Samsung has a plethora of tablets, each with a certain niche. The Tab S Line has been known for its sleek design, beautiful sAMOLED screen, and relatively portable size. The latest Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 does not disappoint. This is the perfect substitute for those who are looking to get a Tablet with a lot of power and battery life, but rather get an Android, and not an Apple iPad Pro.
To start, Samsung brought brought the S-Pen to the Tab S3, something that is new for the “S” line series. With over 4,000 pressure sensitivity on the S-Pen, it is certain to garner attention to serious artists or hobbyists. It works on many applications (OneNote, AutoDesk Sketchbook to name a few) and with the built in Samsung Notes, its even easier to jot down notes.
The new keyboard cover has strayed away from Bluetooth, but is attachable similar to the Microsoft Surface and Tab Pro S. The key buttons are pushed up, so it feels great typing. I type fast and I barely made any mistakes using this keyboard. Its comfortable to take down notes and write Word/Google Doc pages. Unfortunately it doesn’t come with the Tab S3, but it comes out to be $130.
Battery life on the Tab S3 is superb. With a 6000mAh battery, this can be left on standby for weeks without any issues. Watching movies are incredible, with built in HDR. Samsung’s partnership also proved to be useful with Harmon Kardon, as the Tab S3 has AKG Quad Speakers. Listening to music and watching a few trailers, it gives an extra depth to the movie viewing experience.
The Tab S3 is very similar to the Tab S2 in terms of look and feel. The new tablet has the same slim silhouette as its predecessor, although it’s gained a glass covering that lends it a more premium feel. However, the back glass gives the Tab S3 a bit more weight then the Tab S2. Many can say that more weight gives it a “premium” feel.
The Tab S3 is a great substitute for a laptop, given that you only need to do the bare minimum. For hobbyists, this can be a great addition for a portable darwing station, or for your college classes.