Samsung has been enabling its tablets with calling functionality ever since the first ever non-Apple tablet released, the company’s own Galaxy Tab. While the original Galaxy Tab didn’t have an ear piece to enable phone-like calling, it did have the support. Tab 2 310, its successor on the other hand had an ear piece to let people use it like a phone. Various other manufacturers then warmed up to this idea and released their own calling tablet much to the critics’ ridicule, but a market was definitely there. On that note, Samsung launched the Note 8.0 at the Mobile World Congress this year, and introduced a WiFi as well as a cellular version with calling.
We had reviewed the WiFi version earlier and now we are going to see how the cellular version is different and what its extra features are. Is the calling version really that useful on a 8 inch tablet? Lets find out.
Perfect Size for on the goDesigned for wherever inspiration strikes. Introducing the new Note 510, made for the thinkers, the dreamers, the movers and shakers. Scribble a thought, sketch out a concept, organise your ideas and express your creativity wherever inspiration may strike. It feels just right in your hand reading on the subway, giving a presentation, or enjoying a movie in bed.
Reading Mode with S PenYour books will never know.
Indulge yourself with a good book in any environment with Reading Mode that reads just like paper. By optimising the gorgeous screen to provide perfect illumination and tone, it delivers a comfortable reading experience in all lighting conditions. And with the ability to annotate directly with the S pen, all on a size made easy to hold, reading has never been more enjoyable, even on the go.
Multi WindowMultitasking during calls made simple.
Give your mobile lifestyle a boost with simultaneous calls and Multi Windows.
Jot down notes, look up directions, check email, search – all the things you need to do during a call at once, all without switching apps. Reposition, expand to full screen, or close any window immediately with smart buttons that adapt to the position of the S Pen for a truly integrated experience.
S Pen / Air View, Easy Clip, Capture, Quick CommandMake your ideas come to life. One stroke at a time.
The S Pen is no ordinary tool. Use it to tap the hard keys for an even more extensive navigation than before. Air View lets you to take a peek at any file just by hovering over it. Clipping gets done swiftly with an expert’s precision, and Quick Command helps you easily find what you’re looking for. Frankly, you’ll be left wondering how you lived without it.
S Planner / Various Sticker, Handwriting, Memo, SearchYour calendar, notes, and diary. All in one place.
Life is full of important events and memorable moments – capture them all effortlessly with S Planner. Handwrite events and notes directly in your calendar, or scribble your thoughts down with the natural feel of a pen. You can even decorate handwritten messages and share them with friends and family.
S Note / 10 Templates + 3 New TemplatesTake notes in style for all your idea inspirations. You’re full of great ideas – S Note transforms them, beautifully refined. Easily create stunning presentations with template enhancements that help your ideas stand out from the rest.
Tools of Expression / Paper ArtistMade for all your artistic inspirations.
Get your creative juices flowing with the perfect tools for the modern artist. With Paper Artist, reach a whole new level of artistic expression with beautiful brushes to create stunning drawings, paintings, and illustrations. With Photo Note, scribble memories on the back of your digital photos with S Pen, for that personalised touch of old photographs. And with easy sharing capabilities built-in, your friends and family can enjoy your latest creations instantly.
Powerful PerformanceBlazing performance that keeps up with you.
No matter your demands, the Note is up to the task. Equipped with a powerful quad core processor and 2GB of RAM, all your multitasking, searching, streaming, and gaming just works without a hitch.
Fast ConnectivityWhenever. Wherever. Faster than ever.
Don’t get bogged down by slow connections. Stay in the loop with the latest versions of WiFi Channel Bonding / GPS + Glonass.
4,600mAh BatteryPerformance that doesn’t quit.
Whether you’re at the office, at home, or out on the town, you need a mobile device that’s always ready. Do more longer with an efficient battery that lasts all day and into the night. Using the S Pen means even more time (up to 14 hours) to do what you want wherever you are.