Review: Samsung Galaxy TAB Active LTE

We’ve often said that Samsung has got a device for just about every occasion and they’ve all but proved it with the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy TAB Active, a ruggedised version of their popular tablet lineup. They haven’t gone the full hog with this tablet and made it indestructible but they’ve still made it tougher than before. We’ll take it.

The Samsung Galaxy TAB Active is an 8-inch slate which comes with a slightly rubberised exterior and then a much thicker tablet cover than you’d expect to see. That’s to help it withstand more than the average knock. Samsung have also given it an IP67 rating, making it waterproof and dustproof up to 1 metre for 30 minutes. Nice.

The tablet itself comprises the 8-inch 1280 x 800 display, which isn’t a bad size resolution for a slate like this. Samsung have included the Snapdragon 400 processor, as well as 1.5GB of RAM, so the Android 4. 4 OS will graft when you need it to.

There’s 16GB of storage in the Samsung Galaxy TAB Active, as well as space for up to 64GB of storage via a microSD, so you can take all the files along on your rugged journey. And if you need to take any photos on the way, Samsung have got a 3.15MP camera for that purpose. We’ve seen better but not in a tablet like this. There’s also a 1.2MP front-facing camera.

Oddly, there’s a removable battery here, a monster 4450mAh Lithium Ion affair that will keep you powered on through the day and then some. Oh, and then there’s the LTE data access, for using Facebook in hostile environments. Like you do.

If you’re looking for a tablet that is tougher than average, then Samsung really does have something for you. We wouldn’t recommend throwing it out of the window but it should survive more than you expect nonetheless.

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