Samsung Galaxy View Review36
The battery capacity doesn’t match its goliath size.
From the office, to the home, we’re exposed to an assortment of mobile computing devices that cater to the occasion. The Samsung Galaxy View isn’t your conventional, mainstream tablet meant to bridge that smartphone and laptop experience into one – it just doesn’t, even though it works nicely as a productivity-centric device. It’s certainly a conversation piece that will surely get it noticed wherever it’s brought, but we struggle to believe it’s the most suitable thing.
Thankfully, though, the cost isn’t too grossly out of proportion, seeing that it can be picked with LTE connectivity through AT&T for $599.99 outright – or $499.99 with a 2-year agreement. Honestly, we’d go with the former just because the $100 in savings doesn’t seem like an ample discount for something you’ll have to lug around for 2 years. And the more we think about it, you’re paying mostly for its huge screen.
Few tablets ever eclipse the 10-inch mark, seeing that anything bigger prevents them from being as easily carried around. This one proves that point poignantly, but again, its sheer size is arguably its strongest asset in garnering attention. Sure, it’s advertised to deliver the ultimate mobile video experience, which it does, but only because of its larger-than-normal sized screen. As much as Sammy wants it to succeed in being the ultimate mobile viewing device, we just don’t feel there’s much of an incentive to choose it over other, more compact and discrete things.
Software version of the review unit:
Android Version: 5.1
Build Number: LMY47X.T677AUCCU1A0JA
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-6071021