Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 Review

16 GB (SM-T705)     See other variants reviews Score: 7.66/10
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is an impressive Android device released many years ago, including a Octa-Core CPU (actually, it has a Quad-Core running at 1900 MHz and another Quad-Core running at 1300 MHz), a 8.4 inches screen, an 8 mega-pixels back facing camera and a 2.1 megapixels front facing camera. Let's take a deeper view of what this device can do.

Samsung decided to build this tablet using a Exynos 5 Octa 5420 system chip, holding a powerful Octa-Core CPU (composed by a Quad-Core speeding at 1900 megahertz and another Quad-Core running at 1300 megahertz) with a huge 3 GB RAM. An interesting aspect of this tablet is the 16 GB quite big internal storage memory and an external memory slot, allowing the user to store a couple hundred applications without worrying about space.

While this device is only 8.38" long and 4.94 inches wide, it still manages to hold a 8.4" display. The Tab S 8.4 has a wonderful design, with a thickness of just 0.26 inches. This device feels much lighter than what you would expect from a tablet this size. This device is for sale in two color options, black and white.

Samsung equipped this device with an absolutely amazing 8.4-inches screen, and a resolution of 2560 x 1600 , making everything look beautiful and brightful. This screen uses Super AMOLED capacitive technology, and allows multi-touch for gestures like pinch and zoom.

This tablet has wifi connectivity (and it can be shared with other devices acting as a router), 4G LTE high speed connectivity or fast 3G internet connection, using HSPA, UMTS and EDGE technologies. The Tab S 8.4 uses a Micro SIM card for GSM networks.

This tablet is equipped with two cameras, an 8 MP back camera and a 2.1 mega-pixels front side camera. It is also able to film videos in Full HD 1920x1080 at 30 fps. This tablet also counts with a lot of useful characteristics: flash, auto-focus, digital image stabilization, fast burst mode, geo tagging and HDR mode.

This device also features many interesting features like Bluetooth, Fingerprint Identification, GPS Localization and NFC (to trigger actions, transfer data or make payments by holding your tablet close to another NFC device or tag), and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass.

This tablet comes with a large 4900 mAh non-replaceable battery, enough to provide this tablet with an incredible battery duration. An issue to take into consideration is that the Tab S 8.4's battery isn't replaceable so you can't change it when it starts to lose its charge, while with this big battery you will probably buy a new tablet before it happens.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is quite cheap considering it just costs 339 dollars, while other similar tablets are being sold for more than that. No matter whether you will use it as a social device, need it for work, want it to play games or you love taking pictures, you will probably be very happy with it.

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Device Type:Tablet
Operating System (OS):Android 4.4.2
Variant:16 GB
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Product code:SM-T705
Dimensions:8.38 x 4.94 x 0.26 inchesMetric21.29 x 12.55 x 0.66 cmImperial
Weight:10.51 ouncesMetric297.95 gImperial
Colors:Black and White
Release date:2014-06-12
Price:$ 339.00


Screen Type:Super AMOLED (16M colors)
Size:8.4 inchesMetric21.3 cmImperial
Resolution:1600 x 2560 pixels
Pixel density:359 pixels per inchMetric141.34 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:4900 mAh
Talk Time:29 hours


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:800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7)
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS and GSM

Other Features

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