Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab S3 comes with a stunning 9.7-inch HDR-ready display and quad speakers for multimedia addicts, and an S-Pen stylus (and additional keyboard accessory) for those considering turning it into a 2-in-1 on the go. All this time, it wants you to “enjoy the sleekness of a smartphone with all the benefits of a tablet,” as per Samsung.
You can say Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S3, and Apple’s iPad Pro have a lot of common things, and yet the two tablets are miles away on the battlefront. By now, you — the reader — must have agreed that the Galaxy Tab S3 has no other competition — but the iPad Pro — because well, there honestly isn’t any. The Galaxy Tab S3 is the best Android tablet that you can buy presently.
Design: As stunning as stunning can get
As all, we have seen that Samsung makes the best-looking phones. Now it makes the best-looking tablets too. The last year’s Galaxy Tab S2 was not any less good-looking smartphone, but, this year’s Galaxy Tab S3 with its all glass and metal design accurately brilliances like no other tablet in the market right now. Even the iPad Pro — which is all-metal — doesn’t look as good as Galaxy Tab S3. The only positive point of the iPad Pro is perhaps the element that it offers more real estate. The Galaxy Tab S3 has amazingly chunky bezels for a Samsung top-tier device.
At 6mm and 434 grams of the Galaxy Tab S3, is the thinnest and lightest tablet that money can buy. Unlike its flagship phones, Samsung has chosen for chamfered edges against the round edges 2.5D glass — in the Galaxy Tab S3 which get a firm hold of your hand(s) and won’t let go unless you want them to. At the same time, minimum physical dimensions ensure you have no trouble doing your thing on it, whether it be watching a film or playing a game or jotting down a quick note.
The Galaxy Tab S3 has its power button, volume rocker, and a single slot — for one SIM and one micro-SD — on the right, while on the left side there is a set of six pogo pin connectors to attach a keyboard accessory that is sold separately. It comes with a front-mounted fingerprint scanner — it works well and is fairly fast and accurate for a tablet — and physical capacitive keys for back and recent apps on either side which are backlit. The tablet, also, also comes with four speakers, USB Type-C for charging and data syncing, and a standard 3.5mm audio jack.