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Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 vs Google Nexus 7

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Camera

Well, the photos you can take with the Galaxy Note 8.0 sure aren't perfect, but they are something. With the Nexus 7, there isn't a rear-facing camera, so you can't really take pictures. We suppose you can use the modest front-facing to take some kind of shots with the Google tablet, but that will come nowhere near what you'll be able to achieve with the Note 8.0.

For the most part, the images taken with the Galaxy Note 8.0's 5MP camera feature natural colors and a decent amount of details. The exposure is not perfect (sometimes the photos come out a tad dark), but it gets the job done. The Note 8.0 can also record 720p video, which isn't exactly full of sharp details, but is much better than nothing.



Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Sample Video:



Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Indoor Sample Video:




Multimedia

Naturally, the Galaxy Note 8.0 is better suited towards video watching with its bigger and brighter screen. The speaker of the Note 8.0 is also noticeably stronger, making for an overall better multimedia experience.

Galaxy Note 8.0 - The Gallery app - Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 vs Google Nexus 7
Nexus 7 - The Gallery app - Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 vs Google Nexus 7

Galaxy Note 8.0

Nexus 7

The Gallery app



Conclusion

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 vs Google Nexus 7
There can be no two opinions here – the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 easily trumps the Google Nexus 7 by Asus in every aspect... as it should, because it comes out almost a year later!

The bigger screen, S Pen, superior browsing, reading and multimedia experiences are enough to tip the scales in favor of the Note 8.0 here, meaning that it's easily the better tablet of the two.

However, it also comes at a much higher price. When you think about it, the Nexus 7 is also one very capable tablet that can do many of the things the Note 8.0 does, although not as satisfyingly. In the end, if you are looking for a good tablet at a very affordable price, the Nexus 7 may be all that you need. On the other hand, if you're really searching for an amazing tablet experience and are ready to shell out some additional cash, don't think twice about it – just go for the Galaxy Note 8.0.

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posted on 18 Mar 2013, 06:58 7

1. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1223; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


price wise (along with updates) the nexus is still the best choice

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 07:06 10

3. loyals (Posts: 129; Member since: 10 Nov 2012)


release the DAMN price samsung !!!

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 07:22 1

5. _Bone_ (Posts: 2061; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Won't be cheap.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 07:34 4

7. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1223; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


i guess $350-360 for wifi only 16 GB

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 08:21 3

8. Ray.S (Posts: 239; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)


I expect the same.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 11:59 1

15. loyals (Posts: 129; Member since: 10 Nov 2012)


if its above ipad mini then obvious NO and wait for mini 2 or nexus HD to happen !

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 13:34

18. eli577 (Posts: 78; Member since: 29 Jun 2010)


LOL....you think that it would be this much cheaper than the Note 2? With the same specs and bigger screen I think the starting price will be about 500-550 $.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 14:46

19. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1223; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


well the Note 10.1 has the same specs as both , and costs $448 ...so logic says that $100 less for the small one

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 17:32 1

20. menny07 (Posts: 89; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


Note 10.1 is going for 329 @cowboom.com

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 18:22 1

22. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 932; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


Id go with the Nexus 7 as well. I have the 32GB Nexus 7 and it does everything I ask for in a tablet. The only reason I would consider buying the Note 8.0 (b4 buying the Nexus 7) was because of the price. Samsung is talking about pricing it as high as the iPad Mini...........NO WAY im buying that lol

I can wait another year to upgrade from the S3 to the Note III.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 07:04 9

2. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 628; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


I don't get something, why doesn't phonearena talk about the build quality of the devices? If i'm buying a device i care about the quality of the exterior too, and if the Note 8 is made by the Note 10.1 standards it is a shame, not to mention it must be the most hideous thing since the SIII..

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 08:35 3

9. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 642; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Ur just a Samsung hater.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 12:07 2

16. loyals (Posts: 129; Member since: 10 Nov 2012)


^^ get ONE bro !

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 18:05 4

21. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


S3 is beautiful and your opinion is hideous :)

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 07:16 3

4. tiara6918 (Posts: 1242; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


If the price of the note8 is in between the nexus7 and iPad mini then it would be a great deal but if it has a higher price tag than that,nexus would be the better choice

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 07:25 5

6. _Bone_ (Posts: 2061; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Hey PhoneArena. Not to be critical (actually it is criticism) but I think we'd prefer more in-depth reviews, more explanation of features, deeper benchmark tests ranked in more competition scores, battery life test (video playback time, browsing time, talk time, standby drainage), screen tests (color saturation, brightness, pixel size) etc. Don't be lazy haha!

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 08:40 1

10. apple.bb.htc.sony.nokia.rip (banned) (Posts: 17; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


like it or not, nexus 7 lose in every spec, and not rear-facing camera? what a joke, note8 win all the spec!!

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 11:07 2

13. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1223; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


JK Shin ...is that you?

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 12:08

17. loyals (Posts: 129; Member since: 10 Nov 2012)


looks like he's balmer brother man !

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 08:47

11. Planterz (Posts: 227; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Flash works just fine With Dolphin on JB 4.1 if you have it installed. At least, it does on my Razr Maxx.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 09:46

12. jlp34876 (Posts: 79; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)


I have a nexus 7 and it will only last for 5-6hrs of continouos usage even on lowest display brightness, while my iPad 2 can last for a whole dayeven more.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 11:08 1

14. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1223; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Nexus has a 4500 mAh battery while the iPad has one close to 10,000 ...

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