Delivery, the hardware and the first impression
The 8-inch Android tablet comes with an environmentally friendly, 100% recyclable packaging. It comes with a white USB cable and a suitable power plug for charging and data exchange on the PC / Mac OS X. The Galaxy Note 8.0 is built like a smartphone in the Galaxy series, is more reminiscent of a giant smartphone as a tablet. It was designed more for horizontal usage. The front is made entirely of glass, the center has 8-inch large display and it includes three keys: central a hardware home button, left and right of it sits a capacitive menu button and a back button., It has two sensors and a 1.3 megapixel front camera. The entire frame is made by metal plastic on the right side, there is a microphone, An-/Aus-/Standby-Taste, the volume control and an infrared interface. On the right side there are two slots for a microSDHC and a microSIM card. On the upper side there is only a 3.5 mm headphone port and down two speakers, a microUSB port and a slot for the S-Pen. The back of shiny plastic was covered information only with the 5 megapixel camera and a few inscriptions and hardware.
The GT-N5100 Galaxy Note 8.0 has, Exynos 4412 quad-core CPU with a clock speed of 1.6 GHz, the short memory is 2GB. This is a good hardware and it shows some benefits performance wise:
It does cot crashed in lot of scenarios and playing games on the 8-inch display is a lot of fun. The browser opens pages quickly and when they are loaded, scrolling, zooming, and Co. works are smooth. The benchmarks confirm the whole thing again in 3DMark (Extreme Ice Storm) is replaced by the Galaxy Note 8.0 2,517 points, the An Tutu benchmark awards 15,643 points in HTML5test it made good 434 points.
Galaxy Note 8.0 comes with Android OS 4.1.2 Jelly Bean having Touch Wiz user interface Nature and different customized S-Pen applications. The system is reminiscent in many places something on a smartphone operating system (for example, notification bar), which is also confirmed by the telephone function and the SMS app. The tablet comes with different home screen customization, in this case, with up to seven screens. Touch Wiz Nature UX interface Samsung brings a lot, really a lot of widgets that can be distributed freely on the home screens. The menu will be displayed 6 × 4 apps. Most of major Andriod Apps run smoothly on it, and they can be updated easily.
Samsung has incorporated a safety mechanism, if you use the S-Pen straight, then you can no longer use the rest of the touch screen, which is both a blessing and a curse, If you write something, then the contact of the hand with the display is not perceived as input, that’s good. But if you hold the S-Pen stylus up to an inch on the display, you cannot use the hardware buttons, neither the volume nor the Menu, Back and Home button you can press, which is often really annoying.
.In the Galaxy Note 8.0 installed display is not an AMOLED, but to an LCD panel. The display has only to WXGA (1,280 x 800 pixels), the pixel density is not competitive 189ppi. The pictures colors are really attractive and have quite smoothing effect.
Acoustics, reception, camera & battery
There are two microphones. The second helps to suppress noise and it works well. During phone calls you will be heard loud and clear. From time to time there is slight noise. The speakers are okay, at higher volumes times they tend to distort the. The reception is good for listening songs.
As the benefit of a camera is significantly lower in a tablet than a smartphone, The primary camera has a resolution of 5 megapixels, the front camera with 1.3 megapixels. The primary camera takes quite bad photos, the pictures are blurry, dark and very noisy. Again Samsung has unfortunately installed inferior hardware. The front camera is sufficient for video calling and fast self-portraits for Instagram and Co.
The Galaxy Note 8.0 puts a 4.600mAh strong battery. You can surf with automatically set brightness, a few games much internet and other holds the battery unfortunately not all day long, who needs a power user is thus intermediate store because you cannot change the battery.