Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Another application for leadership: a review of android-tablet Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (LTE) – Overclockers.ru

Device Type

Operating System
Android 4.4.2, Magazine UX

Body Materials

8.4 “, SuperAMOLED, 2560 x 1600, 359 ppi

Exynos 5240, 4 core Cortex-A15 1.9 GHz
and 4 core Cortex-A7 1.3 GHz

The video
Mali-T628 MP6

3 GB

Built-in storage
16 GB

Card slot
Micro SD (up to 128 GB)

Interfaces, communications and data
USB 2.0 (MHL), Wi-Fi (b / g / n / ac), Bluetooth 4.0,
(A) GPS / GLONASS, 2G (850/1900),
3G (850/2100), 4G (800/2600), IR -port

Slots SIM
1 pc., Micro-SIM

8 megapixel main c autofocus and flash,
2.1 megapixels Front

4900 mAh

Probes and Sensors
Accelerometer, gyro, light, proximity, geomagnetic, fingerprints , Hall

212.8 x 125.6 x 6.6 mm

298 g

18 000 – 23 000

Tab S 8.4 is now even more compact and lighter. The hardware part is now more impressive, and a fingerprint scanner and a new design led tablet in line with the latest devices Samsung.

weak spot here is not so much. Except that no NFC, and the battery for all these facilities and voracious screen does not look very capacious. A number of potential buyers traditionally negatively react to a fully plastic case and supersaturated screen SuperAMOLED. It’s a matter of taste.

Packing and equipment

Hero review entered the test without package and supplied, so just to mention that the buyer will be able to find in the box after purchase.

A small cardboard box will contain the necessary minimum. Here surprises waiting, as usual, is not necessary:

  • Charger;

  • Cable USB;

  • User Guide.

proceed to examining the visitor to the laboratory.

Appearance and design

Galaxy Tab S 8.4 executed in a plastic non-separable case. Occupies the entire front panel safety glass, which is located under the screen. She’s a little recessed in relation to the ends.

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The rear of the plastic covers, simulating perforated leather (as on the Galaxy S5). Only here the perforation is not as frequent. The ends of the frames the same plastic bezel, stylized brushed gold metal. It is worth to note once again that the new product can be found in white and dark gray version.

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Appearance device is typical of Samsung phones last generation. The housing is very thin, its thickness 6.6 mm over the entire area. Facets of the back and corners of the tablet are smoothed.

Do not use this convenient, it does not seem like much. The owner of a medium-sized hands can even take a tablet as a regular smartphone, and without too much trouble to make it to his ear to talk. The texture of the rear cover allows the unit does not slip out of hand.

On the rear panel there were two strange buttons. It turns out that they needed to join the firm cover.

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The gadget is designed for use primarily in portrait orientation. This is evidenced by the location of most of the elements on the body.

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The height of the device is 212.8 mm, Width – 125.6 mm. Galaxy Tab S noticeably smaller predecessor. Frame on each side of the display is very narrow at the bottom and top are somewhat wider. Weight of the device is 298 grams, 37 grams less than the mass of Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4. The tablet feels light for its size, the benefit to the body weight is distributed evenly.

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All ports and controls are spread across multiple ends. Roughened surface of the rear panel and collects almost no fingerprints. White body color has a light pearlescent.

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Above the screen there is a front camera, earpiece, light sensors and proximity. Speaker has a medium-size slot, covered convex lattice. Under it the logo of the company. Indicator events and the level of charge is not.

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In the center of the bottom of the front panel is a wide hardware button “Home” with a fingerprint reader. Two touch-sensitive buttons are located on the sides and can be seen without light. Buttons have backlight is white and bright enough to properly distinguish them in bad light.

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The main camera is now located at the top center of the rear panel, and not the edge. Its unit is given a little above the level of the body and is likely to be scratched. Located under the camera flash.

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At the bottom there are connector USB, aperture for the microphone , 3.5 mm jack for headphones and one of the two speakers.

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The top end is reserved for the second speaker and microphone noise reduction. Thus, in this model, the problem is solved Galaxy Tab Pro, where speakers are located at one end. Now you can get stereo sound and uniform on both sides of the screen. In this case, the speakers will not overlap with the interception of the device with both hands.

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Dual-button volume control and power button are on the right face. Here in the center housed an infrared window. Located just below the slot for Micro SIM-card and memory card format MicroSD.

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These connectors are tightly closed with plugs.

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On the left side of any of these items are missing.

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The quality of the materials and their processing are very good. Plastic of sufficient thickness. The case is assembled very well, no squeaks, and do not play. Fitting parts accurate and dense. Controls and connectors are located conveniently. Size of the buttons is sufficient, they are pressed with a short course and quiet but palpable click. During active use and under heavy braking body plate is heated slightly. Job vibrator felt good.

The design of the device fits into the overall design of the line of smartphones and tablets in 2014. There are no discoveries for the user will not be. Is that really can hit the small thickness of the gadget.


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