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Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4

Announced
Jun 12, 2014
Market status
Released

US carrier availability

Upcoming: AT&T

Pros

  • High pixel densitiy screen, over 300ppi (359 ppi)
  • High-resolution camera (8 megapixels)
  • 8-core processor
  • Lots of RAM (3072 MB RAM)
  • Fast mobile data support (4G)

Cons

  • Battery is not user replaceable

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Description

The Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is a high-end product that uses Samsung’s latest octa-core Exynos 5420 SOC, while its Super AMOLED display has 1600 x 2560 pixels resolution. Android 4.4 KitKat, Magazine UX and 3GB of RAM are also among the features. Design-wise, the tablet borrows elements from Samsung's Galaxy S5 flagship smartphone.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Tablet
  • Phone functionality:
    • Yes
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (4.4.2) Samsung TouchWiz UI
  • Dimensions:
    • 8.38 x 4.94 x 0.26 inches (212.8 x 125.6 x 6.6 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 10.51 oz (298 g)
      the average is 14.5 oz (413 g)

Displaybenchmark

  • Physical size:
    • 8.4 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1600 x 2560 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.

    • 359 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
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camerabenchmark

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

Hardwarebenchmark

  • 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.

    • 8-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

Batterybenchmark

  • Talk time (3G):
    • 29.00 hours
      the average is 26 h (1540 min)
  • Capacity:
    • 4900 mAh
  • Not user replaceable:
    • Yes

MultimediaPopupbenchmark

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

Internet browsing

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

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz
  • Data:
    • LTE, HSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
  • 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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Connectivity

  • 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
  • Other:
    • MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

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

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 12 Jun 2014

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

This device is also known as Samsung SM-T705, Samsung SM-T700


Alternative variants

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

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 SM-T700

(Wi-Fi only)
Differences:
  • Weight:
    • 10.37 oz (294 g)
      the average is 14.5 oz (413 g)
  • MSRP price:
    • $ 399

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 16GB


Differences:
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB

Despite our efforts to provide full and correct Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 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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