Conclusion: With an RRP identical to that of the 16GB iPad Air at £399 you certainly get a lot for your money with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5. Even more so with a bit of shopping around which will find deals hovering around the £350 mark. With an impressive specification including the Exynos 5 Octa (dual 1.9Ghz Quad Core and 1.3Ghz Quad Core) CPU and 3GB RAM this tablet can comfortably cope with anything you care to throw at it.
Pros: Stunning Super AMOLED Display, High Specification, Great features, Excellent battery life, Modern and intuitive UI, Very thin and light
Cons: Awful speakers, Zero HD streaming content, Poor out of the box connectivity
Summary: Brilliant star. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 relies on an in-house South Korean processor, which is why it slightly lags behind the Note 10.1 in terms of performance. Battery life shows some flaws, which are however still in a very good range. The star of the Tab S is clearly the display, which can entirely convince.
Pros: excellent display, slim and lightweight design, many interfaces, memory can be upgraded, LTE, allows for calls, decent camera with LED flash, good battery life, The Super-AMOLED display is awesome. A full Adobe RGB coverage and a high color precision make the device also suitable for creative jobs.
Cons: poor speakers, only USB 2.0, no S-pen, no IP certification, modest microphone
Summary: Empezábamos este análisis de la Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 asegurando que iba a ser un digno competidor para el iPad Air. Después de probarla durante casi dos semanas, podemos afirmar con certeza que es EL gran rival del tablet de Apple. La pantalla es la estrella del dispositivo. Está a años luz de cualquier display visto hasta ahora en una tablet , incluyendo el último modelo de Apple, y los de Cupertino tendrán que ponerse las pilas para igualar -o superar- la calidad...
Pros: La mejor pantalla del mercado, Batería, Diseño delgado y ultrafino
Cons: Escáner de huellas digitales, Poca compatibilidad SideSync, Sin NFC ni DLNA
Summary: The Tab S 10.5 is basically the bigger version of the S 8.4, which is more or less a bigger version of the S5 (minus some features like the heart rate sensor and the Extreme Power Saving mode). The design and display of the tablet are all reasons why it makes for a smart purchase if you’re looking for a professional capable tablet. So keep it in mind until its release and see whether or not it fits your budget.
Pros: Compact design, superb display and decent camera.
Cons: The expected price,might be physically big for some and it lags a bit when switching between apps.
Summary: Of the many Samsung tablets launched in 2014, this is our favourite. It's not just about looks - the superslim design is practical too - and we love the huge AMOLED screen. Everything else we want is here too, and the price isn't crazy expensive. In fact it's cheaper than Sony's Z2 tablet and outperforms it in a number of ways.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 review: Splashing colors
30 June 2014
Conclusion: Like its smaller sibling, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 is well worthy of carrying the S moniker in its name. The slate seamlessly combines class-leading display, powerful hardware, and an ultra-slim, easy to handle body. The 10.5" WQXGA Super AMOLED display is an absolute design and engineering marvel. Thanks to its stunning resolution, deep blacks, as well as variety of available modes the screen alone is a good reason to put the tablet on your shopping list.
Pros: 10.5" WQXGA Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels, The Wi-Fi-only version comes with Exynos Octa 5420 chipset; quad-core Cortex-A15 CPU plus quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU; Mali-T628 GPU, 3GB RAM, The LTE (Cat.4) version comes with Snapdragon 800, quad-core Krait 400 @ 2.3GHz; Adreno 330 GPU; 3GB RAM, 16/32GB of built-in storage, expandable via the microSD card slot, 8MP camera with LED flash; 1080p video recording; 2.1MP front-facing camera, Built-in ...
Cons: The available color schemes might not fit all tastes, Android still lags behind iOS in terms of tablet-optimized apps, GPU performance leaves a lot to be desired, No NFC
Samsung Galaxy Tab S review: slim design, long battery life, stunning screen
24 June 2014
Conclusion: With a gorgeous screen, super-thin design and long battery life, the Galaxy Tab S earns its place as one of our favorite tablets.
Pros: Stunning screen, Long battery life, Thin and light, Some useful software additions, like free magazines
Cons: Some minor performance hiccups (on the WiFi-only models, anyway), Samsung's "Magazine UX" interface still feels overbearing, Finicky fingerprint scanner, "Simple Clickers" make it cumbersome to use Samsung's optional cases
Conclusion: From a hardware standpoint, the Galaxy Tab S is the best tablet Samsung has ever made. It combines the best elements of its recent smartphones, like the fingerprint reader from the Galaxy S5 and the vivid Super AMOLED screen. And while it’s mostly plastic build doesn’t feel as premium as the aluminum-clad iPads, the Tab S feels solid. And both the 10.5 and 8.4-inch models are thinner and lighter than Apple’s iPad Air and iPad Mini, respectively, which is impressive.
Pros: Stunning Super AMOLED screen, Fingerprint scanner, Thinner and lighter than the iPad Air, MicoSD expansion slot, 3GB of RAM
Cons: Screen feels almost too bright and vivid, No black model available, Isn’t dust/water-resistant like GS5, Fingerprint Scanner isn’t ideal for tablet use, Sony’s Xperia Z2 tablet is a little thinner and lighter