The keys are tightly packed. But the key travel distance is short and once you get used to the board, the loss of productivity compared to a computer is marginal. While the S Pen does not have the best grip, its improved functionality should appeal to design enthusiasts.
The Tab S4 runs on a 2.35 GHz Snapdragon octa-core processor, one below Qualcomm’s latest, the Snapdragon 845. Odd, because you’d expect a flagship from Samsung
to feature the best. Still, the tablet does not heat up or lag during intense gaming sessions, multi-tasking or playing videos for straight hours. Samsung claims a video playback time of 16 hours and Tab S4’s 7,300mAh battery does bring it impressively close to that promise — 12 hours was my experience.
The 10.5-inch AMOLED screen at a resolution of 2560x1600 is vivid and offers deep blacks. The speakers, tweaked by AKG, deliver loud and crisp audio, among the best
I have encountered in a handheld device.
But the angle of the screen once docked can’t be adjusted, which makes it difficult to use while sitting in bed or lying down. It’s otherwise a powerful device designed to be many things on the go, especially with its LTE (SIM) support. At Rs 57,900 (plus Rs 7,500 for the keyboard), it’s expensive but the best Android tablet in the market.