Tablets: Compare features & prices Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 16GB review http://www.which.co.uk/technology/computing/reviews/tablets/samsung-galaxy-tab-8-9-16gb/review/
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 has a smaller screen than many tablets, but for many people it will be the perfect size as it's that bit lighter and easier to carry around. What's the tablet's interface like though, and are the touchscreen and keyboard up to scratch? We bought one and sent it to our lab to find out.
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 16GB
- Launch date: Sep 2011
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OS Version tested
The operating system on the device at the time of test. This may have since been updated.
Available storage (GB)
This tells you the actual size of the internal memory available for you to use. A large internal memory helps you store more videos and music.
Whether the device is able to display Flash content on web pages
Battery time (mins)
Battery life per charge for video playback (in minutes)
Test Programme Version
Due to improvements in our testing procedures to account for new features and developments, note that tablets tested in different test programme years aren't directly comparable
The number of USB 2.0 sockets on the device
The number of faster USB 3.0 sockets on the device
Whether the device can use the 802.11g wireless standard
Whether the device can use the faster 802.11n wireless standard
Wi fi (802.11n 5GHz)
Whether the device can operate on the less crowded 5GHz wireless frequency
Whether there is a SIM card slot for connecting to a 3G network
Whether the device can connect with other bluetooth (short-range wireless) devices
A GPS receiver uses satellites to find your location
Whether the device accepts SD memory cards. Many cameras use SD cards.
Micro SD card
Whether the device accepts micro SD memory cards. Many mobile phones use micro SD cards.
For hooking up to a HDTV
Screen size (inches)
Diagonal size of the screen
Often, more resolution means more detail in the picture displayed
Capacitive screens are generally more responsive to a finger touch than resistive screens