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Samsung Galaxy Tab S5E Vs Galaxy Tab S4: Which to Buy?

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S5E Vs Galaxy Tab S4

Traditions are an essential part of life. As we move forward, many of the traditions face a major change within them but the overall spirit resists throughout within them. This also works for the tech world where Samsung strictly abides by the tradition and follows the innovative ideas based upon the earlier formed.

This becomes evident from the tussle which is created by the tech world in between Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 which came in 2018 and 2019’s Samsung Galaxy S5E which are considered mirror images of each other with a bit differences existing within them.

Tab S5E serves as an epitome of perfection in terms of minimal size, shape, and design. The impressive performance from it due to the presence of a powerful processor is also a reason behind its success as the 2019’s most significant tablet from the Galaxy correction.

Tab S4 serves as the reminiscent of old days when advanced technology wasn’t that much advanced. This tablet became the hottest one of 2018’s smart devices because of its magnanimous screen size, the processor that is no less than any other of its tribe. But is it a mirror image of its 2019’s rival?

The answer to this and many other queries regarding both of them are answered in this article which serves as your guiding light. So, let’s go.

Galaxy Tab S5EGalaxy Tab S4
BUY NOWBUY NOW
PROSPROS
Metallic design.
HD resolution quality.
Super AMOLED display.
13MP rear camera.
4 stereo speakers.
Octa-core processor.
Fast charging.
Metallic body.
HD display.
Super AMOLED display.
Fast charging.
Fast processing speed.
Increased storage memory.
Octa-core processor.
3.5mm audio jack.
Stylus support.
CONSCONS
No 3.5mm audio jack.
Lack of stylus support.
Simple themes.
No HDR selfies.
Expensive.

DESIGN & BUILD

Galaxy Tab S4Galaxy Tab S5E
Dimensions9.81 x 6.47 x 0.28 inches (249.3 x 164.3 x 7.1 mm)9.65 x 6.30 x 0.22 inches (245 x 160 x 5.5 mm)
Weight17.04 oz (483.0 g)14.11 oz (400.0 g)
MaterialsBack: GlassBack: Aluminum
BiometricsIris scanner, 2D Face unlock2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)
KeysRight: Volume control, Lock/Unlock keyRight: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
ColorsBlack, GrayBlack, Gold, Silver

If people call them twin siblings so it is a bit true when it comes to the design of both the devices. Though, on a closer anatomy Tab S5E seems to serve better with its aesthetic quality which is enhanced over here. The Aluminum frame extends itself and forms the backbone of both the devices thus making them alive.

The soul of devices is their glass built which forms the display. The front glass is of the same quality within both and you don’t find any sort of Gorilla glass assisting you in handling the damage situations.

As we have made it clear that Tab S5E gives you a better sense of aesthetics,/ so this gets verified by the presence of their available shades. In addition to the default Black theme existing within both of the devices, Tab S5E comes with elegant Bronze and Silver Shades. The Silver shade over here takes the form of a White color theme within Tab S4 which looks pretty much simple.

Tab S4 also lags in the game of smartness from its enemy by coming with a weight of 482g which is more than the light-weighted Tab S5E. It weighs 400g which looks perfect and falls in the category of an ideal smart device that is smart physically apart from its features only. Tab S4 however takes the lead from its enemy by giving the stylus support. Both of them have mandatory nano-SIM support.

DISPLAY

Galaxy Tab S4Galaxy Tab S5E
Size10.5 inches10.5 inches
Resolution2560 x 1600 pixels, 16:10 ratio, 288 PPI2560 x 1600 pixels, 16:10 ratio, 288 PPI
TechnologySuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen-to-body78.07 %81.50 %
FeaturesAmbient light sensor, Proximity sensorAmbient light sensor

No difference exists within them based on their respective display technologies. The Super AMOLED display offers its services within both of them which gives a strong pixel intensity to both of the devices. The brightness adjustments within both of them are phenomenal supporting the HD quality picture with no flaw at all. The flawless screen present in both of them is one reason you can trust them for all your personal needs.

The screen size is similar in both of the devices. A 10.5 inches screen seems like a pro feature for Tab S4 because of it being the one molded with simple technology. However, this seems a bit surprising for Tab S5E which is the newest one but the screen repeats itself within it. A part of this might be because Samsung intends to keep both images of each other probably.

The similarity within the display screen further enhances and stops at the resolution quality existing within both of them. The resolution quality of 1600×2560 pixels in both of the devices is not only the finest one but has an HD nature which means the crystal clear picture is now in your approach.

CAMERA & SPEAKERS

Galaxy Tab S4Galaxy Tab S5E
RearSingle cameraSingle camera
Main camera13 MP (PDAF, CMOS image sensor)13 MP (PDAF)
Video recording3840×2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920×1080 (Full HD)3840×2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps)
Front8 MP8 MP (Autofocus)
Headphones3.5mm jackNo 3.5mm jack
SpeakersMultiple speakersMultiple speakers
FeaturesDolby Atmos, Album art cover, Background playbackDolby Atmos

Surprisingly, there isn’t any difference existing between the cameras of both devices. The wide-angle rear camera lens is of great quality coming at a pixel rate of 13MP which is enough for a tablet to exhibit. This camera has its specificity not only within the lens nature but here you get to find HDR photos too which are truly artistic. The Panorama feature is here to amuse you further with the help of fine camera angle settings, thus letting you take pictures at every possible angle with great convenience.

The video recording in both of the camera lenses has a 4K Ultra-HD quality that is more than enough for a simple tablet to carry.

Selfies are a vital part of our lives and we all tend to find the camera which makes us look great. Sadly, this feature doesn’t work at its full when it comes to the tablets where we often note an 8MP camera taking average level selfies with light adjustments too. Both of the devices get to support a 1080pixels video recording bearing an HD nature.

Both of them are adorned with 4 different stereo speakers which are too good when it comes to the bass and crispness associated with the sound. In case you want hands free music, you need to go for the wireless earbuds within Tab S5E which have no 3.5mm audio jack. The other rival, Tab S4 comes with a 3.5mm audio jack meant for hands-free music.

HARDWARE & PERFORMANCE

Galaxy Tab S4Galaxy Tab S5E
System chipQualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SDM670
ProcessorOcta-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nmOcta-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A75 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 10 nm
GPUAdreno 540Adreno 615
RAM4GB LPDDR44GB LPDDR4
Internal storage64GB, available to use: 50.5 GB128GB

We get to find the Qualcomm chipset running within both of the devices in different forms. The difference marks a contrast between the newer and older chipset versions in between both of the devices. We find the advanced Qualcomm SDM670 Snapdragon 670 running in the veins of Tab S5E which becomes extremely efficient because of the improved technology employed within it.

Tab S4 is known for the Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 chipset which is powerful enough to hold the system powerfully under its reign. The Octa-core processor is a common attribute present within both of the devices. Tab S4’s processing speed is a bit higher than the rival coming with 2.35GHz speed. This speed is followed by the 2.0GHz speed of Tab S5E. The processing speeds of both of the tablets is beyond appreciation because both of them represent the economic category of tablets.

Both of them come with two contrasting variants of RAM. The basic variant is 4GB and then it moves further to the 6GB variant which serves as a Middleton in between the processing as well as the management power. The storage memory capacity of both of the devices varies. We get to find Tab S5E having a memory capacity starting from 64GB and ending at 128GB.

Tab S4 comes with the 64GB variant which finally ends at 256GB which serves as fine enough memory to accommodate. The best feature regarding storage memory capacity is the presence of an expandable memory feature by providing the micro-SD slot in both.

SOFTWARE

Galaxy Tab S4Galaxy Tab S5E
Device typeTabletTablet
OSAndroid (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo), Samsung One UIAndroid (10, 9.0 Pie), Samsung One UI

Originating from the basic Samsung family. They carry the essential Samsung One UI 2.5 which gives them access to certain inbuilt features existing within them including problem-free access to the Galaxy store.

This also serves as a key to open the locked door of Android 10.0 for both of the devices. Opening this door gives you direct access to the Google Play services and security features which come as bliss from Google.

BATTERY LIFE

Galaxy Tab S4Galaxy Tab S5E
Capacity7300 mAh7040 mAh
TypeLi – Polymer, Not user replaceableLi – Ion, Not user replaceable
ChargingFast chargingFast charging

The battery capacity has seen a major change moving from Tab S4 to the Tab S5E. This relates to the nature of the batteries existing within them. The Li-Po batteries existing within both the devices are non-removable.

The battery capacity of Tab S4 leads over its competitor coming up with a capacity of 7300mAh which gives a standby time of 9 hours approx. On the contrary, we get to find the 7040 mAh battery capacity which supports almost 8 hours in total. Fast charging is a feature common to both of the devices.

PRICE COMPARISON

Both siblings come at different price rates. The difference exists because of the difference between the features existing within them. Tab S4 is available at a rate double that of Tab S5E.

Tab S4 comes for $640 which lies in the mediocre range. This collides with the economical value of $340 which is a fine price for a tab with features that are perfectly defined.

FINAL VERDICT

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 despite being the older one from its Tab S5E counterpart remains an all-time favorite. The processing speed as well as the battery capacity are some of the best features available within this beast.

However, if the price seems a big issue for you. You can seek your refuge within Samsung Galaxy Tab S5E because it is a suitable fit for all those with a stiff budget.

Karan is senior editor of this website. He is known for his passion for tech related stuff and not only handles the writing ventures at My Next Tech Gadget as a tech writer but has also successfully pioneered many tech websites.

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