While there is no doubt that the smartphone is the primary business communication device, the tablet comes as a close second. In fact, they capable of performing a number of communication tasks that was previously the monopoly of smartphones.
For example, tablets now come with basic call and text functionality and now are even equipped with advanced communication features. For instance, you can use your tablets in order to gain access to your office-based business phone system powered by RingCentral VoIP providers and the like. This allows you and your mobile employees to stay in touch with your business even though you are on the go, while on travel or resting at home, perhaps.
Knowing the growing importance of tablets in the everyday performance of business-related tasks forces you to choose the best device. If your financial condition permits you, then you must put as a priority the purchasing of high-end tablets.
Speaking of top-notch tablets, one such device that is recently released to the market this year is the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0, which has been updated. This is an excellent 8” slate form the South Korea-based company Samsung Electronics. If you are intrigued and want to know more about the device, read the quick review that follows.
Design and Build
There is no way that you can mistake the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 as something other than a Samsung device. In fact, it looks like an enlarged version of the newest flagship Samsung smartphone the Galaxy S4. It sports a glossy white construction and rounded shell.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 strides in the middle of being a small device and being a large tablet, though the tablet is sufficiently thin and light. Meanwhile, it sports a non-removable back cover and has an S Pen Stylus tucked in a corner.
When it comes to performance, the Galaxy Note 8.0 comes with stunning specifications. It is powered by a 1.6 GHz Exynos 4412 quad-core processor that is coupled by 2GB of RAM. Though when it comes to speed the Galaxy Note 8.0 is outpaced by the Google Nexus 10 and the Sony Xperia Tablet, it is still one of the most powerful tablets in the market.
Meanwhile, when it comes to display specs, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 has the usual screen resolution with a pixel density of 189ppi, which is lower than the Asus FonePad and the Nexus 7. The iPad Mini has an even larger pixel density.
Samsung seems to have the same problem with its internal storage. For instance, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 comes with 16GB of flash storage, but this will be reduced to a mere 9GB of available memory. The good thing is that the device comes with a microSDXC card slot that can accommodate up to 64GB of additional storage.
As for the camera specs, this tablet is equipped with mid-range shooters—a 5MP rear camera that lacks flash and a 0.3MP front-facing shooter.
This device run the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS coupled with Samsung’s own TouchWiz interface. The device also comes with a number of preloaded apps from Samsung. One cool feature of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is the Multi-window, which allows you to run two apps simultaneously on your screen. There are also apps that are associated with the tablet’s S Pen Stylus such as the Paper Artist, Awesome Note HD, S Planner, and S Note.
When it comes to battery life, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 boasts of a 17Wh non-removable battery that has excellent longevity, but not totally impressive. This device can last up to 5 hours of continuous video viewing before it needs to be charged.