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Display and design
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 sports a 8.4-inch Super AMOLED display, which renders better colours, deep contrast, and a better outdoor visibility. The screen flaunts a resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels (WQXGA), resulting in to a pixel density of 359ppi, and offers an aspect ratio of 16:10. Samsung has equipped the display with its proprietary Adaptive display technology which automatically adjusts the sharpness, brightness and more to deliver better experience while using the UI, eBook reader, Browser, Video, video calls, etc. The tablet can be used in three display modes - Cinema mode, Photo mode and Basic mode. The Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is encased in a 6.6mm slim body, weighs 294 grams and is available in white and bronze colours.
UI and configuration
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 runs the latest Android v4.4 KitKat, with TouchWiz layer on top. The UI is optimised by a range Samsung exclusive features and apps like Multi Window, Private Mode, Kids mode, Magazine UX home screen, Sidesync 3.0 etc. Under the hood ticks a 1.3GHz quad-core Exynos SoC with Mali-T628 MP6 GPU and a generous 3GB RAM.
Camera and storage
In the photography department, the device boasts an 8-megapixel auto focus primary camera and a 2.1MP front shooter. Both the cameras are loaded with customised features to deliver and excellent photography experience. For storage, the Tab S 8.4 offers 16GB of inbuilt memory along with the ability to add more up to 128GB via microSD card slot.
Connectivity and battery
Connectivity features in the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 include Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n, Mobile Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth v4.0, Infrared, GPS, microUSB etc. The tablet is fuelled by a 4,900mAh battery.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 differentiates itself from the regular tabs in terms of svelte and lightweight design, visually-rich display and a range of useful software. The tablet targets premium segment and well justifies the price with its high-end configuration and features.