Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

Released April, 2013
  • 8"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.4.2
Viewing angles are excellent and are on par with IPS displays: even off angle colors are strong as is contrast.
by MobileTechReview (Apr, 2013)
8.3 Out of 10

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

Performance

Processing power and speed

Galaxy Note 8.0
9.4
iPad 3
n.d.
Geekbench, BrowserMark and Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Galaxy Note 8.0
8.1
iPad 3
9.3
GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Galaxy Note 8.0
6.5
iPad 3
7.0
Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Galaxy Note 8.0
9.2
iPad 3
9.2
Reviews from phonearena.com, techradar.com, trustedreviews.com, mobiletechreview.com and 3 more

8.3

TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Galaxy Note 8.0
8.3
iPad 3
8.5

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Galaxy Note 8.0
1,971

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Galaxy Note 8.0
2,951
iPad 3
958

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

Galaxy Note 8.0
1,021.7 ms
iPad 3
1,817 ms

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Galaxy Note 8.0
1,610

AnTuTu 3D 3D graphics performance

Galaxy Note 8.0
3,649
iPad 3
n.d.

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Galaxy Note 8.0
4.9 fps
iPad 3
6.8 fps

Reviews Word on the street for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0


8.0
Enriching browsing, Adobe Flash support is in, and the 7in form is a good size for reading web pages.

9.0
Viewing angles are pretty decent, and so is outdoor visibility, as the display is able to get quite bright.

8.0
For the uninitiated, Project Butter is a feature of Android Jelly Bean that makes the whole experience run a lot quicker and smoother.

Overall

8.3 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Screen

With a good web connection pages render fairly quickly, and the responsive capacitive touchscreen makes whizzing around them a joy.
by TrustedReviews (Jun, 2012)
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)

Apps

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)

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)

Battery

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

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

display

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

network

Wi-Fi
  1. 802.11n
  2. 802.11a
  3. 802.11g
  4. 802.11b
  5. 802.11
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes

processor

Cores Quad core
Clock speed 1.6 GHz

form factor

Weight 338 g
Size 135.9 x 210.8 x 8 mm
Thickness 8 mm
Battery life 7.3 hour

storage

Internal storage 16 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB
Supported card formats
  1. SDXC
  2. SDHC
  3. SD
Maximum capacity 64 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No
Webcam 5 MP
Rear camera 1.3 MP

sensors

Has a GPS Yes
Has a light sensor No
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