Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 Featured in Best Tablets

Released July, 2014
  • 10.5"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 6.0
Tablet cameras generally aren't the best, but the front camera is sharper and brighter than average among phones and tablets, and it works well for video conferencing.
by MobileTechReview (Jul, 2014)

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 Featured in Best Tablets

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Galaxy Tab S 10.5 Featured in Best Tablets
908
iPad Air
261

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Galaxy Tab S 10.5 Featured in Best Tablets
5,300

Reviews Word on the street for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 Featured in Best Tablets


8.0
The point of the Tab S line is the display, and it indeed looks great when watching videos, viewing photos and reading ebooks.

7.0
The LCD underneath it is a crisp 1,024x600-pixel resolution, which is on par with the iPad, but since the screen is about half the size, the pixel density is much tighter.

9.0
Technically speaking, it’s longer and wider, but they’ve managed to reduce its thinness and weight to an impressive 0.26 inches (6.6 mm) and 16.47 ounces (467 grams) respectively.

Overall

7.9 Out of 10

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Screen

Moreover, the display continues to astound us with its very wide viewing angles, strong brightness output (395 nits), and overall great clarity.
by PhoneArena (Jun, 2014)
Remarkably, they’re able to reduce the size of the tablet, enabling it to reach an impressive thinness of 0.26-inches (6.6 mm) – besting the 0.28-inch (7.2mm) construction of its previous effort with the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, as well as the iPad mini with retina display.
by PhoneArena (Jun, 2014)
Sure, the resolution isn’t necessarily a new high point for Sammy, seeing that it has been established previously with the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 already, but we appreciate that it continues to produce stunning clarity and detail with its 359 ppi pixel density count.
by PhoneArena (Jun, 2014)

Operating System

We've seen other Android tablets this same size, but none running Android 2.2 with Market support.
by c|net (Nov, 2010)
Similarly, we've seen tablets like the Dell Streak that offer the Android Market, but the size is cramped and the OS isn't yet up to 2.2.
by c|net (Nov, 2010)
The Galaxy Tab S has 3 gigs of RAM, and that's currently the most you'll find on an Android product.
by MobileTechReview (Jul, 2014)

Operating system

At the same time, we appreciate how Samsung has been more focused on having fewer, more relevant software features with the experience.
by PhoneArena (Jun, 2014)
It's more than enough to handle Samsung's extensive software customizations including multi-window multitasking, multiple concurrent applications and more.
by MobileTechReview (Jul, 2014)
The front bezels are relatively small, and Samsung uses their usual mechanical home button flanked by capacitive buttons for multitasking and back.
by MobileTechReview (Jul, 2014)

Apps

If productivity is your thing, you'll be happy to know that the Tab's calendar and e-mail apps readily took to our Gmail and Exchange accounts.
by c|net (Nov, 2010)
Beyond the core apps in the dock (mail, Web, drawer), the first of the five home screens comes preinstalled with apps for Qik video chat, Samsung's video download portal, Media Hub, Slacker Internet radio, the Amazon Kindle e-book reader, the Asphalt 5 3D racing game, the Android Market, YouTube, Navigation, and a T-Mobile account management app.
by c|net (Nov, 2010)
And yes folks, we can even play some games as well.
by PhoneArena (Jun, 2014)

Camera

On the back of the Tab you'll see a smooth black plastic back and a more impressive 3-megapixel camera with an integrated flash.
by c|net (Nov, 2010)
Not only is it fairly snappy with its focus and shooting times, but it produces its best work with outdoor sunny conditions – where details are nice and crisp, only to be complemented by life-like colors.
by PhoneArena (Jun, 2014)
A strong performer when lighting is abundant, its quality softens tremendously under low light.
by PhoneArena (Jun, 2014)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Size 10.5"
Technology AMOLED
Resolution 2560 x 1600
PPI 287 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
  1. 802.11ac
  2. 802.11n
  3. 802.11a
  4. 802.11g
  5. 802.11b
  6. 802.11
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes

processor

Cores Octa core
Clock speed 1.9 GHz

form factor

Weight 467 g
Size 177.3 x 247.3 x 6.6 mm
Thickness 6.6 mm

storage

Internal storage 32 GB
RAM capacity 3 GB
Supported card formats
  1. SDXC
  2. SDHC
  3. SD
Maximum capacity 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No
Webcam 8 MP
Rear camera 2.1 MP

sensors

Has a GPS Yes
Has a light sensor Yes
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