The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ might just make your heart skip a beat with its pretty looks. After a spate of lackluster Android tablets, with barely any bezel and a stylish S Pen, this tablet will convince you to get onboard the Android tablet 2022 train.
What wine is to cheese, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ is to your Samsung smartphone. The Samsung Tab S8+ is blessed with sharp features and an ultra-slim aluminum platter. You will be unable to take your eyes off the stunning 12.4-inch OLED display that has a 2800 x 1752 resolution with a 120Hz refresh rate. Although the brightness is no match for Samsung phones, the tab gives a satisfactory performance across most lighting conditions.
How big is the Tab S8 plus?
If you’re wondering how big the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ plus is, you’ll be pleased to know that it weighs around 567 g. Its dimensions are 285 x 185 x 5.7 mm.
Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ can smoothly run multiple games and apps. Also, the One UI 4 lets you customize your experience to match your needs, as you can tinker with camera settings and have better widgets. Working on the tablet can be a breeze, as you can easily open two tabs or more in split-screen mode.
Unfortunately, poorly-optimized apps do not function well on a larger screen, do not support keyboard shortcuts, and are not compatible with Samsung’s desktop-style Dex software mode. But that is on Android, not Samsung. As a countermeasure, Samsung has optimized its own apps to provide you with a better experience.
One accessory where the Samsung Tab S8 Plus did not hold back is the S Pen. The stylish stylus sits comfortably at the back of the tab, inside a glass insert. It magnetically adheres to the slot and charges automatically in the holder. The S Pen inspires the artist in you and is exceptionally handy when you want to doodle, take notes, or edit pictures. It also has a range of functionalities that can be accessed via Bluetooth. The South Korean tablet-maker, however, needs to fine tune its palm rejection technology.
One thing that gets my goat is that the Samsung Tab S8+ does not have a headphone jack. Yes, it more than makes up for it with the other features, but I can’t help feeling cheated. A 3.5mm jack would’ve nicely rounded off the specs. Otherwise, the quad-stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support will take care of your audio requirements.
The bottom edge has pogo pins to attach the tablet to Samsung’s keyboard cases, which are not included in the box. Another thing that must be purchased separately is the charger. But it is highly unlikely that anyone using a recent Android phone will not have a USB-C charger. It supports 45-watt fast charging and can comfortably run for almost two days with heavy usage.
Your connectivity is taken care of with WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, and a USB 3.2 port. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ has a 13MP primary camera, a 6MP ultrawide rear camera, and a 12MP selfie camera.
The Samsung Tab S8 plus is available in graphite, silver, and pink gold. It is available in the standard 8GB/128GB variant and the higher 8GB/256GB variant. You can increase its storage capacity with the 1 TB microSD card slot. The Samsung Tab S8+ release date is April 14, 2022, although the tablet was launched in February.
Is the Samsung S8 tablet worth it?
Well, the answer will always vary. The Samsung Tab S8 Plus is priced at around $899.99. One of the best Android tablets of the year, it seamlessly pairs with your Samsung devices, drawing you into the Samsung ecosystem. If you’ve got the money and need a larger mobile device for work and play, gift yourself the tab for the summer.