Reviews and Problems with Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5
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19 November 2014
Conclusion: The Tab S 16GB/Wi-Fi model reviewed here is available at a price tag of AED 1,699, but if you opt for the 3G version you will have churn out AED 2,099. The Tab S is also available in 10.1-inch version for AED 2099 (Wi-Fi only) and AED 2599 (3G). I personally own the 10.1-inch model of Galaxy Tab 3 and am quite impressed with its performance and features minus the form-factor.
Summary: The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 is without a doubt an excellent piece of technology. However, the performance shows some flaws. Graphics performance also slightly fall behind an Adreno 330. Nonetheless, the tablet performs decently in combination with Google Android 4.4 KitKat. And the memory can be upgraded and fast LTE ensures mobile internet access.
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 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: The Samsung Galaxy Tab S sets a pretty high standard for Android tablets. It's sleek and slim, with an outstanding screen and powerful processor, plus a few genuinely useful extras from Samsung. If you have the cash, and don't require a stylus (in which case you'll need the Galaxy Note), then it's the one to go for.
Pros: Terrific screen, fast processor, slim but sturdy build, expandable memory, good battery life, reasonable price
Cons: TouchWiz might be a bit busy for some, not a lot of on-board storage, not waterproof
Summary: If you're after a tablet with an impossibly great screen..
Pros: Excellent screen, Plenty of power, Good battery life, The exterior design of the Tab S is nothing to write home about but it's thin and it's light and that counts for a lot when it comes to tablets. It helps the frame get out of the way of the screen, which is the real winner here. It's the best screen I've seen on a tablet and the Retina iPads are the only ones that really come close. That fabulous display is backed up by plenty of grunt and a battery that ensures yo...
Cons: Still behind on design, Small on-board storage, Bundled apps uninspiring, Android still has the air of a square peg in a round hole when it comes to tablets. It's by no means a disaster, and it's improving all the time (with Lollipop set to push that further still), but the OS and its apps don't look as comfortable as they do on smaller 4 and 5-inch screens. On top of that a lot of the extras that Samsung throws into the mix feel gimmicky and unnecessary, though you c...