Samsung has recently announced the arrival of the Galaxy Tab S which includes a vivid 2,560×1, 600 Super AMOLED screen, 10 hour battery life and a slim built. In addition, Samsung added a fingerprint reader and a number of other features that are sure to impress which we will be discussing in this Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4-Inch Tablet Review.
Samsung Tab S Features
- 1 Samsung Tab S Features
- 1.1 Super AMOLED 8.4 inch display for vivid graphics
- 1.2 Multi-window feature lets you use two apps at the same time
- 1.3 Front and Rear Cameras
- 1.4 Fingerprint scanner
- 1.5 Multi-user and Kid Modes
- 1.6 Lightweight
- 1.7 Pros
- 1.8 At a Glance (FAQs)
- 1.9 Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 vs IPad Mini and Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0
The Samsung has a gorgeous screen, long battery life, and a super thin design that will definitely make it one of your favorite tablets.
Super AMOLED 8.4 inch display for vivid graphics
This feature allows you to enjoy clear text and rich graphics while you play games, read books, or watch movies on the 8.4 inch screen. The Super AMOLED display provides twice the resolution of HDTV so that your images are vivid and have extra-crisp contrast.
Multi-window feature lets you use two apps at the same time
Multi-Window lets you do more on your tablet by conveniently giving you the capability to use two apps side by side; you can even drag content from one app to the other. Examples include: typing emails while referencing other documents, comparing prices on two websites, or listening to music and reading a book simultaneously.
Front and Rear Cameras
The Galaxy S tablet comes with an 8 megapixel rear camera and 2.2 megapixel front cameras which give you the ability to take pictures make videos, and video chat with your family and friends e.g. Skype or Google+.
Unfortunately, in this Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4-Inch Tablet Reviewd, I learned that you will not be able to replace your camera with the ones on this tablet. For example, the back camera does not work well unless you are in an area with a significant amount of light. There is a built-in flash but, often, it is too harsh and gives the picture a washed out look.
Thankfully, the front camera works way better and the video is smoother and clearer; even in low light. It is important to note, however, that your network will also have an impact on video quality.
It allows you to keep your content safe with just the swipe of a finger. The fingerprint scanner stores your fingerprints so that you can prevent unwanted access. In addition, this feature has the ability to store multiple fingerprints and one swipe will unlock each specific profile.
Multi-user and Kid Modes
The multi-user mode allows you to add up to eight profiles on your Galaxy Tab. In this way, everyone in your family has access to their own backgrounds, apps, and email. There is even a kid mode for children that gives parents the ability to customize and set limits. I wish iPad iOS has this feature.
Ultra Power Saving Mode
It helps save your battery life by putting your screen to sleep after periods on inactivity and shutting off nonessential apps so you can use your tablet whenever you want.
The Galaxy Tab S is Samsung’s lightest and thinnest tablet. It weighs less than a pound and is, approximately, a quarter of an inch thick. It is easy to hold as you play games, check your email, and more. Also you have Titanium Bronze and Dazzling White color to choose from.
Sync with Ease
With SideSync, you can control your Galaxy S 5 (send and receive text messages, make and receive calls, etc.).
Other features include:
• Android 4.4 Kit Kat Operating System
• 16 GB flash memory
• Ultra Power Saving Mode
- Slim and light
- Excellent battery life
- Gorgeous display
- Fingerprint sensor for added security and privacy
- Other Exclusive Features
• Comes with a lot of bloatware
• Mediocre back camera
• No S Pen support
At a Glance (FAQs)
1. Is it SIM card Compatible?
No. This tablet is configured for Wi-Fi only.
2. I know the screen looks great, but what about the apps?
This depends on if the app has been optimized
3. When they say it is 8.4 inches what do they mean?
8.4 inches refers to the diagonal measurement of the screen. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is 5 inches wide and 8 3/8 high.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 vs IPad Mini and Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0
Although the IPad Mini is a little bit more affordable than the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and has an excellent array of tablet focused apps, the Galaxy Tab is lighter, thinner, has better screen and has better screen resolution. In comparison, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S and 4 have many similarities like they both have lots of RAM and fast mobile data support. However, the S has better screen resolution and an 8 core processor.
To wrap up this Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 Tablet Review, I believe that Samsung has a winner with this tablet and I recommend it for anyone looking a high end Android tablet that is lightweight, thin, has amazing display capabilities, and added security and privacy(because of fingerprint sensor). In addition, there are plenty of Tab S discounts available if you would like a break in the price.