Unboxing the Samsung Galaxy Tab S

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Here is the First-weekend promo for the Galaxy Tab S at the Fashion Hall, SM Megamall on July 11 to 13

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S is available in the Philippines in 10.5-inch  (29,990 pesos) and 8.4-inch  (24,990) versions, in Titanium Bronze with LTE connectivity and full phone functionality, with 16GB memory + MicroSD (up to 128GB). On July 11 to 13, buyers of the Galaxy Tab S at the SM Megamall Fashion Hall will get a free Book Cover and 3100 mAh external Battery Pack. An extra treat will greet buyers from 10AM to 12NN on July 12, as they will get a chance to win exciting freebies such as the Galaxy S5, NX Mini, Galaxy Gear 2 Neo and other Samsung gadgets with a purchase of a Galaxy Tab S.

i won a tab s

Thanks Jane for the photo.
It’s my lucky day! I won a Samsung Galaxy Tab S during the launch at the Fashion Hall of SM Megamall. Maybe it was my colorful dress matching the vivid colors of the Tablet that brought me my lucky stars.

won a samsung galaxy tab s

Move over Ipad?  TheGuardian.com asks “a rival for iPad?”  “With an incredible screen, slim build and snappy processor Korea might finally have something Apple should worry about. ” Galaxy Tab S is Samsung’s slimmest and lightest flagship tablet. The Galaxy Tab S was unveiled in an apartment-inspired set-up to showcase a space where consumers can have the liberty to explore the benefits of having a Galaxy Tab S, and see how innovative it is compared to other existing tablets.

launch of samsung galaxy tab s

Through various experience rooms, visitors of the Galaxy Tab S Apartment can get to experience the superior visual display, lightness and slimness of Samsung’s new flagship tablet. It looks like “Samsung’s gone all out to beat Apple’s iPad with a stunning screen, fingerprint scanner and snappy processor”.  I will be able to compare the Samsung Galaxy Tab S with my husband’s IPad and see the difference for myself.

As soon as I got home , I eagerly unboxed my Galaxy Tab S. There is always this giddy feeling when unboxing a new toy. The Tab S is covered with a protective cloth-paper cover.

 

unboxing the galaxy tab s

 

Inside the box : a charger, earphones, cable and a quick start guide for those who are new to the Tablet.

accessories samsung galaxy tab s

The color of my  Tab S is Titanium Bronze  with a dimpled look at the back just like the Galaxy S5.  I can’t seem to get the right color through my camera (it’s night time) so I am showing a stock photo from Samsung.

titanium bronze

There is a White Model too which comes with a white face and a gold side and back.

accessories samsung galaxy tab s1

It is great that the Galaxy Tab S was charged up to 62% because I was able to easily synch it with my Google Account .

galaxy tab s unbox

The Tab S is  quite thin, at 6.6mm thick – thinner than the 7.5mm iPad Air. Stereo speakers are found on the sides towards the top.

samsung galaxy tab s

It’s been awhile since I used an Android gadget since giving up my Samsung to my two daughters. I won’t give this away because I want to complement my two other devices that are iOS and Windows platform.  Since I just got my Tab S today, I still have to do a more comprehensive review.  I have been reading some tech sites and there have been great reviews. TheGuardian says “The Tab S is Samsung’s best tablet yet by miles. Samsung has definitely given the iPad Air and Mini a solid run for their money: these are arguably the best Android tablets to date, with the best screen ever on a tablet. So it will come down to whether you want to use iOS or Android, and whether the “app gap” on tablets matters to you. With Android, though, you’ll have more choice of manufacturer.”  Eweek.com presents the 10 best features that place it among the top large-sized tablets on the market.
In the meantime, let me share part of the  press release of the Galaxy Tab S.

What is great about the Galaxy Tab S?

super AMOLED

1. Super AMOLED

The display is stunning because it is super AMOLED and  meets more than 90% of Adobe RGB color coverage  with a 100,000:1 contrast ratio, providing deeper and more realistic images by making blacks darker and whites brighter.

Galaxy Tab S users will enjoy the content clearly and easily outdoors, even in bright sunlight. The tablet’s advanced outdoor visibility technology makes on-screen content look bright, natural, and easy to view. “The Tab S is the first affordable tablet to sport a high-resolution large-size organic LED (OLED). That means that unlike LED tablets such as the iPad, it doesn’t need a backlight, and so can be thinner. The pixels in OLED emit their own light when there’s a voltage, and when “off” (black) don’t draw any power.”

 

super amoled display 1

Since Super AMOLED technology doesn’t require a backlight, the Galaxy Tab S consumes less energy than comparative LCD displays, able to maintain portable design. Both models have a sleek 6.6mm profile and at only 467g (10.5-inch) and 298g (8.4-inch), they are light and easy to carry. With its longer-lasting battery, and Ultra-Power Saving Mode, the Galaxy Tab S lets consumer enjoy hours of entertainment without having to worry about recharging.

2. Stylish Form Factor and Practical Accessories

 

samsung bookcover

The Book Cover accessory configures to three different display angles to provide the most comfortable position to watch videos, read or type. For users looking for the same protective structure of the Book Cover but with a slimmer design, Samsung offers the Simple Cover that offers a perfectly fitting, lightweight protection. The Bluetooth Keyboard is a new, ergonomically designed ultra-slim keyboard designed specifically for the Galaxy Tab S which perfectly pairs the device with the keyboard with a clasp for better protection.

3. Productivity Features That Help You Multitask

Users can make and receive calls directly from their phone to their Galaxy Tab S, anywhere at home, no matter where their phone is with the Call Forwarding feature via SideSync 3.0. The Galaxy Tab S also allows consumers to truly multitask, enabling them to surf the web, watch videos, share content and make calls simultaneously without having to worry about closing out of one to access another. With Quick Connect, Galaxy Tab S quickly finds and connects to nearby devices, for easy content sharing. These features are all available on both WiFi and LTE versions.

Additional useful features include ‘Multi User Mode’ that enables users to create their own personal optimized profile, accessing safely and conveniently with ‘Fingerprint Scanner,’ and a specially designed ‘Kids’ Mode’ with its own dedicated interface and kid-friendly applications.

samsung camera in galaxy tab s

The back camera is 8 megapixels, the front (for video chats) 2.1 MP. The rear camera is decent enough for a tablet, with quick autofocus and solid colour reproduction, but the low light performance is poor, producing grainy photos.” I took a sample shot:

samsung galaxy tab s photo

 

And the good news. There are special deals and offers on the Galaxy Tab S at the Fashion Hall, SM Megamall on July 11 to 13

First-weekend promo for the Galaxy Tab S

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S is available in the Philippines in 10.5-inch (29,990 pesos) and 8.4-inch (24,990 pesos) versions, in Titanium Bronze with LTE connectivity and full phone functionality, with 16GB memory + MicroSD (up to 128GB). On July 11 to 13, buyers of the Galaxy Tab S at the SM Megamall Fashion Hall will get a free Book Cover and 3100 mAh external Battery Pack. An extra treat will greet buyers from 10AM to 12NN on July 12, as they will get a chance to win exciting freebies such as the Galaxy S5, NX Mini, Galaxy Gear 2 Neo and other Samsung gadgets with a purchase of a Galaxy Tab S.

galaxy tab s

Here are the rest of the specifications:

 

• Screen: 8.4in or 10.5in WQXGA (2,560 x 1,600) Super AMOLED
• Processor: Samsung Exynos 5 Octa (1.9 GHz quad-core + 1.3GHz quadcore)
• RAM: 3GB of RAM
• Storage: 16GB (microSD slot also available)
• Operating system: Android 4.4 “KitKat”
• Camera: 8MP rear camera, 2.1MP front-facing camera
• Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 with BLE and GPS (LTE optional)
• Dimensions: 125.6 x 212.8 x 6.6mm / 247.3 x 177.3 x 6.6mm
• Weight: 294g/465g

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