Excerpt: As the largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, Samsung has a lot to live up to. It’s created oodles of phones and tablets that have helped to move Android into the hands of the mass market, bringing Android to the top in popularity.
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.
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
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.
Excerpt: Samsung's gadget playbook is pretty obvious to anybody who’s been watching. It has created a relatively stable (if uninspiring) design language, chosen plastic as its preferred material, and cranked out device after device — each one based on small, iterative technological updates to the previous...
Pros: Great display, Thin and light, Multi window software, Great display, Thin and light, Multi window software
Summary: The Tab S also stands out because of its innovative SideSync software (handy for taking calls on your tablet), handy Kids Mode feature and strong battery life. We're definitely not fans of the awkward cases, and the camera washes out some images.