Is the Galaxy Tab S series for you? Samsung’s new app helps you find out

by: Edgar CervantesJuly 2, 2014

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Samsung impressed us with some outstanding tablets at their Galaxy Tab S announcement, last month. Both the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and 10.5 are great devices, but are they what you are looking for? Samsung aims to demystify your doubts with the new Galaxy Tab S Experience app.

This handy application brings presentations and tutorials of all the features and characteristics the new Galaxy Tab S devices have to offer. In other words, you can “experience” the Galaxy Tab S through any device. For example, this tool offers a virtual comparison between LCD and Samsung’s stunning Super AMOLED panels. You can easily compare contrast and colors.


Of course, you are still looking at your own display, making the experience less than accurate, but it gives you a good idea. We are sure you won’t be disappointed by Samsung’s screens, though. AMOLED displays are known for their quality, and these panels were proven to be the best in the tablet market.

Also included are some demos that showcase the main features packed in Samsung’s UI. You can test their UI, multi-tasking features and even the fingerprint reader functions. They have also included some size and weight comparisons with common objects, as well as a quick look at their accessories.


Nothing beats holding a device and using it, but those who can’t reach a Galaxy Tab S unit right away should definitely give this app (which is basically advertising) a go. You can also check out our very own Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 review.

After all, these tablets are far from being affordable, starting at $399 for the 8.4-inch version and $499 for the 10.5-inch iteration. You will need to do your research and be sure of your decision before buying into Samsung’s new devices. Go ahead and download the Galaxy Tab S Experience Android app straight from the Google Play Store.

  • Jayfeather787

    Seems a little useless. Just a way for samsung to make money.

    • banglaz bless

      So no one else wants to make money off theirs? If you consider this useless, then so is every tablet ever created

      • Jayfeather787

        It’s a useless app. Waste of time.

        • banglaz bless

          Didn’t know you were talking about the app, since as its free, I never knew Samsung makes money off free apps?

          • Jayfeather787

            It’s a useless app. What part of that will you not comprehend. It’s a waste of time for the user, there is no point in installing it. It is a waste of space. Please shut up.

          • The-Sailor-Man

            So, what you refer the “useless. Just a way for samsung to make money.” , for?
            Tell us. Or shut up.
            And no waste of space after uninstalling.

          • Jayfeather787

            There is no fucking reason to install the fucking app. What part of that will you guys not fucking understand?! You shut the fuck up the conversation ends fucking here.

          • WiZe

            You’re obviously mad

  • Jermaine Smit

    Honestly 2 tabs got my intress. Note series 2014 and this S line. Even though i am not in to tablets

    • sherlocke

      me too never had a tablet in my life but the tab s looks so tempting to buy!

      • Jermaine Smit

        Yes. But I don’t know why… It looks the same yet more stylefull… I don’t get it… xD And of course great colors because of the AMOLED display

        • sknignt

          definitely that amoled display all the critics are raving it

  • Guest

    not really sure they will convince me to buy their tablets in my country the nexus 7 costs the same as galaxy tab 3

  • Waiting on that 10.5 review

  • AvalancheRyder

    I’d swap out my iPad Mini Retina for the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 in a heartbeat if it weren’t for the lack of tablet optimized apps.

    • Brian Dong Min Kim

      It got better but Google needs to focus on Tablets in order for better optimization to happen. Since 8.4 runs in portrait mode, it might not be that bad compared to the 10.5.

  • cr_buck

    I have a Nexus 7 2013 and bought a Tab S 8.4 because of the larger screen and Amoled. I enjoy the larger screen a lot and the higher contrast Amoled is a bonus.

    My Nexus 7 seems to have better battery life but maybe that’s because I use it less right now. The keyboard feels more responsive but the auto correct is worse. I forgot about haptic feedback and the Tab S has it which is kinda nice. I didn’t realize I missed it until I had it back. TouchWiz is of course up to indivisual taste. I feel stock Android is more focused and clean but TouchWiz hasn’t lagged much to speak of. Not that many people do this but in good lighting or using the flash the camera takes excellent photos for a tablet. That might be good for some but you won’t see me taking photos with mine regulary. The fingerprint scanner is interesting but like all bells and whistles it becomes old fast. The “Titanium Bronze” took a bit of getting used to but now I kinda like it. It gives the tablet a warmer feeling than a black slate. The biggest gripe is the way you select messages in the email app versus stock Android and I’m not talking Gmail. Stock Android has a much larger touchpoint to select messages than the tiny check boxes on the TouchWiz variant. S Voice also just feels so clunky to me compared to Google Now but I can fix that.

    I can’t remember if Bestbuy is still running it but they had a deal that if your brought in working tablet they would give you $100 off the Tab S making it $300. I had and old tablet worth about maybe $80 if I sold it direct but this way I made and extra $20 and didn’t have to deal with Craigslist.

    All in all I enjoy it even with its small flaws. It feels about as snappy as my Nexus 7 2013 most of the time but with a much better screen and easier typing. Now I’m thinking of selling my Nexus to keep the money for possibly getting the next generation if the rumors are true of a new 8.9″ Nexus.

    • Brian Dong Min Kim

      The Nexus line is likely getting replaced with Android Silver.

      • RarestName


  • Daniel Edin

    Samsung should switch to on-screen buttons, a must for me. But they are way to invested in their thing. Such a shame!

  • paul marx siena

    i like this new version. lets take a shot for the DROP TEST!!!!