The 8.4" Super Clear LCD on the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 is one of the highest spec'd tablet screens to date. Along with some of its stalemates it has the highest resolution available in the mobile world and thanks to its smaller screen it has the highest pixel density of all slates.
The resolution of 1600x2560 pixels is higher than the iPad mini 2's (1536 x 2048 pixels) and adds up to a best-in-class pixel density of 356ppi (as opposed to 324ppi on the iPad mini 2). The Galaxy Tab Pro also has a regular RGB matrix, unlike its 12.2 sibling, meaning there are not going to be any crosshatch patterns visible here.
The RGB matrix of the Tab Pro 8.4's screen
Numbers aside, the image quality is excellent. Viewing angles are amazing and blacks look really deep. The outdoor visibility is great too.
We ran our usual display tests on the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 and here are the results:
|Display test||50% brightness||100% brightness|
|Black, cd/m2||White, cd/m2||Black, cd/m2||White, cd/m2|
|Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4||0.34||281||830||0.60||498||822|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014||0.27||221||831||0.53||440||821|
|Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2||0.33||301||901||0.54||493||911|
|Google Nexus 10||0.26||223||859||0.50||443||878|
|Sony Xperia Tablet Z||-||-||-||0.53||531||996|
|Sony Xperia Tablet S||0.35||334||947||0.67||526||783|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 3||0||149||∞||0||379||∞|
|Apple iPad mini||0.25||208||838||0.51||458||812|
|Apple iPad 3||0.21||167||809||0.6||477||779|
|Apple iPad 4||0.21||163||797||0.63||476||762|
|Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7||0||200||∞||0||328||∞|
|Asus Google Nexus 7||0.25||244||954||0.36||327||908|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1||0.27||223||832||0.49||406||821|
|Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1||0.31||257||826||0.55||502||915|
|Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus||0.17||196||1141||0.34||424||1236|
The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 is powered by a 4800 mAh Li-Ion battery. By Samsung's estimates, it should give you 127 hours of music playback and 11 hours of multimedia usage. We did our own tests too, and the tablet managed 7 hours and 23 minutes of video playback and 7 hours and 43 minutes of web browsing.