June 16, 2015
Galaxy Tab S 8.4 vs Tab Pro 8.4 – Comparison & Price Review
Android devices are still rocking and selling fast in market. Nowadays people are more use to smartphones than to tablets even myself just because they are easier to carry about (mobile), but whether we like it or not there are some features smartphones don’t offer compared to the experience of a tablet. However, if you want to watch a movie or play a game, you will surely want to user a bigger screen and this is where tablets enter the stage. As last last year, 2014, Samsung released two awesome tablets with the same screen size, but they are different in specifications and hardware. So lets talk about this two tablets today, below is the image of the device, Tab S8.4 at the left and Tab Pro 8.4 at the right.
Design, Display & Dimension
As have already said they are designed with resemblance, both device measure screen display of about 8.4 inches and they support a resolution of 1600×2560 pixels at 359 ppi. They content is very clear and detailed on both screens, but Samsung used different technologies, as the Tab S features a Super AMOLED display, created by Samsung, and this type of screen is known for its vibrant colors. If you thought this couldn’t get better than this, then you’ll be even more satisfied with the Super Clear LCD screen from the Galaxy Tab Pro. The Tab S has the same dotted pattern from the Galaxy S5 smartphone and the Tab Pro received a faux leather back with fake stitches on the edges, but both tablets have silver plastic frames. About the dimensions, the Galaxy Tab S is much slimmer, being one of the thinnest tablets from the market, it’s also shorter and lighter, it measures 212.8×125.6×6.6mm and has a weight of 294 grams while the Galaxy Tab Pro measures 219×128.5×7.2 mm and it’s 37grams heavier. Although the tab pro has a premium design but lacks the fingerprint sensor.
Hardware & Storage
The Tab S is more powerful because it hides under its hood a combination of two quad core processors: Cortex-A15 clocked at 1.9GHz and Cortex-A7 clocked at 1.3GHz, based on an Exynos 5 Octa 5420 chipset, which work very fast with Mali-T628 MP6 graphics and 3GB of\ RAM. As for the TabPro’s internal specifications, the tablet is powered by a simple quad-core 2.3GHz Krait 400 processor backed by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset, Adreno 330 graphics and 2GB of RAM. Both tablets are of two types with internal memory capacities of 16 and 32GB, but the Tab S supports the addition of a microSD card with a capacity of up to 64GB and the TabPro supports expansion up to 128GB. The Tab S came loaded with Android v4.4.2 (KitKat) and now it runs on v5.0.2 (Lollipop), while the Tab Pro is stuck with v4.4 (KitKat) but there might be update for lollipop soon.
Both tablets are good in taking hd photos as they are really born for taking shots as they both support a Rear Camera of 8MP with a display resolution of 1600 x 2560 pixels, Auto-focus, LED flash and video capture at 1080p@30fps is what this devices are bolstered with. Features like geo-tagging, dual camera, panorama and HDR add on more options for photo-shooting. It produces a good quality pictures in low light and smartly adjusts the brightness in sun light. I don’t think there’s any big deal in Tab S having the front camera as 2.1MP and the Tab Pro has 2MP camera as well for selfies.
The Tab S is powered by a non-removable battery of 4900mAh, but it has the same lifespan as the 4800 mAh battery from the TabPro: 11 hours under mixed usage.
As already known Samsung devices have huge price in them so you shouldn’t be surprise if the Galaxy Tab S8.4 costs around $416 and the Tab Pro is as well available for around $328.