Almost "Perfect" as a tablet

Started Apr 5, 2015 | User reviews thread
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Almost "Perfect" as a tablet
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Just as there's no such thing as a perfect camera, when it comes to tablets, it's a case of paralysis by analysis. Nevertheless, the Tab S is a dream come true! A big glorious screen in a form factor I could squeeze into my over-sized waist-pouch.

Ever since I had my previous Samsung tablet 7.7 nicked in a taxi (clothed in a black cover & left behind on the backseat...), I've been waiting for this iteration of Samsung's amazing AMOLED screen on a tablet.

Recently, I used the Tab S to replace my laptop plus use it as my GPS/babelfish translator in Japan on my Snow Monkey expedition (you can browse my travel blog in my profile). And my verdict - it's almost perfect !

After an initial hiccup configuring my prepaid dataSIM card (from DataGo) in an old Samsung GSII to work as a mifi, the Tab S performed like a champion, letting me surf the internet with no lag at all 

As a photo viewer, nothing beats the Super Amoled screen (now significantly improved for photos, without over-saturation of reds/greens). However, my biggest gripe was the fact that I couldn't use Picasa, the original program, as I would on a laptop. The Picasa-compatible apps available on PlayStore simply aren't the same ...

 KC's gear list:KC's gear list
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 Panasonic Lumix G 14mm F2.5 ASPH Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm F4-5.6 OIS Panasonic 12-35mm F2.8 Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm F4-5.6 ASPH Mega OIS +3 more
Samsung Tab S 8.4
8.4 screen • 8 megapixels (rear) • 2 megapixels (front)
Announced: Jun 12, 2014
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