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Samsung's latest Android tablets manage to beat Apple's iPads on weight, and thinness

Samsung is bolstering its efforts in the tablet market with two new offerings which JK Shin, CEO of Samsung Electronics’ Mobile Division, says are “setting the industry bar higher for the entire mobile industry.”
Like the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina Display, the 8.4” and 10.5” Galaxy Tab S tablets share the same display resolution and processor/GPU, which means they mainly differ in screen and battery size. That means that both comes equipped with a Exynos 5 Octa processor (1.9 GHz quad-core + 1.3 GHz quad-core) for Wi-Fi models, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor (2.3GHz quad-core) for LTE models, 3GB RAM, 2560x1600 resolution Super AMOLED displays, 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, microSD expansion, 8MP rear camera, 2.1MP front camera, and optional LTE connectivity. Both tablets of course run Android 4.4 KitKat.

Besides the differences in screen size, the 8.4” model comes with a 4,900 mAh battery while the 12.5” model has a larger 7,900 mAh battery.
Both models are also thinner and lighter than their respectively iPad counterparts. The 10.5” Galaxy Tab S weighs 465g and is 6.6mm thick compared to 469g and 7.5mm for the iPad Air. Likewise, the 8.4” Galaxy Tab S weighs 294g and is 6.6mm thick compared to 331g and 7.5mm for the iPad mini with Retina Display.

The 8.4” and 10.5” Galaxy Tab S will be available next month starting at $399 and $499 respectively. Both will be available in Titanium Bronze or Dazzling White.


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RE: Happy with my Samsung...
By retrospooty on 6/13/2014 2:25:03 PM , Rating: 2
"Well I can see you aren't interested in a serious discussion or even a fair one."

Not at all true... Let's go then.

"I would like to see those videos then, with a COMPLETE breakdown of the methodology and using scientific testing conditions"

The link is below, but you can Google it for other tests as well. They don't get into the methodology, just a fresh boot and running side by side... Not much to it, I am sure its not faster running a GPU benchmark, it's just timing the UI, scrolling and transitions (the areas where ALL Samsung phones lag).

I can tell you from first hand experience with S3, S4, Note2, Note3. They are all bloated as hell and can really run slow at times. Comparing the stock LGG2 to the stock Note 3 (Same exact CPU, res, and RAM) is like night and day with speed. EVERYTHING launches faster, scrolls faster, every single transition is smoother. Even the old S3 when debloated runs everything faster than stock Note3. I know you don't want to admit it, but I am telling you, it's a huge difference. Android itself doesn't need much speed, and that is why the Moto E runs so well. It's ALL about the bloat .

What do you have now? I know you had an S2 years ago. Have you used a recent Samsung device for any extended amount of time?

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