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Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 (P7300, P7310, P7320, i957)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 905 reviews of Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 (P7300, P7310, P7320, i957). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and screen. The portability and usability also get good feedback. Many are critical about the GPS navigation and touch screen.

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storage, reliability, connectivity, touch screen, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 (P7300, P7310, P7320, i957) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 (P7300, P7310, P7320, i957)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 user reviews of Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 (P7300, P7310, P7320, i957) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the size and performance. The screen and usability are also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the durability, and many are negative about the storage.

portability, usability, screen, performance, size

storage

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 (P7300, P7310, P7320, i957)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 110 user reviews of Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 (P7300, P7310, P7320, i957) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and performance. The battery and size also get good comments, whereas reviews about the camera and usability are mixed.

price, size, battery, performance, design

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2019

Expert review by : Tim Stevens (engadget.com)

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.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

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...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 (AT&T)

 

AT&T's version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 adds HSPA+ and LTE connectivity to the great-looking tablet.

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Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 (Wi-Fi)

 

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.

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.

Conclusions The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is really just a tweak of the existing 10.1-inch Tab, but that tweak makes it a bit more appealing. It's a little more portable and a little less expensive, without losing a pixel of screen resolution, a hertz of...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Donald Bell (cnet.com)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 review

 

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 ( soon upgradeable to Android 4.0 ), 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.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by (ubergizmo.com)

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...

Expert review by : PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

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...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Phone Arena (phonearena.com)

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...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Anthony Garreffa (tweaktown.com)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 4G Tablet Review

 

Our first smart device review is Samsung's Galaxy Tab 8.9 4G tablet. Let's get started and take a look.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : cellphones.ca (cellphones.ca)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9

 

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...

Mar, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):N / Y
Built-in speakers:No / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2

Battery

Battery Capacity:6000 / 6100
Battery life (max):1070 / 2400 / 2500 / 9 / 935
Battery performance:6000 / 6100
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby Time:2400 / 2500

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:4 / 8
Flash Type:LED
Front camera:Y
Main camera resolution (numeric):3 / 3.2
Maximum video resolution:1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080
Photo effects:Negative film, Sepia
Rear camera:Y
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:2
Video recording:No / Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, White / Grey / White
Fingerprint reader: No
Form Factor:Slate
Product color:Black / Black,White / Grey / White

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Diagonal:8.9 / 9
Display number of colors:16.0 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 768 / 1280 x 800
Display Technology:
LED backlight:No / Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60

Media Formats

Audio formats supported:AAC,AC3,WMA / AAC,AMR,eAAC+,MP3,WAV / AAC,AMR,eAAC+,MP3,WAV,WMA / AAC,AMR,eAAC+,WAV,WMA / AAC,FLAC,M4A,MP3,OGG,WMA / AAC,MP3,WMA / MP3
Image formats supported:JPG
Video compression formats:3GP,AVI,DivX,FLV,H.263,H.264,MKV,MPEG4,WMV / 3GP,AVI,DivX,FLV,H.263,H.264,MKV,MPEG4,WMV,Xvid / 3GP,AVI,DivX,MPEG4,WMV / 3GP,AVI,FLV,H.263,H.264,MKV,MP4,MPEG4,WMV / AVI,MKV,WMV
Video formats supported:3GP,ASF,AVI,DIVX,FLV,H.263,H.264,MKV,MP4,MPEG4,VC-1,VP8,WEBM,WMV,WMV8

Memory

Internal memory:1
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:1

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM):No / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
T9 text input: Yes

Networking

2G:Y
2G standards:EDGE / EDGE,GPRS / EDGE,GPRS,GSM / EDGE,GSM
3G:No / Yes
3G standards:HSDPA,HSUPA / HSPA / HSPA+,HSUPA / HSPA,HSUPA
4G:N / Y
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+HS
Data network:3G / 3G, 4G / No
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
GPRS multislot class:33
SIM card type:MiniSIM
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
WAP: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, GAVDP, GOEP, HID, HSP, OPP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, GAVDP, GOEP, HID, OPP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, GAVDP, GOEP, HSP, OPP, SPP
Browser supported:Android
Depth:6 / 6.2
Depth (imperial):6.2
Dimensions (WxDxH):6 x 9 x 0 / 6.21 x 9.09 x 0.339 / 9 x 0 x 6
Docking connector:No / Yes
Drivers included: Yes
Full HD: No
Height:0.34
Height (imperial):0.34
Interface:USB
Networking features:HSPA+, EDGE / GPRS
SIM card support:No / Yes
SIM card type:MiniSIM
Total Storage Capacity:16
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720
Video playback: Yes
Weight:0.999
Wi-Fi: Yes
Width:9 / 9.1
Width (imperial):9.1

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB
Keyboard supplied: No
Manual: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Audio formats supported:AAC, AC3, AMR, eAAC+, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA / AAC, AC3, WMA / AAC, AMR, eAAC+, MP3, WAV / AAC, AMR, eAAC+, MP3, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, eAAC+, WAV, WMA / AAC, FLAC, M4A, MP3, OGG, WMA / AAC, MP3, WMA / MP3
Google applications:Gmail, Google Books, Google Latitude, Google Maps, Google Places, Google Talk, Google Voice Search, YouTube / Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Latitude, Google Maps, Google Places, Google Talk, YouTube / Google Talk
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
Gyroscope: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Position location:N / Y
Video compression format:3GP, ASF, AVI, DIVX, FLV, H.263, H.264, MKV, MP4, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, WEBM, WMV, WMV8
Video compression formats:3GP, ASF, AVI, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV / 3GP, AVI, DivX, FLV, H.263, H.264, MKV, MPEG4, WMV / 3GP, AVI, DivX, FLV, H.263, H.264, MKV, MPEG4, WMV, Xvid / 3GP, AVI, DivX, MPEG4, WMV / 3GP, AVI, FLV, H.263, H.264, MKV, MP4, MPEG4, WMV / AVI, MKV, WMV
Video formats supported:3GP,ASF,AVI,DIVX,FLV,H.263,H.264,MKV,MP4,MPEG4,VC-1,VP8,WEBM,WMV,WMV8

Phone Features

Caller ID: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Video call: Yes
Voice call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone out:N / Y
Microphone in:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60

Processor

Processor:Cortex-A9 / Tegra 2
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Arm / NVIDIA Tegra
Processor frequency:1 / 1.2
Processor model:Cortex-A9 / Tegra 2

Processor special features

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N

Security

Fingerprint reader:N

Software

Bundled software:- Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync\n- Quickoffice HD Editor / - Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync\n- Quickoffice HD Editor\n
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:3.0 / 3.1 / 3.2
Platform:Android

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / No
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32
Maximum memory card size:32
Storage media:Flash / SSD

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.339 / 6 / 6.22 / 8.6
Height:0.339 / 6 / 6.22 / 8.6 / 9 / 9.09
Weight:15.8 / 16 / 16.2 / 16.4 / 16.6 / 17
Width:6 / 6.22 / 9 / 9.06 / 9.09