Samsung's Galaxy Tab S: Super thin, light and AMOLED
Published 24/07/2014 | 00:00
Samsung's latest tablet device was unveiled to the world last month and, on paper, looked awesome. Available in both 8.4 and 10.5-inch, the Tab S can rival the majority of tablets on the market at present.
The device put forward for review was the 8.4-inch 16GB WiFi version of the tablet and it most certainly managed to make an impression.
Internally, the tiny device has a 1.9GHz quad core and a 1.3 GHz quad core processor. It is packed with 3GB of RAM and either 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage. There is a micro SD card slot on the right side of the device which allows users to expand the memory up to 128GB.
The big selling point with this tablet, apart from its incredibly lightweight frame and excellent battery life, is the Super AMOLED screen. At the time of its unveiling, Samsung put its most recent tablet next to the new Tab S, which illustrated the impact of the AMOLED screen beautifully. Whites are more white, blacks are more black and colours burst from the screen.
One of the most impressive features of the Tab S is the "SideSync" which allows any Android device running KitKat to be mirrored onto the screen of the Tab S and controlled from the tablet. Galaxy S5 owners can use this feature to make and receive calls on their tablet and send messages too.
Tab S owners get a premium Evernote account and free DropBox space as well.
Overall, the 8.4-inch Tab S is the ideal companion device. It's compact enough to commute but packs enough power to do real work on.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S is available from €399
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