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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 inch

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 inch
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 inch (Galaxy Tab S Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
Display
8 inch 4:3, 2048x1536 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
265 g ( = 9.35 oz / 0.58 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Average Score: 85.56% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 14 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 95%, features: 80%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 100%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 inch

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

Foreign Reviews

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

Comment

Model: 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.

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). Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
8":

This display size is a threshold between tablets and smartphones. Most tablets have larger screen diagonals but a lot of smartphones offer such a big screen.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.265 kg:

This weight is typical for smartphones.


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.


85.56%: 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.

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Mali-T760 MP6, MT8161

Devices with the same GPU

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Mali-T760 MP6, Exynos 5433 Octa, 9.7", 0.387 kg
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7
Mali-T760 MP6, Exynos 5433 Octa, 9.7", 0.389 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 SM-T825
Adreno 530, Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, 9.7", 0.434 kg
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
Samsung Galaxy J Max
Mali-400 MP2, Spreadtrum SC8830, 7", 0.289 kg
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S W703
HD Graphics 515, Core m3 6Y30, 12.1", 0.693 kg
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 SM-T585
Mali-T830 MP2, Exynos 7870 Octa, 10.1", 0.525 kg
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 T580N
Mali-T830 MP2, unknown, 10.1", 0.525 kg
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 inch T280N
Mali-T720 MP2, unknown, 7", 0.283 kg
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 2016
Mali-400 MP2, Spreadtrum SC7731, 7", 0.283 kg
Samsung Galaxy View
Mali-T720 MP2, Exynos 7580 Octa, 18.4", 2.65 kg
Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6 T561N (SM-T561NZWA)
, Spreadtrum SC8830, 10.1", 0.495 kg
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0
Adreno 306, Snapdragon 410 APQ8016, 8", 0.313 kg
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 SM-T555
Adreno 306, Snapdragon 410 APQ8016, 9.7", 0.456 kg

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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
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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
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Stefan Hinum, 2015-08-16 (Update: 2015-08-16)