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There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
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There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 review

Even if you rarely use the S Pen, the Galaxy Note 8.0 is a solid tablet in its own right.

Pros
  • Sturdy build quality
  • Strong performance
  • Vibrant display
  • Pen can now be used to tap the capacitive soft keys
  • Not many tablets this size with pen support
Cons
  • Disappointing battery life
  • No HSPA+ option in the US
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Model
16GB WiFi

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android (Jelly Bean [4.1])

Input

Keyboard
no
Predictive text
yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
yes (802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
no

Location

Location support
yes (GPS, WiFi location)

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA) (AVI, h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
yes (5 megapixels) (Contact pictures) (yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync) (Windows, Mac OS)

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card (16 GB) (Flash) (microSD)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono
Built-in microphone
yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)
Bluetooth
4.0 (HSP [headset], HFP [hands-free], A2DP [stereo audio], AVRCP [media control])

Hardware

CPU
1.6 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
2 GB
Model
32GB WiFi

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android

Input

Keyboard
no
Predictive text
yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
yes (802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
no

Location

Location support
yes (GPS, WiFi location)

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA) (AVI, h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
yes (5 megapixels) (Contact pictures) (yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync) (Windows, Mac OS)

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card (32 GB) (Flash) (microSD)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono
Built-in microphone
yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)
Bluetooth
4.0

Hardware

CPU
1.6 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
2 GB
Model
16GB

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android

Input

Keyboard
no
Predictive text
yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
yes (802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
yes (GSM-based)

Location

Location support
yes (GPS, WiFi location)

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA) (AVI, h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
yes (5 megapixels) (Contact pictures) (yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync) (Windows, Mac OS)

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card (16 GB) (Flash) (microSD)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono
Built-in microphone
yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)
Bluetooth
4.0

Hardware

CPU
1.6 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
2 GB
Model
32GB

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android

Input

Keyboard
no
Predictive text
yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
yes (802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
yes (GSM-based)

Location

Location support
yes (GPS, WiFi location)

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA) (AVI, h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
yes (5 megapixels) (Contact pictures) (yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync) (Windows, Mac OS)

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card (32 GB) (Flash) (microSD)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono
Built-in microphone
yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)
Bluetooth
4.0

Hardware

CPU
1.6 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
2 GB
Model
AT&T

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android (Jelly Bean [4.1])

Input

Keyboard
no
Predictive text
yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
yes (802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
yes (LTE-based)

Location

Location support
yes (GPS, WiFi location)

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA) (AVI, h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
yes (5 megapixels) (Contact pictures) (yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync) (Windows, Mac OS)

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card (Flash) (microSD)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono
Built-in microphone
yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)
Bluetooth
4.0 (HSP [headset], HFP [hands-free], A2DP [stereo audio], AVRCP [media control])

Hardware

CPU
1.6 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
2 GB