Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 Review

16 GB (SM-T705)     See other variants reviews Score: 73.3 / 100

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is a very high quality tablet launched some years ago, in 2014, featuring a good size 8.4 inches multi touch display, an extremely powerful Octa-Core processing unit (they are really a Quad-Core clocking at 1.9 gigahertz and an additional Quad-Core running at 1300 megahertz), and 2 cameras, an 8 MP back-facing camera and a 2.1 mega-pixels front camera. We will get a better idea about this tablet's characteristics when we get into deeper details.

This device is offerred in two different colors, black and white. This tablet is much lighter than what you expect from a portable tablet like this. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 has a gorgeous design, with a thickness of just 0.26 inches. The Tab S 8.4 is a very compact tablet device, given that it packs a 8.4 inches screen and it only has 8.38 inches long and 4.94 inches wide.

Samsung equipped the Tab S 8.4 with a incredible 8.4" screen, and a 2560 x 1600 resolution, providing this tablet with a perfect graphic quality. This screen uses Super AMOLED capacitive technology, and has multi-touch detection.

This tablet is equipped with a Exynos 5 Octa 5420 chip, holding an extremely powerful Octa-Core CPU (composed by a Quad-Core clocking at 1900 MHz and another Quad-Core speeding at 1.3 gigahertz) and a big 3 GB of RAM. A nice point of the Tab S 8.4 is the 16 GB quite large internal storage and a slot for external memory cards, which allows the user to store hundreds of apps and games without any problem.

The Tab S 8.4 counts with wifi capability (and it can be provided to other devices as a mobile hotspot), LTE 4G high performance connectivity and 3G fast connection type, using HSPA, UMTS and EDGE technologies. The Tab S 8.4 uses a Micro SIM card to connect to GSM networks.

The Tab S 8.4 has two cameras, an 8 megapixels back facing camera and a 2.1 megapixels front camera. It also shoots videos up to 1920x1080 (Full HD) at 30 frames per second. The camera also counts with a lot of amazing characteristics like flash, fast burst mode, auto-focus, digital image stabilization, HDR mode and geo tagging.

The Tab S 8.4 also includes a handful of nice features as Fingerprint Identification, Bluetooth and GPS Localization, and plenty of sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass.

The Tab S 8.4 comes with a high capacity 4900 mAh non-replaceable battery, enough to provide this tablet with an amazing battery life. An issue to evaluate is that this tablet's battery is not removable so you can't throw it away and buy a new one when it begins to lose its charge, although with such a great capacity you will probably discard this tablet before it becomes an issue.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is a top-level tablet and it costs about 166 dollars, similar to other same level tablets. This device is probably the correct option it doesn't matter whether you are looking for a tablet to play games, will use it as a work tablet, want it to take many pictures or need a device mainly for internet broswing and social networks.

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Device Type:Tablet
Operating System (OS):Android 4.4.2
Variant:16 GB
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Product code:SM-T705
Dimensions:8.38 x 4.94 x 0.26 inchesMetric21.29 x 12.55 x 0.66 cmImperial
Weight:10.51 ouncesMetric297.95 gImperial
Colors:Black and White
Release date:2014-06-12
Price:$ 166.00


Screen Type:Super AMOLED (16M colors)
Size:8.4 inchesMetric21.3 cmImperial
Resolution:1600 x 2560 pixels
Pixel density:359 pixels per inchMetric141.34 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Exynos 5 Octa 5420
Processor:ARM Cortex-A15 (Quad-Core 1900 MHz + Quad-Core 1300 MHz)
RAM Memory:3 GB (933 MHz)
Graphics Processor:ARM Mali-T628 MP6
Internal Memory:16 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB)


Capacity:4900 mAh
Talk Time:29 hours


Back camera:8 megapixels
Front camera:2.1 megapixels
Max video resolution:1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus, Digital Image Stabilization, Fast Burst Mode, Geo Tagging and HDR Mode


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Micro SIM
LTE (4G) Bands:800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7)
UMTS Bands:850, 900, 1900, 2100
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS and GSM

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.0
Fingerprint ID:Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor