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Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2552 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the touch screen and portability are generally positive. The responsiveness and screen are also appreciated, but there are some mixed reviews about the reliability and value for money. Many are less positive about the features.

usability, screen, responsiveness, portability, touch screen


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Tablet


Bridging the gap. The Galaxy Note 8.0 with its powerful hardware

Fast SoC; Very bright display; Lots of RAM; Price; Phone functionality

No FullHD display; Contrast too low and black value too high; Battery life not that satisfying; Power adapter gets warm under load

The display is extremely bright and the performance speaks for itself. The Exynos Quad-Core 4412 easily outperforms the competition.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Review


A few weeks ago at MWC, Samsung unveiled its Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet, a device that features its famous S Pen alongside unique features such as Multi Window and AirView. Basically the 8-inch form factor featuring the S Pen is […]

Nonetheless, the latest Samsung tablet packs serious performance in a thin and light body that can still be held with one hand. The entertainment experience is great, and the imaging quality is sufficient for a tablet usage.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (AT&T)


Unfortunately, even in a more hypercompetitive tablet market, AT&T follows Samsung's lead too closely and charges an arm and a leg for its version of the Note 8 -- $500 contract free (with a $25 monthly charge) or $400 when you sign up for a two year...

The AT&T version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is a comfortably-designed tablet with a an excellently implemented stylus interface. Its myriad software features are both useful and unique.

Off- and on-contract prices are too high and as good as the stylus is, I'd still rather use my fingers for most tasks. Gaming performance is a step back from the latest and greatest 2013 tablets.

The AT&T version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is a quality tablet, but the Nexus 7 offers contract-free 4G LTE support with better performance at a much better price.


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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review


The 8-inch Galaxy Note 8 is reasonably comfortable to hold one-handed in portrait mode to make jottings with its pressure-sensitive pen, and is a delight to use. Still, you'll need to really want the added features that pen input brings to the device,...

Good size for pen-based input ; Fast and capable ; Handy split-screen system for note-taking ; Pressure-sensitive stylus

Could benefit from a higher-resolution screen ; App bundle reduces the headline 16GB of storage ; Plasticky build quality ; Expensive

Still, you'll need to really want the added features that pen input brings to the Galaxy Note 8, because it's relatively expensive at £339 (inc. VAT; £282.50 ex. VAT) for the wi-fi-only model. Compare that to £269 for the 16GB wi-fi-only iPad mini...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Review


For the past couple of years Samsung, and many other Google partners, have been on the hunt to improve productivity on Android - particularly on tablets. We've seen hardware solutions (ASUS' Transformer line) as well as software solutions (Samsung's...

Samsung’s strategy in the mobile market appears to be success through catering to a sea of niches. I’ve also heard it referred to as having a device at every inch. In this sense, Samsung is the antitheses of Apple where simplicity in product lines is...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 (Wi-Fi)


If you want a tablet with a pressure-sensitive pen for writing or drawing, the Galaxy Note 8.0 is a top choice, but it'll cost you twice as much as other leading small-screen slates.

Fast. Well-built with well-balanced weight. Excellent pen support. Acts as a TV remote

Expensive. Battery life isn't great. Poor cameras

Do you doodle? If you think best with a pen in your hand, Samsung's new Galaxy Note 8.0 is the finest tablet available. Samsung's S Pen and the company's broad support for writing and drawing still set the Galaxy Note line apart from every other tablet...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Review


The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 takes the mid-sized mobile market that Samsung's had covered for several years with successive Galaxy Note tablets and adds a pen. With Samsung's newest iteration of the S-Pen, a quad-core Exynos processor under the hood,...

The price on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 may be prohibitive to some at the outset – $399.99 USD (MSRP) in the USA starting in mid-April. If you’re all about travel-worthiness, there’s really nothing more all-inclusive from this manufacturer. Unless you...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Review


Samsung is willing to try anything once, especially if it's a new tablet size. Hot on the heels of Apple's successful rollout of the iPad Mini, Samsung is back at the tablet game with its own, almost identical Galaxy Note 8.0. It's just about the same...

Perfect size for portability and usability ; Powerful quad-core processor (2GB RAM) ; MicroSD card slot ; Built-in stylus ; Vivid and responsive screen

Samsung’s apps can be annoying ; Rear camera is crap ; Plastic build ; 400 price is higher than competitors

The Galaxy Note 8.0 is Samsung’s strongest tablet entry yet, and a good alternative to the iPad Mini.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8


With deep pen integration, remote control capability and superior multitasking, the Galaxy Note 8.0 is one versatile (but pricey) Android tablet.

Thin and light enough for one-handed use; Deep pen integration; Bright display; Impressive multitasking capabilities; Remote control feature for TV

Mediocre battery life; Lackluster speakers; Slow camera; Pricier than iPad mini

Click to EnlargeWIth a design that's optimal for scribbling on the go, deep pen support, a bright and colorful screen and loads of powerful preloaded software, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is the best note-taking tablet on the market. Unfortunately, at...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 review


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...

S Pen is a great drawing tool ; Fast, consistent performance ; Light and thin

Samsung software is overbearing ; Weak, poor speakers ; Display resolution is quickly becoming obsolete

A true 'lean-forward' tablet experience, if that's possible

Product Specifications


Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Keyboard: No
Phone Function: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Technology:TFT Display
LED Backlight: No
Number of Displays:1
Touchscreen:Multi Touch

General Features

Convertible: No
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 4.1 Jellybean


GPU TYPE:OnBoard Graphic


Processor:EXYNOS 4 QUAD
Processor Brand:Samsung