Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

Released April, 2013
  • Samsung Galaxy TabPRO (12.2-inch) 32GB
  • 16 GB
  • 8"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.2
With a good web connection pages render fairly quickly, and the responsive capacitive touchscreen makes whizzing around them a joy.
by TrustedReviews (Jun, 2012)
8.2 Out of 10

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0


Processing power and speed

Galaxy Note 8.0
G Pad 8.3
Geekbench and BrowserMark


3D and 2D graphics

Galaxy Note 8.0
G Pad 8.3
GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Galaxy Note 8.0
G Pad 8.3
Battery life


How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Galaxy Note 8.0
G Pad 8.3
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Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Galaxy Note 8.0
G Pad 8.3

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Galaxy Note 8.0
G Pad 8.3

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Galaxy Note 8.0

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

Galaxy Note 8.0
1,021.7 ms
G Pad 8.3

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Galaxy Note 8.0

AnTuTu 3D 3D graphics performance

Galaxy Note 8.0
G Pad 8.3

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Galaxy Note 8.0
4.9 fps
Tegra Note
18.4 fps

Reviews Word on the street for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

Enriching browsing, Adobe Flash support is in, and the 7in form is a good size for reading web pages.

Viewing angles are pretty decent, and so is outdoor visibility, as the display is able to get quite bright.

For the uninitiated, Project Butter is a feature of Android Jelly Bean that makes the whole experience run a lot quicker and smoother.


8.3 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


It simply has a quality LCD TFT screen with a resolution of 800 x 1280 pixels.
by PhoneArena (Mar, 2013)
Under normal circumstances, this could have ended ugly, but thanks to the tweaks Samsung has done, the Note 8.0 never registers your hand as a touch while you're using the S Pen.
by PhoneArena (Mar, 2013)
The problem here is that you actually have to rest your hand on the tablet's screen itself.
by PhoneArena (Mar, 2013)


There's also a visible handle that's always present on the left, which you can pull to reveal a number of frequently used apps.
by PhoneArena (Mar, 2013)
Not all apps are supported, but core apps like the web browser, gmail, S Note and the Polaris Office suite work with this feature.
by MobileTechReview (Apr, 2013)
Android supports pen input most anywhere, so you can use it in place of your finger to navigate the device and other apps like Adobe Reader support the pen for highlighting and signing documents.
by MobileTechReview (Apr, 2013)


While it outlasts most tablets of its size, and most tablets under £200, this is lower performance than premium 10.1in tabs and well below the iPad's 10-plus hours.
by TrustedReviews (Jun, 2012)
Don't get me wrong: it's not that I think the iPad is the apex of value, but rather Apple's pricey tablets have so far set the high mark for how much a company can charge for a tablet.
by MobileTechReview (Apr, 2013)
The tablet battery doesn't charge when you plug the cable into a computer, either.
by TrustedReviews (Jun, 2012)

Operating System

Making its Android debut on the Note 8.0, Awesome Note is like a normal notes app on steroids – it features a bunch of options that let you organize and prioritize your notes/graphs, whatever you work with.
by PhoneArena (Mar, 2013)
As long as you're not running an ancient version of Windows (or any version of Mac OS) you can drag and drop files directly onto the memory using Windows Explorer.
by TrustedReviews (Jun, 2012)
The UI isn't anything different from what we've seen on the Galaxy S III, Note II, and the company's other recent Android devices.
by PhoneArena (Mar, 2013)

Operating system

If you're trying to decide between the iPad mini and the surprisingly more expensive Note 8.0, the decision comes down to the S Pen and Android vs. iOS.
by MobileTechReview (Apr, 2013)
S Pen applications and performance Alright, let's take a look at the software that Samsung has provided for use with the S Pen!
by PhoneArena (Mar, 2013)
It's a very convenient way to boost your multitasking.
by PhoneArena (Mar, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Size 8"
Technology TFT LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800
PPI 188 ppi


  1. 802.11n
  2. 802.11a
  3. 802.11g
  4. 802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes


Cores Quad core
Clock speed 1.6 GHz


Has a GPS Yes
Has a compass Yes
Has an accelerometer Yes
Has a gyroscope Yes
Has a light sensor Yes


Internal storage 32 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB
Supported card formats microSD
Maximum capacity 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No
Webcam 1.3 MP
Rear camera 5 MP


USB support 1 USB 2.0
Has a headphone jack Yes
Has a built-in microphone Yes

form factor

Weight 338 g
Size 136 x 211 x 8 mm
Thickness 8 mm
Battery life 8 hour
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