Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0: Conclusion

May 19, 2013 by TabletPCReview Staff Reads (30,074)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Software & Support
    • 10
    • Upgrade Capabilities
    • 10
    • Usability
    • 9
    • Design
    • 9
    • Performance
    • 10
    • Features
    • 10
    • Price/Value Rating
    • 6
    • Total Score:
    • 9.14
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10


The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is a beautiful little tablet, there’s no doubt about it. It has a nice screen, great battery life, and some very unique features. Unfortunately, it’s also a relatively expensive tablet. At a $400 base price, it’s one of the most expensive small tablets: $70 more expensive than the comparable Apple iPad mini, and a full $200 more expensive than the Nexus 7

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0While it has a few advantages over those two, like the S-Pen system, expandable memory, multitasking, and a free 50 GB Dropbox account, that’s an awfully big premium to pay for those features. If you’re not interested in the S-Pen and its attendant apps, the Note’s high price is probably a non-starter.


  • Excellent battery life
  • Useful multitasking controls
  • Stylus is very accurate and handy for note taking


  • Very expensive compared to alternatives
  • Poor camera quality

Bottom Line:

A very nice tablet, with a lot of features that set it apart from the pack — and a pricetag which does too, although not in a good way.



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