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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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Expert Reviews Are Average

This tablet computer has an average expert rating of 77 out of 100 based on seventy-eight expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Techradar, Digital Versus and PC Mag.

Robust

A few people who bought the Samsung 8 thought it was well made. Four years ago Amazon Customer gave the product a score of 5 stars and wrote “The Galaxy Tabs tend to have solid, mid-market specs which don't necessarily impress the specialist reviewers.”. Ken said “The built in speakers, graphics etc are also excellent” and gave it a very good review score. Mark Wilson said on Amazon “The usual Samsung build quality which is excellent” in his Samsung 8 review.

A number of Samsung 8 owners thought the product was strong and durable. Expert review site Laptopmag.com said in their review of this tablet “Although it lacks 4G, this business-focused tablet is durable enough to withstand almost any job site” . Expert website Notebookcheck.net wrote “Samsung has created a robust tablet with a great battery life” in their Samsung 8 review. Three years ago expert review site Thestar.com.my wrote “This is not the first time Samsung has made a ruggedised product”.

A few customers said in their reviews that the Samsung 8 was reliable. Ali wrote “I will get using my trusty Tab 2 a bit more often.)Two months on”. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Hopefully I will find the Galaxy Tab 3 a more reliable unit” in their review of the Samsung 8. Keribillen scored it 4 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Synchronisation of information works automatically and reliably via iCloud”.

One Samsung 8 reviewer said in their reviews that the Samsung 8 was easy to damage or scratch. Three years ago Aremess rated it 4 stars and wrote on Amazon “Afterthought, get a protecting cover for it to save damage from tiny hands” in their review of the Samsung 8.

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Good Picture Quality

Eleven Samsung 8 owners who bought the product concluded that it had good picture quality. J a Lambert said on Amazon “Excellent graphics that run smooothly”. John F Evans wrote in his Samsung 8 review on Amazon “Picture quality very clear best ive seen”. Pam Liverpool scored this tablet 5 stars and she wrote on Amazon “The graphics are brilliant” in her review of the Samsung 8.

One customer who bought this tablet concluded that it was good for watching movies. Thraxan mentioned in their review of this tablet on Amazon three years ago “Great for movies”.

One Samsung 8 reviewer who bought it concluded that it had good colour saturation. Digitalversus.com mentioned “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 Sound Quality

Several customers thought the Samsung 8 had good sound quality. A. Derricutt wrote “The bluetooth function works well with my speakers (Soundfreaq Soundplatform and U E Boombox)” in their review and gave this tablet a rating of 5 stars. Enrique Arbiol rated this tablet as very good and he wrote on Amazon four years ago “It's wonderfull, great resolution and sound” in his review of this tablet. Igh gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “I plug in my earphones to listen to my favourite music great sound would recommend”.

Good Size

Six Samsung 8 owners who reviewed it thought it was a good size. Abucha said on Amazon “Good size screen with front facing camera” in their Samsung 8 review and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Three years ago Amazon Customer said on Amazon “As a senior just joining the tablet market I found this one was of a good size and price as an introductory model” and scored the product 5 stars. Amazon Customer also said “Just a nice size to fit in your pocket”.

Several Samsung 8 owners who purchased it said that it was thin. Amazon Customer rated it as very good and mentioned in their review of this tablet “I am impressed by the compactness of the tablet - because of its slim bezels”. Bufus Bufus mentioned on Amazon three years ago “Slim shiny super Samsung”. J. Griffin said four years ago “Plus the entire build of the tab is smaller and thinner its great” and scored it 5 stars.

A few Samsung 8 owners who purchased this tablet reckoned that it was lightweight. Jeanniecb said in their Samsung 8 review on Amazon three years ago “The fact that it is lightweight”. Phil Addis wrote in his Samsung 8 review “The e-manual can be a little lightweight in some of the descriptions, for a novice like me.” .

A few customers who reviewed it thought it was compact. Amazon Customer rated this tablet 5 stars and mentioned “Excellent and very compact for the screen size”. Laptopmag.com wrote “The sleek and compact Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 Android tablet boasts a built-in remote control, bright” in their review of the Samsung 8.

A few customers who bought the Samsung 8 thought it was easy to carry around. Derian gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this tablet three years ago “It is easy to carry around and being a little larger more screen available although not too large for one hand if necessary”. Olu wrote “The Samsung galaxy tablet is light and easy to use and comes with the specs”.

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Good Product Quality

Some people wrote that it was good quality. Allan he wrote “Very pleased - Top quality tablet from Samsung”. Amazon Customer wrote “Lovely quality feel to it”. Anonymous gave this tablet a rating of 4 stars and wrote “The image quality is superb”.

Nice Design

A number of Samsung 8 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Samsung 8 was good looking. Amazon Customer gave it a very good review and mentioned in their Samsung 8 review on Amazon “Very useful and very pretty to look at”. Andrew H said in his review of the Samsung 8 on Amazon “Stylish and functional” and rated it as excellent. Crookedmouth said on Amazon “Reduces your waistline and attracts beautiful women” and scored the product very highly.

Six Samsung 8 reviewers who reviewed this tablet reckoned that it was a good design. Iva Petrova wrote in her review “Incredible color design and technology in one” and scored the product 5 stars. Iva Petrova also mentioned “Design is incredible combined with Android Jelly bean 4.1 creates a good feeling to use”. Expert website Computershopper.com said in their review “It comes in at a lower price with a narrower design and better battery life” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

A number of Samsung 8 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was smooth. Three years ago Andrew H mentioned in his Samsung 8 review on Amazon “Samsung seem to have the edge on tablets ( In my opinion after using others)Very smooth and robust”. Caz mentioned “The graphics are also very smooth and on this one you can multi task”.

A number of customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was luxurious. Master C of the Shire scored it very highly and said in their review of the Samsung 8 on Amazon “Recreate the satisfaction received when using a well built, established and swanky looking Samsung”. Expert review site Uk.hardware.info wrote four years ago “It's a very deluxe 15.6-inch laptop, both in terms of design”.

One person reckoned that the product was well designed. Master C of the Shire gave the product a score of 5 stars and said on Amazon “A proper product, well built, well designed and dang fun to use” in their review of the Samsung 8.

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Good Connectivity

Some Samsung 8 owners thought it was wifi compatible. J a Lambert said in their review of this tablet on Amazon “Fast Wi-Fi connection” and scored it 5 stars. Mr. S. R. Allison said “This is probably my wi - fi, not the tablets fault” in their Samsung 8 review. Four years ago R. F. Stevens said in their Samsung 8 review “Excellent, super display, fast processor, good wi-fi” and scored it very highly.

A number of Samsung 8 owners who reviewed this tablet reckoned that it was able to connect to the internet. D. Atkinson mentioned in their review three years ago “The galaxy tab accompanies me when I travel about and gives me easy access to the Internet and is more convenient than my phone”. Jay said also three years ago “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. Mark Wilson mentioned “I have no problem connecting to the internet anywhere in the house” and scored the product very highly.

Three Samsung 8 owners who reviewed it concluded that it had email functionality. Amazon Customer gave it a rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon “The performance is fine for me (music, email & videos, no gaming”. Three years ago Jean Marshall he wrote on Amazon “Easy for a quick e-mail check to save putting lap” in his review.

Several customers who purchased the product reckoned that it was good in terms of USB connections. B said “The supplied 2amp USB charger was easy to clip together” in their review and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Eight years ago Dreamwarecomputers.com mentioned “Can be used as a USB monitor (DisplayLink”.

One Samsung 8 owner who reviewed it concluded that it had network functionality. Aremess mentioned “It connected to their home network very easily and does all that they wanted”.

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Good Battery Life

A few Samsung 8 owners who reviewed this tablet considered that it had a good battery life. A. Derricutt gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned “Battery life is very good and lasts a long enough time on sleep to not often feel like switching it off”. Allan said three years ago “Set up is easy - first task is to fully charge the battery (charger is of course included) once completed simply power on” in his review of this tablet and gave the Samsung 8 a very good rating. Four years ago Amazon Customer mentioned “A slightly more powerful battery” in their review of the Samsung 8.

One customer who bought the Samsung 8 reckoned that it was quick to charge. John F Evans mentioned on Amazon “Is easy to charge”.

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Easy to Use

A number of Samsung 8 reviewers wrote that it was easy to use. Three years ago A. Derricutt wrote on Amazon “Accessing the web is much easier and more pleasant to use” in their review of this tablet. In the same month Abucha wrote “Easy to use if you have had any Samsung galaxy before” in their review of this tablet and scored it 5 stars. In the same month Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “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 review of this tablet.

Some Samsung 8 owners said in their reviews that the Samsung 8 was comfortable and easy to hold. Amazon Customer rated it as excellent and mentioned “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”. Brian Challis wrote in his review “The Tab 3 8 inch is easy to hold, responsive” and scored it very highly. Mark Wilson mentioned “Yet is still small enough to be comfortable to use with one hand” in his review.

A number of Samsung 8 owners said in their reviews that the Samsung 8 was easy to setup. Cbell said on Amazon “Easy to set up - plud in” in their review of this tablet. Derian said “It is very quick to set up and the speed of response is good” in their review of this tablet. Ibh said on Amazon “It is easy to set up and use” and rated it as excellent.

Several customers thought it had a good interface. Matt King mentioned on Amazon “Nice crystal clear screen, usual easy Samsung interface” in his review and gave the product a score of 4 stars. Tomtomato gave it a score of 5 stars and said “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” in their review of the Samsung 8.

A number of Samsung 8 owners considered that the Samsung 8 was easy to use the menus. Three years ago Alanicus wrote in their review of the Samsung 8 “Quite a lot of the Samsung stuff is genuinely useful, such as the settings menu and multitasking panel” and scored it 4 stars. Isobelle Stocker wrote in the same month “After reading a few reviews I went for this one as it is similar settings as my Samsung S3 phone” in their Samsung 8 review and rated it as very good.

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Samsung Has Excellent Tablet Computer Reviews

We checked 10,157 owner and expert reviews for Samsung tablet computers and found that on average Samsung has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Samsung has excellent ratings specifically for its MSM8976 processor tablet computers.

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Good Technical Features

A few Samsung 8 reviewers who reviewed the product concluded that it had good features. Amazon Customer gave the product an excellent rating and wrote “It has nify features like coming on as soon as you open the case”. Andrew H gave it a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon three years ago “It has lots of features that I haven't taken advantages of yet, which brings me to the interface” in his review of this tablet. Four years ago expert review site Itproportal.com mentioned in their Samsung 8 review “Light design, through the multitasking to the built-in remote control features”.

Good Support

Some customers who reviewed it said that it had good technical guidance. Anniseed said on Amazon “Has a clear instruction manual” in their review and rated the Samsung 8 as very good. K Wren said in their review of the Samsung 8 “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” . Tallpete33 mentioned on Amazon “Is way more beginner friendly in many ways and the help function is very "helpful" too” in their Samsung 8 review.

One person reckoned that the product had good customer support.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Some people who bought the Samsung 8 reckoned that it was quiet. Four years ago Tallpete33 wrote in their Samsung 8 review on Amazon “The seven incher went quietly”. Expert review site Notebookcheck.net gave the Samsung 8 a score of 4 stars and wrote “The system operates quietly for” in their Samsung 8 review.

Good for Games

A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that this tablet was good playing games on. Expert review site Notebookcheck.net mentioned in their review of this tablet “Both decent gaming and system performance distinguish this multimedia device”. Expertreviews.co.uk gave this tablet a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review “It showed that 15.6in laptops couyld combine top-end gaming power with sleek style”.

Good Webcam

One Samsung 8 owner mentioned in their reviews that the Samsung 8 was good for making skype calls. Derian mentioned three years ago “It is good for Skype used frequently to my grandchildren in the USA” in their review.

Just Released Eight Months Ago

This tablet computer was only released eight months ago. Newer tablet computers like this one are likely to use more advanced technology.

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 tablets that came out in the last year. Newly released MSM8976 processor tablet computers have continuous video playback times of between 8h and 14h, and the average continuous video playback time is 12h.

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Very Long Browsing Time (Wi-Fi)

At 9 hours, the Samsung 8 has a very long browsing time (Wi-Fi) compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been on the market for the last year. MSM8976 processor tablet computers that are a similar age to the 8 have browsing time (Wi-Fi)s of between 8h and 9h, and the average browsing time (Wi-Fi) is 8.5h.

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1 Reason Against

Very Long Browsing Time (4G)

With a browsing time (4G) of 9 hours, the Samsung 8 has one of the longest browsing time (4G)s amongst MSM8976 processor tablet computers of this age. The average browsing time (4G) of tablets that have been around for a similar time to the 8 is 8.6h, and the browsing time (4G)s range from 8h to 9h.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Samsung 8

Average Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

At 8 megapixels, the Samsung 8 has a pretty average rear camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other latest similar spec tablets.

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Four Processor Coress

The Samsung 8 has four processor coress. That's average compared to the other six latest similar spec tablets that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

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Average Processor Frequency

At 1.8 gigahertz, the Samsung 8 has a pretty standard processor frequency compared to most of the other MSM8976 processor tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the 8.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of 32 gigabytes, the Samsung 8 has a fairly typical internal storage capacity compared to most of the other MSM8976 processor tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the 8.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Samsung 8 has a fairly typical display diagonal (8 inches) compared to most of the other MSM8976 processor tablet computers that came out in the last 12 months.

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Specification

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Camera
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Audio
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Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth Version
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Bluetooth
2G Bands (primary SIM)
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Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Headphone Connectivity
Microphone in
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Phone Features
Video Call
Voice Call
Messaging
E-Mail
Performance
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Proximity Sensor
Orientation Sensor
Electronic Compass
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
GLONASS
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Fingerprint Reader
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