Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 Overview

10 Apr 2015

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5

 

They say a tablet is man’s best friend. This sentiment reaffirmed itself with the rise of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5. In general it has a great AMOLED display, slim design, and great performance make the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 the best tablet on the market today. Adding 4G LTE makes it even better. In fact, this baby has superb screen, solid specs, excellent battery life, expandable memory, easy multiple users. Here are the details:

Build & Design

On first taking it out of the box, you’ll realize how staggeringly thin and light the Tab S 10.5 really is. At 0.26 inches thick, it’s slimmer even than the Apple iPad Air and a hair lighter (467 grams versus 478 g). Even the older Galaxy Tab 10.1 LTE feels like a thick, clumsy antique when compared to the Tab S.

Once you get past the thinness, the actual looks of the S 10.5 aren’t anything remarkable. It’s not ugly, but it doesn’t exactly leap out and grab the eye. At least not until you turn on the screen, but we’ll get to that in a second. We think that the white version (shown at right) looks nicer than the “titanium bronze” we received, but we haven’t seen one in person.

The casing is plastic all over, which will probably disappoint some people, but it’s good quality plastic and not likely to smudge.

Display

The screen is where the Tab S 10.5 fully and completely sets itself apart from competing 10-inch tablets. In place of a conventional LCD screen, the Tab S has an Active Matrix OLED display, something previously found almost exclusively in smartphones, and never before in a 10-inch tablet.

Communication

The Galaxy Tab S 10.5 supports all the currently available versions of Wi-Fi, including both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz networks. HDMI is also in there, supposedly, although it’s only accessible through one of the terribly inconvenient “MHL” adapters. Rounding out the usual suspects are Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy and GPS.

Summary

We can certainly see Samsung ascension with this gadget and look forward to seeing their next models. Still, when in doubt, try it out! Check our a Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 at a Bell tablet provider near you.

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