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bennyboy84 wrote:
Apr 16th, 2019 12:04 pm
That kinda sucks? I will watch the reviews tonight but are there plans to have HDR supported in the future hopefully? It's a shame for a tablet/OLED screen like this not to support HDR to say the least, S4 supported HDR so this is a bit of a weird decision if it doesn't work on s5e.
Tab S4 even has problems with HDR support. Also the TAB s4 doesn't get bright enough for true HDR.
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Can't decide between 4GB or 6GB RAM version!

I mean, this tablet is built around being a media consumer and light gaming. For those purposes I don't really see the need for 6GB of RAM. Then again I intend to have this tablet for 3-4 years and want to be somewhat future proof.
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blyndfyre wrote:
Apr 16th, 2019 4:34 pm
Can't decide between 4GB or 6GB RAM version!

I mean, this tablet is built around being a media consumer and light gaming. For those purposes I don't really see the need for 6GB of RAM. Then again I intend to have this tablet for 3-4 years and want to be somewhat future proof.
I also have the same question.
Im still unsure about the s4 or the s5e due to the processor power but the s4 and presumably the s5 (tba) is much more money
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sc00ter77 wrote:
Apr 16th, 2019 4:51 pm
I also have the same question.
Im still unsure about the s4 or the s5e due to the processor power but the s4 and presumably the s5 (tba) is much more money
The CPU power between the S4 and the S5e are fairly comparable. It's the GPU that is heavily lacking on the S5e.

The best I could find in my research were these Antutu scores:
S4
  • CPU - 68800
  • GPU - 77860
  • UX - 47600
  • MEM - 8200
S5e
  • CPU - 61460
  • GPU - 44330
  • UX - 41960
  • MEM - 8330
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blyndfyre wrote:
Apr 16th, 2019 5:06 pm
The CPU power between the S4 and the S5e are fairly comparable. It's the GPU that is heavily lacking on the S5e.

The best I could find in my research were these Antutu scores:
S4
  • CPU - 68800
  • GPU - 77860
  • UX - 47600
  • MEM - 8200
S5e
  • CPU - 61460
  • GPU - 44330
  • UX - 41960
  • MEM - 8330
Thanks for the info. I guess I'm not comparing apples to apples because one tablet is more expensive, so really it comes down to does the s5e meet my needs. I just want to ensure it will last a few years and not become too slow. Will the 6gb or ram help with this? Sorry for the questions.
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blyndfyre wrote:
Apr 16th, 2019 5:06 pm
The CPU power between the S4 and the S5e are fairly comparable. It's the GPU that is heavily lacking on the S5e.

The best I could find in my research were these Antutu scores:
S4
  • CPU - 68800
  • GPU - 77860
  • UX - 47600
  • MEM - 8200
S5e
  • CPU - 61460
  • GPU - 44330
  • UX - 41960
  • MEM - 8330
Thanks for the info. I guess I'm not comparing apples to apples because one tablet is more expensive, so really it comes down to does the s5e meet my needs. I just want to ensure it will last a few years and not become too slow. Will the 6gb or ram help with this? Sorry for the questions.
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sc00ter77 wrote:
Apr 16th, 2019 5:45 pm
Thanks for the info. I guess I'm not comparing apples to apples because one tablet is more expensive, so really it comes down to does the s5e meet my needs. I just want to ensure it will last a few years and not become too slow. Will the 6gb or ram help with this? Sorry for the questions.
Amount of RAM won't really affect the perceived "speed" of the tablet. What it will do is keep more applications running in the background so that when you return to them they don't have to load again.

What do you intend to use this tablet for? If it is for heavy gaming or heavy DeX use, I'd skip this one. If it's for mainly consuming media, the CPU in this tablet will suffice for a long time and you'll likely be replacing it due to battery degradation rather than an outdated CPU.

Again, it all depends on what you intend to use it for.
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blyndfyre wrote:
Apr 16th, 2019 6:33 pm
Amount of RAM won't really affect the perceived "speed" of the tablet. What it will do is keep more applications running in the background so that when you return to them they don't have to load again.

What do you intend to use this tablet for? If it is for heavy gaming or heavy DeX use, I'd skip this one. If it's for mainly consuming media, the CPU in this tablet will suffice for a long time and you'll likely be replacing it due to battery degradation rather than an outdated CPU.

Again, it all depends on what you intend to use it for.


Mainly media and some basic gaming so I think it will suffice. Thanks again
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sc00ter77 wrote:
Apr 16th, 2019 5:45 pm
Thanks for the info. I guess I'm not comparing apples to apples because one tablet is more expensive, so really it comes down to does the s5e meet my needs. I just want to ensure it will last a few years and not become too slow. Will the 6gb or ram help with this? Sorry for the questions.
I think the extra ram helps especially with programs using more.
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After some further research I think I'll skip this tablet. It's highly likely they dim the display using PWM at a very low 240hz.
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blyndfyre wrote:
Apr 17th, 2019 4:00 pm
After some further research I think I'll skip this tablet. It's highly likely they dim the display using PWM at a very low 240hz.
Why do you say that? One of the reviews say that its 600nits 200 more than tab s4
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insomnia77 wrote:
Apr 17th, 2019 4:01 pm
Why do you say that? One of the reviews say that its 600nits 200 more than tab s4
I'm not talking about the maximum brightness. I'm talking about the method they employ to dim the display. To lower the brightness below 100%. They use Pulse Width Modulation, which isn't too bad at high frequencies, but they likely use 240hz like the Tab S4. That's too low for my liking.
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parshakov wrote:
Apr 17th, 2019 5:51 pm
Almost all AMOLED phones and tables have the same PWM: https://www.notebookcheck.net/PWM-Ranki ... 979.0.html
Completely agree. For me though, my tablet is my main source of media consumption and I'd rather avoid the eye strain. Too bad I don't have many other options though.

Thinking instead of $650 for the 6GB Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e I could fork out the extra $320 for the Surface Pro 6 entry model.

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