Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Review

16GB LTE (N5120)     See other variants reviews Score: 7.18/10
Samsung N5120 Galaxy Note 8.0 16gb 4g LTE (White) Samsung N5120 Galaxy Note 8.0 16gb 4g LTE (White) Samsung N5120 Galaxy Note 8.0 16gb 4g LTE (White)

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is a pretty good tablet launched back in the year 2013, equipped with a big 8" multi touch screen, an extremely powerful Quad-Core processor clocking at 1.6 gigahertz, and 2 cameras, a 5 mega-pixels back camera and a 1.3 megapixels front side camera. Let's take a better view of what this device has to offer.

Samsung decided to design the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 using a Samsung Exynos 4 Quad (Exynos 4412) chip, including a high-tech Quad-Core CPU ticking at 1.6 gigahertz with a great 2 GB of RAM memory. Helping with graphic rendering, it also uses a 266 MHz ARM Mali-400 MP4 graphics processing unit. A nice aspect of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is the 16 GB quite big internal storage and an SD memory slot, allowing the user to install hundreds of applications and games without running out of space.

This device feels much lighter than what you expect from a device this size. This tablet is slim and practical, being just 0.31" thick. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 just has 8.3 inches long and 5.35" wide, but it manages to hold a 8" display.

Samsung equipped the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 with a nice 8" screen, and a 800 x 1280 resolution, giving this tablet a good image quality. This screen uses TFT capacitive technology, and has multi-touch detection.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 features two cameras, a 5 mega-pixels back facing camera and a 1.3 mega-pixels front camera. It is capable of capturing videos up to 1280x720 (HD) at 30 frames per second. In addition, this tablet's camera also includes a couple of useful characteristics like smile detection shooting, auto-focus and geo tagging.

This tablet provides wifi connection (although it can't provide it to other devices acting as a wireless modem), LTE (4G) fast connection type and also HSPA+ internet connection, a slower 4G type or the fastest 3G internet connection, over HSDPA, HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS and EDGE technologies. This tablet works with a SIM card for GSM networks.

This device features a 4600 mAh great Li-Ion non-removable battery providing this device an incredible battery duration. An issue to evaluate is that the Note 8.0's battery isn't removable so you can't throw it away and buy a new one when it starts to get older, although having 4600 mAh you will probably buy a new tablet before it becomes a real problem.

This tablet also features some interesting features like Bluetooth (allows communication with other bluetooth devices, computers and accessories), GPS and NFC (to trigger actions, transfer data or make payments by holding your tablet close to another NFC device or tag), and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer and Compass.

This tablet is being sold for about $ 285, quite close to other same level tablets. No matter if you want this device mainly for social networks, will use it as a work device or want a tablet for playing games, this device is definitely the right one for you.

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Device Type:Tablet
Operating System (OS):Android 4.4.2, 4.2.2, 4.1.2
Variant:16GB LTE
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Product code:N5120
Dimensions:8.30 x 5.35 x 0.31 inchesMetric21.08 x 13.59 x 0.79 cmImperial
Weight:11.92 ouncesMetric337.93 gImperial
Release date:2013-02-24
Price:$ 285.00


Screen Type:TFT
Size:8 inchesMetric20.3 cmImperial
Resolution:1280 x 800 pixels
Pixel density:189 pixels per inchMetric74.41 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Samsung Exynos 4 Quad (Exynos 4412)
Processor:ARM Cortex-A9 (Quad-Core 1600 MHz)
RAM Memory:2 GB
Graphics Processor:ARM Mali-400 MP4 (Quad-Core 266 MHz)
Internal Memory:16 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 64 GB)


Battery type:Li-Ion
Capacity:4600 mAh


Back camera:5 megapixels
Front camera:1.3 megapixels
Max video resolution:1280 x 720 (30 fps) (HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus, Geo Tagging and Smile Detection Shooting


SIM Card Type:SIM
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS Bands:850, 900, 1900, 2100
LTE (4G) Bands:900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2600 (band 7)
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS and GSM

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.0
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor