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Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Review

Updated on April 30, 2015

Grown Up Note 2

The Note 8.0 is a mutated version of the Note 2. It has the same Exynos 4412 quad processor, 2GBs of Ram and the Mali-400MP4 graphics. The display resolution has bumped up to 800 x 1200, but due to the larger screen, the pixel density has been reduced to 189 PPI. The screen material was also changed from AMOLED to LCD. NFC was also removed and the camera is reduced from 8MP to 5MP.


Design

The design of the Note 8.0 was adopted from the S3. I personally like the feel of the plastic, although some may disagree. After sometime, the bruises on the Note 8.0 was noticeable. I'm glad that Samsung has finally changed the bezel material from plastic to aluminium. Though a lot of people think they stole it from Apple. Let's get back to the topic at hand. The Note 8.0 is really hard to hold with one hand. The device is still light and is very thin. The camera glass on the back will get a lot of scratched in time due to it sticking out.


Performance

The device runs smoothly in any type of application. Though after the Kitkat update. The device seem to consume more battery when running games and would frequently heat up more. The device has 4600mAh battery. The device lasted only a day for me after a full charge.

S-Pen

At first, I didn't think much of the Samsung branded wacom pen, but after sometime, I got used to the pen. I find my self frequently using the pen more than my fingers. Sometimes I find myself trying to yank the pen from my other devices. The pen does consume energy. I don't use the pen to write because I'm terrible at it.

Overall

The device is a good performer. I personally love the Note 8.0. Since the price has also been reduced, It's also an affordable device. If you don't like the S Pen, I recommend that you buy the Nexus 7. This will be the end of my article. Thank you for reading and have a nice day.

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