Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 — Another Confusion: Tab or Phone?
What I like from Samsung inventions of smartphones and tabs is that it match lifestyle and the activities of every user. Unlike Apple products, Samsung make sure that your gadget can be used for any kind of connectivity, either via mobile data, wi-fi or local network. In other words, their gadget are closer to becoming wholesome. The only thing I don’t like that about them is that there were times, especially when the Galaxy Note edition was released, that you’ll be confused of the type of the gadget you’re holding. Is it a phone or a tab?
The newly released edition of Samsung Galaxy, the Note 8.0 or N5100, has a size of 135.9mmx210.88mm (8 inches) or almost a size of a diary. Interface and excellent multi-tasking ability are more similar to Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (and 10.1) because it is also powered by Android Jellybean v4.1.2. Phone capabilities are available for this gadget since it uses a micro sim; however, I don’t feel comfortable holding it up to my face because…well, it feels weird. What makes it different from its ancestors is it has a longer S-Pen that is designed to do more activity than its first version, like it can now be used for clicking back and option sensors, switch pages when reading ebooks, and write directly to your S-Planner.
Despite of the confusion, the gadget is jam packed with Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9; 5 MP rear camera (with 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus) and 1.3 front-facing; speed of HSDPA, 21 Mbps and HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; and 16/32 GB storage and 2 GB RAM. For some countries, it recognizes LTE signal which is the fastest mobile data so far. Other than that, it has TFT capacitive touchscreen, no corning gorilla glass (so you’d need a screen protector) unfortunately and Non-removable Li-Ion 4600 mAh battery.
It’s good buy. Perfect for those who preferred something in between of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and 10.1. Fast connectivity is guaranteed. Just a little advice: use a headphones when taking calls.