Samsung has been able to launch few mass hit smartphones in the market. Talking about offering a range of smartphones, Samsung, seems to cover almost all kinds of range. From the high-end flagship smartphones or lower end entry level smartphones, Samsung, has it all. Recently, Samsung launched another tablet, namely Samsung Galaxy J Max. The tablet offers a huge display along with a range of connectivity options. So, let’s see how this tablet works.
Being a tablet, it has a huge form factor. The tablet has external dimensions as 7.36 x 4.28 x 0.34 inches so that no one can use this phablet with one hand. Weighing 289 g, carrying this tablet could prove to be a big task for many users. If we talk about the design aspects of the tablet, it has a quite simple design and there is nothing much to discuss about it. The tablet features a physical home button and two soft-touch capacitive buttons. The power button and volume rocker buttons are provided on the right edge of the phone, while the SIM card slot is provided on the left side. The tablet is available in two colour variants i.e. Black and Gold. A 7.0-inches TFT capacitive touchscreen with 16M colours display has been provided in the tablet that provides a screen resolution of 800 x 1280 pixels. The display houses approximately 216-PPI and looks decent. However, the display failed to impress many and according to us, it is mediocre to say the most. The viewing angles and the sunlight legibility was decent.
The tablet features a 1.5 GHz Quad-core Cortex-A7 processor that is backed by a Spreadtrum SC8830 chipset. The processor is capable enough to provide a lag free experience. However, one cannot expect to play applications on the tablet, as you might witness occasional lag or stutter. The Mali-400MP2 GPU is capable of playing light games and videos easily without any problem, however, then again high-end graphic intensive 3D games cannot be played without seeing massive frame drops or lags. The tablet has been provided with an internal storage of 8GB which could be expanded up to 256GB using the microSD card slot provided in the tablet. The tablet runs on Android OS, with the help of Android version 5.1 i.e. Lollipop. The 1.5GB of RAM has also been provided in the phone to enable smooth functioning of the phone, which according to us could have been better. The phone offers dual-SIM support and supports 4G networks.
The tablet comes with an 8 MP Primary Camera that features a 1.9f aperture CMOS image sensor. Autofocus and LED flashlight aid the front camera. The front shooter features a 2MP, 2.2f camera. The front shooter is backed by camera settings such as exposure compensation and ISO control. Shooting Modes include Continuous Shooting and High Dynamic Range mode (HDR). The Camera Features include Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection and Touch to focus. The camera works okay and the images captured are decent, however, many times the images captured by the rear camera lack certain details and pictures appears brushed up. According to us, the camera quality could have been better. The loudspeaker provided in the tablet works great and gets loud enough. A 3.5mm audio jack is also provided in the tablet.
The tablet features a non-removable 4000 mAh Li-Ion battery that promises a talk time up to 21 hours on 3G networks. The tablet also promises music playback time up to 87 hours. The battery life, in general, turns out to be impressive, and one can easily use the tablet for more than a day with moderate to heavy usage. The connectivity options included in the phone are Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot, Bluetooth Version 4.0, A2DPA-GPS, GLONASS, FM Radio with RDS and recording, microUSB v2.0 and USB On-The-Go. The sensors that come with the tablet include accelerometer only.