1. Touchpaddle's Avatar
    I bought my Tab S 10.5(white, 16gb) from Amazon last week. It was only $396 delivered(no tax, free shipping) because Amazon had it on sale.(sold and ships directly from Amazon.com)

    I did realize that Verizon now has their own 4G LTE version of Tab S 10.5. It's $599. With tax and required activation fee, it will cost me at least $684, according to the VZW corporate store manager.

    For the extra $288, I get the ability to use the Tab S 10.5 on VZW's 4G network. I'm wondering if it's worth it. I already get free hotspot tethering on my Verizon Galaxy S5. The only advantage is not needing to bring the phone when I want to access internet the Tab S 10.5.

    If it were you, would you keep the $396 Tab S 10.5 or pay $288 extra to get the Verizon 4G LTE version?

    Thanks!
    09-23-2014 07:02 PM
  2. Closingracer's Avatar
    I bought my Tab S 10.5(white, 16gb) from Amazon last week. It was only $396 delivered(no tax, free shipping) because Amazon had it on sale.(sold and ships directly from Amazon.com)

    I did realize that Verizon now has their own 4G LTE version of Tab S 10.5. It's $599. With tax and required activation fee, it will cost me at least $684, according to the VZW corporate store manager.

    For the extra $288, I get the ability to use the Tab S 10.5 on VZW's 4G network. I'm wondering if it's worth it. I already get free hotspot tethering on my Verizon Galaxy S5. The only advantage is not needing to bring the phone when I want to access internet the Tab S 10.5.

    If it were you, would you keep the $396 Tab S 10.5 or pay $288 extra to get the Verizon 4G LTE version?

    Thanks!
    I would keep it since you would also need to add it to your plan for another 10 bucks or so on the newer plans.
    09-23-2014 07:03 PM
  3. Touchpaddle's Avatar
    I would keep it since you would also need to add it to your plan for another 10 bucks or so on the newer plans.
    one thing that the Verizon corporate store manager told me was that the Verizon4G LTE Tab S 10.5 uses a "better" processor than the wifi-only Tab S 10.5. Is this true? I can't seem to find any info about this.
    09-23-2014 07:05 PM
  4. Closingracer's Avatar
    one thing that the Verizon corporate store manager told me was that the Verizon4G LTE Tab S 10.5 uses a "better" processor than the wifi-only Tab S 10.5. Is this true? I can't seem to find any info about this.
    They use the Qualcomm snapdragon 800 cpu and while I personally think it's way better then the exynos cpu isn't worth spending $250+ more for it plus $10 a month for it
    09-23-2014 07:07 PM
  5. Daniel P1's Avatar
    I bought my Tab S 10.5(white, 16gb) from Amazon last week. It was only $396 delivered(no tax, free shipping) because Amazon had it on sale.(sold and ships directly from Amazon.com)

    I did realize that Verizon now has their own 4G LTE version of Tab S 10.5. It's $599. With tax and required activation fee, it will cost me at least $684, according to the VZW corporate store manager.

    For the extra $288, I get the ability to use the Tab S 10.5 on VZW's 4G network. I'm wondering if it's worth it. I already get free hotspot tethering on my Verizon Galaxy S5. The only advantage is not needing to bring the phone when I want to access internet the Tab S 10.5.

    If it were you, would you keep the $396 Tab S 10.5 or pay $288 extra to get the Verizon 4G LTE version?

    Thanks!
    I would not pay that extra amount of money to use it on the Verizon network. But then again I am always indoor where wifi is always available.
    09-24-2014 08:17 AM
  6. 05GT's Avatar
    The Verizon model definitely runs better than the wifi models I've owned. Definitely a lot smoother.
    09-25-2014 12:03 PM
  7. Touchpaddle's Avatar
    The Verizon model definitely runs better than the wifi models I've owned. Definitely a lot smoother.
    I was afraid of getting that answer. I knew the Snapdragon was going to be much smoother than Samsung's own chip.

    Now the $288 question is whether or not I want to spend the extra $288 to get the Verizon version.
    09-25-2014 06:28 PM
  8. Closingracer's Avatar
    I was afraid of getting that answer. I knew the Snapdragon was going to be much smoother than Samsung's own chip.

    Now the $288 question is whether or not I want to spend the extra $288 to get the Verizon version.
    It does but I don't think it's worth $288 +$10 a month to add it to a data plan
    09-25-2014 10:56 PM
  9. FF22's Avatar
    It is the extra data plan that would put me off. While it is not a ton of money, it is just one more monthly bill/charge on top of all the other bills and fees. I'm not sure that I notice some speed differences in processors.

    Sometimes, obviously if would be nice to have standalone data access but that is your judgment call. How often.
    09-26-2014 09:05 AM
  10. Touchpaddle's Avatar
    It does but I don't think it's worth $288 +$10 a month to add it to a data plan
    why do I need to pay $10 extra a month if I'm buying it at full retail price?
    09-26-2014 10:31 AM
  11. Closingracer's Avatar
    why do I need to pay $10 extra a month if I'm buying it at full retail price?
    To add to your plan

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    09-26-2014 10:31 AM
  12. FF22's Avatar
    why do I need to pay $10 extra a month if I'm buying it at full retail price?
    As mentioned, unless you have a special plan from Verizon, you have to pay a monthly fee to allow the Tab to get/use Verizon's data network. Data usage is not included in the price of the tab.
    09-26-2014 10:57 AM
  13. Touchpaddle's Avatar
    As mentioned, unless you have a special plan from Verizon, you have to pay a monthly fee to allow the Tab to get/use Verizon's data network. Data usage is not included in the price of the tab.
    I meant that I don't have to keep it on Verizon if I"m buying it at the full retail $599 price. It will be used on wifi only, just like the wifi-only Tab S 10.5 Of course, I do have the option of putting it on my plan for $10/month if I need it that month... then take it off again.
    09-26-2014 06:08 PM
  14. Closingracer's Avatar
    I meant that I don't have to keep it on Verizon if I"m buying it at the full retail $599 price. It will be used on wifi only, just like the wifi-only Tab S 10.5 Of course, I do have the option of putting it on my plan for $10/month if I need it that month... then take it off again.
    I still don't think it's worth it Imo I rather get the 32gb wifi model



    32gb > snapdragon 800 cpu imo

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    09-26-2014 06:44 PM
  15. 05GT's Avatar
    Nah. In this case, the processor actually makes the tablet a lot more enjoyable in all aspects.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-26-2014 08:04 PM
  16. Closingracer's Avatar
    Nah. In this case, the processor actually makes the tablet a lot more enjoyable in all aspects.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Not for $300 basically... I'll take the extra capacity. The only way processor matters is for games Imo. Don't get me wrong I hate the exynos cpu but I rather have 32gb

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    09-26-2014 09:56 PM
  17. barth2's Avatar
    Isn't the 8 core a sham basically? I have a hex core on my pc and 98 percent of the time 4 to 5 cores ain't doing squat. The only. The only time I max out the cores is doing audio video encoding. I don't think even games do it as it's the gpu that's doing the work. Probably the only time you max out the 8 cores is benchmarking

    Anyway I think that's a great deal OP got on the Wi-Fi. I would keep it. But only you decide whether the 4g is worth it for you.
    09-29-2014 10:35 PM
  18. Closingracer's Avatar
    Isn't the 8 core a sham basically? I have a hex core on my pc and 98 percent of the time 4 to 5 cores ain't doing squat. The only. The only time I max out the cores is doing audio video encoding. I don't think even games do it as it's the gpu that's doing the work. Probably the only time you max out the 8 cores is benchmarking

    Anyway I think that's a great deal OP got on the Wi-Fi. I would keep it. But only you decide whether the 4g is worth it for you.
    It isn't a sham. The octa core cpu in this is 2 quad core cpus. One is clocked at 1.9 ghz and the other is 1.3 ghz. The 1.9 is an A15 cortex quad core and the other one is like an A6 cortex I believe. The 1.9 is used for bigger tasks and the 1.3 is for smaller light tasks
    09-30-2014 08:56 AM
  19. Touchpaddle's Avatar
    It isn't a sham. The octa core cpu in this is 2 quad core cpus. One is clocked at 1.9 ghz and the other is 1.3 ghz. The 1.9 is an A15 cortex quad core and the other one is like an A6 cortex I believe. The 1.9 is used for bigger tasks and the 1.3 is for smaller light tasks
    I wonder if someone has figure out a way to make everything run with only the 1.9 processors? Better yet, make all eight processor work at the same time.
    09-30-2014 09:29 AM
  20. Closingracer's Avatar
    I wonder if someone has figure out a way to make everything run with only the 1.9 processors? Better yet, make all eight processor work at the same time.
    Why would you want everything to run on the 1.9.... The 1.3 will conserve battery being used
    09-30-2014 10:33 AM
  21. Touchpaddle's Avatar
    Why would you want everything to run on the 1.9.... The 1.3 will conserve battery being used
    My car has 8 cylinders. Unfortunately, the stupid German engineers felt it was necessary to shut down 4 cylinders while the car is idle. That's not so bad because as soon as I lift my foot off the break pedal, the other 4 cylinders fire right up and the car takes off like a 420hp car should Unfortunately, when the car goes above 66 or 67mph, the other 4 cylinders gets turned off again. Doing a kickdown from 66mph feels sluggish. I didn't buy a 420hp sedan in order to save $20 of gas each month.
    09-30-2014 05:56 PM
  22. Closingracer's Avatar
    My car has 8 cylinders. Unfortunately, the stupid German engineers felt it was necessary to shut down 4 cylinders while the car is idle. That's not so bad because as soon as I lift my foot off the break pedal, the other 4 cylinders fire right up and the car takes off like a 420hp car should Unfortunately, when the car goes above 66 or 67mph, the other 4 cylinders gets turned off again. Doing a kickdown from 66mph feels sluggish. I didn't buy a 420hp sedan in order to save $20 of gas each month.
    That's apple and oranges...... You can ONLY use 1 or the other. You don't want the 1.9 ghz to run when it doesn't need to. That's where the 1.3 comes into play.

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    09-30-2014 05:57 PM
  23. shastrich2005's Avatar
    I purposely waited for it to come out on Verizon because I wanted the better processor and the 4G signal. It was definitely worth the extra money to me. I went to a Verizon Corporate store and they waived the activation fee for me which helped. I like being able to grab it and go and not have to worry about turning on my hotspot or looking for wifi. I also have a 4G LG2 8" and it's worth the convenience. Side by side next to my husbands Tab S non 4G, you can def see a difference in the performance. Mine is much snappier. To me it's worth it but it really depends on you and how you use your tablet and on how picky you are. I use mine a lot, I prefer the convenience and I hate lag. Hope this helps!
    10-02-2014 03:08 PM
  24. Closingracer's Avatar
    I purposely waited for it to come out on Verizon because I wanted the better processor and the 4G signal. It was definitely worth the extra money to me. I went to a Verizon Corporate store and they waived the activation fee for me which helped. I like being able to grab it and go and not have to worry about turning on my hotspot or looking for wifi. I also have a 4G LG2 8" and it's worth the convenience. Side by side next to my husbands Tab S non 4G, you can def see a difference in the performance. Mine is much snappier. To me it's worth it but it really depends on you and how you use your tablet and on how picky you are. I use mine a lot, I prefer the convenience and I hate lag. Hope this helps!
    I still prefer 32gb of internal storage

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    10-02-2014 09:45 PM
  25. keem5's Avatar
    no dont ... i got my galaxy tab s 10.5 from amazon too and i did think about getting verizon one but...here is the trick. i have verizon galaxy note 2 so i use that as hotspot to go online with my galaxy tab s. i always have my phone with me when i use my galaxy tab so i figured there is no need for verizon tablet plus verizon doesnt charge extra for hotspot (with the plan i have). hope this help you to make a decison....
    10-04-2014 12:34 AM

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