Reviews and Problems with Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 P7300 / P7310 / P7320 / SGH-i957
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4 September 2012
Summary: I really enjoyed my time with the Tab 8.9 4G, and I think its standout features would be two parts. First, its lightweight and secondly, its 4G connectivity. You're really only going to get the 4G version of the Tab 8.9 for the 4G, which is why 4G has been covered so much in this review.
Conclusion: The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is better than its larger sibling, delivering the same Android tablet performance in a more compact package with a lower price. But it still suffers from the app deficit that plagues Android tablets.
Pros: Very thin. Well-built. Good battery life. Solid performance.
Cons: Android tablets are still short on tablet-specific apps. No HDMI out. No schedule for Android 3.2 upgrade.
Conclusion: With Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) just around the corner, the entire interface of the Galaxy Tab 8.9 may change soon, but from the looks of it, Google’s new OS appears to take some cues (like the font) from Samsung’s TouchWiz UI.
Pros: Weighs less than a pound, Comfortable 8.9-inch screen, Thinner than the iPad 2 at 8.6mm, TouchWiz UI improves look of Android, Great battery life
Cons: No microSD, micro USB, or HDMI ports, Proprietary charge port, Samsung's custom apps aren't fantastic, Plastic (but solid) construction, Weak rear camera
Conclusion: If you find the original 7” Samsung GALAXY Tab too small and the GALAXY Tab 10.1 too big for you to handle, then it’s a no-brainer conclusion that the GALAXY Tab 8.9 offers that tangible solution in bridging the gap.
Pros: Brilliant and colorful display, Razor thin profile construction, Good battery life
Excerpt: For those salivating over the release of the iPad 3 will be disappointed to learn that the 4G version of the tablet will not work in Australia. This is due to bandwidth problems – it will operate on the 2100MHz or 700MHz frequencies, but the only 4G network in Australia, which is run by Telstra,...
Pros: 4G-enabled, light, good size, excellent resolution
Cons: Not enough 4G coverage yet, uses Honeycomb operating, pricey
Excerpt: After tinkering with the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 , one thing is clear: Samsung has really done its homework on the tablet market. The Tab 8.9 offers the same functionality and performance of its big brother, the Tab 10.1, but with a smaller display size (8.9 inches vs.
Summary: Where Apple spent years carefully giving birth to a single iPad, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab family is expanding with all the thought and consideration of a hutch full of bunnies. The latest tablet to pop into life is the mid-sized Galaxy Tab 8.9, a slim widescreen tablet with a High Def display and...
Conclusion: The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is impossible to dislike. Unlike some Honeycomb tablets (or tablettes even), it doesn’t make a virtue out of being confusing or crashing randomly. It’s well made, light and extremely portable, with a screen that’s big enough for web, email and films, but small enough to...
Pros: Little and lithe, good screen, very usable with TouchWiz, excellent for games and video