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Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 (P7300, P7310, P7320, i957)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 905 reviews of Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 (P7300, P7310, P7320, i957). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the performance and screen are overall positive. The portability and usability also get good feedback. There are some less positive comments about the GPS navigation and touch screen.

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storage, reliability, connectivity, touch screen, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 (P7300, P7310, P7320, i957) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 (P7300, P7310, P7320, i957)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 user reviews of Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 (P7300, P7310, P7320, i957) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the size and performance. The screen and usability are also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the durability, and many are negative about the storage.

portability, usability, screen, performance, size

storage

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 (P7300, P7310, P7320, i957)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 110 user reviews of Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 (P7300, P7310, P7320, i957) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and performance. The battery and size also get good comments, whereas reviews about the camera and usability are mixed.

price, size, battery, performance, design

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2019

Expert review by (t3.com)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 review

 

Is the 10.1 lookalike Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 any match for the Apple iPad 2?

Gorgeous clear screen ; Light ; portable design ; Touchwiz 4.0

Price ; No HDMI ; USB ports ; Poor sound performance

Expert review by : Stuff.tv (stuff.tv)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 review

 

Where Apple spent years carefully giving birth to a single iPad, Samsung's Galaxy Tab family is expanding with all the thought and consideration of a hutch full of bunnies. The latest tablet to pop into life is the mid-sized Galaxy Tab 8.9, a slim...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Mark Harris (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9

 

It's time to reboot the tablet. Right now, the same word applies to everything from 6-inch jumped-up ebook readers to hulking great 10-inch slabs of glass. Pocket-lint is drawing a line in the sand: everything 9-inches and up is a tablet, everything...

Little and lithe, good screen, very usable with TouchWiz, excellent for games and video

No HDMI, no 3G, ho-hum cameras, a few bugs

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is impossible to dislike. Unlike some Honeycomb tablets (or tablettes even), it doesn’t make a virtue out of being confusing or crashing randomly. It’s well made, light and extremely portable, with a screen that’s big enough...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

We were teased about its coming and now the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is here. Well almost. While Samsung hasn't put a launch date on the new device other

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : John Brandon (techradar.com)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 review

 

An amazing hand-sized tablet that almost beats its big brother

Bright clear screen ; Good bundled apps ; Good battery life ; Light and thin ; Fast processor

Not as many business apps ; Smaller screen for movies ; High price ; No built-in USB or HDMI ports ; Some muddy movie playback

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is one of the best tablets yet released.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Android tablet

 

Hot on the heels of the Galaxy Tab 10.1v, which is hitting Vodafone stores in Australia next month, Samsung has added two new Android tablets to its a...

8.6mm thick, weighs just 470g, dual-core processor, Android 3.0 Honeycomb with TouchWiz UX overlay

Not available until Q3, no word on pricing or carrier availability

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 has an 8.9in capacitive touchscreen and at just 8.6mm thick, it is described by Samsung as 'the world's thinnest mobile tablet'.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Tim Stevens (engadget.com)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 review

 

What is the optimal size for a modern-day tablet? Is it 10 inches? Is it seven? Or, is it something smaller, like the economy-sized smartphone that is

Solid, clean design ; Bright screen with higher ppi than 10.1 ; Great battery life ; Genuinely useful TouchWiz customizations

Minimally cheaper than 10.1 ; 1GHz chip soon to be outclassed

Samsung's Galaxy Tab 8.9 is a little smaller, a little lighter and a little cheaper than the 10.1, but it's also a little bit better.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 preview: First look

 

By losing an inch of screen diagonal and reducing the weight to something you might actually be able to hold longer than 5 minutes, the Galaxy Tab 8.9 hopes to convert more people to the tablet cause. Those who found the 7” Galaxy Tab too limiting and...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 (AT&T)

 

AT&T's version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 adds HSPA+ and LTE connectivity to the great-looking tablet.

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Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 (Wi-Fi)

 

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is better than its larger sibling, delivering the same Android tablet performance in a more compact package with a lower price.

Very thin. Well-built. Good battery life. Solid performance.

Android tablets are still short on tablet-specific apps. No HDMI out. No schedule for Android 3.2 upgrade.

Conclusions The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is really just a tweak of the existing 10.1-inch Tab, but that tweak makes it a bit more appealing. It's a little more portable and a little less expensive, without losing a pixel of screen resolution, a hertz of...

Oct, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):No / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2

Battery

Battery Capacity:6000 / 6100
Battery life (max):1070 / 2400 / 2500 / 9 / 935
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time:2400 / 2500

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:4 / 8
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):3 / 3.2
Maximum Video Resolution:1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080
Photo effects:Negative film, Sepia
Rear camera: Yes
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:2
Video recording:No / Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, White / Grey / White
Fingerprint Reader: No
Form factor:Slate
Kids tablet: No
Product colour:Black / Black,White / Grey / White

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display diagonal:22.6 / 23
Display number of colours:16.0 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 768 / 1280 x 800
Display Technology:
LED Backlight:No / Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Media formats

Audio formats supported:AAC,AC3,WMA / AAC,AMR,eAAC+,MP3,WAV,WMA / AAC,AMR,eAAC+,WAV,WMA / AAC,MP3,WMA / MP3
Image formats supported:JPG
Video compression formats:3GP,AVI,DivX,MPEG4,WMV / AVI,MKV,WMV

Memory

Internal Memory:1
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:1

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM):No / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
T9 text input: Yes

Networking

2G: Yes
2G standards:Edge / EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM
3G:No / Yes
3G standards:HSDPA, HSUPA / HSPA / HSPA+, HSUPA / HSPA, HSUPA
4G:No / Yes
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+HS
Data network:3G / 3G, 4G / No
Ethernet LAN: No
GPRS multislot class:33
SIM card type:MiniSIM
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
WAP: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, GAVDP, GOEP, HID, HSP, OPP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, GAVDP, GOEP, HID, OPP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, GAVDP, GOEP, HSP, OPP, SPP
Browser supported:Android
Depth:15.8 / 16
Depth (imperial):15.8
Dimensions (WxDxH):157.8 x 230.9 x 8.6 / 158 x 231 x 9 / 230.9 x 8.6 x 157.8
Docking connector:No / Yes
Drivers included: Yes
Full HD: No
Height :8.64 / 9
Height (imperial):8.64
Interface:USB
Networking features:HSPA+, EDGE / GPRS
SIM card support:No / Yes
SIM card type:MiniSIM
Total Storage Capacity:16
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720
Video Playback: Yes
Weight:0.453
Wi-Fi: Yes
Width:23 / 23.1
Width (imperial):23.1

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Keyboard Included:N
Keyboard supplied: No
Manual: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Audio formats supported:AAC, AC3, AMR, eAAC+, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA / AAC, AC3, WMA / AAC, AMR, eAAC+, MP3, WAV / AAC, AMR, eAAC+, MP3, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, eAAC+, WAV, WMA / AAC, FLAC, M4A, MP3, OGG, WMA / AAC, MP3, WMA / MP3
Google applications:Gmail, Google Books, Google Latitude, Google Maps, Google Places, Google Talk, Google Voice Search, YouTube / Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Latitude, Google Maps, Google Places, Google Talk, YouTube / Google Talk
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Position location:N / No / Y / Yes
Video compression formats:3GP, ASF, AVI, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV / 3GP, AVI, DivX, FLV, H.263, H.264, MKV, MPEG4, WMV / 3GP, AVI, DivX, FLV, H.263, H.264, MKV, MPEG4, WMV, Xvid / 3GP, AVI, DivX, MPEG4, WMV / 3GP, AVI, FLV, H.263, H.264, MKV, MP4, MPEG4, WMV / AVI, MKV, WMV
Video formats supported:3GP, ASF, AVI, DIVX, FLV, H.263, H.264, MKV, MP4, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, WEBM, WMV, WMV8

Phone features

Caller ID: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Video call: Yes
Voice call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:No / Yes
Microphone in:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60

Processor

Processor Cores:2
Processor family:ARM / NVIDIA Tegra
Processor frequency:1 / 1.2
Processor Model:CORTEX-A9 / TEGRA 2

Processor special features

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): No
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): No

Security

Fingerprint Reader:N

Software

Bundled software:- Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync\n- Quickoffice HD Editor / - Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync\n- Quickoffice HD Editor\n
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:3.0 / 3.1 / 3.2
Platform:Android

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / No
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32
Maximum memory card size:32
Storage Media:Flash / SSD

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:15.8 / 16 / 8.6 / 9
Height :15.8 / 23 / 23.1 / 8.6 / 9
Weight:447 / 453 / 458 / 460 / 465 / 470
Width:15.8 / 16 / 23 / 23.1