When comparing the new Galaxy Tab S4 to its predecessor there are a few things that immediately standout. The Super AMOLED display on this new model is nearly a full inch larger, but it still delivers vivid colors with great contrast and deep blacks. The larger display increases the size of the tablet slightly, but this allowed Samsung to also fit in a higher capacity, beefy 7300 mAh battery, that according to Samsung, offers up to 16 hours of video playback. The bezels on the tablet have also been reduced to accommodate its larger display and its Android navigation buttons are now on-screen as well, as opposed to residing physically on the bezels like last year's model.
Powering the Galaxy Tab S4 is a Snapdragon 835 processor, paired to 4GB of RAM, and there's 64GB of on-board storage. For added storage though, there's a microSD slot included that allows for an additional 400GB of storage. You’ll also find a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera as well as a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The rest of the specs can be found below...
|Processor Options||Qualcomm MSM8998 (2.35GHz + 1.9GHz)
10.5" WQXGA Super AMOLED (2560x1600) 287ppi
Qualcomm Adreno 540 GPU
|Storage||64GB, expandable up to 400GB via microSD card|
4 speakers (Top: 2, Bottom: 2)
Tuned by AKG
Surround sound with Dolby Atmos technology
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0, USB 3.1, Gen 1
DEX keyboard docking station
Power button, Volume up/down rockers
|Interface (Bottom)||USB Type-C|
|Webcam||Front 8MP camera, 13MP camera
Video playback (up to 16 hours)
249.3 x 164.3 x 7.1 mm
||482 g, 1lb
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year limited warranty|
|Pricing||As tested, $647.99 @ Amazon.com|
With updated hardware, a larger display, and a desktop-like user interface option, the latest Galaxy Tab S seems like a promising alternative to some two-in-ones, but whether or not it's worth the asking price remains to be seen. Let's dive in...