8.4/10
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
Android
Processor
1.9 GHz
Screen Size
8.4"
Camera
8+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


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
Reviewed

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

- Chris Thomas, Reviewed
Notebookcheck

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
ITProPortal

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
TechRadar

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
8.4"

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

Processor
1.9 GHz

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

OS

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

Camera
8+ MP
You can take photos with the phone's onboard 8+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
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.

Battery
4800mAh

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

Overview
Release date February 4, 2014
Regions available USA
Mobile / Cellular Data
No (Option available)
variations
Networks
No
variations
SIM card size
No
variations
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.4 KitKat

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Processor Samsung Exynos 5 Octa core 1.9 GHz
Internal Storage 16/32 GB
RAM 2 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Body: 1.04 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
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 (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time No
Standby Time Unknown
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
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
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging No
Connectivity
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
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
No
Flash
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
2+ megapixels
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, eAAC+, MP3, OGG, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types XLS, PPT, PPTX, DOC, DOCX, PDF
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps Samsung Apps / Kies, Samsung TouchWiz / Magazine UX, Samsung KNOX, Samsung e-Meeting, Side Sync 3.0
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 8.4-inch

Variations:

LTE/3G Model
Weight: 336 grams
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