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The Galaxy Tab S8 series is one of the best Android tablets

Samsung is significantly expanding its tablet portfolio with the Galaxy Tab S8 series: the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra in particular, with an extra-large screen and up to 16 GB of RAM, would in particular meet even the highest demands, but with maximum equipment, it costs up to 1599 euros. Our colleague also thinks the Galaxy Tab S8 and Galaxy Tab S8+ are really good tablets.

3 display formats

The biggest differences between the three models are mainly in the screens: while the Galaxy S8 has an 11-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels, the S8+ is 12.4 inches and has a resolution of 2800 x 1752. pixels. It’s also a Super AMOLED, so the black levels are significantly better. The S8 Ultra, on the other hand, is a lot bigger at 14.6 inches. The resolution here is 2960 x 1848 pixels – meaning it has the worst pixel density of all three tablets.

But you only notice that if you look very closely. All three screens support up to 120 Hertz. Unlike tablets from Apple or Microsoft, the stylus for the current S8 series does not have to be purchased separately. The S Pen has excellent software support from Samsung. There is a new feature that allows you to manually enter text in almost any field. At Apple, however, this feature still works a little better.

Strong Android performance

In all three tablets is a current Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, either 128 GB or 256 GB storage and 8 GB RAM. Only the S8 Ultra offers greater storage options. In benchmarks, the S8 series leaves all other Android tablets behind, only Samsung can’t keep up with Apple’s top tablets. However, apps and current games always run very well.

Dual camera and big update promised

The main camera consists of a 13-megapixel wide-angle lens and a 6-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens. The latter in particular may be a bit small for photography enthusiasts, but the image quality is generally good. Like the front camera, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens is installed.

With video telephony, for example, this can automatically zoom and place people in the middle of the recording. Samsung supplies the tablets with Android 12 and One UI 4.1 and promises four major Android updates and five years of security updates.

Specifications for Samsung Galaxy Tab S8, S8 Plus & S8 Ultra

fashion model-Galaxy Tab S8Galaxy Tab S8+Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
screen11 inch, LTPS TFT, 500 cd/m², 276 ppi12.7 inch, Super AMOLED, 420 cd/m², 266 ppi14.6 inch Super AMOLED, 420 cd/m², 240 ppi
solutionWQXGA 2560 x 1600 pixels, 120 HzWQXGA+ 2800 x 1752 pixels, 120 HzWQXGA+ 2960 x 1848 pixels, 120 Hz
softwareAndroid 12, Samsung One UI 4.1
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (SM8450, Octa-Core, Kryo 680, 4nm process technology, 64-bit, 3.0 GHz)
graphicQualcomm Adreno 730
Storage8 GB RAM, 128/256 GB storage, microSD8/16GB RAM, 128/512GB storage, microSD
clutchUSB-C 3.2 Gen 1, Wi-Fi axe, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, ANT+, (5G optional)
sensorsAccelerometer, fingerprint sensor, gyro sensor, geomagnetic sensor, hall sensor, brightness sensor, face recognition
specialSamsung S Pen, Handwriting Recognition & Air Gesture, Kids Mode, Wireless DeX, Fast Charge, Data Security Knox, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
audioQuadruple speakers (stereo), Dolby Atmos, integr. microphone
main cameraDual cam, 13 MP main camera (aperture f/2.0) + 6 MP ultra-wide angle lens (aperture f/2.2), autofocus, LED flash
front camera12 MP (aperture f/2.4), webcam functionDual camera, 12 MP (f/2.4 aperture), 12 MP (f/2.2 aperture), webcam function
battery pack8000mAh10090mAh11200mAh
Size in mm253.8×165.4×6.3285x185x5.7208.6×326.4×5.5
Weight507 grams567 grams728 grams
Prices8/128GB 749 euros
8/256GB 799 euros
(5G each 150 euro surcharge)
8/128GB 949 euros
8/256GB 999 euros
(5G each 150 euro surcharge)
8/128GB 1149 euros
12/256GB 1299 euros
16/512GB 1449 euros
(5G each 150 euro surcharge)
availablefrom February 25, 2022
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