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Sigh! Samsung tries to beat the iPad... again!

Last updated on: July 03, 2014 17:05 IST

Sigh! Samsung tries to beat the iPad... again!

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Shruti Puri

Will the Samsung Galaxy Tab S can give the latest iPad a run for its money? It seems so says Shruti Puri.

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, finally, introduces its Galaxy Tab S to the Indian electronics market and there is no doubt that this tab is going to prove itself as a major competitor in the market, especially to the highly popular Apple iPad Air with Retina display.

This time Samsung focussed on making the device the thinnest and lightest in this series. To add extra punch the Samsung Galaxy Tab S comes loaded with some very new features.

Overall, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S exudes perfect design, crisp and crystal clear display, super-duper performance and myriad of features and functionalities. While his combination has caught special attention of Indian buyers at the launch it is likely to grab market share at an exceptional pace.

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Image: Samsung Galaxy Tab S
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Design and display

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S looks ultra portable thanks to its exquisite design.

This model comes in two variants -- one with 10.5-inch screen and other with 8.4-inch display size -- and both feature a super AMOLED touchscreen, delivering screen resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels.

The display of the Samsung Galaxy S Tab offers an Adaptive Display. This means you need not worry about the lighting conditions or the applications you are running. The Adaptice Display feature automatically adjusts components like gamma, saturation, temperature, etc. of the screen so that your visual experience is never compromised.

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Image: Samsung Galaxy Tab S
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Processor and OS

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The company has shipped this tablet with Exynos 5 octa-core processor. Simply put, this aims to provide you with a smooth and seamless surfing experience along with lag-free multitasking. Yes, that is correct!

With the Samsung Galaxy Tab S you can easily play videos even as you are surfing the net or reading some e-book and all this happens just because of its strong processor configuration.

Not only this, with the Galaxy Tab S you get to experience the most updated version of Android KitKat 4.4.

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Image: Samsung Galaxy Tab S
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Camera

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S offers a whopping 8MP primary camera with the capability of capturing full HD video.

With this camera you can easily go for life-like and stunning shots where the other camera applications allow you to edit your pictures to make them look even better.

Some basic camera functions built-in are geo-tagging, scene modes, fixed focus, etc.

With this tab you can also go for clear video calling or Skyping since it features a 2.1MP front camera. Certainly, the selfies are also going to be clear and awesome with this tab.

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Image: Samsung Galaxy Tab S
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Memory and battery

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The company ships both the variants of Samsung Galaxy Tab S with a massive 3GB RAM.

This figure is the best in the market and gives you a gaming experience like never before.

Smooth multitasking is also possible because of the strong combination of processor and RAM figures.

Talking of the internal memory, you can choose either a 16GB model or a 32GB variant, depending upon your data storage. The other best thing in this section is that both the variants have microSD card slot, which allows memory expansion up to a whopping 128GB.

Overall, the memory specifications are very strong and you won't be disappointed at any stage regarding it.

To support all these features and such a big 8.4-inch or 10.5-inch screen, the company packs in a 4,900mAh battery with the former, whereas the latter is blessed with a gigantic battery of 7,900mAh amperage.

The batteries are strong enough to keep the respective models fit and running all day long with a single charge. On top of this, the Ultra-Power Saving Mode further enhances battery life so that you can enjoy your tab for another some hours.

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Image: Samsung Galaxy Tab S
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Additional features

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Talking of the connectivity features, you can choose either the Wi-Fi model, which will have only Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct as its connectivity bearer, or you can go for the LTE model, which will have basic connectivity features like GPS, 2G, 3G as well as 4G as its connectivity features.

Local connectivity includes Bluetooth 4.0 version and is present in both the models.

In addition, you also get some other service and built-in applications like SideSync 3.0, Paper Garden, Multi-user mode, Kids Mode, WebEX, Remote PC and Hancom Office.

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Image: Samsung Galaxy Tab S
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Competitors

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S is sure to rival many tablets present in the market today. Not only this, the two siblings are also lined up to rival each other, since specs are almost the same and only the display and battery configurations are different.

Some names of major rivals of this model are iPad Air with Retina display, iPad Mini 2 and Google Nexus 7.

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Conclusion

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This tablet is the best pick if you are looking for a portable device that defines your style. The features are up to the mark and there is nothing that you feel is lacking.

With this tablet you are sure to gain a dazzling experience and every money spent on it will be an investment.


Image: Samsung Galaxy Tab S
Photographs: samsung.com
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