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Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE Review

Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 LTE

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE Review
In our time using the tablet, signal strength remains strong in areas of high coverage – plus, we didn’t experience any instances of it fluctuating dramatically.

Naturally, we’re curious to see what kind of battery life it’ll get while consistently surfing on AT&T’s 4G LTE network, but with HSPA+ connectivity, we’re content with the one day of normal usage we’re able to obtain.


Conclusion:

Looking at AT&T’s selection of 4G LTE tablets, it’s obviously limited right now with only the Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 LTE and the HTC Jetstream. As much as we feel that its $479.99 on-contract ($629.99 outright) is still on the pricey side, since you’ll be tied down with it for 2 whole years, it’s far more tolerable than the outrageous $599.99 on-contract ($849.99) price associated with the HTC Jetstream. At the same time, this 4G LTE enabled version manages to maintain its good build quality, lightweight feel, and sleek profile.

Software version of the reviewed unit:
Android Version: 3.2
Kernel Version: 2.6.35.11-perf
Build Number: HONEYCOMB.I957UCKJ7


Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE Video Review:


Pros

  • Maintains its overall size
  • Very lightweight
  • 4G LTE connectivity

Cons

  • Sluggish performance
  • Still expensive
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PhoneArena rating:
7.5Good
Display8.9 inches, 1280 x 800 pixels (170 ppi) TFT
Camera3 megapixels
Hardware
Dual-core, 1500 MHz
Size9.09 x 6.21 x 0.34 inches
(230.9 x 157.8 x 8.6 mm)
16.05 oz  (455 g)

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