Latest Samsung tablet reviews

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 review: Perfect entertainment... for a price
4.0 stars

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 review: Perfect entertainment... for a price

By Mike Lowe

It's 2017, the year in which tablets stand atop a precipice: poised in a position of greatness, offering enough power to be considered as potential laptop-replacements; yet dangerously close to falling off the edge for the simple fact that, well, people... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Book preview: A viable Surface alternative

Samsung Galaxy Book preview: A viable Surface alternative

By Chris Hall

The world is trying to move us away from laptops and toward 2-in-1 devices. Following Microsoft's original dalliance and the emergence of Window RT, there was some turmoil, as it became immediately evident that people didn't want RT - they wanted the... Read more

Samsung Galaxy TabPro S review: Taking on the Microsoft Surface Pro
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Samsung Galaxy TabPro S review: Taking on the Microsoft Surface Pro

By Mike Lowe

Not so long ago Samsung pulled out of the laptop market in the UK, which came as a bit of a shock. It also showed the electronic manufacturer's hand and forward-thinking, to some degree, given that tablet and laptop markets have largely converged in recent... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 review: A genuine iPad rival?
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 review: A genuine iPad rival?

By Chris Hall

Samsung, perhaps more that any other company in the Android space, has been experimenting with the ultimate tablet recipe for a number of years. We've seen all sizes and various power setups in the company's line-up.The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 follows up... Read more

Samsung Galaxy View: 18.4-inch monster tries to bridge the gap between tablet and TV

Samsung Galaxy View: 18.4-inch monster tries to bridge the gap between tablet and TV

By Stuart Miles

Just how big should your tablet be? That's the question Samsung is posing with the launch of the new Samsung Galaxy View.Having dabbled with virtually every screen size from 2-inches all the way to 10-inches, and beyond with products like the NotePro... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 hands-on: Lighter than an iPad in build, but not features

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 hands-on: Lighter than an iPad in build, but not features

By Rik Henderson

Although Samsung officially announced the Galaxy Tab S2 tablet prior to its Unpacked event, Pocket-lint got the chance to actually hold on at the London leg of its media briefing for the first time. And, we must say, that initial impressions are that... Read more

Just how water and dustproof is the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active? This much...

Just how water and dustproof is the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active? This much...

By Rik Henderson

One of Samsung's lesser hyped products unveiled at IFA 2014 was its ruggedised version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 tablet. The 8-incher is thicker and less sleek than the company's other slates, but it adds water and dustproofing for a more extreme lifestyle.When... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 review
4.5 stars

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 review

By Mike Lowe

It seems that not a month goes by without a new Samsung tablet surfacing. It's made the market so busy with options that, frankly, it's got downright confusing. So let's cut to the skinny: the Tab S, seen here in its 8.4-inch version, is one of the best... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 review
4.5 stars

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 review

By Chris Hall

Samsung has not been shy of launching new tablets in recent years, with different lines, sizes and specs meaning there's a Tab for just about anyone, no matter what your predilection.The Galaxy Tab S joins the line-up in a slightly confusing position... Read more

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy Tab S review

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy Tab S review

By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung has announced the Galaxy Tab S, which it believes will be the turning point for the company's tablet business.There are two variations available, an 8.4-inch model and a 10.5-inch model, and both will come in Wi-Fi and LTE versions.We got the... Read more

Hands-On: Samsung Galaxy Tab S Book Cover, Simple Cover and Bluetooth keyboard

Hands-On: Samsung Galaxy Tab S Book Cover, Simple Cover and Bluetooth keyboard

By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung has announced the Galaxy Tab S, offering 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch models, and both come with accessories for keeping them looking as good as new.The Book Cover protects both the front and the rear of the device and it can be folded into three different... Read more

Samsung Galaxy TabPro 10.1 review
4.5 stars

Samsung Galaxy TabPro 10.1 review

By Mike Lowe

Samsung is certainly no stranger to tablets. But you might be left scratching your head and wondering what's what given how many model numbers and sizes are available throughout its ranges.Enter the Samsung Galaxy TabPro 10.1, the 10.1-inch Android tablet... Read more

Samsung Galaxy NotePro 12.2 review
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Samsung Galaxy NotePro 12.2 review

By Mike Lowe

When it comes to Android tablets Samsung has every base covered in size terms. Or so we thought, as with the Galaxy NotePro 12.2 the company gets a little experimental, opting for a large scale 12.2-inch slate.We're already fans of earlier Note devices,... Read more

Samsung Galaxy TabPro 8.4 review
4.5 stars

Samsung Galaxy TabPro 8.4 review

By Chris Hall

When it comes to tablet strategy Samsung has saturated the market with devices of all sorts of sizes, with varying specs and running on different platforms. There's plenty of scope for confusion, as well as plenty of choice.Launched for 2014 is a new... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 review (2014 Edition)
4.5 stars

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 review (2014 Edition)

By Ian Morris

Samsung is doing a good job for many of its devices. The Note 3 is one of our favourite phones, and the Note 2 10.1 was a tablet that we expected not to like, but ended up adoring. A new year must bring a new Note, and that is the updated Galaxy Note... Read more

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro review

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro review

By Stuart Miles

Samsung announced a new range of Android tablets at CES 2014 in Las Vegas dubbed the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro. The new tablets are geared toward Android users wanting something more like a laptop, allowing them to be a little more productive but sticking... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) pictures and hands-on

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) pictures and hands-on

By Luke Edwards

Samsung's full-sized Android tablet has had a makeover. More power, a better screen and a new S Pen are but a few of the enhancements.The 2014 Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 has had a grunt injection that will make even top-end Android gaming impossibly smooth.... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 review
3.5 stars

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 review

By Mike Lowe

Compact tablets are all the rage in 2013. Far from being "dead on arrival" as the late Apple boss Steve Jobs once declared, the 7-inch tablet market is thriving. And while that's the size-space that Samsung has typically occupied with its earlier Tab... Read more

Samsung ATIV Tab 3 pictures and hands-on

Samsung ATIV Tab 3 pictures and hands-on

By Rik Henderson

Samsung is continuing its trend of having a tablet device of every shape, size and type available to the discerning customer, with the Samsung ATIV Tab 3 being similar in style to the company's existing ranges, but with Windows 8 installed. In fact, it... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 8
4.0 stars

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

By Ian Morris

Although the Note range is newer than the Tab range, it's also more complete. After all, the Note is a phone, as well as a tablet, and there are now three sizes to choose from. It's also, we think, a more exciting range in terms of features and designs.... Read more

Samsung Ativ Smart PC pictures and hands-on

Samsung Ativ Smart PC pictures and hands-on

By Chris Hall

With Windows 8 being the talk of the town (in some quarters), we're not surprised to see a Windows 8 tablet or two from Samsung. But this isn't a just a tablet, it's a Smart PC.  And what's a Smart PC? Well, it's a bit like an Asus Transformer, or very... Read more

Samsung Ativ Tab pictures and hands-on

Samsung Ativ Tab pictures and hands-on

By Chris Hall

The Samsung Ativ Tab is the most traditional of the tablets unveiled in the Ativ range. Pegged as a Windows 8 alternative to the Note 10.1, it's designed to provide a Windows PC experience on a tablet. So how does it handle in practice?With a 10.1-inch... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
4.5 stars

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

By Ian Morris

Samsung has a unique ability to release a confusing number of devices that all do very similar things, but with slightly different names and aimed at different audiences.The Galaxy Note is a good example. The phone makes some sense, although it's essentially... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
4.5 stars

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

By Ian Morris

Samsung would like you to think of its tablets as the Android market leaders. To some extent, the firm has earned that right. It was early putting devices on sale, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 remains a consumer electronics classic, proving valuable even... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7-inch
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7-inch

By Ian Morris

It is not an exaggeration to say that the original Galaxy Tab is one of our favourite gadgets. While Steve Jobs was telling his disciples that 7-inch tablets were dead on arrival, Samsung was busy winning us over with its compact, but functional tablet.It... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 pictures and hands-on

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 pictures and hands-on

By Dan Sung

If you thought it was hard trying to keep up with all of the Samsung Galaxy handsets, then the same company's tablets are going to be just as much of a headache. Pocket-lint met the latest at Mobile World Congress 2012 in the very large shape of the Samsung... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) pictures and hands-on

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) pictures and hands-on

By Paul Lamkin

Well, we have to admit that we didn't see this one coming. After more size alterations than a bride-to-be with an eating disorder, the official sequel to the Samsung Galaxy Tab is here - the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0).Unveiled by the Korean company over... Read more

London Eye pod packing Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 pictures and hands-on

London Eye pod packing Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 pictures and hands-on

By Paul Lamkin

Earlier this week, the EDF Energy London Eye revealed that it would be packing the big-wheel's pods with Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 devices and Pocket-lint was invited down to test out the new tech.Each capsule boasts six of the Honeycomb tablets mounted... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9

By Mark Harris

It’s time to reboot the tablet. Right now, the same word applies to everything from 6-inch jumped-up ebook readers to hulking great 10-inch slabs of glass. Pocket-lint is drawing a line in the sand: everything 9-inches and up is a tablet, everything... Read more

Samsung Windows 8 preview tablet pictures and hands-on

Samsung Windows 8 preview tablet pictures and hands-on

By Chris Holmes

With no Windows 8 PCs ready, how could Microsoft get developers building the touch-first Metro apps that the new Windows 8 experience needs to shine on tablets? By taking one of the most compelling Windows 7 PCs and tearing the keyboard off.Actually,... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note hands-on

Samsung Galaxy Note hands-on

By Rik Henderson

It's hard to know exactly how to describe the Samsung Galaxy Note. It's not a smartphone, it's not a tablet, in fact, it's probably more like a media player, but boy does it do much much more.For starters, it has a meaty 5.3-inch screen - a Super AMOLED... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 pictures and hands-on

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 pictures and hands-on

By Rik Henderson

Lighter than a super model's lunchbox and faster than a kid full of Sherbet Dib Dabs, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 is Samsung's second foray into the market with a 7-inch tablet device, and this time it seems as if it's bang on the money.Last year was perhaps too... Read more

Samsung Series 7 Slate PC pictures and hands-on

Samsung Series 7 Slate PC pictures and hands-on

By Chris Hall

You might scratch your head at the name of the Slate PC Series 7, but we can see the logic, even if it ends up being a bit of a mouthful. The idea is to separate this "slate PC" from Samsung’s existing line of Galaxy Tabs.In reality, yes, this is a... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Book Cover hands-on

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Book Cover hands-on

By Rik Henderson

We've reviewed the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 on Pocket-lint already, so are well prepared for the device's UK-wide release tomorrow (4 August), but are you? For example, have you considered what accessories you're going to match with the Android (Honeycomb)... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Keyboard Dock hands-on

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Keyboard Dock hands-on

By Rik Henderson

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (mark 2) goes on general release in the UK tomorrow (4 August - read our review here) and along with the tablet device itself, there are several accessories hitting the stores at the same time.One of those is the Keyboard Dock,... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
4.5 stars

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

By Mark Harris

With the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, the size and form factor of tablets are finally set in stone. A year ago, tablets could have gone anywhere - they could have become neat and compact like the BlackBerry PlayBook and the first Samsung Tab,... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (Google I/O edition)
4.0 stars

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (Google I/O edition)

By Chris Holmes

The limited edition of the Samsung Galaxy tablet handed out to developers at the Google I/O conference gives a good example of what you can achieve with an Android tablet, as well as the limitations.When we first tried out the 10-inch Galaxy Tab in and... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (Google I/O edition) hands-on

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (Google I/O edition) hands-on

By Chris Holmes

Google I/O (Google's annual developer conference) attendees in San Francisco got a very nice surprise this week, a shiny new limited edition Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 to take away with them. Of course Pocket-lint was on hand to grab a hands-on with the... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 hands-on

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 hands-on

By Stuart Miles

We were teased about its coming and now the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is here. Well almost. While Samsung hasn’t put a launch date on the new device other than “Early this Summer”, that hasn’t stopped us getting hands-on with the new mid-sized tablet... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1V hands-on

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1V hands-on

By Rik Henderson

After all the rumours, speculation, leaks and jockeying, Samsung has finally launched the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. And we were on hand to give it a proper fiddle with at the Korean manufacturer's launch event during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.The... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab
4.0 stars

Samsung Galaxy Tab

By Chris Hall

The Samsung Galaxy Tab has, for many, been held up as the hero Android tablet. The anticipation surrounding this piece of hardware seems to have reached fever pitch, leaving the likes of Archos, with its cheaper offerings, scratching its heads. The reasons... Read more

First Look: Samsung Galaxy Tab

First Look: Samsung Galaxy Tab

By Rik Henderson

It was strange experiencing the crackle and buzz of a thrilling new launch that didn’t feature the gesticulations of a black turtle-necked Californian, yet Samsung’s IFA press conference had an air of anticipation normally only associated with Apple.And... Read more

Samsung Q1 SSD Ultra Mobile PC
4.0 stars

Samsung Q1 SSD Ultra Mobile PC

By Stephen Patrick

Microsoft has a habit of coming up with ideas and then leaving it to the hardware manufacturers to make it happen. In recent memory we’ve had the home display, which died a death and the Tablet PC, which is still around but not in the form MS first... Read more