The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro has shot up to being one of the top tablets this holiday season. Why? Well, for starters, it has gone on sale for only $230 on Amazon and Best Buy, which is huge considering its initial price tag of $400. But is the tablet worth this much money? It also has impressive specs, beating out many of the tablets in this range from Apple and other manufacturers. For those who haven’t checked out the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 yet, here’s a look at what the tablet is sporting at such a low price.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 is 8.62 inches long by 5.06 inches wide by .28 inches thick, making the tablet just barely longer than the Apple iPad Mini while still being thinner and lighter. It also fits comfortably in one hand while being large enough to not feel awkward when held in two hands in landscape mode. It weighs 11.82 ounces and, obviously, comes with a 8.4 inch screen. The tablet itself screams sleekness and professionalism. The non intrusive buttons on the bottom of the screen allow for navigation, and the Samsung logo on the top is not huge or unsightly. Turning it around reveals a huge surprise and that is a faux-leather back. The stitching around the etches really turns this device into a pleasure to hold, as well as giving it some protection from harsh surfaces when laid on its back. The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 is as aesthetically pleasing as it is powerful, and it is easy to see that Samsung did not pull any punches when they designed this tablet.
The 8.4 inch display sports a Super Clear LCD display at 1600 x 2560 resolution, which is over 2 million more pixels than 1080p. Which a pixel density of 359 ppi, the display on the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 is truly a thing of beauty with a higher pixel density than any other tablet, including the Apple iPad Mini. Colors are accurately represented as well as supplying stunning graphics and incredible detail. The 1600p screen makes it nearly impossible to distinguish pixels at any range, and the screen supports multitasking on the same page due to its high resolution.
Driving this brilliant screen is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 at a blazing 2300 Mhz, along with the Adreno 330 graphics processor. This beast of a device comes with 2 GB of RAM for responsive multitasking as well as for running demanding games and applications. Apps were quick and responsive except for a few times when there were just too many apps and games running as once, in which case certain games would not work until a few apps were killed in the application manager. Upon resuming, however, everything was just as fast and responsive again, and the Galaxy Tab Pro was a pleasure to use. Storage is fairly typical of tablets these days, coming with 16 gigabytes of onboard storage with the option for expansion via microSD to up to 64 gigabytes of storage. In testing, the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 handled everything from HD movies to mobile games like Asphalt 8 and running multiple apps at the same time. This device comes shipped with Android 4.4 KitKat, and runs it flawlessly without a hitch.
Photos taken by the 8 megapixel rear facing camera can be shown off on the brilliant screen in all their glory. The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro’s camera features autofocus, face and smile detection, HDR, Panorama and some other nifty features as well as full 1080p video recording. The front facing camera is 2 megapixels and is serviceable as front facing cameras go. The LED flash was quick and responsive as well as allowing night time photos to still come out realistic and accurate.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 is a surprisingly strong tablet for its price, and blows other tablets in its price range out of the water. If you are looking for a tablet that has tons of features and processing power and the most bang for your buck, then look no further. The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 is a must buy for this holiday season, and is a top contender in aesthetics, processing power, and overall functionality. Plus, for $230, how can you beat the price?