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Samsung 8 MSM8976 1.8GHz 32GB 8" 4G 3G Tablet

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MSM8976 1.8GHz Android 32GB May 2016
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19 Reasons For

Good Product Quality

A number of Samsung 8 reviewers concluded that the product was good quality. Allan mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Very pleased - Top quality tablet from Samsung”. In the same month Amazon Customer gave the product a very good rating and wrote on Amazon “The screen is great quality” in their review of the Samsung 8. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Lovely quality feel to it”.

Good Picture Quality

Some Samsung 8 owners reckoned that the Samsung 8 had good picture quality. C. Walker scored it very highly and said on Amazon “Graphics good when playing games too”. J a Lambert said “Excellent graphics that run smooothly”. John F Evans mentioned “Picture quality very clear best ive seen”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the Samsung 8 was good for watching movies. Two years ago Thraxan mentioned on Amazon “Great for movies” in their review of this tablet.

One Samsung 8 reviewer who purchased the Samsung 8 thought it had good colour saturation. Digitalversus.com mentioned on Digital Versus seven years ago “An elegant photo frame with a slim profile, this new Samsung model has an 8 inch screen and would benefit from increased brightness to display colours better”.

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Good Size

Seven customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was thin. Amazon Customer wrote “I am impressed by the compactness of the tablet - because of its slim bezels” and rated the product 5 stars. Bufus Bufus said “Slim shiny super Samsung” in their review and gave the Samsung 8 a rating of 5 stars. J. Griffin gave it a score of 5 stars and said “Plus the entire build of the tab is smaller and thinner its great” in their review.

A few Samsung 8 owners said in their reviews that it was a good size. Abucha said “Good size screen with front facing camera”. Amazon Customer mentioned “As a senior just joining the tablet market I found this one was of a good size and price as an introductory model”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Just a nice size to fit in your pocket”.

Three people who bought it concluded that it was compact. Three years ago Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Excellent and very compact for the screen size”. In the same month expert website Laptopmag.com mentioned “The sleek and compact Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 Android tablet boasts a built-in remote control, bright” in their review of this tablet and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100. In the same month expert website Pocket-Lint.com said in their review “Compact tablets are all the rage in 2013” and scored the product 4 stars.

Several Samsung 8 owners thought it was lightweight. Jeanniecb said “The fact that it is lightweight”.

Several people said in their reviews that the product was heavy and bulky. Jules said on Amazon “Ive found the 8" just the right size with not heavy” in his review of the Samsung 8 and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Poppy wrote in their Samsung 8 review three years ago “Also it's not bulky or heavy” and rated it 4 stars. Yvonne Broome gave it a score of 5 stars and she mentioned on Amazon “This is not too heavy to hold”.

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Robust

A few customers concluded that it was well made. Amazon Customer mentioned in their Samsung 8 review on Amazon “The Galaxy Tabs tend to have solid, mid-market specs which don't necessarily impress the specialist reviewers.” and rated it 5 stars. Jeweluk1 wrote “I really like this tablet, well made and has a lovely clear screen” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Mark Wilson said on Amazon “The usual Samsung build quality which is excellent”.

A number of Samsung 8 reviewers who reviewed it thought it was reliable. Ali said “I will get using my trusty Tab 2 a bit more often.)Two months on”. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this tablet on Amazon “Hopefully I will find the Galaxy Tab 3 a more reliable unit”. Keribillen said on Amazon “Synchronisation of information works automatically and reliably via iCloud” and rated the product 4 stars.

Some customers reckoned that the Samsung 8 was strong and durable. Andrew H said on Amazon “Samsung seem to have the edge on tablets ( In my opinion after using others)Very smooth and robust”. Colseycat mentioned “It's lightweight and robust, shares similar control functions to other tabs such as apple so is really easy to use”.

Some Samsung 8 reviewers who reviewed this tablet considered that it was easy to damage or scratch. Aremess said “Afterthought, get a protecting cover for it to save damage from tiny hands”. Three years ago Ashfaq Ayub wrote “Firstly there was no free memory card, secondly there is a promotion going on I with Samsung that gives free 12 months accidental damage cover, however today is December 27th” in their review of the Samsung 8.

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Nice Design

A number of customers who reviewed the Samsung 8 agreed that it was good looking. Amazon Customer wrote in their review on Amazon two years ago “Very useful and very pretty to look at”. In the same month Andrew H wrote on Amazon “Stylish and functional” in his Samsung 8 review and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Also two years ago Crookedmouth scored it 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Reduces your waistline and attracts beautiful women”.

Some people who bought it concluded that it was smooth. Caz wrote in their Samsung 8 review on Amazon “The graphics are also very smooth and on this one you can multi task” nonetheless they only gave this tablet a score of 1 stars. In November last year expert website Techmagnifier.com said in their review “A newly prepared smooth”.

Several Samsung 8 reviewers who bought it considered that it was a good design. Expert review site Computershopper.com said “It comes in at a lower price with a narrower design and better battery life”. Webuser.co.uk mentioned “Nice design finish” in their review of this tablet yet they only gave it a rating of 60 out of 100. Engadget.com mentioned “The Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 features a nice display and a slim design.” in their review of the Samsung 8.

One Samsung 8 reviewer who purchased this tablet thought it was aesthetic. Colseycat scored this tablet very highly and mentioned “It was worth the risk! Well, all I can say is, this is lovely! This looks so aesthetically pleasing to the eye”.

One Samsung 8 owner who reviewed it considered that it was luxurious. Master C of the Shire said on Amazon “Recreate the satisfaction received when using a well built, established and swanky looking Samsung”. One Samsung 8 reviewer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was well designed. Master C of the Shire wrote two years ago “A proper product, well built, well designed and dang fun to use”.

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Good Connectivity

A number of Samsung 8 reviewers who purchased it reckoned that it was wifi compatible. J a Lambert said in their Samsung 8 review on Amazon two years ago “Fast Wi-Fi connection”. Mr. S. R. Allison wrote “This is probably my wi - fi, not the tablets fault” in their Samsung 8 review. R. F. Stevens said on Amazon “Excellent, super display, fast processor, good wi-fi” in their review of the Samsung 8.

Five Samsung 8 owners who purchased this tablet wrote that it was able to connect to the internet. D. Atkinson said “The galaxy tab accompanies me when I travel about and gives me easy access to the Internet and is more convenient than my phone” in their Samsung 8 review and rated this tablet 5 stars. Two years ago Jay wrote “Bought this for when I need to access the Internet quickly and it lives up to its abilities it's very quick” in his review of the Samsung 8 and scored this tablet very highly. Kindle Customer mentioned “I had spent many happy hours on the internet researching my choice” in their Samsung 8 review and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

A few Samsung 8 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it had email functionality. Amazon Customer said in their review of the Samsung 8 “The performance is fine for me (music, email & videos, no gaming” and scored it 5 stars. Two years ago Jean Marshall gave the product a rating of 4 stars and he wrote in his review of the Samsung 8 on Amazon “Easy for a quick e-mail check to save putting lap”. In November last year Paulb120 mentioned in their review on Amazon “Far easier to carry around than a laptop, saves waiting for the machine to boot up just to check email or have a quick look at the web”.

Several Samsung 8 reviewers who purchased the product wrote that it was good in terms of USB connections. B wrote in their review of the Samsung 8 “The supplied 2amp USB charger was easy to clip together”. Dreamwarecomputers.com said “Can be used as a USB monitor (DisplayLink”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this tablet had network functionality. Aremess rated it 80 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “It connected to their home network very easily and does all that they wanted” in their review of this tablet.

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Good Battery Life

Some customers said that the Samsung 8 had a good battery life. Allan said in his review of this tablet two years ago “Set up is easy - first task is to fully charge the battery (charger is of course included) once completed simply power on”. Amazon Customer wrote “Also has a really good battery so overall I couldn't be happier with it” in their Samsung 8 review and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Amazon Customer also said “A slightly more powerful battery”.

One Samsung 8 owner who purchased this tablet thought it was quick to charge. Last year John F Evans said on Amazon “Is easy to charge”.

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Easy to Use

Several Samsung 8 owners who bought the Samsung 8 reckoned that it was easy to use. Abucha said on Amazon “Easy to use if you have had any Samsung galaxy before”. Amazon Customer said “It's definitely better to get a samsung rather than an archos (do not get me started on Archie.) easy to use, easy to personalise” in their Samsung 8 review. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Must admit this tab has proved to be most enjoyable to use, clear and bright screen responsive to touch.a good buy in deed, not top of the range”.

Several customers wrote in their reviews that the Samsung 8 was comfortable and easy to hold. Amazon Customer wrote in their review on Amazon “The Galaxy 3 *8 Tab is very smart to look at, quick to load, altho I bought the 8" it is easy to hold and read or to function with”. Last year Brian Challis mentioned on Amazon “The Tab 3 8 inch is easy to hold, responsive” and scored it 5 stars. Mark Wilson wrote in his review of this tablet on Amazon “Yet is still small enough to be comfortable to use with one hand”.

Five Samsung 8 owners reckoned that the Samsung 8 was easy to setup. Two years ago Cbell gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned “Easy to set up - plud in” in their review of the Samsung 8. Derian gave it a very good review and wrote “It is very quick to set up and the speed of response is good” in their review of this tablet. Ibh wrote on Amazon “It is easy to set up and use” in their Samsung 8 review and gave it a very good review.

Four Samsung 8 reviewers who bought it thought it had a good interface. Matt King rated the product 4 stars and he mentioned in his review of this tablet on Amazon “Nice crystal clear screen, usual easy Samsung interface”. Tomtomato mentioned on Amazon “Very bright, nice viewing angle (so much better than the dim screen from the Nexus 7, 1st version)* Fast, reactive interface, all touch events seem to be captured”. Expert website Digitalspy.co.uk said in their Samsung 8 review “It has no real major flaws, with everything from camera to design and user interface being decent enough”.

A few customers said in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Alanicus gave it a rating of 4 stars and wrote in their review of this tablet “Quite a lot of the Samsung stuff is genuinely useful, such as the settings menu and multitasking panel”. Isobelle Stocker said in their Samsung 8 review “After reading a few reviews I went for this one as it is similar settings as my Samsung S3 phone”.

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Samsung Tablet Computers Have Excellent Reviews

MSM8976 processor tablets built by Samsung have excellent reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all tablet computers (not just MSM8976 processor tablets) and found that Samsung also has excellent reviews across its entire range.

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Good Sound Quality

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that it had good sound quality. Enrique Arbiol mentioned in his review on Amazon “It's wonderfull, great resolution and sound”. Igh mentioned “I plug in my earphones to listen to my favourite music great sound would recommend”. J a Lambert wrote in their review of the Samsung 8 “Sound is acceptable to watch movies or video” and scored the Samsung 8 very highly.

Good Technical Features

A number of Samsung 8 owners concluded that the product had good features. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “It has nify features like coming on as soon as you open the case” in their review of this tablet. Andrew H wrote on Amazon “It has lots of features that I haven't taken advantages of yet, which brings me to the interface”. Itproportal.com gave the product a rating of 4 stars and said three years ago “Light design, through the multitasking to the built-in remote control features” in their review of the Samsung 8.

Good Support

Some people agreed that it had good technical guidance. Two years ago K Wren mentioned on Amazon “I nearly missed the very tiny set up guide included at the bottom of the box which included instructions for finding the full, detailed set-up manual” in their Samsung 8 review and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Larna wrote on Amazon also two years ago “No instructions, therefore difficult/impossible to use” in their review nonetheless they only scored this tablet 60 out of 100. Paulb120 gave this tablet an excellent review score and mentioned on Amazon in November last year “Easy to set up without instructions, particularly if you're reasonably familiar with the Android OS” in their Samsung 8 review.

One customer considered that the product had good customer support.

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Acceptable Noise Level

One Samsung 8 owner who reviewed it concluded that it was quiet. Tallpete33 gave it a score of 5 stars and said in their review on Amazon “The seven incher went quietly”.

Good Webcam

One person said in their reviews that the Samsung 8 was good for making skype calls. Two years ago Derian scored the product very highly and mentioned “It is good for Skype used frequently to my grandchildren in the USA”.

Only Released Seven Months Ago

The 8 was only relased by Samsung seven months ago. Newer tablet computers like this one are likely to use better technology.

3G Compatible

The Samsung 8 is 3G compatible, as are most of the other new MSM8976 processor tablets.

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4G Compatible

Like most of the other new MSM8976 processor tablets, the Samsung 8 is 4G compatible.

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Very Long Continuous Video Playback Time

At 14 hours, the Samsung 8 has a very long continuous video playback time compared to most of the other MSM8976 processor tablets that were launched in the last 12 months. Across all the newly released comparable spec tablet computers the continuous video playback times range from 8h to 14h.

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Very Long WiFi Browsing Time

The WiFi browsing time of the Samsung 8 of 9 hours is one of the longest amongst MSM8976 processor tablets that have been on the market for the last year. Latest MSM8976 processor tablets have WiFi browsing times of between 8h and 9h, and the average WiFi browsing time is 8.5h.

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1 Reason Against

Very Long 4G Browsing Time

The average 4G browsing time of new tablet computers is 8.6h, and the 4G browsing times range from 8h to 9h. With a 4G browsing time of 9 hours, the Samsung 8's 4G browsing time is one of the longest amongst newly released MSM8976 processor tablets.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Samsung 8

Average Rear Camera Resolution

The Samsung 8 has a fairly typical rear camera resolution (8 megapixels) compared to most of the other MSM8976 processor tablets that were released in the last 12 months.

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Four Processor Cores

Compared to the other six similar spec tablets that were released in the last 12 months that we have assessed the number of processor cores of, the Samsung 8 is a four processor core tablet which is average.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.8 gigahertz, the Samsung 8 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other MSM8976 processor tablets that are a comparable age to the 8.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 32 gigabytes, the Samsung 8 has a fairly typical internal storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that were launched in the last year.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 8 inches, the Samsung 8 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that have been available for around the same time as the 8.

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Specification

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Operating System
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Storage
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Touch Screen Technology
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Supported Number of Colours Display
Camera
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Video Capturing Speed
Maximum Video Resolution
Audio
Networking
2G Standard
3G Standard
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Bluetooth Version
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2G Band (primary SIM)
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Wi-Fi Standard
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Headphone Jack Size
Phone Features
Messaging
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Audio Format
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Size
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Talk Time On 3G
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Continuous Video Playback Time
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3G Browsing Time
WiFi Browsing Time
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