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Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 review

An amazing hand-sized tablet that almost beats its big brother

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No tablets work as well as even an entry-level digital camera for snapping photos or taking videos, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 doesn't break this mould. If anything, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is just slightly better at taking photos and shooting video than the Galaxy Tab 10.1, only because it's a bit smaller, so you can get a tighter grip on the device, move it around easier and press a button to take photos.

Like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, the bright screen works against you for capturing photos – there's too much screen glare outside to see the subject of a photo and frame the shot.

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Worse yet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 actually only offers a stripped down assortment of effects (including a negative tone or sepia) without nearly as many options as the Apple iPad 2 has for photography apps such as Instagram.

The camera is a weak point for both the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1, and for many Android tablets. There just isn't a compelling reason to use the tablet for taking photos or videos unless you have no other options.

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The final results were OK, but nothing so amazing that we plan to use the camera routinely.

Tech Specs

Product TypeTablet
Flash Memory Capacity32 GB
Processor ManufacturerNVIDIA
Graphics Controller ManufacturerNVIDIA
Graphics Controller ModelULP GeForce
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
Optical Drive TypeNo
Graphics Memory AccessibilityShared
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyEDGE, GPRS
Product FamilyGalaxy Tab
Front Camera/WebcamYes
Processor ModelT-250
ColourBlack
Operating SystemAndroid 3.1 Honeycomb
Brand NameSamsung
Form FactorSlate
Processor Speed1 GHz
Processor TypeTegra 2
Screen Size22.6 cm (8.9")
Screen Resolution1280 x 800
Weight (Approximate)465 g
Cache1 MB
Processor CoreDual-core (2 Core)
TouchscreenYes
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
WWAN SupportedYes
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11n
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 3.0
Rear Camera Resolution3 Megapixel
Height8.6 mm
Width230.9 mm
Depth157.8 mm
Screen ModeWXGA
ManufacturerSamsung
Product ModelGT-P7310/M32
Product NameGalaxy Tab GT-P7310/M32 Tablet Computer
Product LineGalaxy Tab
Aspect Ratio16:10
Manufacturer Part NumberGT-P7310FKEXEU
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.samsung.com/uk/
Marketing Information

Better Design

The new GALAXY Tab 8.9 a superlative experience with the thinnest and lightest large screen tablet available! Enjoy unmatched mobility thanks to the amazingly thin and light body. At just 465 grams and 8.6mm slim, this tablet is a breeze to handle.

Better Screen

High definition 8.9" display delivers excellent screen sharpness. With 1280 x 800 WXGA display boasting a pixel density of 169ppi (pixel per inch), you can enjoy better details. Movies, photos and programmes with rich graphics will pop to life on the tablet's screen.

Package Contents
  • Galaxy Tab GT-P7310/M32 Tablet Computer
  • AC Adapter
Limited Warranty1 Year