Review of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra 5G: Big and Stupid! – The tablet is actually a middle device between the cellphone and the laptop, so it should be no surprised if the vendors chose not to pay more attention to this device.

But that doesn’t apply to Samsung, when it launched the Galaxy Tab S8 Series 5G on one stage with the Galaxy S22 Series 5G. Though if you think about it spotlightit will lose focus compared to the cellphone flagship. That confident huh?

In fact, Samsung is not playing around in providing something new powerful on the Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8+ and Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra. All three have specifications that are not stepchildren compared to the Galaxy S22 Series.

Coincidence, editor we were given the opportunity to try Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra 5G which is Samsung’s top version tablet. This might be a consideration for you before buying it later.

Check out the explanation below:


The first impression when we used the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra tablet was really giant, yes only 14.6 inches in size. Plus the bezels are very thin, this makes it like the screen just like that.

Screen body ratio which reaches 90%, in addition to making the bezel almost invisible, plus the tradition of removing the ‘Home’ button as in the past, making the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra used for watching movies. yes must be very comfortable.

Plus, the screen on the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra takes advantage of the 16:10 aspect ratio which is used by the application multimedia most.

All the buttons that are collected into one on the upper right side, namely the power / Bixby, Volume Up and Down buttons make it also possible to use it with one hand only. With a note, your hands immediately sore.

The placement of four speakers, two each above and below, further confirms that this tablet how come yes it tends to be locked in position landscapes.

Speaker position

The rear body houses two rear cameras and a single compartment magnetic to charge the S Pen, the legendary stylus.

The dimensions of the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra 5G are at 326.4×208.6×5.5 mm, like it or not, it has to be held in two hands to maximize it. The 5G version weighs 728 grams. It’s not heavy, it’s not light either.

It is not recommended to carry this tablet by hand everywhere, because of its weight. Although it looks thin but still heavy.


It was mentioned earlier that the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra has a size of 14.6 inches, which means the largest tablet owned by Samsung. It’s even bigger than the iPad Pro in the 12.9-inch range.

I use my laptop everyday for work, the MacBook Pro is only 13 inches. So when you switch to using this tablet yes It’s like moving into a big house, really relieved.

Relieved and pleasing to the eye to be precise, because apart from being a giant, it is also sharp. Just look at the Super AMOLED material which looks really good no make your eyes hurt quickly even if you watch it for a long time.

Because the Super AMOLED screen supports viewing-angle spacious, high contrast ratio and safe to carry outdoor because the display in the sun is better.

Watch high quality videos too no fakes, support for real 4K to be that sharp. Because the resolution on this tablet is 2,960 x 1,848 pixels. Want to format? ‘zoom size’ still shiny.

Maybe it’s a bit annoying when the notch makes the screen display when it’s full so it doesn’t look full.

We also tried in the videos that colorfull The result is red, blue and yellow how come yes, it really stands out. Not really cans.

The screen is also protected by Gorilla Glass 5, so there’s really no need for extras screen protector. Should.

Oh yeseven though the sound on the speakers supports Dolby Atmos, in fact the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is not in line sect Dolby Vision, because he’s in the HDR10+ ‘congregation’. So bye-bye I watch Netflix original content, mostly Dolby Vision. But don’t worry, the sharpness of the quality is maintained.


Okay, you might be wrong to focus on the bangs in the middle when the landscape position on the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra. At first we were also strange, but after a while we understood.

Actually a position like this is not something new, because some of the Samsung tablets are also there.

This is actually really perfect for those who like meetings or online learning. The position when using the camera can be in the middle, yes, like using a webcam in general on a laptop.

The difference is, with two lenses, an ultra-wide and wide camera with a resolution of 12 megapixels, bye if you open the camera it’s clear the situation will be clearwith a record of video conferencing applications and internet quality also supports.

But most interesting of all is, the features autoframing equipped in this device, which makes the lens will follow this face moving. This is really cool.

As for the rear camera, Ah never mind no need to show off in this article because even though the resolution is 13MP and 6MP with a large enough aperture, the quality is like a Rp 3 million cellphone.


Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, 12 GB RAM, 256 GB ROM and a 11200 mAh battery, so which other favors from this tablet do you deny. All the specifications offered, clearly make this tablet super powerful equivalent to a laptop in general.

Multitasking by opening three screens at once besides remaining relieved because the screen is large, it also runs very smoothly. Especially if you are invited to play heavy games, like Gensih Impact. Cuss! play while working.

Remember Samsung has a great ecosystem plus support from Microsoft through Windows, so this is a solid tablet to work with.

Being an additional screen for a Windows laptop or PC is also a bonus.

Want to work with the support of a laptop-style display, calm down right there is a Samsung Dex that can be replaced with just one click.

Talking about battery performance, the size mentioned earlier is very large, when trying to just watch it screen on time in the range of 8 hours from fully charged. Meanwhile, when you are using another job, screen on time can reach 5.5 hours.

Battery condition

Even if the battery runs out, don’t worry, because the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is equipped with fast charging 45 Watts. So you don’t have to be afraid if you’re in a hurry.

Based on One UI 4.1 which runs on Android 12, actually there is no problem at all. Not to minimize the role of Google’s OS, but still Android 12 is still limited with applications that look more optimal for mobile devices.

Some applications for video or photo editing, not aswow on a Windows PC or Mac. So it’s no wonder, this tablet is actually more suitable to be used as an alternative to a laptop when traveling.

The good news is the Lumafusion app, which is the best mobile video app right now, is coming to Android. Previously, it was only exclusive to Apple.

S Pen and Keyboard

If you buy this Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra during the promo period until March 3, 2022, you will get a keyboard, which will actually be sold separately later.

Talking about the keyboard, this system is paired with a magnetic that is in the middle position on the left side of the body.

The size of the large keyboard is also equivalent to a laptop, with support backlight also. To type is comfortable as if you are typing on a keyboard in general.

The trackpad is also spacious with functions multigesture a la MacBook or Apple’s Magic Keyboard. So far so good-lah.

Now if the S Pen is included in the sales package, so whether you want a promo or not, you can still get this stylus.

The size of the S Pen stylus is clearly large and firmly gripped according to the needs of a tablet, it’s not funny at all if the S Pen is as big as the Galaxy S22 Ultra on such a wide screen.

pressuree level S Pen is also 4096 with a latency of 2.8 ms so it feels like using a pen or pencil on the screen.

Here are the differences in the specifications of these three Samsung Galaxy Tab S8:

SpecificationGalaxy Tab S8Galaxy Tab S8+Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
ScreenLTPS LCD, 2560×1600 pixels, 11 inches, 120Hz refresh rateSuper AMOLED 2800×1752 pixels, 12.4 inches, 120Hz refresh rate.Super AMOLED 2960×1848 pixels, 14.6 Inch, 120Hz refresh rate.
OSAndroid 12, One UI 4.1Android 12, One UI 4.1Android 12, One UI 4.1
Dimension 253.7×165.3×6.35mm, weight 499 grams284.9×184.9×5.59mm, weight 576 grams326.4 x 208.6 x 5.5 mm, weighs 726 grams (Wi-Fi) and 728 grams (5G)
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 4nm, Octa-Core. Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 4nm, Octa-Core.Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, 4nm, Octa-core
Rear Camera13MP wide f/2.0 and 6MP ultrawide f/2.2. 13MP wide f/2.0 and 6MP ultrawide f/2.2. 13MP wide camera f/2.0 and 6MP ultrawide camera f/2.2.
Front camera 12MP ultrawide camera, f/2.4. 12MP ultrawide camera, f/2.4.12MP wide camera f/2.2 and 12MP ultrawide camera f/2.4.
memory128GB/8GB RAM, 256GB/8GB RAM, 256GB/12GB RAM128GB/8GB RAM, 256GB/8GB RAM, 256GB/12GB RAM128GB/8GB RAM, 256GB/12GB RAM and 512GB/16GB RAM with microSD slot up to 1TB.
Battery8000mAh, Fast charging 45W10.090mAh, 45W fast charging11.200mAh, Fast charging 45W

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