The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is a new powerhouse tablet, with a finger on productivity

26 February 2017
The 9.7-inch, Snapdragon 820 device comes bundled with Samsung's signature S Pen and support for a keyboard attachment.

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  • Anonymous

Spike1, 28 Feb 2017we aren't on the same page as GSMArena hen it comes to Flagship ... morehope google or LG can make a better tablet with the most-recently released chip and a larger battery.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 28 Feb 2017Nope 4:3 is even older it was set in '73.. The thing is it is be... moreA4 is 1.41:1, it's what Google pixel uses.
And since there are already borders (in the way of bezels), actually 3:2 screen is closer to the A4/A5 feel.

4:3 was only used by CRT screens, then was took over by websites and since 2010 almost all the websites have started leaving it behind

It's an obsolete aspect ratio that kills tablets' usability and is in part connected to their demise.

3:2 is best for reading (the whole screen is used with bezels playing the role of side borders) and 16:10 for movies (smallest black bars possible) without losing the ability to use in portrait.

4:3 is good for nothing, nobody supports it anymore.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 27 Feb 20174:3 is 1990s honestly. There is nothing worse than that ... even... moreNope 4:3 is even older it was set in '73.. The thing is it is being used to this day as A4 paper.. Until the A4 paper changes aspect ratio the best tablet ratio for work is 4:3

we aren't on the same page as GSMArena hen it comes to Flagship definition! Why aren't they using latest chip, higher ram and at least real QHD screen? I will wait for another company to do so.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 27 Feb 2017I sold the tab 8.4 s because of the stupid screen ratio. Went wi... more4:3 is 1990s honestly. There is nothing worse than that ... even iPad is moving away from it with the 10.5 inch tablet of theirs, the are only stuck there momentarily because of legacy suport.

Apple back in 2010 did not expect how big movie watching would become on mobiles and that websites would move away from 4:3 so made that lethal mistake and have to live with it.

There is a reason why both Microsoft and Google use 3:2 ... it is the future (and the present).

I chuckle thinking someone calling 16:10 and then going to the one aspect ratio that kills media watching giving nothing back to the user (portrait mode is equally well used on 3:2 too).

  • Anonymous

CyberPinoy, 27 Feb 2017i miss the pen that can be mounted in the tablet ala "Galaxy Not... moreI sold the tab 8.4 s because of the stupid screen ratio. Went with an ipad. Was waiting for this or an iPad pro. Pretty sure this will be cheaper. And that's why I'm getting it.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-632062, 27 Feb 2017In a world starved of good flagship Android tablets, the Tab S3 ... moreNever was a 16:9 android and never will be (OK there were a few from Chinese no names to be fair).

You probably mean 16:10in which case I agree. As it can be used in portrait mode (although 3:2 is better) and it's excellent for media. 4:3 ones by comparis on are reaaally bad...

  • AnonD-632062

In a world starved of good flagship Android tablets, the Tab S3 will surely make a good splash. It's excellent in almost every way. It would have been perfect with 16:9 QHD screen (for media consumption) and a better autofocus selfie camera (for video conferencing). Maybe they could have made it IP68 with SD 835 but that's fine.

  • wiener

A Note 4 user, 27 Feb 2017Programmed obsolesce. You break it easily, it no longer looks ... moreWow, impressive analytical skills

  • Anonymous

AnonD-404954, 27 Feb 2017king of tabletActually an old and outdated king on sd820 throne

  • A Note 4 user

Kristo Radion, 27 Feb 2017why everything should be glass? glass back is very fragile and f... moreProgrammed obsolesce.
You break it easily, it no longer looks presentable, and you need to buy a new 700 EUR one.

Profit! (for Samsung)

  • AnonD-404954

king of tablet

why everything should be glass? glass back is very fragile and fingerprint magnet. Look at LG, samsung, HTC, everyone is using glass now. Only huawei and Sony left with metal. Metal is far better, it's strong and fingerprint free. What's more, nowadays glass are 2.5D. Hit it and it will break to pieces. Even this huge tablet is glass. Tablet should be more durable, not glass back. I can't imagine how many fingerprints after using this tablet a while.
Why glass? I guess it's just to make manufacturing process easier and cheaper, no need to think about antenna lines, and wireless charging. So lazy!

  • Ng

AnonD-52130, 27 Feb 2017Why did you abandon 16:10, Samsung?I waiting for 16:10, no more hope for me on Samsung.
should give us 2 option

  • AnonD-248589

It is an impressive Android tablet with a premium price... but it is still an Android tablet.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 27 Feb 2017Look very good on paper but it's an Android tablet when we all k... moreDisagree, things like file explorer, full browsers (with flash support if/when needed), proper multi window, headers, tasker tasks , ability to use custom media players are all android exlusives and are all better used on tablets.

It's true that the tablet apps for social media suck for android, but that's only because apple pay a premium to those companies to only release tablets apps for ipad. The rest (news aggregators, media players, etc) do have proper tablet apps.

  • Ali

All specs are good but i am still not interested bcoz of srceen ratio. I still like my Galaxy Tab S 8.4

  • Timmie Tee

The S3 has the same proc as my cellphone (Sony XZ), so guess I'll just stick with my S2 tab... BTW, wonder if the new S-Pen will work with my S2?

  • Anonymous

The only thing dumber than a glass back on a phone is a glass back on a tablet. That is a lot of surface area to knock against something and create cracks.

The soft touch back on the previous generation Galaxy Tabs was so nice and high quality feeling, while also being durable. Glass to me seems cheap and glitzy. And it will break--not if, but when.

  • Anonymous

Sami needs to make a 15 or 17 inch screen with the spen integrated. It will then sell a lot of these