Should I get the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 or the Nvidia Shield Tablet?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by theapplefanboyj, Nov 23, 2014.

  1. theapplefanboyj macrumors 6502a

    Mar 1, 2014
    Black Friday is coming up, and I can't wait for the deals that are going to be taking place. However, I'm looking for a new tablet, and Ive made my mind up between the Nvidia Shield Tablet and the Galaxy Tab S 8.4. I don't know which one to choose yet.

    I like watching shows and with the Tab S' screen it's perfect and sharp. But there's nothing wrong with the shield.

    I don't really prefer stock android though my last two phones have been similar to stock android. I like the additions that touch wiz has but I also like the buttery smoothness of the Nvidia shield.

    I also read a lot of books and the Galaxy tab s is the clear winner-no doubt about that.

    So which tablet do you think I should get for my usage?
  2. sracer macrumors 604


    Apr 9, 2010
    I'm not a fan of NVidia. But that's based on my personal experiences, I don't expect that view to be general.

    I CAN speak from first hand experience with the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, I paid $249 @ Best Buy. (It'll be $199 on Black Friday @ Best Buy). It came with a $25 Google Play voucher which was a nice touch. It is an absolutely beautiful system with no lag.

    Split-screen multitasking, and Hancom Office suite make it a very powerful system IMO. TouchWiz is actually not annoying on it, though I do prefer to use Nova Launcher Prime.

    Pixel density of the screen is not a high priority for me, but the 359 PPI density of the Pro's screen makes reading (ebooks, comics, and scans of vintage magazines/catalogs) a joy.
  3. mi7chy macrumors 603


    Oct 24, 2014
    Owned Nvidia Tegra in the past and it was a horrible experience. I'd lean towards the Tab S especially for the delicious display or even Tab Pro.
  4. Sensamic macrumors 68030

    Mar 26, 2010
    I wouldn't get an Nvidia tablet ever no matter how good the specs and the price could be.

    They are forgotten easily.

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