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Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

Feb 24, 2013
Market status
Release date
Apr 7, 2013

US carrier availability

Discontinued: AT&T


  • Fast mobile data support (4G)
  • HDMI connector for TV-out (via microUSB)


  • The camera lacks flash




The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is an 8-inch Android tablet by Samsung with S Pen functionality. It features a 1,280 x 800-pixel TFT screen, powered by a quad-core 1.6GHz processor, all running on Android 4.1.2. Its most notable features are the extremely thin body, expandable storage and light weight. It comes in a 3G or Wi-Fi version.

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  • Device type:
    • Tablet
  • Phone functionality:
    • Yes
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (4.4.2, 4.2.2, 4.1.2) TouchWiz UI
  • Dimensions:
    • 8.30 x 5.35 x 0.31 inches (210.8 x 135.9 x 7.95 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 11.92 oz (338 g)
      the average is 13.4 oz (384 g)


  • Physical size:
    • 8.0 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 189 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 64.78 %
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor


  • Camera:
      • Popup5 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, Smile detection, Geo tagging
    • Settings:
      • ISO control, White balance presets
    • Shooting Modes:
      • PopupPanorama
  • Camcorder:
      • 1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 1.3 megapixels


  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Samsung Exynos 4 Quad (Exynos 4412)
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Quad-core, 1600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9
  • Graphics processor:
      • ARM Mali-400 MP4
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 2048 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB


  • Capacity:
    • 4600 mAh
  • Not user replaceable:
    • Yes


  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Stereo speakers
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Built-in online services support:
    • YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+


  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS, S-GPS, Glonass
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
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  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device
  • HDMI:
      • via microUSB
  • Other:
    • MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
    • Voice commands, Voice recording


  • Officially announced:
    • 24 Feb 2013

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as Samsung Kona, Samsung N5100, Samsung N5110, Samsung N5120

Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 32GB

  • Built-in storage:
    • 32 GB

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 LTE

  • FDD LTE:
    • 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2600 (band 7) MHz
  • Data:
    • LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s

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