After launching Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 in UK and USA, the company has
now introduced it in India as the Samsung Galaxy Note 800. On the specs
side, this tablet packs in the new 1.4GHz quad-core Exnyos processor,
2GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal flash storage, and one can expand the
memory via microSD cards of up to 32GB.
The 10.1-inch display comes
with 1280x800p resolution, and there is a 7000 mAh battery on board.
Just like the 5.3-inch Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note 800 is also S-Pen optimised. It will retail at Rs. 39,990.
We were very excited when
we saw the specifications of the tablet, and really looking forward to
laying our hands on it. We have been playing around this tablet for a
few hours now since Samsung had provided a unit pre-launch.
However, the actual experience with the tablet has been bit of a
Of late, there have been quite a few ivory white
tablets in entry and high end tablet segments and Galaxy Note 800 is the latest to join the bandwagon. At just 0.35 inch thick, Samsung
Galaxy Note 800 is slim and feels light. However, on the down side
we found that it is a little too 'plasticy' for our taste. In fact some
of the entry level tablets have a better casing than this one. This
plasticky feel of the tablet in a way also makes the tablet look
To illustrate the same, when you try to hold the Galaxy
Note 10.1 firmly, one can see the rear casing start to bend from the
place that the pressure is being applied on it! This is something that
one will not expect from even an entry level tablet, leave alone a
premium one from the house of Samsung.
Moving on to the screen,
from the makers of Super AMOLED one expects a cracker of a display
especially for its tablet device. Even on this front, Galaxy Note 10.1
underwhelms with 1280 x 800 LCD screen. On the up side, we are very
happy with the performance of the tablet (at least so far). It is able
to multi-task like a pro and browsing, too, feels breezy.
about the battery-life, camera and the bundled apps? Stay tuned for a
detailed review coming soon. Meanwhile, check out our gallery of the
Samsung Galaxy Note 800 a.k.a. Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1.
Samsung Galaxy Note 800 hands on