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77
Global
Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
77

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

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.

Pros
  • Solid, clean designBright screen with higher ppi than 10.1Great battery lifeGenuinely useful TouchWiz customizations
Cons
  • Minimally cheaper than 10.11GHz chip soon to be outclassed
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User Reviews

90
BUSHA
This tablet is awesome! Best screen out there on a tablet, Touchwood is awesome,...read more
90
pfcalderon
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is a great tablet for any type of user. Most people...read more
80
moadib
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
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74
Average Critic Score

Design and form factor

73
 

Display

64
 

Durability

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Storage capacity

60
 

Features

47
 

Ease of use

65
 

Portability (size / weight)

80
 

Battery life

55
 

How It Stacks Up

82

Engadget

82
 

Critic

88
 

User

83
 

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82

Engadget

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Critic

80
 

User

90
 
74

Engadget

74
 

Critic

74
 

User

81
 
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How It Stacks Up

82

Engadget

82
 

Critic

88
 

User

83
 

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82

Engadget

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Critic

80
 

User

90
 
74

Engadget

74
 

Critic

74
 

User

81
 
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