Samsung has proudly presented its new 2014 tablets, called simply, Galaxy Tab S. We had an opportunity to try out the new model, so you could check out some of the basic specs. The 8.4 inch version has an extremely high display resolution in very thin casing, with of course a bunch of extras and advanced specs. Check our first impressions of Galaxy Tab S 8.4 in video preview, outdoors display quality test and AnTuTu benchmark.
Compared with competition and previous Galaxy Tab generations, this new generation of Tab S tablets it among the thinnest and most light, which makes it practical for carrying around. And finally, this new Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 doesn’t come with cheap plastic. It’s very elegant, stylish and looks very premium in hands. Inside, you’ll find one of the best and latest generation of displays in the world. With 359 ppi pixel density, this 8.4″ model will be very good for photographers because it offers more than 90% color coverage according to the Adobe RGB scale. Check our short video preview of Tab S 8.4 below:
Display Quality outdoors
As you have seen, this screen look awesome. But we took it outdoors in direct sunlight to see how visible it is when you’re on the move. I must say it’s not so good as I expected it to bee. Nokia Clear AMOLED is still better outdoors in direct sunlight, but thanks to the 2560 x 1600 pixels, this 8.4″ display is still very usable. Bigger 10.5″ version is slightly better in outdoor conditions, and with both tablets you have to adjust automatic brightness, which is great because it saves battery capacity. When on 100% manually adjusted brightness, display is not usable outdoors with direct sunlight. Be sure to check our video below to see it in real conditions:
AnTuTu benchmark test
Both versions of the GALAXY Tab S available with the diagonals of 8.4 or 10.5 inches can connect to the Internet using WiFi or WiFi and 4G LTE connections. Data Storage can take up to 16 or 32 gigabytes of internal memory, which is further expandable with microSD cards up to 128 MB. Chipset inside is a bit older, but still representable Snapdragon 800 with quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 Cortex-A15 processor, and huge 3 GB of RAM memory. For graphics, you get Adreno 330, and this is our preview of the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 on AnTuTu benchmark test. It scored 31.282 points overall and maximum 46 fps or average 25 fps in video gaming which is awesome.
New generation of tablets is available on the market from July 2014., in White or Titanium Gray. Recommended retail prices range from $600 for 8.4-inch model with 16GB of memory and WiFi connectivity, up to $900 for 10.5-inch version with 32GB of memory and the ability to connect WiFi and 4G LTE technology. After the first hands-on preview, we can say that Samsung has finally reached build quality, screen and intuitivity of use comparable to the the Apple iPad.
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