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It's amazing what a difference 4 months can make in Samsung products. The Tab S is smaller and noticeably lighter than the Tab PRO with the same high resolution display. When you compare the size with the TabPRO you can see the top and bottom bezels are much smaller. The faux leather is grippier than the perforated pattern on the Tab S but the metal trim is angled for a comfortable grip.
The camera is centered again. Some interesting design changes include the headphone jack and the micro USB being at the bottom (by the button). No more charging and listening on head phones. A welcome change is the speaker placement. Instead of being on the bottom they are at the top and bottom so the sound is not all from one side when playing games. It also doesn’t get as warm on the back when using the tablet continuously; the PRO can feel quite warm.
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In the comparison video the Tab S seems a little slower to respond than the Tab PRO; it is a slightly different version of TouchWiz. I was using my slow hand to tap on the S and I have more apps installed, including Mighty Text which doesn’t seem to be working well on the S. Because of the screen size and resolution, games made for phones (like threes) really look grainy.
Let us know how your experience with the Tab S is.