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Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5G

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5G
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5G (Galaxy Tab S Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 8 x 1.8 - 3 GHz, Cortex-X2 / A710 / A510 (Kryo) Waipio
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
, LPDDR5
Display
11.00 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 274 PPI, capacitive, native pen support, LCD, WQXGA, 16 Mio. colors, glossy: yes, 120 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 97.4 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: USB-C, Card Reader: microSD up to 1 TB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Light Sensor, DRM Widevine L1, Camera2 API Level 3, Wi-Fi Direct, Miracast, Samsung Smart Switch
Networking
Wi-Fi 6E (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2, 2G (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 3G (B1, 2, 4, 5, 8), 4G (B1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 38, 40, 41, 66), 5G (N1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 41, 66, 77, 78), LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 6.3 x 253.8 x 165.3 ( = 0.25 x 9.99 x 6.51 in)
Battery
8000 mAh Lithium-Ion
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 12
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix (f/2.0) + 5 MPix (f/2.2), videos up to UHD [email protected]
Secondary Camera: 12 MPix (f/2.4)
Additional features
Speakers: Quad speakers with Dolby Atmos, Keyboard: virtual, Samsung S Pen, USB cable (type A to C), SIM tool, Quick start guide, Warranty information, One UI 4.1, 24 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
507 g ( = 17.88 oz / 1.12 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
899 Euro

 

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Average Score: 85.59% - good
Average of 14 scores (from 38 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 90%, features: 70%, display: 87% mobility: 91%, workmanship: 91%, ergonomy: 92%, emissions: 97%

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5G

90.2% Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5G review: Maximum performance in 11-inch format | Notebookcheck
Samsung aims to leave the competition in the dust with its new premium tablet Galaxy Tab S8 5G. A case out of Armor Aluminum, a high-end Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, a 120 Hz screen, and the Samsung S Pen are just a few of the hardware ingredients that the manufacturer offers. We put the Galaxy Tab S8 5G through its paces in the following review.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Specifications, Pros and Cons
Source: OI Spice Tech News English
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8, which is a bit downgrade to the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, was announced at the price of $760 (Rs. 58,990 in India) approx. in February 2022. The Tab S8 renders on an 11 inches TFT LCD display panel with a 120Hz refresh rate. Moreover, you get Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the tablet. On the software layering, the latest Android 12 OS with One UI 4.1 user interface runs on the device. Processing in the device is carried out by the flagship 4nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset with 3GHz clocking speed at max. For storage, you get 128GB, 256GB internal with the 8GB, 12GB RAM option. You can also extend storage with the dedicated card slot. The dual rear camera on the Tab S8 carries a 13MP primary and a 6MP ultrawide sensor. Besides this, you get a 12MP selfie on the device. You can record 4K videos with both cameras at 60 frames per second. For security, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor is mounted on the power button. The tab equips an apt Li-Po 8000 mAh battery with 45W fast charging support on the USB Type C 3.2 port.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/07/2022
80% Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 review: A new standard for Android tablets
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 is an excellent Android tablet. It's fast, long-lasting, beautiful to look at and comfortable to hold. The cameras are good enough to make taking photos and video calls with your tablet seem fun, and the packed-in S Pen is a nice touch that works well. That said, the Galaxy Tab S8 can't match the performance or display quality of most modern iPads. With Samsung's DeX mode enabled the Galaxy Tab S8 is a more feasible laptop replacement than nearly any iPad, but even for its reasonable starting price of $838 with keyboard you can get a more capable Windows laptop like the Asus Zenbook 13 OLED. The Galaxy Tab S8 is good at a lot of things, but it's best at being a premium Android tablet. You can use it to get work done in a pinch, but in my experience it's best enjoyed as a speedy all-purpose device for making work and play a bit more enjoyable.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/29/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung’S Galaxy Tab S8 Ships With A Stylus But It Can’T Outrun An Ipad
Source: Reviewed.com English
Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S8 is a fine tablet despite the quirks of its display aspect ratio and the limitations of the Android operating system. It’s bundled with an excellent stylus, is easy to handle or pack for travel, and has strong battery life. I enjoyed my time with the tablet. Yet the Galaxy Tab S8 is hard to recommend. It’s slower than Apple’s 5th-gen iPad Air, is saddled with a less impressive app ecosystem, and struggles within the limitations of Android. Longevity is also an issue. I’m confident the 5th-gen Air will be useful in five years (my personal tablet is a 2017 iPad Pro 10.5, and it works great). Samsung, by contrast, tends to support its tablets for only a few years. The Galaxy Tab S8 will appeal to Android fans who want a solid tablet and a great stylus at a reasonable price. If you’re not allergic to Apple, however, an iPad is a better choice.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/28/2022
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Review – Best Flagship Tablet You Can Buy Right Now
Source: Cashify English
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 is one hell of an offering if you do not compare it with iPads. This is the maximum potential that an Android tablet can offer you at this price point and let us leave it at that. My personal experience with the tablet was rather marvelous over the period of a week that I used it. Moreover, if this is your first high-end tablet and you have never used an iPad before, you will totally love it. Apple has set a benchmark in the tablet segment with their iPads (especially the ones running on the latest M1, M1 Pro and M1 Max chipsets) that is extremely hard to beat. However, if you like the freedom of Android and joy of being able to download third-party applications easily, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 is for you. Besides, if you are on a tight budget and the base model is all you can go for, so be it. You get the latest and greatest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 anyway with a large 11-inch display. Not to mention that there is 8GB of RAM and at least 128GB of internal storage. Additionally, the S-Pen works seamlessly well and will further add to the whole premium Android tablet experience.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/26/2022
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Review: Premium Android, S-Pen Prowess
Source: Hot Hardware English
The Galaxy Tab S8 lineup offers a range of premium Android tablets for a variety of use-cases, from a mobile entertainment/media device to a portable productivity machine and something in-between. While Samsung currently owns the premium Android tablet space, the company hasn’t been complacent in its market domination. The Tab S8 and its brethren pack all the specs and features you’d expect and more at prices that compete with Apple’s tablet offerings. Even if you aren’t married to the Android platform, we think the Tab S8 is worth recommending.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/21/2022
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 And S8 Plus Review: Welcome To The S Ecosystem
Source: The Verge English
After years of not seeing a great reason to buy an Android tablet, I have to admit that Samsung has presented a compelling pitch this time around — provided you are already in the Samsung Android ecosystem. The Tab S8 and S8 Plus integrate well enough with other Samsung products, they are excellent hardware on their own merits, and if you have specific use cases that are poorly served by Apple’s strict control over iOS, these tablets might just be what you’re looking for. Samsung still has some work to do fleshing out its ecosystem, and hopefully, Google’s renewed interest in Android tablets will produce better third-party app support (I’m not holding my breath there, though). And it’s a bummer that if you have a Pixel or other Android phone, you can’t really take advantage of a lot of the integrations Samsung has developed. But I think the biggest hurdle with the Tab S8 and S8 Plus as they are is their pricing. These are premium tablets with big price tags — especially once you start to add accessories to them.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 04/08/2022
87% Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Review: Perfect Tab-Top (Tablet + Laptop)?
Source: The Mobile Indian English
The Galaxy Tab S8 from Samsung, in its range, is surely one of the best offerings from the company. It competes with the iPad in several aspects and does prove to be an all-rounder, be it in terms of performance, design, or the overall experience of using a premium tablet.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/05/2022
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 90% display: 85% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 review: Portable multimedia powerhouse
Source: Sam Mobile English
The Galaxy Tab S8 is best described as an entertainment device that can sometimes double up as your workstation. Indeed, if watching videos, making video calls, or playing games is what you want to do on a tablet, the Galaxy Tab S8 is excellent. But for work or for drawing with the S Pen, the 11-inch screen might feel a little cramped to some. On the other hand, the more compact dimensions do have the advantage of letting you carry the tablet around more comfortably. If that’s something that attracts you, the Galaxy Tab S8 is actually a great pick, as it can do everything its siblings can even if it doesn’t provide the absolute best experience. Plus, its price tag is the lowest, and that has to count for something, right?
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/01/2022
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 series could be the ultimate laptop replacement you needed
Source: Tech Nave English
So, what do you think of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 series? In our opinion, the large 14.6-inch Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra (RM5,899) is your best bet if you want an alternative to a Windows laptop. If you're fine with a smaller screen, the Galaxy Tab S8 (RM3,299) could be a better deal. However, since all of them weigh well below 800gm and are 5.5mm to 6.3mm thin, all of them are super portable and easy to carry about. If you're interested, it's even better that Samsung is now holding a promotion till 31 March 2022. During this period, you get to enjoy freebies worth up to RM1,887* when purchasing a Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 series tablet! Not only do you get a free Book Cover Keyboard and S Pen worth RM1738 (already included in the box), but also a Neoprene Pouch worth RM149. In addition, you can get also get 30% off on a Samsung Care+ 1 year protection plan (worth up to RM330).
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/24/2022
70% Samsung Galaxy Tab S8
Source: PC Mag English
If you're invested in Android apps or just really don't like Apple or Windows products, the Galaxy Tab S8 (and the other models in the lineup) offers more power for creativity and productivity than any other Android tablet. But the Tab S8 is pricey, especially if you start adding accessories; the combination of the entry-level $699 model, a $199 keyboard, and a mouse takes you close to the $1,000 range. And although you can cheap out with a $65 Logitech K780 Multi-Device Keyboard, a $15 generic wireless mouse, and a $20 Fintie slim case from Amazon, the assemblage then becomes pretty kludgy. The other problem is that the Tab S8 simply doesn't offer as premium an experience as iPads and Windows tablets. Creative types don't have as many apps at their disposal, and Samsung's Dex mode isn't ready for full-scale productivity. Ultimately, the pricing is a Samsung problem and the apps are an Android problem. If you're willing to look beyond Android, the $599 HP Chromebook X2 ($599) includes a keyboard and a pen, so while it's noticeably slower than the Tab S8, it's substantially more affordable.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/15/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%
81% Galaxy Tab S8 review: Samsung's new tablet exceeds expectations
Source: Zdnet.com English
The Galaxy Tab S8 has surprised me with its appeal over the past few weeks and has exceeded my expectations. It's not a major upgrade over the Tab S7 with the same form factor, but it does have the latest and greatest processor, improved cameras on the front and back, and improved S Pen latency. For those looking for a tablet companion to their laptop and smartphone, the Tab S8 is a worthy option and with a microSD card, you could choose the $699.99 entry model and likely have all you need. Remember, Samsung throws in the S Pen too so unlike Apple you won't have to pay another $100 plus for the stylus.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/15/2022
Rating: Total score: 81%
80% Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 review: A new standard for Android tablets
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 has arrived, and with it comes a new standard for premium Android tablets. This is the successor to 2020's Samsung Galaxy Tab S7, which we called the best iPad Pro rival — and one of the best tablets, period — on the market. But that was two years ago, and in the interim Apple redefined what we expect from pro-grade tablets with the phenomenal 2021 iPad Pros. Samsung has also stepped up its tablet game, launching the Tab S8 alongside two larger, OLED-equipped models: A slightly improved Tab S8 Plus and the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, a massive 14.6-inch Android tablet with a screen large enough to overshadow the iPad Pro. So where does that leave the Galaxy Tab S8? Its 11-inch LCD screen is bright and responsive, but it can't match the 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2021's dazzling mini-LED display. But while it's not fair to call the Tab S8 a real iPad Pro rival any longer, it is an elegant, peformant and power-efficient slate that doesn't mar the strengths of Android 12 with too much Samsung tech.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/04/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Hands on: Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 and Tab S8 Plus review
Source: Techradar English
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 and Tab S8 Plus are remarkably limited upgrades compared to 2020’s Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7 Plus. If you’re after an Android tablet, this will likely be a top choice for 2022 – we’ll know at the time of full review - but it isn’t worth upgrading from Samsung’s last release.
Hands-On, online available, Medium, Date: 02/25/2022
Galaxy Tab S8 series hands-on!
Source: 9to5google English
Hands-On, online available, Medium, Date: 02/09/2022
Samsung Galaxy S22 / Tab S8 Series Hands-On - Welcome Back!!
Source: Pocketnow English
It's February 9th, 2022 and as expected, today is the first of probably a few Samsung Galaxy Unpacked events. Virtual, I know.. Can't wait for us to get back to the in-person events, but the company was nice enough to give us an early preview of everything that got announced today, and well.. It's a lot. I'm Jaime Rivera with Pocketnow, and let's just dive in.
Hands-On, online available, Long, Date: 02/09/2022
Hands on: Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 and Tab S8 Plus review
Source: Techradar English
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 and Tab S8 Plus are among the company’s latest choices for top-end tablets and were revealed alongside the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Ultra and the new Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra. The standard Tab S8 products that we’re reviewing are the cheapest members of the new tablet family that also includes that larger screen Tab S8 Ultra. Both these tablets are remarkably similar, so we’ve combined our coverage of each into one hands-on review. Now that we’ve had some time with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 and Tab S8 Plus here’s everything we’ve learned so far about the tablets, along with our first thoughts of how each runs and what you can expect if you buy one. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 and Tab S8 Plus are remarkably limited upgrades compared to 2020’s Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7 Plus. If you’re after an Android tablet, this will likely be a top choice for 2022 – we’ll know at the time of full review - but it isn’t worth upgrading from Samsung’s last release.
Hands-On, online available, Medium, Date: 02/09/2022
Hands on: Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Galaxy Tab S8 has been an impressive tablet based on my initial experiences, with a sharp and responsive screen, incredible internal specs, and a robust but attractive design. We’re looking forward to putting it through our rigorous testing period to see just how good it is in real-world use, to see if it lives up to this early promise.
Hands-On, online available, Short, Date: 02/09/2022
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 initial review: A premium Android ace
Source: Pocket Lint English
On the one hand the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 is a little disappointing in that it's almost identical to the Tab S7 that came 18 months prior. But to solely see it in that way would be shortsighted: for the Tab S8 is a true premium Android tablet with great design and top-end power, which is a relatively rare commodity in this market. However, if you want a larger screen then the 12.4-inch AMOLED panel of the Tab S8+ might be yet more appealing, while we find the 14.6-inch panel of the Tab S8 Ultra to be to excess for a pure tablet product (fine as a laptop alternative, however, if that's more your aim).
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/09/2022
Unpacking Samsung's Hot New Galaxy S22 And Tab S8 Flagships, A Hands-On First Look
Source: Hot Hardware English
Other features are mostly the same across all three tablets. All three share the same rear camera arrangement consisting of a 13-megapixel main shooter with autofocus, a 6-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and LED flash. On the front, the Galaxy Tab S8+ and Galaxy Tab S8 utilize a 12-megapixel ultra-wide lens, whereas the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra adds a second 12-megapixel camera to the fray. All three also pump out sound through four AKG speakers with Dolby Atmos support. Other shared features include Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 wireless connectivity, a USB 3.2 Type-C port (DisplayPort out), and a included S-Pen. As for the battery, there's a 11,200mAh pack in the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, 10,090 mAh in the Galaxy Tab S8+, and 8,000 mAh in the Galaxy Tab, all three with fast-charging support. Stay tuned for our full deep-dive reviews of Samsung's hot new Galaxy S22 series, as well the Tab S8 in the days ahead. We'll be burning the midnight oil here starting today, to bring you all the details, benchmarks and camera samples your Android-loving hearts desire.
Hands-On, online available, Medium, Date: 02/09/2022
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 and Tab S8 Plus hands-on review: big and bigger
Source: Stuff TV English
Samsung’s out for iPad blood, with the Tab S8 and S8 Plus taking on the iPad Pro 11 and 12.9. The pluckiest move from Samsung is probably announcing one of iPad OS’s most loved apps, LumaFusion for its Tabs. It’s been no secret that Android tablets just haven’t been able to compete with iPads when it comes to apps and interface, so this could mark the beginning of a two-horse race – finally.
Hands-On, online available, Medium, Date: 02/09/2022
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 and Tab S8 Plus hands-on review: big and bigger
Source: Stuff TV English
Samsung’s out for iPad blood, with the Tab S8 and S8 Plus taking on the iPad Pro 11 and 12.9. The pluckiest move from Samsung is probably announcing one of iPad OS’s most loved apps, LumaFusion for its Tabs. It’s been no secret that Android tablets just haven’t been able to compete with iPads when it comes to apps and interface, so this could mark the beginning of a two-horse race – finally.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 02/09/2022

Foreign Reviews

100% Das beste Android-Tablet mit 11 Zoll
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/29/2022
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Nur das Beste?
Source: Tablet Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/22/2022
Rating: Total score: 100%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8, Tab S8+ e Tab S8 Ultra, com Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 e até 14 polegadas de tela
Source: Target HD Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Big screen; excellent display; powerful processor; high performance.
Hands-On, online available, Short, Date: 02/09/2022
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8, Tab S8+ ufficiali. E c'è anche Tab S8 Ultra con display da 14,6 pollici!
Source: Quotidiano Hardware Upgrade Italian IT→EN
Positive: Very big screen; premium design; solid workmanship; excellent display; powerful hardware; high performance; great speakers.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/09/2022
89% Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 review: prijs-kwaliteit de betere keuze
Source: AndroidWorld.nl Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/12/2022
Rating: Total score: 89%
70% Review: Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 – grote tablet maakt kleine stappen
Source: FWD Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/09/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%
89% Test Galaxy Tab S8 : Samsung fait de l’ombre à l’iPad d’Apple
Source: Presse Citron French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/28/2022
Rating: Total score: 89% price: 80% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 95%
100% Test Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 : une réussite totale sous Android
Source: Les Numeriques French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/19/2022
Rating: Total score: 100% performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 100%
88% Recenzja Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5G — zabrakło niewiele
Source: Android.com.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/10/2022
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 100% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
Cấu hình Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 có phù hợp với giá bán?
Source: Viettelstore VN→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high performance; smart stylus pen; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/28/2022
Chi tiết Galaxy Tab S8 series: Màn hình lớn, S Pen thông minh
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Big screen; smart stylus pen; support DeX interface; high performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/22/2022
Trên tay bộ đôi máy tính bảng Galaxy Tab S8 và Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra: Giá từ 20.9 triệu*, cấu hình mạnh với Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; impressive processor; high performance; big screen; long battery life.
Hands-On, online available, Short, Date: 02/17/2022
Trên tay bộ đôi máy tính bảng Galaxy Tab S8 và Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra: Giá từ 15.8 triệu*, cấu hình mạnh với Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Good price; powerful processor; high performance; premium design; metal case; solid workmanship.
Hands-On, online available, Short, Date: 02/09/2022
Trên tay nhanh Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 và Tab S8+: Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, 8GB RAM, pin khủng kèm sạc nhanh 45W, giá từ 20.99 triệu đồng
Source: Cell Phones VN→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; 8GB RAM; large battery capacity; quick charging; attractive price.
Hands-On, online available, Short, Date: 02/09/2022
Review Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 WiFi: Tablet Premium Samsung Termurah
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: Excellent processor; big screen; good cooling system; compact size; light weight; excellent speakers; smart stylus pen; fast charging; nice cameras; attractive price. Negative: No backlit keys; poor display; average gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/14/2022
74% Test: Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 – Minst och mest
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/25/2022
Rating: Total score: 74%
Seria de tablete Galaxy Tab S8 debutează cu un model Ultra de 14,6″ cu „notch” în ecran
Source: Go4it.ro →EN
Positive: Impressive big screen; powerful hardware; high performance; long battery life; quick charging.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/09/2022

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Model:

The latest Galaxy Tab S8 from Samsung has arrived with a whole new standard for premium Android tablets. Basically, the device comes in with an 11-inch LCD screen which is bright and responsive, but it definitely cannot match the 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2021's dazzling mini-LED display. However, it would not be fair to call the Tab S8 a real iPad Pro rival any longer as it is an elegant performer and power-efficient slate that does not match the strengths of Android 12 with too much Samsung tech. In terms of its design, this tablet is the entry-level model of its generation, but it definitely does not feel like it. Coming in at roughly 10 x 6.5 x 0.2 inches and 1.1 pounds, the device feels rather comfortable to be held, even during long stints gaming or reading on the couch. While the Book Cover Keyboard Slim do add a bit of bulk when attached, not to the extent that one could notice the extra weight in a backpack. On the back of the device, there is a slight bump that houses the rear camera, as well as a magnetized strip where the included S Pen stylus can be attached to charge it. In addition, is there is a USB-C port along the bottom edge of the tablet for charging or connecting accessories (including a variety of displays, since it supports DisplayPort out).  On the left edge, there is a port for attaching the Book Cover Keyboard Slim. The right edge of the device houses the power button, the fingerprint reader, the volume rocker and the microSD card slot, which is housed in a secure compartment which can be opened with something small and pointy (Samsung includes a tool for opening the microSD compartment in the box). However, it is worth noting that there is no headphone jack in this device.

As far as its display is concerned, just like its predecessor, the Galaxy Tab S8 sports an 11-inch WQXGA (2,560 x 1,600 pixels) LED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. Similar to its predecessor, the screen looks bright and colourful, with nice smooth scrolling thanks to its adaptive refresh rate (which dynamically adjusts the refresh rate up to its 120Hz max, instead of staying locked at 60Hz), though the refresh rate can be locked at 60Hz in the tablet's Display settings to make it drain less battery power. In terms of its performance, this model has been equipped with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip which gives the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 plenty of power for most tasks, and the 8GB of RAM helps making running and navigating between apps rather snappy and responsive. As for its audio, the four speakers inside this tablet is surprisingly loud, and they support Dolby Atmos to boot, though there is a need to make sure that the feature is enabled in the Settings menu to enjoy the full effect. Overall, it is a great tablet to be explored, depending on the need and preference of the user.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Qualcomm Adreno 730: Graphics chip for smartphones and tablets that is integrated within the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC. Qualcomm claims that it is 30% faster than the Adreno 660 in the Snapdragon 888 SoC. For Android it should be one of the fastest graphics cards in late 2021.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

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


SD 8 Gen 1: High-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in late 2021 and manufactured in 4 nm at Samsung. Integrates one “Prime Core” based on a ARM Cortex-X2 architecture clocked at up to 3 GHz. Three more performance cores are based on the A710 but clock up to 2.5 GHz. Furthermore, four energy saving cores are integrated that are based on the ARM Cortex-A510 architecture and clock at up to 1.8 GHz. In addition to the processor cores, the SoC integrates a WiFi 6e modem, a Hexagon DSP (for AI acceleration) and a Spectra ISP. The integrated memory controller supports fast LPDDR5 memory with up to 3,200 MHz. 5G is now included in the chip with the Snapdragon X65 modem.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


11.00":

This is a typical display size for tablets and small convertibles.

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.


0.507 kg:

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


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.


85.59%: 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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Devices with the same GPU

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ 5G
Adreno 730, Snapdragon SD 8 Gen 1, 12.40", 0.572 kg
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
Adreno 730, Snapdragon SD 8 Gen 1, 14.60", 0.726 kg

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Stefan Hinum, 2022-02-19 (Update: 2022-02-19)