Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Review

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Our friends over at Samsung have sent us a Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 for review! It is the newest addition to the Galaxy Tab Family. It is the younger brother to the 10.1 Tab and the older brother to the 7 inch tablet.

 

Hardware And Display

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 has great hardware inside of it. It has a dual-core T250S processor, this makes the 8.9 Tab very fast! It has 8.9 inch WXGA TFT  Display Screen with a resolution of 1280 x 800. The screen is fortified with Gorilla Glass. It makes the screen impossible(almost) to scratch. It enables you to bring and use the 8.9 Tab almost any where. It comes in 2(two) sizes of space, the 16GB or the 32GB. You will have plenty of space to hold your stuff. It is WiFi only, so no Network Connectivity models yet. It weighs less than a pound at only 0.98 pounds, so it is very light! It is also the thinnest mobile tablet in the world at only 8 millimeters thick. On the top of the tab you have your volume rocker, power/sleep button, microphone, and headphone jack. On the bottom you have the speakers and the charing port. On the top front of the 8.9 tab you have your 2 mega-pixel front facing camera and an indicator light. On the bottom of the front you have the “Samsung” logo. On the back-side you have a 3 mega-pixel camera with LED Flash as well as “Samsung”s logo again. Overall, the 8.9 tab is great. The processor makes the 8.9 tab very fast and will not slow you down at all. The Screen is one of the best I have seen on a tablet. The Gorilla Glass, really allows you to take the Tablet anywhere. Gorilla Glass screens can not get scratched, so it will be very useful. The cameras are also very god on the tablet. Overall, the whole Design of the Galaxy Tab 8.9 are awesome!

 

Operating System

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is running Android 3.1 Honeycomb with Samsung’s Touch Wiz on it. Android Honeycomb and Samsung Touch Wiz work great together. To unlock the tablet you slide the lock to the side of the circle, it is a great way to welcome yourself into the tablet. It comes with 5 Home-Screens, they have some stuff on them when you first use your 8.9 Tab. It has some of the Touch Wiz UX Widgets pre-installed, they come in very handy. Right on the first page you have the Date and Time, Weather, Images, and News widgets. If you expand some of the Widgets, it gives your more functionality. For instance if you expand the Weather app you can see a larger forecast and more detail on your local weather. You also have the Samsung Media Hub Applications, Samsung Social Hub, Media Hub, Music Hub, and Reading Hub. Reading Hub is the new addition to Samsung Hub. The main thing about Reading Hub that makes it better than the Google Books apps, is that you can read Newspapers and Magazines. It is a better platform for reading them and you have access to more Newspapers and Magazines. It is a great way to read Newspapers and Magazines, many people will enjoy the new addition to Samsung Hub Family. Now Samsung Touch Wiz makes the operating system much easier to use. It simplifies the OS(operating system), so if you need to check your email they made a simple widget for doing that. Or for checking your social networks they have an app that can combine all of them into one feed. It makes it easier to see all of your network in one simple to use Widget or App. Overall, Samsung Touch Wiz and Android 3.1 Honeycomb go great together.

 

Bottom Line

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is a great tablet, one of the best on the market. It features a dual-core T250S processor, which makes it very fast to use. It has a 8.9 inch WXGA TFT  LC Display Screen, with Gorilla Glass. The screen is amazing, one of the best i have ever seen on a Tablet. The Gorilla Glass is just the icing on the cake for the display. It features 2 cameras, that have give good quality images. It runs Android 3.1 Honeycomb with Samsung Touch Wiz, it makes it amazing to use. It goes perfect together and the widgets are great. The Samsung Media Hub Applications work great as well, you have Social Hub, Media Hub, Music Hub, and Reading Hub. The 16GB 8.9 Tab will cost you $469.99 and the 32GB 8.9 Tab will cost you $100 more at $569.99 . Overall, the Galaxy Tab 8.9 would be great for anyone looking for a great tablet, that is both super portable and easy to use. You Can Get The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9, By Clicking Here. We Would Like To Thank Samsung Mobile For Providing Us With A Copy Of The “Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9”.

 

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