Out of Samsung’s series of premium tablets, the Galaxy Tab S8 is undoubtedly the best choice for the majority of consumers. The 11-inch display is a perfect size—large enough to work on while yet being manageable in one hand—and the specifications are excellent given the low cost. There are only a few minor issues—we wish the screen was OLED and Android is still not ideal for tablets. Let’s follow us to find out about Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Review right now!
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Review Design
It is difficult to tell the Galaxy Tab S8 from its predecessor. Even while you would want to see the design evolve, it’s difficult to be too dissatisfied in this instance given that the thin metallic slate with its vanishingly thin bezels appears just as upscale as its Apple equivalents.
With its huge, but manageable, 11-inch display, the Galaxy Tab S8 achieves an outstanding mix between mobility and functionality at 1.1 pounds and 10 x 6.5 x 0.25 inches. Even while the Tab S8 Ultra’s 14.6-inch display is interesting, you won’t be carrying it with you all the time. When it comes to putting either one in your luggage, you wouldn’t notice much of a change because the iPad Air 2022 is 9.7 x 7 x 0.24 inches and weighs 1.02 pounds.
The tablet’s constant thickness, excluding the slightly elevated pill-shaped camera array on the rear, making it easy to handle in any position. A reflective plastic strip that blends in with the camera and virtually the whole length of the tablet houses the S Pen and charges it magnetically. When you throw the tablet in your bag, you won’t want to depend on this, but it’s a useful spot to store it if you alternate between scribbling and typing or using an app.
The tablet’s power button and fingerprint reader, volume rocker, and microSD slot are all located on its top edge. This is not something you should frequently insert and remove because you require a SIM tool to reach the microSD slot, but it is a less expensive method to increase the capacity on your Tab S8. There are no other ports or buttons other than the USB-C connector on the right side; the headphone jack is gone.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Review Display and audio
The only device in the range that has an LCD display rather than an AMOLED is the Tab S8. The display quality won’t be as good as on the bigger brothers, which is a slight pity, but I don’t believe it should be a deal-breaker. You will enjoy the same advantages of slick scrolling and animations since, among other things, the panel still has the same 120Hz refresh rate as its competitors.
Second, even though it’s an LCD, it’s an excellent LCD. No, it can’t quite match the OLED’s very deep blacks, but this screen is still really good. The 2560 x 1600 resolution captures a lot of information, and colors are bold, aggressive, and brilliant. If you’re looking for a tablet to use for serious creative work, this might not quite match your requirements, but for Instagram, Netflix, and gaming, it’s more than enough.
The sole accessory packaged with the Tab S8 is Samsung’s S Pen pen, which is compatible with the tablet as well. Although the handwritten character recognition does struggle with my sloppy scrawls, this is wonderful for sketching or taking notes, and owing to Samsung’s Air Action shortcuts, it’s also a useful tool for regular usage in apps like the web browser and camera. When not in use, it magnetically fastens to the tablet’s back and wirelessly charges there.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 display
Don’t be put off by the fact that the Galaxy Tab S8 lacks the Super AMOLED display of its bigger S8+ and S8 Ultra siblings. Samsung understands what it is doing with its screens, regardless of the underlying technology. If you didn’t compare the 11-inch (2560 x 1600) 120Hz display side by side with one of its Super AMOLED equivalents, it would be difficult to discern the difference.
It’s a little tough to recall where Westworld began after watching the season 4 teaser, but the Galaxy Tab S8 faithfully reproduces the cinematography. You get a nice glimpse at the entire range of the Tab S8 display as the film hops you around and into increasingly drastically diverse situations. Your screen is initially illuminated by the vivid red of a holographic cityscape before switching to a gloomy and dismal 1920s theater district before returning to the show’s iconic dusty old west. The Tab S8 is your huckleberry if content consumption is your top priority.
My optical findings were supported by scientific data from our colorimeter, which revealed that the Galaxy Tab S8’s Natural option enabled it to cover 72% of the DCI-P3 color spectrum. Before the Tab S8 realizes it was sandbagging and rises to 112% in its Vivid mode, the iPad Air may sneer for a brief period at 79%. The Galaxy Tab S8 has a little advantage in brightness thanks to a peak brightness of 565 nits. The iPad Air’s highest point was 485. Both are sufficiently bright that it shouldn’t be an issue anywhere other than in direct sunshine, but Samsung wins.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Review Battery and charging
A large 8000mAh cell helps the Tab S8’s battery life to be acceptable. This provided very ordinary tablet life in our benchmark test; it wasn’t particularly noteworthy, but there was also nothing to be upset about.
This should last through a day of continuous usage as a business device, but if you’re more inclined to merely pick it up occasionally, the S8 should operate contentedly for a few days. Importantly, I didn’t observe any battery loss while the device was in sleep mode, so you shouldn’t be too concerned if you haven’t picked it up in a day or two.
The tablet can charge at up to 45W, which is the quickest pace Samsung currently offers for any of its Android devices. The main drawback to that is that, like the brand’s newest phones, it doesn’t come with a charger. As a result, you’ll either need to purchase a USB-C charger or modify an existing one.
When it comes to Android tablets, the Galaxy Tab is essentially the only option, but thankfully, Samsung is still making strides as it competes with the iPad behemoth. This year, Samsung outperforms the iPad in a number of ways. That goes for its roughly 13-hour battery life, the S Pen that comes with it, the dual camera system, a less expensive keyboard cover, and the potent DeX mode.