tab s5e, does anyone have it except me?!

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ivanox1972

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I bought this device 10 days ago. Ok, I know it just started appearing in shops. But, no forum, no reviews nothing...
I am interested of course to debloat it, to install twrp, usual things...
Also, if someone wants to hear real life impressions about device, I am here!
I know it is totally off topic but really couldn't find better place to post this...
 

lofgents

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I bought this device 10 days ago. Ok, I know it just started appearing in shops. But, no forum, no reviews nothing...
I am interested of course to debloat it, to install twrp, usual things...
Also, if someone wants to hear real life impressions about device, I am here!
I know it is totally off topic but really couldn't find better place to post this...

I am interested in a comparison between the S5e and the S4 ,my old Asus TF700 is about done and I need a replacement any info would be appreciated.
 

ivanox1972

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Unfortunately I have not s4... Screen is superb, and with excellent accuracy. One of best I ever seen, and I have seen most of premium devices. I compared it to tab s2 9.7 which also have excellent accuracy screen in basic mode
 

NaXter24R

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I have it. Actually, I got two so far. I have the LTE model. Do you also have issue with wifi? Over the 5ghz is quite slow. My router shows it as 1x1 instead of 2x2 like my old tab s 8.4. Since is the second one (got the first one replaced) with the same issue this migh be either a batch hw issue or a firmware issue. Unfortunately every review out there was on a wifi only model, so also a firmware bug might be involved
 

NaXter24R

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If I underground your good, to check wifi speed?
My is also 4g...
Yep. Here is a screen from my router
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The first one is my old Tab S 8.4. 5ghz and using full 2x2 of MIMO.
Google home Mini, standard 5ghz, 1x1, more than enough.
Then the S5e, just 1x1 and with really really bad speed.
Last my XZ1 Compact, full 2x2.
From the same position and distance from router, both my Tab S 8.4 and smartphone are way faster and with a much stabler connection. The S5e is slowe by a significant amount and lose connection after i move it too far where with both my old tablet and my phone i never had any issue whatsoever
 

nsx2brz

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I just got mine last night. I would definitely like root, twrp, etc. We need a device forum here.

To debloat it, I used Package Disabler Pro from the Play Store. There are quite a few threads om Samsung devices that say what is safe to disable.
 
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#Teampixel

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I had it for a couple days. Good for the money. But tab S4 the better tablet still. And the s5e was way too thin. It will warp or bend very easily
 

ivanox1972

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I also use 5ghz, I will see tomorrow...
I also done some debloat. It feels to me that one ui is a little heavy for 4gb of ram, debloat is highly needed
 
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I received the Wifi version yesterday. Haven't debloated anything and android 9 is running pretty smooth on the device. Was happy to see they included a usb-C type adapter to use corded headphones. I know this was a deal breaker for some users. I traded in my unused S9+, paid the difference and bought this one to replace my 2016 Tab E 9.6 that I use with my Phantom 3 Advncd drone. There is really no comparison in sound, picture, camera quality. The GPS and Wifi range are also better on this tablet. Well worth the trade imo.
 
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I have tab s4 played with s5e at best buy tonight. Definitely thinner than s4. Screen is nice but performance just basic browsing is no comparison,. Its a low end tablet with a nice screen. Hoping for non e version soon with pen support. Put a case on it and the weight and thickness differences are insignificant. Buy an s4 openbox for 50 bucks more you wont regret it.

Btw my s4 upgraded to pie today.
 

ivanox1972

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I have noticed also not full signal on positions invmy flat where mate 20x has max signal (mate is one of best devices in this part, btw). I HAVE only 50mb/s internet, mate achieving about 48, and tab can't exceed 45 in few attempts.
But not drastically worse against mate. Nothing can be detected except numeric tests.
I experienced extremely rare and unexpected problem : can't put my evo plus samsung sd, which of course worked in many devices. I somehow, can't put tray back with card in... It catches somewhere. Strange
 
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NaXter24R

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I'm chatting with Samsung support and they say they want me to bring the tablet into service. If i do that i think the right word for it would be that i'm screwed. If i do that i can't return it. I won't say this tablet has a faulty design, but all evidences point in that direction.
A damn Exynos 5420 from 2013 beats this Snapdragon 670 in connectivity, and this isn't supposed to happen.
 

jrac86

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I have the tab s4, but seeing the size and weight of the s5e really made me think that it would be a better fit for me. I ended up preordering it just to see how it compared to the s4. The form factor is amazing. I never used the s pen so that wasn't a loss for me. I also have accepted the headphone jack removal and am fine with using my galaxy buds or a USB c adapter. Having a fingerprint sensor for apps is so much better than the iris scanner in the s4. I tried opening up apps on both tablets at the same time and the s4 was slightly faster, but without a direct comparison, this is not something I feel like would be noticeable in everyday usage. As for gaming, I only tested a few games that are not very demanding and did not had any issues.


It's been said before, but it really comes down to your needs and preferences. If you do not need a headphone Jack, the s pen, or play very resource demanding games, I would totally recommend the s5e. I loved the s4, but it's just so nice holding a thin, light tablet while reading, watching movies, etc. And having call continuity between the s5e and s10+ is also extremely convenient (still no idea why this was not added to the s4 with the pie update and was a big reason I started looking at the s5e)

I am likely going to be selling my s4.
 

#Teampixel

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I have the tab s4, but seeing the size and weight of the s5e really made me think that it would be a better fit for me. I ended up preordering it just to see how it compared to the s4. The form factor is amazing. I never used the s pen so that wasn't a loss for me. I also have accepted the headphone jack removal and am fine with using my galaxy buds or a USB c adapter. Having a fingerprint sensor for apps is so much better than the iris scanner in the s4. I tried opening up apps on both tablets at the same time and the s4 was slightly faster, but without a direct comparison, this is not something I feel like would be noticeable in everyday usage. As for gaming, I only tested a few games that are not very demanding and did not had any issues.


It's been said before, but it really comes down to your needs and preferences. If you do not need a headphone Jack, the s pen, or play very resource demanding games, I would totally recommend the s5e. I loved the s4, but it's just so nice holding a thin, light tablet while reading, watching movies, etc. And having call continuity between the s5e and s10+ is also extremely convenient (still no idea why this was not added to the s4 with the pie update and was a big reason I started looking at the s5e)

I am likely going to be selling my s4.
Random note. Not important to everyone but there's no haptics on the s5e
 

Trophynuts

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I got mine friday. I would like to debloat it as well. Would really like a vanilla Android Pie ROM to put on it. My uses are strictly for watching movies and tv shows. So the performance of the S5e are perfect for my needs.
 

insomnia77

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Can somebody who has both compare the PQ. I read the tab s5e reaches 600 nits where the tab s4 is around 400.
Also why is there no forum for the tab s5e?
 

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    @Moderators can we please have a sub forum :)
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    I bought this device 10 days ago. Ok, I know it just started appearing in shops. But, no forum, no reviews nothing...
    I am interested of course to debloat it, to install twrp, usual things...
    Also, if someone wants to hear real life impressions about device, I am here!
    I know it is totally off topic but really couldn't find better place to post this...
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    I pack it up in case you have problem with download link
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    I have the tab s4, but seeing the size and weight of the s5e really made me think that it would be a better fit for me. I ended up preordering it just to see how it compared to the s4. The form factor is amazing. I never used the s pen so that wasn't a loss for me. I also have accepted the headphone jack removal and am fine with using my galaxy buds or a USB c adapter. Having a fingerprint sensor for apps is so much better than the iris scanner in the s4. I tried opening up apps on both tablets at the same time and the s4 was slightly faster, but without a direct comparison, this is not something I feel like would be noticeable in everyday usage. As for gaming, I only tested a few games that are not very demanding and did not had any issues.


    It's been said before, but it really comes down to your needs and preferences. If you do not need a headphone Jack, the s pen, or play very resource demanding games, I would totally recommend the s5e. I loved the s4, but it's just so nice holding a thin, light tablet while reading, watching movies, etc. And having call continuity between the s5e and s10+ is also extremely convenient (still no idea why this was not added to the s4 with the pie update and was a big reason I started looking at the s5e)

    I am likely going to be selling my s4.
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    Guys, the wifi IS an issue. Due to many factors such as router, WiFi interference, tolerance and frequencies some tablets are going to be better than others.
    Still wether or not you can block the signal using your hand there is something which is consistent, poor connection and speed compared to other devices. I don't own any snap 670 device so I can't test it properly, but I tried an oppo with a snap 660. It had better speed and better strength. Also my old Tab S 8.4 is way faster and has better connection.
    This is a design fault, there aren't other words to describe it. Is not a cheap Chinese (with all the respect) model off some weird shop, is a top brand tablet which is not supposed to have such connection. Even my Google home mini has better connection than this tablet.
    As I stated, there should be a 2x2 connection, it should go above 600mbps in good condition, and this thing won't.