After seeing the review of the model from 10.5, we are ready with the review of the Samsung Galaxy S Tab 8.4, the top range of Samsung Tablet in a smaller size and the more interesting the older brother thanks to its compact size and weight to a record.
Samsung Galaxy S Tab 8.4 offers the best hardware available today on the market thanks to the use of the processor Exynos 5420 Octa Core consists of four Cortex A7 and Cortex A15 and four ARM Mali-T628 GPU MP6. There is no shortage 3GB of RAM and a display with a resolution of 2560×1600 pixels well, obviously Super Amoled. Added to this is the presence of support SIM and LTE connectivity that allows you not only to navigate wherever we are but also send text messages and make phone calls.
A tablet is not really complete what is lacking in virtually nothing, infrared port and wireless connectivity of all types including. Exceptional then the weight and thickness: 298 grams for only 212.8 x 125.6 x 6.6 mm. All with an extremely enjoyable, more successful than S5 and two different colors available on the market. Great assembly, pleasant feedback and firm grip thanks to the rubberized back cover.
The strength of this product, and twin S Tab 10.5 inches. is undoubtedly the display. Let’s talk about an 8.4 inch showing, finally, the Super AMOLED technology on a tablet after the first Tab 7.7 that although the exceptional quality, was particularly fortunate because of patents and legal disputes with Apple.
With a resolution of 2560×1600 pixels and excellent brightness, all content is displayed in an exceptional way and is definitely the best display ever seen on a tablet, even better than the Retina iPad Mini. There is no shortage of options for managing thousands of colors that not only allows you to automatically adjust contrast and color gamut based on the content displayed, but you can choose different profiles to better fit the color temperature to our preferences.
Excellent viewing angles, and then the feeling with the touch screen always perfect. There are also energy-saving options that blend well with the AMOLED technology (we will see shortly).
Despite the reduced weight and the extremely thin thickness, is of 4900 mAh battery capacity that allows to have good autonomy. Everything of course depends on the type of use made and considering that gaming can be an important component which joins the LTE connectivity, you do not always get to evening with the tablet load. Obviously using it in “normal” mode even two days to reach but a lot depends on the use made of it. In general, however Tab 8.4 is a sample of duration and discharged before or Retina iPad Mini Xiaomi MiPad: also tends to warm up a bit ‘using advanced stress.
As mentioned above, however, we have two ways of energy saving advanced. The first allows you to view the screen in black and white by exploiting the peculiarities dell’Amoled and reducing power consumption dramatically. The second one applies to Ui minimal graphics with black background and icons in grayscale cutting also part of the active connectivity. A similar solution to the one seen on Galaxy S5 that can surely come to the rescue.
It is surprising that the camera provides excellent quality thanks to the 8 megapixel camera is available for both software identical to the Galaxy S5 that allows you to make great shots, have a focus very quickly, and manage the many options available. In short, a tablet that makes photos and also does very well.
Same goes for the 1080p video that are certainly more than satisfactory considering that we are talking about a tablet.