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Endurance test: Galaxy Tab S8 bends but doesn’t break

Samsung’s new premium tablet, the Galaxy S8 Tab, arrived in Brazil just over a month ago. It costs BRL 7,699. It’s expensive for Brazilians. But, without a doubt, it is one of the best Android tablets available on the market.

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And for those who are going to invest this money in a device, certainly, the durability of the device is an important issue to be taken into account. The big concern is: can it be that thin and delicate, the Tab S8 can handle the daily beating? Does he break?

To answer this question in the most practical way possible, a YouTube channel took the test and put the Galaxy Tab S8 through a (aggressive) battery of tests. Check it out in the video below:

Torture Session on Galaxy Tab S8

In almost 10 minutes of torture at the Galaxy Tab S8the youtuber Zack, from the channel JerryRigEverything, used some tools and styluses to test the protection of the screen, cameras and also the tablet body. All regions were subject to scratches – some lighter, but nothing as disturbing as the dinosaur drawn with a stylus on the back of the device.

The tablet bends its legs when it is subjected to the intense heat of a lighter flame, which permanently damages the device’s display.

Endurance Test - Samsung Galaxy Tab S8

Image: reproduction / YouTube

But what draws even more attention – and clearly frustrates the youtuber – is the fact that the Tab S8 doesn’t break in half or even bend definitively. Samsung’s construction means that all applied force just bends the tablet, but without breaking.

Endurance Test - Samsung Galaxy Tab S8

Image: reproduction / YouTube

Galaxy Tab S8

The Galaxy Tab S8 features an 11-inch Super AMOLED display and a 120 Hz refresh rate. The tablet has a 12 MP ultrawide front camera and a rear lens set consisting of a 13 MP camera and a 6 MP ultrawide camera.

The device also features the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (Qualcomm) chip, 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage – expandable up to 1 TB with an SD card. The battery is 8,000 mAh and supports fast charging of 45 W. Check below all the settings of the Galaxy Tab S8:

Technical specifications

  • Screen: 11-inch LTPS TFT, 120 Hz
  • Resolution: 2560 x 1600 pixels, 276 ppi
  • Networks: WiFi 6E, 5G
  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4nm)
  • Memory: 8 GB of RAM
  • Storage: 256 GB internal (microSD up to 1 TB)
  • Rear camera: 13 MP + 6 MP UW
  • Front camera: 12 MP UW
  • Battery: 8000 mAh
  • Weight: 503g
  • Dimensions: 253.8 x 165.3 x 6.3 mm
  • Stereo quad speakers: Dolby Atmos and AKG sound
  • Accessories: S Pen, Data Cable with USB-C Input, Eject Pin and Quick Start Guide, 15W Wall Charger

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