Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus is a big-screen tablet for a mid-range price. Allowing users to enjoy the premium size and quality for a mid-range price, compromising in other areas.

In this review, I’ll delve into tablet specifications and features and highlight its strengths and weaknesses. Talk about what this tablet is good for and who it is for. I’ll also compare the tablet with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus is a so-called Fan Edition Samsung Tablet. Offering you premium screen size and quality for a mid-range price. It’s packed with a 12.4-inch IPS LCD 90Hz screen, powered by Exynos 1380, and backed by 12 GB of RAM. 

Specifications

Released:2023, October 16
Price:$599
Operating System:Android
Display Size:12.4-inches
Display Type:IPS LCD
Resolutions:1600 x 2560
Chipset:Exynos 1380
CPU:Octa-core (4×2.4 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU:Mali-G68 MP5
Storage:128GB, 256GB
RAM:8GB, 12GB
Port:USB Type-C
Front Camera:12MP (ultrawide)
Back Camera:8MP (wide), 8MP(ultrawide)
Dimensions: 11.24 x 7.30 x 0.26 in(285.4 x 185.4 x 6.5 mm)
Weight: 1.38lbs(628g)
Battery:Li-Po 10090 mAh (Up to 13 hours of battery life)
Cellular:Yes (Nano-SIM)
Stylus Support:Yes
Micro SD Card:Yes (microSDXC)
Applications:Google Play Store
Bluetooth:Yes (5.3)
Colors:Mint, Silver, Gray, Lavender

Ratings

8
For Movies:8
For Notes-Taking:8
For Drawing:6
For Gaming:8
For Reading:8
For Photo-Editing:7
For Video-Calls:9
For Web-Surfing/Social-Media:10

What’s In The Box

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus (in the color you chose)
  • S Pen (in the same color as the tablet)
  • SIM tray pin
  • USB cable
  • Starter manual

The tablet comes without a charger adapter, but you can plug it into a computer or another charger. It can support a 45W charger.

Who Is It For & Use Cases

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus is a great high-end tablet for a mid-range price that could be great for Students, Professionals, Movie Enthusiasts, Creatives(Digitals Artists), Gamers, Photographers, Event Planners, Social Media Planners, Travelers, Business People, Seniors, Parents who seek educational and entertainment devices for children and just any tech enthusiast.

For all genders and all ages, there are apps and use cases for all of these users.

What Can You Do With It

The table has a big screen, good performance, and great audio, and it comes with a Stylus pen that gives it the potential to be used in so many different ways.

You can use it for web browsing, online shopping, watching movies and TV series, reading ebooks, studying, playing video games with a controller or without, taking notes with an S pen, drawing, creating art, listening to music, scanning documents, annotate documents, edit photos, edit videos, making video calls, manage smart gadgets, etc.

The tablet offers so much potential.

What you have to keep in mind is that it’s a big tablet and relatively heavy, so if you plan to read on the tablet, play video games or do any other activity that involves keeping the tablet in your hands – your hands might get tired over time, so it’s a good idea to get a case with the tablet, that allows to use the tablet on a stand.

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Great cameras
  • Great battery life
  • Portable/Compact
  • Big vibrant display
  • Water & dust resistance
  • S Pen included in the price
Cons
  • No DeX mode
  • No headphone jack
  • Expensive accessories
  • The fingerprint sensor is very sensitive
  • LCD Display (Premium Samsung Tablets have OLED)

The biggest disappointment is the missing DeX mode. Dex mode is a feature on Samsung tablets that transforms the device into a desktop-like interface for enhanced productivity when connected to a keyboard and monitor.

You can still connect the tablet to the monitor and keyboard, but it just doesn’t have a DeX mode.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE vs Sasmung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus

Released in 2023
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE
  • OS: Android
  • Size: 10.9-inch
  • Display Type: IPS LCD, 90Hz
  • Resolution: 1440×2304
  • Chipset: Exynos 1380
  • CPU: Octa-core
  • Storage: 128GB, 256GB
  • RAM: 6GB, 8GB
  • Port: USB Type-C
  • Front Camera: 12MP
  • Back Camera: 8MP
  • Dimensions: 10.01 x 6.53 x 0.26 in(254.3 x 165.8 x 6.5 mm)
  • Weight: 1.15lbs(524g)
  • Battery: Li-Po 8000 mAh
  • Cellular: WiFi, WiFi + LTE
  • Stylus: Yes
  • Micro SD Card Slot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes (5.3)
  • Colors: Mint, Silver, Gray, Lavender
Released in 2023
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus
  • OS: Android
  • Size: 12.4-inches
  • Display Type: IPS LCD, 90Hz
  • Resolution: 1600×2560
  • Chipset: Exynos 1380
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.4 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • Storage: 128GB, 256GB
  • RAM: 8GB, 12GB
  • Port: USB Type-C
  • Front Camera: 12MP
  • Back Camera: 8MP
  • Dimensions: 11.24 x 7.30 x 0.26 in(285.4 x 185.4 x 6.5 mm)
  • Weight: 1.38lbs(628g)
  • Battery: Li-Po 10090 mAh
  • Cellular: WiFi, WiFi + LTE
  • Stylus: Yes
  • Micro SD Card Slot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes (5.3)
  • Colors: Mint, Silver, Gray, Lavender

Both Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE and Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus are among the best Samsung tablets. They both are mid-range tablets, but the S9 FE is the big brother. With a bigger screen, more storage, and more RAM, it offers a bit better performance and better battery life.

If you ask me, it’s worth paying those extra $100 and getting the S9 FE Plus. That bigger display will allow you to enjoy videos, movies, and games much better, but most importantly, you will have to charge it less, and that’s worth the extra investment, in my opinion.

Alternatives

If you are searching for a new tablet, it’s also a good idea to consider some alternative to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus, so you have no doubts that you made the right call.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 Plus is a great alternative to Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus, if you don’t need the S Pen and don’t want to pay the premium price. It won’t be compatible with the Stylus pen, it will have smaller screen, it won’t have as much storage, but it will be two times cheaper than the S9 FE Plus. You can get it for $249.

iPad Air 5 is a good alternative to Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus if you want to be part of Apple’s ecosystem instead of Android. iPad Air Costs $599, the same price range as S9 FE Plus, but Apple doesn’t include a Stylus pen in the price as Samsung does.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Plus is a Samsung Premium Tablet. If you want DeX mode, better performance, AMOLED display, 120Hz refresh rate, and vibrant colors, you can’t do better than S9 Plus.

FAQ

Does Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus Have a Face ID?

Yes, Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus has biometrical authentication – Face recognition and Touch ID.

Does Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus Have a Wireless Charging?

No, Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus and none of the other Samsung tablets, at least for now, doesn’t support wireless charging.

Does Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus Have a Headphone Jacks?

No, Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus doesn’t feature a headphone jack, but you can use wireless headphones or earbuds with the tablet.

Does the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus Have a SIM Card slot?

Yes, Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus features a nano-SIM card slot, but it doesn’t support eSIM.

Does the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus Have GPS?

Yes, Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Plus can determine your geographical position using GPS.

Does the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus Have 5G?

Yes, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus supports 5G network frequency.

Does the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus Have Stylus?

Yes, Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus has an S Pen included in the price and it comes in the same color as the tablet itself.

Does the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus Have a 120Hz Display?

No, Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus has a 90Hz LCD IPS display, if you want a 120Hz screen I suggest you look at S9, S9+ or S9 Ultra models.

Overall, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE Plus is a good-performing mid-range tablet with a lot of use cases.

It’s a big-screen tablet. The large display, high refresh rate, and stylus pen make it a great tablet for watching movies; it’s also a great tablet for note-taking.

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I'm a writer and editor in iPads & Android Tablets, Windows Tablet section. I'm passionate about technology, especially about tablets. I'm on a mission to assist people in discovering their ideal tablets. In addition, I'm dedicated to producing helpful how-to guides and sharing top-notch tips and tricks. In my early carrier I founded and became and editor at worldoftablet and have been a guest author at many other tech blogs. In wolfoftablet I'm focusing on iPads, Tablets, Apple Pencil, Apps, Reviews, Buyers Guides and Tablet Accessories. In free time I like to play games on my PS5 or iOS.