10-30-2014 12:24 AM
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  1. jennagilmore's Avatar
    I love the tab. Right now I'm using the 10.5 screen. I'm considering the 8.4 version due to portability. I occassional take the tablet out of the house, but most of the time it stays home. What made you decide on the smaller screen size? Any tips would be helpful.
    09-07-2014 12:28 PM
  2. thegame161's Avatar
    Guess it's just easier when on the go. I'm tempted by 8.4 but holding out for the next Note device.
    09-07-2014 12:31 PM
  3. Ranny99's Avatar
    Already had the 12.2.

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    09-07-2014 01:26 PM
  4. clevin's Avatar
    Android is not a full computer for me, it simply does not have professional softwares i need, so it can't replace my windows pc, tablet, laptop.

    therefore, large screen is not as important as portability. 8.4 is so compact, I can put it in my shorts loose pocket.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-07-2014 06:41 PM
  5. brosko's Avatar
    The 8 inch size range is just plain more comfortable to use and handle in general in my opinion. It gives me a better overall experience.
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    09-08-2014 08:05 PM
  6. laguim971's Avatar
    Hi,

    I totally agree, the home button place is better for landscape and portrait ! On the 10 " the home button seems to be only for landscape use !
    09-19-2014 07:25 AM
  7. Yk Chin's Avatar
    I own the 8.4, same boat as most of you. Reason I got this is portability. I always carry it with me whenever I'm out of house or office. I use it to check my reports & emails on the go.

    On my traveling, I use it extensively for entertainment such as book or comic reading, movie watching, etc. :-)

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-20-2014 12:58 PM
  8. ClintRo's Avatar
    Size is the reason. About the only reason
    09-22-2014 01:35 AM
  9. Yk Chin's Avatar
    What made you decide on the smaller screen size? Any tips would be helpful.
    1. (Super) Lightweight.
    2. Portability.
    3. Easier to hold in your hands.
    4. Sufficient for your daily tasks: email, messaging apps, etc
    5. Big enough for games & movies.
    6. Price is cheaper than the 10".
    7. I just love the super Amoled screen..it's simply gorgeous!
    09-22-2014 02:59 AM
  10. WebOS Refugee's Avatar
    • Same resolution, smaller screen size = better pixel density
    • More portable
    • Easier to hold
    09-23-2014 04:39 PM
  11. Closingracer's Avatar
    Honestly if the 8.4 had a 32gb option I would of thought about getting it but with Samsung bloat I wanted 32gb so got the 10.5 at bestbuy

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    09-30-2014 11:10 PM
  12. NewKidontheGlock's Avatar
    One handed hold for Flipboarding.


    Sent from my beautiful Iphone 6 Plus using Tapatalk.
    10-06-2014 07:51 PM
  13. cr500taco's Avatar
    I am in the same boat. looking into getting the tab S but can't decide between the 8.4 and the 10.1. It's for personal use and not for business, so I am not really concerned about the portability, because I think that I will only use it when traveling or out of town when not home. Being that the 8.4 is $100 cheaper makes it a little more appealing to me and not sure if the 10.1 is worth the extra money.

    How does does the video viewing and web browsing compare on the 8.4 to the 10.1? Which is either to email on? Those are the only things I can see to where the 10.1 might be a little better.

    Posted via Android Central App
    10-11-2014 02:25 PM
  14. Yk Chin's Avatar
    It's for personal use and not for business, so I am not really concerned about the portability, because I think that I will only use it when traveling or out of town when not home. How does does the video viewing and web browsing compare on the 8.4 to the 10.1? Which is either to email on? Those are the only things I can see to where the 10.1 might be a little better.
    Since you're not concerned with portability, then go for 10.1, bigger screen size is always better for video viewing, email, etc.

    Posted via Tab S 8.4
    10-11-2014 06:03 PM
  15. cr500taco's Avatar
    is having the larger screen worth the extra $100

    Posted via Android Central App
    10-11-2014 11:19 PM
  16. Yk Chin's Avatar
    is having the larger screen worth the extra $100
    IMO, yup it worth the extra $100. Also you could get the gorgeous matching Samsung Bluetooth keyboard (Check out the other thread about the keyboard). :-)

    Posted via Note 3
    10-12-2014 10:17 PM
  17. dynot's Avatar
    So glad I stumbled unto this thread as I'm having trouble deciding on size too. Was convinced on getting the 8.4 until I compared the two side by side and found the 10.5 not overly huge. Still can't decide though, lol.

    My probable use pattern: use mostly at home, bring it with me when travelling (5 -8 times a year) so using it to view movies on the plane and browsing in the hotel room. Will be making use of the multi-screen feature (example, am currently watching the hockey game on my laptop and posting here all on the same screen). Do not plan on using a keyboard attachment. Like the ability to hold the 8.4 one-handed but will be buying the folio case anyway. So as you can see I have good reasons to buy either size.

    Questions I have:
    - Will the larger size screen be a problem on a seat-back tray in a plane?
    - Will battery life be lower on the 10.5?
    - Speaker placement is different on each size and I think some of the other buttons as well. Is one better than the other or is this a minor difference.
    - My eyes ain't what they used to be: how legible are the fonts on the 8.4? Keep in mind that I will be making use of the multi-screen feature.

    Bonus question not related to size: can you record video at 60 fps?

    Thanks for any help you can provide.
    10-16-2014 09:56 PM
  18. tabs007's Avatar
    Portability was key for me, so 8.4 for me, but a 32gb option would have definitely been preferred. Even with a 32GB micro SD, still not enough local storage due to Kit Kat limitations.

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    10-16-2014 10:27 PM
  19. NewKidontheGlock's Avatar
    The 8.4 with a Samsung book cover using the built in buttons on the device is the perfect take everywhere device. Thin and light. At breakfast now at our favorite place .
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    10-17-2014 09:31 AM
  20. cr500taco's Avatar
    bought the 10.5, today, but finding it a little cumbersome to use in landscape and portrait view while laying down. i have a Blackberry Playbook which is 7" and it's easy to use in landscape while laying down. thinking of getting thd 8.4, to see which I like, better.

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    10-18-2014 08:46 PM
  21. FF22's Avatar
    bought the 10.5, today, but finding it a little cumbersome to use in landscape and portrait view while laying down. i have a Blackberry Playbook which is 7" and it's easy to use in landscape while laying down. thinking of getting thd 8.4, to see which I like, better.

    Posted via Android Central App
    dimensions and torque seem to want to swing or lean it away on its. Axis.

    I, too, find the 10 a bit unwieldy when lying down compared to my play book even though the pub is in an otter. The

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-19-2014 11:10 AM
  22. LLcdPH's Avatar
    I've had both 10+ inch tabs and now the 8.4. I travel for work and found the smaller size much easier to handle on planes, etc. I use it in portrait for reading email and the news. Landscape for movies. If I used it at home only, I'd have the 10.5" Tab.

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    10-21-2014 08:20 AM
  23. cr500taco's Avatar
    I've had both 10+ inch tabs and now the 8.4. I travel for work and found the smaller size much easier to handle on planes, etc. I use it in portrait for reading email and the news. Landscape for movies. If I used it at home only, I'd have the 10.5" Tab.

    Posted via Android Central App
    I wish I can afford to buy both, because I do like having the larger screen. Still need to buy the 8.4 to compare the two to see which I like overall.

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    10-23-2014 12:26 AM
  24. FF22's Avatar
    I wish I can afford to buy both, because I do like having the larger screen. Still need to buy the 8.4 to compare the two to see which I like overall.

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    I can tell you that putting my 10.5 into a Logitech Keyboard case, while making it a heavier and thicker package has made it a lot easier to hold. In easel position, there are a number of "additional grab locations" and so I can hold it upright easier. Actually, not using the keyboard all that much but the case is nice.
    10-23-2014 09:52 AM
  25. CBreen28's Avatar
    For me it was typing. I'm a bigger guy with big hands but typing on the 10.1 was still annoying. I also have a POS phone right now so I wanted the smaller version for the mobility. If I had a decent phone and didn't need to drag this with me all over I would consider the 10.1 for videos however.

    Let's be realistic here. In every review video someone is sitting at a table using the tab. In real life who sits down at their kitchen table to use a tab? not me. Since I don't have a good phone right now I want something I can use when I'm laying in bed or just crashed out on the couch. The 8.4 is way more mobile.
    Yk Chin likes this.
    10-24-2014 06:12 PM
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