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Samsung - Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 - 16GB - White

Model: SM-T320NZWAXARSKU: 3714002

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for viewing photographs

    Posted
    SanneSan
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I'm a professional photographer and recently took a business trip to Europe. Shooting digital, in both RAW and Jpeg formats, I didn't want to purchase numerous expensive CF cards. So I visited a local Best Buy store (Newport News, VA - Jefferson Ave. store) to seek out a solution. The associates I worked with (both Best Buy and Samsung team members) were phenomenal. I spent over 90 minutes in the store that day while they cooperatively worked through obstacles. It was time well spent and I left the store both impressed and very satisfied. Part of the solution was to come up with a processor that could handle images from a Nikon D700 in both RAW and Jpeg formats. The Samsung - Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 16GB tablet was the solution. After being patiently taught what to do, I was able to shoot with my Nikon, download to the tablet, and finally download images from the tablet to an external hard drive. This worked beautifully. There was one batch of images taken towards the end of the trip that I didn't need to download right away so they were still on the tablet. There were a couple of people that wanted to see some of my photographs right away. I was able to pull out my tablet set it up and place it in slide show mode. The compliments came non-stop. The size of the screen and quality of the images was key. Comments were, "everything is so colorful" and "everything is so vibrant and clear." With this presentation, I learned that moving forward, this is a great way to display my work on the go. I know there is much more I can do with this tablet but for now, I am completely satisfied. P.S. Almost forgot to mention the size. I was able to place it in my camera bag, along with the external hard drive due to the compact size. No problems clearing security and everything was always secure.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good - can be made excellent

    Posted
    sammy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Bottom line: a great price for great performance hampered by a slow interface. With a bit of effort (maybe 4 hours total), can be turned into a fast, smooth tablet customized to your own taste. The details: The bad first: I would have given this 5 stars except for two things: 1. Samsung's TouchWiz interface 2. The physical Home and capacitive back/running buttons. The good: 1. The size is "just right": more readable than a 7", easier to hold than a 10". 2. The price: at $249 is was a very good deal, it's now lower until they run out. 3. Solid build. Bright, clear screen. 4. Screamingly fast once you get rid of TouchWiz and the bloatware (more on that below). I don't notice *any* lag (admittedly, I use it as a reader/video viewer/web surfer, not a game machine). 5. Decent battery life: I don't think I've run it to below 50%. Seems to run about 10%/hour of web surfing with the screen at abut 25% brightness -- which is actually pretty bright and which would imply about 8 hours of effective lifetime). 6. Has an SD card slot Getting rid of the bloat. 1. Root the tablet (yes, this will void your warranty). Instructions here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2661198 2. Install a custom recovery (I'm partial to TWRP): http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2679825 3. Back up you original installation with TWRP 4. Flash a debloated ROM. I'm running this one: http://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-tab-pro-12-10-8/development/rom-rooted-deodex-t320xar1ang1-08-02-14-t2836052 5. Install Nova launcher (from the Play Store) and adjust the settings to your liking (you can make the interface look very much like Lollipop if you want) 6. Install Xposed framework: http://repo.xposed.info/module/de.robv.android.xposed.installer 7. From within the Xposed installer you can browse and install a wide range of modules to let you tweak the system to your heart's content. I'm runing the following: - App Settings. Lets me set things like dpi, permissions, orientation, etc. on a per-app basis - AppOpsXposed: re-instates the AppOpps setting that Google deleted from Android 4.3+ - Burnt Toast: shows app icon in Toast notifications (not vital, but looks cool and can be useful when you see an oddball notification and want to know which app generated it). - Gravity Box(KK): lots of tweaks. I use it mainly to replace the battery icon in the status bar with the % charge - KitKat SD Card full Access: Allows write to SD card - Phab 7: Select phone / phablet / tablet UI - SwipeBack: let's you go back by swiping the screen -XSSSID Indicator: shows what WiFi network you're connected to in the status bar

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Good Tablet but....

    Posted
    Mason05
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I bought this tablet because of its extremely light weight, stunning display and 8.4 is the perfect size for a tablet for one hand carrying (and I'm partial to Android OS). Now, with that being said, THIS IS NOT A 5 STAR TABLET! Let me start with the pros. The Snapdragon 800 is an inpressive mobile processor. The speed and benchmark data is at the top of the charts but on this device, there is a noticeable lag because of the pre-installed Samsung bloatware. The screen resolution clarity (2560 X1600) is amazing, I prefer it over the ipad mini with retina display. Magazine UI is a good feature as well. I love Flipboard for my news feed. Now for the cons. FRAGMENTATION. If we can be honest, This tablet is nothing but a stretched out, 8.4 display phone device without the call option with not much fault of it's own. I am an Android fan but it cannot compete with IOS on Apple if it is not going to have standard tablet apps like iPad does. You will notice that when you download apps on this device, they are the exact same optimization as on your Android phone. Same setup, same layout, identical just stretched out to fill the 8.4 screen. For example, try downloading any app that you have on your Android phone onto this tablet, say....Bank of America. Look at the layout of it on your phone and then on this tablet. It will be the same exact app just more unsightly. You will have the majority of your screen all white with little letters and a red logo bar. It is disappointing because I paid for a tablet not a bigger phone screen. Battery life is just okay. I believe all of the Samsung bloatware strains the battery. Sound is a bit tinny (yes, TINNY) on this device as it is on most tablets. What also needs to be noted, while I like the weight and the faux plastic back of the tablet, it runs hot as most Samsung devices do. I know alot of you get upset when you see a review that is not 5 stars for this Galaxy Tab pro but I'm just being honest. This is a very good device. I love Android and Kit Kat 4.4 so I'm keeping it. But as long as it is running Android phone apps, it cannot trump the iPad quite yet. Samsung did a very good job on this device but still not 5 stars. But if the cons I listed don't bother you, I definitely recommend the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4. It is the best 8 inch Android tablet on the market so far. Hope this was helpful.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Premium tablet, great for a mid-range price

    Posted
    petalmasher
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I have had a galaxy tab 2 7.0 for a while which I had rooted and installed CM11 on. I have a Iphone 5s that I get from work. I generally prefer android, and since the tab 2 is getting too slow to run all the apps I'm using now, I was eagerly awaiting the release of the Nexus 9, but when it came out I was disappointed by aspect ratio and the price, both of which were very Ipad-like. The main thing for which I appreciate a larger screen is watching video, which is produced with a 16:9 aspect ratio, meaning that the video picture isn't any bigger on 9 inch screen with a 4:3 ratio than on an 8-inch screen with a 16:9. on top of the fact that the extra inch or so of width serves mostly as black strips above and below the video, it also makes the Nexus 9 awkward to hold while reading, even for 6' tall adult male hands. Also, 16GB isn't going to be enough for me, but I already have a 32 GB SD card, so Obviously Tablets that take SD cards and have a 16:9 aspect ratio are optimal for me. So, I started looking at the Galaxy tab S 8.4, but it was siting next to the pro, which was very similar... so comparing the two (S vs Pro 8.4) here were my observations: Build: The S was marginally thinner and lighter, but only noticeable when holding them side by side and I liked the leathery rubberized backing on the Pro better than the dimpled hard plastic of the S. Display: The S had darker blacks, but the Pro had sharper edges in the images (most noticeable while reading text) Performance: The S has an extra gig of ram, but the Pro has a faster chip according to benchmark tests, but I really couldn't tell a difference while using them. In summary, I would have taken the Tab pro 8.4 over other top-tier small tablets regartles of price, like the Ipad mini, or the nexus 9 due to the aspect ratio and the SD card slot, and the tab S would have been a toss-up, but with a price difference of $100+, it was an obvious choice. The draw-back with this and almost any other Samsung Mobile product is that The touch wiz UI is cumbersome, and there are a bunch of apps that you don't need and can't delete (although some of the Samsung apps have proven useful). you Can, however, download a different launcher (I use the Google now Launcher), put the apps you actually use on the cover pages, and the ones you don't use in the app drawer to eliminate this problem.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Only my second tablet, but I'm impressed.

    Posted
    Seig345

    This is only the second tablet I've ever owned, my first being a Kindle Fire HD 8.9, so my review is going to be limited in comparisons. While the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 was a fun first experience with tablets, I found myself wanting an android tablet that wasn't running an off-shoot brand of Android with a completely separate (and therefore missing certain apps I was highly interested in) app store. Slimmer bezels couldn't hurt either. I didn't really want anything much bigger or smaller than 8.9, and I didn't need the latest and greatest, just something one would expect out of a netbook, but with the portability of a tablet (I've been using a bluetooth keyboard case for the Kindle Fire, which worked out fine for me when a keyboard was necessary). Considering the Galaxy Tab Pro was on sale for $229.99 (12/15/2014), I looked up reviews and videos and decided to take a chance with it. I've only owned it for 4 days, and I'm already blown out of the water in areas I wasn't even expecting. What has impressed me the most so far is the battery life; I keep the brightness at about the middle of the slider, and while I primarily use the device for instant messaging, emails, and web browsing, I do play some games in the mix as well, and so far the battery seems to last from when I unhook it in the morning until I go to bed at night, typically with a little time to spare, on a single full charge. I don't spend all day playing Plants vs Zombies on it or anything, I have no doubt that heavy gaming for hours would drain it much faster. While this is only my second tablet, I've been through 2 laptops and a netbook as well, and the battery life of the Galaxy Tab Pro has been the best I've experienced by far. On top of that; the crisp screen, clear speakers, responsive touch, thin profile, light weight, the ability to have multiple apps on screen at the same time, and of course the full google play store access all add up to what I wish my first tablet experience had been. I know there are those who go out and buy the next iteration of these types of devices every year, but I've always been one to wait a few years between devices if they survive that long. Between my PC monitors, TVs, my first smart phone (Galaxy S4 Mini), and now this tablet, Samsung has won me over again, and I have no doubts that if/when the time comes for a new tablet, I'll be looking to Samsung again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Samsung Gets the Gold Medal for the 8.4 Pro

    Posted
    Kings71
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I am coming from the Nexus 7 (2013) and that was okay for light consumption but screen size lacked and hated micro managing the internal memory on a daily basis so I held on to that until the next gen tablets came out late last year. Then I bought a Dell Venue 8 Windows Tablet which was not ready for prime time so I returned it. Late in December 2013 I purchased the LG G Pad 8.3 since it met two of my needs which was 1. 8" full HD screen and 2. External micro SD card slot. It's a decent tablet but the screen wasn't bright enough and the sound was terrible. Now this beast is out and I just read a few reviews online and Samsung seems to have brought out it's A-Game to the new year. The dislplay is outstanding and reason alone to buy it but there are other aspects that make this really stand out. Built-in speakers is really good I didn't have any problems muffling the sound when I held it in landscape mode. Button placement takes just a day to get used to and the smooth lines along the edge makes this feel very premium when you hold it. Wi-Fi is very fast and reliable and switching between applications is incredibly fast. Reading books is much better than the previous Android tablets I used in the past and even better than the iPad Mini with Retina display. I only set the brightness at about a third from minimum and it's still incredibly crisp and bright enough. Battery life is good, and has lasted me more than 8 hours with videos, web, reading and wi-fi connected all day long. The weight of this is just right, you won't tire out after holding it in portrait with just one hand. I briefly used the Magazine UX but switched over to my own launcher since I prefer third party customizations compared to Samsungs. The cons are very minor and just my nit-picking but it still has to be noted. - Would have liked to have the S-Pen but that would've raised the price up. - More internal memory is needed (16G is nothing these days and you're really only left with 10G after installing your Google apps) - Not a lot of accessories since this just came out. - I exchanged my first unit with another one because the back of the device would get too warm for my liking. Second one is much better. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for the best 8" tablet for media consumption as well as business users since the included software caters to them. Well done Samsung!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    For 200.00 this is a great tablet.

    Posted
    JohnEi

    Even at full prices this is an outstanding tablet. When you compare it against the Galaxy S at 299.00 it is a steal. The specs of the 2 are practically identical for storage, memory, screen resolution and OS. The S has a Octa core vs Quad core on this one. You will not notice it. The screen on this is very very crystal clear. So much better than my Galaxy tab 4 10 inch and Galaxy note 8. Very Responsive to the touch. Wifi range is good. 16GB of storage with around 11gb available on startup. No phone or tablet should come with less than 32gb but with the SD card you really have plenty. 128gb Micro SD card works fine on this tablet. Battery life. Like anything you buy it is never enough but seems to be the same as my Note 8 was originally and my Tab 4 is currently. It lasts all day with use. The only issue i have had is firefox glitches all over the place when you expand the screen where Chrome works fine. I have no issue with firefox on the Tab 4 or Note 8. I will probably clear it and uninstall and then reinstall it to see if it has any impact. Some people complain about the magazine interface in Touchwiz but just replace touchwiz with Nova Launcher and you will have a much nice customizable interface. I used Touchwiz until I got my note 4 and it had 4 by 4 icons which left alot of open space. I found Nova let you customize this and so I tried it. I have since replaced it on all my tablets as it is fully customizable to the way you like. If you want to switch back you can by clearing defaults and selecting touchwiz. Bottom line is it is 199.99, Screen resolution is great. Battery life is good. Touch sensitivity is great, Camera is decent and as good as you see on tablets but who really uses a camera on a tablet. It is a great tablet on its own take the price into account and it is even better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Super Crisp Screen That Is Very Touch Responsive

    Posted
    inhumans99

    I picked this tablet up from Best Buy as a replacement for my Nexus 7 2013 model, as I was in need of a slightly larger screen to read digital comics without always having to use the "guided view" option, and after using it for only 1 day and night I am already a huge fan of this tablet. The screen is so sharp that it is not a strain on my eyes to read a full comic page. Details show up on the same wallpaper image I use on my phone that I normally have to squint to see on the phone. It may never get the latest Android OS, however, I was able to sideload media using Samsung's KIES system installed on my laptop with no issues. Sound quality is actually pretty good at the mid-upper range ((just don't max it out, as it then sounds hollow/tinny). Using the browser to surf sites and choosing full desktop mode did not slow things down a bit. It immediately connected to my wireless connection in my home and at my job. The battery life seems to be okay, but I have not given it a really heavy workout (it comes installed with Kit Kat 4.4.3, and I am not sure later tweaks to Kit Kat improved the battery life of this tablet). It is light, and stylish looking. I have not used the camera, but all indications are that it has a camera that is as good or slightly better than what you find on most tablets. This will become my new go-to tablet when I travel, so I can now leave my pricier iPad Air at home. Also, my Nexus 7 2013, and iPad tablet were Best Buy purchases, and I have not had to take them in for repairs, or to be replaced under warranty, as they are rock solid performers that continue to work as well as they did the day I purchased them. Highly Recommended!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exceptional Display, Excellent Features

    Posted
    Leonardo28
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I picked up the Tab Pro on Thursday. Let me just say, the display on this thing is far and away the best display I have seen on any device I've ever used, included the iPad Retina's! Not only is the resolution very high, but since the tablet is 8.4", the PPI is very dense as well. I'm not sure the exact number, but it's the best I've seen. The speakers are also surprisingly terrific. They are loud and clarity is good. I really enjoy the extra features on the tablet like the Multi-Window mode where you can view two apps on the screen at the same time. Small apps like the Calendar app and Email app are very good as well. I am happy that Samsung finally ditched the menu button on this tablet. It now adheres to more of the Android guidelines, although still have physical keys instead of on-screen keys. That's ok though, I think people have grown to like the physical home button. I don't use Samsung Voice or some of the other Samsung apps, but it has the full Google Play services which includes the terrific Google Now experience. The apps on the Play Store rival and in many cases, surpass those on the Apple App Store. The only thing average on this tablet is the price. At $399, you can get a great little 7-inch tablet, the Nexus 7, for only $229. However, I feel that the 8-inch form factor is perfect, and the resolution on this Tab Pro 8.4 is nothing short of breathtaking. What a great tablet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Amazing resolution, fast, but bad battery in 3 mos

    Posted
    NomusaMagic
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I bought Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 because of $100 off deal when purchasing Verizon MiFi. Didn't actually need it but my iPad3 with Zagg keyboard case is pretty heavy to throw in purse & constantly carry around. Love tablet's eye-popping screen resolution, form, size, lightweight-ness, speed. Not a fan of the Magazine UI which allegedly doesn't auto-refresh to save data use/battery life -- which is a good thing -- but it's kind of annoying to see same stuff you saw last time you picked it up. And you can't delete or hide the "tiles". Anyway ,,,, already familiar w/ Samsung products, have SGS3 cell, love everything about it. But .... after trying every battery-saving settings mode and various battery apps, couldn't believe how fast Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 drained. I'd charge to 100% at night (actually charges MUCH faster than iPad3) BUT without even using, it was 50% by noon. Should've taken back immediately - my fault for procrastinating. Grew more dissatisfied because despite iPad3 age, with light use I can go days and days w/o charging. So, took back to Best Buy. Geek Squad guy, John, very nice. Saw steep downward slope of battery graph over very short time. Knew immediately was a bad battery. Unfortunately, no choice but to send back to Samsung for new battery. Dropped off 7/12. Expected return date 8/12. Not happy about that. Unfortunately, bought 2 yr extended warranty on iPad and didn't need it so I decided against it on Samsung Tab Pro. So, I'm awaiting its return. Can update my review once I get it back re: repair time and whether battery swap solved the issue. For now .... jury is out for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Android tablet I've owned so far

    Posted
    solaris2k
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I purchased my Tab Pro on sale for $200 and have to say this is one sweet deal. This is my second Android tablet and it truly blows away my Nexus 7 2012. For the price, I can't really think of a better Android tablet with these specs available right now. I was originally going to buy the Tab S 8.4 but for that price, the Tab Pro just can't be beat right now. The 2560x1600 screen resolution itself makes it a better choice than the Tab 4 series and was one of the main reasons I chose this particular tablet. I used some of the money I saved to buy 2 64 gb microsd cards, a Zagg screen protector, and Poetic case. I'm running Cyanogenmod 11 nightlies instead of the Touchwiz UI because of personal preference and runs better than any Android device I've previously owned which include the N7 2012, HTC One X Plus, LG Optimus G Pro, Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, and LG G2. There's no stutter that I've noticed yet, probably because I'm not running Touchwiz. Overall this tablet is rock solid and I recommend it to anyone in the market for a cheap tablet. The specs aren't bleeding edge anymore but it still definitely gets the job done without breaking the bank.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing tablet.

    Posted
    JustBoughtaNewTablet
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I am very impressed with this tablet, the 2.3GHz quad-core CPU is powerful enough run multiple apps side-by-side. Want to watch YouTube while searching for deals online? Done, no problem. The 1600 x 2560 display is amazing, text is uber sharp and images are very clear. The camera is good in well-lit areas, but I would feel pretty weird taking photos with a device this large. One thing that did bother me was the location of the stereo speakers, they're great while watching videos in portrait but in landscape both are on one side. I HATE the TouchWiz launcher, there are too many things I don't like about it. I would recommend using another launcher, like Apex. Apex was the first launcher I've downloaded and the only launcher I use with my Android devices. I bought this tablet because I wanted to replace my old tablet from 2012. This tablet was from one of the major computer brands, and my 400 dollars got me a slow tablet running Windows RT (yuck), but the battery got me through two days of medium to heavy use. I paid 300 for this Tab Pro 8.4 and it was well worth it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy anything else. You will LOVE it!

    Posted
    TexasTechie24
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I've used this tablet for two and a half weeks now. I wanted to get a good amount of time into the tablet before I wrote a review. This is easily the best tablet on the market right now. The KitKat operating system and upgraded processor make it lightning fast. It is AMAZINGLY light and the 8.4" size is perfect, especially for someone with arthritis, like myself. The screen is clear and sharp, and is bright - even on the lowest setting. The tablet comes preloaded with lots of business apps so you're good to go straight out of the gate. If you've had a Samsung or Android device before, once you link your accounts you really don't have much to set up other updates, which are done automatically. The split screen feature is easy to use and makes multitasking effortless. Definitely create a Samsung account when you first setup the device. You will get perks like a $25 Google play credit, 3 months Hulu Plus, etc. This offer is however hard to find beyond the inital setup screen, so do it when it comes up. Now on to the bad -- which is minimal. There is no charging indicator light, which is a feature I would prefer. The speakers are at the bottom of the tablet by the charing port, so if the tablet is in landscape orientation then you get sound from the right, instead of both sides. The tablet does NOT have a USB port as indicated on BestBuy.com Finally, get the Samsung book case for it not the Belkin cover. The Belkin cover adds significant bulk and weight. For the same price the Samsung is sleeker and will put your device to sleep when the cover is closed, saving you some battery life.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent tablet. Does almost everything needed

    Posted
    JayD04
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I love this thing! I had my ipad 2 for about 2 1/2 years and on Sunday, I got sick of the closing of safari constantly, screen burn, and lack of speed so much that I went to best buy to look for something new (after doing my du diligence first of course). I had been reading about this tablet for a few days before going to play with it in the store, so I was excited about getting it into my hands for the first time. Coming from a 10.1", I am still getting used to the size (8.4") a bit, but it feels amazing in my hands; it is like it was made for them. I have a Galaxy S4, so I am used to the layout. Overall, I am in love with it; it does everything I need and it really is an excellent tablet by Samsung. I can even edit, save, and create Word documents with Hword..pretty awesome. Also, this thing is FAST. My Galaxy is very quick but this thing blows it away. AND DID I MENTION IT HAS A MICRO SD SLOT?!? That alone is reason to buy..just purchased a 64 gb Sony micro SD card for $39.99 and now I have 80 gb of overall memory. AWESOME. If I had to nit pick, I do not like the placement of the volume keys..it is right next to the power button on the right side and it is annoying when I am reaching for the volume and I hit power and put it to sleep. Other than that, ZERO COMPLAINTS.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Android Tablet By Far

    Posted
    SoCalPaul
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member
    • Top 500 ContributorTop 500 Contributor

    Best tablet out there without any fruit on it, and that gap has just closed considerably. The screen is fantastic, super sharp with accurate colors and deep blacks, watching videos is great, games look good and honestly it's better than the screen on a certain mini tablet that everyone likes. Snapdragon 800 works fine, tab is very fast with apps, page transitions, web surfing. No stuttering on YouTube or live TV. Size works well, I was looking for an 8" tablet and at 331 grams it's very light and extremely thin. Easy to hold in portrait or landscape. One thing hardly anyone mentions is the 5gz AC WiFi adapter built in. If you have a AC WiFi router your ship has come in, you'll be amazed at how fast this tablet is. I know of no other tablets that have this feature yet and if you spent the money on an AC router like me this feature alone is worth buying over a Mini or a LG G Pad. Build quality is good, no creaks or flexing. Buttons work well and there's a ton of features I'm still working through. Speakers are pretty good too. At $399 it's not cheap but if you're looking for an Android tablet this is easily #1, might even be the best 8" tablet period.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Tablet

    Posted
    Meital
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I picked up the Tab Pro a few weeks ago. Let me just say, the display on this thing is far and away the best display I have seen on any device I've ever used, included the iPad Retina's! Not only is the resolution very high, but since the tablet is 8.4", the PPI is very dense as well. I'm not sure the exact number, but it's the best I've seen. The speakers are also surprisingly terrific. They are loud and clarity is good. I really enjoy the extra features on the tablet like the Multi-Window mode where you can view two apps on the screen at the same time. Small apps like the Calendar app and Email app are very good as well. I am happy that Samsung finally ditched the menu button on this tablet. It now adheres to more of the Android guidelines, although still have physical keys instead of on-screen keys. That's ok though, I think people have grown to like the physical home button. I don't use Samsung Voice or some of the other Samsung apps, but it has the full Google Play services which includes the terrific Google Now experience. The apps on the Play Store rival and in many cases, surpass those on the Apple App Store. The only thing average on this tablet is the price. At $399, you can get a great little 7-inch tablet, the Nexus 7, for only $229. However, I feel that the 8-inch form factor is perfect, and the resolution on this Tab Pro 8.4 is nothing short of breathtaking.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Takes getting used to

    Posted
    boze
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This is my first tablet other than an older Nook which is a piece of junk. First it has a really nice display with a multitude of apps. it was easy to set up my email even though it was not Google based. also I transferred files and folders from a PC onto a 32Gb micro sd card that I added. I'd strongly suggest a 64Gb card as I ran out of space for my photos. I did not utilize the free[for awhile] drop box storage. I just don't trust the security of the Cloud. I found it difficult to move files to sd card from built in memory. it just not as easy as drag and drop. takes getting used to. I probably ought to go to training session to fully appreciate the abilities of the Pro tablet. The worst part is the battery life. it seems to run down to almost nothing in less than three hours. I am constantly charging the thing even while I'm using it. The auto brightness setting is poor. I found I need to manually set it each use. I have set up several streaming apps like Vudu, Netflix, etc. All work well. I have Outlook 2007 on my PC. You need Kies3 to sync the calendar with the Pro. EACH TIME I SYNC, IT CORRUPTS OUTLOOK AND I MUST RESTART MY COMPUTER TO RESTORE IT. You'd think this would be an easy task since Kies was designed specifically for that purpose but it is not. I also have a Galaxy 4 7.0. Trying to get the contacts to transfer took me 4 chat sessions and three more online session. No one there seemed to know how to do it. SO BE PREPARED TO WAIT A LONG TIME FOR A TECH PERSON THAT KNOWS ANYTHING. THEY KEEP GIVING YOU FAQ to read then ending the chat session so you have to start all aver again intstead of helping you correct your problem. Lastly do not buy the Galaxy hard case cover for $50. What a rip off. Also don't by Belkin. It is not designed properly for camera use and access to button controls. Buy the MOKO cover; its cheaper and fits the Pro perfectly; has cut outs for camera on front and back, and for access to button along sides and has a nice stand up feature. Just does not have any pockets for storing note cards.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth it

    Posted
    MoreOrLess
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    I purchased a Galaxy Note 8.0 and returned it shortly thereafter when this was released. I am glad I did. The 2.3ghz processor is fast and allows me to edit documents, watch videos, watch streaming media, and multi-task smoothly. It allows me to do both business-lite and entertainment functions without carrying my laptop everywhere. The multi-window feature is quite useful, although there are limited apps which can be utilized in multi-window (future software fix?). The vivid display is far superior to the Note 8.0. Bluetooth and Wi-fi connections are fast and reliable. Samsung's magazine UI needs some work to be more user friendly---tiles have to each be refreshed individually which is not ideal (another future software fix?). It seems like people love to hate on the Touchwiz launcher, but I find it intuitive and easy to use. Yes it is a bit laggy at times, but overall has features and visual appeal not found on other Android open source launchers. The faux leather backing has enough texture to allow effortless gripping and the thin design feels good in the hands. I find that the 8.4 inch size hits the sweet spot between having a nice sized screen, but not being too bulky to carry. I waited until it was $30 off at Best Buy--for my money, there isn't a better $369 tablet out there at this time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice tablet

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    aarondr
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    I've been slightly underwhelmed by this tablet. I love the screen, form factor, hardware specs, WiFi strength, SD card slot, and even the available accessories. I was formerly a Nexus 7 owner and got rid of it since well, I never used it! This tablet is starting to fall into that same issue (not using it) but I like it so much more than the nexus 7 when it comes to size. The nexus 7 was too small IMHO. With phones getting bigger and bigger 7" tablets make little to no sense in my mind. Too big to fit into your pocket, but too small to offer an advantage over a 5" phone. This is the sweet spot in my mind. 10" too big (go get a Yoga 2 or something instead), 8-9" about perfect. Small enough it doesn't make a big difference in a bag, but large enough browsing is enjoyable and a completely different experience than a large screen phone. This (and it's AMOLED brethren of the same size) is a great sized tablet. Now the cons. Samsung takes crazy powerful hardware, and great components, then wraps them up together in a horrible software package. I've run stock Android too long, and I completely notice and hate the stutter associated with unoptimized third party touchwiz stuff. Some of it makes sense, but the lag when pulling down the status bar is unbelievable. I like some of the ideas (window view, etc) but these tacked on things feel tacked on, just like the OEM windows add-ons back in the Windows 95 era. Obviously this problems can be fixed if you don't care about your warranty, but I want to make sure I don't have a dud first. It's hard coming from a Nexus device to a Samsung device when your a power user, but I believe in the long run this tablet was a good purchase. Once I get past my fear of tripping the warranty fuse, I'll probably enjoy this tablet a lot more. I got this device for an excellent price which colors my review much more positively than it would have been at the MSRP price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Tablet For Great Price On Sale

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    Druskey
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    I've owned it a little over a month and: +Great Screen (Seriously top notch compared to most tablets) +Micro SD Slot (Expandable Storage = 1 huge plus over IPADs for me) +Snappy performance (For light tasks & games, email, & most everyday uses) +Build Quality/Design (Subjective, but most who have seen it like it) + or - Android/Samsung software (Could be positive or negative depending on how familiar you are with Android and other Samsung products) -Battery Life (Disappointing but not a deal breaker) -Preinstalled Apps you can't delete (Sure you can disable them, but you can't delete them and save internal space / but there is a micro sd slot so....) If you are looking for a mid size tablet (8.4" Screen) then this is a great combination of size and portability. In my case a 10" screen isn't justified over carrying my 13" laptop. A 7" screen, while easily portable, is not much better than my 5" screen phone. I use this mostly when I'm traveling (and occasionally around the house) as a media consumption device (Email, Web browsing, Netflix, Games, etc.) and it works great. It's not as feature packed as Samsung's new tablet line (Galaxy Tab S), but if you can get it on sale (under $280) I highly recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend