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Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 Featured in Best Tablets

Jun 12, 2014
Market status

US carrier availability

Available: T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular
Discontinued: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint


  • Lots of RAM (3072 MB RAM)
  • Fast mobile data support (4G)
  • HDMI connector for TV-out (via microUSB)
  • Thin body, measuring less than 7.5mm/0.3inches (0.26 inches)


No cons




The 10.5-inch Super AMOLED display of the new Galaxy Tab S offers a 2,560 x 1,600 pixel resolution. That aside, the tablet features an octa-core Exynos 5420 SOC, 3GB of RAM, 2.1MP front-facing camera, 8MP rear camera with LED flash, and Android KitKat with Samsung’s latest Magazine UX. On the back, the device has the same dotted pattern seen on the rear cases of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Samsung Galaxy K Zoom.

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  • Device type:
    • Tablet
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (5.0, 4.4.2)
  • Dimensions:
    • 9.74 x 6.98 x 0.26 inches (247.3 x 177.3 x 6.6 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 16.47 oz (467 g)
      the average is 13 oz (371 g)


  • Physical size:
    • 10.5 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 2560 x 1600 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 288 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • Super AMOLED
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 72.88 %
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor


  • Camera:
      • Popup8 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Features:
      • CMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Self-timer
    • Settings:
      • Exposure compensation, ISO control
    • Shooting Modes:
      • PopupBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Scenes, Effects
  • Camcorder:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 2.1 megapixels


  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Exynos 5 Octa 5420
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A15 & ARM Cortex-A7
  • Graphics processor:
      • ARM Mali-T628 MP6
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 3072 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 32 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 128 GB


  • Music playback:
    • 132.00 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 12.00 hours
  • Capacity:
    • 7900 mAh
  • Not user replaceable:
    • Yes


  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Speakers:
    • Stereo speakers
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • Popup
      • Chrome
  • Built-in online services support:
    • YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+


  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz
  • Data:
    • LTE
  • Micro SIM:
    • Yes
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation
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  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • HDMI:
      • via microUSB
  • Other:
    • MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Flight mode, Silent mode
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall, Fingerprint (swipe)
    • Voice commands, Voice recording


  • Officially announced:
    • 12 Jun 2014

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as Samsung SM-T800, Samsung SM-T805, Samsung SM-T801

Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 SM-T800

  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (5.0)
  • Weight:
    • 16.40 oz (465 g)
      the average is 13 oz (371 g)
  • MSRP price:
    • $ 499

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 SM-T801


Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 16GB

  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB

Despite our efforts to provide full and correct Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 specifications, there is always a possibility of making a mistake. If you see any wrong or incomplete data, please LET US KNOW.

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