The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is an interesting device, as an 8″ device with the S-Pen it intrigues me, yet the slightly mediocre spec and the usual selection of Samsung software also appeals/worries me.
The Galaxy Note 8.0 hasn’t exactly been pushed as much as the S4 and I’ve not seen one anywhere. Expansys have now got stock and they are also offering finance deals on it too.
Spec wise the Note 8.0 comes as follows.
System: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Processor: 1.6 GHz / Quad Core / A9
Memory: Internal: 16 GB / RAM: 2 GB / Slot type: microSD / Max. slot capacity: 64 GB
Display: 8.0″ / TFT / Resolution: 1280×800 pixels / 189 PPI
Camera: 5 Mpixels / Video: 1080p full HD / Front: 1.3 Mpixels
Network: 3G: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz
Wireless: Bluetooth: 4.0 / Wifi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
Connection: Jack 3.5 mm
Sensors: Digital compass, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor
Dimensions: 210.8 x 135.9 x 7.9mm
They are offering the Note 8.0 for in two models, a WiFi only model and a WiFi and 3G model. The 16Gb WiFi model costs £359.99 here. – with finance available from £15.68/month. The 16GB 3G + WiFi model costs £469.99 here. with finance available from £20.48/month.
We are yet to review it but Leigh did get a hands on with it at MWC this year and you can watch that video here.
I’m interested in this size of device, but I think I’d rather have a slightly cheaper Nexus device personally or maybe an iPad Mini which this is obviously competition for.