The best Samsung tablets



The best Samsung tablets

We present to you a selection of the best Samsung tablet models for 2019.

In 2017-2018 I noticed an increasing trend in the popularity of mobile devices and a decrease in the interest for tablets being replaced by phablets. However, they are not forgotten and are in great search. Most often they want to buy them for work or for the absorption of multimedia content (reading, games, watching videos, training, etc.). If you give up Apple products, Samsung remains the strongest player on the Android tablet market.

The company has several lines of devices adapted to different needs. These differ in terms of screen size, computing power, a set of additional features and most importantly – price.

We will not consider all the lines, but we will focus on two popular and relevant ones for 2019, which offer appropriate specifications, namely:

  • "A" series – representatives of the average budget category. No gaming machines, with an excellent display, autonomy and appearance;
  • S Series – Premium segment devices. They look more expensive, have better arrays, better performance, as well as custom pens and keyboards.

There is also an "E", but we do not recommend giving it preferences.

As a result, four models have entered our TOP. They are very different in terms of costs and goals. After you study them, you will understand the specificity of Samsung tablets and realize which one is best suited for your scenario.

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  • 1 Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 10.5
  • 2 Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7
  • 3 Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 SM-T585
  • 4 Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 t385 2017
  • 5 What tablet to buy?

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 10.5

  • Screen: Super AMOLED, 10.5 ″, 2560 × 1600 pixels.
  • Cameras: main – 13 megapixels, front – 8 megapixels.
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835.
  • RAM: 4 GB.
  • Android version: 8.0.
  • SIM card: Yes.
  • Battery: 7300 mAh.

Price: from 41 000 rubles.

This is the top Samsung tablet, in which they tried to implement all the required features. The housing is completely made of glass, there is no protection against water and dust. But there are four powerful speakers from AKG, though they are slightly lower in sound than the latest iPad Pro speakers. The screen is also "fabulous", juicy and saturated, I want to look at it again and again.

An interesting feature of the firmware is switching to desktop mode (DEX), extending the functionality and adapting it to work with the keyboard and mouse. S Pen is pretty good, but the drawing software in Android is not as good as in the iPad.

The tablet received a Snapdragon 835 processor – an outdated chipset back then. All games run smoothly, the device works smartly, but it should be more powerful because it fits a header. But the camera is about as good as in the S7 Edge.

Pro:

  • chic display and assembly;
  • loud sound;
  • the presence of a keyboard and a pen;
  • excellent photo capabilities
  • working speed.

versus:

  • the productivity margin is weak;
  • high price;
  • lack of protection against dust and moisture.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7

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  • Screen: Super AMOLED, 9.7 ″, 2048 × 1536 pixels.
  • Cameras: main – 13 megapixels, front – 5 megapixels.
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820.
  • RAM: 4 GB.
  • Android version: 8.0.
  • SIM card: Yes.
  • Battery: 6000 mAh.

Price: from 28,000 rubles.

This is the flagship of the year 2017, but it is enough until you place the most difficult tasks for the device. It is also perfectly assembled, does not bend and has a box thickness of only 6 mm. Stereo speakers delight you with great sound – it's just watching videos without headphones. The screen is beautiful, as always with the Koreans: it is juicy, with a perfect black color and a sufficient density of points. The room is simply there, it won't let you down at a crucial moment, but it won't surprise you either. The front camera is average, suitable only for video communications.

The chipset is old, but not inferior to the fresh single-chip systems from Samsung and outperforms them in terms of gaming capabilities. Even heavy toys are not a problem for medium-high installations. The autonomy is sufficient for 9-10 hours of continuous interaction with the gadget. If you play all the time, get ready to recharge your tablet after lunch.

The device also has a Wacom style and a comfortable keyboard. It is suitable for almost anything, but the cool drawing software is unfortunately not enough.

Pro:

  • aspect;
  • near flawless display;
  • smoothness and good speed;
  • accessory;
  • game features;
  • long working hours.

versus:

  • frontalka could be better;
  • high cost.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 SM-T585

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  • Screen: Super AMOLED, 10.1 ″, 1920 × 1200 pixels.
  • Cameras: main – 8 megapixels, front – 2 megapixels.
  • Processor: Exynos 7870 (8 cores Cortex-A55 × 1.6 GHz).
  • RAM: 2 GB.
  • Android version: 8.1.
  • SIM card: Yes.
  • Battery: 7300 mAh.

Price: from 15 000 rubles.

This is a very balanced tablet in the average price range. First of all, he is satisfied with the screen. Although this is not a top-down solution, they did not prevent the matrix. It has received excellent color reproduction for this price and a high resolution of FHD. The device does not have stereo speakers as powerful as the flagships, but it wasn't lacking with the S-Pen. You can draw them, but Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 is not suitable for professionals.

The main thing you need to know about this tablet is that it is convenient for watching movies, browsing the internet and reading. But the processor does not allow you to play comfortably – titles that consume resources are released only "minimal". This is the fault of the graphics accelerator. The seeds, although old, but face normal discharge and work smoothly at altitude. Due to the large battery, the gadget will last several days if you use it actively.

Pro:

  • large screen;
  • smooth smoothing of animations and speed of response;
  • legendary autonomy;
  • accessible price;
  • build decent.

versus:

  • lower than average photo capabilities
  • low gaming performance;
  • low volume of speakers.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 t385 2017

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  • Screen: PLS TFT, 8.0 ″, 1280 × 800 pixels.
  • Cameras: main – 8 megapixels, front – 5 megapixels
  • Android version: 8.0.
  • SIM card: no.
  • Processor: Snapdragon 425 (4-core Cortex-A55 × 1.4 GHz).
  • RAM: 2 GB.
  • Battery: 5000 mAh.

Price: from 12,500 rubles.

The most compact tablet in the selection. It does not have outstanding specifications, but it is also not very expensive. The screen here, as always, is nice, though not Super AMOLED super inherent in older models. He knows how to filter the blue color to protect his eyes – it will perfectly fit the role of a reader. Moreover, it is easy and fits nicely in the hand.

We leave the rooms without comment again, they are "for the show", although they are able to capture the scene well if there is no smartphone nearby. The hardware platform in front of the Snapdragon 425 is very weak, but it will do so for simple tasks. You can play, but not in the most difficult 3D applications. The autonomy will not fail, the battery is difficult to discharge due to the low power consumption of the processor. You can read and watch the video for a long time, but this device is designed.

Pro:

  • small dimensions;
  • good metal body;
  • beautiful matrix;
  • USB Type C port;
  • autonomy up to a few days.

versus:

  • low power chipset;
  • bad frontalka.

What tablet to buy?

Again, let's say that as a professional device, especially illustrations, the iPad is suitable because of the support of developers and software. Otherwise, the S-series devices are suitable for the role of universal working devices. These are powerful "harvesters" who can "grind" almost any task. For everyday use, we recommend Series A devices, their capabilities will be sufficient when games are not a priority. If you intend to play, look at the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 8-inch Mini on the Snapdragon 660. There is no official official firmware for it, but it has been replaced with stable "custom" OTA updates.

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