Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5
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  • Amazing screen.
  • Thin and light.
  • Multi window software.


  • Plastic body.
  • Confusing software features.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TrustedReviews on 90

This is the best 10-inch Android tablet available. If that’s what you want, go buy it.

By on 100

Open Gallery Samsung has blessed the Galaxy Tab with one of the best tablet screens we've ever laid eyes on. It's stunning. Razor-sharp, vibrant, with pure blacks, it's a work of art that's a pleasure to behold. While its plastic design is...

By Expert Reviews on 100

We needn't have worried and this tablet has yet another amazing display. The Tab S 10.5's screen uses a slightly different AMOLED technology to the Tab S 8.4. The 8.4 has a pentile arrangement, where there are two subpixels per pixel (red and green or...

By Pocket-lint on 90

We already really like what Samsung has done with the Galaxy TabPro, and the Tab S takes steps things up a notch in many areas. It's slimmer, brings that AMOLED display and a small increase in display size with the 10.5-inch model. The Tab S...

By Expert Reviews on 100

We needn't have worried. This is another amazing display. The Tab S 10.5's screen uses a slightly different AMOLED technology to the Tab S 8.4. The 8.4 has a pentile arrangement, where there are two subpixels per pixel (red and green or blue and green)...

By PC Pro on 83

Stupendously good hardware, but lags narrowly behind the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet as our Android tablet of...

By Computer Shopper on 80

A premium-priced tablet with an eye-popping display, the Tablet S delivers the most innovation we've seen in several tablet generations. It's the best full-size Android slate to date. Read...

By IT Pro Portal on 90

Samsung is the leading Android manufacturer for good reason - it makes quality devices that people like. There is no mystery, or advertising brainwashing. It is a great tablet. It is fast and fluid, full of features and of course, has the best screen of...

By PhoneDog on

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 review! Can Samsung's large number of tablets move out of the way for this "flagship" tablet? The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 packs in a lot of the same specs from the Tab Pro that was announced at CES, but it manages to pack it...

By Good Gear Guide on

This is just a preview of Samsung's flagship tablet offering based on a pre-production model. We'll bring you a full review once we get a full production...

By AnandTech on

The Galaxy Tab S, regardless of size, is easy to hold and has a screen that's great to look at. These are two of the most important things to get right when building a tablet and the Tab S delivers on both. The features around the edges are nice...

By The Verge on 78

There's only so much software hand-waving that Samsung can do to try to make up for that last fact. But creating more elegant hardware is fully within the company's control, and it just hasn’t done that here. For the same price as the equivalent iPad, the Tab S should have hardware that’s as good as the iPad, and it doesn’t.

By AnandTech on

A successor with a better SoC might be a good start. Perhaps Snapdragon 808/810 might be a good option next year, or an 805 based solution by the end of this year depending on how aggressive of a schedule Samsung sticks to for tablet releases going forward.

By TechCrunch on

Truth be told, that’s likely what most tablet users are in the market for – especially those who don’t need the power and productivity of a notebook. I still find that the Android tablet ecosystem lags behind that of Apple and its iPad, but Samsung has put a lot of work in since the first Galaxy tablet devices, and it really shows.

By SlashGear on

Both, of course, have that eye-catching Super AMOLED display technology and a capable camera, along with reassuring battery life to match. It’s taken Samsung a while, but the Galaxy Tab S demonstrates its tablet division has finally caught up with its phones, and that Android slates needn’t be the ugly cousins to Apple’s iPads in either design or capabilities.

By PhoneArena on 90

At the end of the day, is the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 perfect? Needless to say, it’s difficult to bestow that kind of expectation to anything, but it manages to appease us in more ways than none.

By Engadget on 89

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S is good. Really good. With long battery life, a stunning screen and an especially thin and light design, it earns its place as our new favorite Android tablet. My main hang-up is that the performance doesn't always feel as brisk as it should (the forthcoming LTE edition uses a different chip, and has the potential to be faster, but it's unreasonable to ask someone to pay extra for the kind of performance they should have gotten on the WiFi-only models).

By The Wall Street Journal on

Of course, that might not matter. Samsung has finally delivered a tablet equivalent of one of the world's most popular smartphones—and given those who have bought that phone a few compelling reasons to buy a Tab S over an iPad. That may work just enough to get a lot more people asking "iPad or Galaxy Tab…S?"

By Gizmodo on

As for the 10.5, it's the best full-sized Android tablet we've used to date. Five hundred bucks ain't cheap, but since there isn't yet a Nexus answer to it (at least not until this week's Google I/O conference), it's easier to recommend for those looking for a full-sized tab.

By Re/Code on

All in all, the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 is a very good premium tablet, especially if judged on hardware specs. I just wish the software was as impressive as the hardware.