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Unboxing the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

May 29, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Today, the Galaxy Note 8.0 showed up on my doorstep. So that means it’s time to do an unboxing and get ready for the full review. As you know by now, we don’t do quick reviews because that doesn’t allow us time to thoroughly test the device. We usually use it for around 7-10 days, sometimes longer depending on the device before we publish a review. So here are our first impressions and unboxing of the Galaxy Note 8.0.

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As most of you know, the Galaxy Note 8.0 has an 8-inch display that is TFT and 1280×800 resolution along with a quad-core 1.6GHz Exynos 4412 processor and 2GB of RAM. It is running Android 4.1.2 so there’s not a ton of missing storage space like on the Galaxy S4. The Galaxy Note 8.0 is Wi-Fi only, it’s also pretty nice to hold. Similar to the Nexus 7, it can fit in one hand. I’m still not all that excited about having physical buttons on a tablet, but they aren’t as bad as I thought it would be.

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On battery life, I can’t really answer that yet as I’ve only had the device for mere hours so far. Which is not enough time to really assess the battery life on the device, but it will be in the full review soon. The S Pen is just like the S Pen on the Galaxy Note 2 and Note 10.1 which I’ve reviewed already. The S Pen is really my favorite part of the Note series of tablets and phones. I really like using the S Pen in certain apps, especially Paper Artist or Draw Something.

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If you have any questions or comments on the Galaxy Note 8.0, feel free to leave them down below and I’ll be sure to address them in the full review.