Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4Notebook: Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4
Processor: Samsung Exynos 5420 Octa
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T628 MP6
Display: 8.4 inch, 16:9, 2560x1600 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.294kg
Price: 400 euro
Average Score: 89.43% - very good
Average of 7 scores (from 20 reviews)
price: 83%, performance: 80%, features: 99%, display: 97% mobility: 95%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4

100% Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 review
Source: Expert Reviews English
If you're looking for an Android tablet, then the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is certainly a fantastic, if rather expensive choice. The 8.4in display strikes a great middle ground between small 7in tablets and hulking 10in examples, both of which look to be falling slowly out of favour. If you don’t want to spend as much, the Google Nexus 7 is now available for around £150 which makes it excellent value.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
There are two answers here. If you’re choosing between this and an iPad mini 2 then we’d still recommend the iPad. While the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4’s screen gives it an edge, the iPad’s screen is still very good and it comfortably wins for its better design, slicker software and superior tablet apps. The only alternative we’d consider is the LG G Pad 8.3. It’s not as fast as the Samsung and doesn’t have an AMOLED screen, but it’s only £200 and a very good cheaper alternative. Those after the pure Google experience should consider waiting for the much-rumoured Nexus 8 tablet, too, but we’d be very surprised if it matches the quality of this Samsung AMOLED screen.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/09/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 100% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
Review: Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4
Source: Gizmag English
On a hardware level, the Galaxy Tab S is in a league of its own. No other series of tablets – iPad included – gives you such an outstanding combination of screen quality, lightness and thinness. On a software level, it has a few cool tricks up its sleeve as well. But there is that pesky lack of edge touch rejection, along with a tablet app library that still lags behind the App Store's. The Tab S 8.4 is an excellent tablet – one of the best around – and is most definitely worth a look. But for those reasons it isn't quite the no-brainer buy over the Retina iPad mini that it could have been.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/08/2014
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4: First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The 3G variant of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is priced at Rs. 37,800 and the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 is priced at 44,800. Both will hit the Indian market in the second week of July. Although the pricing is a bit on the higher side, the impressive specifications and interesting features might give the Galaxy Tab S series an advantage in the price-conscious Indian market. Our initial impressions are very good, so stay tuned for our more detailed observations and test results in our full review.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/02/2014
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 hands-on review: High-res tablet takes aim at iPad mini 2 and Nexus 7
Source: PC Advisor English
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is a very impressive small tablet with a thin and light design combine with a large screen. That display is gorgeous but Samsung's SuperAMOLED isn't for everyone. There's a lot of tech packed into this device, such as the fingerprint scanner and IR blaster, but while it price-matches the iPad mini you will have to pay more for it than rival Android tablets such as the Nexus 7.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/25/2014
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 review: S-class coupe
Source: GSM Arena English
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is the biggest step yet by the manufacturer on its way to the top of the tablet market. It is also the first compact Android tablet which can legitimately give the iPad mini 2 a bloody nose not only on paper, but also in real life, without downplaying Google's and Amazon's efforts. But while the likes of Kindle and Nexus are good at cutting Apples' prices, Samsung is throwing everything and the AMOLED screen.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/25/2014
90% Galaxy Tab S review: Samsung takes another swipe at the iPad
Source: Greenbot English
Samsung has continued to churn out tablet after smartphone after tablet, but something about the Tab S duo seems more impressive than any of the competition, especially in the Android space. Maybe it’s the fact the company’s latest flagship tablets really are that good. Or maybe it’s just nice to see a tablet genuinely challenge the iPad.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 06/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4
Source: PC Mag English
Let's establish first that the Galaxy Tab S models are for people who prioritize media consumption. For productivity, nothing beats a Windows 8.1 tablet, although the iPad can come close; Android is just short on world-class tablet-centric productivity apps. The best tablet games also still come out on iOS first.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Galaxy Tab S review: The screen's the thing with this iPad rival
Source: PC World English
The Tab S offers a double threat, first with its high-res Super AMOLED display and then with an incredibly thin profile. Add to fact that both the 8.4- and 10.5-inch versions are lighter than the iPad Mini and iPad Air, and Samsung’s latest flagship tablets are bound to turn heads.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S review: 10.5 and 8.4 Android glamour
Source: Slashgear English
On that basis, there’s plenty to like about the Galaxy Tab S. The 10.5-inch model is a beautiful movie machine, with great speaker performance and sufficiently lightweight construction that even if you’re holding it for the duration, your arms shouldn’t get tired. As for the 8.4-inch version, its slender build and minimal bezels fit a much bigger display into a form-factor closer to slates in the 7-inch category, balancing media consumption with the ability to fit into an overcoat pocket.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 06/24/2014
80% Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Galaxy Tab S 8.4 provides a truly high-end experience with the sharpest, most colorful screen on any slate today. However, with so many Android apps not optimized for high-resolution displays, you often won't see the benefit like you would on the iPad mini with Retina Display, which has a huge library of optimized apps.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and 8.4 hands on: First look
Source: GSM Arena English
We covered the specs, we showed you the images and now it’s time for the videos. The first tablet we took for a spin in front of our video camera is the Galaxy Tab 10.5. Here’s what its UI looks like, including a look a SlideSync 3.0.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 06/12/2014

Foreign Reviews

96% Hightech-Attacke gegen das iPad
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 96% price: 86% features: 99% display: 93% mobility: 99%
Display-König im Plastik-Gewand
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/15/2014
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 vs iPad mini with Retina display: Apple and Samsung's mini tablets go head to head
Source: PC Action German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 06/25/2014
Super AMOLED-Love
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: very good first impression; Android; adequate price
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 06/13/2014
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Positive: high contrast display, strong colors; high image sharpness; good workmanship; high quality material; torsion-resistant chassis
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/13/2014
Подробный обзор и тестирование планшета Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4
Source: Ixbt RU→EN
Positive: Excellent display; excellent design; decent performance. Negative: Relatively short gaming battery life; small storage space.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/08/2014
Первый Взгляд На Samsung Galaxy Tab S: 8-Ядерные Планшеты С Super Amoled
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Very good display; long battery life; slim and lightweight;; good performance. Negative: Plastic case.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/13/2014
Российская презентация планшетов Samsung Galaxy Tab S
Source: Ixbt RU→EN
Positive: Long battery runtime; slim case and lightweight; super AMOLED screen. Negative: High price
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/02/2014

Comment

ARM Mali-T628 MP6: OpenGL ES 3.0 capable graphics card for smartphones and tablets (e.g. included in the Exynos 5420 and 5422 with 6 cores).

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


5420 Octa:

Exynos 5 SoC with four Cortex-A15 cores, four Cortex-A7 cores and an ARM Mali-T628 MP6 GPU. Successor to the Exynos 5410.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


8.4": This is a very small format, which is used for UMPC, Netbooks or Subotebooks. There hardly exist any models with this display format. Working for a long time is uncomfortable. This tiny display is intended for outdoor usage.
The advantage is, that the mini-notebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the tiny display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is very exhausting for the eyes. High resolutions can hardly be used.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.294 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Samsung: The Samsung Group is composed of numerous international businesses, all united under the Samsung brand in South Korea. The meaning of the Korean word Samsung is "tristar" or "three stars". The Samsung brand is one of the most important brands of South Korea. Samsung is an international notebook manufacturer of medium size according market shares and reviews.

Samsung reviews


89.43%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Samsung Chromebook XE503C32-K01US
unknown, 13.3", 1.4 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5
unknown, 10.5", 0.465 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2
Exynos 5420 Octa, 12.2", 0.75 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2
Exynos 5420 Octa, 12.2", 0.75 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1
Exynos 5420 Octa, 10.1", 0.469 kg

Laptops with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4
Adreno 330, Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
» Motion LS800
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, Pentium M 753

Notebooks from the same Manufacturer

» Samsung Galaxy K Zoom
Mali-T624, Exynos 5260 Hexa, 4.8", 0.2 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab4 7.0
Vivante GC1000+ Dual-Core, PXA1088, 7.0", 0.278 kg
» Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
unknown, unknown, 4.5", 0.12 kg
» Samsung Chromebook XE503C12-K01UK
unknown, Exynos 5420 Octa, 11.6", 1.2 kg
» Samsung Galaxy S5 Active
Adreno 330, Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, 5.1", 0.17 kg
» Samsung Chromebook XE503C12-K01US
unknown, Exynos 5420 Octa, 11.6", 1.2 kg
» Samsung 940X5J-K01US
HD Graphics 4600, Core i5 4200U, 15.6", 1.8 kg
» Samsung Series 7 Chronos 700Z7C
GeForce GT 650M, Core i7 3610QM, 17.3", 3 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab4 8.0
Adreno 305, Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930, 8.0", 0.32 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab4 10.1
Adreno 305, Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 10.1", 0.487 kg
» Samsung ATIV Book 9 900X3G-K01
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 13.3", 1.12 kg
» Samsung Galaxy S5
Adreno 330, Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, 5.1", 0.145 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Core LTE SM-G386F
SGX544, MP5232, 4.5", 0.137 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo N7505
Mali-T624, Exynos 5260 Hexa, 5.5", 0.162 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 LTE-Version
Adreno 330, Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 10.1", 0.477 kg
» Samsung ATIV 670Z5E-X01DE
Radeon HD 8850M, Core i5 3230M, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 LTE (SM-P905)
Adreno 330, Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 12.2", 0.753 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Grand 2
Adreno 305, Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 5.3", 0.163 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Lite
Vivante GC1000+ Dual-Core, PXA986, 7.0", 0.31 kg
» Samsung ATIV Tab 7 XE700T1C-G01DE
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3317U, 11.6", 0.9 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Express 2
unknown, unknown, 4.5", 0.2 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Star GT-S5280
unknown, unknown, 3.0", 0.1 kg
Current Prices

Amazon.com

Too low to display Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4-Inch Tablet (16 GB, Titanium Bronze)

$397.99 Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4-Inch Tablet (16 GB, Dazzling White)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 16GB
» 319.00 GBP (lowest price)
319.00 GBP John Lewis

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-06-19 (Update: 2014-06-19)