Tablets have become the mainstream for many who haven’t used a PC or who don’t have a need for its breadth of features. My mother in law is one of these users. She got into using tablet about three years first with a Micromax Funbook entry-level device, then upgraded to Samsung Galaxy Tab2 7 inches device exactly two years back (Aug 2012). Her usage is four apps- Facebook, WhatsApp, Music player and YouTube in that order.
Recently she complained of her device being slow. I tried to factory reset but that didn’t help. So I looked at options to upgrade. She was comfortable with Android/Samsung so I didn’t want to change the platform. Another reason for ruling out iPad was no WhatsApp in that.
I went to Cromo store, selected Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8 inches to buy which costs Rs.23500. Cromo allowed me to trade-in old Tab 2 for Rs.5000, the net cost for me was Rs.18500 which was a good deal for this gorgeous device. I eyed the premium Galaxy S 8 inch device but I couldn’t convince myself to spend another Rs.10,000 for speed and display which my M-I-L is unlikely to make full use of.
The device SM-T331 setup easily, the BSNL 3G SIM worked out of the box. The display is sharp, the speaker volume and clarity is good.