Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet price, features, and specs review

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The Tablet market is a very tough one as compared to smartphone or personal computers and even if you do well in smartphones or personal computers that doesn’t guarantee you will do well in tablets.

Tablet makers do everything to distinguish their product. While Samsung has its own approach to attract its customer through input, screen size and price but in the case of Samsung Galaxy Note, it is the S-Pen.

The S-pen is tiny at 5.5mm and is not easy to use as pen and paper and it takes time to get used to it. It may feel like writing with a kid’s broken pencil. The S-pen can only be used to work on the apps that are designed to work with it. S note, aNote and paper Artist are the apps designed to work with it.

With a brown pen, a screen background with a brown feather and a brown packaging that has wood grain on it, the design feels outdated.

Like the iPad Mini, the Galaxy Note has an 8-inch display which is larger than both the Nexus 7 and Tegra Note, giving it 37% more viewing area.

The screen resolution of Galaxy Note is 1280×800 which is quite less than Nexus 7 that operates at 1920×1280 and the iPad Mini that has a 2048×1536 Retina.

The Galaxy Note 8 has a good camera that is certainly better than the Nexus 7. It has a Miracast screen sharing feature that lets you show the tablet screen on a TV that has Miracast.

Note 8 has the Exynos 4412 chip which uses an ARM cortex A9 which is used in mid-range phones and has a short battery life. It is priced between $349-$399.

In overall, the Note 8 is not a bad product but when comparing with other tablets in its price range, you won’t find it remotely competitive.