Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 vs Galaxy Tab S7: A Worthy Upgrade?

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 vs Galaxy Tab S7

After months of speculation, Samsung finally unveiled their most anticipated tablet, the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra alongside the Galaxy S22 Series. And, compared to its previous predecessor, this has been a huge upgrade in every aspect. From an extended display size to a powerful processor, the Tab S8 Ultra seems to have everything you need. So the question is with all these upgrades, is it worthy enough to dethrone all other tablets from the android realm? Today we’ll have an in depth comparison between the Galaxy tab S8 Ultra and its previous generation. Also, we’ll look through its feature updates and find out whether it’s worth getting an upgrade or not. So without further ado, let’s dive in.


First and foremost, comes the design. Apart from the size, the tab s8 ultra doesn’t seem to have much of a change than its predecessor. The tablet comes with the same aluminum shielded body, and the s-pen snaps right into the back magnetically. You can also choose from four different colors, Mystic Black, Mystic Bronze, Mystic Silver, Phantom Navy.


Nevertheless, as for the size, you can choose the tab S8 model from three different sizes, 11 inches, 12.4 inches, and a massive 14.6 inches. And, you will find a gorgeous super AMOLED display nestled in this premium body. Both the tab s7 and s8 series feature a 120Hz refresh rate, meaning you can experience smooth scrolling. The Tab S8 ultra features an optical fingerprint sensor under the display, which seems pretty fast and convenient as well.


Another massive upgrade for the Tab S8 ultra is the chipset. The new tablet comes with the most powerful Qualcomm processor, snapdragon 8 Gen 1, whereas the Tab S7 plus features a snapdragon 865 chip. To give you an exact idea of how the new-gen chipset performs, you will get up to 52% faster GPU performance, and at least a 24% CPU boost. So while gaming with this new tablet, you will surely have smooth and lag-free gameplay. Besides, it comes with pre-installed software for editing and more. And, you can also choose your preferred variant from up to 16GB of Ram and 512GB of storage.


Coming to the camera section, the galaxy tab S8 ultra has had a notable upgrade for both the front and rear camera. Now you can shoot 4K videos at 60 fps with the 13 megapixel back camera and there’s also an upgraded 6-megapixel ultra-wide lens for capturing more. On the other hand, you could shoot 4K with Tab S7 as well but only at 30 fps.

For selfies, the tab s8 ultra offers a dual-camera setup consisting of 12 megapixel wide and ultra-wide lenses, whereas the tab s7 featured only an 8 megapixel camera, which couldn’t capture many details. So for those who tend to have video calls too often, this will be an ideal option for them.


The S-pen has also been an upgrade for the Tab S8 ultra. This new stylus offers an impressive level of control, and boasts thousands of tools into a single device. Besides, Samsung now provides various apps to make your note-taking, sketching, or editing experience even more efficient. So write, doodle or bring out your inner creativity with the brand new ultra low latency S-pen.


With all these features, Samsung hasn’t forgotten to extend the battery capacity to keep the Tab S8 ultra going for longer hours. The tab S8 ultra now features a 11200 mAh battery and supports fast charging of up to 45 watts. You will be able to charge your tab s8 ultra from 0 to 100% within 1 and half an hour. On the contrary, the tab s7 comes with only 10090 mAh of battery capacity.

Final Verdict

So Overall Samsung certainly did upgrade the Tab S8 ultra in every possible aspect. And, with so many features, camera and performance, undoubtedly the Galaxy Tab S8 ultra can be crowned as the best android tablet available right now.

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Nafiul Haque

Nafiul Haque has grown up playing on all the major gaming platforms. And he got his start as a journalist covering all the latest gaming news, reviews, leaks, etc. As he grew as a person, he became deeply involved with gaming hardware and equipment. Now, he spends his days writing about everything from reviewing the latest gaming laptops to comparing the performance of the latest GPUs and consoles.