Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6 is unarguably one of the most expensive N-power tablet devices given to the beneficiaries of the job initiative programme. However, this gadget has its strong and weak points.
This review is for N-power 2017 batch and is based on the experiences of 2016 first batch of beneficiaries, who selected and collected Samsung Tab E.
This review isn’t written to disparage the maker or the device itself, but as we know, every gadget can never have everything you want in a device, which is one of the reasons, technology keeps evolving every day.
Samsung is one of the leaders in the tech industry ranging from electronics to tablet devices to chips etc.
When a tab is mentioned, Samsung will definitely comes to mind as the company has been able to shake the tech market through its innovations in the tech space.
The Samsung Tab E 9.6 isn’t just designed for those who are looking for a massive display, but N-power Tech Team has really done a great job by listing this device as one of the devices for the empowerment programme.
This device is a perfect choice for those who do a lot of online sales and purchasing. This device will definitely assist Npower corps whose business has online presence, because with Samsung Tab E, you may not really need laptop while you’re on the go.
“It has assisted me a lot in my online business,” John shared his experience with infobase.com.ng.
John is N-power corps and at the same time a freelance writer, who has won leads and a good number of writing-ups on fiverr.
“The difference between Samsung Tab E and my laptop is that it’s faster to type on the laptop than my pad, however it helps a lot while on my Place of Primary Assignment (PPA).
With this and other benefits of Samsung Tab E 9.6, let’s take a look at its capabilities and other things you will get from this high-powered gadget.
- 6-inch TFT Touchscreen, 800 x 1280 pixels (157ppi): This makes this gadget easy to use without having to strain your high. With its screen size, it’s easy for you to zoom in and out as you desire.
- Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
- 8GB or 16GB Storage with support for memory card up to 256GB: We’ve written about this in one of our review, where we told you that AfriOne 2-in-1 Transformer is better than Samsung when it comes to storage. However, this capacity should be enough for those who do not do a lots of downloading huge files and movies.
Strong Points Of Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6
Display and Camera
The 9.6-inch diagonal display is a good choice for watching entertaining movies of your choice, better still, you can stream live while you are connected to the internet while it’s placed on your table.
However, let it be within reach so that you won’t have to strain your eyes. When infobase.com.ng team tested this device, we found out that the TFT LCD touchscreen offers acceptable level of clarity with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels.
Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6 is a perfect choice for selfie because its front camera of 2-mega pixel will definitely give you what you to see about yourself.
While the rear 5-megapixel will perfectly take brilliant, sharp shots at the parties or for private use at home.
It’s autofocus is another feature that makes Samsung Tab E 9.6 stands out.
Simply put, the camera can be used to record HD (720p) videos at 30 frames per second.
Sensors & Control and other key features:
- Light Sensor:Yes
- Intelligent Digital Assistant:Yes
- Voice Control:Yes
- Video Streaming:Yes
- HDMI Port:Yes
- Image Editor:Yes
- Video Editor:Yes
- Document Viewer:Yes
- Instant Messaging:Yes
- Push Emails:Yes
- Music Player:Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
- Video Player:Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
- 5mm Jack:Yes
- Navigation:Yes, GPS with A-GPS & GLONASS
- Maps:Yes, Google Maps
Samsung Market Value
The Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6 is available in Nigeria, which price ranges between N75,000 to N90,000, though we understand that it may not be up to that at bulk, but it’s one of the devices that pull the market when it’s released.
Weaknesses of Samsung Tab E 9.6
It uses non-removable 500mAh Li-ion battery. This makes it difficult for you to change your battery at will when the one that comes with it is faulty.
You can only achieve this by contacting Samsung support centre. Support centres of the makers are usually located in the selected cities across the country.
If you spend hours on your tab daily, it means the strength of your battery will reduce as time goes on, meaning you may need to change the battery.
Affordability of Samsung Accessories
Getting it may not really be the problem, but Samsung accessories are usually extra expensive in the market.
A phone engineer, Yemi, who is based in Osogbo said the screen, if broken, could cost as much as N20,000 or more.
Infobase final thoughts:
Samsung Tab E 9.6 is a great tablet, but you must be careful in handling it. You can use screen protector, at least we’ve seen a couple of N-power volunteers who use it, so as to avoid breakage.
What’s your thoughts about Samsung Tab E? Share them with us.