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Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (T700, T705, T707)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3840 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (T700, T705, T707). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the size and portability are generally positive. The usability and performance also get good views.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (T700, T705, T707) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Andrew Hoyle (cnet.com.au)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is the iPad Mini for Android users

 

The Galaxy S5 may be Samsung's darling child, packing in everything a top-end phone should, but if its 5-inch screen just doesn't cut it for your sofa surfing, turn your attention to the Galaxy Tab S 8.4.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is extremely slim, has a gorgeous, super-high-definition display, tonnes of power, and the latest version of Android KitKat on board

It's packed full of so much bundled software from Samsung and third parties that it will likely be confusing for first-time Android users

With its slim design, fantastic screen, and oodles of power, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is a superb smaller tablet, and a worthy competitor to the ever-popular iPad Mini.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Staff Writer (bit.com.au)

Samsung's Galaxy Tab S 8.4 reviewed: looks fabulous, but steep price

 

OLED screens are usually the preserve of smartphones and pricey TVs, but Samsung has bucked the trend with the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 – this tablet uses one of Samsung's pixel-packed Super AMOLED panels with an eye-prickling resolution of 1,600 x 2,560.

That’s a disappointing result for a premium compact tablet, and we were equally unimpressed by the heavy-handed custom Android UI. The tile-based “Magazine UX” newsfeed, accessed with a swipe to the right, is an unnecessarily fussy addition to the...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Stephen Fenech (techguide.com.au)

Samsung announces pricing and release date for Galaxy Tab S

 

Samsung has announced Australian pricing for the eagerly anticipated Galaxy Tab S – available in 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch models - will be released on July 14.

Jul, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:4800 / 4900 / 7900
Battery life (max):10 / 11 / 12
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:3.8
Browsing time (3G):10 / 9
Browsing time (4G):8 / 9
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):10 / 12 / 80 / 9
Continuous audio playback time:12 / 120 / 132 / 80
Continuous video playback time:12
Talk time (2G):9
Talk time (3G):25 / 29 / 48

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:LED / Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:4
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2 / 2.1
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 2560 x 1440
Rear camera:Y / Yes
Rear Camera Resolution:3264 x 2448
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Resolution at capture speed:2560x1440@30fps
Video capturing speed:30
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p, 720p

Design

Colour of product:Black / Bronze / Bronze, Brown / Bronze, Titanium / Brown, Gold / Charcoal, Grey / Gold, Grey / Gold, White / Orange / Silver / White
Device Type:Full-size tablet / Mini tablet / PHABLET
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Form factor:Clamshell / Slate
Kids tablet: No
Product colour:Black / Bronze / Bronze,Brown / Bronze,Titanium / Brown,Gold / Charcoal,Grey / Gold,Grey / Gold,White / Orange / Silver / White

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Display diagonal:21 / 21.3 / 26.7
Display number of colours:16.0 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:2560 x 1600
Display Technology:AMOLED / LCD/TFT / SUPER AMOLED / TFT
LED Backlight:No / Y / Yes
Pixel density:359 / 360
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Media formats

Audio formats supported:3G2,3GA,AAC,AWB,FLAC,IMY,M4A,MIDI,MP3,OGA,OGG,OTA,RTX,WAV,XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA,AAC,AMR,AWB,FLAC,IMY,M4A,MIDI,MP3,MP4,MXMF,OGA,OGG,OTA,RTX,WAV,WMA,XMF / 3GA,AAC,AMR,AWB,FLAC,IMY,M4A,MIDI,MP3,MP4,MXMF,OGA,OGG,OTA,RTX,WAV,XMF / 3GA,AAC,AMR,AWB,FLAC,IMY,M4A,MIDI,MP3,MXMF,OGA,OGG,OTA,RTX,WAV,WMA,XMF / 3GA,AAC,AMR,AWB,FLAC,IMY,M4A,MIDI,MP3,OGA,OGG,OTA,RTX,WAV,WMA,XMF / 3GA,AAC,AMR,AWB,FLAC,IMY,MIDI,MP3,MP4,MXMF,OGA,OGG,OTA,RTX,WAV,WMA,XMF / 3GA,AAC,AMR,AWB,FLAC,IMY,MIDI,MP3,MP4,MXMF,OGG,OTA,RTX,WMA,XMF / 3GA,AAC,AMR,AWB,IMY,M4A,MIDI,MP3,MXMF,OGA,OGG,OTA,RTX,WAV,WMA,XMF / 3GA,AAC,AMR,FLAC,IMY,M4A,MIDI,MP3,MXMF,OGA,OGG,OTA,RTX,WAV,WMA,XMF / 3GA,AAC,AWB,FLAC,IMY,M4A,MIDI,MP3,OGA,OGG,OTA,RTX,WAV,XMF / AAC,AAC+,FLAC,MP3,OGG,WAV,WMA,eAAC+ / AAC,AMR,FLAC,MIDI,MP3,OGG,OTA,WAV,WMA,XMF
Image formats supported:JPG
Video compression formats:3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / H.263,H.264,MPEG4
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3G2,3GP,ASF,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3GP,AVI,FLV,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / H.263,MPEG4,VC-1,VP8,WMV7,WMV8

Memory

Internal Memory:2 / 3
Internal memory type:LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2 / 3

Messaging

E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
T9 text input: Yes
Video messaging: Yes

Networking

2G:N / Yes
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G:N / No / Yes
3G standards:HSPA / UMTS / UMTS, WCDMA
4G:N / No / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: No
Ethernet LAN: No
Near Field Communication (NFC):N / No
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi Direct:Y / Yes
Wi-fi Standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Colour : Yes
Docking connector: No
Full HD: Yes
Intel visual technologies: No
Processor Manufacturer:Samsung
Total Storage Capacity:16
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:USB
Keyboard Included:N
Keyboard supplied: No
Manual:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Night Mode / Yes
Audio formats supported:3G2, 3GA, AAC, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, MIDI, MP3, MP4, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, MIDI, MP3, MP4, MXMF, OGG, OTA, RTX, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, XMF / AAC, AAC+, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA, eAAC+ / AAC, AMR, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, OTA, WAV, WMA, XMF
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS:Y / Yes
Google applications:Gmail, Google Play, Google+, YouTube / Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube / Google Play
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Orientation sensor: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Events reminder, Games, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Position location:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes
Video compression formats:3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / 3G2, 3GP, ASF, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / 3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV, No / 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / 3GP, AVI, FLV, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / H.263, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, WMV7, WMV8

Phone features

Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Video call: Yes
Voice call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:Y / Yes
MHL version:2.1
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 11
Microphone in:No / Y / Yes
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Energy Star certified: Yes

Processor

Coprocessor: Yes
Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A7
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.3
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A15
Processor cache:2
Processor Cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon / Samsung Exynos
Processor frequency:1,9 / 1.9 / 2.3
Processor Model:5 Octa / 5420 / 800

Processor special features

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel visual technologies: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): No
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): No

Security

Fingerprint Reader:Y

Software

Bundled software:-- / Enterprise-Ready, Corporate E-mail/Calendar/Contacts, Microsoft Office-compatible, Mobile Device Management, On-Device Encryption (ODE), SAFE, SAFE with KNOX, Virtual Private Network, Hancom Office / Norton 360
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.4 / 4.4 KitKat / 4.4.2
Platform:Android

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash), SD, SDHC / microSDHC, SD, SDHC
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:128 / 64
Storage Media:Flash

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:6.6 / 7 / 7.2
Height :12.2 / 12.5 / 12.6 / 17.7 / 21 / 21.3 / 21.9 / 212.8
Weight:294 / 298 / 331 / 335 / 467
Width:12.6 / 12.8 / 125.6 / 13 / 21.3 / 24.7