Samsung Tab S3 9.7

Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy Note and Tab' started by artistebot, Feb 27, 2017.

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Do you create art using an Android Device?

  1. Yes, I love it.

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  2. I have not tried it yet, but want to.

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  3. Only on IOS

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  4. Only on Windows

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  5. On any device that suits my needs.

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    42.9%
  1. Tinkerer

    Tinkerer Pen Pal - Newbie

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    You can 't have it all. A thin tablet with a brilliant display and relatively powerful electronics draws a lot of power. Similar tablets from other manufactures are not much better in this regard no matter what the manufacturers tell you in their specifications. Lithium ion power supply technology will have to improve and this will take time. An ultrabook or depending on your needs even a cheap android tablet with a lower quality display may give you more time on one battery change
     
  2. barnesgj

    barnesgj Scribbler - Standard Member

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    But I want it All! Power and battery life.
    I was able to get the standby power drain down by turning off wifi. Still a great tablet.
     
  3. metalsiren

    metalsiren Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    now it would be nice to get Android 8 when it comes out but it takes Samsung ****ing forever to do that lol
     
  4. Tonitti

    Tonitti Scribbler - Standard Member

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    I don't know if it has been discussed before but how does the Samsung Galaxy S3 screen compares to the recent Apple screens with antiglare coating? I have the 5K iMac at work and the thing that impresses me the most, even more than the resolution, is how little reflective the screen is. The new iPad screens also received a low 1.7% in reflectivity at Displaymate, and I think that is still a record.

    So if any how you have checked both, how does them compare to the S3 screen?
     
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  5. spesifikbrush.

    spesifikbrush. Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Tbh, it looks BLURRY compared to an iPad Air (2013 model). It has the same resolution, idk why it is blurry. It doesn't have an impact on usage, but still, I was expecting more from a premium tablet.


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  6. Tinkerer

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    There is an application where this tablet excels:

    Following MOOCs and simultaneously taking notes with the S-Pen.

    Samsung's TouchWiz software allows you to run lecture videos in a small window. Using a note-taking app like Lecture Notes it is convenient to watch the video and and taking notes.

    To be able to Smart Select slides and figures shown in the video and transferring them to your notes enhances the experience (BTW with Lecture notes it is also possible to preload slides in your notes if the they are available as PDF). Smart Select is a feature that comes with the S-pen.

    In Lecture Notes you can easily index your notes with keywords. I find this extremely useful for studying your notes before an exam.
     
  7. artistebot

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    One nice thing about the Tab S3 is Art Rage has decent performance on it...iMHO.

    Art Rage is such an awesome app.

    That fact that ArtRage lets save a file that records all your brush stokes as a script is great. An ArtRage user can paint an image at a lower resolution on the Tab S3, then import that painting script to the ArtRage Win or Mac app and output the same painted image at a much larger resolution for printing or whatever else.

    https://www.artrage.com/manuals/working-with-artrage-files/increase-size-of-mobile-paintings/

    I still default mostly to Infinite Painter for it full suite of image editing tools and workflow, never the less ArtRage natural brushes are amazing.
     
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  8. spesifikbrush.

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    Wow, that feature sounds amazing. Btw, I'd like you to also try ArtFlow (again if you've tried before). It is a very good app, almost on par with Procreate for iOS. I recently requested a feature from the developer, it was the ability to adjust pressure sensitivity. They added it to all brushes individually, which made some unusable brushes totally usable. I believe that they are a single person developing this app, but he/she sure knows how to do it.


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  9. stoneseeker

    stoneseeker Animator and Art Director Senior Member

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    This is impressive considering I've never seen any android device handle art rage well yet. It's always lagged so hard with the organic brushes and blenders on any device I've tried it on save a windows machine. I always thought it must just be poorly optimized...
     
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  10. artistebot

    artistebot Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Looking for a case for the Tab S3?

    Please be aware that "auto-on/off case magnets can mess up the digitizer on the ST S3, yeh a ****ing bummer but it is what is its.

    Right now my favorite case is:

    I-Blazon Halo Series, compact hard shell w/o magnets.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XWGPP3H/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    BUT...

    One cool thing about the Tab S3 is that its outer case dimensions are just slightly smaller than the iPad Pro 9.7. So iPad Pro 9.7 cases may work too.

    A case that I have been looking for a long time is a "hands free" option, that is not bulky. Most are a "harness" type, but I don't want to bolt myself to the tablet, and is about as sexy as that 80s hip pouch your grandma still wears.

    At first the only option I had seen was the:

    Nomad Art Satchel; The over the shoulder strap could help support the tablet at the waist for use when drawing etc.
    https://etchrlab.com/products/nomad-art-satchel-v1

    Sadly, it was very expensive, and next to impossible to buy. They just released on Kickstarter for a newer version but it is considerably bigger, bulky and IMHO, Fugly, lacking style, much less suited as an art-tablet bag.

    So...searching "hand free" does have another option Strotter from Boston. The have synthetic and genuine leather options..

    https://strotter.com/
    https://www.amazon.com/Shoulder-Synthetic-Textured-Leather-Strotter/dp/B01L88GECK

    They have a case designed for the 9.7 IPP that also fits the Tab S3. Plus NO magnets for auto sleep!

    I bought a "used" one from Amazon for ~$50 and the Tab S3 fits great. It leaves access to the power button, and Home Button.

    I would need to modify:
    The " bottom charging port cut out" to access the S3 USB-C port.
    Create a hole for the central back camera. The front camera is also half covered.

    So my options are:
    A:
    I may keep and modify it.
    B: I may send it back and modify my WIP Tab S3 case to have corner loops so it has that "hands free" function.
    C: Modify an existing Tab S3/ iPad Pro 9.7 case with added-on 3D printed corner loops.
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2017
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