Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 LTE
A new Android tablet
We heard all sorts of good things about Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE. A lot of people seem to enjoy it very much and recommend it to friends and family. Since we’re talking about a Samsung gadget, we expect a lot from this model. Does it deliver? Is it unworthy of a try? We tested the tab and here comes our opinion.
8.9″ PLS TFT capacitative touchscreen
The design of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE is very eye-candy; its color is black and has the following in terms of measurements and weight: 230.9mm x 157.8mm x 8.6mm and 455g; these make the gadget a small and thin one, although not as light as others.
Moving on to the front of the product, you’ll see a large 8.9″ PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen; it features a resolution of 800 x 1280 pixels and 16M colors. The input method is a multitouch one, there’s the already popular TouchWiz UX UI, an accelerometer sensor (for UI auto-rotate), light sensor, controls that are touch sensitive and, finally, a three-axis gyro sensor.
1.5 GHz ARM Dual-core processor
The processor used by the Samsung 8.9 LTE is a 1.5 GHz ARM Dual-core; manufacturers installed it with 1GB of RAM memory. As for software, the gadget runs on Android 3.2. These features put together offered great speed and responsiveness when we tested it for this here review.
The 8.9 LTE has 16/32/64 GB for storage. But that’s not all: this value can be expanded up to 32GB, meaning you’ll be able to store a wealth of whatever you like the most. Connectivity-wise, the device comes with numerous options for your day to day entertainment pattern: there are Bluetooth 3.0, 3G, Wi-Fi and so on. When we decided to use the 3G possibility we were able to reach speeds of up to 21Mbps, which was really impressive for all review time.
The device didn’t lack a camera; the 3.15-megapixel one sported 2048 x 1536 pixels of resolution, LED flash and autofocus. These specs resulted in good-looking pictures and videos. It also gave us the option of video calling our friends.
Social network access
If you enjoy Facebook, Twitter and many more social networks that make it easy to connect with whomever you want, you will certainly love the Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE, because it is preloaded with them and also includes Picasa, Calendar, Google Maps and the list doesn’t end here.
In the sound category, this tablet offers support for various formats, such as MP4, Xvid, DivX, MP3, OGG and many more. We also saw it had some very nice MP3 ringtones. The 3.5mm jack, 3.5mm hub and Loudspeaker all performed well.
What this gadget shines at are its features: HTML web browser, e-mail, TV-out, digital compass, SMS, HD editor and so on.
After this test we have a review conclusion for you. If you’re into tablets and want one which looks good and comes loaded with all sorts of options for entertainment, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE is, without a doubt, one of the best choices for you.
|4G Network||LTE 700MHz|
|2G Network||GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz|
|3G Network||HSDPA/UMTS 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz|
|Form Factor||Touch-bar Tablet|
|Type||TFT Capacitive Touch Screen|
|Colors & Resolution||16 Million Colors & 1280 X 800 Pixels|
|L x B x H||–|
|– 8.6mm Thickness|
|Input/ User Interface||Multi Touch|
|Samsung TouchWiz UX|
|Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate|
|Ambient light sensor|
|CPU||1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 Processor|
|Operating System||Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS|
|ULP GeForce GPU|
|Expandable Memory||micro-SD card slot for up to 32GB memory|
|Internal Memory||16GB / 32GB Internal Memory Storage|
|Browser & Messaging||HTML, xHTML, WAP 2.0, Flash|
|MMS, SMS, IM, Email, RSS|
|– 2048 x 1536 pixels|
|Still||– 3 Megapixels|
|Secondary||– 2 Megapixels|
|– 1600 x 1200 pixels|
|Video Playback||1080p HD video playback|
|Headset||3.5mm stereo headset jack|
|Bluetooth & USB||v3.0 with EDR Stereo & USB 2.0|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n|
|Radio||Stereo FM with RDS|
|HSUPA||Up to 5.76 Mbps|
|HSDPA||Up to 21 Mbps|
|Video Formats||MPEG4, H.263, H.264|
|Video & Audio|
|Audio Formats||MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR, OGG, MIDI|
|Other Features||Adobe 10.2 Flash compatibility|
|HSPA+ connectivity for 21Mbps download speeds|
|Sound Station With GEL Woofer|
|1080p HD, 720p HD video playback|
|Quickoffice, Digital compass|
|Type||Li-Ion 6100mAh Standard Battery|
|Playback Time||Up to 10 Hours|