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The Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e written review with rating is now online. It’s the highest ranked tablet on the site reviewed with the Mi Pad 4 from Xiaomi in 2nd place followed by the AllDoCube X. Due to having one of the best tablet screens around, great build, GPS with compass, widevine level 1, LTE option, fast speed and by far the best speakers I’ve ever heard in a tablet It’s no surprise it’s number 1.

If you’re after a tablet that will actually get updates and has support where most of the Chinese models I typically review don’t then I highly recommend this one. But only if you can live without S-Pen stylus support and no 3.5mm headphone port. And do I recommend it over the $100-120 USD cheaper Alldocube X? Yes it’s defiantly worth the extra even if the X has the same screen we cannot tweak the saturation or adjust the white balance on the Alldocube X.

Besides that, feature and build wise it’s superior but the X does have 3.5mm jack if you must have it. Battery life is only around 6-7 hours on the X whereas the Tab S5e can go for up to 11 hours plus. And you can’t play Netflix or Amazon Prime in HD with the AllDoCube. Samsung has the level1 cert that allows for FHD streaming.

Such a stupid move I think removing it, more so on a tablet.

See: Galaxy Tab S5e Review


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  1. The Tab S6 got a dynamic HDR10+ display and as an S5E owner I was interested to get insight into the tools that Chris used for his S5E measuring in his review, as some of them is way off what Im getting on a Tab s5e LTE SM T725 that i purchased here in Denmark at sub 400euro with included Samsung 2019 keyboard.
    HDR10+ is dynamic metadata that on a frame by frame approach while plain HDR10 is static..
    Samsung was cofounder of the HDR10+ and is the main contender to Dolby vision though I recall that DV can handle 12bit while HDR10+ tops out at 10bit, but that not relevant on today’s scene.
    and would be nice to see the margins for S6 on the 1600p panel as I was of the impression as it would be more or less in same ballpark as S5e and s4.
    Chris what tool did you use to measure the brightness-test on the tab s5e??
    The display looks mindblowing on s5e no doubt, but all the other jazz are not in play.

  2. No Chris won’t be reviewing the S6, so he said. I think it’s because his YouTube channel and website is designed mostly for the affordable tablets under $500. He will probably have one eventually though I would like to think. He owns a Surface and that was far from affordable. I’m thinking of biting the bullet and forcing myself to get the S6 next myself. It’s time I stop looking at all these cheap crap tabs and get something with a real powerful processor. I really really want to try Ubuntu on it. Lol

  3. all your links to Galaxy Tab S5e written review goes to this old 2015 8inch fellow.
    a mistake at some cookiecutter-level at my end.?

  4. Hi Chris (recall it is Chris and not Kriss?)
    anyway, two questions..
    First, may I ask what tool your taking the brightness value with? (I know you have some Calman tools, but can that do brightness (lux) meauring.)
    and secondly, are you gonna review the S6 (or S5 as it seems they are naming the S5 directly to S6)
    cheers from Denmark.

  5. Thanks Chris. My hope is that the S5e has identical GPS abilities and an identical screen, or at least as bright outdoors as the S6. But only reviews will reveal the truth, or hands on at Best Buy to see for myself. I have a feeling the S6 will have more GPS radios though, but not sure on that. Would love my next Tablet to have better location accuracy. My current Tab S (SM-T700) is not bright enough IMO and the old processor is crap these days, and the battery is awful. Anyway thanks again. Rod

  6. Hello again Chris. I have noticed that Best Buy here in the States plans on selling the Tab S6 for as low as $400 (although after selecting the options it comes to $629. If the Tab S5e doesn’t drop further in price wouldn’t it be better to pony up the extra 1/3 cost and get the tablet with the SD855 instead? I mean if the S5e was half price I could see it being the better deal, but it being 2/3rds the cost of the S6 makes me take pause. I guess I need to see a review of the S6 soon. I want it to be a Nav Tool using GPS Test Plus and my Navigator Pro apps. If both have the exact same GPS radios and the same brightness, then I could definitely use the Tab S5e.

    • Hi, Yes if it’s not much extra $$$ definitely I would get the SD855 over the SD670 chipset anyday. I’m sure the S6 is great but not going to review it as I couldn’t get hold of one quick and it would get next to no views late.

  7. Hi Chris, link to the written review it’s not working; it sends me automatically to a chuwi review. Also, what’s the difference in models (sm-t720 vs sm-t725) ? Will they fix the wifi blocked by hand issue? Cheers.

  8. My German SM-T725 connected to some 20 satellites from 35 in view. But only on my balcony. In my livingroom it could not detect a single one.

    • Out in my car when I got it working (first time it didn’t for me) due the screen and the lock with compass it worked so well. Would be an amazing tablet for a car dash mounted set up. However, screen burn would be an issue.

  9. I have installed Linux on DeX on my S5e after a rough start in doing so. But when it finally ran I was quite dissapointed as the limitation of only ARM64 apps was too much for me. Neiter my favourite Windows browser Brave nor my favourite RSS feed reader RSSowl could be installed. and even Thunderbird di not work anymore when I installed the Ubuntu 16.04 container anew with more storage.

  10. I know you already know this Chris, but here in the USA the Best Buy version DEFINITELY has GPS. Amazon users are saying it does not have it. I had it confirmed for me from a user at XDA who bought his at Best Buy. Not sure what model version his is though. He used the app “GPS Test” and it showed him 28 satellites.

  11. Do you have this issue? wifi drops with hand cover…

    • Hi, I never noticed it at all using the tablet for weeks. But if I was to do it yes, the speed drops off a bit. If it wasn’t for this I wouldn’t have even seen it. But the Wifi speeds in general as per my review are the fastest I’ve seen and also the range. But I got a feeling they are making it more of an issue just for clicks. I’ve been gaming holding it like that and it never dropped or lost connection.

      I guess I would “holding it right” the whole time. (Actually, I hold it and my hand covers it all the time)

      • Good to know. I was looking for a honest opinion. Thank you Chris.

  12. Hi, I just discover in your Galaxy Tab S5e review ( 4 days later) then you have the DEX Mode installed on it and it was supposed to be reserved to the Galaxy Tab S4 then I bought…SO..

    Can you make a small video to show how it’s work on the Galaxy Tab S5e and what are the difference now between Tab S4 aand Tab S5e except for the pcocessor and the S-Pen. I bought the 256 gigs version at a high price and like I am not a technical guy, i’m not sure not if it was good choice…

    Waiting for an answer,

  13. Good to see that TechTablets has a new Tablet review worthy of its recommendation. I am also glad to see the updated Recommended Tablets lists for 2019 here as well. These are good news indeed.

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