Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra review

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is the iPad Pro’s biggest rival

Samsung Galaxy S8 Tab Ultra review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is a totally over the top, thanks to its huge screen, but a very exciting tablet for creatives. Running with the idea that bigger is better, it maxes out specs, supports S Pen input, and features a dual-front camera for high-quality ultra-wide video calls and selfies. With support for apps like Lightroom and that gorgeous 14.6-inch Super AMOLED display, on paper, it should be a fantastic photography tool on first impression.


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    Vibrant, large, immersive screen

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    Flagship power and performance

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    Smart integration with Galaxy phones

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    Excellent pen experience


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    Mediocre cameras

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    The screen could be brighter

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    Arguably too big for most

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    Fewer tablet-optimized apps than iPad

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Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is the largest tablet around. With its giant 14.6-inch Super AMOLED screen, the tablet looks striking and combines powerful Qualcomm internals with an incredibly thin chassis, as well as a new and improved S Pen. 

The Tab S8 Ultra also boasts smart, creativity, and productivity-focused software, and promises future support for apps like LumaFusion – the iPad OS and iOS video editor of choice for many. Add to the mix smart integration with Samsung phones, as well as a dual-front camera, so you can capture wide and ultra-wide angle photos from it, and it fast becomes clear – Samsung isn’t pulling any punches with its latest iPad competitor. 

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist, consultant, and content creator. He trained in graphic design and started his career at Canon Europe before moving into journalism. Basil is also experienced in video production, independently running the YouTube channel TechEdit, and during his time at Future, he worked alongside the Digital Camera World team as a senior video producer.