This is a downgrade as far as I am concerned. If I wanted a Samsung that looked like an IPAD I would have bought an IPAD.
Samsung is out of touch with its audience if they think that people who buy the Tab S, is buying it for reading glossy magazines and E-Books ?
I use it for Web browsing, playing games and watching movies.
They should of kept the 16:10 ratio
Samsung would've done well for themselves had they envisioned pent up demand for less superfluous features.
I would call this new tab a regression from the previous one. Lower pixel density, lower battery capacity, switch from 16:9 to 4:3, no flash. Obviously, Samsung is trying to copy Apple, which is a bad move. They are no longer unique in their design and functionality. Applenization at its fines. I'll keep my tab S who was produced on May 1 , 2015.
Who the hell using tabs now? My kids threw way all the tabs they had and laptops. They are using home PC for school work and phablet for playing games and fun. I have NOTE 8 not using it at all. I regret why I have bought that? Eeeeeeeh.... Seriously Tabs are just a Toy and no more than that....
Please...go to mobile shop and check the difference between 4:3 and 16:9 screen resolution, then you understand what we were missing from tablets... 4:3 good for web browsing and reading books...I dont think it will effect too much for video files..For word documents its very good idea...Have you ever tried to write word document by using 16:9 display?
Its not all about battery, its about chip which is inside, which makes it better and battery will be last longer! For instance I have samsung tab 2 but when I play game it consumes so much power and generates heat more than galaxy tab 4 8.0 3g which has less battery according to screen resolution and this tablet manages keep cool...
Anonymous, 20 Jul 2015Is it a upgrade or DOWNGRADE ?!?!?!A sidegrade lol
Does anyone know what happened to samsung's second generation galaxy tab pros? Its been like almost a year and a half since samsung released the tab pro 8.4, shouldn't there be a refresh release?
Lead2XL, 20 Jul 2015Nice and light, thin but at what cost: feeble battery! Lower mAh than Tab S 8.4, a tablet whic... moreI agree with you too lol, my 7 inch phone(huawei mediapad x2) has a 5000 mah battery, this tab s2 8.0 has about 35% larger screen than my 7 inch phone but has only a 4000 mah battery. Well what can you expect nowadays, tablets are becoming less and less popular with declining sales so I don't think OEMS spend as much effort, time and development in producing very good tablets anymore in comparison to smartphones.
Anonymous, 20 Jul 2015First here to comment. I like the 16:9 screen aspect ratio than 4:3 rationI agree with you since media consumption is much better on a widescreen device than a 4:3 ratio device. And most people use tablets for primarily media consumption.
Nice and light, thin but at what cost: feeble battery! Lower mAh than Tab S 8.4, a tablet which I loved except for the barely OK battery life. Sold it and bought the Xiaomi Mi Pad instead: great battery life: 6700 mAh. Equally good quality and screen res to Samsung's Tab S 8.4 and much less expensive - heavier though so you can't have everything.