The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook is very true to its name. It sports the same specs as the 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, including a 7-inch 1280 x 800 display and 1.2GHz quad-core ARM processor, but has a light Barnes & Noble Nook software overlays, which presents itself as a series of B&N content widgets and an ever-present book icon on the lower-left corner of the display that enables easy access to eBooks and magazines.
The Android 4.4.2 tablet measures 7.36 x 4.25 x 0.35 inches, and is a very well-built tablet. Unfortunately, the performance is a bit mediocre, even for the low launch price of $180. Still, those heavily invested in B&N content should take a look at it, as should those considering any of the Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. Those in the market for a simple budget Android tablet can find better performance from less expensive brand-name models, however.
- Great build
- Decent display
- B&N software genuinely useful
- Mediocre performance
- So-so battery life
- Short on on-board storage capacity
Quick TakeThe Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook is good, but suited best for those already invested in B&N content. However, there are other great options from Asus and Lenovo for those just looking for a low-cost Android tablet.
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