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


Earlier this month, Samsung presented the Galaxy Tab S as its “best tablet yet” - a good occasion for us to run a poll asking you if the company’s right: is the Tab S the best slate that Samsung made until now?

73.21% of those who voted (1,306 users) agree with Samsung, believing that the Galaxy Tab S is indeed the best tablet the company released thus far. 478 voters (26.79%) disagree, apparently thinking that the presence of an Exynos 5 Octa 5420 processor, or the lack of a stylus (found on the Note series) are some of the reasons why the Tab S isn’t Samsung’s greatest tablet.

Both Galaxy Tab S models - the 10.5-inch and the 8.4-inch one - sport Super AMOLED displays with 1600 x 2560 pixels, being the world’s first tablets to feature high-res AMOLED screens. Of course, the two slates offer more than just advanced displays, including 8 MP rear cameras, 3 GB of RAM, expandable storage space, fingerprint scanners, and Android 4.4 KitKat - all in ultra-thin packages.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and Tab S 8.4 are available in the US and other markets since June. The 10.5-inch model costs $499, while the smaller 8.4-inch one can be yours for $399.

Is the Galaxy Tab S Samsung's best tablet?

Yes
73.21%
No
26.79%

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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
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)

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42 Comments

1. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

It surely is Samsung's best ... design and cosmetics. With SuperAmoled and Exynos5433 octocore.

9. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

I thought it came with the E5433? It says E5420 here.....

17. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I sneak away just to play with the tablet at work lol. The screen is just absolutely breathtaking.

40. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Wish I could trade my iPad Air for it

2. Randy_g

Posts: 70; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

Well its only the best tablet because this website are full of Ifanboys and Sammy fanboys

11. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

No no.. Even sammy's hater will love this tablet when they see it in real life..

12. AlbertAribe

Posts: 168; Member since: Jun 21, 2014

I see in real life and still plastic.

21. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

Lol.. Yeah whatever dude..

22. AlbertAribe

Posts: 168; Member since: Jun 21, 2014

That's true, plastic.

41. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

so what if its plastic?... your tooth brush is also plastic, why not find metal tooth brush for you as you seems not liking plastic... look at the display of tab s, do any other tablet offers such a stunning display?

14. na7noo7

Posts: 278; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

True, I don't like Samsung but I think the Tab S is a great Tablet.

18. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Correction: Nokia and Sony fanboys. The two herds are always in Apple and Samsung articles, just like you are right now. Ironic?

23. AlbertAribe

Posts: 168; Member since: Jun 21, 2014

Your a Shamesung fanboy, not me. Just saying that plastic and you need to accept that because I saw on your profile that your using Shamesung Galaxy Note 3 if I'm not mistaken.

28. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Nice logic. Since he is using a Note 3 that makes him a Samsung fanboy.....smh #RIPcommonSense

29. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

just look at his comments he is samsung fanboy. (like you )

31. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

LOL.....do understand the meaning of the word 'fanboy' ? It is a person who chooses a product/side (in this case an OEM) without a logical explanation. Now I challenge you find me anyone one of my comment where I don't state a logical reasoning behind my point. BTW, I've also spoken against Samsung and Google on several occassion but your biased eyes only sees what it wants to see and ignores the rest. That's not my problem. Read comment 3 on this post:http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-Galaxy-S5-mini-goes-on-pre-order-in-Poland-comes-with-a-free-Gear-Fit_id58169 Also comment 3 on this article:http://www.phonearena.com/news/The-tech-giants-ally-to-keep-wages-low-Facebook-doesnt-play-on-the-same-team--tries-to-snatch-Google-employees_id58212

34. fost4real

Posts: 27; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

my premium solid(metal) feel HTC One M7 dented badly when i dropped it. i regretted cos plastic would have been different.

37. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I'm using a HTC M8. Definitely a Samsung fanboy lol.

3. Busyboy unregistered

That rush to comment first so you get more likes lol

8. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Not really

4. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Is it bad I don't like this JUST because I dislike the shape of the home button D: :x

5. DONUT

Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

it isnt only Samsung's best, i personally think its the best android tablet

10. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

The Nvidia K1 is, Android's best and powerful.

15. Busyboy unregistered

Nvidia K1 is a SoC not a tablet LOL

19. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It makes any other tablet (besides iPad Air) worthless.

6. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

One thing that surprised me about the Galaxy Tab S was that in inverse text mode, i.e. light colored text on a black background, ebooks are actually quite readable. The slight fuzziness of pentile for anti-aliased fonts is much harder to discern when text is on a dark/black background, making the text itself more legible. Inverse text mode is also nicer to read at night as the entire screen is not lit up, like a normal tablet or Kindle paperwhite. Now all Samsung has to do is convince Amazon and others to optimize their ebook viewers for inverse text mode. Unfortunately, this isn't too likely as there would be no compelling reason to buy a Kindle.

33. Krjal

Posts: 425; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

While I'm not a huge fan of TouchWiz (hate it actually) I do love the amoled screens and inverted colours for reading are great for saving battery life too. I use it a lot on my tab 7.7 reading at night.

7. derivativex

Posts: 176; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

a better debate is it the best tablet right now? make that discussion happen PA hehe

13. AlbertAribe

Posts: 168; Member since: Jun 21, 2014

WHO SAID IT'S THE BEST TABLET EVER?

20. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Almost everyone on the net. Take a step into reality and accept Samsung just made the best Android tablet in history.

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