Anonymous, 21 Feb 2017Yet my Note 10.1 from 2013 was better in several key aspects (battery, resolution, pen support... moreAgreed, those were 2 of my favorite tablets ever. The Z4 tablet, Z3 tablet compact, Note 10.1 and Tab S are all very good. BTW you mean Note 10.1 2014 edition and not 2013, right?
Obi Wan Kenobi, 21 Feb 2017All your points are true and I agree. The Tab S2 was a massive disappointment over Tab S. And ... moreYet my Note 10.1 from 2013 was better in several key aspects (battery, resolution, pen support, ir blaster, media watching, community support, led flash) and was worse in only two (soc, weight).
So yes Samsung has a history oF suppressing good tablet development and should be called out for that. BTW 2015 had Sony's Z4 which was using top soc, better aspect ration, PPI and battery all for less weight.
Anonymous, 21 Feb 2017Tab S2 was a downgrade. Lower PPI, bad aspect ratio for media watching (one of the primary use... moreAll your points are true and I agree. The Tab S2 was a massive disappointment over Tab S. And don't forget non-flagship chipset and lack of LED flash.
But what I meant was the S2 was still the successor of Tab S and not a downgrade like downgrading from Tab S to Tab A. If he wanted the best tablet from Samsung in 2015, it had to be the S2.
Obi Wan Kenobi, 21 Feb 2017How is Tab S3 a downgrade? It's the successor of the S2, which in-turn is the successor of you... moreTab S2 was a downgrade. Lower PPI, bad aspect ratio for media watching (one of the primary uses of tablets), quite lower battery all in a similar size/weight.
Tab S3 would probably be an upgrade to S2 (depending on the battery life in fact), but it still uses a bad aspect ratio that basically makes it a no go for media watchers.
I call it the iPad disease, where they think that being able to use a device is portrait mode also means that we have to kill it's media watching ability, forgetting that ipads were made in an era where websites would actually benefit from 4:3 and mobile media watching was not yet big (another decade basically).
Finally they spice up the design. The Tab S and Tab S2 looked like tablets from 2013-2014.
GoNS, 20 Feb 2017any rumors for tab s4 ??????.i want to upgrade my tab s8.4(2014) but not interested to downgra... moreHow is Tab S3 a downgrade? It's the successor of the S2, which in-turn is the successor of your Tab S 8.4 (all of which are the flagship tablet offerings from Samsung).
And how do you expect rumours of the Tab S4, when the Tab S3 isn't yet released either? :P
Irrespective of the specs or the material used in the Tab S3, it's uninspiring design looks like it was borrowed from 2014.
I used Tab S2 8 inch for quite some time, 2 years I think and the performance never degrade whatsoever..
Though I have an Ipad , I definitely will get the Tab S3 for the sake of Android Tablet Ecosystem, made by a reliable manufacturer...it will be very convenient for the business purpose, easy to share file, and capable of using it with mouse and whatnot. Aside for the usage of laptop, the Android is an alternative way to conduct business.
Yet, with the dominance of the Ipad, might wanna feel bit inferior when everyone in the meeting room held the ipad, while someone, Android Tablet. Samsung tries to remove that perception while other manufacturer failed to do so.
So, give it a go then.
Whoever decided to get rid of the widescreen aspect ratio shud burn in hell!!
Until this glass sandwich reveal I was 90% sure I'd buy this tablet, now I'm down to 50%, only driven by the absolute NEED for a tablet upgrade. I guess Samsung is betting big on protective casing sales?
any rumors for tab s4 ??????.i want to upgrade my tab s8.4(2014) but not interested to downgrade to tab s3 . hopefully the tab s4 will have 4k display
Glad my Tab S2 is made from metal and grippy plastic. Too bad is battery life is horrendous, dang TouchWiz
Having glass on such a big device is a nightmare but then again i have this big chopping board that seem to be made of glass that doesn't break no matter how i high i drop it. Why can't they put it on the phone? :P