Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e (SM-T720/SM-T725) Review

It has become customary to say that the tablet market is going through hard times, their sales are declining. The reasons for this are that tablets are successfully replacing smartphones with large screen sizes, as well as the long life of older tablets. It so happened that the scenarios for using tablets make them timeless devices - they watch movies, browse the web, play games and work much less often, using all the features to the fullest. The life cycle of smartphones is maximum, they are used until they are broken or they simply become obsolete. And this is a problem for new device sales, there is nothing in tablets that will make people change the old device for a new one. Yes, performance is improving, screens are getting better, software versions are being updated, but all this fades into the background, since the use cases for most remain the same. The mass, typical buyer chooses a tablet at the moment and does it according to quite predictable parameters - he is interested in design, device capabilities, plus the overall price / quality ratio.

Samsung did something unusual in 2019: instead of updating its flagship Tab S4, they first released the Tab S5e, which implemented the concept of a successful product with a favorable price / quality ratio. The model was created for a buyer who is not looking for the best features, but buys a tablet for the maximum period, while using it typically - movies, games, browsing the web, and so on. This does not mean at all that there are performance flaws here, rather, they simply did not install the maximum chipset in terms of capabilities, since for most it will be useless most of the time. For a couple of months with the tablet, I had the exact realization that this tablet is one of the most successful in terms of price / quality ratio on the market. I propose to look at it and its capabilities together.

Design, dimensions, controls

The first thing that distinguishes the tablet is that it is very thin: the thickness of the case is 5.5 mm, the weight is 400 grams. It is impossible to call it very light and weightless, but the hands do not get tired of holding the tablet even when watching several episodes of a movie.

The back cover is made of aluminum, available in three colors.

Please note that antenna inserts are visible on the back surface, they are distributed closer to the edges of the tablet. The display has narrow bezels, but their very presence is a plus, in a tablet it is possible to accidentally press the screen if the bezels are minimal or completely absent.

There are four speakers at the ends (configured by AKG); the sound that the tablet produces is very loud, and in most situations you turn it up not to the maximum, as in other devices, but by about 65-70%.

There is a USB Type C connector on the bottom end, a microphone on the opposite side, another one on the side. There is also a paired volume button, as well as an on / off button, a fingerprint sensor is also inscribed in it. Since the button with the sensor is recessed into the case, there are no accidental presses, but working with the key is not very convenient. The tablet is still not the most compact, when you pick it up, the finger does not find the sensor by touch, you have to look where to press. The unlocking process itself requires attention and two hands. This point in the ergonomics of the solution seems doubtful to me, on the other hand, at home my tablet is not blocked at all, since I use unlocking when other devices are nearby (in Android this is a super-convenient function).

From the unusual, I note that there is also a POGO connector, this is good news for corporate clients, this allows you to charge your tablet without the need for a cable.

There are no complaints about the build quality of the tablet: excellent materials, good ergonomics in everything except the fingerprint sensor. But there is another issue that is being discussed in connection with the Tab S5e - the poor location of the Wi-Fi antenna, which can lead to signal degradation or even loss.

There have been a lot of reviews online from the US that the Tab S5e loses signal when held horizontally, with the tablet positioned so that the camera is on the left.

In real life, I never paid attention to how I hold the tablet, since there were no situations when I lost the Wi-Fi signal. I have fairly good Wi-Fi networks in my apartment and at home, they work in two bands, and there is no problem with signal quality and strength. But I decided in a simple way to check how the Wi-Fi speed changes if you hold the tablet as indicated in the description of the problem. Look at the Speedtest results.

In the first case, I just held the tablet as usual, in the second I closed the problem area, we clearly see a drop in signal and transmission speed. I am sure that in places where the quality of the Wi-Fi signal is not the best, this can become a problem, at the signal boundary with such a grip you will simply lose the signal (the problem is only in 2.4 GHz, it is not in 5 GHz). Another thing is that, knowing this, you can hold the tablet differently (if you want it in your left hand, it's not a question, turn it over to the other side, it will be exactly the same). You can inflate the problem out of this, but there is nothing critical here. Moreover, shielding the signal by hand occurs on almost all devices, it manifests itself plus or minus in the same way. In the absence of a Wi-Fi version of the tablet, I cannot verify the statement that it is in this version that the problem manifests itself to the full, but LTE devices are not affected by it. Here everyone decides for himself how such a problem is critical for him. I believe that it is impossible to call this a serious flaw, I do not experience problems with it in my use cases. But the fact that Samsung engineers didn't think about it says a lot. This is an unacceptable negligence in the design of the device, and it is impossible to forgive.

Display

The technical specifications of the screen are as follows: 10.5 inches WQXGA Super AMOLED, 1600x2560 pixels, pixel density 287 ppi, aspect ratio 16:10. This is an excellent display, simply the best in its class, it has no direct competitors. Adaptive brightness control, color temperature and other settings allow you to choose how the colors on the screen look for you.

Many, for old times' sake, consider AMOLED screens poisonous in terms of colors, but their color accuracy is high, which means that there is no question of any poisonousness, this is a perfectly tuned matrix, you can watch movies with good quality. In a word, everything is fine here - resolution, brightness, colors, viewing angles. This is one of the best displays in its price segment, there are no alternatives as such.

Unlike the older model S4, as well as S5, the S5e does not support the S Pen, you can use third-party styluses, but there is no additional layer on the screen, the accuracy will be normal, not high, and pressure levels will also not be recognized. Keep this in mind if you need a drawing tablet.

Performance

The tablet is based on Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 670 chipset (2x2.0 GHz Kryo 360 Gold & 6 x1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver), Adreno 615 graphics. But this is enough for the eyes for most operations, and the tablet itself is not positioned as a flagship. This raises the question, why is there more performance, if for all the tasks that the tablet faces, what is enough?

RAM - 4 GB, built-in - 64 GB, memory cards can be installed up to 1 TB. Look at the results of synthetic tests below, on my own note that there are no slowdowns in the menu and interface, including when working with heavy applications. One important note, the tablet is sensitive to free memory, it is worth leaving 5-6 GB of space so that there are no slowdowns.

DeX mode on S5e

It doesn't matter if you have an HDMI cable or a keyboard case, you can still directly connect a wireless keyboard and mouse to your tablet and turn on DeX mode. In fact, this is the use of a tablet with a DeX interface, which is as similar as possible to a computer and allows you to comfortably work in different windows, a sort of mode for working. My phones are used in my DeX station, and this is very good, as they provide ample opportunities, in particular, I connect various peripherals in this way. And this tablet is no exception, in it you can get exactly the same features. It's a workhorse, but only for those who need it.

Battery

The tablet has a 7040 mAh battery that supports fast charging. A full charge from scratch takes about 3 hours.

In my opinion, battery life is a strong point of the gadget. If you turn on the video at maximum brightness and volume, you can get at least 14 hours of screen.

In real life, the tablet works for a very long time, thanks to the screen and the chipset. So, I can have it for a week, I work with it from time to time. In total, about 4-5 hours of screen operation and a long operating time.

And I can actively play Clash Royale on a tablet, without headphones, with speakers that scream, and good picture detail. Here then it turns out 6-9 hours, and this is quite enough.

When I watch the video, it lasts about two days for me. Here, see the result for yourself.

As you can see, the tablet has an excellent battery life, and this partly refutes the story about “bad” Wi-Fi, since, in theory, signal degradation should lead to increased power consumption, which did not happen here.

Cameras

For me, the cameras in the tablet are redundant and not needed, nevertheless, look at the sample photos. The software is standard, you can customize the picture to suit your tastes and tasks. They shoot well for this kind of device, but we always have a phone at hand, don't we?

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Communications

The tablet lacks NFC, which puzzled me a little, but I can live with it. In Russia, only one version with a 4G module is sold, you just cannot buy a Wi-Fi tablet. There are no complaints about the work of Bluetooth, but the Wi-Fi direct periodically behaves strangely and falls off, I could not make it work stably. Apart from this nuisance, there are no cons.

Impressions

This tablet has become my main one (put the Tab S4 aside for a while). Curiously, compared to the glass of the Tab S4, I definitely like the metal case in the S5e, perhaps because before that my main tablet was the iPad. I like the thin case, I like how it lies in the hands and how it sounds. Ergonomically, the tablet is excellent, the miscalculation of the engineers with the Wi-Fi antenna is terrible, but it does not affect my experience of use, there are no places where I could experience problems. I am sure that if this is the case in my dwellings, then in most smaller rooms this will also not be a problem that can be noticed in principle. But I repeat - here everyone decides for himself how important this is.

Nailing about the fact that the processor is not the best, I'll leave it aside, because I don't understand this attack. I am for a reasonable approach and sane cost, there is both the first and second, the price of a tablet in Russia is 39,990 rubles for the PCT version (31 thousand rubles for a gray device). For comparison, last year's flagship from Samsung Tab S4 costs 45-53 thousand rubles, the difference is quite noticeable. On the side of the older model, support for the S Pen, and if you are a creative person, then this stylus will come in handy.

Most of the tablets on the market are iPads. Until recently, they were good in terms of price / quality ratio, so, in fact, I had such a tablet. But with Apple's new pricing policy, that's far from the case. You have the opportunity to buy the simplest iPad of 2018 with 32 GB of internal memory (it cannot be expanded, of course). The issue price is 25,000 rubles, but there is support for Apple Pencil (buy separately).

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I have such a tablet, it is a very budget device compared to the Tab S5e, the price difference is fully justified. Here are a few points that I think are important:

  • Screen quality, AMOLED wins completely and in everything;
  • 4 speakers in Samsung versus two on one side, also a win;
  • Gaming time is almost 2 times longer for me, in everyday life it's not so important;
  • Quick battery charging in Samsung;
  • Slim body, better ergonomics;
  • DeX-mode (not everyone needs it);
  • The ability to connect external accessories via OTG.

In a word, these are different classes of devices, iPad 2018 is much simpler. You can look at the iPad Air, which has 64 GB of memory, as well as the price of 43 thousand rubles for the Wi-Fi version. Exactly the same trouble with the speakers, poor front camera, as in all iPads, and further down the list. And the price is such that it is just right to wonder what they charge money for. Compared to the iPad Air, the Tab S5e looks very good and has a lot more features.

In the bottom line, I want to say that the Tab S5e turned out to be balanced, this is a tablet for the mass consumer who does not care about the presence of the processor itself, but rather it is important to get a machine for watching videos, working and further down the list. In this aspect, the model turned out to be very pleasant. And even much nicer than the Tab S4, which really surprised me.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e (SM-T720/SM-T725) Review

It has become customary to say that the tablet market is going through hard times, their sales are declining. The reasons for this are that tablets are successfully replacing smartphones with large screen sizes, as well as the long life of older tablets. It so happened that the scenarios for using tablets make them timeless devices - they watch movies, browse the web, play games and work much less often, using all the features to the fullest. The life cycle of smartphones is maximum, they are used until they are broken or they simply become obsolete. And this is a problem for new device sales, there is nothing in tablets that will make people change the old device for a new one. Yes, performance is improving, screens are getting better, software versions are being updated, but all this fades into the background, since the use cases for most remain the same. The mass, typical buyer chooses a tablet at the moment and does it according to quite predictable parameters - he is interested in design, device capabilities, plus the overall price / quality ratio.

Samsung did something unusual in 2019: instead of updating its flagship Tab S4, they first released the Tab S5e, which implemented the concept of a successful product with a favorable price / quality ratio. The model was created for a buyer who is not looking for the best features, but buys a tablet for the maximum period, while using it typically - movies, games, browsing the web, and so on. This does not mean at all that there are performance flaws here, rather, they simply did not install the maximum chipset in terms of capabilities, since for most it will be useless most of the time. For a couple of months with the tablet, I had the exact realization that this tablet is one of the most successful in terms of price / quality ratio on the market. I propose to look at it and its capabilities together.

Design, dimensions, controls

The first thing that distinguishes the tablet is that it is very thin: the thickness of the case is 5.5 mm, the weight is 400 grams. It is impossible to call it very light and weightless, but the hands do not get tired of holding the tablet even when watching several episodes of a movie.

The back cover is made of aluminum, available in three colors.

Please note that antenna inserts are visible on the back surface, they are distributed closer to the edges of the tablet. The display has narrow bezels, but their very presence is a plus, in a tablet it is possible to accidentally press the screen if the bezels are minimal or absent.

There are four speakers on the ends (tuned by AKG); the sound that the tablet produces is very loud, and in most situations you turn it up not to the maximum, as in other devices, but by about 65-70%.

There is a USB Type C connector on the bottom end, a microphone on the opposite side, another one on the side. There is also a paired volume control button, as well as an on / off button, a fingerprint sensor is also inscribed in it. Since the button with the sensor is recessed into the case, there are no accidental presses, but working with the key is not very convenient. The tablet is still not the most compact, when you pick it up, the finger does not find the sensor by touch, you have to look where to press. The unlocking process itself requires attention and two hands. This point in the ergonomics of the solution seems doubtful to me, on the other hand, at home my tablet is not blocked at all, since I use unlocking when other devices are nearby (in Android this is a super-convenient function).

From the unusual, I note that there is also a POGO connector, this is good news for corporate clients, this allows you to charge your tablet without the need for a cable.

There are no complaints about the build quality of the tablet: excellent materials, good ergonomics in everything except the fingerprint sensor. But there is another issue that is being discussed in connection with the Tab S5e - the poor location of the Wi-Fi antenna, which can lead to signal degradation or even loss.

There have been a lot of reviews online from the US that the Tab S5e loses signal when held horizontally, with the tablet positioned so that the camera is on the left.

In real life, I never paid attention to how I hold the tablet, since there were no situations when I lost the Wi-Fi signal. I have fairly good Wi-Fi networks in my apartment and at home, they work in two bands, and there is no problem with signal quality and strength. But I decided in a simple way to check how the Wi-Fi speed changes if you hold the tablet as indicated in the description of the problem. Look at the Speedtest results.

In the first case, I just held the tablet as usual, in the second I closed the problem area, we clearly see a drop in signal and transmission speed. I am sure that in places where the quality of the Wi-Fi signal is not the best, this can become a problem, at the signal boundary with such a grip you will simply lose the signal (the problem is only in 2.4 GHz, it is not in 5 GHz). Another thing is that, knowing this, you can hold the tablet differently (if you want it in your left hand, it's not a question, turn it over to the other side, it will be exactly the same). You can inflate the problem out of this, but there is nothing critical here. Moreover, shielding the signal by hand occurs on almost all devices, it manifests itself plus or minus in the same way. In the absence of a Wi-Fi version of the tablet, I cannot verify the statement that it is in this version that the problem manifests itself to the full, but LTE devices are not affected by it. Here everyone decides for himself how such a problem is critical for him. I believe that it is impossible to call this a serious flaw, I do not experience problems with it in my use cases. But the fact that Samsung engineers didn't think about it says a lot. This is an unacceptable negligence in the design of the device, and it is impossible to forgive.

Display

The technical specifications of the screen are as follows: 10.5 inches WQXGA Super AMOLED, 1600x2560 pixels, pixel density 287 ppi, aspect ratio 16:10. This is an excellent display, simply the best in its class, it has no direct competitors. Adaptive brightness control, color temperature and other settings allow you to choose how the colors on the screen look for you.

Many, for old times' sake, consider AMOLED screens poisonous in terms of colors, but their color accuracy is high, which means that there is no question of any poisonousness, this is a perfectly tuned matrix, you can watch movies with good quality. In a word, everything is fine here - resolution, brightness, colors, viewing angles. This is one of the best displays in its price segment, there are no alternatives as such.

Unlike the older model S4, as well as S5, the S5e does not support the S Pen, you can use third-party styluses, but there is no additional layer on the screen, the accuracy will be normal, not high, and pressure levels will also not be recognized. Keep this in mind if you need a drawing tablet.

Performance

The tablet is based on Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 670 chipset (2x2.0 GHz Kryo 360 Gold & 6 x1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver), Adreno 615 graphics. But this is enough for the eyes for most operations, and the tablet itself is not positioned as a flagship. This raises the question, why is there more performance, if for all the tasks that the tablet faces, what is enough?

RAM - 4 GB, built-in - 64 GB, memory cards can be installed up to 1 TB. Look at the results of synthetic tests below, on my own note that there are no slowdowns in the menu and interface, including when working with heavy applications. One important note, the tablet is sensitive to free memory, it is worth leaving 5-6 GB of space so that there are no slowdowns.

DeX mode on S5e

It doesn't matter if you have an HDMI cable or a keyboard case, you can still directly connect a wireless keyboard and mouse to your tablet and turn on DeX mode. In fact, this is the use of a tablet with a DeX interface, which is as similar as possible to a computer and allows you to comfortably work in different windows, a sort of mode for working. My phones are used in my DeX station, and this is very good, as they provide ample opportunities, in particular, I connect various peripherals in this way. And this tablet is no exception, in it you can get exactly the same features. It's a workhorse, but only for those who need it.

Battery

The tablet has a 7040 mAh battery that supports fast charging. A full charge from scratch takes about 3 hours.

In my opinion, battery life is a strong point of the gadget. If you turn on the video at maximum brightness and volume, you can get at least 14 hours of screen.

In real life, the tablet works for a very long time, thanks to the screen and the chipset. So, I can have it for a week, from time to time I work with it. In total, about 4-5 hours of screen operation and a long operating time.

And I can actively play on the tablet in Clash Royale, without headphones, with speakers that scream, and good picture detail. Here then it turns out 6-9 hours, and this is quite enough.

When I watch the video, it lasts about two days for me. Here, see the result for yourself.

As you can see, the tablet has an excellent battery life, and this partly refutes the story about “bad” Wi-Fi, since, in theory, signal degradation should lead to increased power consumption, which did not happen here.

Cameras

For me, the cameras in the tablet are redundant and not needed, nevertheless, look at the sample photos. The software is standard, you can customize the picture to suit your tastes and tasks. They shoot well for this kind of device, but we always have a phone at hand, don't we?

< /p>

Communications

The tablet lacks NFC, which puzzled me a little, but I can live with it. In Russia, only one version with a 4G module is sold, you just cannot buy a Wi-Fi tablet. There are no complaints about the work of Bluetooth, but the Wi-Fi direct periodically behaves strangely and falls off, I could not make it work stably. Apart from this nuisance, there are no cons.

Impressions

This tablet has become my main one (put the Tab S4 aside for a while). Curiously, compared to the glass of the Tab S4, I definitely like the metal case in the S5e, perhaps because before that my main tablet was the iPad. I like the thin case, I like how it lies in the hands and how it sounds. Ergonomically, the tablet is excellent, the miscalculation of the engineers with the Wi-Fi antenna is terrible, but it does not affect my experience of use, there are no places where I could experience problems. I am sure that if this is the case in my dwellings, then in most smaller rooms this will also not be a problem that can be noticed in principle. But I repeat - here everyone decides for himself how important this is.

Nailing about the fact that the processor is not the best, I'll leave it aside, because I don't understand this attack. I am for a reasonable approach and sane cost, there is both the first and second, the price of a tablet in Russia is 39,990 rubles for the PCT version (31 thousand rubles for a gray device). For comparison, last year's flagship from Samsung Tab S4 costs 45-53 thousand rubles, the difference is quite noticeable. On the side of the older model, support for the S Pen, and if you are a creative person, then this stylus will come in handy.

Most of the tablets on the market are iPads. Until recently, they were good in terms of price / quality ratio, so, in fact, I had such a tablet. But with Apple's new pricing policy, that's far from the case. You have the opportunity to buy the simplest iPad of 2018 with 32 GB of internal memory (it cannot be expanded, of course). The issue price is 25,000 rubles, but there is support for Apple Pencil (buy separately).

https://cars45.com/listing/nissan/march

I have such a tablet, it is a very budget device compared to the Tab S5e, the price difference is fully justified. Here are a few points that I think are important:

  • Screen quality, AMOLED wins completely and in everything;
  • 4 speakers in Samsung versus two on one side, also a win;
  • Gaming time is almost 2 times longer for me, in everyday life it's not so important;
  • Quick battery charging in Samsung;
  • Slim body, better ergonomics;
  • DeX-mode (not everyone needs it);
  • The ability to connect external accessories via OTG.

In a word, these are different classes of devices, iPad 2018 is much simpler. You can look at the iPad Air, which has 64 GB of memory, as well as the price of 43 thousand rubles for the Wi-Fi version. Exactly the same trouble with the speakers, poor front camera, as in all iPads, and further down the list. And the price is such that it is just right to wonder what they charge money for. Compared to the iPad Air, the Tab S5e looks very good and has a lot more features.

In the bottom line, I want to say that the Tab S5e turned out to be balanced, this is a tablet for the mass consumer who does not care about the presence of the processor itself, but rather it is important to get a machine for watching videos, working and further down the list. In this aspect, the model turned out to be very pleasant. And even much nicer than the Tab S4, which really surprised me.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e (SM-T720/SM-T725) Review

It has become customary to say that the tablet market is going through hard times, their sales are declining. The reasons for this are that tablets are successfully replacing smartphones with large screen sizes, as well as the long life of older tablets. It so happened that the scenarios for using tablets make them timeless devices - they watch movies, browse the web, play games and work much less often, using all the features to the fullest. The life cycle of smartphones is maximum, they are used until they are broken or they simply become obsolete. And this is a problem for new device sales, there is nothing in tablets that will make people change the old device for a new one. Yes, performance is improving, screens are getting better, software versions are being updated, but all this fades into the background, since the use cases for most remain the same. The mass, typical buyer chooses a tablet at the moment and does it according to quite predictable parameters - he is interested in design, device capabilities, plus the overall price / quality ratio.

Samsung did something unusual in 2019: instead of updating its flagship Tab S4, they first released the Tab S5e, which implemented the concept of a successful product with a favorable price / quality ratio. The model was created for a buyer who is not looking for the best features, but buys a tablet for the maximum period, while using it typically - movies, games, browsing the web, and so on. This does not mean at all that there are performance flaws here, rather, they simply did not install the maximum chipset in terms of capabilities, since for most it will be useless most of the time. For a couple of months with the tablet, I had the exact realization that this tablet is one of the most successful in terms of price / quality ratio on the market. I propose to look at it and its capabilities together.

Design, dimensions, controls

The first thing that distinguishes the tablet is that it is very thin: the thickness of the case is 5.5 mm, the weight is 400 grams. It is impossible to call it very light and weightless, but the hands do not get tired of holding the tablet even when watching several episodes of a movie.

The back cover is made of aluminum, available in three colors.

Please note that antenna inserts are visible on the back surface, they are distributed closer to the edges of the tablet. The display has narrow bezels, but their very presence is a plus, in a tablet it is possible to accidentally press the screen if the bezels are minimal or completely absent.

There are four speakers at the ends (configured by AKG); the sound that the tablet produces is very loud, and in most situations you turn it up not to the maximum, as in other devices, but by about 65-70%.

There is a USB Type C connector on the bottom end, a microphone on the opposite side, another one on the side. There is also a paired volume button, as well as an on / off button, a fingerprint sensor is also inscribed in it. Since the button with the sensor is recessed into the case, there are no accidental presses, but working with the key is not very convenient. The tablet is still not the most compact, when you pick it up, the finger does not find the sensor by touch, you have to look where to press. The unlocking process itself requires attention and two hands. This point in the ergonomics of the solution seems doubtful to me, on the other hand, at home my tablet is not blocked at all, since I use unlocking when other devices are nearby (in Android this is a super-convenient function).

From the unusual, I note that there is also a POGO connector, this is good news for corporate clients, this allows you to charge your tablet without the need for a cable.

There are no complaints about the build quality of the tablet: excellent materials, good ergonomics in everything except the fingerprint sensor. But there is another issue that is being discussed in connection with the Tab S5e - the poor location of the Wi-Fi antenna, which can lead to signal degradation or even loss.

There have been a lot of reviews online from the US that the Tab S5e loses signal when held horizontally, with the tablet positioned so that the camera is on the left.

In real life, I never paid attention to how I hold the tablet, since there were no situations when I lost the Wi-Fi signal. I have fairly good Wi-Fi networks in my apartment and at home, they work in two bands, and there is no problem with signal quality and strength. But I decided in a simple way to check how the Wi-Fi speed changes if you hold the tablet as indicated in the description of the problem. Look at the Speedtest results.

In the first case, I just held the tablet as usual, in the second I closed the problem area, we clearly see a drop in signal and transmission speed. I am sure that in places where the quality of the Wi-Fi signal is not the best, this can become a problem, at the signal boundary with such a grip you will simply lose the signal (the problem is only in 2.4 GHz, it is not in 5 GHz). Another thing is that, knowing this, you can hold the tablet differently (if you want it in your left hand, it's not a question, turn it over to the other side, it will be exactly the same). You can inflate the problem out of this, but there is nothing critical here. Moreover, shielding the signal by hand occurs on almost all devices, it manifests itself plus or minus in the same way. In the absence of a Wi-Fi version of the tablet, I cannot verify the statement that it is in this version that the problem manifests itself to the full, but LTE devices are not affected by it. Here everyone decides for himself how such a problem is critical for him. I believe that it is impossible to call this a serious flaw, I do not experience problems with it in my use cases. But the fact that Samsung engineers didn't think about it says a lot. This is an unacceptable negligence in the design of the device, and it is impossible to forgive.

Display

The technical specifications of the screen are as follows: 10.5 inches WQXGA Super AMOLED, 1600x2560 pixels, pixel density 287 ppi, aspect ratio 16:10. This is an excellent display, simply the best in its class, it has no direct competitors. Adaptive brightness control, color temperature and other settings allow you to choose how the colors on the screen look for you.

Many, for old times' sake, consider AMOLED screens poisonous in terms of colors, but their color accuracy is high, which means that there is no question of any poisonousness, this is a perfectly tuned matrix, you can watch movies with good quality. In a word, everything is fine here - resolution, brightness, colors, viewing angles. This is one of the best displays in its price segment, there are no alternatives as such.

Unlike the older model S4, as well as S5, the S5e does not support the S Pen, you can use third-party styluses, but there is no additional layer on the screen, the accuracy will be normal, not high, and pressure levels will also not be recognized. Keep this in mind if you need a drawing tablet.

Performance

The tablet is based on Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 670 chipset (2x2.0 GHz Kryo 360 Gold & 6 x1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver), Adreno 615 graphics. But this is enough for the eyes for most operations, and the tablet itself is not positioned as a flagship. This raises the question, why is there more performance, if for all the tasks that the tablet faces, what is enough?

RAM - 4 GB, built-in - 64 GB, memory cards can be installed up to 1 TB. Look at the results of synthetic tests below, on my own note that there are no slowdowns in the menu and interface, including when working with heavy applications. One important note, the tablet is sensitive to free memory, it is worth leaving 5-6 GB of space so that there are no slowdowns.

DeX mode on S5e

It doesn't matter if you have an HDMI cable or a keyboard case, you can still directly connect a wireless keyboard and mouse to your tablet and turn on DeX mode. In fact, this is the use of a tablet with a DeX interface, which is as similar as possible to a computer and allows you to comfortably work in different windows, a sort of mode for working. My phones are used in my DeX station, and this is very good, as they provide ample opportunities, in particular, I connect various peripherals in this way. And this tablet is no exception, in it you can get exactly the same features. It's a workhorse, but only for those who need it.

Battery

The tablet has a 7040 mAh battery that supports fast charging. A full charge from scratch takes about 3 hours.

In my opinion, battery life is a strong point of the gadget. If you turn on the video at maximum brightness and volume, you can get at least 14 hours of screen.

In real life, the tablet works for a very long time, thanks to the screen and the chipset. So, I can have it for a week, from time to time I work with it. In total, about 4-5 hours of screen operation and a long operating time.

And I can actively play on the tablet in Clash Royale, without headphones, with speakers that scream, and good picture detail. Here then it turns out 6-9 hours, and this is quite enough.

When I watch the video, it lasts about two days for me. Here, see the result for yourself.

As you can see, the tablet has an excellent battery life, and this partly refutes the story about “bad” Wi-Fi, since, in theory, signal degradation should lead to increased power consumption, which did not happen here.

Cameras

For me, the cameras in the tablet are redundant and not needed, nevertheless, look at the sample photos. The software is standard, you can customize the picture to suit your tastes and tasks. They shoot well for this kind of device, but we always have a phone at hand, don't we?

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Communications

The tablet lacks NFC, which puzzled me a little, but I can live with it. In Russia, only one version with a 4G module is sold, you just cannot buy a Wi-Fi tablet. There are no complaints about the work of Bluetooth, but the Wi-Fi direct periodically behaves strangely and falls off, I could not make it work stably. Apart from this nuisance, there are no cons.

Impressions

This tablet has become my main one (put the Tab S4 aside for a while). Curiously, compared to the glass of the Tab S4, I definitely like the metal case in the S5e, perhaps because before that my main tablet was the iPad. I like the thin case, I like how it lies in the hands and how it sounds. Ergonomically, the tablet is excellent, the miscalculation of the engineers with the Wi-Fi antenna is terrible, but it does not affect my experience of use, there are no places where I could experience problems. I am sure that if this is the case in my dwellings, then in most smaller rooms this will also not be a problem that can be noticed in principle. But I repeat - here everyone decides for himself how important this is.

Nailing about the fact that the processor is not the best, I'll leave it aside, because I don't understand this attack. I am for a reasonable approach and sane cost, there is both the first and second, the price of a tablet in Russia is 39,990 rubles for the PCT version (31 thousand rubles for a gray device). For comparison, last year's flagship from Samsung Tab S4 costs 45-53 thousand rubles, the difference is quite noticeable. On the side of the older model, support for the S Pen, and if you are a creative person, then this stylus will come in handy.

Most of the tablets on the market are iPads. Until recently, they were good in terms of price / quality ratio, so, in fact, I had such a tablet. But with Apple's new pricing policy, that's far from the case. You have the opportunity to buy the simplest iPad of 2018 with 32 GB of internal memory (it cannot be expanded, of course). The issue price is 25,000 rubles, but there is support for Apple Pencil (buy separately).

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I have such a tablet, it is a very budget device compared to the Tab S5e, the price difference is fully justified. Here are a few points that I think are important:

  • Screen quality, AMOLED wins completely and in everything;
  • 4 speakers in Samsung versus two on one side, also a win;
  • Gaming time is almost 2 times longer for me, in everyday life it's not so important;
  • Quick battery charging in Samsung;
  • Slim body, better ergonomics;
  • DeX-mode (not everyone needs it);
  • The ability to connect external accessories via OTG.

In a word, these are different classes of devices, iPad 2018 is much simpler. You can look at the iPad Air, which has 64 GB of memory, as well as the price of 43 thousand rubles for the Wi-Fi version. Exactly the same trouble with the speakers, poor front camera, as in all iPads, and further down the list. And the price is such that it is just right to wonder what they charge money for. Compared to the iPad Air, the Tab S5e looks very good and has a lot more features.

In the bottom line, I want to say that the Tab S5e turned out to be balanced, this is a tablet for the mass consumer who does not care about the presence of the processor itself, but rather it is important to get a machine for watching videos, working and further down the list. In this aspect, the model turned out to be very pleasant. And even much nicer than the Tab S4, which really surprised me.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e (SM-T720/SM-T725) Review

It has become customary to say that the tablet market is going through hard times, their sales are declining. The reasons for this are that tablets are successfully replacing smartphones with large screen sizes, as well as the long life of older tablets. It so happened that the scenarios for using tablets make them timeless devices - they watch movies, browse the web, play games and work much less often, using all the features to the fullest. The life cycle of smartphones is maximum, they are used until they are broken or they simply become obsolete. And this is a problem for new device sales, there is nothing in tablets that will make people change the old device for a new one. Yes, performance is improving, screens are getting better, software versions are being updated, but all this fades into the background, since the use cases for most remain the same. The mass, typical buyer chooses a tablet at the moment and does it according to quite predictable parameters - he is interested in design, device capabilities, plus the overall price / quality ratio.

Samsung did something unusual in 2019: instead of updating its flagship Tab S4, they first released the Tab S5e, which implemented the concept of a successful product with a favorable price / quality ratio. The model was created for a buyer who is not looking for the best features, but buys a tablet for the maximum period, while using it typically - movies, games, browsing the web, and so on. This does not mean at all that there are performance flaws here, rather, they simply did not install the maximum chipset in terms of capabilities, since for most it will be useless most of the time. For a couple of months with the tablet, I had the exact realization that this tablet is one of the most successful in terms of price / quality ratio on the market. I propose to look at it and its capabilities together.

Design, dimensions, controls

The first thing that distinguishes the tablet is that it is very thin: the thickness of the case is 5.5 mm, the weight is 400 grams. It is impossible to call it very light and weightless, but the hands do not get tired of holding the tablet even when watching several episodes of a movie.

The back cover is made of aluminum, available in three colors.

Please note that antenna inserts are visible on the back surface, they are distributed closer to the edges of the tablet. The display has narrow bezels, but their very presence is a plus, in a tablet it is possible to accidentally press the screen if the bezels are minimal or absent.

There are four speakers on the ends (tuned by AKG); the sound that the tablet produces is very loud, and in most situations you turn it up not to the maximum, as in other devices, but by about 65-70%.

There is a USB Type C connector on the bottom end, a microphone on the opposite side, another one on the side. There is also a paired volume control button, as well as an on / off button, a fingerprint sensor is also inscribed in it. Since the button with the sensor is recessed into the case, there are no accidental presses, but working with the key is not very convenient. The tablet is still not the most compact, when you pick it up, the finger does not find the sensor by touch, you have to look where to press. The unlocking process itself requires attention and two hands. This point in the ergonomics of the solution seems doubtful to me, on the other hand, at home my tablet is not blocked at all, since I use unlocking when other devices are nearby (in Android this is a super-convenient function).

From the unusual, I note that there is also a POGO connector, this is good news for corporate clients, this allows you to charge your tablet without the need for a cable.

There are no complaints about the build quality of the tablet: excellent materials, good ergonomics in everything except the fingerprint sensor. But there is another issue that is being discussed in connection with the Tab S5e - the poor location of the Wi-Fi antenna, which can lead to signal degradation or even loss.

There have been a lot of reviews online from the US that the Tab S5e loses signal when held horizontally, with the tablet positioned so that the camera is on the left.

In real life, I never paid attention to how I hold the tablet, since there were no situations when I lost the Wi-Fi signal. I have fairly good Wi-Fi networks in my apartment and at home, they work in two bands, and there is no problem with signal quality and strength. But I decided in a simple way to check how the Wi-Fi speed changes if you hold the tablet as indicated in the description of the problem. Look at the Speedtest results.

In the first case, I just held the tablet as usual, in the second I closed the problem area, we clearly see a drop in signal and transmission speed. I am sure that in places where the quality of the Wi-Fi signal is not the best, this can become a problem, at the signal boundary with such a grip you will simply lose the signal (the problem is only in 2.4 GHz, it is not in 5 GHz). Another thing is that, knowing this, you can hold the tablet differently (if you want it in your left hand, it's not a question, turn it over to the other side, it will be exactly the same). You can inflate the problem out of this, but there is nothing critical here. Moreover, shielding the signal by hand occurs on almost all devices, it manifests itself plus or minus in the same way. In the absence of a Wi-Fi version of the tablet, I cannot verify the statement that it is in this version that the problem manifests itself to the full, but LTE devices are not affected by it. Here everyone decides for himself how such a problem is critical for him. I believe that it is impossible to call this a serious flaw, I do not experience problems with it in my use cases. But the fact that Samsung engineers didn't think about it says a lot. This is an unacceptable negligence in the design of the device, and it is impossible to forgive.

Display

The technical specifications of the screen are as follows: 10.5 inches WQXGA Super AMOLED, 1600x2560 pixels, pixel density 287 ppi, aspect ratio 16:10. This is an excellent display, simply the best in its class, it has no direct competitors. Adaptive brightness control, color temperature and other settings allow you to choose how the colors on the screen look for you.

Many, for old times' sake, consider AMOLED screens poisonous in terms of colors, but their color accuracy is high, which means that there is no question of any poisonousness, this is a perfectly tuned matrix, you can watch movies with good quality. In a word, everything is fine here - resolution, brightness, colors, viewing angles. This is one of the best displays in its price segment, there are no alternatives as such.

Unlike the older model S4, as well as S5, the S5e does not support the S Pen, you can use third-party styluses, but there is no additional layer on the screen, the accuracy will be normal, not high, and pressure levels will also not be recognized. Keep this in mind if you need a drawing tablet.

Performance

The tablet is based on Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 670 chipset (2x2.0 GHz Kryo 360 Gold & 6 x1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver), Adreno 615 graphics. But this is enough for the eyes for most operations, and the tablet itself is not positioned as a flagship. This raises the question, why is there more performance, if for all the tasks that the tablet faces, what is enough?

RAM - 4 GB, built-in - 64 GB, memory cards can be installed up to 1 TB. Look at the results of synthetic tests below, on my own note that there are no slowdowns in the menu and interface, including when working with heavy applications. One important note, the tablet is sensitive to free memory, it is worth leaving 5-6 GB of space so that there are no slowdowns.

DeX mode on S5e

It doesn't matter if you have an HDMI cable or a keyboard case, you can still directly connect a wireless keyboard and mouse to your tablet and turn on DeX mode. In fact, this is the use of a tablet with a DeX interface, which is as similar as possible to a computer and allows you to comfortably work in different windows, a sort of mode for working. My phones are used in my DeX station, and this is very good, since they provide ample opportunities, in particular, I connect various peripherals in this way. And this tablet is no exception, you can get exactly the same features in it. It's a workhorse, but only for those who need it.

Battery

The tablet has a 7040 mAh battery that supports fast charging. A full charge from scratch takes about 3 hours.

In my opinion, battery life is a strong point of the gadget. If you turn on the video at maximum brightness and volume, you can get at least 14 hours of screen.

In real life, the tablet works for a very long time, thanks to the screen and the chipset. So, I can have it for a week, from time to time I work with it. In total, about 4-5 hours of screen operation and a long operating time.

And I can actively play on the tablet in Clash Royale, without headphones, with speakers that scream, and good picture detail. Here then it turns out 6-9 hours, and this is quite enough.

When I watch the video, it lasts about two days for me. Here, see the result for yourself.

As you can see, the tablet has an excellent battery life, and this partly refutes the story about “bad” Wi-Fi, since, in theory, signal degradation should lead to increased power consumption, which did not happen here.

Cameras

For me, the cameras in the tablet are redundant and not needed, nevertheless, look at the sample photos. The software is standard, you can customize the picture to suit your tastes and tasks. They shoot well for this kind of device, but we always have a phone at hand, don't we?

Communications

The tablet lacks NFC, which puzzled me a little, but I can live with it. In Russia, only one version with a 4G module is sold, you just cannot buy a Wi-Fi tablet. There are no complaints about the work of Bluetooth, but the Wi-Fi direct periodically behaves strangely and falls off, I could not make it work stably. Apart from this nuisance, there are no cons.

Impressions

This tablet has become my main one (put the Tab S4 aside for a while). Curiously, compared to the glass of the Tab S4, I definitely like the metal case in the S5e, perhaps because before that my main tablet was the iPad. I like the thin case, I like how it lies in the hands and how it sounds. Ergonomically, the tablet is excellent, the miscalculation of the engineers with the Wi-Fi antenna is terrible, but it does not affect my experience of use, there are no places where I could experience problems. I am sure that if this is the case in my dwellings, then in most smaller rooms this will also not be a problem that can be noticed in principle. But I repeat - here everyone decides for himself how important this is.

Nailing about the fact that the processor is not the best, I'll leave it aside, because I don't understand this attack. I am for a reasonable approach and sane cost, there is both the first and second, the price of a tablet in Russia is 39,990 rubles for the PCT version (31 thousand rubles for a gray device). For comparison, last year's flagship from Samsung Tab S4 costs 45-53 thousand rubles, the difference is quite noticeable. On the side of the older model, support for the S Pen, and if you are a creative person, then this stylus will come in handy.

Most of the tablets on the market are iPads. Until recently, they were good in terms of price / quality ratio, so, in fact, I had such a tablet. But with Apple's new pricing policy, that's far from the case. You have the opportunity to buy the simplest iPad of 2018 with 32 GB of internal memory (it cannot be expanded, of course). The issue price is 25,000 rubles, but there is support for Apple Pencil (buy separately).

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I have such a tablet, it is a very budget device compared to the Tab S5e, the price difference is fully justified. Here are a few points that I think are important:

  • Screen quality, AMOLED wins completely and in everything;
  • 4 speakers in Samsung versus two on one side, also a win;
  • Gaming time is almost 2 times longer for me, in everyday life it's not so important;
  • Quick battery charging in Samsung;
  • Slim body, better ergonomics;
  • DeX-mode (not everyone needs it);
  • The ability to connect external accessories via OTG.

In a word, these are different classes of devices, iPad 2018 is much simpler. You can look at the iPad Air, which has 64 GB of memory, as well as the price of 43 thousand rubles for the Wi-Fi version. Exactly the same trouble with the speakers, poor front camera, as in all iPads, and further down the list. And the price is such that it is just right to wonder what they charge money for. Compared to the iPad Air, the Tab S5e looks very good and has a lot more features.

In the bottom line, I want to say that the Tab S5e turned out to be balanced, this is a tablet for the mass consumer who does not care about the presence of the processor itself, but rather it is important to get a machine for watching videos, working and further down the list. In this aspect, the model turned out to be very pleasant. And even much nicer than the Tab S4, which really surprised me.