Deal alert: Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 and Pro 10.1 now cost $329 and $399, respectively
0. phoneArena 12 Jun 2014, 21:06 posted on
The Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 and Tab Pro 10.1 are still relatively new devices, but they're now eclipsed by Samsung's Tab S slates (which offer Super AMOLED screens)...
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1. joey_sfb (Posts: 3445; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Get the LTE versions for their phone capabilities.
2. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)
A hundred dollars less than what I bought it for. It took only 4 months...Samsung turning out be bad store of value. #Disappointed
3. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3802; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Samsung is doing what they should have done from the beginning. Go after Apple's tablet marketshare using features, quality, AND price.
The new Galaxy S wifi tablets have a Samsung CPU in them allowing for better margins. This allows Samsung to offer class-leading resolution at various price points and still make a decent profit across their tablet line.
At $330, the TabPro 8.4 is a very good value with an excellent screen.
At $400, the Galaxy S is newer, shinier, and nicer for movies than the iPad mini. Better for loading a bunch of browser tabs or running more apps at once too, with 3GB RAM vs. 1GB.
My only wish would be that Samsung break free of the telecoms and offer an unlocked multi-carrier LTE version of their tablets for a small price increase vs. the wifi version.
5. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)
I agree competition is a great thing, and also the breaking free from telecoms too.
Getting something desirable for a good price, and fitting your needs is perfect too. Thats why Samsung outs a load of devices, so that ppl pick what is best for them.
Though what I hate is how Samsung is literally squeezing their own customers like lemons for profit (Apple is similar). If you are gonna rip ppl off for their money then you should do it quietly...not tell them about it. Samsung tells ppl they are ripping them off with these price discounts..4 months means a $100 discount...really? 0_0
Apple keeps there prices the same for a long amount of time...which I think is great. I know they are still ripping ppl off considerable the same as Samsung is. Though they have standards..and they do this quietly. Samsung just screams it everytime they put up a discount( well the retailers do).
Ok lets forget the ripping ppl off thing..Overall, I am not happy because all these discounts by Samsung hurts the resale value of a device you bought just (in my case--4 months). If prices stayed the same...my used tab pro could very well sell for $330 today..but no..cuz its avaliable new for the same price. So what just happened...4 months old device will now sell for $250 maybe..it means it just lost so much value. Unlike an iPad which could sell for a very good price..because the retail price stays same.
Note: Im keeping the condition of the devices as excellent.
6. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3802; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
The component parts and the cost of manufacturing for tablets and phones usually go down over time.
When Samsung reduces prices, they are passing these savings along to the consumer. I think this is a good thing. It expands the market and helps clear out older inventory.
Apple does similar things, except reduces prices on old gear only when they have new gear for sale. An iPad loses $100 value guaranteed when a new one comes out, often more.
Basically Apple's cost reduction looks like a step function whereas Samsung cost reduction is more of a curve. Plan accordingly :)
7. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)
I suppose so. Its very competitive and I have to hand it to Samsung for doing a good job. They really do provide a lot to people with low prices...those who probably couldn't afford retail worldwide. Apple goes crazy pricing when selling overseas.
I guess to people who want to resell..Apple seems to be a better choice..cuz they dont lower prices very much or often. Release of new devices will alway lower prices..otherwise it wont sell.
Im shaky in deciding rather than planning. Basically I want to enjoy the best of both worlds. I'm looking for android tablet with
a premium build...something that retains value. Which might be too much to ask for.
If only I could slap on a S805, 3GB ram, 2560x1600 res display(amo or lcd), thinner bezels into a Sony Xperia Z tablet...that would be great.
8. NinjaBanana (Posts: 24; Member since: 20 Apr 2014)
I disagree. The iPad mini with Retina display makes much better use of it's ram. The 64-bit A7 chip will most likely come just head to head with the new S series. But I do like the S series' display ratio a lot better opposed to the iPad mini Retina's 3/4.
9. sgodsell (Posts: 1516; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
The iPads only make better use of the 1gb of ram, because they don't offer multi-window or have real multitasking like on Android and Samsung. There have been talks of multi-window on the iPad, but I know they are going to have a hell of a time running two apps simultaneously on the one screen with only 1gb of ram. You can keep those 1gb iPads. Its come around and bit Apple in the butt again.
10. NinjaBanana (Posts: 24; Member since: 20 Apr 2014)
Wrong. The reason the iPad makes better use of the ram is because of the OS, iOS 7 which is optimized for 1 specific line, the iPads. Android has to keep up with hundreds of different tablets, and does not have to optimize everything.
4. joey_sfb (Posts: 3445; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
I feel your pain. That's why I only buy a device when is a 100% fit for my use.
It's also good to wait for 2 months after the device is release before taking the plunge. That's what I observe about Samsung pricing pattern.
Buy their day one device only if they bundle attractive gifts such as spare battery docking station. You know what I mean.