Samsung Galaxy Tab S Review, Top Shelf Android


Samsung is targeting people who want to use their tablet to watch movies, play games, view pictures, and perform other tasks that can fully utilize a gorgeous high-resolution display with its new flagship Galaxy Tab S line of tablets. As far as flagship tablets are concerned, the Tab S 8.4 has all of the high-end features we’d expect, including a fast processor, plenty of RAM, expandable storage, and the latest version of Android.

Samsung has also included various apps with the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 that add to its utility. Some of the great apps that are included with the Galaxy Tab S include SideSync 3.0, Multi Window, Kid Mode, Samsung’s new Papergarden, and Milk Music powered by Slacker. Thanks to its gorgeous high-resolution display, the Galaxy Tab S is also one of the few Android devices in the U.S. that offers Netflix HD.

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Samsung has also increased security for the Galaxy Tab S by integrating a fingerprint reader into the Home button. During our tests, this fingerprint reader worked very well and was easy to configure. In terms of benchmarks, the Galaxy Tab S performed well and often finishing near the top of the charts.

By combining all of these features with a thin and light design that also looks great, Samsung has achieved a near perfect combination, which results in a very attractive flagship tablet. Of course, you’ll have to pay for all of this functionality. At $399.99 for the 8.4-inch Galaxy Tab S, however, the price is in line with what we’d expect from a tablet with bleeding edge hardware and innovative software features.



  • Stunning WQXGA (2560x1600) Super AMOLED display, 360ppi
  • Useful apps and Galaxy Gifts included
  • Excellent real-world battery life
  • Thin and light
  • Samsung’s optional cases and snap-on design could be improved
  • With the high-end tablet comes a high-end price tag

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