Samsung Galaxy TabPro S

7.5/10 AVG.
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Specs summary

Screen
12"

The Samsung Galaxy TabPro S's screen is 12 inches with 2160 x 1440 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.2GHz

There is a Intel Core M Dual core 2.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on the Windows 10 Home operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 5+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 5+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
128/256 GB

Internal memory is 128/256 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
5200mAh

The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 5200 mAh battery.



OLED looks incredible, but no one wants constant reminders that their screen is breaking.

- Peter Bright , Ars Technica 

Samsung builds a lot of value into the Galaxy TabPro S, including a keyboard cover and advanced display in a very slim Windows tablet.

- Dan Ackerman , Cnet 

Reviews summary

7.5/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 16 reviews

What's good  

  • Beautiful display
  • Windows 10
  • Decent multitasking
  • Bright screen
  • All-day battery life

What's bad  

  • Limited connectivity options
  • Mushy keyboard
  • Limited kickstand positions
  • Average camera

When you think of Samsung, you probably think of their flagship line of mobile phones and tablets. With the Galaxy TabPro S, the Galaxy series transitions to the world of Windows. The specs on paper look solid, but does the real-life performance and experience of this new hybrid tablet stack up? Let’s see what the reviews are saying!

Across the board, reviewers were impressed with the design of the TabPro S. Combining a matte-finish plastic case with shiny metal trim and the sleek Samsung aesthetic, most reviewers noted it felt as good, if not better, than any Samsung Galaxy flagship they’ve used. Even with the included keyboard case, the hybrid also comes in thinner than most of the competition at the time of writing. At just over 1.5lbs, this tablet/laptop mash-up is ready to hit the road without weighing you down. The Inquirer took their test model around town for a few days and proclaimed, “
The device proved itself a robust piece of kit despite measuring just 6.3mm thick.”

One area where reviewers were less happy with the design was Samsung’s choice to include only a single USB-C port and a 3.5mm jack. If you’re looking to connect older devices, or use a thumb drive while charging, you’ll need to pick up an adapter.

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Heading around to the front of the tablet, you’ll find what most reviews agree is the star of the show--a 12-inch 2160-by-1440 Super AMOLED display. Alphr states, “You’d be hard pushed to find a better display on a device this size, be it a tablet, laptop or convertible.” Much like the displays in their mobile phones, the AMOLED tech from Samsung in the TabPro S offers increased contrast, deep blacks and rich color.

However, a few reviews pointed out how annoyed they were about the screen dimming after a minute of idling. Ars Technica highlighted a reason for this--AMOLED displays degrade over time. The more the display is used, the weaker the image becomes. If you’re looking for a long-term investment, only time will tell how long the screen will keep it’s awesome quality. Ars Technica is a bit more skeptical than many reviewers, saying, “One day, perhaps in the not too distant future, that beautiful screen is going to be ruined.”

Unlike many of Samsung’s previous tablets, the TabPro S is running a full-featured version of WIndows 10 Home. This means you can access the same email apps, productivity tools and media streaming options as you would at the home or office. Powering the hybrid, you’ll find a 2.2Ghz dual-core Intel Core M processor and 4GB of RAM. Reviews were wholly positive in terms of both performance. The Inquirer noted that the fanless processor offers, “an impressively silent experience, even when carrying out performance-intensive tasks.”

While most reviews were happy with performance, they were all quick to point out that is a light-duty and productivity device. Try loading up the latest games or rendering video and you’re likely to be disappointed. One area of contention among reviewers was the amount of RAM. While 4GB is plenty for basic usage, The Next Web noted, “While it rarely slowed down, Chrome and Edge did reload tabs frequently when things got really busy – this is not a machine for you if you need to have 30 tabs open at any given time.”
If you’re planning to snap pictures, video chat or scan documents using your tablet, the TabPro S includes 5+ MP front and rear-facing cameras. You’ll also find 128GB of SATA storage on-board to store your apps, media and other essentials.

Adding to the portability of the hybrid, you’ll find a 5,200mAh internal battery. Reviewers found that Samsung’s 10-hour battery life claim was fairly accurate. Mobile Syrup used their test model to work for a day and found, “The device lasted 13 hours before shutting off, much over a full work day.” PC World pushed the limits further--looping 4K video--and found, “The TabPro S gave us almost nine hours of playback.”

To help it bridge the gap between tablet and laptop, the TabPro S includes a keyboard and leather protective case. The keyboard also doubles as a stand, offering an upright and reclined angle depending on your needs.

Unlike many of its competitors, the TabPro S comes with the keyboard at no additional charge. Unfortunately, the reviews of the keyboard are all over the map. The Next Web was fairly positive, saying, “The typing experience is decent for a keyboard this thin, but not great in the grand scheme.” However, most reviews noted issues with adjusting to the cramped keyboard and described the keys as mushy. The trackpad didn’t fare much better. Ars Technica was perhaps the most critical, saying, “If you're tempted to pick it up laptop style, by grasping the keyboard with the screen still open, the whole thing bends.”

Overall, reviews of the TabPro S were positive. The hybrid appears to have minor issues with the keyboard and a lack of connectivity options, but otherwise functions as well as the specs hint it might. PC World highlights this in their summary of the device, calling it, “An awesome little convertible, even with the keyboard’s drawbacks and the curious screen-dimming behavior.”
The Next Web sums up opinions well, saying, “The TabPro S is the best Windows tablet at being ‘just a tablet’ so far – and it’s not too shabby as an actual computer, too.”


Reviews (7.5/10 Avg. rating)


APC

It falls short of being a true Surface competitor.

from APC
In fact, the TabPro S’s only significant shortcoming comes in the form of a rather puzzling omission: no stylus. That’s disappointing because, for all its improvements, Windows 10 isn’t the best OS when it comes to interacting with your fingers... Full review
Reviewed

A Windows 2-in-1 through and through

from Reviewed
The Samsung Galaxy TabPro S is arguably more successful as a tablet than a 2-in-1, and that’s mostly due to its cumbersome keyboard and awkward stand angles. But if you can get past the shakiness of the TabPro trying to be your next ultrabook, there’s a lot to appreciate about it. From the sleek, highly-portable design, to the respectable hardware underneath, the Galaxy TabPro S truly feels like a premium device... Full review
Mobile Choice

When S is for style

from Mobile Choice
I love that Samsung pack a robust keyboard cover alongside the tablet and that the TabPro S has a great battery life but then the Core M3 processor isn't the fastest or the smartest and we all know that Windows is not without its issues. However, Samsung do what Microsoft has never been able to do very well- make hardware that is covetable and looks the part. But in the same breath I must mention that you can get similar specced products for a lot cheaper... Full review
Pocket-lint

Taking on the Microsoft Surface Pro

from Pocket-lint
Overall, Samsung's first bash at a laptop-replacement tablet gets plenty of things right. It runs full Windows 10, lasts for a full working day, has a bright and colourful screen (although it's not class-leading in terms of resolution), and a solid design compared to Samsung tablets of old... Full review
What Mobile

The pro in professional

from What Mobile
I love the TabPro S, I really do. It has proven to be convenient, powerful and useful during my times of need. It has that Samsung design language that you can stare at for hours, although that would be kinda creepy so maybe do something on the TabPro S itself. Jokes aside would I buy the TabPro S? Yes, if I didn’t need a device that can run intense software seamlessly. If you’re one to use it mainly for spreadsheets, documents and Internet browsing, go for it... Full review
The Inquirer

A commendable effort

from The Inquirer
There’s a lot to like about the Samsung Galaxy TabPro S. The AMOLED display is one of the best we've used, the design is premium and the battery lives up to Samsung's big claims. It's not without its downsides, however, as the keyboard add-on is pretty shonky and the performance fails to match similarly-specced devices that come with Intel's Core i5 or Core i7 chips... Full review
The Next Web

A Windows 10 convertible that’s actually a good tablet

from The Next Web
There isn’t that much special about the TabPro S on the surface. It’s a Core M processor with too little RAM and questionable port selection, and at $899 there are certainly more powerful options. Still, I found myself liking it more than I expected to, probably for much the same reason people like the new MacBook: it’s incredibly portable, good looking, and performs well enough for everyday use. It’s lighter than both the MacBook and the iPad Pro, and is a pleasure to use on the go. If only Microsoft had the apps to match... Full review
Mobile Syrup

An overpriced first crack at the 2-in-1 crown

from Mobile Syrup
Can it beat the Surface Pro 4? After a week with TabPro S my verdict tends towards no. Its rigid form factor makes the TabPro S fall short of two-in-one excellence. My addendum, however, is that it is an impressive first try, and with a retooled keyboard and a lower price point, could certainly give other devices a run for their money as a quality budget option... Full review
TechSpot

A good first attempt, not a Surface killer

from TechSpot
There’s a lot to like about Samsung’s first attempt at a Surface competitor, but I’m not convinced that this tablet-with-keyboard-cover is necessarily the right option for everyone wanting a Windows 10 productivity-focused tablet... Full review
Ars Technica

A taste of a future I’m not ready for

from Ars Technica
Samsung's screen is absolutely gorgeous, and I really and truly want to live in an OLED future. But I can't imagine using a machine that so aggressively makes you aware of its imminent demise. Every moment I used that gorgeous screen, I was all too aware that it was deteriorating and that things like the Windows logo on the taskbar were doing irreparable harm... Full review

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date February 28, 2016
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Asia, Europe, North America, Australia, South America, Africa, India, Philippines, Russia, Ukraine, China
Networks
No cellular data
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Windows 10 Home

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Secondary OS No
Processor Intel Core M Dual core 2.2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
128 GB or 256 GB SSD
RAM 4 GB
ROM No
GPS A-GPS
Digital compass No
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Body: 1.03 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Power & Battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 5200 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 3 hours
Video Playback Time 11 hours
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Reading Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
E-book Reader No
Colors -
Dimensions [H x W x D] 19.9 x 29.0 x 0.6 cm
(7.8 x 11.4 x 0.2 in)
Weight 696 grams
(24.6 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Super AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 2160 x 1440 pixels
Pixel Density 216 pixels
Size 12 inches
3D No
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser Microsoft Edge
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features No
Messaging Services No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots No
Expansion Slots Info No
PC Synchronization No
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 5+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom Yes
Flash No
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus
Video Recording Formats MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera  
Resolution 5+ megapixels
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP4, AAC, AMR, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4, WMV, ASF, AVI
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm No
Stopwatch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad No
Voice Memos / Recorder No
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
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Operating System: Windows 10 Pro
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