Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0

7.3/10 AVG.
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Specs summary

Screen
8"

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0's screen is 8 inches with 800 x 1280 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.2 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Quad core 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on the Android 4.4 KitKat (Update Available: 5.1.1 Lollipop) operating system (OS).

Camera
3+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 3+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
4450mAh

The tablet is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 4450 mAh battery.



The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 is a smooth-performing midrange slate, but it's overpriced compared to similar tablets.

- Xiomara Blanco , Cnet 

Reviews summary

7.3/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 7 reviews

What's good

  • MicroSD support
  • Vibrant display
  • IR blaster

What's bad

  • Price
  • Mono speaker
  • So-so battery life
  • Poor camera
  • Screen resolution

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 attempts to offer a budget-friendly way to enjoy the Samsung device experience. With a lower resolution display and pared back internals, it’s far from a flagship device. But is it a good value for its price range? Let’s check out the reviews!

With an 8-inch 1280-by-800 pixel display, the Tab 4 8.0 is the middle ground between the 7.0- and 10.1-inch models. Overall, reviews found the screen quality and build of the tablet are positive. Android Authority called the screen “rather enjoyable as color reproduction, viewing angles, and outdoor visibility are all quite good.” However, the resolution does impact the experience. PC Magazine points out that it “lacks the clarity you get with the full-HD displays.” As more devices gain full-HD and higher displays, the Tab 4 8.0 will show its age quickly.

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A quad-core 1.2GHz processor with 1.5GB of RAM powers the tablet. While this is far from bleeding-edge specs, the lower resolution screen helps to smooth out the experience. PC Magazine found that “performance is on par with entry-level Android smartphones.” Samsung’s split-view app support works well for basic tasks as well according to CNet who says that this “gives the Galaxy Tab 4 a performance edge in the midsize tablet category.”

All sizes of the Tab 4 include 16GB of internal storage. Should you need a little more room for your movies, music or other files, microSD support makes expanding storage space cheap and easy. Unfortunately, if you’re looking to snap pictures with your tablet, the 3MP flashless rear camera and 1.3MP front facing camera are weak even by last year’s standards.

In all, reviews of the tablet were hit and miss. While the build quality is good and the experience isn’t bad, its price seems to be its biggest weakness. CNet called the Tab 4 a “glorified budget tablet” and also noted that it is “far from the best deal out there.” This was a recurring theme in many reviews. Many competitors offer a tablet with better resolution, faster specs or even larger screens at a similar price point with PC Advisor UK pointing out that “though the Tab 4 8.0 is cheaper than the Tab S and Tab Pro tablets, it’s expensive compared to its rivals.”


Reviews (7.3/10 Avg. rating)


Computerworld

Aimed at the more price-conscious end of the market

from Computerworld

Even though the Tab 4 8.0 is cheaper than the Tab S and Tab Pro tablets, it’s expensive compared to its rivals. Add to this some outdated specifications and it's no bargain.

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Even though the Tab 4 8.0 is cheaper than the Tab S and Tab Pro tablets, it’s expensive compared to its rivals. Add to this some outdated specifications and it's no bargain.

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Tech Advisor

Barely an upgrade from the Tab 3 and overpriced to boot

from Tech Advisor

Even though the Tab 4 8.0 is cheaper than the Tab S and Tab Pro tablets, it’s expensive compared to its rivals. Add to this some outdated specifications and it's no bargain.

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Even though the Tab 4 8.0 is cheaper than the Tab S and Tab Pro tablets, it’s expensive compared to its rivals. Add to this some outdated specifications and it's no bargain.

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Chip Chick

A Solid Mid-range Tablet

from Chip Chick

The Galaxy Tab 8.0 is a solid choice. It’s super thin and light, and yet it’s still durable enough (even for the kids). It’s running the latest version of Android, which is always a good sign. It has Samsung’s TouchWiz software, but it’s not too bloated, and it can handle the enhancements with ease. We never experienced much (if any) lag or sluggishness. We found the interface to be pretty user friendly and intuitive. First-time tablet or Android owners: fear not. The screen’s vibrance makes up for it’s lower-than-retina details.

Also, this tab is a lifesaver in the living room with its IR blaster and remote control functionality (Logitech charges a lot for their remotes to do this). Of course, there’s better (technically) tablets out there with more features and such, but this Tab 4 8.0 is loaded with just about everything your average techie really needs. 

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The Galaxy Tab 8.0 is a solid choice. It’s super thin and light, and yet it’s still durable enough (even for the kids). It’s running the latest version of Android, which is always a good sign. It has Samsung’s TouchWiz software, but it’s not too bloated, and it can handle the enhancements with ease. We never experienced much (if any) lag or sluggishness. We found the interface to be pretty user friendly and intuitive. First-time tablet or Android owners: fear not. The screen’s vibrance makes up for it’s lower-than-retina details.

Also, this tab is a lifesaver in the living room with its IR blaster and remote control functionality (Logitech charges a lot for their remotes to do this). Of course, there’s better (technically) tablets out there with more features and such, but this Tab 4 8.0 is loaded with just about everything your average techie really needs. 

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GreenBot

Feels like a mid-range tablet from last year

from GreenBot

The Tab 4 8.0 comes with a better processor than its Tab 3 predecessor, and while that's nothing to scoff at, the differences basically end there.

Before you decide that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 is right for you, I'd strongly recommend that you consider the competition. For only $34 more, you can buy the LG G Pad 8.3, which comes with more RAM, faster CPU, a larger and higher resolution display, bigger battery, and better build quality. It may lack some of the software on Samsung's offering, but as long as it's available at that price point, the Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 just doesn't seem worth the difference in features or performance.

The Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 is a rather average mid-range offering from Samsung that should get you where you need to go, but doesn't have a whole lot to recommend it. Sumsung needs to make bigger upgrades to its affordable tablet line next year.  

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The Tab 4 8.0 comes with a better processor than its Tab 3 predecessor, and while that's nothing to scoff at, the differences basically end there.

Before you decide that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 is right for you, I'd strongly recommend that you consider the competition. For only $34 more, you can buy the LG G Pad 8.3, which comes with more RAM, faster CPU, a larger and higher resolution display, bigger battery, and better build quality. It may lack some of the software on Samsung's offering, but as long as it's available at that price point, the Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 just doesn't seem worth the difference in features or performance.

The Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 is a rather average mid-range offering from Samsung that should get you where you need to go, but doesn't have a whole lot to recommend it. Sumsung needs to make bigger upgrades to its affordable tablet line next year.  

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Cnet

A simple slate with a stiff price

from Cnet

The 8-to-9-inch tablet category is seeing a robust revival, but the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 misses the chance to make an impression on its peers. Its simple offerings conflict with its steep pricing and, though Samsung took the hint and priced the Tab 4 lower than last year's Galaxy Tab 3, it's too little, too late.

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The 8-to-9-inch tablet category is seeing a robust revival, but the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 misses the chance to make an impression on its peers. Its simple offerings conflict with its steep pricing and, though Samsung took the hint and priced the Tab 4 lower than last year's Galaxy Tab 3, it's too little, too late.

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PC Magazine

Continues Samsung's tradition of tablets that get the job done, but offer little in the form of innovation or even meaningful upgrades

from PC Magazine

Fortunately for Samsung, there isn't a ton of competition in the 8-inch Android tablet realm, and the price tag is low enough to compete with 7-inch tablets that might be too small for some. There's definitely no need to upgrade for Galaxy Tab 3 owners, but the Tab 4 8.0 is at least a reliable choice for the masses....

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Fortunately for Samsung, there isn't a ton of competition in the 8-inch Android tablet realm, and the price tag is low enough to compete with 7-inch tablets that might be too small for some. There's definitely no need to upgrade for Galaxy Tab 3 owners, but the Tab 4 8.0 is at least a reliable choice for the masses.

Samsung's Galaxy Tab line is a case study in "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." Every year brings updated software and a mild hardware refresh, but little that distinguishes it from its predecessors or its peers. It'll suffice for most needs, but the Tab 4 8.0 is an update for update's sake.

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Android Authority

Bright and vivid display, hard to recommend

from Android Authority

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 is the middle child in Samsung’s latest iteration of the Galaxy Tab line up and is essentially the Tab 4 7.0 with a slightly larger display just in case 7 inches wasn’t big enough for you. The design is very typical Samsung fare with an all plastic construction and a fake leather texture on the back that we’ve seen since the Note 3....

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 is the middle child in Samsung’s latest iteration of the Galaxy Tab line up and is essentially the Tab 4 7.0 with a slightly larger display just in case 7 inches wasn’t big enough for you. The design is very typical Samsung fare with an all plastic construction and a fake leather texture on the back that we’ve seen since the Note 3.

The Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 ships with Android 4.4.2 KitKat with Samsung’s Touchwiz interface but it’s a much more slimmed down version compared to what you get on the Galaxy S5 or the PRO line of tablets as many features have been omitted. The more useful functions of TouchWiz however are still intact like Multiwindow for true multitasking, palm swipe for taking screen shots, and Smart Stay to keep the display on for as long as you’re looking at it.

It certainly is far and away from a bad choice as far as tablets are concerned as it offers decent performance, a bright and vivid display, and solid battery life but the price tag might be tough to swallow even if it is on sale right now especially with competitors offering considerably better options for less money making this tablet hard to recommend.

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date June 30, 2014
Regions available USA
Networks
No cellular data
variations
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.4 KitKat (Update Available: 5.1.1 Lollipop)

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Secondary OS No
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Quad core 1.2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 16 GB
RAM 1536 MB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Body: 0.71 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 4450 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time 10 hours
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 12 hours
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Reading Time No
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 21.0 x 12.4 x 0.8 cm (8.3 x 4.9 x 0.3 in)
Weight 320 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 800 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density 189 pixels
Size 8 inches
3D No
Sensors Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HSP, PAN
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support Yes
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
3+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
4x digital
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Brightness control, Effects, Geotagging, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, Voice activation
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
HD (1280 x 720 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR-WB, WMA, OGG, AMR-NB
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SM-T330

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