Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9  vs Asus Memo Pad 8 

Released December, 2011

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9

  • 8.9"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 3.1
Front view of Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9
The 8.9-inch size just makes the screen even clearer, because the screen is smaller and packs in more pixels.
by TechRadar (Oct, 2011)
Expected October, 2013

Asus Memo Pad 8

  • 8"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.2
Front view of Asus Memo Pad 8
It's clear and bright enough, with plenty of space for apps and entertainment.
by c|net (Sep, 2013)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9

Reasons to consider the
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Has a light sensor Yes vs No Somewhat common; Automatically adjust screen brightness for environmental factors
More storage capacity 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Significantly newer operating system Android 3.1 vs Android 4.2 Newer android OS; Get all the latest features and apps with a more recent version
Supports Adobe Flash Yes (Android 3.1) vs No Somewhat common; Many games and videos on the Internet require Adobe Flash
Bigger screen 8.9" vs 8" More than 10% bigger screen
Has an open source operating system Yes (Android 3.1) vs No (Android) Somewhat common; Allows you the freedom to use your tablet however you like
Thinner 8.6 mm vs 10 mm Around 15% thinner
Front view of Asus Memo Pad 8

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More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Significantly faster processor 1.6 GHz vs 1 GHz More than 60% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Supports face unlock Yes (Android 4.2) vs No (Android 3.1) Somewhat common; bypass PIN entry, easier to unlock with one hand
Lighter 350 g vs 447 g More than 20% lighter
Higher resolution rear camera 5 MP vs 3.15 MP Around 60% higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Sharper screen 188 ppi vs 169 ppi More than 10% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images

Features Key features of the Galaxy Tab 8.9  vs Memo Pad 8 

screen resolution

Galaxy Tab 8.9
1280 x 800
Memo Pad 8
1280 x 800


camera resolution

Galaxy Tab 8.9
1.92 MP
Memo Pad 8
1.2 MP

CPU Cores

Galaxy Tab 8.9
Dual core
Memo Pad 8
Quad core

CPU Frequency

Memo Pad 8
1.6 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy Tab 8.9  vs
Memo Pad 8 
Size 8.9" 8"
Technology PLS LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800 1280 x 800
PPI 169 ppi 188 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0 Bluetooth v3.0
Supports 3G No No


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 No No
Has a light sensor Yes No


Galaxy Tab 8.9  vs
Memo Pad 8 
Internal storage 32 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity 128 GB 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes No
Webcam 1.92 MP 1.2 MP
Rear camera 3.15 MP 5 MP


USB support USB 2.0 1 Micro USB
Hdmi support None None
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a microphone jack No No
Has a built-in microphone Yes Yes

form factor

Weight 447 g 350 g
Size 230.9 x 157.8 x 8.6 mm 127.4 x 212.4 x 10 mm
Thickness 8.6 mm 10 mm
Battery life 9 hour 9 hour
Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9
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