Vinyl is the order of the afternoon when it concerns the Tab 4. The sides have a sleek, faux-metal appearance and texture, while the rear has a grippy, soft-touch complete. The pill steps in at 8.3 from 4.9 by 0.3 inches (HWD) and 10.9 oz, which makes it somewhat easier to manage for lengthy amounts of time compared to the Fire HD 8 (8.4 by 5.0 by 0.4 inches, 13 oz). The build quality seems strong, even though it isn’t formally rugged or watertight. If you are intending to use it like a child’s tablet computer, you will want to invest in a protective case.
That is just like the Fire HD 8, and also somewhat cuter than the Fire 7 (171ppi). The additional pixel density makes games and text look sharper, and that’s exactly what you need in a media pill. It seems better than the bigger Tab 4 10, which extends exactly the identical amount of pixels over a bigger 10.1-inch display. Viewing angles are good and the display brightness is strong, though not very high enough to conquer direct sunlight.
The Tab 4 8 just supports 2.4GHz Wi-Fi, and it can be a small disappointment because even the 50 Fire 7 includes dual-band 2.4/5GHz. Regardless of this, we underwent adequate wireless selection and connectivity in analyzing. There is also Bluetooth 4.2 for wireless sound.
The slate is powered with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chip clocked at 1.4GHz. It is a frequent chipset for tablet computers within this budget, registering 36,595 about the AnTuTu standard, which functions as a measure of total system functionality.
Benchmark numbers apart, the Tab 4 includes 2GB of RAM, which makes it feel relatively quickly compared to the Fire HD 8 1.5GB. The additional piece of memory enables you to start programs faster, multitask more easily, and essentially just experience marginally superior performance all around. Should you push Tab 4 too difficult you’ll begin to experience some lag, but it is going to handle standard media intake just fine. The one thing you can not do is play games that are high-end.
Battery life is excellent. This makes it a convenient companion for keeping children entertained throughout a lengthy car trip.
The 5-megapixel back camera detector carries grainy photographs in many situations and struggles with business in reduced light. The 2-megapixel front camera does not fare far better. Astonishingly, video recording can be found at 1080p, however, frame rates are bad and the majority of the records we looked dim and fuzzy.
Visual alterations are minor, together with the lock display and program icons seeming somewhat different, but what else stays near inventory.