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Samsung Galaxy View 1.6GHz 32GB 18.4" 4G 3G Tablet

1.6GHz Android 32GB 18.4" Jan 2016
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13 Reasons For

Average User Reviews

On average, people who bought this tablet rated it as 77%.

Samsung Has Excellent Tablet Computer Reviews

Samsung tablets have excellent reviews on average and across all tablets Samsung is one of the best brands.

Good Sound Quality

Some Samsung Galaxy View owners agreed that the product had good sound quality. Malcolm Granger mentioned on Amazon “I LOVE the rear speakers which can be "calibrated" - the "spatial" option is amazing for apps like Spotify” in his Samsung Galaxy View review and gave this tablet a rating of 80 out of 100. Ramesh S. mentioned “Very clear picture and crisp audio” in their review of this tablet. Thecolumbian said in their review of the Samsung Galaxy View “The clarity of the sound is good imo, bass” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

Good Battery Life

A few customers who purchased it reckoned that it had a good battery life. Joseph M. wrote “Has a rechargeable battery” in his review of this tablet. Joseph M. also wrote “It has been good on battery life”. Thecolumbian mentioned on Amazon “I have found the battery life to be OK for entertainment” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

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Two Samsung Galaxy View owners mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. David L.g. Crawford wrote in his review of the Samsung Galaxy View in January last year “It has a built in stand, that flips so you can use it standing up, or laying down” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. James said in his Samsung Galaxy View review on Amazon “Built in speakers are okay”.

Good Size

One Samsung Galaxy View reviewer who purchased the product considered that it was thin. Joseph M. gave this tablet a score of 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of this tablet “Is very thin”. One customer who bought the product concluded that it was a good size. Winchester said “The pop up keyboard is a nice size and very easy to use” in their review of the Samsung Galaxy View.

One Samsung Galaxy View owner who purchased this tablet reckoned that it was a big size. Cnet.com mentioned in their review on CNET.com “The Samsung Galaxy View's large size and practical interface makes for a good alternative to a TV, if not a replacement”.

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Nice Design

One customer who reviewed the Samsung Galaxy View mentioned that it was good looking.

Flash Storage Media

This tablet supports a Flash storage media, which is the most frequently supported storage media on new tablets.

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Very Large Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of new tablets is 7", the largest is 19", and the average display diagonal is 10". The Galaxy View has a very large display diagonal (18.4 inches) compared to most of the other recently released tablets.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 18.4" tablet computers currently available including the SM-T677 ($499.99), or the SM-T670 ($499.00) both from Samsung which has better reviews.

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Eight Processor Coress

The Samsung Galaxy View has more processor coress than most of the tablets that were released around the same time as the Galaxy View. Most of the comparable spec tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the Galaxy View only have between two and seven processor coress, however this Samsung tablet has eight processor coress.

Other 8 processor cores tablets currently available that you might want to consider include the SM-T670 ($499.00), or the SM-T677 ($499.99) both from Samsung or the Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Plus ($419.00) which has better reviews.

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4.1 Bluetooth Version

The Samsung Galaxy View supports a 4.1 bluetooth version which is newer than most new similar spec tablet computers. Most new tablet computers support a 4 bluetooth version.

A 4.1 bluetooth version is actually the best supported Bluetooth version across all new tablets.

A 4 bluetooth version is the worst supported Bluetooth version across comparable types of tablet computer.

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Very Long Continuous Audio Playback Time

The average continuous audio playback time of tablets that have been around for around the same time as the Galaxy View is 120h. With a continuous audio playback time of 299 hours, the Samsung Galaxy View's continuous audio playback time is one of the longest amongst tablets that have been around for around the same time as the Galaxy View.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This tablet computer has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on tablets that have been available for around the same time as it.

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8 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

Thirteen experts from sites including CNET.com, Digitaltrends.com, Laptopmag.com and CNET.co.uk have rated this tablet on average 63%. Experts don't rate this tablet computer very highly.

Inferior Picture Quality

One Samsung Galaxy View reviewer reckoned that the Samsung Galaxy View did not have good colour saturation. Bd said on Amazon “The colors are not as vivid as I expected”.

Poor Connectivity

One Samsung Galaxy View owner thought this tablet was not good in terms of HDMI connections. Malcolm Granger wrote on Amazon “No HDMI or built-in tuner - this has been covered before”.

Inferior for Games

One customer who purchased it considered that it was not good playing games on. Thecolumbian said in their review of the Samsung Galaxy View in January last year “Is not a "gaming" tablet”.

Difficult to Use

Some Samsung Galaxy View owners who purchased the Samsung Galaxy View thought it was not comfortable and easy to hold. Dr. Snagglepuss said on Amazon “When sitting in a reclining chair it was just too awkward to hold”. Ramesh S. mentioned “Not so comfortable to operate it on lap”. Winchester mentioned “One is not going to want to hold this thing with your hands like a smaller tablet” in their review.

One person reckoned that it was not easy to use the menus. Bd said “Samsung decided they know best so they limited customization settings”. One customer who reviewed this tablet concluded that it was not easy to use. Last year Dr. Snagglepuss wrote “Overall it was just too awkward to use while in a sitting position” in their Samsung Galaxy View review.

One Samsung Galaxy View reviewer thought this tablet did not have a good experience. James mentioned in his review on Amazon “Try asking real people who aren't clueless tech snobs without real world experience outside in the world” but despite that he rated it as very good.

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Very Short Continuous Video Playback Time

The shortest continuous video playback time of latest tablets is 3h and the longest is 300h. With a continuous video playback time of only 8 hours, the Galaxy View has one of the shorter continuous video playback times amongst similar spec tablet computers of this age.

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Fairly Thick

The average depth of similar spec tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Galaxy View is 43mm, and the depths range from 5.5mm to 270mm. With a depth of 11.9 millimeters, the Galaxy View has a quite thick depth compared to most of the other latest tablets.

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Very Heavy

When compared to other new tablets that we have assessed the weight of, the Galaxy View's weight of 2.7 kilograms is one of the heaviest. Across all the recently released tablets the weights range from 240g to 2.7kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung Galaxy View

Released Twelve Months Ago

This tablet computer has been on the market for twelve months.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 1.6 gigahertz, the Samsung Galaxy View has a relatively standard processor frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that are a similar age to the Galaxy View.

Tablets with a faster processor frequency that might also be worth looking at include the Samsung SM-T719N (1.8GHz and higher rated), or the Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Plus ($419.00) (1.8GHz and higher rated).

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 32 gigabytes, the Galaxy View has a relatively standard internal storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Galaxy View.

If you are looking for a tablet computer with a larger internal storage capacity then you might want to consider the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 ($559.99) (128GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Expert Reviews

(29)
11 December 2015

From the office, to the home, we're exposed to an assortment of mobile computing devices that cater to the occasion. The Samsung Galaxy View isn't your conventional, mainstream tablet meant to...

13 November 2015

The big question here: Should you buy a Galaxy View? The simple answer: No, probably not. Unless you're so desperate for a huge 18.4-inch tablet that you care about almost nothing else, there are...

13 November 2015

I love movies. I first watched Annie Hall on my phone. I fill my tablet with movies and watch them on planes. I still watch movies on my laptop, even when there's an actual television just a few... Read more…

12 November 2015

The Samsung Galaxy View is additive technology. You don?t need it, but you might want it. However, do you want it bad enough to pay $600 plus any related data charges? That depends on your lust...

11 November 2015

There used to be a time when we had one main screen in our life: The TV screen. These days, we've got screens of every shape and size in our faces 24/7 ? screens for smartphones, tablets, laptops,... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 30 November 2015 by Tim2party

I love the size. But I wish the screen rotated. I don't understand why they leave things out. But on the whole.. I really like the product...

Reviewed 25 August 2016 by Malcolm Granger
(Verified Purchase)

It's breathtaking, pure and simple. "In your face" big. However, why only 4-stars? Cons and Pros below: CONS: 1. It's really only a 1080 screen, not a retina-class screen. I realize that making a... Read more…

Reviewed 7 August 2016 by Mr. M. Baron
(Verified Purchase)

It works...

Reviewed 6 August 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Too big for a portable device.

Reviewed 18 July 2016 by David L.G. Crawford
(Verified Purchase)

What an AWESOME tablet. This thing is massive. Great viewing even outdoors. It has a built in stand, that flips so you can use it standing up, or laying down. This thing is larger, faster, and... Read more…

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