Enabled with mid-sized Android Honeycomb Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is nice device with slimness and portability. This is a 16 GB Wi-Fi model on a price of £400 and £500 for 3G. It has a 1,280x800-pixel multi-touch LCD display. And some latest Samsung innovation has been added into it. The Tab 8.9 is also provided with a good video store and music library, the Media Hub. More, it has a decent 3-megapixel 720p camera, a webcam, microphone and GPS. It has all the qualities which can have in the iPad or the larger Galaxy Tab 10.
The Android home screens of the device are much better this time. The Galaxy Tab 8.9 has around five screens, with nice fading 3D transitions provided to loop from once screen to other. In the central screen there are about four live widgets. They are digital clock, basic alarm clock, Gallery app, the AccuWeather and an AP news feed completes the set
It has importantly an 8.9-inch wide screen. It makes e-mail reading and watching movies much easier.
It is a landscape device. With 1,280x800 pixels the screen causes excellent levels of detail and quite smart colour saturation. The multi-touch technology is quite responsive in the tablet and it is provided with two new motion settings to the standard pinch-to-zoom. With a 1GHz dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 and 1GB of RAM, it is quite easy to handle and enjoy this Android tablet. 3D games work great on the device.
The Tab 8.9's two cameras are of medium quality. The 3-megapixel snapper on the back is of lower resolution and 2-megapixel front-facing webcam is higher than average.
For video mode it has effects like sepia, negative, and black and white. Switching to video mode takes around 3 seconds, and cuts your options down to just with along the white balance adjustment. With respect to video, its 720p resolution is high definition in name only.
Colours and exposure are good.The 6,100mAh battery on board the Tab 8.9 gives a power back up of 8 to 10 hours of use on each change, with a regular Wi-Fi connection and occasional processor-intensive tasks. The Tab 8.9 is a good move in over crowed Android tablet marketplace.