Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 3G – Review

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Galaxy Tab 8.9


Before the Galaxy Tab 8.9 3G slid into the market, Samsung is presenting a series first 3G Galaxy Tab 10.1. But South Korean vendors are fairly careful reading tastes of consumers, who think that there are 10-inch tablet size is too large, while the 7-inch tablet size is too small. Then there was the Galaxy Tab 8.9 that has 8.9-inch landscape display.

Judging from its design, the Galaxy Tab 8.9 3G is like the Galaxy Tab 10.1, in addition to a similar shape, the thickness of the two tablets are the same, namely 8.6 mm. For comparison, the dimensions of the Galaxy Tab 8.9 is 230.9 x 157.8 x 8.8 mm with a weight of 453 grams. While the Galaxy Tab dimensions 256.7 x 175.3 10.1 x 8.6 mm and weighs 595 grams. The screen is empowered TFT 16 million colors, 800 x 1200 pixels, the display looks so sharp. And this does not change even under sunlight. Display user interface (UI) Android 3.0 Honeycomb at a glance not unlike other tablets had the same OS.

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Galaxy Tab 8.9


Although the specifications of the screen similar to the Galaxy Tab 10.1, but due to the smaller screen size, the pixel density in Tab 8.9 to be slightly higher. When the Galaxy Tab 10.1 no external memory pot, then at Tab 8.9 Samsung equip slot Micro SD up to 32GB capacity


Touch Wizz UX brought this tablet, is hidden. One of them contains the taskbar icon menu that is hidden at the bottom of the screen, called the Samsung mini apps tray. To bring it up by rubbing the bottom of the screen to the top. In addition, there are also widgets on the homescreen that can be changed the size of its position is shifted with just a touch of a finger. Din bottom right corner there is a clock icon, battery, WiFi that when touched the WiFi settings box appears.

3 Mpix camera in the rear body accompanied with flash. Also there are 2 Mpix camera on the front of the screen, which can also record video in addition to video calls. It takes 2-3 seconds to capture photo images, complete autofocus process. The results of the images look sharp, and can be edited or uploaded to the internet. There is also a feature that lets you download eBooks are digital books. Read a book with this tablet reads not unlike usual, replace the page with rubbing the touch screen.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is offered in three versions, namely on the terms of the internal memory capacity. For the inaugural version released is a 3G-enabled Tab 8.9 internal memory capacity of 16Gb, then 32Gb version is scheduled to enter, and the last is a version of the 64Gb of memory.

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Galaxy Tab 8.9


Other interesting features include Social Hub for various social networks, Polaris Office, and pulse to news updates online world.


Supported ARM Cortex-A9 processor 1 Ghz Tegra 2 Dual core performance could spur Android OS Honeycomb. Various features can be run smoothly and quickly. Moreover, added the sharpness of the screen and the design of this tablet is thin and lightweight. Battery type Lithium Polymer 6000 mAh capacity capable Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 last about 7 hours.

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Galaxy Tab 8.9

SPECIFICATIONS Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 3G:

General Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
Announced 2011, 1Q
Processor 1 GHz dual-core processor
SAR Rating
Color Available Black
Size Dimensions (mm) 230.9 x 157.8 x 8.6
Weight (g) 470
Display Type TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 800 x 1280 pixels, 8.9 inches
Lines 0
Menu Touchscreen : TouchWiz 4.0 UI
Design Type Tablet
Antenna Fixed Internal
Keys Navigation Touchscreen : Multi-touch, Swype, Touch-sensitive
Other Accelerometer, Three-axis gyro sensor
Memory Phonebook
Internal (MB) 16/32/64 GB storage
Expansion microSD, up to 32GB
Battery Type Standard battery, Li-Po 6000 mAh
Stand-by (hrs)
Ringtones Polyphonic
Audio Format MP3/WAV/eAAC+/OGG player
MP3 Player Yes
FM Radio No
A2DP Yes
Video Format MP4/DivX/Xvid/H.264/H.263 player
Recorder Yes, 720p
TV Null
Entertainment Games Yes
Messaging SMS Yes
Total SMS
Email Yes, Push Mail
Connectivity HSDPA Yes, HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1with A2DP
3G Yes
Infrared (IrDA) No
USB Port Yes
WIFI/WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Data Cable Yes
Data Modem
Software Java (J2ME) Yes ,MIDP 2.1
WAP Not Supported
Platform OS Android OS – v3.0 Honeycomb
Browser HTML
Predictive Text Entry
Speech Codes
PIM Application
Others Application SNS integration
Digital compass
mage/video editor
Quickoffice HD editor/viewer
Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration
Adobe Flash 10.2 support
Personal Themes No Info.
Caller ID Yes
Profile ID Yes
Camera Lens Type CMOS, 3.0 Megapixel
Digital zoom
Max. Resolution 2048 x 1536 pixels
Flash Yes
Night Mode No
Multi Shot
Frame Types
Extra Features Autofocus, LED Flash
Photo Format JPG
Front Camera Yes, 2 MP


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