Having a lesson from the Samsung Galaxy Tap 10. 1 and adding a few features beyond what the Ipad by apple 2 offers, this thin, light and longer-lasting tablet is the better option around if you're more enthusiastic about portability than in playing games and watching movies over a 10-inch screen. [Samsung Galaxy Tab 8. 9]
What is the optimal size to get a modern-day tablet? Is it 10 ins? Is it seven? Or, is that something smaller, like the economy-sized smartphone this is the Galaxy Note? We can't say for certain, but we surely can say that Samsung is as much at night as we are. Like a gadgety Goldilocks marching between an endless sea of alternatives, that company seems completely unable to produce up its mind, splitting niches into sub-niches and cleaving those in twain again using a seemingly endless array of fractionally diverse tablets.
The good: The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8. 9 packs the total Android Honeycomb tablet experience, along together with Samsung's useful customizations, into a lightweight body.
The bad: The lack of ports on the tablet is a problem for some and the plastic-type back leaves the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8. 9 feeling less solid compared to the iPad 2.
The bottom line: The particular Samsung Galaxy Tab 8. 9 is everything we loved in regards to the Tab 10. 1 in a a bit smaller form, with a slightly more compact price.
The slightly smaller size can be a better fit for reading guides, browsing the web and checking e mail. Some might wonder why this product even exists. After all, there's any slew of 7-inch tablets available, like the Acer Iconia Tab A100, the BlackBerry PlayBook and also the Cisco Cius, which is arriving at the UK. At its 8. 9-inch dimensions, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8. 9 fits somewhere within those 'too small for movies' 7-inch tabs as well as the larger 'too big for everyday mobility' 10-inch designs. That makes the 8. 9-inch dimensions about right.
General: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, UMTS 850/900/1900/2100 MHz, HSDPA 21 years old Mbps, HSUPA 5. 76 Mbps
Kind factor: Tablet
Dimensions: 230. 9 times 157. 8 x 8. 6 mm, 470 gary
Display: 8. 9" 16M-color WXGA (1280 times 800 pixels) IPS TFT capacitive touchscreen display
CPU: Dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 proccessor, ULP GeForce GPU, Tegra a couple of chipset
OS: Android 3. 1 Honeycomb
Memory space: 16/32/64 GB storage
Camera: 3. 15 megapixel auto-focus photographic camera with 720p video recording; LED display, 2 megapixel front facing camera, video-calls
Connection: Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 3. 0+HS, common microUSB port, GPS receiver with A-GPS, 3. 5mm audio tracks jack, FM radio, HDMI TV-out (via an adapter), USB host (adapter necessary)
Misc: TouchWiz customization, telephony, DivX/XviD codec help, built-in accelerometer, multi-touch input, proximity sensor, gyroscope sensor
By losing an inch of display screen diagonal and reducing the weight to something you may be able to hold longer than 5 moments, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8. 9 hopes to convert more visitors to the tablet cause. Those who found the 7” Galaxy Tab too limiting as well as the 10. 1” slates too heavy to adopt anywhere other than your couch will surely appreciate the effort.