Informr score
The HP Slate 8 Pro currently has an Informr score of 8.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 2 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

What's good

  • Fast and smooth performance
  • Sharp and vivid display
  • Excellent battery life

What's bad

  • Poor quality front camera
  • Issues with touch sensitivity

The HP Slate 8 Pro treads directly on iPad Mini territory with its 8-inch 4:3 aspect ratio display. When compared with the original iPad Mini, the Slate 8 Pro's IPS screen holds up rather well. It has a resolution of 1600x1200 pixels, which results in a pixel density of around 250ppi. Reviewers found the display offered sharp details and vivid and brilliant colors, which led to an excellent multimedia experience. When typing on the display, however, critics ran into trouble. Android Police noticed that rapid typing caused "phantom taps" in the middle of the screen and led to SwiftKey ignoring about half of the keystrokes.

Running the show is a 1.8GHz quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM. Synthetic benchmark tests placed performance above the Google Nexus 7 and on par with the Microsoft Surface 2. During hands-on testing, experts were generally happy with the tablet's performance as there was no lag during everyday use or when playing demanding 3D games. The quad-core processor and HD display demand a lot of power, which is why HP invested in a large 5,680mAh battery. After several different battery tests, critics found that the device lasted around 9 hours of moderate usage. It comes equipped with 16GB of internal storage and a microSD slot.

The tablet sports two cameras: a rear 8MP and a front 2.1MP. The rear camera was described as "decent" in good lighting, though it was found to struggle under low light conditions especially since there is no flash. Reviewers also complained about the poor quality of the front camera, stating that it produced pixelated movies and snapshots despite its HD resolution.

Despite a couple issues, experts were still impressed with the HP Slate 8 Pro. Notebook Check states, "The HP Slate 8 Pro is not only an extremely fast tablet…it also proves to offer a smooth experience during actual usage."

Operating system
1.8 GHz
Screen Size
8+ MP

What the Critics Are Saying...


The HP Slate 8 Pro is not only an extremely fast tablet, capable of handling both multimedia tasks and demanding 3D games with ease due to its powerful Nvidia Tegra 4 quad-core SoC, it also proves to offer a smooth experience during actual usage, with no lags or unnecessary loading times - even righ...

- Manuel Masiero, Notebookcheck
Android Police

I want to love this tablet for several reasons, but for each positive quality it possesses, there's an equally as destructive flaw. The size is nigh perfect, and the 4:3 aspect ration, while initially different, is pretty fantastic. The display is probably the best I've seen on an HP tablet (which,...

- Cameron Summerson, Android Police

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Screen Size

The HP Slate 8 Pro's screen size is 8 inches with x pixels resolution.

1.8 GHz

There is a Nvidia Tegra 4 A15 Quad core 1.8 GHz processor (CPU).


The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

8+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 8+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.
16 GB

Internal memory is 16 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), 5680 mAh battery. HP's performance ratings are 10 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

Slate 8 Pro Specs

Release date November 21, 2013
Regions available USA, United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
No (Option available)
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor Nvidia Tegra 4 A15 Quad core 1.8 GHz
Internal Storage 16 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Data Cable, Manual, USB Power Adapter
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 5680 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Up to: 11 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 10 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time No
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 22.1 x 14.2 x 1.0 cm (8.7 x 5.6 x 0.4 in)
Weight 451 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density 250 pixels
Size 8 inches
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
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 No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
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 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
Main Camera
8+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes (LED)
Additional Main Camera Info
Auto focus, HDR
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
Front Camera
2+ megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
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 DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable, Pre-installed
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps -
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