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Samsung Galaxy Tab S Series

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 SM-T825Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, Samsung Exynos 5420 Octa, Samsung Exynos 5433 Octa
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T628 MP6, ARM Mali-T760 MP6, Qualcomm Adreno 510, Qualcomm Adreno 530
Display: 8 inch, 8.4 inch, 9.7 inch
Weight: 0.265kg, 0.272kg, 0.301kg, 0.387kg, 0.389kg, 0.434kg
Price: 499, 599 euro
Average Score: 87.02% - good
Average of 79 scores (from 138 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 79%, features: 81%, display: 88%
mobility: 82%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 92%, emissions: 92%

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is Samsung’s latest version of the ever popular tablet-form devices. Design-wise, the tablet follows the latest Samsung trend with its dazzling white color and faux-leather backing; the same pattern found on the Galaxy S5. Display on the table is an 8.4 inch WQXGA Super AMOLED panel 1600 x 2560 Pixel, 360 ppi.

The WiFi enabled tablet runs on Android 4.4 KitKat and packs an Exynos 5 Octa (1.9 GHz quad core + 1.3 Ghz quad core) processor. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 also comes with 3 GB RAM and 16 GB memory. There is an option to increase storage with the use of a MicroSD card up to 128 GB.

This is plenty storage for intense users looking to fill their device with bucket loads of application and media. The tablet is equipped with an 8 MP rear facing camera and a 2.1 MP front camera. The overall dimensions are 21.26 x 12.55 x 0.66 cm (8.37" x 4.94" x 0.26") and weights at 294 g (10.37 oz). Battery life is very good with 10 hours internet use time, 80 hours music play time and 12 hours of video play time. This is possible with the Lithium Ion, 4900 mAh.

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, 16:10, 2560x1600 pixels
Weight: 0.301kg
Price: 499 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (Model)

Average Score: 88.61% - very good
Average of 38 scores (from 60 reviews)

 

89% Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 Tablet Review | Notebookcheck
Stunning screen. Samsung also relies on a high-resolution, Super AMOLED screen in its Galaxy Tab S 8.4. It is the tablet's absolute highlight. The in-house processor is good, but cannot compete with current high-end SoCs. Otherwise, the equipment is state-of-the-art and even includes LTE. Only better speakers and NFC would be appreciated.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S vs Galaxy Tab S2 comparison: Samsung's latest tablet is even better than its predecessor
Source: PC Advisor English
We can’t give our final verdict until we get the Galaxy Tab 2 back to PC Advisor towers, and put it through its paces. However, based on our first impressions with the Tab S2 and previous knowledge of the original Tab S, we’re impressed. With regards to design, the Tab S2 wins – it’s incredibly thin and light, and the screen is gorgeous. However, at a discounted price, the original Tab S is also a bargain and could be a winner – we’ll have to wait on the pricing of the Tab S2 to be announced first!
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 08/14/2015
100% Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4
Source: It Pro English
Although some of the Galaxy Tab S 8.4’s software additions are of questionable value and it has a few design flaws, it’s a great tablet nevertheless. Battery life and screen quality are top-notch, making it one of the best Android tablets available. Despite a few design niggles, Samsung’s latest tablet is simply superb.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/28/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
Nexus 9 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 comparison review: Cheaper and feature-packed Tab S nips Nexus 9
Source: PC Advisor English
This is a close call as the Nexus 9 and Galaxy Tab S 8.4 both have pros and cons. If you don't mind spending more, then Google's tablet has better performance and battery life but is chunkier. Samsung's isn't as slick but is impressively svelte and has features not found on the Nexus 9. Now the Tab S is cheaper you can save money by going this way and installing the Google Now launcher if you don't like TouchWiz so it just nips the win here but both are great choices for an Android tablet.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/21/2014
88% Samsung Galaxy Tab S Review
Source: T Break English
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. After reviewing the Tab S, I genuinely fell in love with this device and believe it’s time to switch. Its slim design and amazing features combined with excellent price point, makes it one of the best tab available.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 85% performance: 90% features: 85% workmanship: 95%
90% Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4
Source: PC Mag English
The Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and Galaxy Tab S 10.5Best Price at Amazon are extremely similar tablets, just with different-sized screens and a $100 variance in price, so much of this review will be the same as our review of the 10.5. We did test both tablets separately, however.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/06/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
83% Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 review
Source: PC Pro English
There’s no doubt that the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is an excellent Android tablet, but it’s expensive, and there are too many little niggles to nudge it into to the upper echelons. For our money, the iPad mini and Nexus 7 remain the compact tablets to beat.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 67% performance: 83% features: 100% workmanship: 100%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 video review: the best new compact tablet of 2014
Source: PC Advisor English
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is one of the best Android tablets we've ever reviewed. In terms of hardware it's the best you can buy right now and has a superbly thin and light design. There's very little to dislike here aside from some elements of the TouchWiz software and the higher price compared to some decent Android tablet rivals.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/28/2014
80% Samsung Galaxy Tab S
Source: Wired Magazine English
The Galaxy Tab S devices give Android users two slim and solid alternatives to the iPad Air and iPad Mini. Stock Android would have been great, and metal backings wouldn’t have made these ultralight tablets too heavy at all. But neither of those things are as important as these flagship Samsung slates’ strengths: Superb screens, smooth performance, solid battery life, and unbelievably svelte physiques.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/22/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 review: The best iPad mini and Nexus 7 rival tablet around
Source: PC Advisor English
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is one of the best Android tablets we've ever reviewed. In terms of hardware it's the best you can buy right now and has a superbly thin and light design. There's very little to dislike here aside from some elements of the TouchWiz software and the higher price compared to Android rivals (the iPad mini 2 is the obvious alternative if you're not set on Android). If you would rather save money and aren't so bothered about top-notch spec and additional features like the fingerprint scanner and IR blaster, check out the Nexus 7 and LG G Pad 8.3.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 80%
Galaxy Tab S 8.4 vs iPad Mini head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Having won four rounds to the Galaxy Tab S 8.4's three, the iPad Mini 2 with Retina display is the winner of this versus review. Featuring robust security, significantly better battery life and a cleaner, more intuitive user interface the iPad Mini 2 remains one of the best small form factor tablets currently available.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 08/20/2014
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4: 4G Android tablet is easy to swallow
Source: Reg Hardware English
Buy it direct from Samsung and the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 LTE will set you back £399 – or to put it another way, £20 less than the cheapest (16GB, no memory card) Wi-Fi and cellular iPad mini Retina. Pick one up from a cellco like 3, which supplied my review unit, and for £50 upfront and £33 a month you get the slab and 15GB of data each month. In a nutshell then, the Tab S 8.4 is thin and light with decent battery life, a good camera, even better speakers, a cellphone and a very impressive display. The best tablet in the world? Pretty much.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/12/2014
80% Galaxy Tab S 8.4 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Featuring a great display, powerful processor, above average – for a tablet – camera and wealth of security services, the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is a stellar device that easily matches, if not beats the performance of other small form-factor tablets. Were it not for the Galaxy Tab S 8.4's slightly disappointing battery, the device may have been the first non-Nexus small form factor Android tablet to receive V3's five-star rating.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/05/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung takes a jab at the iPad Mini Retina
Source: Digital Trends English
The Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is an amalgamation of the Tab Pro 8.4 along with the Galaxy S5. The hardware, especially the display is of top notch and the tablet is a powerhouse when it comes to performance and productivity. The design might not appeal to some, although Samsung has put in efforts to make it as slim as possible and has even splashed some nice metal accents. Overall, this is the best tablet from Samsung in the 7-8 inch range and for the money, we think the Tab S 8.4 is a great buy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 review
Source: Stuff TV English
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is an incredible tablet with almost no flaws. Superb screen, unique features, a battery that doesn’t need charging every night… really, there's very little that's missing here. But for us the iPad Mini stays on top by a whisker for its unrivalled tablet design, absolutely flawless performance and wider selection of optimised tablet apps. Sure, the Tab S 8.4 is smaller than most Android tablets and both the Magazine UI and Papergarden help but the App Store is where you’ll find the best apps for (slightly) bigger screens.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 100% performance: 80% display: 100% workmanship: 80%
90% Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 review
Source: Pocket Lint English
There's a lot of good to say about the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4. So much that it irks us just how many other Tab devices are available through the range, because it muddies the water. In short the S sets the mark for Android tablets at this price point and size. All there is to do now is simplify the naming convention and deliver a slightly more premium build - then it'll be job done Samsung.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
85% Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 review: A great alternative to the iPad mini
Source: Tech2.in.com English
After several attempts at dethroning the iPad, looks like Samsung has finally got it right with the Galaxy Tab S. With an excellent display, powerful processing and great speaker quality, there’s little going against the Galaxy Tab S. It might not provide the 10 hour battery life that the iPad does, but it’s pretty close and adequate to get you through a day’s work.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 85%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S
Source: Hot Hardware English
Samsung is targeting people who want to use their tablet to watch movies, play games, view pictures, and perform other tasks that can fully utilize a gorgeous high-resolution display with its new flagship Galaxy Tab S line of tablets. As far as flagship tablets are concerned, the Tab S 8.4 has all of the high-end features we’d expect, including a fast processor, plenty of RAM, expandable storage, and the latest version of Android.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/28/2014
80% Galaxy Tab S 8.4 Review
Source: Ubergizmo English English
The Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is a great Android tablet for users who want something that can be held comfortably like a small book. Thanks to its lightweight and thin design, this is one of the better design for that type of usage. In Landscape mode, it is an amazing device to watch movies on and to play games. The display quality and resolution makes multimedia activities “pop” with vivid details.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/27/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy Tab S Review: Hitting the iPad Where it Hurts
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Tab S is a highly polished, premium tablet. It's got more than enough power to do whatever you'd like to do, and it's slim, light and attractive as well. There are no real major faults with it - if you don't like the price, there are plenty of cheaper models in Samsung's arsenal. This is a device for those who like to splurge, and there is no shortage of such people in the world.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 60% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
80% If you're after a tablet with an impossibly great screen... this is it
Source: Techradar English
Having spent plenty of time with both variations of the Tab S, it has to be said that these are great devices — from the eye-catching screen to the raw power under the hood, Samsung couldn't have done much better with what could be a final attempt to compete with Apple at the top-end of the market. If this doesn't make a dent in the iPad sales figures perhaps nothing will. There are still question marks over Android which aren't all Samsung's fault. With the release of Android L in the autumn some of these problems might be ironed out, but when the Tab S will get Samsung's version of the new operating system is anyone's guess.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/22/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 100% features: 80% workmanship: 100%
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
90% Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 Wi-Fi (16 GB)
Source: e-media - Heft 11/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/15/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
100% Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4
Source: e-media - Heft 25/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
91% Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 LTE (16 GB)
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 1/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 91% display: 94% mobility: 86%
96% Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4
Source: SFT - Heft 10/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 96%
84% Die Displayrevolution?
Source: Tabtech German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 08/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 90% performance: 70% display: 100% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
90% Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 LTE (16 GB)
Source: Computerbild - Heft 17/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
100% Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 5/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
79% Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 LTE (16 GB)
Source: Connect - Heft 09/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 79% features: 80%
89% Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4
Source: Areamobile German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 89%
97% Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 LTE im Test: Unter den kleinen Tablets das größte
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 97% features: 98% workmanship: 96% ergonomy: 96%
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%
86% Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 Wi-Fi (16 GB)
Source: Tecchannel - Heft 15/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 86%
Display-König im Plastik-Gewand
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/15/2014
100% Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 LTE (16 GB)
Source: Connect - Heft 08/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
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
80% Samsung Galaxy Tab S, análisis
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy Tab S, análisis
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Test : Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4, petit format et grandes performances
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/05/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
93% Recenzja Samsunga Galaxy Tab S 8.4 – tablet bliski ideału?
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/20/2014
Rating: Total score: 93% performance: 80% display: 100% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 – функциональность превыше всего
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Super AMOLED display with excellent brightness and contrast; powerful 8-core SoC; 6-core graphics; variety of wireless modules; good autonomy. Negative: Relatively small amount of internal memory.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/22/2014
Обзор Samsung Galaxy Tab S: новый флагманский планшет
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: Compact size; powerful performance;good colors, brightness and resolution of the screen.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/22/2014
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
Ревю на Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (SM-T700) – малкият, но също толкова мощен събрат на флагманския Tab S 10.5
Source: Tablet.bg BU→EN
Positive: Very light weight and very slim body; beautiful design; long battery life; high brightness, 98% coverage of sRGB, great contrast; decent camera.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/22/2014

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 inch

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 inch is the next generation tablet that takes advantage of the 4:3 aspect ratio to make reading on the device more comfortable. Built quality is improved compared to its predecessor and the overall design has undergone even more refinement. There are two colors to choose from; white or black gold. The edges are curved and back panel is contoured nicely around the perimeter to aid with ergonomics. With a thickness of just 5.6 mm and an overall weight of around 260 g, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 inch is certainly a joy to carry around. The 8.0 inch Super AMOLED display with a pixel density of 320 ppi produces good image quality and contrast. The Android 5.0.2 Lollipop tablet comes with an octa-core processor combining 1.9 GHz and 1.3 GHz quad-core processors. There are 3 GB RAM and depending on the version either 32 GB or 64 GB internal storage. Other features include a fingerprint scanner, Bluetooth 4.1, A-GPS and microUSB 2.0. There is an 8 MP autofocus rear camera and a 2.1 MP front camera. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 inch comes with a non-removable Lithium-Ion battery rated at 4000 mAh.

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 inchNotebook: Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 inch
Processor: Samsung Exynos 5433 Octa
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T760 MP6
Display: 8 inch, 4:3, 2048x1536 pixels
Weight: 0.265kg
Links:  Samsung notebook section
 Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 inch (Model)

Average Score: 85.56% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 14 reviews)

 

80% Samsung's iPad mini 4 rival really is gorgeous, both inside & out
Source: PC Advisor English
We loved the Galaxy Tab S2 since the very first time we got our hands on it back in August, and upon further investigation and after spending more time with it we just love it even more. It's a tablet well worth considering if you've been thinking about buying the iPad mini 4, as it can contend and sometimes outshine Apple's tablet when it comes to design and power. It's almost unbelievably thin and light and that screen is a joy to use. This tablet is about to make its way into the best tablet char, and it won't come quietly.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
100% Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 review
Source: Stuff TV English
We're big fans of the Tab S2 8.0. It brings you all the great features of its bigger brother, but in a smaller, even lighter form design. If screen size matters, then the Tab S2 9.7­ gives you a bigger picture. Nevertheless, the 8-­inch model is great for reading books and magazines, playing games and watching movies while being just that little bit easier to brandish. For our money, this is the best of the small ­screen Android tablets and a really strong rival to the iPad Mini 4. If you’d rather go Android than iOS, this is the mini Android slate to buy.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/24/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8-inch Review
Source: Phone Arena English
There’s a lot to think about if you’re contemplating picking up the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch. First and foremost, you’ll need to know it carries a $399.99 premium to pick up. While steep, it’s not all that surprising. For the price and all, you get an incredibly skinny and lightweight tablet filled with high-end specs and a better-than-average performance across the board.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/14/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 review
Source: Techradar English
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is a lightweight tablet that's a lightweight upgrade over last year's Galaxy Tab S. Andbeyond the thinner and lighter design, it can't keep up with the iPad Air 2. There's still plenty of reason to invest in this reading and web surfing-friendly tablet. Its size and shape is better suited for everything but video, and for some, that's a big plus.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0
Source: Hot Hardware English
There's an obsession among tablet makers with building the thinnest and lightest devices that each generation of technology allows. Samsung leads the way with its Galaxy Tab S2, a beautifully crafted slate with a gorgeous display, subtle accents, and a soft-touch backside. Measuring 5.6mm thick and weight only 265 grams, the 8" Galaxy Tab 2's dimensions are about more than bragging rights.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/02/2015
80% Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8in review
Source: PC Pro English
The Samsung is a great tablet, though, at any price. The most important aspect of any tablet is the screen, and here the Galaxy Tab S2 just knocks it clean out of the park. Everything from movies to games to animated GIFs look utterly stupendous – so good, in fact, that I regularly found myself picking up the Tab S2 in preference to my iPad mini 2. Yes, it’s bloody expensive, but it’s also refined, dainty and runs Android – and some people love that kind of thing. If that’s just what you’ve been looking for, you should probably go out and buy one.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/24/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 review
Source: Expert Reviews English
If you're set on a compact Android tablet, there's no doubt the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 is the best there is. It certainly has a premium price, but it has a great screen and excellent battery life. It wins a Recommended award. However, if you're not tied to Android, I think the iPad Mini 4 has the edge. Apple's tablet may have worse battery life, but has similar screen quality and is significantly faster. If you're looking for something else entirely, our best tablets article can help.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/24/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
70% Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
Source: Laptop Mag English
If you're looking for a small tablet, you should check out the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2. It has a gorgeous screen that's great for reading or watching videos and a thin-and-light design that not only makes it super portable, but also beautiful. Android Lollipop shines on the Tab S2 - thanks to its solid octa-core performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/03/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0
Source: PC Mag English
With the Galaxy Tab S2, Samsung has upgraded its flagship tablet in almost every meaningful way. You get a more powerful processor, a display that remains one of the best on the market, and hardware that's lighter, thinner, and more beautiful than ever before, all for the same price as last year's model. If you're in the market for a smaller tablet, it should be at the top of your list.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/03/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S vs Galaxy Tab S2 comparison: Samsung's latest tablet is even better than its predecessor
Source: PC Advisor English
We can’t give our final verdict until we get the Galaxy Tab 2 back to PC Advisor towers, and put it through its paces. However, based on our first impressions with the Tab S2 and previous knowledge of the original Tab S, we’re impressed. With regards to design, the Tab S2 wins – it’s incredibly thin and light, and the screen is gorgeous. However, at a discounted price, the original Tab S is also a bargain and could be a winner – we’ll have to wait on the pricing of the Tab S2 to be announced first!
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 08/14/2015
Kompakte Tablets im Doppeltest
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 11/18/2015
100% Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 - lekki, smukły i wydajny tablet
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/10/2015
Rating: Total score: 100% performance: 100% ergonomy: 100%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 – опережая время
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Very stylish look; good performance; excellent super AMOLED screen. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/01/2015
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 táblagép teszt
Source: Geeks.hu HU→EN
Positive: Premium design; blazing fast hardware; excellent display; relative fresh.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/23/2015

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 is a fully fledged tablet suitable for users looking to get a slightly bigger screen real estate at 9.7 inches. One of the selling points of this tablet is the 4:3 aspect ratio making reading on the tablet feel more natural. Design-wise the device looks pretty much the same as most Samsung devices. The edges are curved and the physical home button is surrounded by touch sensitive menu and back buttons. The back cover is slightly textured to provide a comfortable feel, the chassis itself is solid and premium to the touch. Depending on the requirements, users can choose between two models: a Wi-Fi only model or the 3G/LTE variant. The 9.7 inch Super AMOLED display features a 264 ppi pixel density. The Android 5.0.2 tablet sports octa core architecture consisting of two quad-core processors clocked at 1.9 GHz and 1.3 GHz, respectively, which is combined with 3 GB RAM and either 32 GB or 64 GB internal storage. Other features are Bluetooth 4.1, A-GPS and microUSB 2.0. The image capture quality is decent with the 8 MP autofocus camera and a 2.1 MP front camera. There is a Lithium-Ion battery rated at 5870 mAh for long battery life.

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7Notebook: Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7
Processor: Samsung Exynos 5433 Octa
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T760 MP6
Display: 9.7 inch, 4:3, 2048x1536 pixels
Weight: 0.389kg
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 86.81% - good
Average of 21 scores (from 30 reviews)

 

100% Review: Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7in
Source: PC Authority English
The Tab S2 9.7in isn’t a perfect tablet: gaming performance could be better, while a lack of accessories compared to the iPad 2 Air holds it back. Come on Samsung, make that keyboard cheaper! However, Samsung hasn’t compromised in the areas that matter. As I did right at the start, I’ll come back to that screen and the build quality. Factor in the price, and the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7in becomes PC & Tech Authority’s top choice for larger Android tablets.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Review: Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7
Source: IT Pro Portal English
With the 32GB Wi-Fi only version costing £399 direct from Samsung, the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 is priced on a par with the 16GB 9.7-inch iPad Air 2. It has the same screen resolution in a lighter and thinner package, and of course more storage, so it’s clear to see what the target is here. The Samsung offers good performance in everyday use and is likely to deliver better battery life than the iPad as well.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/20/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 review: the closest thing yet to an Android iPad
Source: T3 English
Is the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 the slate to unseat Apple? Not quite, but in many ways it feels like an Android iPad. It’s a joy to use thanks to a thin and light design, a big and bright screen and plenty of power, which are the most important things really. Well, those and battery life, which isn’t quite as good as it could be, but there’s still enough juice here to see you through an average day of use with ease. All that and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 won’t cost you any more than an iPad mini 4. It’s not as beautiful to behold as Apple’s tablets and with a not fully premium design it doesn’t feel quite as high-end, but if you’re after an Android slate with a great screen then this is right up there.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/10/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% A genuine iPad rival?
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2's strongest aspect is its size and the weight, giving you plenty of display, while remaining light and slimline. There's lot to like about this tablet. There's a great deal of vibrancy to the display and while that looks good in many apps, it can be a little over-bearing depending on the content you're viewing. It adds pop to website images, but isn't as natural when it comes to watching your favourite movies. We like the 4:3 aspect though, as it's convenient when reading and browsing.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/31/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% This is now the Android tablet to own
Source: PC Pro English
The Tab S2 9.7in isn’t a perfect tablet: gaming performance could be better, while a lack of accessories compared to the iPad 2 Air holds it back. (Come on Samsung UK, make that keyboard cheaper!) However, Samsung hasn’t compromised on the areas that matter. As I did right at the start, I’ll come back to that screen and the build quality. Factor in the price, and the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 becomes Alphr’s top choice for larger Android tablets.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/29/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is a solid choice for anyone after an entertainment or business tablet, thanks to its sharp, vibrant screen, slim and light design, smooth performance and excellent battery life. However, it doesn’t really do anything different to last year’s Tab S, with very few actual improvements beyond the re-orientation and refreshed fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/21/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
75% Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Review
Source: Techspot English
So is the Galaxy Tab S2 worth it at its asking price? Probably not, considering the wider field of tablets available today, especially those from Apple. However, if you’re heavily invested in the Android ecosystem, and want a slick tablet that features (mostly) top-end hardware, the Galaxy Tab S2 is one of the better choices on the market today.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 75%
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
Source: AnandTech English
This feels almost completely obvious but the Tab S2 9.7" is definitely the most compelling tablet that Samsung has released to date, and I think it's a good overall upgrade over the Tab S 10.5". Over the course of the review I've found some aspects of the Tab S2 to be really great, and others that need improvement next time around. It's worth going over them all again before coming to any final conclusions about the tablet.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/15/2015
83% Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
Source: Engadget English
Leave it to Samsung to ruin one of its best products. The original Tab S had plenty going for it -- except few people bought it. That's one reason Samsung might have chosen to make its new model more iPad-like. But by focusing on the spec race with Apple, instead of what's actually best for consumers, Samsung ended up sacrificing one of its best features: long runtime.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/18/2015
Rating: Total score: 83%
90% A worthy counterpart for your smartphone
Source: Greenbot English
If you’re looking for a tablet companion of your own and you want to stick to Android, either size of the Galaxy Tab S2 will work. I personally prefer the smaller size because of its portability—I typically travel with just my purse on me. However, if you’d rather not pay the full price for an Android tablet but are still looking for something that’s stylish and powerful, there’s plenty of original Tab S tablets on sale that are still worth bringing home.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
100% Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 review
Source: Stuff TV English
Samsung hasn’t just crafted a worthy successor to the Galaxy Tab S, but one of the best big-screen tablets out there. It’s thin, light, gorgeous-looking and well-balanced, and while the screen has fewer pixels than its predecessor’s it’s still fantastic with a more practical aspect ratio. So if you’re after a tablet that can double as an Android laptop, the Xperia Z4 slips ahead. But if you’re looking for a versatile, big-screen Android tablet first-and-foremost, then stop right here. With a design that’s built for the hand rather than the desktop, the Tab S2 is the one to buy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/15/2015
Rating: Total score: 100% performance: 90% display: 90% workmanship: 90%
80% Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch Review
Source: Phone Arena English
Being that premium tablet it’s sought out to be, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch comes in at the customary starting price of $500 for the base 32GB Wi-Fi model. That’s not too shabby considering it has the svelte construction, smooth performance, and diversified experience to cater to a wide array of consumers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/15/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 (9.7, Wi-Fi) review
Source: Expert Reviews English
There's no doubt the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is an impressive tablet. It's slim, light and has a generally excellent screen, as long as you're willing to put up with a slight yellow tint for the sake of excellent contrast. However, it sits in an odd position in the tablet market. It's the same price as the iPad Air 2, which has superior performance, if worse battery life, and is up to £200 more than the price-yoyoing Google Nexus 9, which isn't as nice an object but has stronger performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/14/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% Android’s best iPad: Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S2 reviewed
Source: Gadgetguy English
With Samsung’s latest tablet, there is no mistaking that this is one of the best non-Apple tablets out there, with a combination of parts that Android fans are sure to love, though it’s not the independent design you’ve seen from Samsung in the past. Rather, for this one, Samsung appears to have resigned itself to making something close to an iPad.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 100% features: 100% mobility: 100% workmanship: 100%
70% Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Galaxy Tab S2 is so thin and light that it almost seems like someone digitized a piece of paper. This is one gorgeous display, too. The Super AMOLED screen delivers richer colors and deeper blacks than the iPad Air 2. The tablet is especially compelling if you own both a Samsung phone and a Samsung TV, because of how well this tablet's software integrates with those devices.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 hands-on
Source: GSM Arena English
Samsung has worked obsessively to make the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 the thinnest and lightest slate in its class and has succeeded. We expect the device’s dimensions to be its defining feature and for a good reason - the Tab S2 9.7 breaks the rules about how a full size tablet should handle. The chipset found in the device raised a few eyebrows, as it isn’t the most powerful solution available at the moment. It is however, a massive improvement over the SoC found in the tablet’s predecessor.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/31/2015
Flagship iOS and Android tablets are almost identical
Source: PC Advisor English
Although we've only had hands-on time with the Galaxy Tab S2 it's clear to see that it's a great tablet – even if it has suddenly matched the iPad on screen size, aspect ratio and resolution. The S2 wins on dimensions but it's so close that this is really just bragging rights and both tablets have top-notch specs. Aside from the choice between iOS and Android storage and price are the big differences here with that potentially deal breaking Micro-SD card slot found on Samsung's tablet only.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/25/2015
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Review: Hands-on
Source: Recombu English
As with the Note 4 and the latest Galaxy S flagships, the Tab S2 boasts a metal frame with a chamfered edge in place of what was previously an all-plastic body, making for a sturdier, more premium feel in the hand. It also helps give the tablet its exceptionally shallow depth (an insane 5.3mm), ensuring it’s great for those after a device they can slot in a bag without it being too bulky.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/24/2015
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 hands-on review
Source: Stuff TV English
How it fairs against the iPad Air 2 and Mini 3 remains to be seen, and how it holds up when Apple refreshes those models this Autumn will be particularly interesting. If you're in the market for an Android tablet and have a bit of money to spend, though, you should definitely consider the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2. We’ll have a full test up very soon.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/20/2015
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 hands-on: Lighter than an iPad in build, but not features
Source: Pocket Lint English
Samsung has been criticised in the past for its cheap and cheerful tablet ranges, but in the S2 it has a creditable alternative to Apple's iPad devices. Although we need to test the tablets fully, we are already of the mind that if you are an Android fan and are in the market for a new tablet, these will be worth considering.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/13/2015
Kompakte Tablets im Doppeltest
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 11/18/2015
86% Das neue Flaggschiff
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/08/2015
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 81% features: 77% display: 89% mobility: 67%
82% Leichter Tablet-Rausch
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 70% features: 80% display: 70%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
Source: PocketPC German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/28/2015
92% Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7
Source: Areamobile German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 92% performance: 91% features: 91% mobility: 81% workmanship: 94%
60% Test de la Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, la tablette la plus fine au monde
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 70% display: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
100% Test : Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9,7 pouces, l'alternative parfaite à l'iPad Air 2
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/15/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% Recenzja Tabletu Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9,7″
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/10/2015
Rating: Total score: 90% display: 95% mobility: 65% workmanship: 100%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7: С Фаворитами На Равных
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: High autonomy; excellent display; slim size and lightweight; good price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/09/2017
95% Teszt: Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7- Nehéz belekötni
Source: Wikitech HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 95% price: 80% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 100%

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 LTE

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 LTENotebook: Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 LTE
Processor: Samsung Exynos 5433 Octa
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T760 MP6
Display: 9.7 inch, 4:3, 2048x1536 pixels
Weight: 0.387kg
Price: 599 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 73.75% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

87.7% Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 LTE Tablet Review | Notebookcheck
Insanely slim. With a more compact chassis and a different screen ratio, the new Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 aims to outdo its predecessor. Our in-depth review will show whether this is a success despite – or because – of the shrunken dimensions.
75% The Apple iPad Air 2 finally has some competition
Source: Tech2.in.com English
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 certainly ticks off all the right boxes for someone looking at a high end Android tablet. The slim form factor, high resolution display, speedy performance, light weight all make it an ideal tablet to consider if you are only looking at Android tablets. You can snap on a keyboard and use it for working with Office related apps as well.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 75% features: 80% display: 85% mobility: 75% workmanship: 75%
70% That Premium Feeling
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
After spending close to a week with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7, one thing's certain - this tablet is an excellent choice for those who want to travel light. Samsung has reduced the weight and size of the new tablet without compromising on build or rigidity, which is commendable. The 4:3 aspect ratio makes it comfortable to hold when reading or watching videos. At Rs 39,400 it's also cheaper than a similarly specced Google Nexus 9 or Apple iPad Air 2. Samsung has the edge over the other two when it comes to expandable storage and the ability to make voice calls.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
80% Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 LTE
Source: hifitest.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/30/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Test: Fornyelse efterlyses
Source: Alt om Data DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/30/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 80%

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 LTE

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 LTENotebook: Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 LTE
Processor: Samsung Exynos 5433 Octa
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T760 MP6
Display: 8 inch, 4:3, 2048x1536 pixels
Weight: 0.272kg
Price: 499 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 92.5% - very good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

87.9% Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 LTE Tablet Review | Notebookcheck
Shrinkage. Samsung’s new 8-inch tablet looks just like its larger sibling, the Galaxy Tab 9.7. The internals are very similar as well, but can the device offer the same amount of performance despite the reduced dimensions?
Flaggschiff mit Top-Display und flinkem Prozessor
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/15/2015
90% Scharfer Mini
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 95% features: 89% display: 89% mobility: 84%
95% Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 LTE im Test: Dünner geht nimmer
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/15/2015
Rating: Total score: 95% features: 95% workmanship: 97% ergonomy: 96%

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 T813N

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 T813NNotebook: Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 T813N
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 510
Display: 9.7 inch, 4:3, 2048x1536 pixels
Weight: 0.389kg
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 review
Source: What Hi-Fi English
Samsung’s flagship tablet does plenty right for Android fans, but the Apple’s iPad Air 2 still gives it enough to think about.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/09/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 (2016) 9.7 - От iPad к Samsung; смена идеологии
Source: Helpix RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/31/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 SM-T825

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 SM-T825Notebook: Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 SM-T825
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 530
Display: 9.7 inch, 4:3, 2048x1526 pixels
Weight: 0.434kg
Links:  Samsung notebook section

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Tablet Review (First Impressions) | Notebookcheck
One for everything. It has been quite a while since Samsung upgraded its premium tablet. We were therefore eager to see how the new device, which is equipped with a lot of features and even the S Pen, performs. Here are our initial impressions from a hands-on with the Tab S3 in Barcelona.
http://www.whathifi.com/samsung/galaxy-tab-s3/review
Source: What Hi-Fi English
Samsung has clearly put some thought into making the Galaxy Tab S3 a real all-round tablet. Not only is it an entertainment marvel with an HDR-capable screen and quad speakers, but it’s also a productivity machine too.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/28/2017
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Galaxy Tab S3 is one of the first exciting Android tablets I’ve seen in a long time. The device plays to Samsung’s strengths and has a great-looking display, alluring design and solid set of extra features – the best of which is the S Pen stylus.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/27/2017
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 review: Hands-on with the new S Pen wielding iPad Pro rival
Source: PC Advisor English
There's still a lot to test on the Galaxy Tab S3 including the audio, battery life and performance but we're impressed so far and looking forward to getting our hands on it properly. Come back soon when we've properly put it through its paces compared to the iPad Pro and when we have a price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/27/2017
MWC: Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 hands-on review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Overall, our first impressions of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 were positive. Featuring an impressive list of specs and a host of productivity and security applications and powerful processor, the device has the potential to be a popular Android power user tablet this year. However, those looking for something remotely different to your bog standard tablet will be sorely disappointed.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/27/2017
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 hands-on: Up close and personal with Samsung’s iPad Pro 9.7in rival
Source: It Pro English
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 looks to be a very nice tablet indeed, but then the Tab S2 was great as well. The key factor will be the price, and we don’t know what that is just yet.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/27/2017
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 preview: Built to be an entertainment powerhouse
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 looks like a welcome addition to a sector of the market that's been feeling a little neglected lately. This is a premium Android tablet, designed to be a performance powerhouse, whether that's gaming, watching the latest movies - in the latest formats - or just getting productive with your Android tablet.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/26/2017
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 hands-on review
Source: Stuff TV English
Still, it looks more promising than just about any other Android tablet doing the rounds right now - so if you were getting ready to head down to the Apple Store, you may want to hold onto your cash a little while longer.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/26/2017
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Review: Hands-on
Source: Ubergizmo English English
With the Galaxy Tab S3 9.7”, Samsung lives up to the challenge, and the Korean manufacturer delivers innovative and effective new features, including the impressive QXGA AMOLED display with high-quality HDR video streaming and top-notch audio, an updated S-Pen with an enhanced drawing experience, and state-of-the-art slim detachable keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/26/2017
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 hands-on
Source: GSM Arena English
The main problem with tablets has always been one of practicality. The idea of a large real estate touchscreen device is unquestionably cool, but most people still don't quite see a use case for a laptop and smartphone middle ground, so to say. Concepts like 2-in-1 and powerful input accessories, like the S Pen definitely help in filling that intrinsic void and are a clear effort for placing products like the Tab S3 closer to laptop productivity territory.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/24/2017
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 hands-on
Source: Android Authority English
So there you have it for this quick look at the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3! Stay tuned with Android Authority to learn more about Samsung’s latest high-end tablet offering, and for more great coverage from MWC 2017!
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/24/2017
Das Tablet Mit Stift Und Fülligem Stereo-Sound
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/27/2017
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Source: Tablet Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/27/2017
Neues Tablet mit S-Pen
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/27/2017
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/26/2017
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/26/2017
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/26/2017
Vorbei die Leichtigkeit
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/26/2017
MWC 2017: Así es la tablet Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 con S-Pen
Source: Media Trends Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Nice performance; smart stylus pen.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/26/2017
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 ufficiale: Tablet con S-Pen e display da 9.7 pollici
Source: Tutto App Android Italian IT→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; solid workmanship; smart S Pen; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/26/2017
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Hands-On: Più Che Un Degno Erede Del Tab S2
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Good performance; nice display; decent speakers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/26/2017
Hands-on Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: accessoires maken de tablet compleet
Source: AndroidWorld.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; comfortable S pen. Negative: Slippery.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/27/2017
Prise en main de la Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, l’alternative à l’iPad Pro – MWC 2017
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; excellent display; comfortable keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/27/2017
Prise En Main De La Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 : Une Tablette Avec S-Pen Et Son Stéréo
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Positive: Impressive S Pen; good speakers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/26/2017
Планшет Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: Обзор
Source: Product Test RU→EN
Positive: Excellent display; slim size; high performance; good cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/04/2017
Đánh giá Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: Đối thủ của iPad Pro
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Attractive design; great built quality; solid workmanship; excellent display; comfortable spare keyboard; good speakers; smart S pen; powerful hardware; high autonomy; quick charge.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/28/2017

 

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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.

In 2015 and 2016, Samsung had a market share of around 24-25% in the global smartphone market and was undisputed market leader. In the laptop sector, Samsung is on the 8th place in the global manufacturer rankings from 2014-2016 with 1.7-2.7%.

In 2016 Samsung slipped into a crisis due to exploding smartphone batteries and a failed recall action.


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

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).Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

ARM Mali-T760 MP6: The ARM Mali-T760 MP6 offers six cores (hence the name MP6) clocked with up to 700 MHz (resulting in 143 GFLOPS).Qualcomm Adreno 510: Integrated graphics card based on the Adreno 500 architecture, like the Adreno 520 in the Snapdragon 820. Performance should be on average similar to the old Adreno 330 in the Snapdragon 801. Supports DirectX12, OpenCL 2.0, OpenGL ES 3.1 + AE.Qualcomm Adreno 530: Integrated graphics card in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 that is clocked at up to 624 MHz. Early 2016 it is a high end graphics card for Android based smartphones and tablets that should be able to coop with very demanding games.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Samsung Exynos:

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.

5433 Octa: 64-bit capable Exynos 7 SoC with four Cortex-A57 cores, four Cortex-A53 cores and an ARM Mali-T760 MP6 GPU. Successor to the Exynos 5420/5430.Qualcomm Snapdragon:

652 MSM8976: Upper middle class ARM based SoC with 8 CPU cores (64 Bit Cortex A72 and A53 mixture) and a Adreno 510 GPU.820 MSM8996: High-end ARM SoC with 4 CPU cores (two fast 2.15 GHz cores in a cluster and two power saving 1.6 GHz cores) and an Adreno 530 GPU. Manufactured in a 14 nm HPM process.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.265 kg:

This weight is typical for smartphones.

0.434 kg:

This is pretty heavy for a smartphone. Usually, small tablets weigh as much.


87.02%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 T813N
Adreno 510, Snapdragon 652 MSM8976, 9.7", 0.389 kg
Samsung Galaxy Tab J
Mali-400 MP2, Spreadtrum SC8830, 7", 0.289 kg
Samsung Galaxy Tab A6 10.1" SM-T580
Mali-T830 MP2, Exynos 7870 Octa, 10.1", 0.45 kg

Devices from the same Manufacturer

Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge
Adreno 505, Snapdragon 430, 5", 0.147 kg
Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini Prime
Mali-400 MP2, Spreadtrum SC9830A, 4", 0.126 kg
Samsung NP300E5K-L04US
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U, 15.6", 1.97 kg
Samsung Galaxy XCover 4
unknown, unknown, 4.99", 0.172 kg
Samsung W2017 Veyron
Adreno 530, Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, 4.2", 0.208 kg
Samsung Chromebook Pro XE510C24-K01US
HD Graphics 515, Core m3 6Y30, 12.3", 1.1 kg
Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Plus
Mali-T720 MP2, Mediatek MT6737T, 5", 0.16 kg
Samsung Galaxy Book 12
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 12", 0.754 kg
Samsung Chromebook Plus XE513C24-K01US
unknown, unknown, 12.3", 1.1 kg
Samsung Galaxy On5 2016
unknown, unknown, 5", 0.142 kg
Samsung Galaxy A7 2017
Mali-T830 MP3, Exynos 7880, 5.7", 0.186 kg
Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime
Mali-T720 MP2, Mediatek MT6737, 5", 0.16 kg
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
unknown, Exynos 7870 Octa, 4.7", 0.138 kg
Samsung Galaxy A5 2017
Mali-T830 MP3, Exynos 7880, 5.2", 0.159 kg
Samsung Galaxy On NXT
Mali-T830 MP2, Exynos 7870 Octa, 5.5", 0.167 kg
Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro
Adreno 506, Snapdragon 625, 5.7", 0.17 kg
Samsung Galaxy On8
Mali-T720 MP2, Exynos 7580 Octa, 5.5", 0.169 kg
Samsung Galaxy J7 Metal (2016)
Mali-T830 MP2, Exynos 7870 Octa, 5.5", 0.169 kg
Samsung Galaxy J5 Metal (2016)
Adreno 306, Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, 5.2", 0.159 kg
Samsung Z2
Mali-400 MP2, Spreadtrum SC9830A, 4", 0.127 kg
Samsung Galaxy On7 (2016)
Adreno 506, Snapdragon 625, 5.5", 0.167 kg
Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime
Mali-T830 MP2, Exynos 7870 Octa, 5", 0.143 kg
Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro
Adreno 510, Snapdragon 652 MSM8976, 6", 0.189 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2015-08-16 (Update: 2015-08-16)