The Tab S4 is the best Samsung tablet because it aims to reinvent and fix Android tablets, with its DeX mode that gives Android users a desktop-like experience. Complete with windowed apps (up to 20 at once), drag-and-drop interactions and an app tray, the DeX mode breathes new life into the Android tablet world. Further, its 10.5-inch screen is super-bright, and one of the most colorful screens we've ever tested.
|Best Samsung Tablets|
|Samsung Galaxy Tab S4||Best Samsung Tablet Overall||3.5 out of 5|
|Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 (8-inch)||Best 8-inch Samsung Tablet||3.5 out of 5|
|Samsung Galaxy Book (12-Inch)||Best 2-in-1||3.5 out of 5|
|Galaxy Tab S5e||New and Notable||N/A|
|Samsung Galaxy Tab E (9.6-inch)||New and Notable||N/A|
|Galaxy View2 (2019)||New and Notable||N/A|
With its stunning Super AMOLED display and stylish, svelte design, the S2 8.0-inch may be similar to Samsung's 9.7-inch tablet, but this 8-inch tablet is much easier to keep in the palm of your hand. Its soft-touch back offers a good grip, so you're less likely to drop this slate. The S2 also has an excellent 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, which shoots crisp photos that we found to be accurate with true-to-life color.
Samsung's 12-inch Galaxy Book is a Windows 10-based tablet that wowed us with its vivid Super AMOLED display. Making matters better for the panel, it also supports HDR video content, which offers a wider, richer range of colors. It also packs Samsung's S Pen, which makes it easy to open proprietary apps for note-taking and screenshot annotating. So while Apple's new iPad Pros may offer powerful processors, this detachable 2-in-1 earns our respect as one of the best Samsung tablets with its desktop operating system that isn't hampered by the limitations of iOS.
The $399 Galaxy Tab S5e is Samsung's thinnest 10.5-inch tablet ever, with a 5.5mm-thin, 14-ounce design that should make it a great travel companion. The Tab S5e packs quad Dolby Atmos speakers and a rich 2560 x 1600 display for immersive entertainment, and its 64-bit processor and Book Cover keyboard support seem ideal for serious multitasking. Plus, you can use this slate to control your SmartThings smart home devices, complete with Bixby voice support. Frustratingly, though, reports are emerging that the S5e's got its own 'Antennagate' issue, where it will drop Wi-Fi if you hold it wrong.
It's not hard to see the 9.6-inch Tab E becoming the next best Samsung tablet when it drops later this year. It's the most affordable slate Samsung sells but it still offers a decent set of features. Its 9.7-inch display is big enough to stream video at an OK resolution. Parents will be relieved to know that Samsung didn't forget about younger users, as this slate offers Kids Mode to limit their usage to safe, child-friendly content.
Samsung's revealed the revised version of its gigantic tablet, the Galaxy View 2. Available now for $740, this 17.3-inch tablet may look like a response to Apple's 12.9-inch iPad Pro, but its specs are decidedly mid-range, thanks to its 1.6GHz Exynos 7884 processor. It also packs a big, 12,000mAh battery and Dolby Atmos support for immersive directional sound.
As Apple tries to catch up with Samsung on its range of slates, the latter is continuing to reveal models to stay in competition. Reports suggest the Galaxy Tab S5 will debut in August 2019. Its other recently revealed tablets are the $399 Galaxy Tab S5e, which is the company's thinnest 10.5-inch tablet ever, and the $229 Galaxy Tab A 10.1, which promises a solid 1920 x 1200 display and speedy specs for a fair price. Samsung's got another design issue on its hands, though, as reports are flying in claiming the S5e loses its Wi-Fi connectivity if you hold it wrong.
These slates offer big, bright screens that make your favorite shows on YouTube TV look fantastic, and allow you to clearly see your creations come to life in Adobe Photoshop Sketch. Productivity on Android is pretty easy too, with apps such as Google Docs and Microsoft Office.