Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ tablet

There are three tablets in the Galaxy Tab S8 family. They differ mainly in the screen. The base Galaxy Tab S8 uses an 11-inch LTPS LCD screen. In the Galaxy Tab S8 + model there is already an AMOLED display with a diagonal of 12.4 inches, and in the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra it was decided to be even larger. It’s 14.6 inches and of course it’s also an AMOLED display.

We tested the Galaxy Tab S8+ and in our opinion, its screen size seems to be the optimal solution for a tablet that we want to use both at home or in the office, as well as on the road. It is neither too small for watching multimedia, which is the basic use of almost all tablets, nor too large to be used in a practical way, for example during a train journey.

First impressions

Right away, when you take the Galaxy Tab S8 + in hand, you know that we are dealing with high-end electronics. Aluminum, minimalist case, neat assembly, precise buttons on the side of the case, everything is there.

In addition S Pen stylus attached with a strong magnet on the back of the caseand on the front a large screen covered with Gorilla Glass 5.

The tablet weighs 572 grams without any case and it is not too little. Using the Galaxy Tab S8+ for a long time without any support can be tiring.

Fortunately, we have a tablet with an optional book cover for testing, which additionally doubles as a stand that also protects the back of the tablet. Good idea. The case makes it easy to hold the tablet with one hand. They can also be unfolded, so the device can be placed on a table, desk, shelf – wherever you want.


The Galaxy Tab S8+ tablet is an above average tablet with great possibilities – certainly one of the best on the market.


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Screen and sound

A tablet is a device which, as statistics show, is mainly used to display various multimedia contents. It can be photos, videos. It can also be, for example, complex websites or corporate documents. For a comfortable viewing experience, you need a high-end display and speakers. This has not been forgotten in the Galaxy Tab S8+.

The Galaxy Tab S8+’s AMOLED display is simply awesome. Black is black, high contrast, vivid colors. The 2800 x 175 pixel resolution means we can see the smallest details in the photo, and the 16:10 aspect ratio makes movies look more natural.

Above all, the screen is refreshed at a frequency of 120 Hz. Thanks to this, no smearing effects appear on it – even during dynamic games, fluidity is maintained.

The screen has an integrated fingerprint reader. Works well.

The Galaxy Tab S8 + has four speakers signed AKG. They sound clean, transparent and efficient. It is also a higher shelf.

A tablet is a device which, as statistics show, is mainly used to display various multimedia contents.

A tablet is a device which, as statistics show, is mainly used to display various multimedia contents.


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S Pen stylus and work efficiency

The already mentioned standard stylus attached to the S Pen tablet takes tablet use to a completely different level – there’s no exaggeration in that. In practice, writing with, drawing or painting on the screen, using of course appropriate applications, is very realistic. It’s like using a standard pencil or marker.

The S Pen responds flexibly and quickly to our movements, accurately reading the pressure on the screen. Accordingly, shading all objects in graphics programs – amateurs and professionals, is pure pleasure. We tested it in practice in Clip Studio Paint – it’s one of the best drawing and painting applications on the market. The Clip Studio Paint application can be downloaded from the Galaxy store and, above all, if we are using it for the first time, we can use it for free for the first six months

The Samsung Notes application is installed as standard on the tablet. It is a tool that turns the tablet into a digital notebook with “sheets” of almost A4 format. We can handwrite, we can then convert the text to regular computer fonts, and the algorithm that does this is pretty good at reading our handwriting. Above all, we can enrich the notes with any drawing – it works very well.

It works because the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor is installed in all Galaxy Tab S8 tablets – it is the fastest OS available in the market in the Android world. It works with the Galaxy Tab S8+, depending on its version, with 8 GB of RAM and 128 or 256 GB of memory for data and applications. In practice, this guarantees high efficiency. The tablet works great, there are no problems running multiple apps at once or very heavy games.

If someone wanted to add memory to the Galaxy Tab S8+, that’s no problem. The tablet supports microSD cards.

The version we tested was additionally equipped with a 5G modem. In practice, this means that in an increasing number of places in Poland, thanks to this solution, we can use superfast Internet – if, of course, we insert a suitable SIM card into the tablet.

S Pen stylus attached with a strong magnet on the back of the case, and on the front a large screen covered with Gorilla Glass 5.

S Pen stylus attached with a strong magnet on the back of the case, and on the front a large screen covered with Gorilla Glass 5.


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Cameras and battery

Three cameras are installed on the Galaxy Tab S8+. On the rear we have two – the main 13 Mpix and the ultra-wide 6 Mpix. They are at least correct, and for a tablet they are even very good. Especially the primary lens. They can also record 4K 30fps video.

On the front, the ultra-wide-angle selfie camera uses a 12 Mpix matrix – perfect for video calls even in low light.

These larger conversations can go on for a long time. The Galaxy Tab S8+ battery with a capacity of 10,090 mAh is sufficient for long hours of very intensive use of the tablet. We will also charge it completely fast. The tablet can be charged with power up to 45W – it will take just over an hour to fully charge it. However, the charger must be purchased separately. We won’t find it in the box.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ has a minimalist aluminum casing, neat assembly and precise buttons on the side of the case.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ has a minimalist aluminum casing, neat assembly and precise buttons on the side of the case.


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Accessories and summary

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ is a powerful tablet with great possibilities. However, it fully shows them when we complement it with additional accessories. The S Pen itself isn’t everything. An important thing is, for example, a case with a keyboard – we can buy it with or without a touchpad. Thanks to him, it starts to make sense to run the tablet in the so-called Dex Mode – using the Galaxy Tab S8+ with the keyboard then starts to look like working on a typical laptop.

The Galaxy Tab S8+ tablet is an expense of 5 thousand. zloty. A lot. In return, however, we get an above-average tablet with great possibilities – certainly one of the best on the market.

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