Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S, a display so good, you’ll start “seeing with your brain”

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S, a display so good, you’ll start “seeing with your brain”
Samsung’s AMOLED displays are beautiful, even if the colors tend to be a little over saturated. On the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 we reviewed earlier this summer, we loved it. In addition to that, we observed that Samsung seems to have nailed down color accuracy, at least with this new line of tablets.

The 1600x2560 pixel resolution displays on both the 8.4-inch, and 10.5-inch Galaxy Tab S devices sweetens the pot, as does the thin, lightweight construction. Granted, we wish there was a way to go a little easy on the plastic, but Samsung has built a familiar form factor across platforms, and there is something to be said about that.

What is it like viewing one of these tablets up close and in real life? They are bright and vivid, certain to attract the curious eye from afar. If you ask Jason Silva of National Geographic’s Brain Games, explains the experience as “seeing with your brain.”

It is too bad that all the images in the new ad are simulated, and no, none of the new tablets render a 3D-image of your brain. However, if you are in the market for a tablet, and the quality and resolution of the display is important to you, you would be doing yourself a great disservice by not considering any of the Samsung’s newest generation tablets.

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34 Comments

1. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

My Brain bends. Oh My Samsung

12. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Mine too. When I see such articles like this one: "even if the colors tend to be a little over saturated." LOL How many times Display Mate should hit the iHeads of the tech media , that this is THE BEST TABLET DISPLAY in EVERY POINT, so to stop with this BS???? But bashing Samsung must go on. Right?????

16. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

you didn't get the joke i'm saying bend for the iphone 6 LOL

2. BlankSpaceNai

Posts: 127; Member since: Apr 23, 2014

Even though its a piece of marketing, I have to say...I was actually kinda impressed with this and I went back through the video to actually double check it. Sure, it might be fake, but hey, its convincing.

3. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Now if Samsung can put a similar high res AMOLED 1920x1080p display in the 4.7" Galaxy Beta, all will be good :)

4. rkoforever90

Posts: 435; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

i have tab s, i was an amoled hater before but samsung nailed it with tab s display this time

5. JMartin22

Posts: 2369; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Can't wait for the bigger, brighter Galaxy S6. I'm sure it will blow our minds even further. I love this display, sApple can have its pundits draft up all the sales articles, inconsistent and slanted "comparisons" to fluff them up. I'm not a believer.

6. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Well nothing comes close to AMOLED, especially on a large screen size and 2560x1600 resolution. Poor LCD on tablets.

7. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

If Amoled is that good, then how come it isnt widely adapted ? Oh the delusion

8. JMartin22

Posts: 2369; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Uhm, new technology+manufacturing costs? Inferior and obsolete LCDs are cheap, generic and found in billions of applications. Give AMOLED the time before the manufacturing rates mature and lessen.

14. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

"If Amoled is that good, then how come it isnt widely adapted ?" LOL The stupidest question EVER. The best AMOLED displays cost money and give less profit. But Apple want profit so better sell old obsolete tech with magic name (like "Retina" BS) . Besides only Samsung make the best of them(LG second) . The production is still not enough too.

24. fatexo

Posts: 221; Member since: May 21, 2010

Doesn't LG provide the ips screens for the iPhones? And Samsung is the only one making super amoled screens so I think it makes sense that others do not want to feed Samsung with more money. I personally prefer IPS over amoled

9. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

I have the one before this, the Tab Pro 8.4. I love the screen on my tablet.

10. zibbyzib2000

Posts: 221; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

How is the display that "amazing" if it's only 288 ppi?

11. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

It's more than just the PPI you know. It's referring to everything else that is good about AMOLED (colours, contrast, energy efficiency, outdoor visibility etc.). And also, it's one of the highest PPI on a tablet. iPad Air only has 264ppi, and considering the distance you hold it away from your face, 250+ppi is more than enough for a tablet. Were you asking because you didn't know? Or because it's not enough ppi?

15. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

iPad Air might be with less ppi , but is RETINA , and Tab S is not. He knows that. So don't try with him.

17. zibbyzib2000

Posts: 221; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

I wasn't talking about the iPad Air. I'm just asking why this tablet has the best screen when its PPI is not a drastic change from the other tablets out there. But gigaraga kinda answered my question since Samsung changed the color and contrast settings in their AMOLED display.

18. deepblack

Posts: 50; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

When you look at black color on AMOLED display, the actual black pixels turn off. that's the pure black-darkness. it cannot be compared with LCD which is having light even if it shows black. That makes AMOLED's contrast ratio infinite. Just try Tab S's display at the market. the display will clearly prove that.

13. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

288PPI is a lot for a tablet...

25. devon613

Posts: 127; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

i have this tablet and its like 365 ppi so idk what u are referring to. i love the tablet i have my movies on here and they look amazing i coach college football and my players see my screen and like whats that lol and the speakers are alot better than my old note tablet.... only thing i wish was better is that the edges were metal and im fine with plastic back it keeps it light and i prefer plastic when it comes to the whole body cause metal just scratches easily and not easy to hold but other than that the finger scanner needs to improve. but love it overall best tablet i had so far!!!

19. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Another gimmick for samsung again. Another gimmick for samsung again.

20. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Another iTroll hate post again. Another iTroll hate post again.

21. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

But iCrap is more gimmicky than Samsung. So what's your point? i5H33P.

31. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Nothing new in samsung. All are the same design and bloated gimmick.

33. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Maybe you should look at Apple. Nothing new either for 7 years. All the same design and try hard Android features and Samsung wannabe gimmick. i5H33P will do whatever they can to promote gimmick iCrap.

23. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

@aba71983 Talk that talk. Do you have an idea why other smartphones starts to integrate health monitoring apps? I guess you'll change your mind after you had said that S Health of Samsung is just a gimmick. TRUTH HURTS. LOL.

30. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Yes, gimmick as always.

34. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

iOS 7 and 8 has been stealing gimmick features from Android. Notification, widgets, app battery usage just to name a few. Troll like aba71983 paid premium for such gimmick features. LOL! Fools!

27. solidsnake695

Posts: 132; Member since: Jan 04, 2013

maybe because of this stupidity of samsung sony won 2 years in a row best tablet awards in Europe

22. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

I hate the fact that phonearena.com defends Apple iPhone 6 having the best smartphone display to date and oppress Samsung GALAXY Note 4. PA, FYI display experts said Note 4 has the most accurate and best display for this year. As what I expected, phonearena.com is always on Apple's favor, as manifested on its news feed full of Apple stories. :3

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