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Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 / GT-P7310 (WiFi) / GT-P7300 (3G) / SGH-I957

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3017 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas the storage and features get negative views.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 / GT-P7310 (WiFi) / GT-P7300 (3G) / SGH-I957 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 / GT-P7310 (WiFi) / GT-P7300 (3G) / SGH-I957

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 40 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 / GT-P7310 (WiFi) / GT-P7300 (3G) / SGH-I957 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablet Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

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85% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 inch Tablet - White (nVidia Tegra T250S 1GHz, 16GB Storage, WLAN, Front Camera, Rear Camera, Android 3.1 Honeycomb)Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 inch Tablet - Black (nVidia Tegra T250S 1GHz, 16GB Storage, WLAN, Front Camera, Rear Camera, Android 3.1 Honeycomb)Samsung 7.7 inch Vehicle Dock for Galaxy Tab P8 - Black

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 / GT-P7310 (WiFi) / GT-P7300 (3G) / SGH-I957

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2166 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 / GT-P7310 (WiFi) / GT-P7300 (3G) / SGH-I957 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Tablets on Amazon.com.

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97% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Bundle of 8 Colorful Stylus Universal Capacitive Touch Screen Pen for Ipad 1 2 3 Ipod Iphone 4 4S 3g 3gs Motorola Xoom Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 10.1, BlSAMSUNG GALAXY TAB 8.9 (P7300) SMOKE BLACK GEL SKIN CASE, WITH QUBITS-BRANDED MICROFIBER CLEANING CLOTHSamsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Case for Tablet Softer Gel Cover BLACK Wrap Skin TPU Protector

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Review

 

This complete review of the Galaxy Tab 8.9 goes over strengths, weaknesses and compares it with the Tab 10.1 inches and other tablets.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is a great addition to the Galaxy Tab lineup. The hardware packs an elegant and sleek design combined with great performance, in a thinner and lighter chassis than the Apple tablet. the smaller size (8.9 inch) can be great...

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Review

 

AT&T and Samsung have brought forth a tablet that adds to their set of sleek Android-based slates, this one the first to work with the carrier's 4G LTE network. Inside you'll find the rather powerful 1.5Ghz Qualcomm MSM8660 dual-core processor,...

As far as connections go, Samsung doesn’t seem too concerned with allowing you to hook up to anything but your personal computer via the USB cord they include – and note, this isn’t a microUSB cord, it’s one unique to Samsung’s tablet line. You can...

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 review

 

What is the optimal size for a modern-day tablet? Is it 10 inches? Is it seven? Or, is it something smaller, like the economy-sized smartphone that is

Solid, clean design ; Bright screen with higher ppi than 10.1 ; Great battery life ; Genuinely useful TouchWiz customizations

Minimally cheaper than 10.1 ; 1GHz chip soon to be outclassed

Samsung's Galaxy Tab 8.9 is a little smaller, a little lighter and a little cheaper than the 10.1, but it's also a little bit better.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9

 

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

No microSD, micro USB, or HDMI ports ; Proprietary charge port ; Samsung's custom apps aren't fantastic ; Plastic (but solid) construction ; Weak rear camera

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is just more comfortable to hold and operate than anything else outside of the iPad.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 (Wi-Fi)

 

Samsung's Galaxy Tab 8.9 packs all the features of its 10-inch Android tablet in a more compact design, but it's almost as expensive.

It's pretty remarkable that Samsung was able to squeeze the same parts from its 10-inch tablet into the Galaxy Tab 8.9. It performs just as well, and the screen and audio are both impressive. However, at $469, you'll need to spend almost as much to get...

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 (16GB)

 

Just like computers and mobile phones, tablets are not a one-size-fits-all technology. Sure, Apple is selling plenty of iPads, but many people are looking for something a little more compact.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 packs the full Android Honeycomb tablet experience, along with Samsung's useful customizations, into a compact body

The lack of ports on the tablet will be a problem for some and the plastic back leaves the Tab 8.9 feeling less solid than the iPad 2

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is everything we loved about the Tab 10.1 in a slightly smaller form, with a slightly smaller price.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 preview: First look

 

By losing an inch of screen diagonal and reducing the weight to something you might actually be able to hold longer than 5 minutes, the Galaxy Tab 8.9 hopes to convert more people to the tablet cause. Those who found the 7” Galaxy Tab too limiting and...

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9

 

The Tab 8.9 is very slim, and relatively light at 15.7 ounces and 9.1 by 6.2 by .33 inches. There are power and volume buttons on the top, along with a 3.2-megapixel camera on the back and a 2-megapixel camera on the front. The back is a smooth gray...

Very thin. Well-built. Good battery life. Solid performance

Android tablets are still short on tablet-specific apps. No HDMI out. No schedule for Android 3.2 upgrade

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.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE Review

 

Although AT&T's 4G LTE network is still available in limited capacity across the country, we've already seen a handful of devices taking advantage of its speediness – like the HTC Jetstream, Vivid, and Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket. Well, Samsung...

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Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 Review

 

Brilliant and colorful display, Razor thin profile construction, Good battery life

Sluggish performance, Kinda expensive

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. Although it’s almost hard to not...

Product Specifications

Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 provides superior multi-tasking abilities running on Android 3.1 with an optimal 8.9” screen display, 1GHz dual core processor, HSPA+ connectivity for lightning fast download speed of up to 21Mbps, rich multimedia experience, customisable user interface, web browsing supported by Adobe Flash Player 10.3 and a full portfolio of accessories to enhance your tablet experience.

Built-in Camera:Double Camera

Configuration

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

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
USB:No / USB 2.0
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Technology:TFT Display
LED Backlight: No
LED Technology: No
Number of Displays:1
Touchscreen:Multi-touch

General Features

Convertible: No
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 3 Honeycomb

Graphic

GPU TYPE:OnBoard Graphic
OnBoard Graphic Chip:OnBoard Graphic

Processor

Processor:CORTEX / TEGRA 2
Processor Brand:ARM / nVidia
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