Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5. Another premium tablet in the Galaxy Tab C series. This is also a new line of tablets that combine the best of “tablets” and the company’s flagship smartphones. And I want to note that Samsung managed to create a really interesting and largely unique device, despite the common platform with existing tablets.
Design and dimensions.
The elder “brother” of the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 can rightfully be considered the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1, since they belong to the same class and have similar characteristics. In visual terms, the new tablet looks much more attractive due to the smaller roundness of the corners and thinner frames around the display.
It should be noted right away that the dimensions of the device slightly increased, but the width and weight decreased: 247.3 x 177.3 x 6.6 mm and 467 grams, compared with 243.1 x 171.4 x 7.3 and 469 grams in the Galaxy Tab 10.1 Pro, but the diagonal also became larger screen, which can not be counted as a plus. The back cover is made in the style of the flagship smartphone Samsung Galaxy S5 and it is made under the skin with perforation. The plastic is pleasant to the touch with a soft touch coating, which allows you to enjoy tactile contact and the tablet is nice to hold in your hands.
The entire front panel of the Galaxy Tab C is occupied by a large 10.5-inch display, which is made using Super AMOLED technology. Long developments and perfecting this technology allowed Koreans to finally use OLED-matrixes in their tablets and separate them into a separate line. This screen provides better color reproduction, vivid colors, better viewing angles and contrast. Thanks to the high resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels and a pixel density of 288 ppi, the image on the display looks really amazing.
Most buyers of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 will choose this particular model as an alternative to netbooks for work, web surfing and multimedia features. On such a large display, it is really convenient to perform various actions, from working with documents to games and reading Internet resources.
For full-fledged work, high productivity of “iron” is also necessary, which Korean engineers managed to implement in the best way. The main chip Exynos 5 Octa 5420, is a proprietary company. The 8-core processor with an operating frequency of 1.9 GHz (4 Cortex-A15 cores and 4 Cortex-A7 cores) is responsible for the performance, and the overclocked ARM Mali-T628 MP6 video chip will allow you to comfortably play the latest games. The amount of memory also meets the latest trends in mobile technology: the tablet has as much as 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage, with the possibility of expanding it using microSD memory cards up to 128 GB.
Compared to the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1, which has a 8220 mAh battery, the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 has a 7900 mAh battery. a “sacrifice” that you had to make to save subtlety and lightness. Nevertheless, this volume should be enough, as they say “behind the eyes”, because the finely tuned software and hardware, as well as the AMOLED display, which consumes less energy than the LCD screen, will save battery power and increase battery life.
Now, using the tablet, you can take photos of good quality, because the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 has a camera module with 8 megapixels with all the necessary settings and options. You will no longer have to worry about data protection thanks to the presence of a fingerprint scanner integrated into the physical “Home” button located under the display, as it was first used in the Galaxy C5 smartphone.
The shell of the Android 4.4.2 KitKat system was also optimized, which was preinstalled in this model by default. A number of unique software features designed exclusively for tablets will expand the possibilities and ease of use. You can also connect a special Bluetooth keyboard to the tablet to turn it into a real workstation.