Summary: After only owning this tab for two months the battery quit charging while using the AC charger. FGS trading where I bought the unit from told me that there was nothing they could do and suggested that I buy a battery and replace it myself. I did just that and the battery cost me just over one hundred dollars. I do not recommend FGS Trading for purchasing anything.
Summary: Seriously? I get it delivered, and after a week or so, the tablet starts restarting. Oh, that's not so bad? IT WON'T STOP. You have to manually factory reset just to get it working again, and it erases everything you've ever done on the tablet. Also got a defective battery AND charger. The battery advertises a day and a half on full battery. I get about 2 hours. No, I don't spend all day on it either, or overcharge it. The charger plugs in but doesn't charge the tablet.
DON'T BUY EXPENSIVE PLASTIC, this from a TRUE Samsung fan!
11 April 2014
Summary: What kind of customer I am: I have over 10 Samsung devices. After a couple weeks the silver trim started to peal off. Every thing else is great!!! Nice feel, awesome display! great response on touch! Very snappy! Battery life not an issue for me like others have complained. But I spent $400 on a tablet with cheap dollar store chrome plastic!
Summary: Great tablet but horrible speakers. As others have said the speakers crackle when the volume is muted and using an app that would normally play audio. It could be as simple as the unlock swipe if it is muted. To check, turn media volume down, open YouTube or something that would play audio like a game, and listen. If you don't hear it you are either lucky or try it in a quiet room, ghold the speakers up to your ears.
Summary: I got the device yesterday it was delayed it supposed to arrive two days But it takes 8 days. It looks like it was an open box it doesnt arrive with a sumsung seal it was tape on both end. and now i cant somehow connect to the internet if i cant fix this ill return it. Its disappointing.
Good chance your unit will be defective (but you won't notice right away)
Techie Monster, Amazon
15 March 2014
Summary: Update: I sent my original back, and got another one that does the same thing. I sent my first one back, and got another one that does the same thing. Some might say it's nitpicky, but I pre-ordered it, they delayed the release 10 days, and for a tablet that costs $400 in 2014, it should be Pro. This glitch is amateur. If Samsung could tell me that it's software, and will be fixed in an update coming soon, I'd be fine with that.
Seems like a great tablet, except for one major flaw
AREVIEW1234 , johnlewis.com
26 December 2014
Summary: Everything about the tablet is great, except the fact that whenever you do anything even remotely graphically intensive (such as unlocking the device) the speakers make a loud buzzing noise not unlike the noise made by Dr Who's sonic screwdriver. So this means whenever you unlock the device, or play any sort of game it's hard to hear the sounds coming out the speakers because they are overshadowed by this buzzing noise.
Summary: Extremely poor build quality from Samsung with this. I am returning it straightaway. It makes an annoying creaking sound near the bottom left hand side of the screen...like its going to break or come apart any second. Now let's be sincere the screen is gorgeous, but the overall build quality leaves a lot to be desired. You will certainly be disappointed with this 8.4 phablet after some time. Stay away from it! As buyers, we are a community and need not deceive ourselves.