Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 Review

16 GB (SM-T805)     See other variants reviews Score: 7.56/10
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 WiFi LTE T805 Unlocked Tablet - Dazzling White - International Version No Warranty, No US LTE support

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 is a high quality Android device launched some years ago, in 2014, which counts with a good performance Octa-Core processor (formed by a Quad-Core running at 1900 megahertz and an extra Quad-Core running at 1.3 gigahertz), an enormous 10.5-inches multi touch screen, an 8 megapixels back facing camera and a 2.1 MP front camera.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 ships with a Exynos 5 Octa 5420 chip, which holds a fast Octa-Core processing unit (actually, there is a Quad-Core running at 1.9 gigahertz and an extra Quad-Core clocking at 1.3 gigahertz) with a huge 3 GB RAM. A good aspect of the Tab S 10.5 is its 16 GB quite big internal memory and an external SD slot, allowing you to store hundreds of apps without running out of space.

The Tab S 10.5 feels much lighter than what one would think about a tablet like this. The Tab S 10.5 has a beautiful design, with a thickness of just 0.26 inches. This tablet is a compact tablet, taking into account that it has a 10.5" display and it's only 9.74 inches long and 6.98" wide. This tablet is offerred in two color options, black and white.

This tablet has a nice 1600 x 2560 10.5-inches display, which makes it hard to see the pixels taking part of the display. This display uses Super AMOLED capacitive technology, and allows multi-touch gestures.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 has two cameras, an 8 MP back side camera and a 2.1 MP front-facing camera. It can also capture Full HD 1920x1080 videos at 30 fps. This camera also counts with lots of great characteristics: flash, auto-focus, fast burst mode, digital image stabilization, geo tagging and HDR mode.

The Tab S 10.5 packs a large 7900 mAh battery that can keep it running for several hours and even reach the end of the day without charging it.

This tablet has WiFi capability (which it can share with other devices acting as a mobile hotspot) or 4G (LTE) fast connection type. The Tab S 10.5 uses a Micro SIM card for GSM services.

This tablet also includes many interesting features like Bluetooth, Fingerprint ID, GPS Localization and Near Field Communication (NFC), and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass.

Samsung is selling the Tab S 10.5 for 800 dollars, which is quite a high price for comparing with similar devices. It doesn't matter whether you want it for gaming, are looking for a social tablet, love photography or are looking for a tablet for work, this tablet is definitely a good choice for you.

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Device Type:Tablet
Operating System (OS):Android 4.4.2
Variant:16 GB
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Product code:SM-T805
Dimensions:9.74 x 6.98 x 0.26 inchesMetric24.74 x 17.73 x 0.66 cmImperial
Weight:16.47 ouncesMetric466.92 gImperial
Colors:Black and White
Release date:2014-06-12
Price:$ 800.00


Screen Type:Super AMOLED (16M colors)
Size:10.5 inchesMetric26.7 cmImperial
Resolution:2560 x 1600 pixels
Pixel density:288 pixels per inchMetric113.39 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Exynos 5 Octa 5420
Processor:ARM Cortex-A15 (Quad-Core 1900 MHz + Quad-Core 1300 MHz)
RAM Memory:3 GB (933 MHz)
Graphics Processor:ARM Mali-T628 MP6
Internal Memory:16 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB)


Capacity:7900 mAh


Back camera:8 megapixels
Front camera:2.1 megapixels
Max video resolution:1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus, Digital Image Stabilization, Fast Burst Mode, Geo Tagging and HDR Mode


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Micro SIM
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS Bands:850, 900, 1900, 2100
LTE (4G) Bands:850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7)
Technologies:LTE (4G) and GSM

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.0
Fingerprint ID:Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor