Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

7.5/10 AVG.
RATING

Specs summary

Screen
8"

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0's screen is 8 inches with 800 x 1280 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.6 GHz

There is a ARM Cortex-A9 Quad core 1.6 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean (Update Available: 4.4.2 KitKat) operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 5+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
16/32 GB

Internal memory is 16/32 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
4600mAh

The tablet is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 4600 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 30 days standby time.



But where the Galaxy Note 8.0 may lack in appropriate, high-end hardware, it makes up for it in horsepower and useful software features that make it great for a portable work companion.

- Taylor Martin , Pocketnow 


The Galaxy Note defined an entirely new smartphone category and the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet redefined the tablet experience for consumers. With the Galaxy Note 8.0, we fully expect to ignite the mid-size tablet market Samsung pioneered with the first Galaxy Tab. The Galaxy Note 8.0 is small enough t...

- Pece Andonoski , Daily Mobile 

Reviews summary

7.5/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 29 reviews

What's good

  • Large, high-definition screen
  • Comes with typical phone functions
  • Long-lasting battery

What's bad

  • Too big to be used as a main phone
  • High price tag

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is not a tablet. It's a phone-tablet hybrid, and according to Kob Monney of What Hi-Fi, it’s one that "showed promise when it was released.” Since that time, however, it has already been supplanted by newer rivals, which either use more compact designs or simply offer more in terms of performance.

Some of the Note 8.0’s main features include a 1.6GHz quad-core CPU, a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, up to 32GB of internal storage, microSD card support, and a 4,600mAh battery.

The headline feature is its screen: a 8-inch LCD TFT panel that has a native resolution of 1280x800 pixels, rated by Know Your Mobile’s Dean Quinn as “impressive.” The operating system comes in the form of Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.

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Overall, the Note 8.0 really is quite the performer. And it should be right on the money for stylus enthusiasts, because as Fone Arena’s Bharadwaj mentions, it offers “the comfort of a huge screen coupled with basic mobile functions.” Unfortunately, “there's one main problem with the Galaxy Note 8.0,” says The Inquirer’s Carly Page. “And that's its high price tag.”

In the end, it looks like Samsung might not have done enough to make this product truly stand out from a crowded marketplace of phablet competitors. When you consider how easy it is to find alternatives that are cheaper yet just as useful, you might quickly run out of reasons to justify this one.


Reviews (7.5/10 Avg. rating)


Pocket Gamer

A rather pleasant surprise

from Pocket Gamer

I'll admit that Wild Wild West is on the simple side, but it can be quite entertaining to pick up and play for a few minutes here and there.

The in-app purchases are also reasonable, and only really serve to speed up your progress by offering you more coins. There's also an option to turn off ads, but as I've been playing I haven't been seeing them very often...

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I'll admit that Wild Wild West is on the simple side, but it can be quite entertaining to pick up and play for a few minutes here and there.

The in-app purchases are also reasonable, and only really serve to speed up your progress by offering you more coins. There's also an option to turn off ads, but as I've been playing I haven't been seeing them very often.

It's probably not going to blow anybody's socks off, but Wild Wild West is a decent amount of arcady fun. You could say you get a lot of… bang for your buck. 

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What Hi-Fi

Might have been a great tablet once

from What Hi-Fi

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 showed promise when it was released, but its weaknesses are easily exposed by newer rivals – even more so when you consider its price is among the highest of tablets this size.

It serves as a stark reminder of just how fast technology is moving when a...More

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 showed promise when it was released, but its weaknesses are easily exposed by newer rivals – even more so when you consider its price is among the highest of tablets this size.

It serves as a stark reminder of just how fast technology is moving when a tablet less than a year old looks as outdated as the Note 8.0. 

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Coolsmartphone

The Note 8.0 felt like a really really big phone instead of a small tablet

from Coolsmartphone

To be honest I still have very mixed feelings over the Note 8.0 and that is more down to software than the actual hardware. <br/>There are many many Android tablets out there now, and some of them seem to act like a tablet such as the Sony Xperia Z Tablet which has a normally landscape orie...More

To be honest I still have very mixed feelings over the Note 8.0 and that is more down to software than the actual hardware. <br/>There are many many Android tablets out there now, and some of them seem to act like a tablet such as the Sony Xperia Z Tablet which has a normally landscape orientation, more tablet specific apps and the whole experience just acts like a tablet. With the Note 8.0 if feels like Samsung have taken their phone version of the OS and just put that on here instead, easily noticeable by including the Phone and Messages apps, you can even make normal phone calls over this!

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Cnet

A 4G tablet in need of a price cut

from Cnet

AT&T overprices the Galaxy Note 8. It's still a great tablet, but with the much lower price and greater cell-provider flexibility of the Nexus 7, the Note 8 effectively prices itself out, unless you have absolute need of a stylus.

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AT&T overprices the Galaxy Note 8. It's still a great tablet, but with the much lower price and greater cell-provider flexibility of the Nexus 7, the Note 8 effectively prices itself out, unless you have absolute need of a stylus.

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Fone Arena

This device may prove a choice only for the stylus enthusiasts

from Fone Arena

As ridiculous as it may seem, there are people who prefer the comfort of a huge screen coupled with basic mobile functions, but with Samsung appeasing that crowd with a more compact Galaxy Mega 6.3, this device may prove a choice only for the stylus enthusiasts. Part of that Niche? This device will serve you well.

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As ridiculous as it may seem, there are people who prefer the comfort of a huge screen coupled with basic mobile functions, but with Samsung appeasing that crowd with a more compact Galaxy Mega 6.3, this device may prove a choice only for the stylus enthusiasts. Part of that Niche? This device will serve you well.

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Tech Advisor

A good 8-inch tablet with a high price tag

from Tech Advisor

The Galaxy Note 8.0 is one of Samsung's better tablets but it's hampered by its extravagant price tag. Unless you really want the S Pen stylus there are better and cheaper 8in-screen tablet alternatives on the market.

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The Galaxy Note 8.0 is one of Samsung's better tablets but it's hampered by its extravagant price tag. Unless you really want the S Pen stylus there are better and cheaper 8in-screen tablet alternatives on the market.

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Mobile88

A great tablet that doubles as a well-optimized e-reader

from Mobile88

We think the Galaxy Note 8.0 makes for a great tablet that doubles as a well-optimized e-reader, making it a better value proposition than say the Kindle Fire HD. But at that price, there are still better devices in the market for that value- and Samsung might not have done enough with both the 8...More

We think the Galaxy Note 8.0 makes for a great tablet that doubles as a well-optimized e-reader, making it a better value proposition than say the Kindle Fire HD. But at that price, there are still better devices in the market for that value- and Samsung might not have done enough with both the 8.0’s design and functionality to make it really stand out from the noise of the crowded phablet scene.

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Fone Arena

Makes note taking and doodling a pleasure

from Fone Arena

The Galaxy Note 8.0 is an exciting form factor for the Note range of devices. The larger screen and the S-Pen go together like peanut butter and jelly and makes note taking and doodling a pleasure, however, with Samsung comes a few compromises. Build quality is no where near competition, and generally a very bad experience if you are a rough user. The screen is not up to the mark when it comes to pixel density and that might be a problem for users aimed at consuming content, which is a high possibility on such a device....

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The Galaxy Note 8.0 is an exciting form factor for the Note range of devices. The larger screen and the S-Pen go together like peanut butter and jelly and makes note taking and doodling a pleasure, however, with Samsung comes a few compromises. Build quality is no where near competition, and generally a very bad experience if you are a rough user. The screen is not up to the mark when it comes to pixel density and that might be a problem for users aimed at consuming content, which is a high possibility on such a device.

If you are fine with these aforementioned compromises then this might actually be the stylus-laden device you were waiting for but if you are looking for just a consumption based device, like for reading, using apps, lots of browsing and more apps, look away, this might not the device for you and there are a lot more choices.

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Know Your Mobile

S-Pen stylus, high-res display, expandable memory, note-taking functionality

from Know Your Mobile

Samsung clearly knows its onions when it comes to Android devices and that's clear to see here. Its screen is impressive and the multimedia chops it can pull off make it an appealing prospect for those who'd utilise it as a central hub within the home.

Whilst the plasticky feel and glossy...More

Samsung clearly knows its onions when it comes to Android devices and that's clear to see here. Its screen is impressive and the multimedia chops it can pull off make it an appealing prospect for those who'd utilise it as a central hub within the home.

Whilst the plasticky feel and glossy whiteness might put some off, as will the price tag a bit more than the iPad Mini, but the extended functionality offered by the S-Pen stylus goes some way to remedy this. If you're dipping your toes into the tablet pool for the first time then the cheaper Nexus 7 might be a better option. For those that want a stylus however, the Galaxy Note 8 could be just what you've been waiting for.

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DroidDog

The performance is top notch, and you can’t find anything like it in the 8 inch category

from DroidDog

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is a great high end tablet with some shortcomings. While the performance is amazing, the buttons at the bottom occasionally interfere. Plus, neither the design nor the interface is too pretty. However, the functionality is unrivaled. Multi-window, the S Pen, the IR bla...More

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is a great high end tablet with some shortcomings. While the performance is amazing, the buttons at the bottom occasionally interfere. Plus, neither the design nor the interface is too pretty. However, the functionality is unrivaled. Multi-window, the S Pen, the IR blaster, and more make this one of the most useful tablets on the market.

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date April 20, 2013
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kindom
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+
variations
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean (Update Available: 4.4.2 KitKat)

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Secondary OS No
Processor ARM Cortex-A9 Quad core 1.6 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 16/32 GB
RAM 2 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Body: 0.76 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Stylus
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 4600 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 3 hours
Video Playback Time 9 hours
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 9 hours
3G Surfing Time 9 hours
4G Surfing Time 9 hours
Reading Time No
Standby Time 30 days
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors White, Brown
Dimensions [H x W x D] 21.1 x 13.6 x 0.8 cm (8.3 x 5.4 x 0.3 in)
Weight 331 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 800 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density 189 pixels
Size 8 inches
3D No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, 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 No
Home Key Yes
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 Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, Google Talk
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support Yes
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Geotagging, ISO, Panorama, Self-timer, Smile detection, White balance, Exposure value, Cartoon, Scene mode, Metering
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, ASF, DivX, FLV, AVI
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
Self-portrait
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR-WB, WMA, WAV, OGG, AMR-NB
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, ASF, DivX, FLV, AVI
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types BMP, DOC, DOCX, GIF, JPG, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung GT-N5110, Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Wi-Fi

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