Samsung recently announced the Galaxy Tab S tablets, which could easily give Apple iPads a run for their money, given the fact that Samsung's flagship tablets come with a WQXGA (2560×1600, 16:10) Super AMOLED display.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S comes in 10.5 and 8.4-inch screen sizes, with an Octa-Core processor found under the hood. The Tab S 10.5 is the latest attempt to rival the Apple iPad Air, the most sought after tablet produced till date. The Tab S 8.4, on the other hand, should be seen as an arch rival to the iPad Mini Retail Display. On paper, the Tab S range beats the iPad without any doubt.
Let's not forget that Samsung's Galaxy Tab S tablets are primarily targeted at Apple's new age iPad models. Yes indeed, the Galaxy Tab S tablets are sophisticated, but that doesn't mean you won't be able to afford Samsung's other slates in the Galaxy range.
The Galaxy Tab 4 10.1, for instance, has been priced at Rs 23,960, while the Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 costs Rs. 30,498 in India. These new tablets can be seen rivaling Apple's iPad range (including the iPad 4 and iPad Mini Retina), which starts at Rs. 28,000.
Today, we take a look at the top 5 Samsung-made tablet that can easily beat Apple's iPad. Take a look into sliders below!
Talking about the configurations of the Galaxy Tab S 10.5, the new tablet features a 10.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. The tablet will come two different processors: a 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor and an Octa-Core Exynos (A15 1.9 GHz ＋ A7 1.3 GHz) CPU. The slate will offer 3GB of RAM and 16GB/32GB of on-board memory, which can be later expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card slot.
The Tab S 10.5 runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat. On the camera front, you'll get to see an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED Flash, and a 2-megapoixel front-facing shooter. The connectivity options on the tablet include a Wi-Fi, 4G LTE/3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Direct, GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, among others. The makers have added a respectable 7,900mAh battery fitted inside. The tablet is thin and sleek (6.6mm) and weighs in at 294g (Wifi) / 298g(LTE).
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The Galaxy Tab S 8.4 has an 8.4-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. The makers have added a 4900mAh battery fitted inside. The rest of the specifications of the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 are identical to its older brother i.e. the Galaxy Tab S 10.5. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S will come in Titanium Bronze or Dazzling White colors.
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 sport a 10.1-inch (1280 x 800 pixel) WXGA display. It is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core Processor, 1.5GB RAM and runs on Android 4.4 KitKat. It has a 3MP Fixed Focus rear camera and a 1.3MP front-facing shooter. As far as the storage capacity is concerned, the Tab 4 10.1-inch comes with 16GB of internal memory, which is expandable up to 64GB via microSD. The slate weighs in at 495g and comes with better battery with 6,800mAh capacity.
Asking price - Rs. 30,498
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 comes with an 8.0-inch (1280 x 800 pixel) WXGA display. It is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core Processor coupled with 1.5GB of RAM. It runs on Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box. You will get a 3MP fixed Focus rear camera and a 1.3MP front-facing shooter as well. The tablet offers 16GB of internal memory, which is expandable up to 64GB via microSD. Connectivity options include, 3G HSPA+, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, GPS, and GLONASS. The tablet which measures 7.9mm thick and weighs 323g is powered by a 4,450mAh battery.
Asking price - Rs. 23,960
The Note Pro has a 12.2-inch display offering a WQXGA resolution of 2560×1600 pixels and is 7.9mm thick and weighs 750g. The WiFi and 3G variants of the device is powered by Samsung's very own Exynos 5 Octa (1.9GHz x 4 + 1.3GHz x 4) processor coupled with a 3GB RAM. It runs on Android 4.4 KitKat OS. It features 8MP rear camera with LED flash with 2MP front-facing camera. The storage capacity is quite impressive with 64GB internal storage and can be expanded up to 64GB via microSD card. Connectivity options include LTE/3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac MIMO (2.4 & 5 GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, AllShareCast, BT4.0, USB3.0, GPS and GLONASS. The device draws its energy from a massive 9500mAh battery.
Asking price - Rs. 65,575