Samsung seems to have spent most of his life in the world of tablet to try to beat the iPad, an impossible goal – even if its new Galaxy Tab S is objectively superior.
During an event for which was held in the New York City, Samsung unveiled its new Galaxy Tab There are two models: S Galaxy Tab 10.5 “and 8.4”. The devices are rather special, with two unique features: the first is the size, more or less slightly over sized compared to those 7″ that seem the most appreciated by the market. The second is the AMOLED technology, which characterizes the display and that flaunts itself convincing even the most suspicious about the quality of these thin devices.
However, we are somewhat ‘affected by the business plan of the Koreans. Samsung seems to be obsessed with all the diligence of a company in Eastern Europe that has proved impossible to beat Apple at its own game, and become the true master of the tablet market doing the same things.
Some say that today the tablet has exceeded its moment of glory – and with smartphones increasingly larger and more powerful, many users are actually pretty uncomfortable a device that is not so mobile. This is the reason that makes us turn up a little ‘nose in front of a Galaxy Tab whose smaller size is 8.4″, the frame, not just hyper-thin, does nothing to streamline.
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The Galaxy Tab S has a design reminiscent of the Samsung Galaxy S5, with a polymer shell back decorated with dots. In fact, look like two giant S5. Both devices have a physical home button. We find particularly remarkable thickness really reduced, only 6.6mm, and weight, more or less identical (respectively on the model) to iPad and iPad mini. The colors are only white or gray but a warm tint that Samsung calls “titanium bronze”.
The screen is a fairy tale Super AMOLED incredibly bright, maybe too saturated in color, but with white and shiny blacks perfect, incredible contrast and a resolution of 2560 x 1600. These displays are simply born to see the film, and we can say that they are better than on the market, in addition to being the biggest OLED display that can be found on a mobile device.
Inside the shell are the latest processors from Samsung, the Exynos octa-core processors, which are supported in their work by well-3GB of RAM (and 16GB of storage expandable with microSD). There are no LTE models, which come probably after the summer, so connectivity is Wi-Fi only – Ah, it must be said: if you have a smartphone Samsung can also take phone calls directly from the tablet if you are in a wireless network. Samsung has also entered one fingerprint scanner in the two tablets, and is the same type of technology found in the “cousin” S5.
The price is directly comparable to that of the two iPad, and even here we do not have any surprises. There is talk of $ 399 for the Galaxy S Tab 8.4 “and $ 499 for the Galaxy Tab 10.4 S”. Are they really better than the iPad? Probably yes, but we are sure that when the next Apple tablet will come out in four months prove he still has something to say.
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Unfortunately, the Galaxy Tab S does not shine for their accessories. The two tablets have systems of mechanical coupling that all the press did not hesitate to put on the cross. According to some journalists, in fact, to remove the cover you have to literally “rip” from the expensive tablet, a bad feeling.
In addition to this cover there is also a good keyboard that turns the tablet into a netbook compact, and beat with relative ease. The space for the fingers is not much, but the depth reaching the buttons is good.