In the context of: Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra has mostly received excellent reviews, with many praising it as the best Android tablet available today. But does its massive 14.6-inch screen, roughly 0.24-inch thick, make it vulnerable to breakage in half?
The excellent YouTube channel JerryRigEverything has made one of its own celebrity Durability Tests On the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra. For something that seemed quite flimsy, it handled the abuse well.
Samsung has positioned the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra as an Android competitor to today’s best tablet, the iPad Pro. The Tab S8 Ultra has a larger screen than its Apple competitor, and only marginally thinner and heavier screen.
Zack Nelson of JerryRigEverything begins by noting the difference in size between the S Pen that comes with the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra and the one that comes with some Samsung phones, noting that it’s the same device packed into a larger package.
After a series of scratch and burn tests, after which the screen’s fingerprint reader continues to work, Nelson moves on to the folding stage. This is an area where previous generations of iPad Pro failed miserably, easily split in half. That has changed with the M1-powered tablet (below), but will the Tab S8 Ultra stay larger and thinner, too?
Despite the curves of Samsung’s slate, it doesn’t break, defying Nelson’s belief that it would break in half – crediting Samsung’s “black magic that defines physics”. The Tab S8 Ultra still works even after a lot of force. It also seems to hold up better than the iPad Pro M1, which saw its screen move away noticeably from the bezel during testing, and it retained its more prominent curved shape.
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