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Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 (SM-T805)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 228 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the touch screen and responsiveness are on the whole positive. The portability and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the features. There are some mixed views about the value for money.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 (SM-T805) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 228 reviews)

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 review: Thin, light and very impressive

 

Samsung's copious software add-ons and UI tweaks mean that the Galaxy Tab S delivers a particular kind of Android experience. We have a few issues with some of these extras, but the slimline Galaxy Tab S is still a very impressive tablet.

Thin and light ; Excellent screen ; Good battery life ; Reasonably priced LTE option

My Magazine feature can't be removed ; Disappointing speakers ; Lacks NFC

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Light and Bright

 

With both the 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch Galaxy Tab S, Samsung has managed to stand out in a sea of lookalike tablets. Even more impressive, they've managed to do it without resorting to ridiculous gimmicks.

Beautiful high-resolution AMOLED displays. Absurdly thin and light. Expandable storage via MicroSD slot. Multi Window mode is a useful extra, as is SideSync if you own a Galaxy phone. Solid battery life

TouchWiz UI means there’s a bit of bloatware in the mix. That same plastic dimpled backing as the Samsung Galaxy S5 (although it does look better on these tablets)

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 review: Splashing colors

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 is the full-size member of the freshly announced tablet family by Samsung. Like its smaller sibling, the Galaxy Tab S 8.4, the newcomer capitalizes on the world's only 10.5-inch Super AMOLED screen panel and aims to capture a...

10.5" WQXGA Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels ; The Wi-Fi-only version comes with Exynos Octa 5420 chipset; quad-core Cortex-A15 CPU plus quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU; Mali-T628 GPU, 3GB RAM ; The LTE (Cat.4) version comes with...

The available color schemes might not fit all tastes ; Android still lags behind iOS in terms of tablet-optimized apps ; GPU performance leaves a lot to be desired ; No NFC

Like its smaller sibling, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 is well worthy of carrying the S moniker in its name. The slate seamlessly combines class-leading display, powerful hardware, and an ultra-slim, easy to handle body.

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Blake Stimac

 

With a stunning display and high-end specs, the Tab S line is the best tablet from Samsung to date.

Hi-res Super AMOLED HD display is bright and vibrant ; Super slim profile ; Access to free magazine subscriptions, in-app credits, and more perks

Reliance on plastic materials doesn't give the tablet a premium feel ; Heavy software customization makes performance lag at times

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5

 

The Galaxy Tab S 10.5 is the best Android-powered media tablet available, but its competition is stiff.

Slim and light. Amazing screen

Wi-Fi and GPU performance not quite up to the competition

The Samsung Galaxy S5 was a significant step past the S4, but the step was subtle: It was in the screen and the software. The Galaxy Tab S 10.5 ($499, 16GB) pours the S5 equation into the best Android media tablet we've seen so far. It's slim,...

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 review

 

Keeping Samsung's line of tablets straight is not an easy job. There are the Note and Note Pro lines, the Tab Pro, Tab 3, the lower-end Tab 3 Lite, and the Galaxy Tab 4, most of which are available in multiple screen sizes. We do this for a living, and...

Stunning Super AMOLED screen ; Fingerprint scanner ; Thinner and lighter than the iPad Air ; MicoSD expansion slot ; 3GB of RAM

Screen feels almost too bright and vivid ; No black model available ; Isn’t dust/water-resistant like GS5 ; Fingerprint Scanner isn’t ideal for tablet use ; Sony’s Xperia Z2 tablet is a little thinner and lighter

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S 10.5 sports a stunning Super AMOLED screen, a fingerprint reader, and top-notch specs. If you want the best Android slate, it should be near the top of your list.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S ( 10.5-inch, bronze)

 

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S is shaking up the tablet scene with an ultra-thin, lightweight design and colorfully brilliant screen that blows the competition out of the water.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S rocks a vividly colorful, razor-sharp screen and exclusive software perks in an ultra-thin and lightweight design.

Starting at $500 or £400, it's a high-end purchase. Touchscreen response can lag if many of its memory-hogging apps are open in the background.

An exceptional screen and a long list of software goodies make the Galaxy Tab S Samsung's best tablet to date and our top Android choice for an entertainment slate.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S Review (10.5 & 8.4-inch)

 

Samsung's tablet lineup can be confusing to follow. There's the regular Galaxy Tab lineup which is on its 4th generation and is available in three different screen sizes (7, 8 and 10.1-inches), all with 1280 x 800 displays. If you want a higher...

The Galaxy Tab S is easily the most compelling tablet family Samsung has ever released. The devices are incredibly thin, very light and boast displays that can be easily configured to be among the most accurate in the industry. In the Android tablet...

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 Review

 

A superbly rich display, clever software and long battery life make the Galaxy Tab S a compelling big-screen Android tablet.

Excellent Super AMOLED display; Slimmer and lighter than iPad Air; SideSync 3.0 lets you control your Galaxy phone; Very good battery life; Useful Kids Mode

Performance lags at times; Covers are awkward to use; Camera washes out some images

A superbly rich display, clever software and long battery life make the Galaxy Tab S a compelling big-screen Android tablet.

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Samsung's Galaxy Tab S 10.5 & 8.4: Hands On with Samsung's 6.6mm Thin Tablets

 

I remember sitting in a briefing with Samsung last year when the company first started talking about translating its success in the Android smartphone space into the tablet market. Samsung has done well in the Android tablet space but it's safe to say...

Beginning in July in the US the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 will be available at $399 (16GB/WiFi), while the 10.5” model will retail for $499 (16GB/WiFi). The LTE versions will come to AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon. AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile will carry the...

Product Specifications

Configuration

Embedded 3G/4G:4G
Fingerprint Reader: No
GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Keyboard: No
Phone Function: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
USB:USB 2.0
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Technology:OLED Display
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Number of Displays:1
Touchscreen:Multi Touch

General Features

Convertible: No
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 4.4 KitKat

Graphic

GPU TYPE:OnBoard Graphic

Processor

Processor:EXYNOS 5 OCTA
Processor Brand:Samsung
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