What the experts say
"Samsung might have finally made an Android tablet worth buying" says TechRadar. Plus points are the fantastic OLED screen, high-quality thin metal design, battery life and speakers. The processor is not the most powerful though.
Pocket-Lint felt the Galaxy Tab S5e covered the basics well and didn't have many weaknesses despite its affordable price. The screen, speakers and design were all top-notch. A lack of integration with the S Pen was a disappointment as was the lack of a headphone connection.
Trusted Reviews agreed the design, display and audio were great. It makes a perfect tablet for a Netflix marathon but is no slouch as a productivity tool. The camera is only average though.
What users say
02 Dec 2020
Got the Tab S5e to replace a 4 year old Tab S2 9.7inch that was stuck in a boot up loop and would only intermittently come on if the charger was in and it was up to 100% charge. The S5e is wider but slightly smaller vertically in landscape than the S2 but it's wide screen format is great and the picture is excellent.. I like the pop up and split screen modes. I got rid/disabled a few of the Samsung apps that come pre installed like Bixby and the voice assistant as they seemed intrusive.
30 Sep 2020
really good on all counts except for wi fi connection a know fault very very minor problem
15 Sep 2020
Very slim tablet
I love it becouse is very good quality. Battery life is very good Screen sharp nofing bad to say for the money wath i payd
13 Sep 2020
The tablet is fast with great sound. I love the high resolution 10 inch screen. It is much easier to use on a commute than a full laptop. I have been able to install all my Samsung, Android, and even Amazon Apps (by downloading the Amazon .apk) on my new tablet. The Samsung switch app even transferred apps and content from my old Apple ID. I love being able to easily bring everything with me anywhere in the house or my backyard.
18 Aug 2020
As awesome as Samsung products go
The tablet is great, fast and full of tools and it feels polished as most Samsung android based products are. Typically android apps have less quality over other operating systems and this was a factor for me. Many apps are awesome but many are not. What I like about Samsung is they have they're own galaxy store that has curated apps. The only technical issue I'm not keen on is the face identifier as it fails more than it should so I use finger print instead and that works great.
23 Jul 2020
new tablet computer
Excellent screen and fast updates - much better than the TAB3.
28 Mar 2020
Awesome tablet!!!!!!!! Great everything about it!!!!
25 Mar 2020
Brilliant bit of kit
Been a PC laptop user since early 90s. Hardly use it at all now except for complex docs etc. This Tab is far more suitable for most things on a day to day basis.
03 Jan 2020
I bought it for my son who has cerebral palsy. He loves to google duo his grandma and brothers. The picture is so big and clear. It has brought a smile out of him that we haven't seen in awhile
29 Dec 2019
Quite thin and light.
Thin, light and fast. It's a joy to work with this 10.5 inch tablet. I've not come across the design flaw that the media say exists - they say your hand on the tablet can block the Wi-Fi signal. I have a neighbour who owns this tablet too and he hasn't had a Wi-Fi problem either. My son is planning to buy this tablet shortly. I've always owned Samsung Galaxy tablets, this model is the best of them.
28 Dec 2019
Good all rounder
A great little tablet,lots of little extras.watch you tube for some nice tips on the device,spot on
27 Dec 2019
Great display , long bettery life and all around well made tablet
13 Nov 2019
Great tablet and battery last longer then usually. So, perfect
06 Jul 2019
Super Nice, Super Light
Love this Tablet, powerful enough I've never seen it bog down.. I can't think of any other tab I checked out that had anything on this one. DeX, Android 9, Fingerprint Scanner. Yeah, get one 4 real.
22 Jun 2019
just what i needed works great and i can take anywhere takes great picture and it can do anything i want
01 May 2019
Great Android Tablet!
Although I was mainly using my 5-year old Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 for watching videos, running some apps when I needed to was becoming painfully slow. I was ready for something a bit faster, a little bigger and with more built-in storage. This new Galaxy Tab S5e (64GB) is exactly what I was looking for! The size is great! For a 10.5" screen, having a thin bezel all around and no physical front home buttons, it is not a whole lot bigger than my old 8" tablet. It quite a bit smaller than the (2016) Galaxy Tab A 10.1" tablets that my kids have. And SO THIN!! It's thinner than the 8" and weighs about the same, if not a little bit lighter! (check out the pictures comparing the sizes) This display is great, with the Super AMOLED screen and a resolution of 2560x1600. So far, the new OneUI that comes with the Android 9 (Pie) is quite a bit of an improvement over their previous UI (which is why I've never really liked Samsung phones, even though we love then many other Samsung items we own - from TVs to Appliances). Also, I like the "double-tap" to turn on the screen (similar to my LG phone, which I always seem to try on all screens), just wish it could turn the screen off the same way. My only nit-pick is that when scrolling to the next Home screen or application page, the "slide" when you barely swipe could be a little quicker, especially in Landscape (you can swipe fast to make it go faster, but it's not what I prefer to be required to do). Also, one thing I wish that would work with it is an S-Pen (the kids' Tab A tablets have them). The thin on/off button is on the side and is also the fingerprint scanner. It is recessed a little bit to keep from hitting it accidentally. The scanner seems to be fairly responsive, even with its smaller size, so no issues so far. You can also set up facial recognition, but I won't be using it. Battery life has been extremely good so far. When on Standby, it may use about 5-10% a day. After a week of usage, with maybe 7 hours of video and 5 hours of streaming radio, I finally decided to charge it again, and it was only down to 25% left. The cameras are OK, but I won't really be using it for pictures. It has a 13MP rear camera and a 8MP front camera. The rear camera does have some of the different modes you see on most phone cameras, such as Panorama, Hyperlapse and Live focus, along with the Pro mode to manually changes some of the exposure settings. Luckily, I mainly use bluetooth headphones when listening to music/videos as there is no longer a built-in 3.5mm headphone jack. But a USB-C to 3.5mm adapter is provided. All in all, this is a great Android tablet with a nice, lighter-weight design!
24 Apr 2019
Amazing screen, Amazingly fast... just AMAZING
Prepare to be stunned by a tablet display! The Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e has a gorgeous Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 2560x1600. The front of the tablet is almost all screen with very small bezels and the back is made out of a metal (aluminum I believe). The Snapdragon processor never left me wishing for more speed and the included microsd card is very nice to have alongside the built in 64GB of storage. There are four speakers two on each of the smaller sides of the tablet and they get surprisingly loud and are clear. The tablet is so thin and light I don't think your hands would ever get tired from holding it. Samsung's Android skin called "OneUi" is very slick and alongside their UI customization app Goodlock you can get the added benefit of multi-tasking free floating windows and other features that are unavailable on other Android tablets. There is an included fast charger that allows you to quickly charge your tablet or you can disable the fast charge in the tablet settings. Samsung really knocked it out of the park with this tablet it's down right perfect.
22 Apr 2019
Like a giant S10+
Android tablets have come along way since my first tablet, the Motorola Xoom. This tablet feels very minimal and sleek. Currently running Android Pie I believe. Setting up seemed about same vs a phone. The newest hardware has no buttons on the face, making it look like a giant S10+. The big draw for this tablet is smaller size and price. I'm glad I waited for the S5e over the S4. The spen is nice but not for an extra $100+ I've played music, movies and games on this tablet and has performed great. Also paired some BT devices like headphones, speakers and keyboards with no issues. Really like to multitask with this tablet: play some games on my PC while I stream a movie or music. Also bought an app called Pulse that sends texts from phone to my tablet. The bad: as with tablets, always seems like Android software struggle with apps that only show a Black screen.