An Overview of the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4
The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 is one of the most high-end Android tablets on the market. It manages to be one of the thinnest and light 8-inch tablets while still delivering high performance, a range of features and a great screen. The only real downside to it is that it has a high price to match its high power, but those who are willing to pay it may just find it to be the best overall Android tablet available.
The Galaxy’s beefy specs are headlined by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with a quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 CPU and an Adreno 330 GPU. Along with the included 2 GB of RAM, the Galaxy should have no trouble with any complex websites or having multiple tabs open and should be able to run any Android game very well. Buyers have a choice of 16 or 32 GB of internal memory, and can expand that with microSD cards up to 64 GB in size.
The display is also a strong selling point. It’s 8.4 inches with a resolution of 1600 x 2560 pixels and supports multi-touch for up to all 10 fingers at a time. Along with the screen comes an 8 MP rear camera with an LED flash, geo-tagging, facial recognition and the ability to record 1080p video at 30 frames per second. The 2 MP front-facing camera is fairly standard for tablets and does not have any remarkable qualities.
Communication is by Wi-Fi only, but there is also support for Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS. The tablet can also function as a universal remote by way of a built-in infrared blaster.
The battery is one of the only weaknesses of the tablet. It’s 4,800 mAh and is good for about six hours of video playback or active Web surfing. While that’s not terrible, it is a shorter lifespan than many competing tablets that come in at lower price points.
The only other major issue with the tablet is that the speakers are located at the bottom of the tablet along with the micro-USB port. When the tablet is propped up in a vertical position, it is easy to accidentally block them. You can also accidentally muffle them when holding the tablet in normal horizontal use.
Bargain hunters may find that this tablet doesn’t deliver enough extra punch to justify the price, but buyers looking for the best Android tablet regardless of cost will definitely want to give it a look.