Galaxy Note 8.0 http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/galaxy-note-80/features en-GB Best small tablets: Google Nexus 7 (2013) vs iPad Mini vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 http://www.stuff.tv/apple/google-nexus-7-2-vs-ipad-mini-vs-samsung-galaxy-note-80/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> They’re tablets, they’re compact and they’re all vying for your hard-earned cash – so toe-to-toe, how do they shape up? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Google Nexus 7 2 vs iPad Mini vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0" alt="Google Nexus 7 2 vs iPad Mini vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nexus-7-vs-ipad-mini-vs-note-8.jpg?1377506692" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Google has just revealed the second generation of the Nexus 7 tablet (read our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google-nexus-7-2013/review">full review</a>), and it has the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-ipad-mini/review">iPad Mini</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/samsung-galaxy-note-80/review">Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0</a> firmly in its crosshairs. So how do the three 7(ish)-inchers square up when it comes to specs, design and software?</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Build quality </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The iPad Mini is a gloriously well-made product, its aluminium and glass body exuding solidity when you hold it in your mitt. It’s thin and lightweight (a mere 308g), and the bezel surrounding the screen is tiny; we reckon it's the best-looking iPad yet.</p> <p>The plastic-dominated Google Nexus 7 doesn’t give the impression of being quite so solid or “premium” a product, but it does feel better in your hand than the Mini – it's lighter (290g) and can be held one-handed for the duration of a movie with no wrist-spraining issues. It's definitely closer in build quality to the iPad Mini than the original Nexus 7. It’s lighter, thinner and narrower than the previous Nexus 7, but retains a similarly soft-touch, slightly rubbery back.</p> <p>The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 (340g) is more plasticky still, shiny white and accented by faux metal touches. While we wouldn't call it ugly, it's certainly the least attractive and well-built of the three models, with a bit of a "my first tablet" feel to it.</p> <p><strong>Winner: iPad Mini</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Build quality – Nexus 7 2" alt="Build quality – Nexus 7 2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nexus-7-2-vs-ipad-mini-build.jpg?1377506692" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The original <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-nexus-7/review">Nexus 7</a>, with a 7in screen and 1280 x 800 resolution, already had the beating of the iPad Mini with its 1024 x 768 7.9in display – at least when it comes to pixel density and sharpness – and Google has upped its game with the second-gen Nexus 7. The new model has a 7in 1920 x 1200 display, giving it a pixel density of 323ppi to the iPad Mini’s 162ppi. The performance has been boosted too: it’s now able to display 30 percent more colours. In our review we note that it "can show films in true 1080p HD, and they look superb - far better than any other tablet of this size".</p> <p>The iPad Mini, however, does have a far larger screen, with around 30 percent extra space. And its colour reproduction and contrast are excellent. The extra screen real estate does, in our opinion, make for a better tablet app experience – while the Nexus 7's size (barely bigger than a phablet) makes it better for media consumption (videos, ebooks etc.). However, as we say in our review, "you'll feel a little let down by its 1024x768 pixel count".</p> <p>The Galaxy Note 8.0 has a bigger screen than even the iPad Mini, and its 8in display marks it out as something that can be used for work rather than just play. There is, of course, a excellent S-Pen stylus for sketching, note-scribbling and more. Our review notes its "good contrast and vibrant colours" (the iPad's colour reproduction comes across as somewhat more natural, however), but in comparison to the Nexus 7 the 1280 x 800 resolution gives icons and text "a little fuzziness on close inspection".</p> <p><strong>Winner: Nexus 7</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Screen – iPad Mini" alt="Screen – iPad Mini" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nexus-7-2-vs-ipad-mini-screen.jpg?1377506692" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Processing power </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The new Nexus 7 has a 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 at its heart, accompanied by 2GB of RAM. The iPad Mini has an Apple-made dual-core A5 chip with 512MB of RAM, while the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 rocks a 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos chip and 2GB of RAM.</p> <p>The Nexus 7, as we note in our review, "feels incredibly fast and responsive no matter how much you multi-task or game". It’ll be interesting to see how the next iPad Mini (possibly being unveiled in September) holds up against the new Nexus 7. The current model has fewer pixels to push and thus feels nippy for most tasks, only stuttering occasionally – when viewing 3D maps for example.</p> <p>The Note 8.0 is possibly the nippiest performer of the three, and excels at multi-tasking. As our review says, it's "speedy and smooth – whether you’re careering around Asphalt 7 or watching an HD movie on one half of the screen while planning your escape via Google Maps on the other".</p> <p><strong>Winner: Galaxy Note 8.0<br /></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="940" height="705" title="Processing power – Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0" alt="Processing power – Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-note-8.0-review-1_0.jpg?1377506692" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Operating system </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There was a time when Android couldn’t touch iOS in the usability stakes, but that’s no longer the case. With Jelly Bean, Google’s OS has finally reached a place where it can be talked about in the same breath as Apple’s: a smooth, crisp and lag-free interface. The new Nexus 7 comes with Android 4.3 (in fact it’s the first device to do so), which sports slightly more polish as well as a handful of new features, parental controls (you can prevent profiles accessing certain apps and making in-app purchases). Being a Nexus device, the OS is devoid of any third-party embellishments – it’s pure Google, and a slicker experience for it. The issue here is apps; as we note in our review: "Google really needs to be pushing developers to add greater support for larger, more pixel-tastic screens if it hopes to defeat Apple in the tablet battle."</p> <p>iOS 6 is on board the iPad Mini, and it’s moved beyond its early issues (chiefly Maps, which you thankfully no longer have to use) to become just as intuitive and polished as previous versions. It’s more of a walled garden, more tightly controlled than Android, but for some that’s preferable. iOS has the better range of available apps too, especially when it comes to those designed specifically for tablets. As we say in our review, the iPad Mini feels more versatile because of the "greater interaction and creativity" afforded by its apps. And <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ios-7-bold-new-direction-or-flat-fashion-victim/feature">iOS 7</a>, the biggest change in terms of visual design from a version of the OS yet, is just around the corner.</p> <p>The Galaxy Note 8.0 only comes with Android 4.1.2, over which Samsung has slathered its own touches. So really it's lagging behind the Nexus 7, which offers the very latest Android version. However, some of Samsung's apps are impressive, such as Multi-Screen: this multi-tasking feature now supports Chrome, Gmail, YouTube, Maps and MX Player as well as Samsung’s own apps.</p> <p><strong>Winner: iPad Mini</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="OS – Google Nexus 7 2 Android" alt="OS – Google Nexus 7 2 Android" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nexus-7-2-vs-ipad-mini-os.jpg?1377506692" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Camera </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While the original Nexus 7 was pretty pathetic in the snapper stakes, the new model has a 5MP camera on the rear and a 1.2MP camera on the front for Google Hangouts. The iPad Mini has the exact same setup, while the Note 8.0 pairs its rear 5MP camera with a 1.3MP front camera. None has a flash.</p> <p>After testing we have to say the iPad Mini nicks it. While all three share a megapixel count, the Note 8.0 and Nexus 7's images come out fairly dull and muted in anything but bright light, while Apple's camera fares slightly – ever so slighty – better; in decent light, it's on a par with the iPhone 4's snapper. It's a close-run thing though.</p> <p><strong>Winner: iPad Mini<br /></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Connectivity </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The iPad Mini is available with just Wi-Fi, or in a “Wi-Fi + Cellular” version that offers on-the-go Internet access at HSPA, HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA speeds (that’s faster than standard 3G, but not as fast as LTE’s “true” 4G). The Galaxy Note 8.0 is only available with Wi-Fi in the UK. The new Nexus 7 is available in Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi/LTE modes, making it the better choice for mobile Internet.</p> <p><strong>Winner: Nexus 7</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-note-8.0-review-apps-screen_0.jpg?1377506692" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pricing </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Nexus 7 2 is available in three editions: 16GB Wi-Fi for £200, 32GB Wi-Fi for £230 and 32GB Wi-Fi and LTE for £300. That’s significantly easier on the wallet that the iPad Mini, which starts at £270 for the 16GB Wi-Fi only version. The 32GB Wi-Fi only version is £350, a full £120 more than the equivalent Nexus 7. 32GB with Wi-Fi + Cellular is £450. Opt for the fully-loaded 64GB Wi-Fi + Cellular version and you’ll be shelling out £530. Ouch. The Note 8.0, meanwhile, comes in a single 16GB version but is priced at an eye-watering £340. Google walks this one.</p> <p><strong>Winner: Nexus 7</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pricing – Apple iPad Mini" alt="Pricing – Apple iPad Mini" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nexus-7-2-vs-ipad-mini-ipad-front-back.jpg?1377257611" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Battery life </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>From our testing of the Nexus 7, we found its 3950mAh battery delivers around 11 hours of normal-level use out of it per charge. The iPad Mini offers a similar amount of use through its 4490mAh battery, as does the Galaxy Note 8.0 through its own 4600mAh power plant. So this round has to be called a draw.</p> <p><strong>Winner: Draw</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verdict: Google&#039;s Nexus 7 (2013) is the best small tablet money can buy </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The new Nexus 7 edges it as our overall winner. It’s far cheaper than the iPad Mini and Galaxy Note 8.0, especially as you move up the range; it features more processing power; it offers real 4G support; its screen is significantly sharper.</p> <p>The iPad Mini has screen size and build quality in its favour, as well as iOS and access to a better range of tablet-tailored apps. It holds plenty of appeal for those who want to do more than just read ebooks, watch videos and browse the web – but that doesn’t seem enough to justify the price disparity.</p> <p>The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 doesn't really stand out except for battery life and multi-tasking, but there is of course the S-Pen stylus which will appeal to the more productivity-minded. Even so, the Nexus 7 makes a far more tempting purchase for the average person.</p> <p>So, we're calling this a victory for the new Google Nexus 7. It's going to be interesting to see if the Retina display-equipped&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ipad-mini-retina-display-has-new-google-nexus-7-its-sights/news">iPad Mini 2&nbsp;</a>can tip the balance back the other way when it's (hopefully) announced in <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apples-next-iphone-coming-september-10th/news">September</a>.</p> <p><strong>Want more?</strong> Read the full reviews:</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google-nexus-7-2013/review">Google Nexus 7</a>&nbsp;/&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-ipad-mini/review">Apple iPad Mini</a>&nbsp;/&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/samsung-galaxy-note-80/review">Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0</a></p> <p>... and check out our tablets&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tablets/top-ten">Top 10</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Initial verdict – Nexus 7 2" alt="Initial verdict – Nexus 7 2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nexus-7-2-vs-ipad-mini-entertainment.jpg?1377506692" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nexus 7 vs iPad Mini vs Note 8 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Which is the best small tablet money can buy? </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Apple Galaxy Note 8.0 Google iPad Mini Nexus 7 Samsung Thu, 15 Aug 2013 19:19:23 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1425096 at http://www.stuff.tv New video! Is Samsung's Note 8.0 the best of the Galaxy tab bunch? http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-80/new-video-samsungs-note-80-best-galaxy-tab-bunch/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Designed to bridge the gap between the Galaxy Note 2 and Note 10.1, is the S Pen-toting Galaxy Note 8.0 Samsung&#039;s best tablet yet? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Screen-shot-2013-05-01-at-15.51.20.png?1371054668" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_5766.jpg?1371054668" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Note 8.0 is the latest addition to Samsung's Galaxy tablet line up  – a device designed to bridge the gap between the Galaxy Note 2 and Note 10.1. That means you can expect the S Pen treatment in an 8in form factor alongside super-sized phone call functionality – although you might look a little silly with it pressed against your face, you have been warned. Watch the video review.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/samsung-galaxy-note-80">Read the review</a></p> <p><strong>You might also like</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/portable-media/news-nugget/new-video-is-samsungs-note-80-the-best-of-the-galaxy-tab-bunch </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-80/new-video-samsungs-note-80-best-galaxy-tab-bunch/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-80/new-video-samsungs-note-80-best-galaxy-tab-bunch/news#comments Galaxy Note 8.0 Samsung Wed, 01 May 2013 15:06:12 +0000 Lucy Hedges 424791 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 video review http://www.stuff.tv/video/reviews/samsung-galaxy-note-80-video-review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Designed to bridge the gap between the Galaxy Note 2 and Note 10.1, is the S Pen-toting Galaxy Note 8.0 Samsung&#039;s best tablet yet? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="369" height="292" title="Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Samsung%20Galaxy%20Note%208.0.png?1371553697" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-2343646549001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="2343646549001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/video/reviews/samsung-galaxy-note-80-video-review#comments Android Galaxy Note 8.0 Samsung Tablets Wed, 01 May 2013 14:50:50 +0000 Lucy Hedges 1423680 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 http://www.stuff.tv/android/samsung-galaxy-note-80/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A phone for the BFGs of the planet or a smooth, multi-tasking 8in Jelly Bean tab for normal folk? Stuff takes on the Galaxy Note 8.0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="samsung galaxy note 8.0 review press image " alt="samsung galaxy note 8.0 review press image " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-galaxy-note-8.0-review-1_0.jpg?1372187291" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-galaxy-note-8.0-review-1.jpg?1372187291" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-galaxy-note-8.0-review-2.jpg?1372187291" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-galaxy-note-8.0-review-3.jpg?1372187291" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sophie-charara" title="View user profile.">Sophie Charara</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Samsung's phone call-making 8in tablet – the Galaxy Note 8.0 – might look silly next to most Team Stuff faces, but press it to the ear of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, BFG or Jolly Green Giant and everything starts to make sense.</p> <p>We’re being facetious, of course, and in fact 7in and 8in tabs are fast becoming popular with far more than a ragtag band of fictional giants, with even normal-sized people realising that this can be a cheaper way of getting your fill of apps, movies and messaging on the fly than the latest £500 flagship phone.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £340.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> design and build  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Note 8.0 looks and feels exactly how you’d expect if you’ve owned or played with a <a href="/review/samsung-galaxy-s3">Galaxy S3</a>, Galaxy Note 2 or <a href="/review/samsung-galaxy-note-101">Galaxy Note 10.1</a>. That is, a shiny, white plastic body that’s light and comfortable, with curved lines and faux-metallic details. It feels more solid than the <a href="/review/samsung-galaxy-note-101">Note 10.1</a> but still creaks and flexes more than aluminium slates from Apple and Sony. Those My First Tablet touches mean you’re unlikely to be drawing envious glances in the coffee shop, but at least you won’t be too precious to chuck this Sammy tab straight into your bag.&nbsp;</p> <p>On the front of the device it’s the same set-up as the <a href="/review/samsung-galaxy-s3">Galaxy S3</a> – a Home button with capacitive Back and Settings buttons either side. The power and volume buttons are on the right-hand edge, just a headphone jack up top, and on the left you’ve got a microSD card slot. We tested the Wi-Fi only model of the Note 8.0 but you’ll also find a SIM card slot on the 3G model.&nbsp;</p> <p>At first glance the Note 8.0’s big white bezels make it feel bigger than the almost identically sized (but slimmer and lighter)<a href="/review/apple-ipad-mini"> iPad Mini</a>. But you can still grab it one-handed without too much trouble – we also found ourselves holding it by the bottom right corner or resting the tab in one hand while using the S Pen with the other.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4000" height="3000" title="samsung galaxy note 8.0 review design " alt="samsung galaxy note 8.0 review design " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-note-8.0-review-design.jpg?1372187291" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="samsung galaxy note 8.0 review microsd slot " alt="samsung galaxy note 8.0 review microsd slot " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-note-8.0-review-microsd.jpg?1372187291" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="samsung galaxy note 8.0 review S Pen slot build " alt="samsung galaxy note 8.0 review S Pen slot build " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-note-8.0-review-s-pen-slot.jpg?1372187291" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> screen  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>An 8in screen such as the Note 8.0’s propels it from a device purely for media consumption (such as the <a href="/review/google-nexus-7">Nexus 7</a>) to something made to get work done, yet also makes it a more useful size than the <a href="/review/samsung-galaxy-note-101">10in Galaxy Note</a> for replacing your trusty pen and paper double act. Borrowing Smart Stay from the<a href="/review/samsung-galaxy-s3"> Galaxy S3</a> also means that the Note 8.0’s display won’t time out when you’re looking at it. &nbsp;</p> <p>It’s a lovely 1280x800 screen with good contrast, vibrant colours (which can be muted with the ‘movie’ screen mode) and a 16:9 ratio that works just as well for watching movies as it does for using two apps side by side via Multi-Window. With Full HD screens coming up through the ranks this year, though, text does show up the Note 8.0’s resolution with a little fuzziness on close inspection. The<a href="/review/apple-ipad-mini"> iPad Mini</a> suffers similarly, of course, but where Apple’s dinky tablet screen is a clear winner is in its colours, which are more neutral and natural than the slightly orangey reds and questionable skin tones of the Note 8.0. &nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4000" height="3000" title="samsung galaxy note 8.0 review screen " alt="samsung galaxy note 8.0 review screen " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-note-8.0-review-homescreen.jpg?1372187291" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> OS and features  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Running on Android Jelly Bean 4.1, Samsung has loaded up the Note 8.0 with many of its recent mobile tech treats. With the usual inviting set of widgets, homescreens and pre-installed apps, plus a keyboard that’s fast and easy to type with, the standouts are Multi-Window and Page Buddy. &nbsp;</p> <p>The first is fantastic and much smoother in operation than on the Note 10.1 – long-pressing the back button brings up 20 or so compatible apps which can be used side-by-side or one up, one down onscreen. This multi-tasking feature now supports Chrome, Gmail, YouTube, Maps and MX Player as well as Samsung’s own apps, making it much more useful than it was perviously. &nbsp;</p> <p>Page Buddy is also really neat – just forgive the name and the annoying “enjoy listening to your device” messages. It works by bringing up customisable homescreens when you plug in earphones, unsheath the S Pen or dock the Note 8.0. So stick your <a href="/review/soundmagic-e10">SoundMagic E10s</a> in and you can add apps like Spotify or Netflix to the screen alongside the built in music and video players.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3267" height="2450" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-note-8.0-review-shortcuts-screenshot_0.jpg?1372187291" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="samsung galaxy note 8.0 review apps screen " alt="samsung galaxy note 8.0 review apps screen " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-note-8.0-review-apps-screen.jpg?1372187291" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> performance and camera </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Put it this way, the Note 8.0 is speedy and smooth – whether you’re careering around Asphalt 7 or watching an HD movie on one half of the screen while planning your escape via Google Maps on the other. &nbsp;With a 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos chip at the wheel plus 2GB of RAM, that’s not exactly a surprise, but Samsung should be given credit for tightening up the Note tablet experience and a Geekbench score of 2132 is certainly not to be sniffed at, even if the Note 8.0 was also acting like a water bottle while it thrashed through the test.</p> <p>Wi-Fi connectivity is good and Bluetooth pairing is swift. Its two speakers sound average but are located on the bottom edge of the tab, which means that in landscape you’re likely to cover one up. The 5MP rear camera too is usable but not great: colours look washed out and detail is disappointing even when snapping in broad daylight – especially compared to the photo skills of the <a href="/review/apple-ipad-mini">iPad Mini</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4000" height="3000" title="samsung galaxy note 8.0 camera " alt="samsung galaxy note 8.0 camera " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-note-8.0-review-camera_0.jpg?1372187291" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Indoor shot with the Galaxy Note 8.0&#039;s rear 5MP camera " alt="samsung galaxy note 8.0 review camera indoors " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-note-8.0-review-camera-pens.jpg?1372187291" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Outdoors shot with the Galaxy Note 8.0&#039;s rear 5MP camera " alt="samsung galaxy note 8.0 review camera daylight " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-note-8.0-review-camera-daylight.jpg?1372187291" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> S Pen  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As with the Note 10.1, you’ll use the S Pen more than you’d first think. There’s a tidy little slot in the bottom right-hand corner for it, and it’s a thin, lightweight stylus rather than a chunky toy, making it a pleasure to use for Sketchbook Mobile Express, Photoshop and note-taking.&nbsp;</p> <p>When using the handwriting recognition in the S Note app, the Note 8.0’s screen cleverly ignores the palm of your hand to avoid messy scrawls. Choose from writing freehand, converting your scrawls to text or simply inputting text via the keyboard, but be warned: you’ll have to go slowly and correct mistakes as you go along if you plump for the writing-to-text option.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3803" height="2852" title="samsung galaxy note 8.0 S Note app " alt="samsung galaxy note 8.0 S Note app " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-note-8.0-review-S-Note-tea_0.jpg?1372187291" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="samsung galaxy note 8.0 s pen point " alt="samsung galaxy note 8.0 s pen point " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-note-8.0-review-s-note-pen-point.jpg?1372187291" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> as a phone  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We’ve been testing the Wi-Fi only Note 8.0 model so can’t comment on call quality or battery life with 3G. There are currently no contract prices for the Note 8.0 from the networks, either, but we’ll be sure to give the 3G model the Stuff review treatment as soon as we can lay our hands on one.</p> <p>We do know that the SIM-friendly model has extra multi-tasking features so you can browse the web or take notes while chatting. Just make sure you grab a Bluetooth headset with your tab.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Battery life </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Battery life is very good indeed and the Note 8.0 will last eight to nine hours of regular gaming, TV show-bingeing, WhatsApping and emailing. Plus, if you need to stretch out the Note 8.0’s massive 4600mAh battery even further you can choose between CPU and screen power saving modes and turn off haptic feedback.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4000" height="3000" title="samsung galaxy note 8.0 review battery life " alt="samsung galaxy note 8.0 review battery life " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-note-8.0-review-homescreen-2_0.jpg?1372187291" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 vs iPad Mini </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Considering the Galaxy Note 8.0 is £70 more expensive than the 16GB <a href="/review/apple-ipad-mini">iPad Mini</a>, it’s a tough sell. The Apple tab wins hands down for build quality and apps (they’re generally better quality, optimised and better-looking on the App Store). But the Note 8.0 feels less like a gorgeous device to own and brag about and more a tablet to use – if stylus input is a big draw and multi-tasking a must, this is a better bet than the iPad. Only the below-par 5MP cam and bizarrely high price tag let it down – just remember that for £250 you can get a grippy-backed, first-to-be-updated <a href="/review/google-nexus-7">3G Nexus 7</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" title="samsung galaxy note 8.0 vs apple ipad mini" alt="samsung galaxy note 8.0 vs apple ipad mini" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ipad-mini-review-bike-photo.jpeg?1372187291" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> verdict  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This is a much more exciting prospect than the <a href="/review/samsung-galaxy-note-101">Note 10.1</a> in terms of form factor, performance and price. Forget the gimmick of making calls – no-one’s actually going to do that more than once or twice – and focus on what this really is: an easy-to-use, everyday tablet with value-added stylus and a very good screen. If only this multi-tasking and note-taking powerhouse was also a little bit cheaper.</p> <p>Review by <a href="https://plus.google.com/100316166955509219073#100316166955509219073/posts"><strong>Sophie Charara </strong></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4000" height="3000" title="samsung galaxy note 8.0 review multi-window " alt="samsung galaxy note 8.0 review multi-window " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-note-8.0-multi-window_0.jpg?1372187291" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> power </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> apps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Leaner and meaner than the Galaxy Note 10.1, this Samsung tab is asking for a little too much money for its multi-tasking smarts</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/samsung-galaxy-note-80 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/samsung-galaxy-note-80/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/android/samsung-galaxy-note-80/review#comments Android Galaxy Note 8.0 Samsung Tablets Fri, 12 Apr 2013 11:07:33 +0000 Sophie Charara 424670 at http://www.stuff.tv New video! Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.0 wants to take down Apple's iPad Mini http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-80/new-video-samsung-galaxy-tab-80-wants-take-down-apples-ipad-mini/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung&#039;s Galaxy Note 8.0 nestles nicely in between its Note 2 and 10.1in siblings – but can it take on the iPad Mini? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Screen-shot-2013-02-26-at-17.09.45.png?1364407179" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_5618.jpg?1364407179" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Samsung’s gone and added another S-pen-toting device to its Galaxy Note family at MWC and the Note 8.0 has the iPad Mini squarely in its sights. But is it good enough to take down the competition? Check out our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/video/reviews/samsung-galaxy-note-80-first-look-video-review">first look video review </a>and find out.</p> <p><strong>You might also like</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/stuff-office-cat/stuff/stuff-office-cats-diary-%E2%80%93-260213"></a></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/portable-media/stuff/new-video-samsung-galaxy-tab-80-wants-to-take-down-apples-ipad-mini </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-80/new-video-samsung-galaxy-tab-80-wants-take-down-apples-ipad-mini/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-80/new-video-samsung-galaxy-tab-80-wants-take-down-apples-ipad-mini/news#comments Galaxy Note 8.0 Samsung Tue, 26 Feb 2013 17:16:59 +0000 Lucy Hedges 424327 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 first look video review http://www.stuff.tv/video/reviews/samsung-galaxy-note-80-first-look-video-review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung’s gone and added another S-pen-toting device to its Galaxy Note family at MWC and it’s got the iPad Mini squarely in its sights... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="412" height="297" title="Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Samsung%20Galaxy%20Note%208.0_0.png?1371554671" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-2191035822001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="2191035822001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/video/reviews/samsung-galaxy-note-80-first-look-video-review#comments Android Galaxy Note 8.0 Samsung Tablets Tue, 26 Feb 2013 16:36:46 +0000 Lucy Hedges 1423690 at http://www.stuff.tv MWC 2013 – Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 review round-up http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-80/mwc-2013-%E2%80%93-samsung-galaxy-note-80-review-round/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Here&#039;s what a bunch of hands (including ours) made of Samsung&#039;s gargantuan phone. Or 8in tablet, if you prefer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-galaxy-note-80-landscape.jpg?1364407192" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-galaxy-note-80-screen.jpg?1364407192" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-galaxy-note-80-home.jpg?1364407192" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-galaxy-note-80-s-pen.jpg?1364407192" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-galaxy-note-80-screen-2.jpg?1364407192" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_5640.jpg?1364407192" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The newly unveiled <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/computers-and-consoles/news-nugget/samsung-galaxy-note-80-officially-unveiled-yes-it-makes-phon" target="_self">Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0</a> is Samsung's answer to the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/apple-ipad-mini" target="_self">iPad Mini</a>. With an 8in screen, S Pen and 3G – which lets you make calls – it's technically the biggest phone in the world. Here's what Stuff – and the rest of the tech world – made of it in the flesh at <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/mwc">Mobile World Congress</a> in Barcelona.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/mwc/hands-on/samsung-galaxy-note-80-review-round-up </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-80/mwc-2013-%E2%80%93-samsung-galaxy-note-80-review-round/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-80/mwc-2013-%E2%80%93-samsung-galaxy-note-80-review-round/news#comments Galaxy Note 8.0 Samsung Mon, 25 Feb 2013 11:51:50 +0000 Esat Dedezade 424296 at http://www.stuff.tv MWC 2013 – Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 officially unveiled – yes, it makes phone calls too http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-80/mwc-2013-%E2%80%93-samsung-galaxy-note-80-officially-unveiled-%E2%80%93-yes-it-makes-phone-calls-too/ <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Is it a tablet that makes phone calls? Or the largest, most ridiculous handset ever made? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1022" height="767" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-galaxy-note-8-side-spen.jpg?1364407192" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_5642.jpg?1364407192" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The long-rumoured and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/portable-media/rumour-mill/samsung-galaxy-note-80-to-steal-ipad-mini%E2%80%99s-thunder" target="_self">occasionally leaked</a> Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 has officially been revealed by Samsung as Mobile World Congress gets ready to kick off this week.</p> <p>The Galaxy Note 8.0 packs an 8in 1280x800 TFT which serves up a rather low 189ppi. Still, it still bests the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/apple-ipad-mini" target="_self">iPad Mini</a>'s pixel count, which Sammy appears to have singled out as the Note 8.0's main competitor.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/news-nugget/samsung-galaxy-note-80-officially-unveiled-yes-it-makes-phon </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-80/mwc-2013-%E2%80%93-samsung-galaxy-note-80-officially-unveiled-%E2%80%93-yes-it-makes-phone-calls-too/" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-80/mwc-2013-%E2%80%93-samsung-galaxy-note-80-officially-unveiled-%E2%80%93-yes-it-makes-phone-calls-too/#comments Galaxy Note 8.0 Samsung Sun, 24 Feb 2013 13:13:19 +0000 Esat Dedezade 424294 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 will bring the fight to the iPad Mini http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-80/samsung-galaxy-note-80-will-bring-fight-ipad-mini/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Looks like the iPad Mini is about to get an S-Pen-wielding competitor next month </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="941" height="684" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/galaxy-note-8-mock_0.jpg?1364407263" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_189.jpg?1364407263" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Samsung is set to release an 8in Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet to rival Apple's <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/apple-ipad-mini" target="_self">iPad Mini</a> at Mobile World Congress next month.</p> <p>According to <a href="http://www.sammobile.com/2013/01/17/special-sammobile-confirms-specifications-of-the-gt-n5100-galaxy-note/" target="_self">SamMobile</a>'s anonymous source, the Galaxy Note 8.0 will come packing have a 1280x800 8in LCD display, 2GB of RAM, a 5MP and a 1.3MP camera, a 4600mAh battery and will be running Android Jelly Bean 4.2.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/phone/rumour-mill/samsung-galaxy-note-80-will-bring-the-fight-to-the-ipad-mini </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-80/samsung-galaxy-note-80-will-bring-fight-ipad-mini/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-80/samsung-galaxy-note-80-will-bring-fight-ipad-mini/news#comments Galaxy Note 8.0 Samsung Fri, 18 Jan 2013 16:33:08 +0000 Esat Dedezade 423988 at http://www.stuff.tv