The Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus is here, and it comes with a larger screen for those who prefer a bigger display. In this article, we will unbox and provide a first review of this device.
Pricing and Features
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE PLUS is the upgraded version of the popular Galaxy Tab S7 Fe. Priced at $550, it offers several enhancements compared to its smaller counterpart which is priced at $549.99 in the United States. The tablet comes in the same color options and boasts a larger 12.4-inch TFT LCD display, unlike the 10.9-inch display on the regular S9 Fe. The screen offers a 90Hz refresh rate and a 2560×600 resolution, ensuring a smooth and vibrant viewing experience. Additionally, it supports HDR10+ for apps like Netflix, and streaming videos on YouTube can be enjoyed in up to 4K upscaled resolution.
While some may have reservations about the TFT LCD display, it actually looks impressive in person. The screen brightness is more than sufficient for indoor use and there are no light bleed issues, unlike the Tab S6 light. Although a direct comparison with the Tab S7 Fe is needed, initial impressions suggest that the Galaxy Tab S9 FE PLUS might offer an even better display quality.
Enhanced Performance and Storage
The base model of the Galaxy Tab S9 FE PLUS comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, which is an upgrade from the regular S9 Fe that only offers 6GB of RAM. Moreover, users have the option to choose a variant with a whopping 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. For those who require additional storage space, the tablet supports expansion up to 1TB with a Micro SD card, providing plenty of storage for all your files, apps, and media.
Connectivity and Processor
The Galaxy Tab S9 FE PLUS is equipped with Wi-Fi 6 for fast and stable wireless internet connectivity. However, it is important to note that only a Wi-Fi version is available, and if you desire 5G connectivity, you will have to opt for the smaller version of the tablet. The tablet is powered by the same Exynos 1380 processor as the regular S9 Fe, ensuring smooth performance and responsiveness for all your tasks and applications.
In conclusion, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE PLUS offers several upgrades over the regular S9 Fe, making it a compelling choice for users who value a larger display, enhanced performance, and ample storage options. Despite the use of a TFT LCD display, the tablet provides a visually pleasing experience with vibrant colors and sufficient brightness. With its robust specifications and impressive features, the Galaxy Tab S9 FE PLUS is a worthy contender in the tablet market.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE PLUS – Unboxing and First Review!
Battery and Design
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE PLUS comes with a larger 10090 mAh battery, compared to the 8000 mAh battery of the regular FE version. However, just like its smaller counterpart, the tablet does not come with a wall adapter. In terms of design, I opted for the mint color in the plus version, which looks pretty good in person. The color is subtle, although slightly more faded than expected. The tablet comes with a USBC charging port, a cable removal tool for the micro SD card, and a Quick Start guide.
Appearance and Features
The tablet’s color is subtly appealing, albeit a bit difficult to capture on video. The placement of the S Pen can be a little challenging to determine, but it easily snaps onto the tablet by aligning it with the cameras. There is one speaker on each side of the tablet and the volume buttons are located on the right-hand side. The tablet also features a fingerprint scanner on the power button and a micro SD card slot. Pogo pins are present on the bottom for compatibility with the keyboard case. The bezels are similar to those of the smaller version.
Setup and Security
During the setup process, you have the option to choose among Face Unlock, fingerprint, pin, password, and pattern for security. It is recommended to add at least two fingerprints to the tablet, ensuring that it can be easily unlocked regardless of how it is being held. Additionally, you can choose between a dark or light theme. The wallpaper appears to be the same as the smaller version, but it may change depending on the color variant chosen.
Size Comparison and Software
To provide a sense of scale, the plus version of the Galaxy Tab S9 FE is noticeably larger than the regular S9 FE. In terms of software, the tablet comes preloaded with a range of apps from Samsung, Google, and Microsoft. These apps are consistent with the ones found on other Samsung devices and offer a variety of functionalities.
Overall, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE PLUS stands out with its larger battery and refined design. Its subtle color and placement of features make for an aesthetically pleasing tablet. With a range of security options and software preloaded, it offers a user-friendly and versatile experience. Whether you choose the regular or plus version of the Tab S9 FE, you can expect a high-performing device from Samsung.
Unboxing and First Review of Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE PLUS
Features and Storage
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE PLUS comes with a range of pre-installed apps, including Luma Fusion, Netflix, and Spotify. Users also have the option to choose between Google Discover, Newsfeed, or Samsung Free for their news and content needs.
In terms of storage, the tablet utilizes only about 24 GB of the available 128 GB storage. It runs on Android 13 with the One UI 5.1.1 interface.
Display and Motion Smoothness
Under the display settings, users can adjust the motion smoothness from 60 HZ to 90 HZ. While the screen will appear smoother at 90 HZ, the choice between the two is a matter of personal preference.
Motions and Gestures
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE PLUS offers a range of motions and gestures for ease of use. Users can double-tap to turn on or off the screen, keep the screen on while viewing, cover the screen to mute, and use palm swipe to capture. The tablet also features shortcuts in the edge panel, allowing users to customize it with their preferred apps or switch to features like Live Messages, People, Smart Select, Tasks, Tools, Reminder, and Clipboard.
User Interface and Shortcuts
The tablet provides various options for shortcuts, making it incredibly convenient to navigate and use. The Taskar can be found at the bottom of the screen, and all the apps are located to the left. Samsung’s user interface ensures a seamless and efficient experience.
Notification Shade and Additional Features
In the notification shade, users have easy access to Wi-Fi, sound, Bluetooth, auto-rotate, airplane mode, power-saving mode, location settings, link to Windows, screen recorder, quick share, Samsung Dex, Smart View, nearby share, high comfort, shield, dark mode, do not disturb, call and text on other devices, second screen, Dolby Atmos, scan QR code, and multicontrol. The tablet offers a wide range of features to enhance the user experience.
In conclusion, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE PLUS impresses with its features and storage capacity. The tablet’s display can be customized and offers smooth motion options for a personalized experience. With various motions, gestures, and shortcuts available, navigating the user interface is intuitive and easy. Furthermore, the tablet provides an extensive range of features in the notification shade, catering to the diverse needs of users. Overall, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE PLUS delivers a powerful and user-friendly experience.
Design and Features
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE PLUS comes with an impressive design, similar to its smaller version. One notable feature is the S Pen, which does not require charging and can be conveniently attached to the back or side of the tablet. The S Pen offers various functionalities such as smart select, translate S Pen to text, and air actions. Additionally, the inclusion of Samsung Dex makes the tablet feel more like a regular laptop.
One downside of the Galaxy Tab S9 FE PLUS, similar to its regular counterpart, is the lack of video output options. This means you cannot directly connect the tablet to a larger monitor, TV, or projector using an HDMI cable. While this might not be a deal breaker for everyone, it is worth mentioning. However, wireless connectivity options are available, allowing you to stream content wirelessly to compatible devices.
During a battery drain test, the Galaxy Tab S9 FE PLUS lasted approximately 7 hours, similar to the smaller S9 FE model. This battery life should be sufficient for a day or two of mixed usage and potentially even longer if the screen brightness is lowered. Overall, the tablet offers ample power to support various tasks and activities, making it suitable for most tablet users.
Performance and Gaming
In terms of performance, the Galaxy Tab S9 FE PLUS is on par with the regular S9 FE model. It delivers similar single and multi-core scores, as well as comparable GPU performance. This means the tablet has enough power to handle demanding tasks and run applications smoothly. To test its gaming capabilities, popular games like PUBG Mobile and Asphalt 9 were tried, and the tablet performed admirably.
In conclusion, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE PLUS offers an impressive unboxing experience with its sleek design and convenient S Pen. It provides the versatility of a tablet and the added benefits of Samsung Dex. While it might lack video output options, the tablet compensates with wireless connectivity. With decent battery life and strong performance, the Galaxy Tab S9 FE PLUS is a reliable option for those seeking a high-quality tablet experience.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus offers a smooth gaming experience. Its performance is similar to the regular Tab S9 FE, but with the advantage of a larger screen. However, it is worth mentioning that this tablet has only one speaker on each side, unlike the regular Tab S9 FE, which may affect the overall sound quality. Despite this, the speakers are still loud enough for most users, especially for indoor use.
The tablet comes with a simple camera app that offers various modes such as portrait, photo, video, pro, pro video, single take, night mode, food mode, panorama, hyperlapse, Bixby vision, and AR zone. Both the front and rear-facing cameras can record videos at a resolution of up to 1080p and 30 frames per second. The shutter speed of the camera app is decent, allowing for smooth capturing of photos and videos.
Photo and Video Samples
Here are a few samples of photos and videos taken with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus. Although it may not be clearly visible from these samples, the tablet does a decent job with both the front and rear-facing cameras. The quality is sufficient for Zoom meetings and other video conference calls without any issues.
Comparisons with Regular Tab S9 Fe
One of the main factors to consider when choosing the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus is whether you want a larger screen and don’t mind the extra cost. Comparisons between the regular Tab S9 Fe and the Plus version will help you determine which one suits your needs better.
Testing Pixel Devices
In addition to comparing the Tab S9 FE Plus with the regular version, I will also be testing out some more Pixel devices. Stay tuned for upcoming music videos where I will share my findings. If you’ve found this content helpful, make sure to subscribe and leave a thumbs up as a token of appreciation.
In conclusion, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus offers a wide range of features and functionalities. Choosing between the Plus version and the smaller version ultimately comes down to personal preference. Whether you prioritize the larger screen or the compact size, both versions are capable of delivering a satisfactory user experience.
This is Brian from Fishby Productions, and that concludes our unboxing and first review of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus. Stay tuned for more content and comparisons!