Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: Google Books PDF Test

Well, look what I came across at Best Buy yesterday:

Click any image for large.

It has a horrible glossy back, which is evident even in this blurtastic shot; just see the light reflection:

About close up:

And once I established it was connected to the Play Store, you’re damned right I did:

And then from Google Books:

But there’s bad news to report:

Just like with the Asus ZenPad S3 10, SmartQ Reader couldn’t read the Android file directory when the lower-right file folder icon is tapped! For some reason I can’t fathom, the app has become blind.

So I had to do a workaround by going through the file manager, My Files:

And, like with the Asus tablet, that scheme worked.

It resulted in this video (where I sniffle on camera, someone across from me talks, and a rude eejit pushes me from behind with his fat-ass backpack!):

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7 Google Books PDF Test

Surprisingly, I thought this tablet lacked the oomph of the Asus.

But here’s an Asus video that says my recollection is false (this is a different edition of The American Magazine):

Asus ZenPad S3 10: Google Books PDF Test – American Magazine

Even so, my experience of the Tab S3 overall is that it didn’t scream like the Asus. Also, the Asus is half the damn price!

Two different colors of stylus:

There’s also a keyboard case.

This photo is included because enlarging it will show the test sentence I actually typed:

I liked it more than the keyboard for the large iPad Pro.

More views of it:

I didn’t stop to think about running AnTuTu on it. Someone else likely will.

At a whopping US$600, this isn’t a tablet I’d consider. I don’t see the value in it or its stylus. Especially with the Asus S3 10 being half the price.

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2 Responses to Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: Google Books PDF Test

  1. Jim gns says:

    That glass back should be considered a crime against humanity.

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