Fantastic tablet that I still use to this day. The S3 overshadows it now, but for quite a bit more $$$ too. For the price you'll find it now, it might still be a top 10 contender. Personally, I feel no desire to upgrade anytime soon, though I use it constantly.
The expansion that is possible with Android vs Apple is staggering, as is the screen this device is packing. It's camera is one area it truly shows it's age, but it's serviceable for most applications. The microphone is solid and crosstalk is improved greatly on even the Pro models.
It's light and the speakers aren't the worst, offering competent midrange sound with clear highs and decent, if tinny lows.
The touchscreen is responsive and mostly accurate (about 94% in my experience) and both Samsung and Logitech offer smart, affordable keyboards, turning this rather beastly tab into a viable laptop replacement.
And though other reviewers have criticized the pebbled plastic backing, I find it to be distinct, particularly with one of Samsung's 3 in 1 covers attached.
For price, expandability, features, responsiveness, and (aside from the camera) specs, this is still my go to tablet and one well worth the now reduced asking price.
great machine, my dog chewed off one of the corners and cracked the screen and the Tab still works fine.
Good tablet but broke with a flashing screen after 8 months - Samsung repair centre took 3 attempts to fix and all happy until few months later when happened again - another 3 repairs later and they still couldn't fix. Hopeless useless - finally got a replacement from my shop (John Lewis) a tab s2 smaller screen but works fine. Lucky I bought from a shop with good customer service and didn't rely on Samsung!!!
Great tablet of me. LOVE the screencolors and clarity, super thin, and performance is good.
Recently Marshmallow 6.0.1 was pushed to my tablet and works great, after of course shutting off all the bloaty "updates" that restart all the stuff I don't need.
I have the WiFi only version. It has replaced my personal laptop at the house iwth a Logitech keyboard/case. Also use the tablet as a GPS in the car with downloadable Google maps and tethered to my Note 5.
I love this tablet enought that I'm considering picking up an LTE model off of ebay for use with Google Fi.
I bought the tablet Jun/15 in Switzerland, but I use it in Brazil. Normally at home, but travelling once a week about 90 Km to my country lodge with a 14 Km unpaved and rough road access.
I use it daily about 3 hs mostly for reading books and accessing online news. Not any complaints about display, storage or battery and quality overall.
Only wish is some less bloatware on it, it took time to get rid of them. And the ability to replace the battery, when someday it comes close to the end. This I really don't praise.
I updated to 6.0.1 in Nov/16 without any problems.
So I am fully satisfied, think it was a great buy and would buy it again... if it would come with a replaceable battery - or for the same price with more developed capabilities then the actual successors.
I have owned SM-T800 for about 26 months and enjoyed it until WIFI and Bluetooth started working intermittently. Coincidentally problems started right after Marshmallow update.
If you are considering buying ANY Samsung tablet, google "wifi and bluetooth problems Samsung". Thousands of owners like myself have an ebook reader, not useable as a tablet.
Dont buy, POS.
I have this problem to, i dont know what to do,i 10 minutes my tab restarting minimum 2 times..
ud, 28 Sep 2016i got the same problem, do you get any resolutionsThé tablette came too hot,it for that everithing close, clean thé memory , befor the update never problem ....
I have a Kitkat Samsung Galaxy S Tab 10.5 Its phone memory is showing as 498 GB. When connected to a computer it shows only 4.5 GB . Why this mismatch. This results in memory shortage when we copy files from external source beyond 4.5 GB. Clarify how we can access full memory of 498 GB
I have a problem, my tab make restart every moment. When I'm playing a video or something else. Is this a software problem or hardware? Thanks
applied the software update and tab is stuck on pulsating Samsung logo. tried various forums and samsung support (no help) so went for factory wipe and reset. No change. on the recovery menu on line starts w/ 6.0.1 so i assume the marshmallow up date is not being removed by the wipe/reset. anyone have any ideas on how to resolve this?
Happy to see the Marshmallow update for almost 2 year old Tablet..Samsung did not disappoint me.Not much of changes but battery seems to have improved considerably.Got an OTA last week..Still waiting for Androiud 6.0 update for my Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition coz even that Tab has the same Hardware.
video quality 👍
camera is also good
battery backup is not good because of 10.5 inch super amoled screen
I'm happy with my Tab S 10.5, it's been two years and still I use it every day, I hope it will get Marshmallow,but even without the update it's still a great tablet, my S5 just got the Marshmallow update, so if my tab gets the update I would be happy with it