Samsung Galaxy Tab S: Australian Review

Samsung Galaxy Tab S: Australian Review

By Luke Hopewell

Australia will get both the 16GB and the 32GB models, set for release from 7 July at the Samsung Experience Stores in Sydney and Melbourne, as well as the Samsung eStore. • Samsung Galaxy Tab S (8. 4-inch Wi-Fi 16GB) – $479. • Samsung Galaxy Tab S (8. 4-inch Wi-Fi + 4G 16GB) – $629. • Samsung Galaxy Tab S (8. 4-inch Wi-Fi 32GB) – $579. • Samsung Galaxy Tab S (10. 5-inch Wi-Fi 16GB) – $599. • Samsung Galaxy Tab S (10. 5-inch Wi-Fi 32GB) – $699. • Samsung Galaxy Tab S (10. 5-inch Wi-Fi + 4G 16GB) – $749.

All that grunt is great to have when it comes to running apps and games, but it’s found wanting when triggering transitions on the Samsung Magazine UX skin.

Animations stutter horribly, apps crash more than they should and when you’re doing background processing, the tablet’s fancy home screen grinds to a screeching halt, leaving you to wait until it’s finished.

The iPad is getting apps, games and experiences that Android just isn’t, and vice versa: the Magazine UX is unlike anything you’ll find running natively on an iOS tablet or phone.

It’s also worth noting while we’re talking about content that Samsung’s Paper Garden magazine reading app isn’t on the version of the software we were shipped to review, leaving us to believe that it’s either not coming to Australia, or that it isn’t ready yet.

Read more here: Gizmodo

    

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