When Titans clash, we are shaken up but when one titan seems to clash over two of its soldiers then we are left stirred. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 amazes while the Samsung Galaxy Tab® Pro 8.4 hypnotizes. Whatever it takes, both leave us in awe. Are you ready to take sides in the war between the two? We are! Take a look-
Samsung Galaxy Tab® Pro 8.4 is armed with superb specs that could make you redefine tablet-ing.
Carry more power on the sleeve with the 8.4 incher darling in HD. Experience a stunning yet mighty quad core processor packed into a body that is too light to feel you are carrying it. The tab support multi-window tasking and is topped with-
Android KitKat 4.4
2.0 MP front clicker
8.0 MP main clicker
2 GB RAM
1600 x 2560 pixels display with 359 ppi
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is a powerful punch that improves the last Note experience. On its palette are specs such as-
We’ve all been hearing about how the tablet market is set to grow over the next few years, possibly even faster than the smartphone market. And of course, nearly every major tech company has managed to put out their own tablets into this ever expanding market. But here’s a shocker – BlackBerry chooses to disagree.
Even as the likes of Sony Xperia Z, Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0, Microsoft Surface Pro fight it out to pull down the iPad, according to BlackBerry, tablets may not even be required a few years down the line. In a statement made by the company’s CEO, Thorsten Heins, to Bloomberg News, he mentioned that there could be need for larger screens in the workplace but tablets don’t make business sense.
Even as BlackBerry is trying hard to sell its latest Q10 and Z10 smartphones, there are rumors that the company could bring out a new tablet in the market. Of course, it has to offer something unique to pull the crowd away from its competition like the upcoming iPad 5 or even the Microsoft Surface Pro and Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0.
The CEO remains optimistic that BlackBerry could emerge as the leader in mobile computing within 5 years through its strategy of bringing out something new instead of following its competitors. His long term goal includes replacing laptops and tablets with smartphones.… Read the rest
Samsung never once seems to get tired of its battle with Apple or any name for that matter. As soon as Apple launched the iPad Mini to splash into the small tab land, Samsung stepped in with the Galaxy Note 8.0. As they say, god things come in small packages—check out the Galaxy Note 8.0 to judge how much of this is true.
Breezy, uber-sleek and sexily cool- the1.6 GHz quad-core Exynos processor powered tab boxes out the iPad Mini on the very first look. With 1280×800 pixel display and 2GB RAM spunking up the dolled up Galaxy prodigy, Samsung has finally got us dazed into an addiction of sorts. The pressure-sensitive stylus matches head with the unique dual-window feature on the tablet makes you take a bow to this tiny miracle from the Samsung stable.
Add to this a “hover view” spec and the preview feature comes alive like you never thought on the Galaxy Note 8.0. The screen breathes life into the images it portrays and the powerful battery illumines the Galaxy Note 8.0 like you never thought. The cameras are not worth scanning but do a decent job. Just that we expected the Note 8.0 to pack in functionality akin to a laptop. Only here—it falls short!… Read the rest
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8.0 is all set to launch in the markets soon, giving tablet consumers yet another very interesting option. So we decided to compare it against the existing Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus to see if you should stick with this buy or wait until the Galaxy Note 8.0 hits the market?
The Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus is a successor to the popular Galaxy Tab 7.0 and is powered by a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor. It has a 7-inch screen with a resolution of 1024X60p pixels and comes with 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage, in addition to a microSD card slot. The Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus runs on Android 3.2 Honeycomb which can be upgraded to Android 4.0 ICS – we find it rather obsolete now in the age of Android Jelly Bean though.
The Galaxy Note 8.0 has a more powerful quad-core processor, an 8-inch screen with a resolution of 1280X800 pixels, comes with either 16 GB or 32 GB internal storage, expandable up to 64 GB with a microSD card. And better features and a newer Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean give it a much higher score on benchmark tests – 6995 on Quadcrant Standard in comparison with the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus’s 3357.… Read the rest
Today’s the day Samsung officially launches its brand new 8-inch tablet, the Galaxy Note 8.0. Touted as the iPad Mini killer, the tablet boasts of terrific specs and also comes with Samsung’s now popular S Pen. Even though it’s priced rather high at $400, we doubt if even the 2nd generation iPad Mini which is expected to be unveiled soon could hold a candle against it.
It promises true multitasking abilities, and not just in terms of its powerful processor’s performance. With smart functions like multi-window letting you run more than 1 app on the tablet’s screen, you can see why we feel it’s bound to be a runaway success.
And then there’s the gorgeous S Pen, perfect for scribbling down notes, hovering over the screen to let you preview e-mails or web pages. It makes for a handy device for designers as well.
The Galaxy Note 8.0 comes with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and is powered by a quad-core 1.6 GHz processor and 2 GB of RAM. The only benefit the iPad Mini 2 could have over the Galaxy Note 8.0’s 1280X800 pixel screen is if it comes with Apple’s famed Retina Display.… Read the rest
While everyone’s going ga ga over the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0, discussing how it is poised to be the perfect competitor to the Apple iPad Mini, Acer introduced its own counter to this popular 8-inch tablet – the Iconia A1-810. Now even though the company wanted to keep a low profile, we couldn’t help but notice this tablet.
Like the iPad Mini, the Iconia A1-810 also has a 7.9-inch display, with a resolution of 1024X768 pixels and comes with a price tag of £199, making it quite an interesting alternative to the higher priced iPad Mini. The device is powered by a quad-core 1.2 GHz processor and 1 GB of RAM, and comes with 16 GB of internal storage.
It is fitted with a 5 MP rear camera but we find its 0.3 MP front-facing camera a tad inadequate. The Iconia A1-810 runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and is slightly heavier than the iPad Mini at 460g. According to an e-commerce site, Acer will start shipping the device from June, while we’re still waiting on an official confirmation from its makers.
After having spent much time in the press, through unofficial sources’ discussions of course, finally Samsung has confirmed that it will be launching its newest tablet, the Galaxy Note 8.0, on April 11, 2013. We’ve known that this is Samsung’s counter to the popular iPad Mini, but if you’ve been dying to get your hands on it, wait till you hear the price.
You might just change your mind when you check its price tag – the 16 GB version of the tablet with just WiFi connectivity will set you back by $399! But yes, if you dig a little deeper into the tech specs of the device, you can imagine why Samsung has priced it so steep.
Its quad-core 1.6 GHz processor, 2 GB of RAM and 5 MP camera all make it quite the premium tablet. And then of course there’s the added bonus of the S Pen which lets you scribble notes into the Galaxy Note 8.0. While the device comes with a provision to expand storage using microSD cards, users will also get 50 GB of Dropbox space for two years free.… Read the rest
The tablet market is ever growing and as more users invest in tablets, there are more choices hitting the market every month. The latest tablet on the block is Samsung’s very own Galaxy Note 8.0, an 8-inch tablet with the S-Pen. But does it have what it takes to take on the likes of the Apple iPad Mini, Google Nexus 7 and the Amazon Kindle Fire?
The tablet has an all-plastic body, very typically Samsung and an 8-inch display with a resolution of 1280X800 pixels. In terms of screen resolution, it does fare better than its completion, but we wonder if the iPad Mini 2 with Retina Display will spoil this success in a short while.
And for those busybodies who need to do a million things all at once, this one’s really the ideal multitasking device you’ve been waiting for. Open up multiple apps all on the same screen – browse the web while you’re taking notes or even check your mail in the midst.
And of course there’s the gorgeous S Pen – its USP which lets you scribble notes on the device. But is it worth spending an extra $70? That’s for you to decide.… Read the rest
Google Nexus 7 went on to become one of the hottest selling tablets in the 7-inch category, until Apple came out with its popular iPad Mini. This 7.9-inch offering from Apple also went on to do pretty well in the markets and both devices are among the most popular tablets currently available.
But Samsung’s just stepped into the rink with its latest Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet which comes with the S-Pen. Although it’s priced higher than the Nexus 7 and the iPad Mini, it does come with the benefit of being used as a phone/phablet so you can make calls, send and receive SMSs, in addition to doing all that you could with a tablet. However, if you are price conscious, the Nexus 7 makes for a good buy for you.
In terms of dimension, the iPad Mini is the lightest among the 3 at 308g, while the other two weigh 340g. But if resolution matters to you, the Nexus 7 has the best to offer with its 216 ppi display.
However, if it’s powerful processing that you’re looking for, you might as well pick up the Galaxy Note 8.0 with its quad-core 1.6 GHz processor and 2 GB of RAM. For those of you who want to store a lot of data, the iPad Mini comes with 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB internal storage space. Or you could pick up the Galaxy Note 8.0’s 32 GB model and add a microSD card to it.
If you love clicking pictures with your tab, you can consider either the iPad Mini or the Galaxy Note 8.0 with their 5 MP rear cameras. On the other hand, the Nexus 7 has only a 1.2 MP front-facing camera.
Apple made quite a successful product in the iPad Mini last year and captured many hearts. But with Samsung all set to take on the iPad Mini head on with its new Galaxy Note 8.0, will Apple be able to repeat its success with the second generation iPad Mini? Or with the recent success and advent of 5-inch smartphones like the Sony Xperia Z, would the craze for the 8-inch tablets further die down?
Apple’s expected to give the iPad Mini 2’s screen a huge makeover by including its famous Retina Display feature in it, in addition to making the device more powerful and energy efficient. But can it pull away users from the similar sized Galaxy Note 8.0, which has a powerful quad-core 1.6 GHz processor and 2 GB of RAM, in addition to its S-Pen feature?
Better yet, will Sony’s waterproof and dust-resistant Xperia Z end up being the preferred choice, with its decently sized 5-inch full HD display and quad-core 1.5 GHz processor and 2 GB of RAM and 13 MP camera?… Read the rest