Samsung Galaxy tablet review, the TabPRO 8.4

| March 23, 2014

Samsung Galaxy tablet review, the TabPRO 8.4

In this Galaxy tablet review we’ll be looking at the recent addition in Samsung’s line of tablets, the TabPRO 8.4. This is not the biggest tablet you can find on the market but it can sure be one of the most high-tech devices compared to the rest, hence the word “PRO” in its name.  We’ll be tackling the key features of this device in our Galaxy tablet review to see what exactly it can do. So sit back and enjoy the ride.

At first glance

Galaxy tablet review

This device has its good and bad parts, it’s only natural, there is no such thing as a perfect device. For starters the TabPRO has a stunning high resolution display, it’s very light, you can expand the storage capacity, it can be used as a remote and it’s very fast. But the TouchWiz interface is lacking and the battery will give up quickly if the device is used extensively.

The key points addressed in this Galaxy tablet review

Design

A picture of the TabPRO from our Galaxy tablet review

To be honest this tablet looks like a blown up Galaxy Note 3. It has a flat profile all around and the corners are slightly rounded, this is just Samsung’s standard design that we got used to it, it’s obvious that the company is going by the old “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” expression. Also the button layout remained unchanged. Sadly we didn’t saw anything special when we made this Galaxy tablet review in terms of design, all Samsung devices kind of look the same.

Display (the most important issue talked in this Galaxy tablet review)

The screen of the TabPRO in our Galaxy tablet review

This device has an 8.4-inch Super Clear LCD display and it’s the smallest one in the Samsung PRO line. During the Galaxy tablet review we thought it won’t be something special, but we were wrong. It has an immense resolution of 2560×1600 and a pixel density of 359ppi. You can already see that these specs make it one of the sharpest display on the market. This is all part of the Samsung experience, during our Galaxy tablet review we found it hard to find content that could match this monster of a resolution. Everything on this screen just seems sharper and clearer, we couldn’t take our eyes off of it.

Performance

This baby has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.3 GHz, we couldn’t make it lag even while running the most demanding apps or during a session of heavy gaming. You literally have to struggle to make it slow.  During the Galaxy tablet review we encountered some issues with the battery, it isn’t powerful enough. Just thinking that it has to make this monster of a screen run and also keep up with the heavy usage that we inflicted on this poor device makes me understand why it can’t hold out that much. All sentiments aside this is still a problem, maybe in the future we can have a mini nuclear power plant as a battery but for new it’s unsatisfactory.

Hardware and camera

The camera of the device used in our Galaxy tablet review

This tablet is built for media, no doubt about it. It has a microSD slot that can expand the 16 or 32 gigs it comes with. It has dual speakers mounted on the back but the sound isn’t particularly rich. Also on the back you can find an 8MP camera that performs decent. It has everything every other tablet has on the market, nothing special.

Spec list

Display 8.4-inch Super Clear LCD with 2560 x 1600 resolution, 359 ppi
Processor 2.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Adreno 330
RAM 2 GB
Storage 16/32 GB, expandable
Battery 4,800 mAh
Camera 8 MP rear camera, LED flash
2 MP front camera
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, GPS and GLONASS
Software Android 4.4 Kitkat
Dimensions 219 x 128.5 x 7.2 mm, 331 grams

 

Final thoughts on this Galaxy tablet review

Considering the fact that it only costs 399$ this premium tablet is a bargain. The “PRO” in the name is no lie at all, this device delivers exactly what you’d expect. You can get all of your work done on it and can still enjoy your favorite media on a crisp clear screen. In general it’s an all purpose device that you can use for anything, whether reading an e-book, watching YouTube clips or just doing your work on it this device will not fail you, and it’s in a manageable size too. Hope you enjoyed our Galaxy tablet review and feel free to leave a comment!

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