Samsung Galaxy Tab
Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Tab (front) and Apple's iPad are seen in this picture illustration taken in Seoul May 13, 2013. Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji

Users looking for tablets with 4G LTE can consider the Samsung Galaxy Tab E. It comes in an 8-inch and 9.6-inch displays. The tablet faces a lot of cheap competition but fares well in terms of specs and performance.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab E has a pretty decent display resolution of 1,280x800-pixels, runs on Android Lollipop 5.1.1, has 16GB of internal storage and microSD card slot expandable up to 128GB, writes CNET.

The display is great, so are the viewing angles. However, due to the lack of an ambient light sensor, the Samsung Galaxy Tab E requires frequent lighting adjustments depending on lighting conditions. The tablet has a textured finish on the back that helps in the grip and the build is solid despite being made of plastic, writes Mobile & Apps.

Samsung has kept the Home button at the bottom of the display and back buttons at the sides. The user interface is quite similar to Samsung smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy Tab E has a multi-window feature that allows two apps to run simultaneously. There are five home screens and for quick launch, users can create widget shortcuts.

On the camera front, the Samsung Galaxy Tab E fails to pack a punch. Its 5MP rear autofocus camera clicks decent photos but lacks sharpness. It has no flash support. The 2MP front camera can record videos at VGA resolution. Overall, the camera specs are not up to the mark.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab E has a powerful 5,000 mAh battery that can keep the device running for approximately 17 hours. There is an Ultra Power-Saving mode that helps in preserving the battery by limiting the number of running apps.

Despite its shortcomings, the Samsung Galaxy Tab E is one of the most-affordable 4G LTE 9.6 inch tablets in the market, available at a price of US$250 (AU$330).