Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 Review

32 GB (SM-T705)     See other variants reviews Score: 7.74/10
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is a complete tablet released in 2014, packing a Octa-Core processor (it's actually a Quad-Core running at 1900 megahertz and a Quad-Core running at 1300 MHz), a comfortable 8.4 inches multi touch display, and two cameras, an 8 mega-pixels back-facing camera and a 2.1 MP front-facing camera.

This device is equipped with a powerful Octa-Core processing unit (as a matter of fact they are really a Quad-Core running at 1.9 GHz and an additional Quad-Core speeding at 1.3 gigahertz), packed into an Exynos 5 Octa 5420 system chip and a great 3 GB of RAM. This device has a 32 GB excellent internal storage and an external memory slot, which allows you to store tons of apps, games, songs, pictures and videos without having to worry about filling it.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is a very compact tablet, given that it presents a 8.4 inches screen and it's only 8.38 inches long. This tablet has a wonderful design, with a thickness of just 0.26 inches. Samsung made a very good job making this tablet weight just 10.51 ounces. This tablet is for sale in 2 different colors, black and white.

The Tab S 8.4 is equipped with two cameras, an 8 MP back-facing camera and a 2.1 MP front side camera. It is capable of shooting videos up to 1920x1080 (Full HD) at 30 fps. In addition, the camera counts with lots of great characteristics like flash, fast burst mode, auto-focus, HDR mode, digital image stabilization and geo tagging.

Samsung packed this tablet with a beautiful 8.4-inches display, and a resolution of 2560 x 1600 , giving this device a very detailed graphic quality. This display uses Super AMOLED capacitive technology, and can detect multiple fingers at the same time.

The Tab S 8.4 features a 4900 mAh high capacity non-replaceable battery that can keep it running for several hours without having to charge it. An issue to evaluate is that this device's battery isn't removable so you can't buy a new battery when it begins losing capacity, while with such a great capacity you will probably replace this tablet before that happens.

This device offers Wi-Fi capability (and it can provide it to other devices around, acting as a mobile hotspot), 4G LTE high performance data connection or the fastest 3G connectivity, supported by HSPA, UMTS and EDGE technologies. The Tab S 8.4 uses a Micro SIM card for GSM networks.

This device also features many interesting features like Bluetooth, Fingerprint Identification, GPS and NFC (Near Field Communication), and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass.

The Tab S 8.4 is being sold for only $ 275, which is incredibly low for a tablet as good as this. This device is the right one for you it doesn't matter whether you will use this tablet for gaming, love photography, want this tablet mostly for internet broswing and social networks or want this device for work.

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Device Type:Tablet
Operating System (OS):Android 4.4.2
Variant:32 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:$ 275.00


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:32 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