The "S" stands for spectacular

Published:
Photo by: James Martin/CNET / Caption by:

Waif-thin

At 0.26in (6.6mm), the 10.5-inch Tab S is one of the thinnest large tablets to-date.

Published:
Photo by: James Martin/CNET / Caption by:

Speaker on top

The dual-speakers are located on the top half of the Tab S, so you don't block them with your palms when holding it. Audio quality could sound fuller, but they holds up well at full volume.

Published:
Photo by: James Martin/CNET / Caption by:
Published:
Photo by: James Martin/CNET / Caption by:

8-megapixel rear camera

The rear camera on the Tab S probably can't out-shoot the camera on your smartphone, but it offers a satisfying menu of customization options.

Published:
Photo by: James Martin/CNET / Caption by:

Dimpled back

The plastic dimpled back is comfortable to hold, with a matte finish that compliments the sleek design.

Published:
Photo by: James Martin/CNET / Caption by:

Snap on, snap off

Samsung offers proprietary cases for the Galaxy Tab S that attach using the tablet equivalent of snap-buttons. Once snapped on, it's a snug fit.

Published:
Photo by: James Martin/CNET / Caption by:

Wide viewing angles for your viewing pleasure

The wide viewing angles, combined with the brilliant screen, make the Tab S a good movie-watching companion.

Published:
Photo by: James Martin/CNET / Caption by:

Fingerprint scanner

The fingerprint scanner on the Tab S doubles as the home button, and works consistently accurate. Swiping the screen to unlock adds smudges on the display, so the fingerprint scanner does a small part to help reduce that. It also makes you feel like a cool secret agent spy.

Published:
Photo by: James Martin/CNET / Caption by:

Best movie tablets around

The screens on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S take your portable movie-watching experiences to the next level. The sharp, vibrant, and colorful screen sets a new standard for tablet screen quality. Movie-buffs holding out for a hero will not be disappointed.

Published:
Photo by: James Martin/CNET / Caption by:
Hot Galleries

Last-minute gift ideas

Under pressure? These will deliver on time

With plenty of top-notch retailers offering digital gifts, you still have time to salvage your gift-giving reputation.

Hot Products