I’ve never been on an Android gadget long enough to say it is good or converted me into a fan. I’ve been on an Android phone of another brand before but the hardware was disappointing. It has charging problem, speaker issues and all these were within 6 months of unboxing it. No surprise I “let it go” within the 1st 6 months.
So when the opportunities came along for me to have an experience with the all new Samsung GALAXY Tab S (8.4”) LTE -- I call it the #SmithVsSamsung experience. I’m not a fan (yet) so I want to know how this Tablet can actually impress me as a gadget.
To begin with the Samsung GALAXY Tab S comes in two sizes, 10.5 inch as well as the 8.4 inch. They also come in LTE version as well as the Wifi version. Below is an interesting table I got off Hardwarezone to have an interesting overview.
You may or may not know but these two Tablets are not just purely tablet but they do have calling as well as SMS functions too. The super sexy Super AMOLED Display screen size is perfect for a tablet and although it is not exactly your typical mobile phone size, you could still use it as a phone. Trust me, you can look cool like us unless cool isn’t your thing then maybe you can just use the earpiece.
So I was talking about the Super AMOLED Display screen. To be honest I’ve never seen a screen like this. We actually did a comparison side by side with Samsung’s previous tablet and it made everything else looks really bad. The colour is so rich and vibrant. Given the genius in me, I would assume it uses more battery but the interesting thing is it actually offers a longer battery life! #WhatKindaSorceryIsThis
Another function would be The Adaptive Display! You know how irritating it gets when you move around from places to places such as under the sun, in the bedroom or even in your office where the light environment is so different and you have to adjust the screen brightness manually to fit the environment? Now, with the Adaptive Display everything is done automatically! WOAH!
I think this video says a lot about how good this screen is.
Look at how bright my wall paper looks! I can stare at it all day!
Slimmer and Lighter Design
Being out of office most of the time meeting partners and clients, dragging around a big laptop is no joke. I mean I do lift but lifting a heavy laptop and lifting in the gym is two different games.
Dimensions: 212.8 x 125.6 x 6.6mm.
So slim and sexy. No joke. I really like this 8.4 inch one because I can still hold it with 1 hand and read on the crowded train.
Fits into my palm perfectly! I really like the size for reading as it is not too big and heavy like other tablets nor is it small like phone. It is slightly larger than a Kindle whitepaper but has a lot more functions so when you are bored with reading, you can play some games.
It comes in two colours, the Dazzling White and Titanium Bronze! I thought the Titanium Bronze looks really good or maybe it’s just me who is looking for a change because I’ve way too many white gadgets at home.
Half Time Conclusion
I can’t say I am converted into a big fan yet but I must say I am pretty impressed by what this gadget is offering and how it is changing my lifestyle. I never liked to bring an extra gadget out because I like to travel light and because my previous tablet is kinda huge but now I would bring it out without feeling that it is a hassle.
If you like what I am sharing here, stay tuned for part 2 as I share with you guys more about other benefits of the Samsung GALAXY Tab S else, check out .
And if you are already sold and can’t wait to get one, this is how affordable this is!
- GALAXY Tab S (8.4") LTE: SGD 698
- GALAXY Tab S (8.4") Wi-Fi®: SGD 598
- GALAXY Tab S (10.5") LTE: SGD 948
- GALAXY Tab S (10.5") Wi-Fi®: SGD 848
And if you doing it quick enough…
- FREE Samsung Book Cover worth $78# / $98^ with every purchase of GALAXY Tab S. Valid while stocks last
- # For purchase of GALAXY Tab S (8.4")
- ^ For purchase of GALAXY Tab S (10.5")
Thank you Samsung for letting me have this baby! It's awesomeeeeee~
Mr.Smith, Smith Vs Samsung, will Smith become a Samsung Fan boy at the end of the day? STAY TUNED!