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    Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra (128 GB, Wifi) Tablet
    Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra (128 GB, Wifi)

    The Galaxy Tab S8 could be a great choice for people who want to use a tablet for work, whether that’s manipulating spreadsheets or editing video. It provides impressive performance and has a great display, along with exceptional battery life in CR testing. Like Samsung’s other tablets, it comes with 128GB of storage that’s expandable thanks to a microSD card slot. 


    At 11 inches, the screen should be more than big enough for most people. (It may even be too big for some—this isn’t tablet that you slip into a small bag on your way out the door.) But if you’re doing work that calls for even more real estate, you could try the Galaxy Tab S8+, which is very similar aside from its 12.4-inch screen and shorter battery life. Finally, there’s the Tab S8 Ultra, the biggest tablet in our ratings. It has an enormous 14.6-inch display—and a super-sized price.

    Description

    The Galaxy Tab S8 could be a great choice for people who want to use a tablet for work, whether that’s manipulating spreadsheets or editing video. It provides impressive performance and has a great display, along with exceptional battery life in CR testing. Like Samsung’s other tablets, it comes with 128GB of storage that’s expandable thanks to a microSD card slot. 


    At 11 inches, the screen should be more than big enough for most people. (It may even be too big for some—this isn’t tablet that you slip into a small bag on your way out the door.) But if you’re doing work that calls for even more real estate, you could try the Galaxy Tab S8+, which is very similar aside from its 12.4-inch screen and shorter battery life. Finally, there’s the Tab S8 Ultra, the biggest tablet in our ratings. It has an enormous 14.6-inch display—and a super-sized price.

    Ratings Scorecard

    Survey Results

    Predicted Reliability

    Predicted Reliability

    Predicted brand reliability ratings are based on estimated problem rates for newly purchased tablets, not covered by an extended warranty or service contract, within the first 3 years of ownership.

     /  5
    Owner Satisfaction

    Owner Satisfaction

    Owner satisfaction ratings are based on the proportion of members who are extremely likely to recommend their tablet to their friends and family.

     /  5

    Test Results

    Performance

    Performance

    Speed of actions and visual smoothness running apps with complex graphics.

     /  5
    Display

    Display

    Quality of the screen, including color, viewing angle, brightness and outdoor readability.

     /  5
    Convenience

    Convenience

    Ease of using the buttons, keyboard, and touchscreen, or interacting with apps.

     /  5
    Specific tasks

    Specific tasks

    Ease of performing a variety of scenarios, including reading books, playing media, and using email and the Web, as well as the quality of produced photos and videos.

     /  5
    Photo and Video

    Photo and Video

    Quality of the photos taken from the front and rear cameras, and videos taken from the rear (main) camera. Based on evaluations of items such as color accuracy, visual noise, and video sound quality, as viewed on and off the tablet. Features such as autofocus, flash, and available resolution are also taken into account.

     /  5
    Versatility

    Versatility

    The presence of useful features, such as ports, and quality of the build.

     /  5
    Battery Life - web

    Battery Life - web

    The time it takes to deplete a fully charged battery while the tablet loads a website over WiFi. The screen is set to a specific brightness that is usable indoors or outdoors.

     /  5
    Battery Life - video

    Battery Life - video

    The time it takes to deplete a fully charged battery while the tablet plays a local video on a loop. The screen is set to a specific brightness that is usable indoors or outdoors.

     /  5
    Battery - 30 min charge

    Battery - 30 min charge

    The time it takes to deplete a battery that has been charged partially for 30 minutes.

     /  5
    Weight

    Weight

    The carrying weight of the tablet, without any case or cover.

     /  5
    Screen size

    Screen size

    The diagonal measure of the screen's active area.

     /  5

    About

    The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra (128 GB, Wifi) is part of the Tablets test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Tablets models like the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra (128 GB, Wifi) are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

    Performance Speed of actions and visual smoothness running apps with complex graphics.

    Display Quality of the screen, including color, viewing angle, brightness and outdoor readability.

    Convenience Ease of using the buttons, keyboard, and touchscreen, or interacting with apps.

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