Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 vs S8+ vs S8 Extremely: What’s completely different?

Samsung’s 2022 flagship tablets had been introduced within the type of the Tab S8 vary. Inside that vary, there’s the usual Tab S8, S8+ and S8 Extremely fashions, so how does every of the trio’s function set differ – and is it extra than simply display dimension variations?

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    Samsung Galaxy Tab S8

    The Samsung Galaxy S8 is the smallest of the three tablets within the Tab S8 line up, providing an 11-inch LCD show, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and the highly effective Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset. There’s an S Pen Stylus included within the field too.

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    Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus

    The Samsung Galaxy S8+ sits in the midst of the Tab S8 vary with a 12.4-inch AMOLED show. It runs on the identical processor because the S8, but it surely has a bigger battery and an under-display fingerprint scanner. Just like the Tab S8, it has an S Pen stylus included within the field.

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    Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Extremely

    The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Extremely sits on the prime of the corporate’s flagship tablets, and it not solely affords the most important show of the three fashions, however one of the best specs too. It is bought an enormous battery, a strong chipset, twin front-facing cameras and an included S Pen stylus.



  • S8: 11-inch LCD panel, WQXGA decision (2560 x 1600 – 276ppi), as much as 120Hz refresh price
  • S8+: 12.4-inch AMOLED panel, WQXGA+ decision (2800 x 1752 – 266ppi), as much as 120Hz refresh
  • S8 Extremely: 14.6-inch AMOLED panel, WQXGA+ decision (2960 x 1848 – 240ppi), as much as 120Hz refresh

The principal distinction between every pill is its display dimension: the S8 is the smallest, at 11 inches; the S8+ is the center dimension, at 12.4 inches; the S8 Extremely tops the three with its 14.6-inch show. Decision will increase per dimension, as you possibly can see within the specification above, guaranteeing a crisp view no matter which possibility you decide.

That is not all, although, because the ‘entry-level’ S8 mannequin options an LCD show, whereas the S8+ and S8 Extremely function AMOLED panels – the latter ought to supply a wider color spectrum, deeper blacks and cleaner whites – and all panels ship a refresh price of as much as 120Hz (double that of the usual, which means smoother visuals for scrolling, gaming, and the like).


  • S8: 165.3 x 253.8 x 6.3mm / 503g (Wi-Fi) / 507g (5G)
  • S8+: 185 x 285 x 5.7mm / 567g (Wi-Fi) / 572g (5G)
  • S8 Extremely: 208.6 x 326.4 x 5.5mm / 726g (Wi-Fi) / 728g (5G)
  • All: ‘Graphite’ end / S8 & S8+ solely: ‘Silver’ and ‘Pink Gold’ end choices
  • S8: Aspect-mounted fingerprint scanner / S8+ & Extremely: Below show scanner

Relative to the display dimension, in fact, are slight design shifts between the three slates. The S8, being the smallest pill of the trio, is definitely the thickest. Because the display dimension expands, so the bodily thickness dwindles by some factors of a millimetre. The S8 Plus is especially slender, at simply 5.5mm – far slimmer than present flagship telephones.

There are Wi-Fi solely and 5G variations of every machine, the selection being yours. The addition of cellular connectivity clearly requires extra elements and, due to this fact, the burden improve is pushed up – however solely to a minor diploma.

All three tablets function fingerprint scanning for sign-in and fee choices, however that is a side-mounted one for the S8 – the S8+ and Extremely each function under-display scanners as half and parcel of the AMOLED panel deal.

Oddly sufficient the S8 Extremely is simply obtainable in a ‘Graphite’ end (as are the opposite two tablets), with the silver and pink choices solely obtainable on the smaller-scale slates.


  • All: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  • S8: 8000mAh battery, 45W fast-charging, no wi-fi charging
  • S8+: 10,090mAh battery, 45W fast-charging, no wi-fi charging
  • S8 Extremely: 11,200mAh battery, 45W fast-charging, no wi-fi charging
  • All: Google Android 12 with Samsung One UI 4 Tab software program
  • All: 8GB/12GB RAM, 128GB/256GB storage choices
  • S8 Extremely solely: 16GB RAM possibility, 512GB storage possibility

By way of what’s underneath the hood, there’s top-tier {hardware} solely. Not like the S22 collection of telephones that arrived in the identical yr, all of the tablets get Qualcomm {hardware}. The S23 collection of telephones are all Qualcomm too – and the most recent chip too – however the S8 pill vary nonetheless affords the flagship {hardware} that was obtainable once they launched.

By way of longevity, you possibly can possible count on comparable innings from a battery perspective irrelevant of which dimension pill you decide. That is as a result of because the display sizes improve so, too, do the battery capacities of every machine – as outlined intimately above – with every providing 45W quick charging. Word there is no wi-fi charging obtainable in any possibility.

Along with the top-end processor, the minimal RAM specification is an honest 8GB, rising to a 12GB possibility for all, however solely the Extremely will get a 16GB possibility. The storage capability is mirrored in an identical method: 128GB or 256GB are the usual, with solely the Extremely providing 512GB. Fortunately all three merchandise will provide microSD growth to extend that significantly in the event you so want – a function that is good to see right here.


  • All: 13MP (with autofocus), 6MP ultra-wide
  • S8 & S8+ front-facing cameras: 12MP / S8 Extremely: 12MP + 12MP ultra-wide

Tablets aren’t precisely the kings of cameras, which is simply wonderful, however all three slates have a simple 13-megapixel most important digital camera and 6MP wide-angle.

The one level of distinction? It is solely the Extremely that delivers twin cameras to the entrance of the machine; the S8 & S8+ solely have the one selfie digital camera on board.


  • All: S Pen stylus included within the field
  • All: Ebook Cowl Keyboard, Ebook Cowl, Protecting Standing Cowl – bought individually
  • S8 & S8+ solely: Ebook Cowl Keyboard Slim, Word View Cowl, Strap Cowl – bought individually

All three slates embody Samsung’s S Pen stylus within the field – not all the time the case with competitor merchandise – which means you should use your finger or pen to sketch, draw, illustrate or command the pill as you want.

One other key a part of the Tab S8 collection falls to non-compulsory equipment. Past simply being a window to watching content material, there are keyboard equipment for every dimension to remodel the expertise into extra of a laptop-replacement machine.

Different accent choices add a protecting cowl or stand or strap, so there’s a number of versatility.