Reviews and Problems with Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 N5100 / N5110 / N5120
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 review
26 July 2014
Excerpt: Samsung has certainly been busy flooding the market with Android tablets, including this Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0, which has been around for more than a year now and unfortunately, the ravages of time are starting to show. On the Samsung performance ladder, the Note 8.0 is a step up from the Galaxy Tabs, thanks largely to its Exynos 4412 quad-core CPU (if you need help, that’s the chip inside the Aussie version of the Galaxy S3 phone).
Summary: The Note 8.0 is one of the best Android tablets on the market, but it’s difficult to recommend over the cheaper and in many ways superior iPad mini, based on the latter’s app selection alone. You can find the Galaxy Note 8.0 for around $400 from major retailers, but it should come down in price fairly shortly. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it at $299 or even $349, but at $399 it’s a bit of a stretch.
Pros: - Fast, stable and phone app friendly - Screen is relatively sharp with good viewing angles - S Pen is hugely improved over previous generations - Battery life is sufficient for most use cases - Preloaded pen-centric apps are useful
Cons: - Build quality leaves a lot to be desired - Strange array of hardware buttons biases portrait mode - Expensive - Limited selection of tablet apps - Rear camera is grainy and unnecessary
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 hands-on review: supersize me
8 March 2014
Conclusion: There’s no doubting that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is a great device that finally gives the Korean firm a chance to compete at the 8-inch size range with a tablet that doesn’t skimp on specs. However, the big caveat is the price, and as long as Samsung remains tight-lipped on how much we’ll have to shell out to use the thing, giving an opinion on our early impressions is very difficult.
Summary: The story of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 really starts with a different device — the Galaxy Note 10.1 . Samsung advertised a power-user's dream device: letting you edit documents or draw with a pen, do more than one thing at a time, and even take handwritten notes like it's 1746 or something. Oh, and be a tablet and do all the things a tablet should.
Pros: S Pen is a great drawing tool, Fast, consistent performance, Light and thin
Cons: Samsung software is overbearing, Weak, poor speakers, Display resolution is quickly becoming obsolete