Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 hands-on: Dex gets to work

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This is 2018 and tablet-laptop hybrid fad is still getting stronger. We recently unveiled Microsoft Surface Go, a tablet hybrid to bring premium windows to people, and even Apple launched a more affordable version of the iPad. Now, Samsung wants to get involved in the mix with the introduction of the Galaxy Tab S4.

Decks makes Android a usable PC:

Tab S4 is an Android tablet, but you probably will not use much of the standard Android interface. Samsung's new contender has the ability to switch to Dummy Mode, the biggest party move, an Android-based interface from Samsung is mirroring the traditional PC experience.

For Android, the DACX is more than a new interface. It gives the ability to use Bluetooth devices such as floating windows, pinned files on desktops and rats for apps. Experience seems very full proof, but before we can recommend it as a dedicated replacement for our laptop, we have to do it further testing.

If you want to use an external monitor, you can use the USB Type-C adapter to interact with DX on a larger display. Unfortunately, you will not be able to use it as an extended monitor. Connecting the tablet forces the tab 4 into the Android interface while the external monitor maintains the dict desktop style. 

Samsung told us that it was to use the classic Android app on the tablet while working, but it does not seem very productive. We are hoping that this enables an extended desktop mode in the future.

Made for consumption and manufacture of materials:

Samsung is known for its panels, and this tab brought a great in S4. Tablet 10.5 inches 2,560 x 1,600 super AMOLED display rocks and it looks great. On the contrary, the device looked good with our device for a short time, and it is clear that content consumption was given as much as the productivity.

Bezels on the device have been significantly reduced from tab S3, which makes it more premium than the previous generation. As a result, the Home button and fingerprint reader were removed, but I like the smoothness of the new design. 

Small beazels are less distracted for both work and play, although the loss of biometric authentication is a little bit of drag. You have to type your password for things like banking apps, but you can always use Password Manager instead.

There are quad stereo speakers colliding around the Azzie around those Bizzles. The tablet also has support for Dolby Atmos, which means that it should be very stellar for size, especially since the sound comes from all sides.

Fortunately, Tab S4 packs a large 7,300 mAh battery to run this display and speaker system. Samsung says that you can expect 16 hours of video playback from this device, but video playback is not a good representation of actual battery life, so we have to run our own tests separately.

The new tablet also includes a new S-Pen, which has more traditional form and experience than one in the Galaxy Note Line. It supports 4,096 level of pressure for digital painting, but it looks a bit cheaper. The house is made of a light shiny plastic, and it seems that if you work hard, you can accidentally break this thing. The inclusion of S-Pen is still good, because other options require a separate purchase.

Phone-level specs on a large display:

The Samsung Tab S4 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and 4 GB RAM, which is probably perfectly fine for light productivity. You will not be able to run full applications like Adobe Premiere Pro or Photoshop, but Android versions of some of these apps have been optimized for less powerful hardware. You can edit photos entirely on apps like Adobe Lightroom CC, but do not expect too much from this thing.

During the mobile gaming sessions, Dex mode will also give you a big advantage. Android bluetooth receives rat and such standard, but larger screens and more native compatibility can give you an edge over games like Wanglori. I'll test how useful it really is in my entire review, but for now, it seems a great option.

All this compatibility is probably stopped by 64 GB storage which comes standard in this device. If you are going to use it as desktop replacement 64 GB is probably not enough, but you can upgrade the storage up to 400 GB via the MicroSD expansion slot. There is also a 256 GB storage version, but Samsung has not yet disclosed how much the price of this model will be.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 specs:

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
Display10.5-inch Super AMOLED
2,560 x 1,600 resolution
ProcessorSnapdragon 835 quad-core
Storage64 or 256GB
MicroSDYes, up to 400GB
CameraRear: 13MP AF with f/1.9 aperture
Front: 8MP with f/1.9 aperture
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth 5.0
USB 3.1
USB Type-C
SoftwareAndroid 8.0 Oreo
Dimensions and weight249.3 x 164.3 x 7.1mm
Wi-Fi: 429g
LTE: 434g
Secondary keyboard should have been included:

Perhaps the most polarizing part of this device is the keyboard case for me. I am a touching junkie in the heart, and the keys on the keyboard case crushed and felt famous. They do not have a good touch of Microsoft's ground keyboard accessory. Unfortunately the keyboard is one of the primary reasons for getting this device.

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