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Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 (Cellular) 256GB Tablet for $50/Mth, 24 Months Contract (10GB Monthly Data) @ Optus

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$40/month for existing eligible postpaid mobile account.

Preorder Samsung Tab S4
256gb model
$50 per month X 24 months
10gbs data per month.
Includes all entertainment extra (sports, TV, Music, Nat)

Spec.(very long)
OPERATING SYSTEM
Android 8.1
DISPLAY
10.5” WQXGA (2560 x 1600) Super AMOLED
PROCESSOR
Octa-Core 2.35GHz + 1.9GHz
RAM
Galaxy Tab S4 (64GB): 4GB RAM

Galaxy Tab S4 (256GB): 4GB RAM
INTERNAL MEMORY
64GB (approx. 52GB available to the user)

256GB (approx. 228GB available to the user)
EXPANDABLE MEMORY
microSD up to 400GB
PRIMARY CAMERA
13MP LED Flash (F1.9)
FRONT CAMERA
8MP with auto focus
VIDEO RECORDING
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) @ 30fps
2G NETWORK
850, 900, 1800, 1900
3G NETWORK
850, 900, AWS, 1900, 2100
4G NETWORK
FDD: B1(2100), B2(1900), B3(1800), B4(AWS), B5(850), B7(2600), B8(900), B12(700), B13(700),B17(700), B18(800), B19(800), B20(800), B25(1900), B26(850),B28(700), B32(1500), B66(AWS-3)

TDD: B38(2600),B40(2300),B41(2500)
DIMENSIONS
249.3 x 164.3 x 7.1mm
WEIGHT
462g
SIM TYPE
Nano
BATTERY CAPACITY
7,300mAh
REMOVABLE BATTERY
No
3G STANDBY TIME
Up to 200 hours
3G TALK TIME
Up to 50 hours
WEB BROWSING TIME
Up to 10 hours (using celluar)
VIDEO PLAYBACK
Up to 15 hours
AUDIO PLAYBACK
Up to 195 hours
WI-FI BANDS
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4G+5GHz
WI-FI HOTSPOT
Yes
BLUETOOTH
v5.0
NFC
No
GPS
Yes
OTHER SENSORS
Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Iris Sensor, RGB Light Sensor
3.5MM AUDIO JACK
Yes
HDMI OUT
No
FM RADIO
No
DLNA
No
SUPPORTED AUDIO FORMATS
MP3,M4A,3GA,AAC,OGG,OGA,WAV,WMA,AMR,AWB,FLAC,MID,MIDI,XMF,MXMF,IMY,RTTTL,RTX,OTA,DFF,DSF,APE
SUPPORTED VIDEO FORMATS
MP4,M4V,3GP,3G2,WMV,ASF,AVI,FLV,MKV,WEBM
WHAT'S IN THE BOX
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 tablet
S Pen
S Pen accessories
Travel Adaptor + Data Cable (Type C USB)
USB Connector
Ejection Pin
Warranty Card
Quick Start Guide

Related Stores

Optus
Optus

closed Comments

  • +2

    Might want to change the title to Tab S4. Was confused as to why Optus were selling a 5 year old phone.

  • +3

    Considering the RRP of these, this actually works out to be a pretty decent deal if you really want one. Currently $1179 preorder on Samsung’s site ($1379 RRP) which works out to be $49.12 per month over 24 months. With this deal you’re effectively getting the tablet interest free and with 10GB data per month for two years.

    • Considering this made up higher price this lower price is a great deal.

      Well not really.

      • How is it made up? $1179 is the pre order price, it will be $1379 from the 24th. Crappy way on inflating preorders, certainly. Either way, I won’t be buying one,

    • -1

      "Get the 256GB model for the price of the 64GB"
      24 x 50, so $1200. Considering the USA price before delivery and tax works out at AUD $1025 for the 256GB Wifi only model, this model at $1200 AUD has much better parity than what we ended up with the Tab S3. ie Aust price $1000+ vs the USA price being around AUD $700. It will be interesting to see, once the price drops to the more "normal" pricing in the USA. I waited for ages before being able to buy the TAB S3 locally for under AUD $150 more than the USA price. Seems alright to me and if I knew how good the S3 was, but didn't own one, I would probably grab this.

    • agree, good way of buying. Thats what we did a few years back with the tabS2 from Telstra, worked out the same as just buying the tablet outright from say JBhifi.

  • Should have waited to get this instead of the Tab S3 from Telstra for similar pricing. :(

    Oh well..

  • +4

    Hi it's actually $40 per month if you got optus mobile plan.

    • i was seeing if this was available, couldn't find it anywhere lol, must have missed it NM found it lol

    • Showing $50 after logging in…

      • $10 off is you have mobile phone plan with them.

        • what about another Tablet+data plan with them? does that qualify?

    • have you tried it? any bonus data?

      • +2

        In the T&C’s:

        $10 BUNDLE DISCOUNT: Get a $10 access fee discount on up to five new 12 or 24-month Mobile Broadband plans, added to an existing eligible postpaid mobile account. The discount will be applied for up to 24 months and will be removed if you move to an ineligible plan or cancel either your mobile or mobile broadband service, or move either service to a different billing account. The discount is not available with other mobile broadband discounts.

      • Yep can confirm via Optus store, $40/month with a mobile plan. 10GB data added to your existing data pool (so for me, 7GB+10GB=17GB a month across both devices).

    • Had a chat with them. Even though they clearly states on their page that eligibility criteria is postpaid mobile including sim only and ineligibility criteria is prepaid, they actually have some postpaid plans that are ineligible. Chat with them earlier before I purchase. Luckily I didnt sign up.

  • This one just quietly slipped through behind the Note9….I was thinking on Surface Go, but might take this for the 4G.

  • What are the pros of buying s4 instead of iPad?

    It works out cheaper for iPad?

    Telstra is offering $29pm for iPad with 12gb data if you have a Telstra mobile service.

    • +1

      I think this is more in competition with the iPad Pro (10.5”), and also 256gb storage…

    • Where is this deal? Can't seem to find it.

    • +1

      Biggest difference is the OS, but its included storage is going to be more than the 32GB and it's expandable. Its screen also blows everything Apple makes out of the water. But you do pay for the privilege.

      Depending on what you want to do with it also, the 16:10 vs 4:3 aspect ratio. For media consumption which is what I want, I much prefer wide screen.

      • ah, so they've gone back to wide screen again. only just slightly more wide than 4:3 though. I prefer 4:3 myself for my use, dont watch much video but consume more reading forums, magazines.

        why do they say 16:10, isnt it really 8:5, same with most phone at 18:9 is really 2:1?

        • I think it's easier to compare 16:10 to 16:9. If they call it 8:5, people are going to have to do a calculation in their head. Everyone is already used to 16:9 as a standard so 16:10 is easily understood as just slightly taller than that.

          Same goes for 18:9. Slightly wider than 16:9.

    • Really depends on what you want to do with it. Biggest advantages for the ipad I can see are for creatives, very portable art making machines. So the use of Procreate, Scivener, or Garage Band. Outside those three things, the Samsung would be the better choice.

      • There is a big range of drawing apps for Android now, including a version of most of the Apple apps. There are stacks of productivity/Office apps. You can also multitrack. Garageband has been around for a long time now so should be pretty polished I suppose, nut have never used it so can't really make any comparison.

        Teoh Yi Chie reviews Apple, Android, Windows, plus Wacom and the other brands of drawing tablets and screens, for those into the graphic arts. He is a pretty prolific water colour painter, and does freelance magazine work.
        https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChnHyDgcXn2svxoAMAzRwtQ

        • Oh, there's definitely options, but Procreate on iPad is the current golden standard and a big reason that a lot of illustrators in the digital space are buying iPad Pros.

  • Does anyone know if you can make phone calls on this tablet.

    • When my mobile is broken, i used galaxy tab from optus to make phone calls.
      It is better to have a bluetooh device instead of holding a 10inch phone…..

    • You can't make phone call using the Sim provide with this plan. You need normal mobile plan sim…..

      • I got another prepaid number just want to use as home phone number. Like you surfing net on Wi-Fi but you can make phone calls simutanosly.

    • +2

      The Tab 3 can… but you’ll need a sim that can make phone call on…. I got a Samsung Note10’ that can call cell phone. Just connect a Bluetooth headset so you don’t have to rest your face on the tablet

      • So warm!!

  • Combine with this Harvey Norman deal for 20% off the plan
    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/395908

    And combine with this Optus deal for a further $10 off the plan if you're also buying a mobile contract at the same time:
    https://www.optus.com.au/shop/tablet/plans?SID=con:mbb:2up:2...

    Makes a very good deal and amazing deal!

    • harvey norman deal is only for mobile phone plans not tablet

      • Are you sure? I called Harvey Norman today and they called Optus and got confirmation of the discount on tablet plans. However, I can't confirm whether Harvey Norman were just talking rubbish.

        • Just called Harvey Norman and they said the 20% off only apply to mobile phone plans, not tablet plans.

    • I am thinking of exact same thing … but need to try it out and will update the note in the deal

    • As far as I have tried years ago, all Optus centers and Optus retailers can not touch existing Optus customers (that is what they told me). Or may be just because I am in their business account.

    • please let us know if anybody managed to get all this for $30/pm

  • +1

    I am missing something with how these plans work?

    If picking a $50 a month total, why would anyone choose the 3GB plan over the 10GB Plan, when the cost is the same?

    They also offer a trade up to a new tablet for $99 on a new contract, at the end of this contract. The markup must be way more than I would have thought.

    • +1

      I read a few reviews that didn't find issues. What is the problem with it?

    • +2

      Are we reading the same articles!?
      None of these articles recommend not to get this tablet…they’re all mostly positive and they all thought the Dex mode was a good idea, most are won over by the screen and battery life.
      Complains was on the no fingerprint reader and high cost, but Slammed is harsh….

      • -1

        Crap didn't realise it had no fingerprint reader. My 6 month old Tab S3 is safe now.

    • +1

      I just read the Verge review. Here are their negatives. Not exactly "slamming".
      BAD STUFF
      Android apps for tablets are still mediocre
      Requires you to buy keyboard / mouse for Dex to be useful
      Face / iris scanning is hit or miss

      All a load of crap. I don't get this bagging that some old apps better suit a phones form factor. It has been said for years. Every time I query, I never receive an answer. There are office apps and anything else you could expect that all work fine.
      If you need a keyboard and mouse, you need a keyboard and mouse. A silly statement.
      Face/Iris scanning is in no way a big deal and most would use the fingerprint scanner, and it would be required in a corporate environment.

      The article also winged about no trackpad, then say you need a keyboard and mouse. Umm, the thing is a touch screen device with an awesome stylus.

      These reviewers you have quoted are not real users of technology and therefore have no real experience. They are wanna be journalists, that spend ten minutes with a device before moving to the next. They are bloggers not technology reviewers.

      • +1

        The biggest advantages of apps with ipad are simply, Scrivener for writers, Procreate for illustrators, and Garage Band for musicians. Outside that. the standard office work/emails, or web site browsing. Android is the way to go.

      • +1

        Did you say it came from The Verge? I rest the case and the Tab S4 don't need no defending. Those yobos have been jerking off at the Apple tree for what seems an eternity now that they may have gone blind by now.

  • I want one, but will wait for a big price drop / sale. I also need to fork out for the overpriced keyboard cover, so this is going to hurt.

    • Buy a third party cover and a cheap bluetooth keyboard/mouse(They will also work with standard non bluetooth USB Keyboards and Mice). You could also add a USB-C and go wired if using as an office machine. I wonder if this will work with a USB-C to HDMI/Displayport dongle(The S3 won't)?

      • I know you can do that but it's a separate thing you need to carry. It never works as well as an integrated solution.

      • Samsung advertise the use of HDMI/Displayport as a feature for this model, which is good to see.

  • -1

    Why does it use Andriod? If using Windows or ChromeOS, it will be more competitive.
    Andriod performs not well with this size of the screen.

    • +1

      What do u mean? Even some phones have 4k resolution and you see no slow down with applications. What apps have you had problems with?

      • Actually I notice a slight stutter in my Galaxy S8 even web browsing at native res' (2960x1440) which is comparable to the Tab S4's resolution. This stutter is compared to performance @ "FHD+" (2280x1080) option on my phone (which is almost visually indistinguishable on these stupid high res' phone screens). Of course I prefer to run at native resolution but to claim "you see no slow down" at these high resolutions with this level SoC is not true. Though I am used to a relatively high refresh monitor and powerful PC so maybe I notice things others might not…

        But I don't think that's the point. The point is more about Android apps not being designed for an almost-"full-sized" screen. Plus a lot of people want the option to plug their tablet into a real full sized screen and do real computer-ing. This is an area where android is simply not competitive.

        Even if you're not interested in "real work" type stuff, Android apps are designed to be able to run across a relatively large range of screen sizes. So the same app will be able to run on a 4 inch phone and a 10 inch tablet. But on the tablet you won't necessarily get more details or options, stuff will just be bigger.

        On other tablet OS's you will get more details and options with software designed to be run on a bigger screen with a keyboard. ChromeOS has the promise of delivering both a "desktop" experience and a tablet experience, including the option of Android apps (even though the android apps are apparently janky atm). But I think the dude above is saying that Android is almost always janky on a "big" screen compared to the options.

        • +1

          Yes I commented above about the size thingo on old apps. The point is that all apps I have used for productivity don't have the scaling issues. Android has the ability to adapt to screen real estate and it is up to the authors to add the ability.

          The only apps I have noticed were obscure subjects and left you in portrait with huge buttons. What are some of the actual productivity apps that have issues? Which ones have you had problems with on larger, and external displays?

    • Using a Nexus 10 since the Dawn of Time, resolution is a non-issue for me.

      I assume there are apps that struggle at this res, I guess I got lucky then.

    • Not sure what app support is like in ChromeOS.

      Windows requires a beefy CPU to run because it's heavy. Even that surface Go Pentium CPU is weak for the price you are paying. That thing is going to lag like hell. My SP4 i5 lags a lot and that has a better CPU than the Pentium 4415 (?).

      • 2D accelerated graphics shouldn't have any real issues. It's 3D where machines grind to a halt.

    • Android is great with this screen. Using a S2 now, and had a Nexus 10 previously. Most major apps are tablet optimised, so you get a different UI for the app than you do if you're using it on a phone.

  • +6

    Great deal. Already with Optus so got it for 40 a month ($960). Sell it for $1k (this model goes for $1300ish) and use the sim for my own tablet. Set up a separate account for billing, put the cash in there, dont touch it ever! Free 10GB a month of tablet data for 2 years.

  • +1

    I like Android tablets, but I don't get something, can someone explain to me why you wouldn't choose a Surface Pro Core i5 with 128GB SSD and 4GB RAM over the Samsung Galaxy S4? The Surface Pro costs $1,199 it offer extensively more features including simulating the Android environment.

    Also the Surface Pro m3, 128GB SSD, 4GB RAM, Black Type Cover is $998, wouldn't that still be more capable?

    • Because the Surface isn’t offered on a monthly plan with Optus

      • +1

        You are not wrong, but here is a suggestion if you have an Optus mobile contract already:

        • Get this deal for $40 a month for 24 months, a total of $960.
        • Immediately sell Samsung Galaxy Tablet S4 unopened for $1k. (SlayKingWhisky)
        • Take that cash and buy Surface Pro m3

        You are still paying $40 a month for 24 months, you are still getting 10GB a month for 24 months, you have a Surface Pro instead of Samsung Galaxy Tab S4. You can always add extra cash to get a better model of course.

        • That would be a good idea for some who isn't getting smashed with monthly digital service fees already haha. For me the idea of free data for 2 years looks more attractive than getting a new device with a good payment plan, to each their own :)

    • I am thinking the same, but need to consider the extra cost for 4g version and pen and the weight (50%) more, and no GPS. We got Surface Pro at work (old and current version) and the amount of issues were getting (even with genuine docks and mouse,etc ) is a little worrying.

      • Have they not worked out the kinks by the 5th version?

        • +1

          Nope, the $300 docking station is still dropping USB signals… so we’re using an extra USB splitter connecting directly to the Surface and not the USB on the docking station….

        • @Sevenofnine: Damn, you'd think they'd get it right. I mean the latest model seems very stable from reviews. It's downsides from everyone seems to be no Thunderbolt, no Pen included, still no keyboard included, the price, which are all valid complaints.

  • 960 over 24 months, was planning to leave Optus next month (12-month plan), thankfully got it. One day with iPad pro and pencil, next day tab S4 and S pen, haha.

  • Hi Peeps, will Samsung Australia cover the warranty for the tablet or need to contact Optus, just in case something goes wrong?
    I know Optus have like $15/Pm for device insurance for theft and all. TIA

  • Very good deal since I have postplan with optus. For 60/month, I get extra 30gb. Tempting but don't use it much.

  • Would this allow optus sport access via xbox and pc.

    Also would it be data free streaming on the s4?

    Almost tempted to get this at 40/month. Wonder if could then switch mobile to telstra on recent deal and keep the price and optus subscription which otherwise would be 15/month.

    Anyone have any idea?

    Also just realised the bastards tried selling me the tab s3 the other day for 53/month…

  • Can I add voice pack to data plan to make calls? Instead of having 2 sims, mobile and data.

  • +1

    $80 per month now gives 200GB
    can also sell the tablet like the ipad deals to get MBB for next to nothing

  • Anyone received their tablet yet?

    BTW the lack of a fingerprint sensor is the killer here imho. Not just for unlocking it, but for quickly accessing banking apps, lastpass, etc. And for use in the dark.

    • Nope. Still "in progress" and I'm pretty filthy about it. Second device pre-order stuff up in a row from Optus for me personally (I pre-ordered a Mate 10 Pro end of last year and only received it just shy of two months later). Here's hoping this Tab isn't the same deal.

      Yeah; lack of fingerprint sensor sucks but I can live with inputting my PIN. I'm not bothering setting up Iris scanning. All videos I've seen of it seem that glasses pretty much makes it useless and I wear my glasses permanently.

      • Just got an email to say delivery of SIM & device in 1-5 days (that's to Perth metro).

        I want to know how to use an NFC ring to unlock it. I wear one from the bank anyway. There should be no need for fingerprints, irises, PINs, shapes or magic incantations.

        Reckon that's possible? If not, it's going on ebay (along with everyone else's lol).

        edit: looks like ebay it is then

        • Tab S4 doesn't have an NFC antenna anyway.

          Hahaha.

        • @BradH13:

          Cheap garbage.

          Maybe my bluetooth-enabled brass hand can help.

  • Anyone found cheaper alternatives for the keyboard case? $200 a pop seems a tad steep.

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