Galaxy Tab S5e

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  1. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    seems a more reasonable price than the tab S4 which was £550 at retail price on release last year.

    £379 for the WiFi model which comes with a 512GB SD card or £429 for the cellular option at £429.
     
  2. jonnyb macrumors 65816

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    I’ve got one pre-ordered so I’ll post some impressions when it arrives (hopefully next week)
     
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    Wow, I might give this one a try. Reasonable pricing for an LTE model together with Dex capabilities could spare me from packing my personal Surface Book for travelling.
     
  4. Shanghaichica macrumors G4

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    That’s not bad at all. I wonder how much the new note 8 tab will be?

    I was thinking up upgrading my iPad mini 4 (although not entirely convinced). I might wait for the note tab instead.

    The tab Se looks really nice but I’m not sure what use I’ll get out of it as I have my iPad Pro.
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    Ooh does it have Dex. I will have to consider it then.
     
  5. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors P6

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    Yeah and comes with oneUI out the box and side fingerprint scanner as the one on tab s4 is frustrating. More often than not I use use the pin.
     
  6. Oohara macrumors 68030

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    Do you mean this one or did I miss something awesome? https://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_tab_a_8_(2019)-9651.php

    The S5E looks pretty damn good for that price considering the quality of their displays. I'm gutted there's no 8" version.
     
  7. Shanghaichica macrumors G4

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    Yes. I think I meant this one but it’s midrange

    I thought it was a high end 8 inch tablet.
     
  8. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors P6

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    I know there's rumours of a tab S5 as well when note 10 is out but I'm sure that will be expensive but interesting if this is what they give the e what the main S5 will have
     
  9. Jetcat3 macrumors 6502a

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    Pre-ordered one as well. My use case is video consumption, social media, and browsing. This should fit the bill perfectly. Have an iPad Pro 11” to go along with it.


     
  10. jonnyb, Apr 24, 2019
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    Some quick impressions based on 24 hours with the S5e (and how it compares to an iPad Pro)

    Lightness and thinness: I have an iPad Pro 11 with a smart folio cover. Compared to the iPad, this is like holding a feather in your hand. I have an inexpensive felt cover for the S5e so the whole package is much more conducive to one-handed use. Great for casual sofa browsing. The weight of the S5e is right in the middle of the iPad Pro and an iPad mini.

    Screen: Wow - the AMOLED screen is stunning, with amazing colours, black blacks and ridiculous brightness. It lacks 120Hz Pro motion like on the iPad, obviously, but it's easily forgivable for the price and the fact you're getting Samsung's best OLED screen.

    Performance: It's clearly mid-tier in terms of overall speed, fluidity etc. It's mostly quick and smooth in general operation but there are some frame-rate drops if you do lots of opening and closing of apps in quick succession - like it's swapping stuff in and out of RAM. But generally, when you're just using YouTube, Chrome, Gmail etc it's responsive and smooth. Of course, it's no iPad Pro when it comes to that feeling of manipulating the pixels with your fingers but that's to be expected.

    First impressions are that I really like it, as it's much more 'handleable' on the sofa and in bed. It's not that the Pro is huge and unwieldy, but the smaller size and weight of the S5e just tips it into that area that's closer to an iPad mini sized device.

    Its big USP over any iPad is the AMOLED screen - it's gorgeous to look at. If you spend lots of time in Youtube and watching movies then the screen is worth the price alone.
     
  11. Jetcat3 macrumors 6502a

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    Picked up a Tab S5e on Friday and haven’t had a whole lot of time to play with it. But today I was sitting on the couch with the sun on it while in settings, and noticed some burn-in on the left side! It almost looks as though it’s the lock screen or something burned in. I tried it with other white background apps and was the same. Needless to say I’m concerned as I only have about an hour of usage on it.

    I’ll be taking it back and trying again. Love the tablet and think it’s an absolute steal right now at $399. It’s everything I wanted from the Tab S4 at a lower price point. Speakers are insane! But I purchased it for the AMOLED Display alone, and I can’t accept burn-in two days in!
     

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