New Contender: Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4

I am really liking the look of this one.


Look at that screen compared to seven-inch!

Yes, I know it’s just 0.1-inch larger than the LG G Pad 8.3, but I haven’t seen that in person.

Also, the G Pad 8.3 is underpowered with a Snapdragon 600 and has a less-bright screen.

I also know the 8.4 isn’t the 4:3 ratio I usually lust after.

But this is Samsung and this looks to have the SNAP! that the current Galaxy Note 8.0 makes me long for.

And then there’s this too:






It likely won’t work with a Google Books PDF (someone already established that for me with his Galaxy Tab 10.1 2014 Edition, although maybe there’s some updating Samsung has since done…) but it’s there for other things.

This is really tempting over the HP Slate 8 Pro. I want to see this in person and try it.

Now, two videos:

Same-day update: I should make it clear that the version I’m interested in is the WiFi one. That will use the octa-core Samsung Exynos 5420 CPU. Horsepower! (The LTE version will use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800.)



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4 responses to “New Contender: Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4

  1. jun

    cool but worried about its battery: 4800mAh is too little for such powerful CPU & big screen.

    • mikecane

      Given the Chuwi V88 has a less powerful CPU and lower-res screen — 1,6GHz 318 and 1024 x 768 — yet has a 5500mAh battery, you could have a point there. We’ll have to see how it all works out. I haven’t paid attention to the battery life of their phones, which could provide clues.

      • Thomas

        Would it not be better to compare it to the Gpad 8.3? The specs are closer than the Chuwi. Thus, you could have a better idea of the battery run time.

      • mikecane

        The LG screen is lower res — 1920 x 1080 — and the CPU is weaker — Snapdragon 600. The battery is 4600 and Googling found this:

        >>>One of the things we have also noticed about the G Pad is its epic battery life. We can’t promise your experience will be the same, but the 4600mAh battery really holds its own. A full charge and light use will, we think, see as much as five days use from the device. Use it a bit more heavily and that figure will drop, but our test of a tablet battery is “can you hammer it all day, then charge it at night” and this is the case here.

        But I think the 8.3’s screen is also less bright at maximum than the Pro 8.4.

        I’d really be surprised if the Pro 8.4 didn’t give a good day of battery life. It’s Samsung’s own CPU — at least in the WiFi version — and they might have squeezed everything possible out of Android for their battery. We’ll have to see when it’s released.

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