iPad to Galaxy Tab S series

Has anyone here made (or attempted) the switch from being a long-term iPad user to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S series?

How did it go? Did you stick with the Galaxy Tab S or did you switch back?

My iPad (2018 entry level model) is due an upgrade and I’m considering switching to Galaxy Tab S8 instead of getting another iPad (which would be either the 2021 or 2022 entry level iPad).

My reasons…

When Samsung run promotions, the Galaxy Tab S8 is generally cheaper than the entry level iPad if you want one with more than 64 GB storage. Plus it comes with an S-Pen included.

Although I mainly use my iPad for consumption stuff, I occasionally connect a keyboard and do some light productivity tasks on it when traveling without a laptop – email, working on text-based documents, etc. Being a Windows PC user I’m thinking I might get on better with Samsung Dex than with iPad’s multitasking features (which I’ve never really warmed to).

My main concern is probably the Galaxy Tab’s aspect ratio (16:10). I know it will be better for watching movies, but I’ve always liked iPad’s aspect ratio (4:3) for reading and web browsing, which is mostly what I use it for.


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