The "1-Minute" Review
- 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.
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.