Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 (16GB, Brown-Black)

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 (16GB, Brown-Black)

Whether you’re giving a business presentation at work, drawing a sketch at the park, or watching a movie in bed, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is right for the job. Not only does the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 offer fast performance in a sleek, portable form factor, it also comes with the S Pen, making it an ideal on-the-go companion for thinkers, dreamers, and professionals.

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The Note can run up to 20 apps simultaneously. View larger.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 (16 GB) Product Shot

WatchON turns the Note into your personal television guide as well as a universal remote for your entertainment system. View larger.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 (16 GB) Product Shot

Work. Life. Balanced. The perfect on-the-go companion for thinkers, dreamers, and professionals. View larger.

Work. Life. Balanced.

Revolutionize TV Watching with WatchON

Samsung’s WatchON application is your personalized television assistant as well as a universal remote for your home entertainment system. And if you have a 2013 Samsung Smart TV, you’ll even be able to pass live TV from your TV to your tablet.

WatchON is the ultimate integrated search engine. Just tell it what content you want to watch and WatchON will search everywhere from your local device or VOD service to YouTube. It will then show you all related content. If you want to watch something, just select play on your tablet or on your 2013 Samsung TV. WatchON will also display complementary content such as reviews and actor bios as you watch.

Samsung equipped the Note with an IR blaster so it will work as a universal remote on both your TV and cable box. Once you’ve entered your ZIP code and selected your service provider, you’ll have a complete programming guide. As WatchON learns your viewing habits, it becomes your personal entertainment assistant and recommends shows and movies just for you.

Write, Doodle, and Edit Anywhere with S Pen and S Note

Samsung’s S Pen lets you write, draw, and edit with the comfort of a pen and the control of a mouse. The S Pen has a stylus tip that features 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity, giving you the precision you need for annotating books, jotting down a grocery list, editing photos, personalizing business emails, creating art, or just doodling. You’ll love the familiarity and comfort of a tool you’ve been using your whole life.

The S Pen also opens up new ways of interacting with your tablet, thanks to built-in gestures. For example, by pressing and holding the S Pen button and drawing a less-than arrow, you’ll go back to the previous page you were on. Drawing different gestures will allow you to take screenshots, open a menu, launch a Popup Note, select text to cut and copy, and more.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 includes the latest S Note with Web Viewer app, which is a great companion for the S Pen. Take notes on the fly, and then access these notes and edit them from your desktop or another Galaxy device. S Note makes it easy and intuitive for you to digitally publish your experiences. It includes different templates for journals, photos, text, and more, so you can find the perfect template for your needs. By using the S Pen, you can freely handwrite into your tablet, and S Note will automatically convert it to text. You can also draw shapes and formulas, and they’ll be matched and converted by the software as well. S Note is compatible with Evernote and Dropbox, automatically saving and syncing your documents once you’ve finished.

Run up to 20 Apps Simultaneously

With Samsung’s Multi Window software, you can run up to 20 apps at the same time, resizing and switching between them seamlessly. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 features a 1.6GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM to keep your applications humming along smoothly and improving your ability to multitask.

Edit Documents On the Go with Polaris Office

Finish up your presentation and enter data into your spreadsheet while on the go with Polaris Office. This productivity app lets you view and edit Word, Excel, PDF documents and more–wherever you are.

SAFE for Enterprise and Business

SAFE represents Samsung’s Enterprise Solutions that include security and feature enhancements that make the Samsung Note 8.0 suitable for business use. These enhancements include Advanced Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync features, on-device AES 256-bit encryption, VPN connectivity, and top-tier multivendor Mobile Device Management support.

S Pen and Air View Let You Preview Files and Folders

Hover the S Pen over an app to preview its content with Air View. Air View makes it easy to start playing a movie at exactly the right scene, preview the contents of a photo folder, or quickly scan emails and Web pages.

Awesome Note for Note Taking and To-Do Lists Anywhere

With the Awesome Note app, you can manage your schedule and to-do lists in one convenient place. Awesome Note allows you to combine notes with To-do priorities, so you’ll always be on top of your life and schedule. You can customize Awesome Note’s appearance with different themes, icons, colors, and fonts.

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Add appointments directly into your calendar with the S Pen. View larger.

Android 4.1, Jelly Bean for Fast Performance

The Galaxy Note 8.0 runs Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, so you’ll enjoy an enhanced user experience that feels fast, fluid, and smooth. A 1.6 GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM adds to the Note’s fast performance and ensures that you can switch from one app to the next without waiting. You’ll also have access to hundreds of thousands of apps, including games, utilities, and productivity software from the Google Play store.

Ideal Size to Go Everywhere You Go

The Galaxy Note 8.0 goes where you go, from the office to the bus to your home, making it easy to keep your entire life organized. It measures just 5.3 x 8.3 x 0.3 inches and weighs less than 1 pound.

Front and Rear Cameras

A 5-megapixel rear camera lets you take high-quality photos and videos, and a 1.3-megapixel front camera lets you video chat with your friends. After you’ve taken photos, you can edit them directly on the Note, and you can easily create and send a handwritten postcard.

16GB of Onboard Memory and microSD Card Slot

The Galaxy Note 8.0 has 16GB of built-in storage to hold all your documents, music, movies, photos, and more. A built-in microSD card slot lets you easily add up to 64 GB more storage and transfer data to and from the Note.

What’s in the Box

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 16GB tablet (Brown Black), S Pen, and user’s manual.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 (16 GB)
At a Glance:
  • WatchON app provides universal remote functionality
  • S Pen lets you write and draw naturally
  • Multitask with up to 20 apps at once with Multi Window
  • SAFE security features and Polaris Office for business users
  • Access handwritten notes from your PC using S Note with Web Viewer
  • Android 4.1, Jelly Bean and quad-core processor provide smooth performance

Product Features

  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS
  • 1.6GHz Quad Core Processor
  • 8-inch Display
  • 16 GB Memory, 2 GB RAM
  • microSD Card Slot (Up to 64 GB)

2 thoughts on “Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 (16GB, Brown-Black)

  1. Justin Juneau
    Justin Juneau says:

    Almost the perfect tablet ***Update as of 7/1/2013*** Please see below for my actual review – I just wanted to let others know that my experience with this tablet has been great with no problems. For what it’s worth, I am left handed and I have no problems with the built-in S-Note application (or any application) for that matter. My hand does not bump into things and I believe this tablet was made to accommodate both left and right hand users (despite the storage location of the pen).***Update as of 6/3/2013*** Apparently the comments section is so long, users have stopped reading the How-to’s and have asked me how to use the microSD card for external/internal storage. Here’s a quick excerpt so you don’t have to dig through the comments:1. Firstly, you need to root your device which is VERY easy – Download and run an app called “Framaroot-1.4.apk” – Here is where I downloaded it from: You can also follow these instructions for rooting your device: Download one of the apps from the Google Play store and read the program’s descriptions. It should walk you through the whole setup process.Root External 2 Internal –…GL to SDHope that helps!***Update as of 5/23/2013*** If I haven’t covered something here or in the “comments” section, feel free to drop me a question in the comments section and I’ll do my best to help you out. Thanks again for all the “Helpful” ratings you’ve given me. It makes me happy to know I’ve helped some of you. I understand I can’t please everyone so keep your negative comments to yourself please :-)***Update as of 5/7/2013*** Attention U.S.A. owners of the Galaxy Note 8. While we all know the U.S. version didn’t get phone capabilities (3G data), I found an app on the Google Play Store (free) that allows you to make and receive phone calls for free. All you need is a wifi internet connection (Starbucks, your home wifi, etc) to place calls, and a Google Voice account (free). Firstly, go set up a free Google Voice account so you can get your free phone number (do a search on Google for “Google Voice”.) Lastly, download the following app from the Google Play Store: “Groove IP Lite”. When you run Groove IP, the application will want to link itself to your Google Voice number (assuming you set this up) and the rest is very seamless. The app allows you to use a Bluetooth device for making calls or the built in speakerphone. Enjoy!***Update as of 5/6/2013*** Look at the last page of the “comments” section for my instructions on installing flash and rooting the device. I’ve posted instructions on how to install Flash and root your device. I had too many emails to respond to so here ya go!***Update as of 4/25/2013*** I have found an app on the Google Play store that will allow you to use your micro-SD card as the “internal” storage and it’s free. Additionally, after reading some tech articles, I figured out how to get Flash working on this device along with being able to quickly, safely and easily root the device. If you want more details, post your contact info in the comments section and I’ll email you whatever it is you’re after. I’m afraid Amazon will delete this review if I post links to 3rd party sites.***Update as of 4/23/2013*** I still love the Note 8 and highly recommend it. If you have any questions that I don’t answer in this review, feel free to comment and I’ll respond back to you when I can. Thanks for all the “Helpful” votes!My main reason for buying this tablet was/is to use it for taking lecture notes and reading books (college/work/technical books). I wanted something more portable than the Note 10.1 and this seemed to fill the void.Since this product has only been out for a day (when this review was written), I’ve had a chance to play with most of the features but not all. This review is meant for those of you hanging on the fence, unsure of whether or not this tablet will work for you.First off, to save yourself some time, if you have no intentions of using the stylus for taking notes or modifying photos then stop reading this right now. The stylus IS the reason this tablet costs more than the competition and in my opinion it’s worth the price. Yes, there are more powerful tablets out there that are much cheaper but they don’t have a stylus! This tablet is designed for the person who likes to read/write and/or do artwork/photo-shopping. If you don’t need a stylus then you don’t need to read this review (look at other products like the Nexus 7).The Pros: Taking notes on this device is a dream (very precise, even for mathematicians)-The hand-writing…

  2. animalsrush

    The reason i bought Galaxy Note 8.0 I have had the Galaxy Note 8.0 for a week now and decided to share my thoughts. I come from a heavy iOS/OSX background owning Ipad3,ipad Mini and Macbook air. This is my first Android tablet . I also own a Sony Xperia Ray android phone but use it mainly as phone. I also bought Xperia Tablet Z recently and had to return due to build issues after few weeks .. I won’t get into specs or detailed reviews ( there are quite a few good ones out there) but will list out why i chose Galaxy Note 8.0Build : Everyone is complaining about the plastic build of Galaxy note 8. It is actually very solid and has no squeaks. The backplate gives a little when you push it. However most will use a case to put their tablets so this is a non issue. the white plastic looks classy. Also as this is plastic the Wifi and bluetooth connections are solid. I get min 4 bars even in bedroom with router in living room. Compared this to ipad mini barely went upto 2 bars. Sony Xperia Tablet z was terrible ..It dropped connections so often it was unusable . However not a big fan of where power button and vol buttons are . I would have preferred power button on top and vol button on left so when i hold tablet they don’t get pressed accidentally as this tablet is designed to be held in portrait mode. Also love the physical home button ( I think this because of habit i guess all Apple devices have them 🙂 ). This tablet also weighs as much the ipad mini and Xperia tablet Z so it is very lightweight and easy to hold in one hand for long hrs.Display : Even though the display is 1280×800 the display is very crisp. Movies and pictures look really great and text looks real good at decent reading distance. The display is way better than Ipad Mini but little bit lower than Xperia tablet Z which is 1080P. However i prefer the Galaxy note 8.0 display as it is easy on eyes. The colors popped so much on Xperia tablet Z it hurt my eyes. Small text ( try website) looks bit bad when you look closely . But you would never use tablet close to eyes anyways.Battery life : I get about 2-3 days on single charge with moderate use browsing internet, watching YouTube, some games etc. Mind you I keep brightness to 25% , Bluetooth and GPS off , app notifications off. This decent but not as good as iPad mini.SDXC card extension : This was the biggest sell for me. I bought a Sandisk 64 GB class 10 SD card and put about 40 movies on it and my books and i am all set for long trips. None of the ipads have the feature.Non Propriety port: The charge port is micro USB. So with my universal USB charger i just need to carry one cable that will allow me to charge my MP3 player, my tablet, my cell phone and my portable amp as all use micro usb port. Reduced the clutter of cables i need to carry when i travelForm factor : I was a big fan of Ipad mini for its form factor. I tried to use 10.1 inch tablet ( Sony Xperia Tablet Z) even though light became cumbersome after holding in hand for more than 30 mins. The 7 inch is too small , 10.1 inch too big , 8 inches just perfect for both reading books and watching movies. However i do prefer the 4:3 format of Ipad mini Vs 16:9 format of Android tablets.Multi tasking : This is brilliant feature and this device allows to have two applications next to each other . This is good when you want to take notes and when browsing a website or a doc . Also the performance is so good there is zero lag even with 6 applications open in background. Ipad doesn’t have true multi tasking and there was lag on Sony Xperia tablet Z even though it is high powered device. However that may be due to Sony’s bad skinning of jelly beanPerformance/Touch Wiz : Samsung has heavily skinned jelly bean with touch wiz. However there is no lag as this tablet has gobs of power . The 2 GB RAM and quad core processor keep this humming along. I had sometimes 6 applications running in background which were cpu heavy but no lag or abrupt app closures. With Ipad mini apps sometime closed abruptly due to aggressive memory management. iOS is one of the best tuned OS and uses the HW properly . Android still needs horse power to run smoothly.Speakers : They are placed in the same way it is on ipad mini. I like that because when i watch movies in landscape mode the sound is more rounded as my palms cup them. The are loud but not quite as loud as Ipad mini but way better than the ones on sony Xperia Tablet Z. The sound is loud enough to hear in a noisy env. I will not use the tablet for music as i have a very good Sony mp3 player with amp .. So the speakers are only for you tube videos or movies . Mostly i will use headphones anywaysIR blaster : IMO this is just a gimmick. The Watch on and Peel work for me only if i point my tablet at proper angle to the device it is controlling. The app has so little features. The one implemented on Sony Xperia Tablet Z is…

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