- Operating System: Android 4.4 KitKat
- Processor: 1.2 GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm APQ 8026
- Screen: 8-inch LCD WXGA (1,280 x 800) display
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Micro USB 2.0, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0
- Memory: 1.5GB
- Storage: 16GB (expandable up to 64GB via MicroSD)
- Others: KNOX virtual network, IP67, ODE, GLONASS
- Dimensions: 213.1 x 126.2 x 9.7mm
- Weight: 368.5g
- Highly durable
- Long battery life
- Bulky and heavy
A Tablet For Active Productivity
For those working in areas where tablets become a hazard, especially where dust, water and the environment makes electronics hard to use, the Samsung GALAXY Tab Active is the device to complement your everyday needs. This device comes with a slew of features primed for business professionals.
The tablet comes with an IP67 dust and water certification which provides the ultimate protection against the elements while also providing a 1.2 metre drop shock protection to further protect the device. It is also equipped with Samsung Knox Enterprise Grade Security giving users the best data protection. Additionally, it is also Certified Citrix Ready and SAP Certified for SAP Work Manager and SAP CRM Service Manager.
The tablet also comes packaged with a separate rubber casing, ensuring that the device has total protection from the elements . The device comes with a special stylus in the form of the C-Pen which provides users with the ability to interact with their tablet even when using heavy duty gloves. The Samsung GALAXY Tab Active is equipped with a 3-pin POGO connector on its side for easy charging with multiple devices while the bottom of the device has the usual microUSB port.
The tablet functioned with minimal lag in between screens and while multitasking. The C-Pen makes it easy to navigate especially in wet conditions. The device diplays documents clearly and provides easy reading even in broad daylight. It also has an amazing battery life which lasted us throughout the day providing users with uninterrupted workflow. The high durability of the tablet also ensures that accidental spills or a drop on the floor becomes a minor issue. The tablet is however bulky and may put off users looking for a lightweight device.
CHIP CONCLUDE: All in all, should there be a need for a productive tablet that can withstand the wear and tear of the outdoors, the Samsung GALAXY Tab Active is the right tablet for the job.
(previously published in issue December 2014)