Monday, July 29, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

Samsung has come out with a new version of tablet, Galaxy Note 10.1. This tablet may seem similar to 10.1 slate but Galaxy note has some features and it also has a stylus. This surely means that now you have the tool to help you jot down anything instantly and prepare notes wherever you are. Nonetheless, the similarity to its another version of Tab2 cannot be denied either but with 10.1 you have the provision of storing the stylus along with the tablet. Let us find out more about this new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1.


Google recently launched the new Nexus 7 into the small tablet space. While a nice tablet at a decent price, the Nexus 7 is not in the same league as the Galaxy Note 8.0.

When the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 arrived a couple of months ago the value over the iPad mini was readily apparent. In addition to rivaling the size of the super-thin little iPad, the Note 8.0 has two features the former lacks. After two months of heavy use of the Galaxy Note 8.0, the value of the tablet is still very good.

Google recently launched the new Nexus 7, a nice tablet at a decent price. The refreshed model has good hardware running the newest version of the Android OS. While the new Nexus 7 is a solid entry into the tablet space, it doesn't have anything to knock the Note 8.0 off its high pedestal.

Hardware specs:

     Processor: Samsung Exynos 4412, 1.6GHz quad-core
    Display: 8-inch, 1280x800, 189 ppi, touch + pen digitizer
    Memory: 2GB
    Storage: 16GB, microSD up to 64GB
    Cameras: Front- 1.3MP, Back- 5MP
    OS: Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
    Battery: 4,600 mAh
    Connectivity: wi-fi a/b/g/n, 2.4 and 5 GHz
    Dimensions: 210.8x135.9x7.95 mm, 8.29x5.35x0.31 inches; 340g, 0.74lb

While the hardware inside the Note 8.0 isn't as fast as that in the Nexus 7, pefrormance of the former is very snappy. The processor in the Note is more than enough to handle anything you need to do on the tablet. Scrolling is smooth, video plays well, and it handles multitasking with ease.

Pros:
Excellent size; Lots of the great stylus-based features; Strong performance; Better than average battery life; 3G edition allows you to make calls
Cons:
Plastic build; No 4G option; Display could be better; Expensive compared to similarly speed Wi-Fi devices (Nexus 7, iPad Mini, Asus Padfone 2).
Judgement:
The Note 8 is the true goldilocks device of Samsung’s ever-growing Note range of tablets and smartphones. It offers excellent performance and it’s also rather eye-catching. We’re just not sure whether it’s worth more than the iPad Mini, however.
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