Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  vs Note 8.0 

Released April, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

  • 10.1"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.2
Front view of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
6.9 Out of 10
The 1280 x 800 display means text appears sharp and clear, and with suitable font size tools, even those with poorer eyesight should be able read easily on the tablet.
by TechRadar (Dec, 2012)
Released April, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

  • 8"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.2
Front view of Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0
7.8 Out of 10
Thanks to its light weight of 11.92 oz (338 g), it's also easy to hold with just one hand – something very important for an 8” tablet.
by PhoneArena (Mar, 2013)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of Tab 2 10.1 vs Note 8.0


Processing power and speed

Geekbench, BrowserMark and Sunspider 0.9.1


3D and 2D graphics

GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Battery life


How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

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No winner declared

Too close to call


Which tablet has better performance for the money?

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 

TabletRocket recommends the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0  for those concerned with getting the most for their dollar.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 vs Note 8.0

geekbench Processor and memory performance

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

Galaxy Note 8.0
1,021.7 ms

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

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Faster web browser 2,007 vs 1,610 Around 25% better BrowserMark score
Significantly bigger screen 10.1" vs 8" More than 25% bigger screen
Significantly higher resolution rear camera 8 MP vs 5 MP 60% higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Slightly higher resolution front camera 2 MP vs 1.3 MP Around 55% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Back view of Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

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Much better overall performance 1,971 vs 273 Around 7.2x better geekbench score
Significantly faster graphics 4.9 fps vs 0.9 fps Around 5.5x better GLBenchmark 2.7 score
More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Significantly lighter 338 g vs 588 g Around 45% lighter
More storage capacity 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
More RAM 2 GB vs 1 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Much faster Bluetooth 24 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v4.0) vs 3 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v3.0) 8x faster Bluetooth
Significantly faster processor 1.6 GHz vs 1 GHz More than 60% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Slightly longer battery life 8 hour vs 7 hour Around 15% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Better performance per dollar 3.38 pt/$ vs 0.55 pt/$ Around 6.2x better performance per dollar
Thinner 8 mm vs 9.7 mm Around 20% thinner
Smaller 136 x 211 x 8 mm vs 256.6 x 175.3 x 9.7 mm More than 45% smaller
Sharper screen 188 ppi vs 149 ppi More than 25% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Newer Apr, 2013 vs Apr, 2012 Release date 11 months later

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  vs Note 8.0 

Enriching browsing, Adobe Flash support is in, and the 7in form is a good size for reading web pages.
Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

Viewing angles are pretty decent, and so is outdoor visibility, as the display is able to get quite bright.
Galaxy Note 8.0

The 10.1-inch, 1280x800 screens provides a decent display for you to gorge on your favourite videos, images, games and social networks.
Galaxy Tab 2 10.1


7.4 Out of 10
8.3 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  vs
Note 8.0 
Size 10.1" 8"
Technology PLS LCD TFT LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800 1280 x 800
PPI 149 ppi 188 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes Yes


Cores Dual core Quad core
Clock speed 1 GHz 1.6 GHz


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


Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  vs
Note 8.0 
Internal storage 16 GB 32 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 2 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity 128 GB 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 2 MP 1.3 MP
Rear camera 8 MP 5 MP


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

form factor

Weight 588 g 338 g
Size 256.6 x 175.3 x 9.7 mm 136 x 211 x 8 mm
Thickness 9.7 mm 8 mm
Battery life 7 hour 8 hour
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
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