Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 User Reviews
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Multimedia9.7/10Internet8.8/10Call quality9.8/10Battery8.4/10Reception9.1/10Display9.8/10Build quality9/10Text input9.3/10Everyday usage8.9/10UI speed8.2/10Camera9.1/10
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posted on 14 Dec 2014, 21:42 (Posts: 560; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)
Display awesome, web browsing bla...
mike2959 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Display and media consumption is off the charts. Simply gorgeous. The UI is fine, no issues. The web browsing is a disaster. I have narrowed it down to processor and GPU. I have tried multiple browsers, and its choppy borderline unusable. However if you turn off Java script in any of the browser settings all is perfect. The same tab with the S800 processor and the adreno 320 is flawless. It appears to me the Samsung's Octocore with the Mali GPU is the issue.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 4/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 9/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- Display, battery.
- web browsing
posted on 04 Sep 2014, 01:30 (Posts: 23; Member since: 04 Sep 2014)
Strong Media Playback Tablet
Ketchapp has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Boasting possibly the best screen in the tablet market to date, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S is a sight to behold. It's 10.5 inch Super AMOLED 2k screen does not entirely make up for the out-of-the-box laggy UX, but by installing a third party launcher this issue can be resolved. Android may still lack some of the apps found on iOs or the snappy WP UI, but its getting there. This great flagship tablet is definitely a viable option to consider in the mid-high range tablet market. Also advisable to purchase a 64 or 128 GB storage expansion as the 16 or 32 GB on-board storage will quickly run, filled by Music, Films and Games.Build quality 7/10Reception 8/10Call quality 10/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 4/10Everyday usage 6/10Text input 9/10Display 10/10Battery 8/10
- Stunning Screen
- Amazing Contrast
- Thin and Light
- Memory Hogging UI
- Sluggishly Laggy UX
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posted on 23 Aug 2014, 08:40 (Posts: 239; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
A great multimedia tablet
the_s2 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Extremely good display, let down by a laggy chipset and a very heavy touchwiz skin.
After about a month of owning the tablet, I am more or less satisfied with the whole experience. What I'm confused about is, why samsung went for using an exynos chipset(Exynos 5420 octa from 2013) instead of snapdragon 801 on a flagship tablet.
plus the touchwiz skin is a RAM and CPU hog. the UI lag is noticeable most of the times.Build quality 7/10Reception 8/10Call quality 10/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 4/10Everyday usage 6/10Text input 9/10Display 10/10Battery 8/10
- Super AMOLED display with infinite contrast and punchy colours
- Large and high resolution WQHD display
- Good enough battery life
- Extremely thin and lightweight
- Feature rich
- UI is laggy
- Touchwiz skin is quite heavy on system
- very lesss available RAM
- dropped frames while navigating within UI and apps
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posted on 27 Nov 2015, 16:49 (Posts: 0; Member since: 27 Nov 2015)
walterjonesiii has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
solid tab beautiful display and fast. great camera nice for games or we surfing. the battery charges slow but it life is outstanding. Glad i got it very very good job by samsung. i would recommend this to any one who wants a fill size tabBuild quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- slow charge
posted on 21 Jul 2015, 11:44 (Posts: 0; Member since: 21 Jul 2015)
Maybe the best tablet out there
vakchris has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Excellent camera (Main and selfie),excellent display and excellent desing.
A good battery life with really heavy usage and a ui rich of features with little lags.
Plus a strong processor and sd card.
I thing one of the best tablets so far.Build quality 9/10Reception 10/10Call quality 9/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 10/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 9/10Display 10/10Battery 9/10
- excellent and beautiful display
- maybe the best camera (and selfie camera) for tablet
- A touchwiz full of useful things
- sd card
- good battery life
- strong and fast processor
- beautiful desing
- little lags
posted on 17 Dec 2014, 19:25 (Posts: 0; Member since: 17 Dec 2014)
Best So Far
ejr6573 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
After having had the Samsung Tab Pro 8.4, the iPad Air, and the Note 10.1 (2014 ), this is my favorite series of tablets. I realy didn't want to put it down and played with this tablet quite a few times before I just had to go in and buy it. I draw a lot on it, and the app hasn't crashed yet. We're talking Layer Paint and Sketchbook Pro with many layers, and still, I can keep drawing with little to no lag.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 8/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 8/10Display 9/10Battery 8/10
- Battery Life
- Wealth of Apps
- Design Quality
- Expandable Memory
- Use it like a laptop and it's fine.
- No S-Pen
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posted on 12 Dec 2014, 01:11 (Posts: 0; Member since: 12 Dec 2014)
I'm using it.
sarahkausar has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I've just got it this month, and I think I'm satisfied. I have just complaint with batter life. It consumes battery in few hours. However I like it, it's slim and smart.... It's better than other brands...Build quality 9/10Reception 9/10Call quality 9/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 6/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 10/10Display 9/10Battery 5/10
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posted on 18 Oct 2014, 09:52 (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Oct 2014)
Great for multimedia, browsing and study/work.
stephen94 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
I use my tablet primarily for viewing and editing pdfs and word documents, as well as browsing the Internet and reading articles and viewing videos and pictures. The Tab S is more than capable of handling these tasks in a quick and easy to use manner.
The play store has a wide range of open office software which run very smoothly on this tablet. The YouTube app also runs perfectly on the tablet, I haven't encountered any problems with it. Some reviewers of Android products complain about them not having as many good apps as iOS, everything I've needed I've found in a free or lite version. That said, I don't use my tablet for gaming so the situation may be different for people looking to play games on their device.
As aways, the home screen is customisable, allowing the user to select the apps and widgets that they want there. The expandable storage is a very important feature, especially when comparing to the main rival, the ipad air 2, which will cost a hundred euro more for the 64GB model versus the 16GB model in Ireland. For comparison, I bought a Samsung Evo 32 GB micro SD for less than €20 on Amazon. The user replaceable battery also allows the user to lengthen the life of the tablet without the cost and hassle of sending it to the manufacturer for a new battery.Build quality 10/10Reception 8/10Call quality 10/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 9/10Display 10/10Battery 8/10
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posted on 04 Sep 2014, 02:46 (Posts: 0; Member since: 23 May 2014)
I love new Samsung Galaxy Tab S
kiran07 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I am using Samsung Galaxy Tab S. It's very light weighted, slim , having multi window for multi tasking , having Seamless connectivity between phone and tablet. Its display is Display Optimized for your viewing experience. You can check detailed features at Samsung India site
http://www.samsung.com/in/galaxytabs/Build quality 9/10Reception 9/10Call quality 10/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 9/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- Great performance, Display
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