Samsung Galaxy Tab E

Samsung Galaxy Tab E
$135.99
Brand: Samsung
Category: Android Tablet
  • Display: 9.6 inches, 800 x 1280 pixels
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
  • RAM: 1.5 GB
  • OS: Android 4.4 (EU), Android 5.1, upgradable to 7.0 (USA)
  • Battery: 5000 mAh
  • Released Date: 15-07-2015

Specifications

General

Device Type Android Tablet
Model Galaxy Tab E 9.6, SM-T560, SM-T561, SM-T560NU
Released July, 2015
Status Discontinued

Design

Dimensions 241.9 x 149.5 x 8.5 mm
Weight 490 g (Wi-Fi), 495 g (3G)
Protection Glass front
Colors Pearl White, Metallic Black

Display

Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) TFT
Size 9.6 inches
Resolution 800 x 1280 pixels
Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. ~157 ppi
Features Ambient light sensor

Platform

Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. Android 4.4 (EU), Android 5.1, upgradable to 7.0 (USA)
SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. Micro-SIM

Hardware

Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
CPU Quad-core 1.3 GHz, Quad-core 1.2 GHz (USA)
GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Adreno 306
RAM RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 1.5 GB
Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 8 GB, 16 GB
Memory Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. Yes
Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Accelerometer
3.5mm jack Yes
Loudspeaker Yes
Audio Technology No

Battery

Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 5000 mAh
Battery Life 12 hours
Charging No

Camera

Rear Camera Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality. 5 MP
Front Camera 2 MP
Video 720p@30fps
Camera Features AF, Digital zoom
Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration) No

Connectivity

Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. v4.0 (EU), v4.1 (USA)
Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. 802.11 b/g/n (EU), 802.11 a/b/g/n (USA)
USB microUSB 2.0
GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. No

Reviews

User Reviews 1 User Reviews I find the controller works really well with the tablet. My overall positive personal experience is that using a PS3 controller with the Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6 is easy setup with good functionality for playing games.
- Android Doctor
User Reviews 2 The ROM feels smooth and snappy but needs further battery life testing over the next couple days. My positive personal experience so far is the Android 7.1.2 ROM works great on his Tab E 9.6 T560 with improved performance, keeping us updated on battery test results.
- Android Doctor
User Reviews 3 In my experience, the Tab E has great battery life, decent rear and front cameras, vibrant screen colors, and solid overall performance for casual media consumption and app usage.
- Tech Time
Tabletmonkeys Reviews Tabletmonkeys Reviews Pros:
- microSD storage expandability up to 128GB
- Optional SIM card connectivity
- Smooth software and UI
Cons:
- Plasic build quality
- Speakers are rear-firing

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our dedicated team and users.

6.5
  • Performance 6 / 10
  • Display 7 / 10
  • Battery 8 / 10
  • Design 5 / 10

Samsung continues to dominate the affordable Android tablet market with the solidly-built Galaxy Tab E. 

Released in July 2015, the 9.6-inch tablet features ample capabilities for the everyday media user on a budget.

The Tab E delivers vibrant screen visuals, capable performance, and long battery runtimes. 

The tablet runs Android KitKat, upgradeable on some models, powering apps and features with a quad-core processor and 1.5GB RAM. 

Users expand the 8 or 16GB storage up to 128GB via microSD.

Photography functions well on the Tab E with 5MP and 2MP rear and front cameras. 

The cameras capture crisp images and adequately sharp 720p videos for casual usage. 

While the plastic construction feels somewhat cheap, it allows a lightweight, slim design at just 8.5mm thick.

Tech enthusiasts praise the Tab E’s standout strengths given its price range. 

The 9.6-inch screen dazzles with rich colors and good viewing angles. 

Battery life impresses too, lasting up to 11-12 hours average for videos and web browsing. 

And Samsung’s interface adds nice customization options.

The overall tablet experience proves solid for kids and seniors through smooth operation, microSD slot and SIM card connectivity. 

Gamers also relish the gameplay enabled by the capable Adreno 306 GPU

While the speakers disappoint somewhat in only firing rearwards, headphone audio sounds perfectly fine.

For those seeking an affordable big-screen Android tablet packed with everyday functions, the Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6 makes an excellent choice. 

It delivers on display quality, ample battery life, capable performance, and approachable operability for the whole family. 

Tablet shoppers need not look further for a quality all-round media slate on a budget.

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