We found it works first time maybe 40/50 of the time, which is really irritating if you use it to unlock your tablet. Its not as elegant a system as the magnets of the iPads, but its very effective. As a design the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is merely an evolution, but its signature feature is a hugely impressive Super AMOLED screen that has the quality to give the Apple iPad mini 2 Retina some serious competition.The other key new feature is the addition of the fingerprinter scanner from the Galaxy S5.
5, has a similar dimpled, soft-touch finish as the Galaxy S5. Thats fine, though its a big improvement on the slightly weird ridged edge of the Galaxy S5.4, in March this year. As weve discovered before, though, Samsungs fingerprint scanner isnt as accurate or reliable as Apples Touch ID.
The Tab S 8. If youre in the market for an Android tablet right now, its really hard to look past this one.4 feels solid, too, which is impressive considering it weighs just 294g, a good 30g or so less than the iPad mini, and is a measly 6. Its a nice extra, but youll need the patience of a saint.
6mm thick. Its a pleasant texture to handle and the slim, curved edges sit comfortably in the hands.4.0.
Its even worse if you hold the Tab S in landscape, as the swipe and scan method Samsung employs is very sensitive to the angle with which you swipe.4: DesignWhile the Galaxy Tab S 8.11ac Wi-Fi, and Blueooth 4. On the rear are small sockets into which the official cases clip into its rather like the popper on a jacket.
4 is an evolution of the Tab Pro 8.4 from earlier in the year, its a much needed one. Theres a microSD card slot to expand on the 16GB built-in storage, and an IR blaster on the right edge i. the top when held in landscape that lets you control your TV using Samsungs custom app.
SEE ALSO: Best Windows 8 Laptops and TabletsWhile support for PayPal gives Samsung an edge of Touch ID for the moment iOS 8 will support third-party apps, Samsungs system simply isnt robust for regular use. The Tab Pro suffered from the ill-advised faux leather and fake stitching effect Samsung introduced in 2013 with the Note 3, and it didnt sit comfortably with the Tab Pros premium price. There are cameras front and back and the main rear camera has an LED flash an unusual feature for a tablet.
Consequently, the only way to make it work is to either contort your finger or thumb or simply switch to portrait.The other key feature is SideSync 3.4 is a huge improvement, though it still falls a long way short of the metal, unibody design of the iPad mini 2. The gold trim on the edges looks like metal, but a few very subtle joins show that it clearly isnt.
SEE ALSO: Best Android TabletsThe Tab S 8. It means that, among other things, you can take calls on your tablet when your phone is another room well get into the nitty gritty of this later on, but its about time we took closer look at the screen.SEE ALSO: Best Tablets 2014 Round-upSamsung Galaxy Tab S 8. We werent sent a case for review, but we sampled the case options a simple screen cover and a front and back folio case at an earlier preview event and theyre very nice.
Indeed, the only thing were not crazy about is the colour combination of gold and bronze on our review sample it feels like a slightly awkward arrangement to our eyes, so wed go for the white and gold version given the choice.4 is loaded with all the latest options, including 802.0, which lets you access, control and share information with compatible Samsung smartphones like the Galaxy S5. Theyre worth investing in should you buy a Tab S 8.
e.Samsungs tablet range is a confusing thing no company makes more varieties than it does and we only reviewed its last top-end tablet, the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, along with its larger sibling the Galaxy Tab S 10. In comparison the Tab S 8.
Another addition to the design is a new method of attaching cases.SEE ALSO: Tablet’s Buyer’s GuideSamsung Galaxy Tab S 8. They dont add too much weight and, like most cases, let you stand the tablet up.4: Finger Print Scanner & Other FeaturesAs for features, the Tab S 8. That is the news today. Have a great day!