Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6 Price, Specifications, Reviews, features and Comparisons

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As a result, the Tab E looks old-fashioned from the off, and it certainly isn’t helped by its low resolution of 1,280 x 800. Stretched across its 9.6in, 16:9 display, text is visibly grainy and curved icons are jagged, making the Tab E pretty hard on the eyes over long periods of time. Of course, we’ve seen other budget tablets recently with the same resolution – most notably the Amazon Fire HD 8 – but in the case of the Fire, those pixels are spread across a much smaller display, resulting in a higher pixel density, and fractionally more sharpness.

The quality of the Tab E’s screen isn’t great, either. Our colourimeter showed it’s only capable of displaying 60.8% of the sRGB colour gamut, which is below average, even for a budget tablet, and this means colours don’t look as vibrant as they could do. At least it’s bright, hitting a peak white level of 409cd/m2, which is more than enough for outdoor use (although maybe not in direct, bright sunlight), and its contrast ratio of 1,085:1 is also respectable.



This isn’t the newest tablet, so it’s perhaps unsurprising to find that its quad-core 1.3GHz Spreadtrum SC8830 processor and 1.5GB of RAM isn’t the fastest or most modern processor around. It’s sluggish in everyday use, web browsing was quite stop-start, and to make matters worse it wasn’t even compatible with the Geekbench 4 benchmarks, making it difficult to compare it with other recent budget tablets.It also wasn’t able to run GFXBench GL’s Manhattan 3 test, which doesn’t exactly bode well for its overall longevity.

If it feels slow now, it will feel even worse a year or so down the line. Still, I was able to play a reasonably smooth game of Threes, which proves it’s able to cope with simple games.It also coped fine with Netflix and BBC iPlayer streaming. Just bear in mind that the Galaxy Tab E only comes with 8GB of internal storage (of which 5GB is available to the user), so you may want to invest in a microSD card to make more room for your various downloads.


Battery Life

Battery life was fairly decent, but again, other tablets have managed better in the past. With the screen set to our standard measurement of 170cd/m2, the Samsung Galaxy Tab E lasted 8hrs 52mins in our continuous video-playback test, so it should have enough stamina to last the better part of a day. However, it still pales in comparison to the Fire HD 8, which lasted an impressive 13hrs 4mins under the same conditions.



As for camera quality, well, it’s as I’d expect from a budget Android tablet, which is to say it’s not particularly impressive. While the 2-megapixel front-facing camera is just about serviceable for Skype calls and the like, the 5-megapixel sensor on the back is poorly equipped to deal with either indoor or outdoor photography, producing blurry, noisy shots devoid of detail and vibrant colours.

  • This tablet can read a SD memory card
  • The screen has a good size
  • The screen is responsive
  • This tablet has excellent performance especially in terms of its price class
  • Switching between apps is smooth and fast
  • You can easily open two apps simultaneously
  • The Android operating system updates quickly and runs well
  • The design is comfortable to hold
  • The widescreen works excellent for videos
  • It syncs easily with Windows media player
  • The battery life is good and lasts about a day even with regular use
  • This tablet offers smooth performance at a very reasonable price
  • The case is sturdy plastic and a power adapter is included
  • The 16GB memory is somewhat limited
  • The screen resolution is not as sharp as other higher end tablets
  • The speakers give bad tinny sound
  • The speakers are not high quality and can be difficult to replace
  • It is a thick and heavy tablet
  • It cannot be opened up easily and the battery cannot be switched out
  • The front facing camera only as 2 Megapixel resolution
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Model Number SM-T561NZKAINS
Model Name Galaxy Tab E
Color Metallic Black
Connectivity Wi-Fi+3G
OS Android
Operating System Version 4.4 (KitKat)
RAM 1.5 GB
Voice Call Yes
Display Resolution Type HD
Supported Network WCDMA
Battery Features 5000 mAh
Processor Type Quad Core
Additional Features 7-pin Micro USB, PC Sync: Samsung Kies 2.0
Product Details
Display Size 9.6 inch
Sales Package 1 Tablet
Display Resolution 1280 x 800 pixels
Primary Camera 5 megapixels
Internal Storage 8 GB
Processor Speed 1.3 GHz
Additional Content NA
Sim Size 3FF
Sim Access Single Sim
Sensors Accelerometer
Sim Type Single Sim
Battery Features
Battery Capacity 5000 mAh
Internet Browsing Time 8 hrs (Wi-Fi), 7 hrs (Mobile Data Network 3G)
Play Time Video Playback Time - Upto 7 Hours, Audio Playback Time - Upto 95 Hours
Talk Time Upto 26 Hours
Business Features
E-mail Yes
Camera Features
Secondary Camera 2 megapixels
Video Recording Resolution 1280 x 720 pixels
Video Recording Yes
HD Recording Yes
Other Camera Features Primary Camera: Auto Focus, Secondary Camera - Resolution CMOS 2.0 MP
Connectivity Features
2G Yes
3G Yes
Bluetooth Version 4
USB Yes, Micro USB 2.0
Browser Android
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, DI, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP
Headphone Jack 3.5 mm
Wi-fi Version 802.11 b/g/n
Other Connectivity Features Bluetooth Support
Display Features
Other Display Features WXGA Display
Display Colors 16 M
Display Type TFT
Multimedia Features
Video Formats Supported MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, MKV, WEBM
Full HD Playback Yes
HD Playback Yes
Video Playback Yes
Navigation Features
GPS Support Yes
Map Support Google Maps
Storage Features
Expandable Storage Capacity 128 GB
Memory Card Slot Type microSD
Memory Card Support Yes
Warranty 12 months

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