Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra review — this is big (2023)

Tom's Guide Verdict

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is a massive, powerful tablet that wants to replace your laptop. Though it doesn't achieve that goal, it's arguably Samsung's most impressive slate yet.


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    Big, beautiful OLED display

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    Svelte design

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    Snappy Android interface


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    May be too large for some

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    More expensive than better laptops

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Price:from $1,099
Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
Display:14.6 inch (2960 x 1848) Super AMOLED, 120Hz
USB-C, microSD
Battery life:
9:22 (tested)
Accessories:S Pen stylus included
12.85 x 8.21 x 0.22 inches
1.4 pounds

Samsung must have taken the phrase “go big or go home” to heart when conceptualizing the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra. This 14.6-inch beast is easily one of the largest tablets we’ve ever reviewed. But beyond its monstrous size, the Tab S8 Ultra has enough power packed into its thin chassis to potentially turn it into a laptop replacement.

(Video) Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra: A Monster Tablet!

But can the Tab S8 Ultra actually become your primary work machine? While its screen size and processing power certainly make it seem like a laptop in everything but name, the Android operating system isn’t up to par with Windows or macOS. The fact that you need to buy an expensive keyboard attachment if you want to use the slate as a laptop is also a detractor.

Flaws aside, this is one of the best Android tablets (and one of the best tablets in general) we’ve reviewed thanks to its performance and elegant design. If you’re invested in Samsung’s ecosystem, the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is worth considering – if you can afford it. If not, you may want to consider waiting for the rumored Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 FE, which could sacrifice performance for a better stylus experience.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra review: Price and availability

  • Price starts at $1,099 (less with trade-in)
  • Wi-Fi only in the U.S. right now; cellular models coming in 2022

The Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is available to purchase from Samsung’s website (opens in new tab) for a starting price of $1,099, though you can get a discount by trading in a qualifying device (or checking our Samsung promo codes page). This configuration has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage and comes in graphite. Configurations featuring 12GB of RAM / 256GB of storage and 16GB of memory / 512GB of space are currently sold out.

As with the Galaxy Tab S8, Samsung is only selling Wi-Fi models of the Tab S8 Ultra. It will offer the tablet with cellular connectivity through AT&T and T-Mobile sometime later this year.

To complement the Tab S8 Ultra, you can purchase the Book Cover Keyboard for $349 (opens in new tab). This, combined with DeX mode, effectively converts the tablet into an Android laptop.

Samsung sent us the most kitted-out Tab S8 Ultra, which has 512GB of storage and 16GB of RAM, along with a Book Cover Keyboard Pro. If you were to buy the same model yourself, it'd cost you a cool $1,399 plus $349 for the keyboard.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra review: Design

  • Large but thin
  • Minimal number of buttons and ports
  • No headphone jack

At 12.85 x 8.21 x 0.22 inches, the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is a gargantuan tablet. It’s so big that you can imagine Moses bringing it down from Mount Sinai. However, despite its biblical size, it’s surprisingly light at 1.04 pounds. Though it’s difficult holding it in one hand, it's comfortable holding it with two hands.

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The Tab S8 Ultra shares the same light and slim chassis that Samsung’s flagship slates are known for. The tablet retains its overall svelte look even when connected to the Book Cover Keyboard. It’s easy to carry around, whether it’s in your backpack or in your hands.

You’ll find the power and volume buttons along the right side of the slate. There’s also a microSD card slot near the bottom right side, though you’ll need to use the included tool to open the compartment housing the slot. The back of the Tab S8 Ultra has rear-facing cameras and a magnetic strip to hold the S pen. A USB-C port and two speakers rest at the bottom edge. There’s no headphone jack to speak of, meaning you’ll need to connect headphones via the USB-C port or wirelessly through Bluetooth.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra review: Display

  • Massive screen perfect for watching content
  • Nearly as bright as Apple tablets
  • Vivid mode may be too bright for some

The ginormous 14.6-inch (2960x1848) 120Hz AMOLED display is the Tab S8 Ultra’s defining feature. Its screen is bright and vibrant and makes whatever you’re looking at – from YouTube videos, streaming content and games – look absolutely stunning. The 120Hz refresh rate ensures that web pages scroll smoothly and that apps open quickly, though you can lock it to 60Hz to conserve battery.

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Per our testing, the Tab S8 Ultra archives an average brightness of 337.7 nits in the center, but when we shined a flashlight on it with adaptive brightness turned on, the brightness kicked all the way up to 583 nits. In comparison, the Galaxy Tab S8 achieved a peak brightness of 480 nits in the center and 565 nits when we shone a flashlight on it. Neither of Samsung’s new tablets matches the brightness of the 11-inch (571 nits) or 12.9-inch iPad Pro (562 nits).

Though Apple’s slates are brighter than the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, the screen is still bright enough for indoor and outdoor use. In most cases, I kept the brightness slider at 50 percent with the display set to Natural. Vivid turns up the brightness and makes colors pop more, but I found it off-putting.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra review: Performance

  • Powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 CPU
  • DeX mode isn't as responsive as Windows

Samsung is marketing the Tab S8 Ultra as a laptop replacement. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage space in my review unit certainly give the slate enough power to run and navigate through apps seamlessly. I’ve used Android tablets for years and found the Tab S8 Ultra with its Android 12 operating system as snappy and responsive as I’m used to.

(Video) Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra: A Long Term User Review After 4 Months!

The Tab S8 Ultra scored 3,380 when we put it through the Geekbench 5 multicore benchmark test. This is higher than the Tab S8 and Lenovo Yoga Tab 13, which scored 3,288 and 3,128 (respectively). However, it couldn’t match the iPad Air 4’s impressive 4,262 score.

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As a tablet, this slate functions as well as expected. That isn’t the case when using the Tab S8 Ultra as a laptop via DeX mode. Dex mode readjusts and repositions apps and windows to make a tablet or phone display look more like a desktop or proper laptop. It’s a clever feature that mostly works as intended. However, if you frequently use laptops, you’ll find DeX mode lacking. It’s responsive enough to use, but it doesn't feel as snappy or as fast as Windows.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra review: Audio

  • Loud and clear audio
  • Bass sounds thin

The Tab S8 Ultra’s speakers get reasonably loud when you crank the volume up to max. Sound quality is clear and crisp, no matter if you’re watching your favorite content creator or listening to music. There’s also Dolby Atmos support, which you can enable in the Settings menu.

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With that said, I wasn’t a fan of how thin the bass sounded when listening to tracks like Dream Theater’s “Alien” and Opeth’s “Wreath.” Perhaps it’s because I primarily listen to heavy metal and hard rock, but I’ve never been satisfied with the way my favorite bands sound on tablet speakers. If you’re going to listen to music, you’re better off using wireless headphones.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra review: Software

  • Android 12 is good but not stellar
  • You can ignore Samsung's installed software

The Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra comes pre-installed with Android 12. I found the latest iteration of the operating system functional. It’s not better than previous versions, nor is it worse. If you’re used to Android then you’ll know what to expect. If you never liked Android, then Android 12 won’t convert you.

The slate also comes with the usual slew of Samsung apps. I use Samsung tablets and phones almost exclusively but have almost never used any of the company’s pre-installed software. I prefer using Google’s apps instead. But if you like Samsung’s software then you’ll be happy with the offerings on the Tab S8 Ultra.

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Samsung Flow is a standout piece of software that allows you to transfer files between Samsung devices and to PCs. I connected my PC to the Tab S8 Ultra via Samsung Flow over Wi-Fi and liked how seamlessly I was able to move files from one machine to the other. I also received Tab S8 Ultra notifications on my PC and vice versa, which is a neat and handy feature.

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to connect my smartphone to my PC or to the Tab S8 Ultra – perhaps due to it being an ancient Samsung Galaxy S7. But when everything works as intended, you can use your computer to respond to messages on your phone, making Samsung Flow a useful productivity tool.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra review: S Pen

  • S Pen is almost as good as a real pen
  • Great for creative projects

The S Pen is a handy tool that (thankfully) comes bundled with the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra. Digital pens have never felt as precise as old-school pencils to me, but the S Pen works very well with the Tab S8 Ultra. Thanks to the pen’s thickness, it felt like holding a proper pen and not a fragile stylus.

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Creatives will make good use of the S Pen, especially with such a large canvas to work on. I’m not artistically inclined but I found scribbling notes to be rather enjoyable. The S Pen isn’t something I’d use for everyday work (or play), but it’s a solid tool for those who need it.

(Video) Tab S8 Ultra: The Long Term Review. Excellent except for one thing!!!

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra review: Book Cover keyboard

  • Helps Tab S8 Ultra function like a laptop
  • S Pen compartment is handy
  • $349 is a lot to ask
  • Can't match Apple's Magic Keyboard

My review unit came with the Book Cover Keyboard. This accessory is the key to making the Tab S8 Ultra function like a laptop. The downside is that it costs $349. Considering how the tablet costs $1,099 without a trade-in, the added $349 will make your wallet whimper.

But if you can stomach the price, you’ll find the peripheral indispensable. The large keyboard feels good to type on and gave my big hands enough space to move. I also liked how the back cover has a compartment for the S Pen. The Book Cover Keyboard looks great on the Tab S8 and keeps it protected against accidental drops.

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However, the Book Cover Keyboard isn’t on par with the Apple Magic Keyboard. The Magic Keyboard keeps an iPad locked in place and the keyboard portion provides a solid and sturdy base. Samsung’s peripheral feels flimsy in comparison. Because the kickstand on the Book Cover Keyboard is so thin, it can sometimes be difficult to prop the tablet up without it falling over due to its size. I could’ve forgiven the kickstand's finicky nature if the peripheral was priced lower, but for $349, I expect a product on par with Apple's Magic Keyboard.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra review: Cameras

  • Cameras produce quality photos/video
  • Auto-tracking works very well
  • Great for video calls

The Tab S8 Ultra has two front-facing 12MP cameras capable of shooting regular and ultrawide shots. On the back, you’ll find 13MP and 6MP cameras. The cheaper Galaxy Tab S8 and Tab S8+ have the same rear cameras, but the Ultra is the only one with two cameras on the front. All cameras can record video at up to 4K resolution and at 60 frames per second. Auto-framing technology pans the camera to keep you in the frame and worked very well when I used the Tab S8 Ultra to participate in a work meeting.

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I used the front-facing cameras in our well-lit office and was impressed by the quality. Video calls are the only thing I’d use the front-facing cameras for since I’m not exactly a fan of taking selfies with a tablet – especially one this gigantic. But if you want to snap a couple of photos of yourself, you won’t be disappointed. The rear cameras also do a good job of capturing details.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra review: Battery life

  • Battery lasts less than 10 hours
  • Charges quickly

The Tab S8 Ultra has good, but not great battery life. In our battery test, which tasks the tablet with endlessly surfing the Internet over Wi-Fi with its screen set to 150 nits of brightness, the tablet lasted 9:22:58. Those values were derived with the keyboard attached and with the Tab S8 Ultra locked to 60Hz. The slate lasted for 9:47:44 with the keyboard on and when locked to 60Hz.

That doesn’t compare favorably to other tablets we’ve tested, such as the Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 (14:03) and the iPad 2021 (11:59). Even the Tab S8 Ultra’s little sibling, the Tab S8, lasted for 12:59. Clearly, the Tab S8 Ultra’s massive screen sucks up a lot of power.

While our testing revealed the Tab S8 Ultra's battery life can't match the competition, the tablet lasted long enough to get me through a normal workday. Granted, I only used word processors and watched the occasional YouTube video.

Per our charging speed test using the tablet’s included 45W charger, the Tab S8 Ultra charged up to 15% in 20 minutes and 41% in 30 minutes.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra review: Verdict

The Tab S8 Ultra is an impressive machine, but its size and price will be a barrier for some people. Being an Android fan (yes, we exist!), I was stoked to get my hands on the Tab S8 Ultra. While I appreciate its size and power, it’s made me question whether bigger is always better. After all, tablets are supposed to be relatively portable devices. The Tab S8 Ultra isn’t hard to carry around, but it’s also not as discreet as an iPad Air. While the large OLED screen makes content look amazing, that same size is also a hindrance.

I also have to question Samsung’s claim that the Tab S8 Ultra can replace your laptop. While it can certainly mimic the laptop experience, proper laptops are simply more responsive and performant. Android OS isn’t as terrible as some say, but it’s not topping Windows or macOS anytime soon.

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Price is another factor. You’ll need to shell out over $1,500 for the Tab S8 Ultra and the Book Cover Keyboard. As we previously wrote, you can buy the Asus Zenbook 13 OLED with an Intel i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and 512GB SSD for $1,099 or a decked out Dell XPS OLED with a Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD for $1,800, which is close to what a maxed-out Tab S8 Ultra would cost. There are other alternatives I can mention, but suffice it to say that you can buy a number of great laptops for about the same price as a Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra.

(Video) Bigger = better? Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra in-depth review!

If you’re a die-hard Samsung enthusiast who needs the most bad-ass tablet the company has produced, then you’re going to want the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra — if you haven’t already bought one. But if you’re looking for a more affordable, portable Android tablet that isn’t trying to be a laptop, then the regular Galaxy Tab S8 is a better fit.

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    Is Samsung Tab S8 Ultra too big? ›

    The Tab S8 Ultra, however, isn't really designed to be an easy device to hold with one hand. The large, 14.6-inch long aspect ratio display forces it into being a size that's actually quite cumbersome to hold. Hold it vertically and it just feels far too tall.

    How big is a galaxy tab S8 Ultra? ›

    The key feature of the Tab S8 Ultra is clearly the stunning 14.6-inch Super AMOLED display with a 120 Hz refresh rate. It is big and very wide, making it perfect for multi-window use with multiple apps at once.

    Is Samsung Tab S8 Plus too big? ›

    It's dwarfed in size, price, and usability by its larger sibling, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, but the Tab S8+ is in the Goldilocks zone of computing tablets. It is not too small and not too big. It's large enough to do your work, and small enough to fit easily into a bag.

    Is it worth buying Samsung Tab S8 Ultra? ›

    The Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is the best device for Android multitasking, but it comes with a high price tag. It's also an enormous slate with a 14.6-inch OLED screen and two front-facing cameras (wide and ultrawide). It looks incredible if you can cope with the large size.

    Which tab has the biggest screen? ›

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra

    Samsung's Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is by and large (pun intended) the tablet with biggest display on our list. With a 14.6-inch AMOLED display, you're sure to have enough room for work and play on the Tab S8 Ultra.

    Is Samsung Ultra too big? ›

    Quick answer: As one of largest and near-heaviest non-foldable phone, sitting at 163.4-by-78.1-by-8.9 mm and 234g, the Galaxy S23 Ultra can be difficult to adjust to, but most should be able to adapt. However, those with especially small hands or poor grip strength should consider the S23+ instead.

    What is the difference between Tab S8 and S8 Ultra? ›

    Each of the new S8 tablets features 13MP and 6MP cameras on the rear, while the S8 and S8+ both have a single 16MP housed on the front. The Ultra goes a step further, sporting dual 12MP cameras on the front, one covering regular range and the other providing ultra-wide angles for improved video conferencing.

    Does the S8 ultra come with a pen? ›

    Samsung includes an S Pen inside the box with the Galaxy Tab S8 series, which is fantastic as you don't need to pay extra money to get the most out of the tablet.

    Is Samsung S8 Ultra waterproof? ›

    Galaxy S8/S8+ are IP68 Rated devices IP68 rating means complete protection from dust ingress, and temporary immersion in up to 1.5 metre of freshwater for up to 30 minutes. Please use caution not to immerse the device in water deeper than 1.5 m or keep it submerged for more than 30 minutes.

    Is Galaxy Tab S8 too small? ›

    The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 is a powerful, portable tablet, delivering most of what you'd expect from a high-end device. Unfortunately, its 11-inch screen is a little too cramped for real productivity work, and without an AMOLED display, it's not quite as premium as its bigger brothers.

    Can you add more GB to a Samsung tablet? ›

    Running out of room on your phone or tablet? If you have a microSD card in your device, it lets you expand memory space and exchange pictures, music, or data with microSD compatible devices.

    Is Samsung Tab S8 Plus worth buying? ›

    Yes, a tablet with a 12.4-inch screen is still objectively large, but the S8+ is thin and light enough that it's worth using to get that amazing display. Unlike the smaller Tab S8, this device has Samsung's phenomenal Super AMOLED screen technology, but it's not as awkward as the Tab S8 Ultra.

    How long will Tab S8 Ultra be supported? ›

    As part of our commitment to giving users the best possible mobile performance and experience, the Galaxy Tab S8 series will be supported by up to four generations of Android OS upgrades and 5 years of security updates.

    Which Samsung Tab is best? ›

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    What is a good screen size for a tablet? ›

    9-inch and 9.5-inch Tablets

    The 9-9.5 inches tablets are the perfect size of an ideal tablet. Not only is it portable and lightweight, but it also features a large, clear display. The screen size is big enough to help you skim through eBooks and other documents without squinting your eyes.

    What is the best screen size? ›

    What size monitor is best for a home office? If all you need your monitor for is work tasks and general home admin, then opting for a 27” monitor or smaller will be your best option. Larger monitors will offer more screen space, but unless you need multiple windows open side by side, a smaller size is typically better.

    What is Samsung largest screen? ›

    What's the biggest Samsung phone? From the Samsung Unpacked event in August 2022, the Galaxy Z Fold4's expandable 7.6-inch display made it the largest screen we had ever seen on a smartphone. If a foldable smartphone is not something you are looking for, the Galaxy S23 Ultra's 6.8-inch screen is your next best option.

    Why is the ultra so big? ›

    The Ultra is thicker (14.4mm) than the Series 8 (10.7mm) in order to carry a bigger battery. At 61.3 grams, the Ultra is more than 10 grams heavier than the heaviest Series 8 with a 45mm stainless steel case.

    What is better Samsung Plus or Ultra? ›

    Which Phone Is Better? — If you want to upgrade your phone with all the hottest specs, go for the S22 Ultra. However, if you want a smaller screen and are looking to save just a bit of money, opt for the S22 Plus. One of the main perks of the S22 Ultra is that it comes with an S pen.

    What is the difference between Samsung and Ultra? ›

    The main difference among the models is size. The Galaxy S20 has a 6.3-inch display, the Galaxy S20+ measures 6.7 inches, and the S20 Ultra is the biggest of the bunch at 6.9 inches.

    Can the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 ultra make phone calls? ›

    With the Call & text on other devices feature, you can make and receive calls on your tablet as long as it's signed into the same Samsung account as your phone. You can also send messages.

    How big is the S8 vs S8 Ultra? ›

    Screen. The principal difference between each tablet is its screen size: the S8 is the smallest, at 11-inches; the S8+ is the middle size, at 12.4-inches; the S8 Ultra tops the three with its 14.6-inch display.

    How long will the Tab S8 last? ›

    If you're not a heavy tablet user, expect the Tab S8's battery to last around two to three days. I wasn't sure what to expect from the Galaxy Tab S8's endurance. The 8000mAh is not large for a modern tablet and high-refresh displays, such as the 120Hz touchscreen on the Tab S8, tend to drain the battery quickly.

    Is 8GB RAM enough for Tab S8 Ultra? ›

    Only the Tab S8 Ultra has 12/16GB RAM configurations, but I've found the 8GB on the Plus to be more than sufficient.

    How long does it take to charge Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra? ›

    90 minutes to fully charge Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra. Actual charging speed may also vary depending on the actual usage, charging conditions, and other factors.

    Can you put a SIM card in the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra? ›

    The slot is keyed so there is only one way to insert the SIM card; ensure the gold contacts are facing up and the notch is aligned with the SIM / SD tray. From the bottom of the card, carefully lift to remove.

    Does S8 Ultra have wireless charging? ›

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra

    This is the best tablet of the bunch. It still doesn't have wireless charging, though. If you're curious, the Samsung Galaxy S22 series that launched at the same event as the tablets does support wireless charging, and it's at a pretty speedy 25W.

    Does Samsung S8 get hot? ›

    Is my device normal? While charging, the device and the charger* may become hot. During wireless charging or fast charging, the device may feel hotter to the touch.

    Does S8 ultra need screen protector? ›

    This ultra-slim and lightweight tablet is so easy to bring with you everywhere, but that means you need to protect it.

    Is 128gb enough for Tab S8? ›

    Overall, the 128 GB storage is quite a good storage capacity that can serve the users for all their needs such as entertainment, productivity, gaming, etc.

    How big is a Samsung Tab S8? ›

    Galaxy Tab S8's screen size is 11" in the full rectangle and 10.9" accounting for the rounded corners.

    Will a bigger SD card make my tablet faster? ›

    Faster SD Cards

    If your tablet supports expandable storage in the form of MicroSD cards, it's definitely worth investing in a better card with faster read and write speeds. If you're already using a card and you want to get a new one, make sure you back up your data first.

    Can you put an SD card in a Samsung tablet? ›

    The Galaxy Tab A (8.0) supports microSD memory cards which can be purchased from any Verizon store or online. Ensure the device is powered off. From the left edge of the device (display facing up), remove the card tray.

    Do tablets have more storage than smartphones? ›

    Battery life and storage

    Not all the time. While tablets certainly do have a bigger frame than smartphones, there isn't a lot of difference in battery life and storage capacity.

    Is the Galaxy Tab S8 ultra 4K? ›

    The Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra has a 12mp front-facing camera with 4K video quality and Samsung's auto-framing technology.

    How often should you replace your Samsung tablet? ›

    Keep your software as up-to-date as possible. Plan to replace your tablet every 3 years. Check what version of Android you have on your device link.

    Will Samsung release a new tablet in 2023? ›

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 reportedly coming late 2023 with Ultra model too.

    Is 8GB enough for tab S8 ultra? ›

    I've actually been testing out the S8 Ultra's cheapest version, with 128GB storage and 8GB RAM, but I've found even this model able to comfortably keep up with anything I've thrown at it, including multi-tasking multiple apps in split-screen for a full work day.

    Is 128GB enough for Tab S8? ›

    Overall, the 128 GB storage is quite a good storage capacity that can serve the users for all their needs such as entertainment, productivity, gaming, etc.

    What is the difference between a Samsung tablet S8 and S8 Ultra? ›

    The principal difference between each tablet is its screen size: the S8 is the smallest, at 11-inches; the S8+ is the middle size, at 12.4-inches; the S8 Ultra tops the three with its 14.6-inch display.

    Does tab S8 Ultra have SD card slot? ›

    The Galaxy Tab S8+ 5G supports microSD memory cards that can be purchased from any Verizon store or online.

    Can I put SIM card in Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra? ›

    The SIM card goes in the slot on the opposite side of the tray from the SD card. The slot is keyed so there is only one way to insert the SIM card; ensure the gold contacts are facing up and the notch is aligned with the SIM / SD tray.

    Does tab S8 Ultra have SD card? ›

    The Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, on the other hand, can be purchased with up to 512GB of storage. The best thing about these tablets is that they all support microSD cards up to 1TB to quickly add more storage.

    How many GB should a good tablet have? ›

    A capacity of 32 or 64GB is enough for basic use. For most families, these storage capacities will be sufficient. You can stream series, play simple games, and store some photos. If you want more of your tablet, choose a higher storage capacity.

    Do I need 256GB tablet? ›

    A tablet with 128 or 256GB storage capacity offers more than enough space for a large number of apps and files. This is ideal if you want to use the tablet for work or your studies. You can save all of your important documents. If you want to relax, you can watch your favorite movies and series.

    How many GB of RAM should a tablet have? ›

    If you plan to use your tablet a lot and want the best there is to offer, we recommend looking for: 4GB or more of RAM and a quad or octa-core processor for powerful performance.

    Is Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra waterproof? ›

    Is the Galaxy Tab S8 Series waterproof? No, the Galaxy Tab S8 Series is not waterproof, and neither does it feature an IP Rating. Thus, we recommend keeping your tablets away from pools and other water bodies.

    Do Samsung tablets slow down over time? ›

    It's not always the age of the device that can cause Samsung phones or tablets to slow down. It is likely that the phone or tablet will start to lag with a lack of storage space. If your phone or tablet is full of photos, videos, and apps; the device doesn't have a lot of "thinking" room to get things done.

    Is the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra good for photo editing? ›

    Bigger and thinner than the iPad Pro, the Samsung Galaxy S8 Tab Ultra is the best Android tablet you can get right now for photo editing. Its 14.6-inch Super AMOLED screen gives you fantastic picture quality, with deep blacks, zingy colors, a refresh rate of 120Hz, and a pixel density of 240 pixels per inch.

    Which Samsung Tab S8 is the best? ›

    The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus is among the best picks for an Android tablet, with a top-end Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 doing all the heavy lifting and a 12.4-inch display with a resolution of 2800 x 1752 and a 120Hz refresh rate to enjoy watching films and more. It's our favorite out of the Galaxy Tab S8 lineup.

    Is Galaxy S8 outdated? ›

    Is the Galaxy S8 obsolete? Even though the S8 is no longer receiving Android OS updates, Samsung is still supporting this phone with security patches, although these are expected to end around Spring 2021. Is the S20 better than the S8? Yes, by a long shot.


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