CNET First Look
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 is a good tablet at a great priceThe 7-inch Galaxy Tab 4 offers decent performance and a nice screen at a fairly low price.
Hey, I'm Nate, and today we're checking out the Galaxy Tab 4. This is a seven inch tablet with a quad core processor that runs Android 4.4 KitKat, and it's available for $179.99. So the Galaxy Tab 4 doesn't exactly break new ground in the budget tablet space. But it offers just enough good stuff at a bargain price. It's not much of a looker. You're getting a plastic slab available in your choice of white or black. The 7 inch display has a 1280 by 800 pixel resolution. That's obviously lower than higher-end models. But it actually looks pretty good. Colors don't look dull, and stay true even when you hold the tablet at weird angles. It's a little glossy, but keep it out of direct sunlight and you'll be fine. The 8 gigabytes of storage is disappointing, and all too common on cute tablets. But there's a micro-SD slot with room for a 32 gig card. So you've got a bit of room to grow there. The quad core processor is nice and zippy for its general use. And you'll [UNKNOWN] to menu with these. It can get a little sluggish when things get busy though. And you can choke on hiring games like Dead Trigger Two. There are a pair of cameras. 1.3 megapixs on the front, 3 megapixs on the rear. Neither one is very good. Now my biggest gripe is the one I always have with Samsung devices, there's a lot going on here. Samsung's touch with interface takes over the whole device, changing the fundamental Android experience. It adds a lot of new things some are cool like the multi window feature that let's you split the screen in two. Performance does take a bit of a hit, but it makes way for real multi tasking on a tablet which is great. And then there are things like S Force which just duplicates features baked into Google Now, it's all going to boil down to user preference I prefer the pure Android experience. [MUSIC] And that's the Galaxy Tab four. So, it's not exactly a game changer. And you know what? That's fine. You're getting good performance at a good price with a nice display and it runs the latest version of android. All that for $179.99 after a 20 dollar rebate. If you're looking for a budget device you can't really go wrong here. I'm, Nate Ralph. Thanks for watching. [MUSIC]