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Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 8.4
Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 8.4
Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 8.4
Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 8.4
Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 8.4
Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 8.4

Informr score
The Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 8.4 currently has an Informr score of 8.4 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 11 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

What's good

  • Crisp display due to high pixel density
  • Excellent brightness and color balance
  • 10 hour+ battery life

What's bad

  • Small screen not ideal for Multi-Window feature
  • Performance issues when flicking through homescreens

The Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 8.4 is the smallest of the TabPRO tablets measuring in at 8.4 inches and weighing a light 331 grams for the WiFi only version.

Like the other tablets in this family, the TabPRO 8.4's display offers a resolution of 2560 x 1600. Due to its smaller screen it actually provides a pixel density of 359ppi, which is higher than both of the larger TabPRO models and even exceeds the pixel count of the iPad mini with Retina Display. Experts agree that the increased pixel density makes the display incredibly crisp including V3 who says that the display also offers decent viewing angles and excellent brightness and color balance.

The TabPRO 8.4 includes 2GB of RAM, 2.3GHz quad-core processor for both the WiFi and LTE model and up to 32GB of internal storage expanded to 64GB thanks to a microSD slot. Due to its smaller size, the tablet does come with a smaller 4,800mAh battery; however Samsung touts the battery life as "above average" lasting more than 10 hours. There’s a rear-facing 8MP camera with auto-focus features and a 2MP forward-facing camera for video conferencing.

The TabPRO 8.4 offers the new Magazine UI, a user interface which allows users to fully customize their homescreen with live tiles. It also offers Multi-Window. Unfortunately, most reviewers found this feature not as useful on the smaller screen. In addition, PCPro found that the performance suffered due to the amount of data flowing into the live tiles noting a significant amount of "judder" when flicking between homescreens and some unresponsive tiles. Despite a couple performance issues however, critics were overall impressed by the device's speed.

For the most part, reviewer impressions of the TabPRO 8.4 were generally positive. Infinitely More states that "all in all, it is a decent and powerful device."

Operating system
Operating system
1.9 GHz
1.9 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
8+ MP
8+ MP
4800 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...

Digital Versus
Digital Versus

Smaller than the Tab Pro 10.1 and cheaper than the Tab S 8.4, the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 occupies a very small niche. But then it's typical of Samsung to offer a product for every possible occasion. Fans of this small format will be won over by the Tab Pro 8.4's excellent screen and faultless responsive...

- Corentin Bechade, Digital Versus

What might've been a fantastic value tablet is undone by a fatal flaw.

- Chris Thomas, Reviewed

Samsung has been following the strategy of launching many different models on the market to satisfy every customer for some time. This time, it was Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 inch model that underwent our extensive tests. The Wi-Fi version enters the ring with a Snapdragon 800, and seriously threatens the i...

- Daniel Schuster, Notebookcheck

With its all-screen, thin-and-light design, and fast performance levels, the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 is easily one of the finest small-screen Android tablets around. The big problem is that it's priced to compete with the iPad mini with Retina, commanding almost 70 per cent more than what Google...

- Eugene Kim, ITProPortal

The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 won't be the one grabbing the headlines in the new Tab Pro range, I suspect, but it's arguably the best of the lot.Condensed down to this size, the WQXGA display renders everything in super-sharp detail, while the creakiness of the larger tablets is all but gone with t...

- TechRadar team, TechRadar

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Screen Size

The Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 8.4's screen size is 8.4 inches with 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution.

1.9 GHz

There is a Samsung Exynos 5 Octa core 1.9 GHz processor (CPU).


The tablet runs on the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system (OS).

8+ MP
You can take photos with the phone's onboard 8+ MP camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.
16/32 GB

Internal memory is 16/32 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The tablet is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 4800 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 10 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

Galaxy TabPRO 8.4 Specs

Release Date February 4, 2014
Regions Available USA
Operating System Android 4.4 KitKat

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Processor Samsung Exynos 5 Octa core 1.9 GHz
Internal Storage 16/32 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
SAR Body: 1.04 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Mobile / Cellular Data
No (Option available)
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB)
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
8+ Megapixels
4x digital
Yes (LED)
Additional Main Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, Sound & Shot, HDR, Metering, Exposure value
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
2+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology S-LCD
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 2560 x 1600 pixels
Pixel density 359 pixels
Size 8.4 inches
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 4800 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Up to 12 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to 10 hours
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 21.9 x 12.8 x 0.7 cm (8.6 x 5 x 0.3 in)
Weight 331 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Stereo
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Additional Information Other Names (AKA): Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 8.4-inch


LTE/3G Model
Weight: 336 grams
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