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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2883 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the size and design are on the whole positive. The portability and usability also get good views, whereas many are less positive about the storage and features.

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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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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


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 the Galaxy Note? We can't say for sure, but we surely can say that Samsung is as much in the dark as...

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...

This could be the next evolutionary step in Android tablets. An ultra-slim slate with powerful hardware, lower weight than we expected and an impressive screen created by the world’s number-two-soon-to-be-number-one manufacturer. It definitely looks...

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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 Preview


We will not be outdone!” - the bold statement made by Samsung execs after announcing the ultra-thin GALAXY Tab 8.9 and 10.1 models, barely a month after unveiling their initial variant for the next GALAXY Tab, which was supposed to come with a...

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.


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


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


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Technology:TFT Display
LED Backlight: No
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 3 Honeycomb


GPU TYPE:OnBoard Graphic
OnBoard Graphic Chip:OnBoard Graphic


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