Samsung Galaxy S8 ultra Tablet | everything you need to know

Samsung Galaxy S8 ultra Tablet is an excellent big-screen tablet that’s frustratingly close to also being a good laptop.

Samsung Galaxy S8 ultra Tablet

so laptops and tablets have been getting
closer and closer to each other there’s
laptops that detach from their keyboards
and become pseudo tablets and then
there are tablets that attach to keyboards
and become pseudo laptops but can a
the tablet actually replace a laptop well
until now there were some tablets that
could sort of be used in place of a
laptop but for any real multitasking
they always came into at least one
problem and for me, that problem is that


they were just too small an 11 or 12
inch tablet is great but it’s really
hard to compare the functionality of
that to a 15-inch laptop but now Samsung
came out with the galaxy tab s8 ultra
which has a 14.6-inch display as you can
see right there which is absolutely
massive and definitely fixes that
problem putting it more on the spectrum
as a potential competitor to a lot of
laptops so I wanted to revisit the
question of can tablets replace laptops
but specifically, this time focusing on.

First ultra tablet Samsung released

First ultra tablet Samsung released
First ultra tablet Samsung released


this beast of a tablet right here which
obviously has a lot that’s different
about it so for the past couple of days
I’ve actually replaced my laptop and
exclusively used this for most everyday
items so there’s a lot to talk about
here honestly it did a really good job
but there are some things that it did
better than a laptop and some things
that it definitely fell short with

Before we get any further in this article
i want to mention that this is the first
ultra tablet Samsung released and these
were really hard to get they sold out
almost immediately on their website so
i have one and i can
actually, make this article now you might
be wondering why you would want to
replace your laptop with the tablet and
one of the big reasons is that not only
is this thing larger and more capable
than a lot of other tablets out there


but it’s also tablets are getting more
expensive the original ipad was about
350 you can still buy it for that and
it’s great as a secondary device but
once you start paying over a thousand
dollars
well you better hope that it’s going to
be capable of doing what your laptop
does and so when you’re looking at that
budget a lot of people want to choose do
i get a laptop or do i get a tablet and


so that was my reason for writing this
article but before we talk about the pros
and cons and which one i liked better i
want to talk about this device in
general just kind of a quick little
rundown of what we’re dealing with here
like i said on the front we have a 14.6
inch display and being made by samsung i
mean you can bet it’s a fantastic
display 120 hertz all the stack specs
super amoled it has hdr 10 plus it’s
very bright really vibrant like all
around just a really solid display on

Big benefits


the back of this you can see we have our
two cameras here as well which is one of
the big benefits you don’t have on a
laptop the rear cameras i found
incredibly useful for scanning documents
or if you want to maybe if you’re doing
like real estate or something you can
take a picture and like draw furniture
in and show where you want different
things to go for interior design like
there’s really endless options for what
those cameras would do again like i said
wide angle and ultra wide we have a
flash on there i don’t ever use this as

a flashlight i don’t use the flash for
anything either below that we have our
spot for the s pen which is one of the
biggest advantages of this tablet over
really any laptop most laptops you can
get a pen with them like the hp spectre
or something but the pens are usually
not good enough like they’re usually
very laggy they usually don’t feel very
good this s pen has almost no lag at all
so whether you’re signing documents
drawing things or just in general using

Gestures to control the device

Gestures to control the device
Gestures to control the device


it for gestures to control the device or
whatever it might be i ended up using
this way way way more than you’d expect
you have quad speakers on here the
speakers compared to a laptop were
definitely not as loud but they do sound
really good i mean for a tablet great
for a laptop not so great because i mean
the mass of this is just so small you’re
not going to fit big speakers in there
and getting into another subtle drawback
with this specifically focused on


The physical design this is that there is
only one port on the entire device so a
big tip if you’re going to get this and
you want to get as much out of it as
possible i highly recommend getting a
dongle so that when you’re using this as
a laptop you can plug in maybe a mouse
you could plug in headphones you can
plug in something else
i mean it definitely takes away from the
experience having a giant thing hanging
out of the the side when you’re using it
as a laptop but all things considered

Extra functionality


I mean you kind of need a dongle if you
want to get extra functionality as far
as plugging things in that’s not going
to be something you’re doing-especially
often
unless it is the power which like i said
having a cable coming out of the side
while you’re working it’s a little bit
distracting so let’s start off with some
of the things i liked better about this
tablet than most laptops the first one


as you can see right here is the webcam
honestly, the camera quality in this is
way better than most laptops out there
not only higher resolution but also like
i mean everything looks really good i
don’t look too washed out the background
looks good Samsung Galaxy S8 ultra Tablet did a really good job
with secondly this runs android but
it uses Samsung’s one ui which means you
get some really interesting things on
here like a native screen recorder
you’ve got home screen widgets so you
can see like i’ve got a weather widget
on here spotify all types of things when

Galaxy tab s8 ultra


i open it up you have a flashlight on
here like i said i don’t really ever use
that and of course if if you’re not an
apple user then you might feel left out
by not having uh airdrop is
great between the MacBook iMac iPhone
whatever it is well on this being that
it runs android you have nearby share
and it works really well between this
and any android device out there so i
mentioned best buy sent over this tablet



I end up buying a lot of the stuff i review and best buy
has been my go-to for a lot of things
from their deals page which has tons of
different deals for different sales you
can see for every day obviously as time
goes on a lot of these products are
still fantastic products but they go
down in price and best buy has some
incredible deals this right here the
Samsung Galaxy S8 ultra Tablet is on sale on best
buy’s website and so if you go and if
you go and order it right now you

Buy gift card


Actually, get a hundred dollar best buy
gift card just for buying it you can
trade-in another device you can choose
how much storage how much ram you want
on there and you can choose if you want
to pick it up in-store or have it
shipped to you for free it’s one of the
best ways in my opinion to go about
buying this like i said Samsung has been
really weird about ordering from their


website lately a lot of things have been
out of stock so it’s easier to check
with best buy and see what stores around
you have it I didn’t make this
a full review I really wanted to focus
more on replacing my laptop with this
device but of course, there is so much
more to talk about with the Samsung Galaxy S8 ultra Tablet but you know what if this
the device is a little bit too big best buy
also has some of the other devices as
well from Samsung including the s8
regular and the s8 plus i will actually

Multiple Bluetooth devices

Multiple Bluetooth devices
Multiple Bluetooth devices


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additionally, with Samsung you’re getting
Samsung Galaxy S8 ultra Tablet dex on there we’ll talk a lot
more about that a little bit later
you’ve got multiple Bluetooth devices
the connection you’ve got access to mobile
apps like Snapchat TikTok different
android games you’ve got device care
privacy permissions and a lot more that
you’re getting with an android that you
don’t otherwise see on windows but of
course there are some limitations and


i’ll mention those in just a second but
getting back to Samsung decks Samsung
dex is something that I’ve always really
liked about their tablets as well as
their phones and this essentially allows
you to have two different interfaces on
this tablet so rather than just using it
as a tablet which is really ideal when
you’re doing anything handheld or
anything in a vertical orientation
Samsung dex allows you to switch into
more of a desktop mode and so you have

Have a fantastic pen


all the same apps all the same files but
everything is laid out a little bit more
differently and you can have a bunch of
windows open you can resize them you can
have them overlapping you’ve got a
typical little bar on the bottom like
you would see on windows or even on
apple and so this is something that i
think makes it really convenient when
you’re trying to replace a laptop it’s
really almost essential and it’s one of


the big thing in my opinion that the
iPad is lacking additionally we have a
fantastic pen on here which is great for
handwritten notes if you’re in a meeting
if you’re just in class whatever it
might be having a pen is a such a
convenient input method for any device
and that’s why I’m really happy that
they have not only a good pen but it’s
housed in a really logical place that’s
protected on the back of this cover that
by the way, this is the Samsung keyboard
cover I highly recommend getting it if

Moderate product


You’re going to spend the money on this
the tablet you might as well get the cover
and i’ll have both of them linked down
below the software in this of course is
perfect for gaming and media consumption
and in mild to moderate product
productive work so by that i mean you’ve
got Samsung Galaxy S8 ultra Tablet pro you’ve got samsung apps
you’ve got google apps Microsoft apps
they all work pretty well on here like
you’re able to get excel and word and
things like that although they do look a


little bit different and so this is kind
of one of the first drawbacks i want to
point out with the software even though
you have a lot of the the main apps you
would like to use a lot of them are
optimized for mobile versions which
means they’re going to be a little bit
simpler and even though this is a large
display with a mouse and full
capabilities of a keyboard it’s still
kind of tailored to more of a phone
experience one of the big benefits and


I think this is a huge one for anybody
that has especially an older laptop
this device does not have fans sounds
like it’d be a negative but the positive
here is that it is incredibly quiet
obviously there’s nothing to make sound
you don’t have fans running and of
course how can we forget one of the
biggest benefits here is that it
actually does rotate really well even
though windows laptops can kind of
rotate into a vertical orientation

Fingerprint sensor

Fingerprint sensor
Fingerprint sensor


This running android is obviously native
to a vertical orientation so everything
runs incredibly smoothly in a vertical
orientation and this is going to sound
kind of funny but two things i really
liked on this device that i really
didn’t expect to one of them was that it
has haptics on there so it can vibrate
for notifications or whatever it might
be
laptops usually don’t have that and the
second one is actually gps which makes
google maps in my opinion like a really
convenient app to have on here it’s
really fantastic on a big display like


this and i mean for at home it’s great
but if you’re traveling again it could
be really useful but of course not
everything on this was great that was a
lot of things right there that i named
that make this better than a laptop but
there are some limitations as well the
first one as i mentioned before was that
there are very limited ports secondly i
like that there’s a fingerprint sensor


as a tablet but when you’re using this
as a laptop it’s kind of awkward to have
to put your thumb like way up on the
screen small complaint so i’m really not
going to focus on that too much but it
is the optical fingerprint sensor not on
ultrasonic which in my opinion is a
little bit inferior the chip on here is
the snapdragon 8 gen 1 which is a very
fast chip for a mobile chip but it’s

Snapdragon 8 gen


definitely not going to be nearly as
fast as a full laptop chip if you’re
trying to do any kind of heavy lifting
so it takes a beat for example to open
uh when you do the three finger swipe to
show all of your apps it takes a beat to
do that in Samsung Galaxy S8 ultra Tablet dex but but still you
know it’s still a relatively fast chip
you get up to 512 gigabytes of storage
and 16 gigs of ram which is more than
enough for most people and really for
this to replace a laptop i think that’s
perfectly fine


would i like to see a little bit more i
mean ipad pro goes up to two gig two
terabytes that could be nice but not
something you especially need kind of a
subtle little drawback here although i
really like how samsung made this thin
little laptop keyboard
and they do have backlighting in here as
well
it does have the drawback of being a
little bit less sturdy although it is
you know on most flat surfaces it feels
pretty nice it’s not too mushy in my
opinion but if you’re using this
actually on your lap

Flexible keyboard
Flexible keyboard
Flexible keyboard


it’s a little bit of a different story
it’s a little bit of a kind of flexible
keyboard moves around a bit and
additionally having this little flap on
the back right there
it’s not the most convenient thing to
use on your lap so if you’re sitting
around just doing work on you know on
the couch it’s not my favorite way to
work
and that brings us into probably the
biggest drawback i’m going to spend the
next couple minutes talking about this


these are the software limitations
software here being that it runs android
it is a little bit more limited for a
tablet you’re not going to get any kind
of heavy lifting apps you might need for
a laptop well it’s android so you have to double
tap and it shows up with the two little
markers and you drag them to the
beginning in the end additionally
everything runs in mobile mode although
google samsung and microsoft apps work

Laptop replacement


Really well and they translate well to
dex there are a lot of apps that just
don’t ever go into a horizontal mode
most apps that you would use for this
are already optimized but again like i
said some are just not i know it sounds
like i’m really ragging on this device
and i really don’t like it as a laptop
but keep in mind i’m covering as many
drawbacks as possible in general i’m
going to talk about this later on i
really do like this as a laptop
replacement but you have to be aware
that there are going to be not only apps
that don’t work well but also some apps


that you just can’t get at all so if you
use signal as a messenger you can get on
your phone you can get on your laptop
you cannot get it on your tablet because
it kind of has this weird hybrid of
trying to be a laptop but using a mobile
chip you get this interesting mix where
not everything’s going to work as you
want and one last example here and i
promise i’ll move on from software is
google chrome google chrome it’s nice it
works but by default not only does it
show you the mobile version of every

Get chrome extensions


website so quick little tip i recommend
going to settings and going down to
desktop version of every site that
really makes it easier but you also
cannot get chrome extensions or at least
not right now
so the device itself is amazing from a
physical perspective it’s very portable
it’s bright fantastic display great
battery life great keyboard comes with a
pen there’s a lot to really like about
it and some tablets make sense to have
as a secondary device as i said before


for example the original ipad now
they’re on like the ninth generation but
you know i mean the regular ipad it’s
like 350 but this right here is selling
for over a thousand dollars which it’s a
beast of a tablet and and i think it’s
worth the price when you’re really
getting down to it but it’s important in
my opinion that it’s able to do some
laptop stuff so really what i’m getting
at is there definitely are some software
hiccups with this and it would take a

Editing machine


Little bit time to get used to that for
example you can’t just click and drag
the highlight text but this is probably
the closest device i’ve ever seen to
fully replacing and even improving on a
laptop’s experience of course if you’re
a power user you could barely replace a
desktop with a laptop so of course this
is not going to be a video editing
machine or or anything like that but for
almost anyone else if you’re just
watching media browsing the web editing
photos planning vacations, uh you know
making finding recipes for cooking
drawing working with documents
spreadsheets whatever it might be i


think there’s a decent chance that this
could not only replace your laptop but
also give you a better experience and i
want to end with an analogy that i’ve
said before on this channel and i really
like it essentially if you look at a
phone as a small sedan they’re quick
they’re lightweight they’re portable
they’re efficient they’re easy for a lot
of basic stuff like that but they’re not
good for heavy lifting and a laptop
would be more like a pickup truck

Great for utility and doing work

Great for utility and doing work
Great for utility and doing work


it’s great for utility and doing work and
more functional stuff
tablets then are more like suvs and this
right here is like a yukon or suburban
or an escalator whatever you want to
call it it’s a big suv and so this
although it’s capable of a lot of what
you can do with a pickup truck you can
like tow things with that and stuff like
that i wouldn’t expect it to be a full
replacement for the more power users
that would need that pickup truck that
is a laptop but for a lot of people


i think the answer is
probably yes i think the tablet could
probably replace your laptop but leave a
comment below and let me know what your
thoughts are on using a tablet instead
of a laptop both the drawbacks and the
positives if you enjoyed this article
consider liking and subscribing I’m Abdul Rehman
thanks for watching and I’ll see
you next time.

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