Samsung has always been known for its smartphones but it has a wide array of other mobile devices to offer in its inventory, one of it being tablets. The Galaxy Tab S3 is the latest addition to Samsung’s line of tablets and is considered Android’s first tablet to give the iPad Pro 9.7 some worthy competition. Offering top-of-the-line specs, this feature-filled tablet is a must-have for Android fans.
The Galaxy Tab S3 has a glass black panel that is available in either black or silver. The panel not only looks, but also feels better than the rubberized cover of its predecessor, the Tab S2. The flat back and slightly curved sides make the tablet more comfortable to hold for prolonged periods. Weighing in at just 429g, it is lightweight and can be carried around easily.
The Tab S3 looks like an enlarged version of the Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone, featuring a physical fingerprint sensor home button, as well ‘back’ and ‘recent’ buttons aligned at the bottom. It also has a lightning-fast fingerprint scanner.
Display and Audio
Providing superb visuals and amazing audio quality, the Galaxy Tab S3 tablet is a full-fledged mobile entertainment device. The display on the device is easily one of the best that you will ever see on a tablet. The 2,048 x 1,536p resolution AMOLED display provides rich colours, deep blacks, and a more immersive display that is perfect for gaming or bingeing on your favourite dramas. The display is now HDR-enabled which enables users to watch HDR-quality content on Netflix or Youtube HDR. However, the legibility of the screen tends to suffer a little in bright environments due to its overly-reflective coating.
To make the media experience even more enjoyable on the Galaxy Tab S3, Samsung has equipped the tablet with four powerful speakers, two at the bottom and two on top of the device. As they are tuned by audio experts at AKG, you can be assured that the audio quality is top-notch.
Another highlight feature of the Galaxy Tab S3 tablet is the S Pen Stylus which comes together with the device upon purchase. The stylus offers four times more pressure-sensitivity compared to the Apple Pencil and can differentiate whether you are shading or putting down more pressure on the nib. This makes it effective for all types of usage, from jotting down notes to sketching.
Under the hood, the Tab S3 is equipped with a Snapdragon 820 processor that is supported by 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Together, they deliver a flawless performance for both work and play purposes. Apps load fast and multitasking are handled with a breeze.