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Maintains its overall size.
4G LTE connectivity.
TouchWiz UI Improves Honeycomb.
9 hour battery life.
Very Good display and great performance.
Excellent design and form factor.
Thin and light design.
Superthin and light.
Lots of useful apps.
Razor thin profile construction.
No expandable storage.
$50 less than the 10.1.
LTE version is bundled with contract.
Not running Android 3.2.
Tablet app selection in the Android marketplace is still limited.
No social ports like USB or an SD card reader; no 3G/ 4G option.
Sluggish performance, UI inconsistencies, lack of apps
Like the Tab 10.1, fewer ports and slots than most Android tablets.
Clumsy reliance on storage adapters
By evogadget.com on June 01, 2012
If you enjoy reading eBooks, know that this tablet can become an eReader. Thanks to its Reader's Hub app. The Samsung Galaxy GT-P7310MVGR is one of the best tablets produced by this manufacturer. It definitely convinced us to keep an eye on...
By CNET Australia on March 13, 2012
Despite a more portable size and weight, and 4G network radios, the Tab 8.9 does little that surpasses previous Galaxy Tabs or other products in this category as a...
By Good Gear Guide on March 12, 2012
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 4G is Australia's first 4G tablet, offering impressive data speeds and a size and weight that we think is near perfect. However, Telstra's currently limited 4G coverage, a high price tag and some niggling software...
By Smarthouse on March 04, 2012
Let's forget about the fact that this device is 4G enabled, the real value of the new Samsung 8.9" 4G Galaxy Tab is the quality of the display which is a sweet spot, size-wise and the fact that it is an ideal size for home tablet use, it's also...
By T3 Magazine on February 01, 2012
So where does the Samsung 8.9 rank in the current hierarchy of tablets? Well, we’d say quite highly. It shares so many of the characteristics that made the Galaxy Tab 10.1 such an impressive device, but manages to condense it all into a smaller,...
By Phone Arena on December 05, 2011
Looking at AT&T’s selection of 4G LTE tablets, it’s obviously limited right now with only the Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 LTE and the HTC Jetstream. As much as we feel that its $479.99 on-contract ($629.99 outright) is still on the pricey side,...
By SlashGear on November 29, 2011
Samsung appears to be trying for every single size device here in the smart mobile world, with 10.1-inches, 8.9, 7.7, 7, 5.3, 5, 4.65, 4.52, 4.5, 4.3, and the list goes on and on. No matter what you want, Samsung has you covered in AT LEAST the...
By techcrunch.com on November 29, 2011
Short VersionThe Galaxy Tab 8.9 is a nearly perfect size and weight and, thanks to a few user experience updates, it is an excellent vehicle for Android Honeycomb 3.2. In many cases the dreaded Android lag is gone and 8.9 screen size is, like the...
By CNET UK on November 15, 2011
Large enough to enjoy a film on but smaller than a hardback book, 8.9 inches could be the perfect size for a tablet. Add good build quality and great performance and the only thing holding back the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is its shocking...
By DigitalVersus on November 11, 2011
Like the Galaxy Tab 10.1-inch, the 8.9 has numerous advantages: an impressive media player, nice and compact, very light, plenty of exclusives in the interface. The fact that you can't extend the memory and that it uses a proprietary port mean it...
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