Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro is the latest rugged device launched by the tech firm, Samsung. The rugged tablet comes with an S pen and DeX support for better performance. It is available in two versions, SM-T545 (Wi-Fi) and SM-T547 (LTE). It began retailing Germany for £599 for the Wi-Fi only version. How good is this tablet?
It comes almost two years after the launch of its predecessor, Galaxy Tab Active 2 and has enough memory and storage capacity of 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro overview
That tablet that comes as an upgrade to the Galaxy Tab Active 2 has its advantages and setbacks. Here they are:
- The tough, rugged design provides a firm grip, thus making it easier to handle.
- The large screen (10.1 inches) allows you to watch videos and get work done on a huge frame.
- The long-lasting battery assures you of long usage time.
- It is water and dust resistant to allow you to use it in different weather conditions.
- It has anti-shock protection and can withstand a fall of up to 1.2 m.
- The slim pen has high sensitivity levels to give you accurate results when using it.
- It has enough memory and storage space (4GB RAM, 64GB ROM).
- The tab does not support FM radio.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro specs
The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro features and specifications are;
- Release date: October 2019
- Dimensions: 243.5 x 170.2 x 9.9 mm (9.59 x 6.70 x 0.39 in)
- Weight: 653g
- Display size: 10.1 inches
- Display type: LCD capacitive touchscreen
- Display resolution: 1920x 1200 pixels
- OS: Android 9.0 (Pie)
- Chipset: Qualcomm SDM710 snapdragon 710 (10 nm)
- CPU type: Octa-core (2x2.0 GHz Kryo 360 Gold & 6x1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver)
- SIM: Nano-SIM
- Internal memory: 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM
- External memory: MicroSD (up to 512GB)
- Rear camera: 13.0 MP
- Front camera: 8.0 MP
- Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
- Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
- Battery: 7,600mAh, non-removable Li-Po
- USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
- Earphone jack: 3.5mm
- Sensors: Fingerprint, gyro, accelerometer, proximity and Samsung DeX
- Colour: Black
The tablet comes with the following hardware features:
The tablet has a rough, rugged design that makes it easier to handle the device. It has a protective case and an anti-shock design that increases its durability whether you are at home or on the road. The device is also IP68 water and dust resistant. It has been tested with the MIL-STD-8106 standard and can survive when it falls from a height of up to 1.2m. Its dimensions are suitable for viewing of videos and working on your projects with ease.
The rugged tablet is designed to feature the DeX mode. With the Samsung DeX mode, you get to have a PC-like experience by directly connecting your tablet to the big screen. It also has the advantage of allowing you to simultaneously use other apps on your device while casting on a monitor/big screen.
The S pen is slim, with a 0.77mm tip to give you accurate sketches, edits and notes wherever you are. It is also smooth and comfortable to hold with a high sensitivity of 4096 levels. The pen is placed on the top right corner of the tablet.
The tablet offers a large screen 10.1-inch display with a 71.4% screen to body ratio. The LCD capacitive touchscreen has a colour depth of 16M. It provides a 1920 x 1200 pixels resolution with a 16:10 aspect ratio. The screen size and resolution make it easier for you to do all your work, browse and watch videos.
Processor, storage, and performance
The device comes with a capable Octa-core 2x2.0 GHz Kryo 360 Gold and 6x1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver processor. It has an inbuilt Qualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710 (10nm) chipset and an Adreno 616 graphics processor. The processor units and the chipset boost the performance of the tablet.
How much storage does the tablet have? The device comes with 64GB internal memory and 4GB RAM. The memory provided should be enough for you to store your documents, images, videos, and applications comfortably. Besides, it has a dedicated microSD slot that is expandable up to 512 GB.
Generally, the performance of the tablet is impressive for individuals looking for a large screen and enough storage. Individuals who are always moving can also find this device convenient due to its rugged nature and protective casing. The stylus also comes in handy when you cannot use the phone with your bare hands, i.e. when wearing gloves.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro battery capacity
The battery performance of a device is one of the significant features people look out for. The Galaxy Active Pro comes with a non-removable Li-Po 7600mAh battery which, for most people, is of excellent functional capacity. Such a capacity would be enough when using the phone for a long time. However, similar to any other device, extended hours of usage may reduce the battery life of the device.
Both the LTE and Wi-Fi versions have up to 15 hours of internet usage time and 45 hours of talk time.
Speaker and call quality
The tablet has a good sound system that gives full and clear sound output. You can be sure to get quality voice transmission when making and receiving calls. You can also listen to music on earphones or loudspeakers, but note that high volumes may create some discomfort.
What are the software features of the tablet?
OS and features
The Galaxy Tab Active Pro comes inbuilt with Android 9.0 Pie. A significant advantage of the tablet is that it guarantees software updates of up to 4 years. The Android Pie version relies heavily on gestures when navigating through the device's interface. You can update pre-installed and installed apps over Wi-Fi or cellular data.
Camera, video and image quality
The device has a 13.0 megapixels rear camera and comes with the autofocus feature and LED flash. The front camera is 8.0 megapixels. It also offers a high video recording resolution of UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) @30fps. The pictures and videos taken by the tab are of high quality with excellent resolution.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro price
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro release date in Germany was on 1st October. It is sold to businesses at the cost of £660 for the Wi-Fi only and £679 for the LTE version. The price at which it will retail in Nigeria is not yet known, but it will probably be in the same range.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro where to buy
The device has so far been released for sale in Germany. The firm has not yet confirmed whether it shall be releasing it to other markets. We will be sure to inform you if it is made available in Nigeria.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro is impressive both in its hardware and software. The DeX mode is a major feature that makes it better than the previous make, Galaxy Tab Active 2. It also has a larger memory, storage space, and a much more capable battery. The pricing of the tablet is fair as it lies under the normal range of tablets with such specs.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro is suitable for those who are always on the move. Its rugged nature makes it more durable and convenient to use than other smooth-edged tablets.