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Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 hands-on

0. phoneArena 12 Jun 2014, 19:00 posted on

If you haven’t read our hands-on article with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4, you might want to graze it over because its bigger sized sibling, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.5, shares many of the same specs and features. An unusual size, of course, its 10.5-inch display is able to raise a few eyebrows not only for its number crunching resolution, but for the fact that it employs Super AMOLED technology...

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posted on 12 Jun 2014, 19:05 9

1. gigaraga (Posts: 618; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


This thing with a S Pen would be the tablet that no other can surpass~~ liking the additional keyboard as well as the clip on cover...best tablet yet hands down!

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 19:45 2

3. Liveitup (Posts: 1043; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Surface pro 3 begs to differ, I'd like to see video comparisons of both with pens included.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 20:34 6

5. joey_sfb (Posts: 2704; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


You are comparing apple and orange.

I am used to Samsung Galaxy Tablet and will continue to buy them.

Surface pro, can't get me excited. The design language piss me off. I always think to myself the windows 8 UI designer and the programmer is the same person.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 21:27 1

8. Liveitup (Posts: 1043; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Surface runs full blown Windows, the workhorse of the world, it is a premium device.

No one is saying that you're not Galaxy, but saying its the best tablet to me is simply not true, to you it is, its about choices.

To me you saying that Surface device language pisses you off makes little sense she everyone including Samsung has gone flat, guess who did flat first, yep Windows UI. You hate what influenced what you love.

posted on 14 Jun 2014, 00:19

17. joey_sfb (Posts: 2704; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Metro interface is hate at first sight, they put solid blocks of red, blocks of green, blocks of blue over a solid purple background.

What kind of designer does that? I don't get that feeling with flip board which Samsung paid flip board to use their design. Even so its light years ahead of metro.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 21:00 5

6. tech2 (Posts: 1839; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


1. Users with Surface pro 3 also beg for charger.
MS claims 9 hours web browsing while Samsung claimed 11 hours video playback. That's a big difference.

2.S Pen's main advantage is its OS integration which Pro 3 doesn't have.

3. $500 vs $999 (128GB i5 not even with a top range processor)

Pricing itself is the biggest reason putting off the buyers. $999 for a decent 128GB model ?! Galaxy Tab S offers MicroSD slot.

4. amOLED display !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5. Samsung also partners with so many services and offers you free content for about $575.
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Buy-the-Samsung-Galaxy-S5-and-get-575-in-freebies-from-Samsung-Galaxy-Gifts_id53397

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 01:05

13. saffant (Posts: 211; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)


Noob, u're comparing a Core i3 to a cheap exynos.

Also, good luck trying to write programs/apps on your tablet.

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 01:13 1

14. tech2 (Posts: 1839; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


No need to act like a douche bag.

Firstly, android doesn't need a power hungry core i3 chip to run smoothly. So comparing chips on different OSes like android and full windows is pretty stupid really.

Can you tell me what percentage of people write programs on tablet ? We've laptops/PC for that. Most of them use for emails, browsing and watching videos.

Surface Pro 3's keyboard is pretty weak for fast typing because of its size and less key travel or no click sound on key press so if you think a surface will replace your PC then you're wrong.

Get a Ultrabook instead of stupidly expensive surface. Lenovo Yoga Pro 2 is a better, cheaper alternative with bigger battery which won't break your bank and is pretty compact too.

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 00:01 2

12. T.Law (Posts: 136; Member since: 10 May 2014)


Surface pro 3 is just a fancy ultrabook with a touchscreen. The interface is horrible and for the price, I'd rather get myself a macbook air.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 19:44

2. sudbury78 (Posts: 129; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


One would think by the fall they would announce the note 10.1/10.5 edition? Hopefully because I agree with you above...

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 20:23

4. imej88 (unregistered)


Where are the speakers?are they dual or single like S5?

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 23:58

11. imej88 (unregistered)


Sorry forgot that there is a video for it....

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 21:15 2

7. mail2me98 (Posts: 7; Member since: 24 Feb 2013)


yes!!! finally i can replace my old tab 10.1(1st gen). err...there tab pro? and tab 4... now this?? too confusing... why no front speaker like tab 2? Ahhh...i think i just wait for new nexus 10.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 21:53 2

9. imej88 (unregistered)


yea agree with you. Samsung's product line for tablet and also the camera/phone is pretty confusing. Finally, somebody agreed with me. Hear that @hassoups

i presumed the new tabs does not have front speakers. Guess its Samsung's own design way.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 21:55

10. wilsong17 (Posts: 779; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


http://www.androidauthority.com/samsung-galaxy-tab-s-accessories-cases-keyboards-headphones-393024/

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 03:35

15. dmakun (Posts: 146; Member since: 06 Jun 2011)


"more so when it’s more of a mainstream offering, whereas productivity users might prefer the Galaxy Pro line"... What do mean with this line? Are you saying any of these tab offerings is not suitable productivity wise?

I think these are perhaps designed for people looking for versatile and highly functional 'tabs'. That line I quoted from the article suggested these offerings were lesser than the galaxy pro line of tabs by Samsung. Care to elaborate?

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 07:06

16. tiara6918 (Posts: 1341; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


I have always been a fan of amoled displays and this technology combined with this 10.5"tab s is a perfect viewing experience for me

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