switched from ipad 1 to samsung galaxy tab s 10.5 'iPad killer'

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by fewlio, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. fewlio macrumors member

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    I paid a lot of money for this samsung, now I can't tell if its not responding to my commands because the system is unresponsive (half the time i think this is the reason) or because the touch sensors are not sensitive enough to recognize my command! further, half the time i try to switch tabs in a browser it closes the (system says i hit the x button on the tab). Poor touch accuracy! Beyond annoying...WTF gives..? I've got $700 into device and case!!!!
     
  2. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    I would take it in to where you got it and exchange it. Might be a faulty device.
     
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  4. mrex macrumors 68020

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    If resetting doesnt help, the unit is faulty and need to be replaced. Check manual how to reset it.
     
  5. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    Out of curiosity, did you put a screen protector on? I have a Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 and the screen is ultra responsive, no issues. :)
     
  6. fewlio thread starter macrumors member

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    No protector...much of the time it may be laggy

    But it looks seems like I have to touch too firmly and it's innacurate in precision of where I touch..?
     
  7. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    Are you using a stylus?
     
  8. joshwithachance macrumors 68000

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    Samsung tablets SUCK. And this is coming from somebody who owned a Note 3 for 6 months.
     
  9. skratch77 macrumors 65816

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    Please tell us an android tablet thats better then the new amoled Samsung's.

    Typing this on a tab s 8.4 with no issues
     
  10. joshwithachance macrumors 68000

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    A tablet running stock Android, such as the Nexus 7. To be completely honest, Android isn't that great on a tablet.
     
  11. mrex macrumors 68020

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    Based on what? This is not a good reference judging tablets:
     
  12. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    Android is fine on tablet, but Android tablets are subpar from a build quality standpoint. Honestly, they're terrible and inconsistent.
     
  13. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    stop trolling. Why would you want to start a flame war? grow up seriously.
     
  14. Shanghaichica macrumors 603

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    There are no risks when you buy samsung. Samsung release good quality devices.
     
  15. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    No they don't

    my note 12.2 blows any ipad I've ever had out of the water. Along with other android tablets I've had.
     
  16. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    Not in the eyes of the apple fanboys.
     
  17. burgman macrumors 65816

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    Now if the Note 3 were a tablet then you might have a point.
     
  18. mrex, Jul 27, 2014
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    mrex macrumors 68020

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    Just add the apple sticker and the problem is solved :D

    For the original poster. Did you reset the tab? Did it work? It should work like this:
    1. http://youtu.be/QWg9ZSxS0NU
    2. http://youtu.be/d6KuSpOx4Ts

    If not, then go to the store and get a new one. It shouldnt be laggy, inaccurate or slow.
     
  19. joshwithachance macrumors 68000

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    I owned a Nexus 7 and a Tab Pro 8.4 and I just feel like Android tablet apps aren't that great, and the Magazine UX had quite a bit of random stutters even though it was a quad core processor. I personally am just not a huge tablet fan anymore.
     
  20. Klyster macrumors 6502a

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    I have one and it's absolutely fine. Just make sure your Palm isn't voiding your inputs.

    If it's not that, send it back.
     
  21. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    You misspelled "That's."

    That is your opinion sir. I've had a Nexus 7 for nearly two years, and it's been great.

    Good to know...
     
  22. adder7712 macrumors 68000

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    Anything to watch out?

    I've been considering getting the Tab S.
     
  23. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    The only thing I would watch out for is a quick price reduction. The Galaxy Tab Pros saw a quick price reduction that became permanent. The only other thing to consider is the 16GB storage. I purchased a Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 that has 16GB and it goes by quick especially when all the Samsung apps begin to update like their office apps.

    A MicroSD card does help but you can't copy an app 100% to the SD card and some apps are forced to stay in the device internal storage.
     
  24. Jibbajabba macrumors 65816

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    He's touching it wrong ...
     
  25. EdwardC macrumors regular

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    I have an iPad 4, 2013 Nexus 7 and 7" Fire HDX. I rate the iPad the overall best user experience and then the Fire HDX buts thats because of the Prime music and video. The Nexus is pretty decent as well but with that said the iPad is still the best overall!! My opinion only.....
     

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