Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9

Samsung has been covering all kinds of formats and shapes when it comes to tablets lately, so they have products in the 7 inch, 7.7 inch, 10.1, 5.3 inch and 8.9 inch ranges.Galaxy Tab 8.9 is a smaller Galaxy Tab 10.1,keeping the 1280 x 800 pixel resolution and more.

Specs: 8.9-inch WXGA TFT display, 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra dual-core processor, Android 3.1 Honeycomb OS, Dual-cameras, 1080p video playback, 1GB of RAM, Wi-fi, Bluetooth, and DLNA-enabled.

Price: $470 (16GB), $570 (32GB)

Smaller and sexy build: This diminished version of the Galaxy Tab barely beats out the Acer Iconia A100 as the slimmest tablet on the market, shedding a noticeable 1.2 inches and measuring at 9.1 x 6.2 x .33 inches. The shorter construct provides for easier portability and serves as a more comforting fit in-hand compared to its oversized counterpart. Also, the slate gray finish and solid build manifests the opulent, sturdy look that was missing from the previous Galaxy models.

Amazing display and faster performance: Samsung’s 8.9-inch widescreen HD touchscreen produces clear-cut visuals, bright contrast levels, denser pixel resolution, and sharp onscreen text. Netflix videos look amazing, plus YouTube clips and 2D games look exceptionally well on the smaller screen. Great viewing angles can also be found here. NVIDIA’s dual-core continues to show why it’s the processor of choice for all Android platforms (smartphones and tablets), as we encountered better performance speeds with the new Galaxy Tab. Flash-heavy sites opened much quicker, menu navigation was a breeze, and multitasking stood strong—monitoring 20 apps in the background without any hiccups. Everything ran smooth.

Updated user-interface: The latest version of TouchWiz brings some of the same customizations and productivity facets found on the Tab 10.1 (which you can read up on in our review). We found the motion settings option to be the coolest feature, as it provided the flexibility to move apps and widgets onto any of the five homescreens by holding down the selected icon and panning the device left or right. Another standout option includes the Mini Apps tray located at the bottom of the screen, storing six utility apps (task manager, calendar, world clock, memo pad, calculator, and music player), all of which overlap the current running program via mini window.

Additional standout features: Don’t be blinded by the replicated spec sheet because there are still a fresh number of hallmarks found on the Tab 8.9. On the multimedia end, Samsung welcomes the Readers Hub to its Hub family, giving readers access to over 2.2 million books, 2,000 newspapers, and 2,300 magazines. Security-wise, you can remotely lock or wipe data, also track down the tablet thanks to FindMyMobile software. Other niche fancies worth noting are the AllShare app for wireless content sharing, plus the Photo Editor and Movie Studio, which allows users the opportunity to create and edit images and movie clips on the go.

Efficient battery life: Expect about eight to nine hours of power from the 6100 mAh battery. That's good enough for some occasional web browsing, media streaming, and Angry Birds action. A full charge will get you through the entire day, while moderate use can pull up to 10+ hours.


Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Reviewed by Admin on 8:55 AM Rating: 5

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