Reviews and Problems with Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5
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Value for money 10
Sound quality 5
Build quality 8
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 Tablet
4 weeks ago
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
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
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
Summary: Whether you like to watch a lot of video on your tablet or you enjoy looking through everyone's Facebook photos, the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 gives you a pretty awesome canvas in a very slim and light design. The Super AMOLED screen boasts richer colors, a higher resolution and better viewing angles than the iPad Air. Not everyone will love the oversaturated hues, but there's no denying that this is a gorgeous panel.
Pros: Excellent Super AMOLED display, Slimmer and lighter than iPad Air, SideSync 3.0 lets you control your Galaxy phone, Very good battery life, Useful Kids Mode
Cons: Performance lags at times, Covers are awkward to use, Camera washes out some images
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and 10.5 Hands-on: The Most Vibrant Tablets We’ve Ever Seen
13 June 2014
Excerpt: We go hands-on with Samsung’s newest tablets! Earlier today Samsung officially unveiled their newest flagship tablet, the Galaxy Tab S. The Tab S comes in two distinct flavors: a full sized 10.5-inch version and a smaller, 8.4-inch variant.
Excerpt: While there are plenty of budget Android tablets available, the premium market for Android has been a tough place for manufacturers to find success. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 (and it’s 8.4-inch sibling) is the latest, and according to reviews, possibly most successful attempt at a high-tier Android tablet to date. Let’s see why reviews think this device is so hot.
Pros: Excellent display, Plenty of battery life, Light weight, Thin, comfortable to hold design, Multi-user mode with parental controls
Cons: Finicky fingerprint scanner, Simple Clicker case attachments are tricky, Occasional performance delays