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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+
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8.4/10
Informr score
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ currently has an Informr score of 8.4 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 12 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

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?

What’s Different

  • 12.4-inch AMOLED screen
  • Bigger battery
  • In-display fingerprint scanner
  • 5G connectivity

What’s the Same

  • Processor
  • 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:

  1. You want the larger AMOLED panel
  2. You want 5G connectivity
  3. 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.


Android
Operating system
Operating system
Android
3 GHz
Processor
Processor
3 GHz
12.4"
Screen Size
Screen Size
12.4"
13+ MP, f/2.0
Camera
Camera
13+ MP, f/2.0
10900 mAh
Battery


What the Critics Are Saying...


ZDNet
ZDNet

I'm a firm believer that you should never buy a product for its promise of future updates. The Tab S8 Plus is an exception. Not only does the Samsung tablet impress in hardware, but it delivers software features (for the stylus as well!) that no other Android manufacturer is doing. And with up to fi...

- June Wan, ZDNet
Notebookcheck
Notebookcheck

The Galaxy Tab S8 Plus is a solid evolution of last year’s Tab S7 Plus, and in view of the scarce competition in the segment of premium tablets the Korean manufacturer did the bare minimum required to create the best Android tablet of 2022. The Galaxy Tab S8 Plus’s only real competitor is the slight...

- Marcus Herbrich, Notebookcheck
The Verge
The Verge

After years of not seeing a great reason to buy an Android tablet, I have to admit that Samsung has presented a compelling pitch this time around — provided you are already in the Samsung Android ecosystem. The Tab S8 and S8 Plus integrate well enough with other Samsung products, they are excellent...

- Dan Seifert, The Verge
Cnet
Cnet

The Galaxy Tab S8 Plus is the overlooked middle child of Samsung's latest tablet line but it deserves your attention. Its pricier sibling, the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, overshadowed the Plus when they were announced in February, mainly because of its huge display. But, while it's tempting to succumb to F...

- Joshua Goldman, Cnet
NextPit
NextPit

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ manages to succeed in all the important points. Performance is very good with room for improvement, the AMOLED screen provides a great audiovisual spectacle (alongside the 4-speakers) and the overall experience of the device is good. The design, S Pen support, and the mult...

- Zois Bekios Zannikos, NextPit


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Screen Size
12.4"

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+'s screen size is 12.4 inches with 1752 x 2800 pixels resolution.

Processor
3 GHz

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

OS

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

Camera
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.
Storage
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.

Battery
10900mAh

The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 10900 mAh battery.

Galaxy Tab S8+ Specs

Overview
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
TTY/TDD Yes
SAR Unknown
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Manual, Data Cable, Stylus
Cellular
Networks
HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, 5G
Mobile / Cellular Data
5G, 4G/LTE
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
variations
Dual SIM No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
GPS Type A-GPS
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/6e
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 1000 GB)
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
13+ Megapixels, f/2.0, Wide
6+ Megapixels, f/2.2, Ultrawide
Zoom
Yes
Flash
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
MPEG-4
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
No
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 60 fps
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Super AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1752 x 2800 pixels
Pixel density 266 pixels
Size 12.4 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 10900 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] 28.5 x 18.5 x 0.57 cm (11.2 x 7.3 x 0.2 in)
Weight 572 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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Additional Information Other Names (AKA): Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus
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