Android tablets sales are decreasing significantly and customers have lost their interest already – but Samsung has been one of a few OEMs to constantly upgrade its mid-range and flagship tablet lineup. The South Korean brand “Samsung” released its latest and greatest flagship tablet named Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 in Australia a couple of months back as a competitor to Apple’s iPad Pro.
The gorgeously designed Tab S4 is backed by a redesigned S-Pen which has a proprietary tip and a departure from old Tab S3’s design. It’s sporting a sleeker look with minimal bezels and has premium onboard components. Though it set users back as much as professional laptops – therefore, there are lots of aspects to factor in before deciding whether it’s an excellent gadget to get your hands on. Let’s keep going and find everything in our Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Review in Australia below.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Specifications
Here is a quick rundown of Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Specs which include 249.3 x 164.3 x 7.1 mm dimensions, 482 grams weight, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 5.0 Bluetooth and GPS. Other details are as follow:
- 10.5-inches Super AMOLED Display (1600 x 2560 Pixels)
- 8.1 Oreo Operating System
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Chipset
- Adreno 540 GPU
- 4GB/6GB of RAM
- 64GB/256GB of ROM (Expandable Up to 512GB)
- 13MP Rear Camera
- 8MP Front Camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 5.0 Bluetooth and GPS
- 7300mAh Battery
- Sensors include Iris Scanner, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, and Compass
- Black and White Colors to Choose from
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Release Date
The official Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Release Date in Australia is somewhere back in August 2018 and it’s now available across Australia and audience from all major cities i.e. Canberra, Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne, and Sydney can get their hands on one.
The Galaxy Tab S4 in the US and UK with Wi-Fi Edition is available as well from a variety of retailers and LTE Edition is on shelves from carriers and networks but there is a little hike in price.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Price
Talking about Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Price in Australia, it depends on which Edition you go for as Wi-Fi Edition goes for only AU$959 whereas LTE Version set you back approx. AU$729.99.
If you are living outside Australia like in the US or UK, you can buy one after spending around $649.99/£599 for Wi-Fi Edition on Amazon and Best Buy. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 LTE Version, on the other hand, costs around $729.99/£649.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Redesigned S-Pen
S-Pen on Tab S4 from Samsung feels a little bit an afterthought, unfortunately, as there is no place to keep the biggest S-Pen in a tablet itself. Isn’t disappointing as Samsung has already a solution to store S-Pen in their smaller Note series of handsets? Well, the larger Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 S-Pen is highly comfortable to hold and use and that sounds great.
Hope you don’t mind buying a separate case alongside a holder for S-Pen or have a dedicated workspace with a Pen always within reach.
The S-Pen makes you feel comfortable while drawing and offers a decent amount of extra features you’re not going to find on Note devices. For instance, live messages as well as creating gifs.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Design
Taking a quick look at Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Design, it makes use of a glass sandwich design that we have already seen with over the past few years from flagship devices. Out front, there is a glass and rear of the tablet is covered with a metal frame around the edge. It looks exquisite and feels high-end. But a glass back isn’t really durable choice especially when it comes to tablets.
Bright Screen and Brilliant Sound
Besides its fragile design, it has a 16:10 widescreen format that enables for viewing of media content with minimal black bars. The previous Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 and S3 landed with only 4:3 aspect ratio – resulting in larger more insufferable black bars when watching movies or playing games.
To enhance and take your enjoyment to the next level, Samsung has packed an impressive 1.5-inches screen based on Super AMOLED Technology. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Display is well-supported with a maximum resolution of 2560 x 160. It has 287 PPI Density for immersive visuals.
Not only this but also the screen is bright and partnered with inky black bars and vibrant colors – offering a fantastic viewing experience.
DeX Mode is Samsung’s attempt at transforming the Galaxy Tab S4 into a desktop or laptop environment. If you love the portability of a tablet but still need an efficient way to get your work done, DeX has got you covered. Unfortunately, without an optional keyboard dock, you won’t be able to try this out.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Performance
The overall Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Performance is up to snuff thanks to its brain which is Snapdragon 835 – paired with 4GB/6GB of RAM. These are the components you would find on flagships from 2017 and are more than capable enough of keeping up with all kind of heavy tasks you want to run on a tablet.
During daily use, you won’t be encountered with any sort of stuttering or noticeable lag. After benchmarking in AnTuTu, it returned a respectable 200,908 and returned a score of 1797 and 6347 in Single-Core and Multi-Core performance from Geekbench respectively.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Battery
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4’s Battery isn’t going to disappoint you as based on reports from several online sources, you will be needed to charge it once a week on average. It will provide you around 6-7 hours of screen-on time for browsing, gaming and watching videos.
If you plan to use it during travel, it has plenty of juice for that. There is plenty to get you through your most trips and give you time to get it charged once you arrived.
All Mandatory Ports
Last but not least, Tab S4 comes with everything you need from a modern tablet. It is backed by a standard headphone jack – in a case charging a pair of Bluetooth headphones just to play games or watch movies on your tablet is something you wouldn’t enjoy. It has a charging port (USB-C), Pogo pins for an optional keyboard and a Nano-SIM Tray with a microSD Card Slot.
Final Words The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 is an excellent companion if you are scouting for a tablet to fulfill your multimedia and artistic needs. It’s having a gorgeous screen, exceptional audio powered by AKG, amazing battery life and of course, dazzling design. Interestingly, it’s less expensive as compared to iPad Pro 2018 and has a bundled S-Pen. Unfortunately, DeX mode isn’t up to snuff and outdated specifications remain a hindrance to heavy usage. All in all, it’s neither a laptop replacement nor a smartphone killer but fits quite neatly between smartphone and laptop as a gadget that is ready to fulfill your entertainment needs.