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
6.8 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)
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Released April, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

  • 8"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.2
Front view of Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0
7.6 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

Performance

Processing power and speed

Geekbench, BrowserMark and Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from phonearena.com, techradar.com, reviews.cnet.com, trustedreviews.com and 2 more

TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Winner
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 

TabletRocket recommends the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0  based on its performance.

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Value

Which tablet has better performance for the money?

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 

TabletRocket recommends the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  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

Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Galaxy Note 8.0 @ browser.primatelabs.com
With a dual-core 1GHz processor and relatively low-density 1,024 x 600 resolution screen, it's hardly cutting edge but performance is solid and build is good.
Galaxy Note 8.0 | by TrustedReviews (Jun, 2012)

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

Galaxy Note 8.0
1,021.7 ms
Many things are fluid and fast — the camera's quick, as are the browser and multitasking menu — but there are just enough performance hiccups to be frustrating.
Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 | by The Verge (May, 2012)

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Oh, and did we say that the default browser is super-fast too?
Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 | by PhoneArena (Feb, 2014)

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Since we have a Texas Instruments processor inside, the GPU is listed as PowerVR SGX540, the same one we have in the Galaxy Nexus, and a step away from the ARM Mali GPU units Samsung uses in its Exynos processor line.
Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 | by PhoneArena (Mar, 2012)

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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Significantly bigger screen 10.1" vs 8" More than 25% bigger screen
Higher resolution rear camera 8 MP vs 5 MP 60% higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
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 274 Around 7.2x better geekbench score
Faster graphics 18.3 fps vs 6.3 fps Around 3x better GLBenchmark 2.5 score
Faster javascript execution 1,021.7 ms vs 2,198 ms 2.2x better sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark 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
Significantly faster processor 1.6 GHz vs 1 GHz More than 60% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Significantly faster Bluetooth 24 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v4.0) vs 3 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v3.0) 8x faster Bluetooth
Slightly longer battery life 8 hour vs 7 hour Around 15% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Marginally newer Apr, 2013 vs Apr, 2012 Release date 11 months later
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
Better performance per dollar 2.46 pt/$ vs 0.67 pt/$ Around 3.8x better performance per dollar
Sharper screen 188 ppi vs 149 ppi More than 25% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  vs Note 8.0 

8.0
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

8.0
8.0
As far as portable music players go, 10-inch tablets are unlikely to be at the top of anyone's list, unless you're a giant, but even so the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 still caters for those in need of instant music respite.
Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

Overall

7.4 Out of 10
8.1 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

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

network

Wi-Fi
802.11ac
802.11n
802.11a
802.11g
802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes Yes

processor

Cores Dual core Quad core
Clock speed 1 GHz 1.6 GHz

sensors

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

storage

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

ports

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
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