Is the Galaxy Tab S Samsung's best tablet ever?

Is the Galaxy Tab S Samsung's best tablet ever?
In a post published today via one of its official blogs, Samsung states that the Galaxy Tab S is its “best tablet yet.” Of course, both the 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch models are included here - as most of their features are identical, the main difference between them being the screen size.

Samsung’s excitement regarding the new series of tablets shouldn’t surprise anyone. The two Tab S models offer Super AMOLED displays with 1,600 x 2,560 pixels and 100,000:1 contrast ratio - arguably the best displays ever featured on tablets. 

Usually, Super AMOLED screens produce oversaturated colors, but the Galaxy Tab S series offers several viewing modes, including cinema, photo and basic, with the last one providing close to natural colors.

The Galaxy Tab S comes with a lot of tablet-optimized content, as well as features like Multi User Mode, fingerprint scanner, and SideSync 3.0 (which allows you to take calls directly on the tablet). Android KitKat, Exynos 5 Octa 5420 processor, 8MP rear camera, 3GB of RAM and expandable internal memory are other notable features.

We’re curious to know if, like Samsung, our readers also believe that the Galaxy Tab S is the South Korean company’s best tablet thus far. So, cast your votes in the poll below, and feel free to use the comments section if you have anything to add on the matter. In case you haven't done it yet, you can also check out our Galaxy Tab S 10.5 review here, and our Galaxy Tab S 8.4 review here.

Is the Galaxy Tab S Samsung's best tablet?

Yes
73.21%
No
26.79%

reference: Samsung Tomorrow

Related phones

Galaxy Tab S 8.4
  • Display 8.4" 1600 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 5 Octa, Octa-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4900 mAh(29h 3G talk time)
Galaxy Tab S 10.5
  • Display 10.5" 2560 x 1600 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 5 Octa, Octa-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 7900 mAh

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66 Comments

1. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

No. see answer below Exynos 5 Octa 5420

3. sipha

Posts: 439; Member since: May 12, 2012

Lol. thats actualy kind of funny +1

54. steedsofwar unregistered

You can't fault Samsung for what I call the best displays in the market, hands down. I don't even buy Samsung no more but that display! The contrast, the vivid colours (I don't care for overrated 'realism'), the viewing ANGLES! Have you seen how dark they get? I don't buy Samsung because of touchwiz and because of their exterior designs though. Plus price...

58. sgodsell

Posts: 6737; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

If you don't like touchwiz, then install another launcher. Its not like there are not a ton of them to choose from.

63. steedsofwar unregistered

TW is just my short way of saying that Samsung's software is not as responsive or smooth as even LG's. There is home button lag, power on off lag, often exhibits slower app opening speeds in contacts app and phone amongst others. I have the note 2 and the G2. Their software is just too gaudy for me too. Then there's the design of the actual device. I have owned the GS1, GS2.

4. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

seems some disagree with you right now .

7. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

And because of touchwiz

14. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

This is obsolete mantra. Just shut up. TW is not what was long ago, and it's the best thing that happened to Android.

19. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

TouchWiz sucks the sweat off a dead man's balls. I can't remember the source of that quote, but it applies. TouchWiz sucks the sweat off a dead man's balls.

21. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

"Good Morning Vietnam". That's the quote. I don't know what that means, but it sounds very negative.

20. Awalker

Posts: 1958; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Can I have some of what you're smoking?

38. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

I agree. Touchwiz has moved on, and it seems like many commenters here just won't move on from their old thoughts. If dominate performance of Touchwiz and AMOLED in the marketplace can't do it, I guess nothing else can.

61. Cicero

Posts: 1103; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

I like tw. And I tried some launchers (stock or not).

62. droidmanX

Posts: 43; Member since: Jan 25, 2014

TW or not we can always install Nova launcher or some other launcher of our choice and move ahead. Besides you can always root and remove the odd man out :) Actually there is already Samsung Galaxy tab pro 10.1 , and few other tablets in same category from Samsung. TW is very useful in note series.

2. yep_its_ed unregistered

It would be if it had an S Pen.

6. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

It would be if it didn't have touchwiz

15. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

here we go again. lol. ipropaganda? right?

45. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

I love android WITHOUT bloat and touchwiz

32. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Its a good tablet for FHD UHD video viewing and photo editing, however hardly the best tablet. 1. Magazine UI while good still has a bit a of micro stutter especially just after cold start. Overall still smooth. 2. S-Pen feature please. 3. XiaoMi Mipad uses Tegra K1 processor has Graphic advantage 4. XiaoMi Mipad does not have third parties software bloat. 5. Mipad has a 64GB version costing less than $275 (1699 Yuan) http://www.mi.com/mipad

52. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

But XiaoMi Mipad steals user information and sends to the company. Embedded in firmware, unremovable.

64. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

It clearly mentions ' samsung' best tablet..' Why do you have to bring in some other company for this?

5. jellmoo

Posts: 2530; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

As much as I enjoy my android phones, I still find it a step behind when compared to the iPad. Purely my opinion, mind you.

9. HansGoneInsane unregistered

That might be true. But this poll is only about Samsung tablets.

17. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

It's not even half true. iPad is not even close And he is iPhone user.

23. jellmoo

Posts: 2530; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Again, my opinion. And nope. I haven't owned an iPhone since the 3G. Moto X user here.

46. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

I respect your opinion. But what makes the iPad better? (I'd just like to know what you think when you say iPad is a 'step ahead')

22. jellmoo

Posts: 2530; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Very true. Was a more of an off the cuff statement.

29. wildfiregt

Posts: 179; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

iPad is still a mobile system. Whereas Samsung tabs aims to be more PC like. The ability of multi task and multi window. Supporting SD cards and even USB data drive. Better screen, more RAM. More open OS. File managing ..

34. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

iPad still has some good exclusive app. But their feature set is lacking behind making it seem less flexible. Then again one opinion is one own there no need to change it.

8. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

The surface pro 3 is much better and it can run android

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