77

conclusion:We're mixed

77

Like all Android tablets, this one suffers from having fewer available apps than iPads. It also lacks any ability to add storage space through microSD cards, something that sets some Android tablets apart from Apple's product. And the odd size, just an inch smaller than the iPad, seems to negate the convenience factor associated with 7-inch Android tablets.

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Critic reviews

7.4
5 reviews
  • Features
    7.0
  • Display
    8.0
  • Battery life
    7.3
  • Ease of use
    6.5
  • Storage capacity
    6.0
  • Design and form factor
    7.3
  • Portability (size / weight)
    8.0
  • Durability

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User reviews

7.7
10 reviews
7.0
Engadget Nov 10, 2011

Samsung's Galaxy Tab 8.9 is a little smaller, a little lighter and a little cheaper than the 10.1, but it's also a little bit better.

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8.0
CNET Sep 29, 2011

What's not immediately obvious until you hold it in your hands is that this smaller size changes, and in many ways eases, the experience of using a Honeycomb tablet. If you've found other tablets unwieldy, yet worry that 7-inch tablets are too constrained, the Tab 8.9 may be the tablet you've been...

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7.0
PC Mag Oct 3, 2011

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is better than its larger sibling, delivering the same Android tablet performance in a more compact package with a lower price. But it still suffers from the app deficit that plagues Android tablets.

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7.0
TechCrunch Nov 29, 2011

The Galaxy Tab 8.9 is a nearly perfect size and weight and, thanks to a few user experience updates, it is an excellent vehicle for Android Honeycomb 3.2. In many cases the dreaded Android lag is gone and 8.9 screen size is, like the Baby Bear’s porridge, just right.

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8.0
Pocket-Lint Mar 7, 2012

Unlike some Honeycomb tablets (or tablettes even), it doesn’t make a virtue out of being confusing...The Tab 8.9 is a great device that showcases the benefits of a smaller, more efficient screen but it needs to a touch more magic to deserve its price-tag.

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6.0
kittymcgoose kittymcgoose

I was very disappointed with the tablet, it was more powerful than my iPad1 buy somehow stuttered all the time, lagged, it just felt sluggish, and annoyed me more and more, great screen though. www.gadgetnetwork.org www.applecases.net

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9.0
BUSHA BUSHA

This tablet is awesome! Best screen out there on a tablet, Touchwood is awesome, if you like movies, media hub is really cool with full hd movies, great to read kindle on, has the kindle bookstore! Here are some things about the keyboard, you can switch between keyboards you download plus swype,...

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8.0
technologytell technologytell

Samsung strives to give it’s users choice over the size of their devices, and The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is proof of that idea. What we have here is a Honeycomb tablet with an 8.9-inch screen rather than the 10-inch screens on most other Android tablets. The result is a slightly different...

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8.0
GDaniels777 GDaniels777

Beautiful device. I use the Galaxy Tab 8.9 for designing graphics, and i'm continually amazed by this device's capabilities. Some pros include ICS, battery-life, a gorgeous display, and connectivity with AT&T's 4G LTE (available here in NY). The only thing I would want added to this device is...

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9.0
tbyers31 tbyers31

I never understood why the 8.9 version didn't take off. I love the size of this tablet. It's easy to handle and yet big enough to enjoy for movies. The 800 lines of resolution on the smaller screen is still beautiful. Everything about this size seems perfect to me. It's also handy on trips...

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9.0
pfcalderon pfcalderon

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is a great tablet for any type of user. Most people are well acquainted with the Android operating system so there should be no surprises there. With a dual core processor & 1gig of ram it runs smooth. The tablet comes with either 16gb or 32gb internal storage but...

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7.0
kemiisto kemiisto

I've bought this tablet right after I sold Acer ICONIA Tab A500. The case is made of plastic and feels great to my opinion. It's durable enough and yet quite lightweight. Size and weight are just perfect! And there is no any "holes" on the edges! :-) I mean ports like USB, HDMI, ... I don't use...

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