Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 Review

The Samsung Galaxy Tab PRO 8.4 is without a doubt one of the best tablets on the market, and maybe even the best small Android tablet at a reasonable price. However, as is often the case, it was not without drawbacks. Or is its improved version, the Galaxy Tab, S 8.4, devoid of them?

Samsung Galaxy Tab, S 8.4 review

In many ways, the Tab S 8.4 is identical or nearly identical to its big brother.

Technical parameters

Tested WiFi version equipped with the following:
• Dimensions: 212.8 x 125.6 x 6.6 mm
• Weight: 294 g
• Display: Super AMOLED, 8.4″, 16:10, 2560×1600, D 359, 16M colors
• Processor: Exynos 5 Octa 5420 (4 cores 1.9 GHz, four cores 1.3 GHz) < br />• GPU: Mali T628 MP6
• RAM: 3 GB
• ROM: 16 GB
• Camera:
• Rear: 8 MPX, AUTOFOCUS, LED -, video 1080p (30fps)
•• Front: 2.1 MPX
•• Connectivity: WiFi, LTE (optional)
•• Wi-fi: 802.11 a/b/g /n/ac MIMO (2.4GHz and 5.0GHz)
• Bluetooth: 4.0 LE, A2DP, AVRCP, DI, HID, HOGP, HSP, OPP, PAN
• Sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, ambient light sensor
• USB 2.0, MHL
• Jack connector: 3.5 mm mini jack
• Memory card slot: microSD up to 128 GB
• Battery: 4900 mAh
• Operating system: Android 4.4.2


Samsung Galaxy Tab, S 8.4 review

At first glance, the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 looks almost the same as the PRO 8.4 – only minor details differ. The very shape of the device has not changed and we are still dealing with a product that looks like a very stretched smartphone from the Galaxy series

Samsung Galaxy Tab, S 8.4 review

The front of the device is mostly filled with a large, tablet-sized display, and is completely covered in scratch-resistant glass. Under the screen, there was a place for three standard buttons – multitasking, back, and "Home", which this time additionally functions as a fingerprint scanner.

One of the speakers, a camera, and a set of additional sensors are placed above the display.

Special attention is once again drawn to the excellent mastery of space – the frames are as clear as possible.

Samsung Galaxy Tab, S 8.4 review

At the same time, their small thickness does not interfere with holding the device with one hand by the long edge – during the tests, it never happened to accidentally press anything on the screen.