Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Full Review

by: Vinny MarinoFebruary 2, 2012
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I’ve had the Galaxy Tab 8.9 by Samsung for about a full week now which means I’ve had some time to gather my thoughts and decide how I truly feel  about the device.

With all honesty this tablet is amazing it does very well with anything you throw at it from multitasking to smooth graphics this tablet will do it all. While using the Tab 8.9 I experienced little to no lag regardless of how many tasks I was attempting to accomplish.

This Tablet has a great spec sheet listing a NIVIDIA Tegra 2 1Ghz processor, 1GB of RAM, Android 3.1 Honeycomb, Samsung’s Touch  Wiz UX, 6100mAh battery, and a gorgeous 8.9 inch display.

The rear 3 megapixel camera has little to no shutter lag and takes pretty nice pictures for a tablet. The screen is very responsive and has a incredibly vibrant and crisp display measuring in at 1280×800 pixels with a screen size of 8.9 inches measured diagonally. This tablet only weighs 1.03 pounds with a slim profile measurement of 0.34 inches which makes it feel just stunning while using the device.

It’s hard to come up with anything that I didn’t like about this tablet, it does everything you ask for, which is the way it should be. If I were to pick up a tablet in today’s market I would pick up the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 for me it has the perfect size not to big and not to small. I would love to own one!

See the full in-depth review below.

Is this the Tablet for you? What are your thought of the Tab 8.9 share them in the comments below.

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  • Another great review

  • Thedroidvault

    Im not a Tablet person, but I figure I should take the leap eventually. the Galaxy Tab is probably the way to go as Ive been amazed by my Galaxy S 2.

  • SteelbluePT

    I purchased a Galaxy Tab 8.9 last night, after some soul searching, I’m glad I did. I was caught in the tablet dilemma, I don’t trust Apple, 10.1″ tablets were too big and awkward and 7″ were portable but too small. If only there were something in between.

    With my limited use, I am very pleased with the tablet. Setup was quick and painless, owning an android phone helped, I’m sure; as the settings transferred over. I love Google Calendar on the large display, it really beats my 3″ vortex display. Netflix streams very nicely,

    One minor correction, I have seen this mentioned elsewhere also. The tablet is listed as a Android 3.1 device. It may have started that way but as soon as I got it set up, it informed me that there was an update and I downloaded it. It now runs Anroid 3.2 version

  • Spiderac

    How much are you being paid to write this so-called review for Samsung?

    • AppleSucksForLife

      How are you paid by to make this so-called comment from Apple?

  • J Togonon

    I have been using my galaxy tab 8.9 for only about a week, and I must say I am very satisfied with it! It fits well in my hands, not small and not too big, does what it’s supposed to do and well, and very neat to look at.

  • Austin

    This was a nice review.. I would like to see a longer video that does a little bit more in depth with the function of the tablet….

  • fred

    You suck, Scamsungnator.

  • tonya davis

    can u put files on tablet via the computer usb cord?

  • Amazing tablet. I just got the Galaxy Tab, and it exceeded my expectations. I work as a graphic artist here in New York, and this device has become my constant companion. I can draft designs on the vibrant display and then mail them to my customers over AT&T’s 4G LTE network. And the price is a plus.

  • lisa531

    It still seems like the great debate is still going on in our household – apple or samsung. I have just been reading up on the galaxy 8.9, some reviewers saying that they are unable to use skype on their galaxy. This feature is quite important for us – can anybody verify this – i just can’t seem to find out any info online

  • xirlanz

    Its almost a year since i bought my galaxy tab 8.9 its been my joy and pride up to now

  • ggg

    shit tablet and shit android