Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0Notebook: Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 (Galaxy Note Series)
Processor: Samsung Exynos 4412 Quad
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-400 MP4
Display: 8 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.345kg
Price: 400 euro
Average Score: 78.17% - good
Average of 18 scores (from 30 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 66%, features: 62%, display: 83% mobility: 89%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 89%

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

85% Review Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Tablet | Notebookcheck
Bridging the gap. The Galaxy Note 8.0 with its powerful hardware and S Pen is designed to seamlessly integrate into Samsung's Galaxy portfolio and fill the gap between 5.5-inch and 10.1-inch devices. Can Samsung continue their success with this new member and potentially outsell the iPad Mini? We will have to see.
90% Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Tablet
Source: BC Hardware English
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Tablet is a solid product that feels well-built when you pick it up and handle it. Dropping it is probably not the best idea, but if you did so accidentally I’m sure it could survive a few bumps and bruises. Like most devices, the Galaxy Note 8 doesn't come with protectors or a case and this is left up to the consumer.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/19/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90%
80% Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review
Source: It Pro English
Samsung is the most prolific manufacturer on the planet. The Note 8 is the true goldilocks device of Samsung’s ever-growing Note range of tablets and smartphones. It offers excellent performance and it’s also rather eye-catching. We’re just not sure whether it’s worth more than the iPad Mini, however.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/24/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy Note 510 Review
Source: Think Digit English
The Note 510 is a great performer with lacklustre build quality. The iPad mini is better built and has a larger apps ecosystem. The Galaxy Note 510 on the other hand has voice-calling, a better display, the S Pen functionality, expandable storage, multi-window capabilities and the Android OS with access to the Google Play store and Samsung app store. Both choices are good, and it comes down to price, and ecosystem preference for the user.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Proof the pen is mightier?
Source: Reg Hardware English
The Fire HD 8.9 also lacks many of the Note 8’s key and subsidiary features but at £230 is cheaper still and has a larger, 1920 x 1200, screen. The 16GB Nexus 7 is less than half the price. If the Note 8 included 3G in the £340 asking price - surely not an impossibility if Asus can offer the 3G FonePad for £180 - or was £50 cheaper, it would be an easy recommendation over all the competition, Android and iOS alike, but as it stands the price is perhaps a wee bit high.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/18/2013
60% Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
There's one main problem with the Galaxy Note 8.0, and that's its high price tag. The tablet likely will appeal to fans of Samsung devices, but when Asus and Google are bringing out similarly specified tablets at a fraction of the price, we think the tablet will struggle to compete, even given its calling capability.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/31/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0
Source: ITNews Australia English
While you get two more cores with the Note 8.0 and the S Pen, and generally slightly better specifications, the choice as always boils down to the camp in which you are when it comes to software: Apple or Google. That said, if Android’s your tablet shtick, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is worth a look. The tablet is quick and works well and the S Pen’s a fun party trick that few other vendors can provide.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/29/2013
70% Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 review
Source: PC Advisor English
Overall it's an interesting concept, for those that want a tablet and smartphone in one device, aka a phablet, and think the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and rivals aren't big enough then this will be a likely front runner. However, you will look rather silly making a phone call if you don't use a hands-free method.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/13/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Review
Source: Hot Hardware English
The Note 8.0 is an interesting tablet, that much is certain. It's one of the more powerful solutions on the market, and one of the only "tweener" options for those who aren't satisfied with other 7- and 10-inch form factor alternatives that abound. It's also equipped with a stylus (S Pen), which allows it to be far more functional that your average tablet.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/13/2013
60% Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 review
Source: T3 English
If you love the idea of a traditional writing and drawing experience and prefer the more portable appeal over the Note 10.1 (or think the Note 2 is too small) then this is for you. If you're not really sold on the idea of brainstorming ideas with an S-Pen, but want a smaller sized tablet, the Nexus 7 or iPad Mini are cheaper options to go for instead.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review
Source: Pocket Lint English
There's a lot going for this design though. The size, we felt, was the perfect blend of portable and practical. There's enough space to use the S-Pen, but it will still fit in a winter coat pocket, just about. It is a well-built device and in the time we've spent with it, we've found ourselves thinking, "I could really enjoy owning one of these" far more than we thought "eugh".
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/24/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is pricey but has its charms
Source: TechHive.com English
Are the S Pen, a faster processor, and an extra inch of screen real estate worth that much to you? If so, you won't be disappointed. But as fond as I am of the stylus—and honestly, the entire package—I’m hesitant to call the Note 8.0 a clear victory for Samsung.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 (Wi-Fi)
Source: PC Mag English
The Galaxy Note 8.0 has a bunch of features you don't see on Apple's tablets, the Google Nexus 7, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0)$187.99 at BUYDIG.com or the Amazon Kindle Fire HD, most notably the S Pen and infrared TV remote. While you can duplicate those functions with other tablets, they require costly, clunky accessories. In a world where you can get a top-notch Android tablet for $200 and an iPad mini for $329, though, it's just too hard for me to recommend that you spend $400 instead. Artists, especially, will adore the Galaxy Note 8.0. But our Editors' Choice for small tablets, the best mainstream choice, remains the much less expensive, still very-capable Google Nexus 7.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Review
Source: Slashgear English
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is going to be your perfect Samsung GALAXY S 4 companion – it’s got the same design aesthetic, it has a lot of the same features, and they both come in white! Of course when you find yourself marveling over the fact that the GALAXY S 4 is able to compete with this tablet for processing power, you’ll be a bit baffled about your Note purchase. The S-Pen will save the day, on the other hand, as there’s really nothing on the market that compares with what Samsung has done with this little value-added utensile.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/11/2013
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
The Galaxy Note 8.0 is made for people who loved the experience with the Galaxy Note 2 with the S Pen and who like to take advantage of a larger display without breaking the bank. The Samsung Multi Window feature is perfect for this type of form factor. Knowing that one of the primary use of tablets is movie consumption while travelling, we would have expected a little longer battery longevity for the Galaxy Note 8.0. Nonetheless, the latest Samsung tablet packs serious performance in a thin and light body that can still be held with one hand. The entertainment experience is great, and the imaging quality is sufficient for a tablet usage.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/09/2013
Apple iPad Mini vs Google Nexus 7 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 comparison review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Nexus 7 remains the best option for those on a budget - £159 is a steal. Apple's iPad mini is also a great device with a lot to like if you want to spend the extra money. While the Galaxy Note 8.0 is the most expensive (we await the cellular model price), you have to remember it's a phone and tablet in one device.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 04/08/2013
80% Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Review
Source: Stuff TV English
This is a much more exciting prospect than the Note 10.1 in terms of form factor, performance and price. Forget the gimmick of making calls – no-one’s actually going to do that more than once or twice – and focus on what this really is: an easy-to-use, everyday tablet with value-added stylus and a very good screen. If only it was also a little bit cheaper.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

91% Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 (16 GB, WLAN + UMTS)
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 12/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 91%
94% Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 (16 GB, WLAN)
Source: SFT - Heft 10/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 94%
80% Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 im praxistest
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Der Tablet-Bruder des Samsung Galaxy S4
Source: Focus Online German DE→EN
Positive: unproblematic SMS service; good headset equipment Negative: no fullHD-panel
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/03/2013
Tablet für Touchscreen-Phobiker
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: successful tablet; stylus as interesting additional feature
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/16/2013
90% Das Tablet mit dem Wow-Faktor
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Positive: extraordinary variety of functions; convincing pad-pencil; fast touchscreen
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Source: PC World Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Prise en main Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/19/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
67% Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 – tablet pełen kontrastów
Source: Tablety Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 67%
Обзор планшета Samsung Galaxy Note 8: дорогое удовольствие
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: Very comfortable and useful S-pen. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/04/2013
Первый взгляд на планшет со стилусом Samsung Galaxy Note 8: бюджетный суперкар?
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: Strong technical component; recognizable design.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/25/2013
Обзор Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0: Главный Соперник Apple Ipad Mini
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; compact size; good performance; good screen. Negative: Fairly expensive.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/20/2013
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 táblagép teszt
Source: Geeks.hu HU→EN
Positive: Fast and powerful; convenient applications; good design; S Pen. Negative: Just average display and camera.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/19/2013
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 teszt: cerkás tablet a javából
Source: Mobilport HU→EN
Positive: Optimal size; display; quad-core processor; 2GB of RAM; easy expandability; mobile phone function; extra software. Negative: No FM radio function; video recorder can not record Full HD; no LED illuminator.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/29/2013

Comment

Model:

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is made from plastics. This has come to be accepted as standard from Samsung. But it is not because they just do not care, but because it is the best choice for what they set out to do. It keeps the weight down, which is important as devices get bigger and it is still sturdy. Design-wise, the device looks like most other Samsung devices out there at the moment, which is not a bad thing. Despite the proportions, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 still manages to be comfortable for one handed use. Buttons are only on the right side, with nothing but a microUSB port on the left. The S-Pen, which used to be one of the selling points of this device, seems unnecessary now. Android just does not seem to require stylus input, though there are undoubtedly users out there who cherish the S-Pen for specific purposes that are more niche.

The 1280 x 800 resolution and 189 ppi make for a beautiful display. As usual for Samsung, they have included plenty of bells and whistles, in the form of Samsung apps and features. It is enough to perplex the uninitiated in some cases or to simply take up space while the user only uses a handful of everyday apps. The Exynos 4 Quad that runs at 1,6 GHz paired with 2 GB RAM ensures smooth performance with no problems, and the battery life is decent. Overall, this is a great device, and is up there with the best 8 inch devices.

ARM Mali-400 MP4: OpenGL ES 2.0 GPU for ARM based SoCs with 4 fragment processors and 1 vertex processor.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Exynos 4412 Quad: Quad Core Cortex-A9 SoC with a ARM Mali-400 MP4 graphics card.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


8": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.345 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Samsung: The Samsung Group is composed of numerous international businesses, all united under the Samsung brand in South Korea. The meaning of the Korean word Samsung is "tristar" or "three stars". The Samsung brand is one of the most important brands of South Korea. Samsung is an international notebook manufacturer of medium size according market shares and reviews.

Samsung reviews


78.17%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-04-14 (Update: 2013-04-14)