Samsung offers a nice 10.9-inch Android tablet with S-pen for an attractive price.

Aad Munsterman and Rob Coenraads

Galaxy Tab S9

Just like the Galaxy S23, this Tab S9 has the FE model, or Fan Edition, to attract more fans to this model. To reduce costs, it has a 10.9-inch LCD screen (model FE+ 12.4-inch screen) with WUXGA resolution (2304 x 1440 pixels) and adjustable refresh rate up to 90 Hz. It can take a beating thanks to the tempered glass front and aluminum back. The Exynos 1380 processor with 6GB of memory provides enough processing power for standard activities, the storage memory is 128 GB as standard and a microSDXC slot provides optional extra memory. The 8MP camera at the rear has no flash, the 12MP selfie camera provides a good image for video calls, among other things. The 2 AKG-tuned speakers sound good, while the battery has a large capacity of 8000 mAh.

Thanks to the included pressure-sensitive Creator Edition S-Pen, the Tab S9 FE is also ideal for taking notes, drawing and annotating documents. The pressure sensitivity determines the thickness of the lines, while with the Sketchbook app you can try everything out.

Samsung promises 3 years of software updates and 4 years of security updates.

All in all, a nice 10.9-inch Android tablet with S-pen for an attractive price.

Product: Galaxy Tab S9 FE, model SM-XS510

4 stars

Recommended retail price:
€449 (6 GB/128 GB), €599 (8 GB/256 GB) + €130 for 5G option

* good price-performance ratio
* including S-pen

* lesser equipment than Tab S9
* no high-quality cameras