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Samsung Galaxy Tab S8
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8

Informr score
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 currently has an Informr score of 7.9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 10 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The "1-Minute" Review


The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 works well for anyone looking to replace an older tablet or their first Android tablet. However, you might be better off hanging onto the S7 if you already have one, as this one doesn’t have a lot of new things on offer.

What's good

  • Nice design
  • Powerful processor
  • Vibrant display
  • S-Pen included
  • Great audio

What's bad

  • Book cover accessory feels cramped
  • Not a significant upgrade over the previous generation
  • Still can’t compete with an iPad for finish or performance

When Samsung releases a new device, consumers expect a certain level of quality and improvement from one generation to the next. But Apple still dominates tablet sales at the top, so how does the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 compete?


There’s no change between the design of this tablet and its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7. Everything is the same, and reviewers aren’t sure how they feel about that.

Some felt that if it’s not broken, don’t fix it, while others said they were disappointed.

However, there is one small addition this time around in the Rose Gold colorway.


The 11-inch LCD is vibrant, according to reviewers. It has the 120Hz refresh rate we expect from new top-end devices. However, none of this is a surprise as Samsung’s top-tier devices have built a reputation on impressive displays.

It's one of the central areas in which Samsung excels, without a doubt.


The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 features the newest chipset available from Samsung. Reviewers said the tablet kept up with almost anything they threw at it, including multiple apps and streams and lots of gaming.

Software & Storage

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 runs Android 12 with some extra addons from Samsung running over the top. Reviewers didn’t find Samsung’s changes too heavy-handed or intrusive.

You’ll also find your choice of 128 or 256GB of storage, which is plenty for a nice selection of media, apps, and more.


Tablet cameras are only going to get so good compared to other smart devices out there. So while you won’t want to keep it around as your primary shooter, reviewers mentioned that the camera is quite suitable for social media posting, video calls, and Augmented Reality type tasks.

Battery Life

The battery life on this tablet is very respectable. Reviewers averaged around 12 to 13 hours of battery life in most tests.

It also benefits from 45W fast charging, making top-offs speedy when the battery level dips low.


Reviewers stated that the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 offers decent sound with clear, bright-sounding speakers. However, as with most tablets, the bass was very flat.

If something you want to watch or listen to is bass-heavy, you’ll want a pair of Bluetooth headphones.


Reviewers were delighted that Samsung includes the S-pen with the tablet, whereas most of the competition only offers an active stylus as an optional accessory (if at all.)

There is a magnetic strip on the back for the pen to stick to when not in use. This storage method received mixed reviews. So if you’re worried about keeping up with your S-pen, plan on a case to keep things extra secure.

The Bookcase and keyboard combination is the other accessory available for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8. The keys were delightfully clacky, reviewers stated, well pronounced and not hard to push. However, the bookcase made it feel a bit cramped for long-term use.

Specs at a Glance

  • Aluminum design
  • 11-inch LCD
  • Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor
  • 8/12GB of RAM
  • Android 12
  • 128/256GB of storage
  • 12MP cameras
  • 12-13 hour battery life
  • Stereo speakers
  • S-pen and Bookcase keyboard

The Bottom Line

Samsung is still a quality and performance leader in most rights. But if you already own a tablet from a recent generation, the S8 isn’t an upgrade worthy of being excited about. It’s snappy, has a bright screen, and does things well, but so does the S7. It mostly comes down to personal preference and what you’re willing to spend.

If you’re replacing a tablet that’s a few years old (or searching for your first premium Android tablet), the tablet is a shining example of the potential of Android tablets.

Pocket-Lint says, “A great premium Android tablet experience with top-tier hardware and a great design. The thing is we could say the very same about the almost identical Tab S7 from 18 months prior, as not much has changed generation to generation.”

Tech Radar states, “The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 and Tab S8 Plus are remarkably limited upgrades compared to 2020’s Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7 Plus. If you’re after an Android tablet, this will likely be a top choice for 2022.”

Operating system
Operating system
3 GHz
3 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
13+ MP, f/2.0
13+ MP, f/2.0
8000 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...

Tech Advisor
Tech Advisor

The Galaxy Tab S8 is still a very good tablet. The 11in display is the ideal size – big enough to work on, small enough to use in one hand – and specs are strong despite the affordable price. I wish the screen was OLED, and Android still isn’t perfect for tablets, but there’s not much else to compla...

- Dominic Preston, Tech Advisor
Fone Arena
Fone Arena

The Galaxy Tab S8 offers incremental upgrades of the Galaxy Tab S7 from. The display is fantastic, the performance is great, and the speakers are good. The multimedia experience is enjoyable, the S-Pen offers powerful features and battery life is excellent. And with Dex mode, you can be quite produc...

- Milan Nair, Fone Arena

Boasting strong performance and features, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 5G is one of the best Android tablets currently available.

- Manuel Masiero, Notebookcheck

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S8 is a fine tablet despite the quirks of its display aspect ratio and the limitations of the Android operating system. It’s bundled with an excellent stylus, is easy to handle or pack for travel, and has strong battery life. I enjoyed my time with the tablet. Yet the Galaxy Tab...

- Matthew S. Smith, Reviewed

The Galaxy Tab S8 lineup offers a range of premium Android tablets for a variety of use-cases, from a mobile entertainment/media device to a portable productivity machine and something in-between. While Samsung currently owns the premium Android tablet space, the company hasn’t been complacent in it...

- Nathan Wasson, Hothardware

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Screen Size

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8's screen size is 11 inches with 1600 x 2560 pixels resolution.

3 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4 nm) Octa-core 3 GHz processor (CPU).


The tablet runs on the Android 12 operating system (OS).

13+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 13+ MP, f/2.0 camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera useful for video chat and self portraits.
128/256 GB

Internal memory is 128/256 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 1000 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 8000 mAh battery.

Galaxy Tab S8 Specs

Release Date February 25, 2022
Regions Available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Operating System Android 12

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Processor Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4 nm) Octa-core 3 GHz
Internal Storage 128/256 GB
RAM 8/12 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
SAR Unknown
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Manual, Data Cable, Stylus
Mobile / Cellular Data
5G, 4G/LTE
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 1000 GB)
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
13+ Megapixels, f/2.0, Wide
6+ Megapixels, f/2.2, Ultrawide
Yes (LED)
Additional Main Camera Info
Auto focus, Brightness control, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, HDR
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 60 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
12+ Megapixels, f/2.4, Ultrawide
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 60 fps
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1600 x 2560 pixels
Pixel density 276 pixels
Size 11 inches
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, 120Hz refresh rate
Power & Battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 8000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Up to 45 W
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Mixed Usage Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Aluminium
Colors Silver, Pink Gold, Graphite
Dimensions [H x W x D] 25.38 x 16.53 x 0.63 cm (10 x 6.5 x 0.2 in)
Weight 507 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack No
External Speakers Stereo
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
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