The Samsung Exynos 1.2 GHz quad-core processor based on Cortex A9 architecture is the optimal choice for a tablet like this. It offers a performance suitable for everyday use, at least for the sort of tasks intended for a mid-tier tablet; functions like browsing web sites, watching videos, or playing games.
The fact that this is not the most up-to-date chipset is evident only upon starting certain tasks — some games take longer to load, heavier web sites take a second longer to render, for example. These are not serious problems, but users should be cautious about their apps, especially if a number of them perform functions in the background, as there is not a lot of capacity for a heavy processor load.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 scored 8743 on Quadrant benchmark, further confirming that this is a mid-range tablet. For comparison, the high-end Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 scored about 17,000 on this same test, while last year’s Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 got a 5,800.
The Android 4.2.2 (the latest version of Google’s mobile OS), was well as a low display resolution, help reduce demand on the processor.
Those who aren’t fans of Samsung’s TouchWiz IU will be glad to hear that it has never been less intrusive, nor has it offered fewer modifications compared to the classic Android OS interface. While Samsung flagship tablets like the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 introduced entirely different concepts for the homescreen, the Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 offers the kind of experience similar to other Android tablets.
It is possible to set up widgets on the homescreen, including widgets for weather forecasts, time, or Google searching, as well as icons for individual applications. Remaining homescreens can be personalized the same way, which is common for tablets with standard version of Google’s operating system.
The apps drawer is accessed via a special icon located along the lower right edge of the screen, while it is possible to access many settings more quickly through the notifications panel.
Photographs taken with the Galaxy Tab 4 10.1’s rear-facing 3-megapixel camera turn out well only under decent lighting conditions, and a lot of noise is evident on images taken inside – even if it’s daytime. These images are also grainy and lack details. Imaging exposure is good, but the same cannot be said for color imaging, which is not realistic, and the colors incline to colder tones.
The Galaxy Tab 4 10.1’s 6800 mAh battery offers plenty of time to enjoy the tablet, without the need to recharge it very often. This is a 10 to 12 hour battery, which is quite good.
Keep going. Page 3 has TabletPCReview‘s conclusions on this model.