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Nextbook Premium8Hi review

What's good

  • Large IPS touchscreen display
  • Runs acceptably fast with standard processor

What's bad

  • Poor battery life
  • Low screen resolution.
  • Awful camera performance

Depending on your level of expertise when it comes to gadgets, the NextBook Premium8Hi tablet may end up either impressing or disappointing you. For one thing, its screen is neither too big nor too small. And while its price isn't that expensive, it's not the cheapest tablet available out there either.

Most reviews describe the Premium8Hi as a middle-of-the-road device with one or two possible deal breakers. One is the terrible pair of built-in cameras. If you intend to use this tablet for video chat or any other similar activities, you can just forget it. As one review mentions, it just isn’t suited for these things.

And then there’s the one thing that holds it back according to most experts and even normal users: the absolutely horrendous battery life. According to reviews, it takes approximately 5 hours to charge but only lasts around 3 hours “if you’re lucky.”

Still, those who originally planned to use it as an e-book reader found great joy in how much more it is able to do. The large, color IPS screen probably helps a lot here, as does the use of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. If the above-mentioned flaws aren’t enough to dissuade you, critics suggest you’ll be in for a mostly mediocre device with an average price.

Operating system
1.5 GHz
Screen Size
2+ MP

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Screen Size

The Nextbook Premium8Hi's screen size is 8 inches with 768 x 1024 pixels resolution.

1.5 GHz

There is a ARM Cortex-A9 1.5 GHz processor (CPU).


The tablet runs on the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system (OS).

2+ MP
You can take photos with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.
8 GB

Internal memory is 8 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4400 mAh battery. E Fun's performance ratings are 5 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

Nextbook Premium8Hi Specs

Release date June 19, 2013
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
No (Option available)
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

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Processor ARM Cortex-A9 1.5 GHz
Internal Storage 8 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
SAR Unknown
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Carrying case, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4400 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 4 hours
Video Playback Time Up to: 5 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 5 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time No
Standby Time Up to: 5 days
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 20.1 x 14.9 x 0.9 cm (7.9 x 5.9 x 0.4 in)
Weight 464 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 768 x 1024 pixels
Pixel density 320 pixels
Size 8 inches
Sensors Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Unknown
Multiple Numbers Per Contact No
Contact Groups No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support No
Main Camera
2+ megapixels
Dual lens
Additional Main Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, ASF, DivX, XviD, FLV, RealVideo, AVI
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
VGA (640 x 480)
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, MP3, OGG, WMA Pro, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, ASF, AVI, DivX, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, RealVideo, WMV, XviD
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types RTF, JPG, GIF, TXT, EPUB, BMP
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Nextbook NX008Hi8G

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