Test: Samsung Galaxy Tab’s 10.5

With the Galaxy Tab’s 10.5, Samsung has made one of the best Android plates ever. Above all, the screen and the dimensions are excellent.

When Samsung launched its new Tab S-series of tablets, they sought out invitations to a press event in New York where they showcased them. That allows for a new top model is quite common, but tablets usually is sneaking up out a bit more discreetly. Samsung apparently thought that they had something special to show up.

The extra was of course the first tablet with OLED screen. Tablets and computers typically use LCD technology with liquid crystals on a lighted panel to view pictures. In OLED screens consists instead of screen small LEDs in different colors. OLED screens are more difficult and more expensive to produce, but has a couple of advantages. One advantage is that the screen uses less power. If you have white text on a black screen on an LCD screen, you have in effect a white screen where most of the light is blocked out, but in an Oled display, only the white pixels that light up, the rest is off.

The above example also illustrates the other big advantage of OLED. On an LCD screen goes black rarely really black but only dark blue, while on an OLED screen goes black on really. In addition, LCDs tend to shift in color if you hold them in different angle.

This last one is not a big problem on a phone, but if you tried to watch a film together on the computer or tablet, you have probably thought about how one needs to flip and rotate the screen to anyone looking at the screen to get reasonably good colors.

Not with the Samsung Galaxy Tab’s, and here I think we have come directly to this tablet’s greatest strength. Movies look really good on the plate, and it even if there are more who are watching. Then, you might think to 10.5 inches is too small to watch the video, but on the other hand, it is larger than all other tablets but Samsung’s own 12.2-tumsplattor.

The comparatively large screen gives not a hulking slab. On the contrary, it reacts instantly when you get it in your hand that is so light and thin. Thinner and lighter than Apple’s Ipad Air, although Sony’s Tablet Xperia Z2 Tab is further a bit thinner. Samsung Galaxy Tab Z has an excellent format which makes it very nice to have and keep in long periods of time.

Samsung wont get bark to their devices are plastic, and Tab S series have exactly the same type of back that Galaxy S5, but the bronze colored frame is actually in a subtle way prettier than what Samsung’s tiles are usually able to perform. Yes I think actually that the plate is stylish. However, the white model, which uses Samsung a hard and slippery plastic back that is not at all provide good traction. The other colors have more in common with surface.

But to return to the screen for a moment, it is of course also the resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels really sharp, although there are other tiles with the same resolution. Among the drawbacks of Oled tend to assert that the color reproduction will be less natural. I write tend to argue for, in large part, it’s all about Samsung on their devices have preset colors to render in Garish colors. It is one of the first things I go into the settings and change.

Another disadvantage of OLED is that you cannot have a reflective layer in the screen, for example, Sony has in its phones, which gives much better readability in direct sunlight. I still think the Galaxy Tab’s 10.5 do surprisingly well in direct sunlight.

Despite the smooth format, Samsung has been generous with the hardware in the S-series. WiFi model as we test has Samsung’s own Exynos 5 Octa with åttkärnig processor. In our performance tests, it receives about the same value as the top models with the latest Snapdragon chipset. So much faster as it gets right now. Nice is also not a bit noisy with working memory, 3 gigabytes is the most you can get at present.

The Galaxy Tab’s 10.5 comes with Android 4.4 and Samsung’s new tablet interface Magazine UI. Samsung manages to still not get your home screens to flow in as smoothly as in the standard Android, but the plate is perceived not as slow. The main tensile patch in Magazine UI is home screens which are built of square blocks. In practice, these are common widgets that you can add and subtract. This is a strong focus on international news, something that does not give me anything, and widgets for calendar, email, and more bring not so much beyond the widgets already available on Android. Despite the relatively ambitious allocation gives me Magazine UI nothing, but nor do I think it ruins the user experience.

When I disturb me more on all the bloatware that Samsung will send with. In addition to Samsung’s own voice’s Voice, their own software store and more is also available Flipboard, BusinessWeek, remote control to the television, the opportunity to share the screen of another device, the ability to control your computer and more. The vast majority of these features I don’t use, several of them are located and run in the background and takes up memory, battery life and processing power. I had wanted them had I been able to install them yourself. Samsung’s defense, it should be said that, in all cases, has made it relatively easy to disable and hide the apps you don’t want, even if you can’t uninstall them.

This suit I by the way of mentioning that the plate has a fingerprint sensor of the same type as in the Galaxy S5. It works great, but I wish that it could be used to more than to unlock the device, log on to Samsung’s app store and unlock the Paypal app.

But this is notes in the margin, on the whole, Samsung made a tablet that on paper is the best Androidplattan on the market, and in reality largely meets this promise. Android tablets don’t have the same range of apps tailored for plates that the Ipad has, but if you are going to surf, watch video and read e-books, I would say that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.5 is the best tablet on the market right now.

Thin Tablet

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet is slightly thinner. It does not have the same great screen but, in return, can boast of being waterproof.


The screen is, of course, the main attraction of this tablet. Backlight display really makes a difference, especially if you watch the video.

Thickness: 6.6 mm

The plate is impressively thin, and even the weight of 465 grams impresses. This is a plate that is nice to have and hold.

Color: Pantone 17-1028

It is strange, but to change from silver to bronze to make the plate immediately feels just a bit less plasticky.

On the other hand

Daniel Hessel: Asus has pretty long stood on the top when it comes to all types of tablets. Samsung has long had the ability, but always fallen on various details. With Tab S, they have taken in the collar on the right and shows who it is who makes the best Android tablets … when they want to.

Three quick.

What are the buttons on the back?

They are the fixings for shell and keyboard, they serve no function in General.

Can you delete your home screens with sports news and other debris?

No you must have at least one screen with widgets standing, but you can at least fill it with calendar, e-mail, and other more useful features.

How do you find the battery life in normal use?

Plate, among the best results we measured in our video testing, and even during normal use and in standby, I think the plate keeps alive an unusually long.