1280 x 720 (30 fps) (HD)
Camera features:Geo Tagging


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:SIM
CDMA Bands:800, 1900
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS Bands:850, 900, 1900, 2100
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, EDGE, GPRS, GSM and CDMA

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.0