The models of Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 are the successors to last year’s original Galaxy Tab S range, which characterized the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and the Galaxy Tab S 10.5. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 models became available to buy in the UK on 4 September to coincide with the release of the new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.


Let’s explore the design and build of the Galaxy Tab S2 8, which is a delight to hold and surely felt on par with the iPad mini in terms of quality and comfort. It is an amazing 5.6mm thick, and weighs just 265g, which is a whole millimeter thinner than its harbinger, and thinner than the 6.1mm iPad mini 4 as well and lighter, too.

The screen sizes of the two Tab S models have decreased, a move that is opposite to the way smartphones are heading where bigger seems to be better. With the decrease in size comes a decrease in pixels, as can be expected. Both have the same resolution, though, down from 2560 x 1600 to 2048 x 1536. For the 8in model, that means a pixel density of 320-ppi.

The cameras on the Galaxy Tab S2 8 are good for a tablet, but not great when you compare them with the cameras you will see on flagship smartphones. The front facing camera is 2.1 mega pixel, while the rear facing camera is 8 mega pixel like the iPad mini 4.


  • Processor Exynos 5433 (Quad Core 1.9GHz Cortex A57 Quad Core 1.3GHz Cortex A53)
  • Mali T760MP6 Memory 3GB RAM LPDDR3 Storage 32/64GB internal storage
  • Micro-SD (up to 128GB) Screen 8in Super AMOLED Cameras 8Mp rear,
  • 2.1 Mega Pixel front Connectivity 11ac WiFi
  • Bluetooth 4.1, GNSS, microUSB
  • Optional LTE Dimensions 135 x 199 x 5.6-mm 265g
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop

You will the Galaxy Tab S2 8 first time when you get your hands, and upon further investigation and after spending more time with it you will just love it even more.