Informr score
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 currently has an Informr score of 7.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 7 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

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.

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.”

Operating system
1.2 GHz
Screen Size
3+ MP

What the Critics Are Saying...


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.

- Jim Martin, Computerworld
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.

- Jim Martin, Tech Advisor
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 hand...

- Scott Schaen, Chip Chick

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 ca...

- Blake Stimac, GreenBot

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

- Xiomara Blanco, Cnet

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Screen Size

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

1.2 GHz

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


The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

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.
16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The tablet is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 4450 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 12 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 Specs

Release date June 30, 2014
Regions available USA
Mobile / Cellular Data
No (Option available)
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Quad core 1.2 GHz
Internal Storage 16 GB
RAM 1536 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible 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 Up to: 10 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 12 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) 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 x pixels
Pixel density 189 pixels
Size 8 inches
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 No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
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
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support Yes
Main Camera
3+ megapixels
Dual lens
4x digital
Additional Main 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
1+ megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
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
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
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 -
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SM-T330

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