Well, battery life seems fine for me on 5.0.2.
On standay 8 hour without using, turn on 4G, and WiFi, just drain 3%.
But don't take my word, because I just recently replace the battery under warranty, so that may turn out to be better battery replacement.
After all the usage, the battery life is much better than before, without direct losing 10% after just open Facebook.
As for the speed, the device feel smoother than before, but not a drastic improvement.
Just updated my s tab 8.4 to android lollipop 5.0.2 and i totally regretted it!!!! don't do the update. it just causes the phone to become so laggy ..... android is doing such a lousy job. i just inviited laggy and ugly interface into my precious s tab :(
AnonD-283618, 24 May 2015Today received lollipop 5.0 update for tab S 8.4 LTE in Singapore. Downloaded, but not sure if... moreNo worries it's running smoothly without issues... Battery life seems to have improved as well.
Today received lollipop 5.0 update for tab S 8.4 LTE in Singapore. Downloaded, but not sure if to install; since lollipop update on other devices reported with much of problems. Tab S is less than a year old, worry brick it.
Anonymous, 23 May 2015updated now to 5.0.2please post about battery backup
Battery sucks. I have to plug the charger in my tab so i can use it properly.
Anonymous, 22 May 2015Agree, there is manufacturing defect, which affecting some batch of product. These happen most... moreWell.... consider myself lucky, I bought the Tab S with free Galaxy Gear Fit fitness smart watch campaign, so I would say, minus the gear fit, the price go very low. (I can sell the Gear Fit if I want, but I keep the gear fit, cause it look really cool)
This is the most complete all rounder tablet.
For lollipop updates, use a computer, I did it with my laptop, download the firmware thru sammobile and use odin 3.9. Its better than OTA,then wipe data and cache for smoother performance. Same method I used in my Note 4. Didnt have any problems so far. Silky smooth, just leave room for 2gb free internal storage to keep it running smooth. Cheers!😊
Why can't Samsung post an upgrade to fix this battery problem? . 99% of this device has battery problem. Mine has been shutting down on and of since day one i bought this tablet.
GTS8.4, 19 May 2015I think it should be a manufacturing defect because I never faced such kind of problem. My cla... moreAgree, there is manufacturing defect, which affecting some batch of product. These happen mostly on "smart" product, and it depend on luck. (not just for Android camp, but Apple product included)
Well, after the battery and charging port replacement, with Lollipop 5.0.2, battery life seems improved a lot.
There is no more battery wrong info issue.
Recommend the 8.4 inch LTE version, where it is easier to hold, higher pixel density, and can be used as a phone. It is expensive, but worth every penny, where the 2K AMOLED screen alone is just perfect.
Honey, 14 May 2015I just need to know how you update & which model do you have because I have Tab S 8.4 LTE ... morelollipop update is available in India, to up date your device go to ABOUT DEVICE in settings where you can find SOFTWARE UPDATES.
Anonymous, 15 May 2015The official pricing is RM1699 with original book case. I manage to bought mine around RM1500... moreThanks for replying. So, that is roughly SG$560. I couldn't considered it cheap but hey, for a flagship device it is awesome to buy.
Anonymous, 16 May 2015Well, the negative comment are probably true. I do own the tab, and I know it. As people a... moreI think it should be a manufacturing defect because I never faced such kind of problem. My class mate and I both have the same model (SM-T705) and never faced a single problem so far. It's a really good tab. And yes it is better than iPad mini 2. (Don't know about mini 3). So go for this Tablet. It's awesome.
carlos, 18 May 2015not yet available in Saudi ArabiaIts available in jarir book store - riyadh - Saudi arabia for SR.1600. I bought one last week.