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Samsung Galaxy View Now Only $450 on Amazon: Is it Really Worth Buying? [Pros & Cons List]

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The Samsung Galaxy View is now the cheapest it has ever been!

Originally priced at $600 when it released in November 2015, the TV-sized tablet went down to $500 during Thanksgiving weekend. Now, interested takers can purchase the large-screen behemoth for only $450 on Amazon.

The popular e-commerce site recommends the Galaxy View to customers who want to stream movies and games on an 18.4-inch portable-ish tablet with touchscreen grid menu and 1080 x 1920 Full HD display.

The screen real estate on the Galaxy View makes the device well-suited for binge-watching favorite shows with friends and family. It can play videos for eight hours before running out of battery juice. Phone Arena implied that the TV/tablet hybrid is a handy tool for teachers and businessmen.

The Galaxy View is equipped with 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal memory expandable via micro-SD support up to 128 GB. Under the hood, there's the Exynos 7580 SoC carrying an octa-core CPU clocked at 1.6GHz and the Mali-T720 MP2 GPU. The lights are kept on by an equally gargantuan 5,700mAh battery, as per GSM Arena.

On the software side of things, The Galaxy View's runs on Android Lollipop v5.1.1 straight out the box. Its home screen features app shortcuts to Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, ESPN, CBS All Access, ShowTime and LifeTime. A new Samsung feature on the Galaxy View has the capability to run two apps simultaneously through its spilt-screen display. Two 4-Watt speakers provide a 360-degree surround sound output.

Connectivity options for the Galaxy View include Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1 and A-GPS. Its only camera is a two-megapixel front-facing shooter capable of recording videos in 1080 x 1920 Full-HD resolution at 30 frames per second.

Gareth Beavis of Tech Radar, who had tested the Galaxy View prior to its release, said in October that the tablet's plastic body and thin bezel design wasn't particularly awe-inspiring. He indicated that the device wasn't worth its initial $600 price point, but a price cut later down the road would do it some justice.

Jeffrey Van Camp of Digital Trends echoed the same sentiment. He mentioned that the Galaxy View's size makes it very difficult for users to carry it around. It serves more like a household appliance than a portable Android tablet.

Pros

  •  Large 18.4-inch screen with Full HD display
  •  Unique product concept
  •  Highly useful gadget for specific type of buyers

Cons

  •  Plastic body
  •  Subpar, harboring on decent, specs
  •  Slower than expected response time
  •  Not ideal to carry around

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