The Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 takes a proven formula from Samsung's recent phones and tablets, and brings it together into one solid package. It checks a ton of boxes and is a great tablet offering, but there are still shortcomings — not the least of which being its high price tag.
Samsung made a solid tablet, but it isn't perfect — and at this price you almost expect it to be.
The quick take
The Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 is thin, light, powerful, has a great screen, and is sprinkled with extra features like a fingerprint sensor, good battery life, a decent rear-facing camera and a solid side-by-side app implementation. Unfortunately it still comes up short with Samsung's overall weak software design, and poor button and speaker placement when using the tablet in landscape. Perhaps the biggest downside, however, is it's price — not everyone is willing to spend $399 on an 8-inch tablet.