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Samsung Galaxy Note 800


The recently launched Samsung Galaxy Note 800 is among the best Android powered tablets released to date. This sleek gadget has everything to go bonkers for: powerful performance, long battery life and a great display. The underwhelming appearance can be a turn-off for some, but overall it is a great buy.

The recently launched Samsung Galaxy Note 800 is among the best Android powered tablets released to date. This sleek gadget has everything to go bonkers for: powerful performance, long battery life and a great display. The underwhelming appearance can be a turn-off for some, but overall it is a great buy.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 800 is globally sold under the name Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000. Multiple interesting changes have been made, which deserve a good look.

Design and build
Its white and silver dominated design is impressive. It has a big 10.1 inch display, two speakers, a front facing camera along with a sensor to detect ambient light.

The speakers, situated on the either side of the device screen, come as a welcome break as in most tablets they are located either on the rear or on the frame.

The plastic build looks a trifle cheap and may be a turn off for some. Though using plastic is not a crime altogether, an aluminium or a more classy finish would have justified its price tag of Rs 40,000!

Users familiar with Samsung's products would notice that it is a kind of cross between Samsung Galaxy Note and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. The Samsung proprietary dock, like most other Samsung devices, is situated at the bottom. A microUSB would have been a better choice!

Product specifications
At 600 grams, Samsung Galaxy Note 800 is touch lighter than Apple iPad. It is 8.9mm thick, has Quad-core 1.4 GHz processor, 2 GB RAM and maximum expandable storage of 64GB. The front camera resolution is 1.9MP and that of rear camera is 5MP.

The S Pen, which first appeared in Samsung Galaxy Note smartphone-tablet hybrid makes a return with Samsung Galaxy Note 800. It is one of the four default tablets including Gallery, Videos and Browsers.

Performance
Performance wise, Samsung Galaxy Note 800 beats the nearest competitor Transformer Prime with ease. It has an impressive resolution of 1280 X 800, but somewhat lesser than that of the market leader iPad. Both audio and video play pretty well on the device, though you will need third party video players for various formats.

All in all, Samsung Galaxy Note 800 is a great product and gives good value for money!