I found this model very easy to use, clear and easy instructions, good screen, has everything that i need in a tablet, phone. I would recommend this product to anyone who is looking for tablet but not as a mobile phone as this model is too big to carry in your pocket.
Conflicted and disappointed.
While I had my tablet, I enjoyed using it. Lightweight, handy, quite powerful. Unfortunately it died within the warranty period. Sent to Samsung who responded saying it was rooted and the warranty is void. I asked how this could happen but they couldn't tell me. They did say that it can happen in several ways. There is a rooting process, or a non Samsung authorised update could have been installed, or certain apps from the play store can root the tablet. Knowing nothing about "rooting" I looked into it and can state with absolute certainty that...the tablet has not been through the rooting process. As for an app or an update how would I know? While I thought the tablet was fantastic I am incredibly disappointed in the quality of the product (it died) and Samsung's attitude. I will certainly think twice before purchasing another Samsung product.
- Having owned a larger 10" tablet before I can say the 8" form factor is a vast improvement. It is much lighter and easier to hold and you only require one hand.
- S pen handwriting works well.
- Unit is fast and responsive with no lag.
- Screen is crisp and clear and auto screen brightness adjustment is good, especially for reading in low light.
- You cannot change the default app layout at the bottom of the screen, you are stuck with the generic Email, Snote Splanner, Internet, Settings and Apps buttons and there is no ...
Good tablet, lacking some of today's features
I had to buy my Note 8 from overseas as they did not sell the 3G version in Australia which I really wanted to make it useful for work/travelling purposes.
All round I think this is a good tablet, I much prefer android over apple to useability, I can plug it into the computer and easily drag and drop files, delete etc. It also works really well with Drop Box.
The only thing I have found, since having a Samsung Galaxy S4 phone, is simple things like screen mirroring are not available. The Camera is not as good as the S4 and neither is the Swyp...
I loved this tablet!
It did everything I wanted it to do and more!!
Battery life great!
The size is a great size to hold in your hand ..
Was a tad big for my handbag.
Loved the stylus and being able to write things instead of having to use a keyboard all the time.
Really is a fab product!!
I bought this primarily for travelling, something I can put into my backpack, download photos onto, and write travel blogs, as well as email and browsing. But as I become familiar with Android and the multitude of apps, it has come to replace my Windows 8.1 ultrabook for all but complex spreadsheet work. For about $290 after cashback, it has far exceeded my expectations. Size is perfect and the screen brilliant. No more Kindle.
Size, screen, inexpensive
Allows me to draw as if I'm using a real pen. Because its mimics the writing material I can use from soft pencil, crayons to pens. I can even choose the thickness of the pen point. The pen uses some kind of magnet and detects pressure so it can do really good strokes. With its quad core processor this tablet hardly crashes and is my perfect organiser that I use at work. I use it in meetings to take notes, I download apps and use this to keep track of my schedule and tasks at work. I don't often use it at home but I found it useful to keep track...of shopping lists or even an idea of what I want to build. Helps me draw up what I want to build so I can decide what to buy at bunnings. I let my cousins kid play with it and she can happily draw pictures or even decide to change her own hair colour. Perfect item for kids and adults. Comes with apps to even let you modify/create microsoft word and excel documents. Keep in mind it is a tablet running on android so its power and ability can not be exactly what a windows PC can do. Be very careful, because of its 8.0" size I end up having to see a doctor because my left arm hurt. I later realized it started because I spent too many hours holding it. I had a 7" ASUS tablet before I bought this. But the 7" tablet broke within a month. The 7" tablet was slower and I can hold it comfortably. When it died I decided to spend money on something stronger. I chose the galaxy tab3 but returned it for the note 8.0 when I learnt it had a stronger processor. The extra money was worth it but because of its 8" size I was not able to hold it comfortably. With a case I had to hold it in an uncomfortable position for too many hours and I end up with a sore arm. handy S-pen, strong processor, great screen resolution some things just won't work on mobile devices such as certain youtube videos, certain websites, certain things that you want to download. This can not replace my PC. 8" size doesn't fit in my arm/hand properly
Handy small tablet.
It has been an excellent purchase because of its light weight and pen.
Readers Hub app is very useful for reading ebooks. Reading mode is handy too.
I have had no issue with it so far & is good for surfing web, watching videos, reading etc all the stuff you wanna do on tablet.
My favorite is 'multi-screen' feature allows you to view 2 windows / apps at the same time.
S Pen: I just can't stop using it, great for taking notes and tapping on tiny links without need to zoom in.
Battery life isn't very impressive and it hardly lasts for 2 days...
Questions & Answers
My tablet keeps shutting off. I turn it on and it stays on for a few seconds then shuts off. Is the battery bad? I've had it for about a year. Also the screen is stuck in the side position; it doesn't change when you rotate the tablet.
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