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Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 Featured in Best Tablets

Announced
Jun 12, 2014
Market status
Released

US carrier availability

Discontinued: AT&T

Pros

  • High pixel density screen (359 ppi)
  • High screen-to-body ratio (76.61 %)
  • 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)

Cons

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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 (5.0, 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 19.1 oz (546 g)
  • Features:
    • Fingerprint (swipe)
  • Colors:
    • Black, White

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
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 76.61 %
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camerabenchmark

  • Camera:
      • Popup8 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Hardware Features:
      • Autofocus, CMOS image sensor
    • Software Features:
      • Digital zoom, Self-timer, Digital image stabilization, Geo tagging
    • Settings:
      • Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets
    • Shooting Modes:
      • PopupBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Scenes, Effects
  • 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.

      • Samsung Exynos 5 Octa
    • Model:
      • 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

Batterybenchmark

  • Capacity:
    • 4900 mAh
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 29.00 hours
      the average is 0 h (0 min)
  • Music playback:
    • 80.00 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 12.00 hours

MultimediaPopupbenchmark

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

Cellular

  • 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
  • Micro SIM:
    • Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band, ac
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB Host, USB charging
  • HDMI:
      • via microUSB
  • 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
  • Other:
    • Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
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Other features

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

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 12 Jun 2014

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 16 May 2014
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        A3LSMT705 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.19 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 1.01 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.56 W/kg

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:

  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (5.0)
  • Weight:
    • 10.37 oz (294 g)
      the average is 19.1 oz (546 g)
  • Features:
    • Fingerprint (swipe)
  • MSRP price:
    • $ 399

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 16GB

differences:

  • Features:
    • Fingerprint (swipe)
  • 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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