The iPad has become synonymous with tablet computers in general, and a lot of people mistakenly call any tablet an iPad. While Apple's iPads are definitely the most popular tablets around, it isn't the only company making them — a handful of manufacturers still produce Android tablets. The company that started it all was Samsung, which introduced the big-screen hand-held device concept to the Android platform in 2010. Samsung recently introduced its latest tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e isn't the most impressive in the Korean manufacturers line-up when it comes to specifications, but it is the most practical and purpose-built tablet around. The device is meant for media consumption, and has a 10.5-inch 2560x1600-pixel AMOLED screen. This makes it ideal for watching movies and TV shows on platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. Unfortunately though, the device does not support HDR, which is one of the key weaknesses of this tablet.
Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SoC, the tablet works well for web-surfing and gaming as well. There are both Wi-Fi and LTE variants, but we would recommend the Wi-Fi variant for its better value. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e is among the best media-centric tablets you can buy right now for all of these reasons.
|Model||Galaxy Tab S5e (Wi-Fi)|
|Release date||February 2019|
|Dimensions (mm)||245.00 x 160.00 x 5.50|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||7040|
|Colours||Black, Gold, Silver|
|Screen size (inches)||10.50|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||290|
|Processor make||Qualcomm Snapdragon 670|
|Expandable storage type||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||512|
|Operating system||Android 9.0|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|