The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ is the middle option in Samsung’s 2022 top-tier Android tablet round-up. However, it has a lot in common with its smaller (and more affordable) Tab S8 sibling. So is it worth the price to upgrade, and who might want this mid-list mobile option?
- 12.4-inch AMOLED screen
- Bigger battery
- In-display fingerprint scanner
- 5G connectivity
What’s the Same
- 8GB of RAM
- 12MP+ camera
- 45W fast charging
- S-Pen included
- Silver and Pink color options
- Optional accessories
In most cases, when comparing the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 and S8+, reviewers questioned whether buyers need a middle option.
Laying it out on paper does seem a little odd.
We see three reasons to consider the S8+ over the standard Galaxy Tab S8:
- You want the larger AMOLED panel
- You want 5G connectivity
- You want the in-display fingerprint scanner.
Otherwise, the S8 and the S8+ are very similar.
Tom’s Guide says, “The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus is the odd duck in the new Galaxy Tab S8 lineup. It has the same features of the vanilla Galaxy Tab S8, only with a 12.4-inch AMOLED screen and 5G connectivity. That last point is interesting because the S8 Plus is the only S8 that Samsung is currently selling with 5G connectivity (at least, in the U.S.) via Verizon.”
Screenrant states, “If it sounds like the Tab S8 and Tab S8+ are virtually identical, that's because they are. The core experience of both is mostly the same. However, there are a couple of key differences that help justify the Tab S8+'s higher asking price. The biggest upgrade is its display.”
For more on what to expect, including performance, camera quality, and battery life, check out our review for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8.
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