I kept searching for a while to find tab S 8.4 or tab pro 8.4 till I bought the tab s 8.4 (LTE) from another country! as this 2014 tabs are much better than the new versions
But I'm really confused of upgrading it to lollipop or not?
Some people advising me not to upgrade as the original OS is the best in battery perfromance & others don't have problem & had battery impoved after lollipop!
Please i need a serious feedback from a real user & if its upgradable to 5.1.1 or 5.0.1 only
And if it has the smart manager after the update like note 4???
This was a decent tablet out of the box, but after playing around with it for a while, I kinda got tired of the bloatware and decided to put another rom on it. Now it's nothing less than a smokin bad ass slate. Highly recommend this to anyone who has this tablet
This tablet is absolutely awesome, yes it's not the latest model but if check the specs you will see that S2 is practically the same performance wise, and in my opinion worse, because of the 4:3 aspect ratio and lower resolution. Aspect of 16:10 is a must if you want to watch any kind of movies, Youtube and so on, not only that but also it's perfect for browsing in portrait mode as well. Most web sites nowadays are more suited for scrolling down so having a wider screen in not often an advantage at all.
Size wise it's the perfect combination of compact and having a big screen. It's very light and thin, I have no problems fitting it inside my sports shorts pocket.
Screen is phenomenal, images and videos look so great and detailed, it's just something else. High resolution and AMOLED screen is a great combination. I also have a Galaxy S6 which packs the same resolution on a smaller screen but everything just looks so much better on this bigger screen.
No problem with Micro SD, put in a 64 GB Sandisk and no problems whatsoever. Also the ANT+ connection is great if you have a compatible sports device. I use a chest strap heart rate monitor from Garmin and it syncs fine.
Overall very recommended, especially now that you can get a very good offer on new or slightly used one. I got a store demonstration model for a good price, since they were replacing them with the newer models.
Hangs, 26 May 2015Got Tab S 8.4, after few days software upgrade received and upgrade it. Nice and its around 923 mb.Thanks
I finally got a 128g SD card. After installing the file utility didn't work properly, video's on the card continuously started and stopped and the tablet started to misbehave ( started without requesting a fingerprint, then asked for it 3 minutes later, etc...)
ekin, 05 Sep 2015I have also same problem i used this tab s 8.4 but always auto restart its usually happen if ... moreA couple of users i know (3 out of 7)had them after lollipop 5 upgrade. Had the battery replaced or "resoldered"| while still under warranty. Works like a charm cheers
I love my Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4.
I wish the future generation will have the same size and same ratio with a little bigger 4K AMOLED screen and smaller bezels, stylus, at least 4GB RAM and at least 64GB storage plus microSD card slot.
I love my 8.4 . Want to have no lag whatsoever and make it fly? First, activate developers options in settings. Then go down to transition effects and turn all off. Then get Nova Prime launcher from Playstore and install it. Also if you disable in S-Voice 'double click'' home to start S-Voice the home key will be more receptive and faster. Also turn OFF Google Now the cards.. Much better battery. Finally Google Team Blackout and install that app and get lots of apps that are black, which helps save battery and looks much nicer instead of all the white crap in Lollipop.
First of all, thanks for the review. I was asking for one on the comments section of the LTE version because on the Compare Page I do not know the existence of this review of the Wifi model.
Now, how come I couldn't find the Sunlight Legibility Score for this device (Galaxy Tab S 8.4), Wifi or LTE model. Normally Samsung products are very proud of their Sunlight Legibility Scores due to their Amoled screens. I have double checked, it's not there. Now I'll go triple check.
baronul, 12 Oct 2015Don t ugr. to lollipop!!! U'll regret!already upgraded to lollipop and got improved battery :)