Samsung continues to maintain its position as the best Android tablet manufacturer
There are plenty of attractive tablet options available in the Android space, but Samsung typically delivers the best of the bunch. The company has its Galaxy Tab S8 line of tablets and the most affordable $699 model has it to beat.
One of the most important factors of a tablet is the display, and Samsung placed an 11-inch WQXGA (2350 x 1600) display in this device. Basically, it’s a QHD display with 160 extra pixels. It’s an LCD screen, but it’s one of Samsung’s top displays. This means you can still expect punchy colors and stunning contrast.
There is so much potential for productivity with this tablet
Another important aspect of a tablet is its productivity potential. The Galaxy Tab S8 has 8 GB of RAM, which makes it perfect for getting serious work done. It uses the 4nm octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, making it one of the most powerful devices of the year.
Keeping the tablet powered on is a hefty 8,000 mAh battery. And it can be charged with 25W fast charging.
Since this tablet focuses on productivity, the software certainly helps with that. This Galaxy Tab S uses Samsung’s One UI Android skin and comes with Android 12 by default. While that’s true, the tablet will eventually get the update to Android 13. This means it will have useful tablet optimizations.
These optimizations include the app dock at the bottom, the new notification shade, and other visual changes. This makes the tablet so much more useful as a business companion.
While most tablet manufacturers don’t care about the cameras they use, Samsung doesn’t. The Galaxy Tab S8 comes with a 13 megapixel camera on the back and that is accompanied by a 6 megapixel ultrawide camera. On the front, since people are likely to use this tablet to make video calls, there is a 12-megapixel camera housed in the bezel.
While the camera quality is clearly not as good as Samsung’s phones, they are more than good enough for a tablet.
Let’s not forget the most important aspect of the tablet: the S Pen
What makes this one of the best tablets of the year is the addition of Samsung’s own S Pen. This stylus actually comes with the tablet, which is great if you’re looking for the perfect tablet for signing or signing documents. Since this is Samsung’s own stylus, you can see that it is perfectly optimized to work with the device.
So you get a device with a beautiful screen, plenty of RAM, one of the most powerful processes of 2022, really good cameras, and one of the most useful styluses out there. It’s clear that Samsung has put everything into the Galaxy Tab S8, which is why it received the award for best Android tablet of 2022.