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Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Review

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Review
There's no doubt about it, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is a wonderful tablet. While the inconvenient pen support of the first Note looked more like a weird experiment, the technology has been gradually improved to arrive on the Note 8.0 as a capable and reliable feature. The Galaxy Note 8.0, with its sizable screen and optimized software, proves that the S Pen is not just a gimmick, but a feature that can really let you take handwritten notes in a comfortable, almost natural-feeling way.

The tablet isn't perfect, of course. The screen could have had a higher resolution, and the design could have been a bit more inspiring, but the good thing is that they are OK the way they are now. An 8-inch tablet is supposed to be light and comfortable to hold, and the Note 8.0 is both. It has an OK appearance and a rich feature set, which makes it one truly versatile device.

The star of the show here, though, are Samsung's decisions with regards to software. Not only does the TouchWiz Nature interface feel polished and responsive, but it also offers a best-in-class web browser and a series of features that you may never notice, but they'll be secretly working to make sure that you're getting a noteworthy experience.

Software version of the reviewed unit: Android 4.1.2, Build JZO54K.N5110XXBMB6



Pros

  • Handwriting done right
  • Tons of custom features and enhancements
  • Top-notch system performance

Cons

  • Screen resolution could be higher
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

OS: Android 4.4.2 4.2.2 4.1.2
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PhoneArena rating:
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Display8.0 inches, 1280 x 800 pixels (189 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 processor
2 GB RAM
Size8.30 x 5.35 x 0.31 inches
(210.8 x 135.9 x 7.95 mm)
11.92 oz  (338 g)

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