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  1. jhat3k1

    jhat3k1 Well-Known Member

    I have had every tablet there is, amd the 8.9 inch screen is the perfect size.....especially in portrait mode. I just bought mine a few hours ago. I can try to answrr any questions that anyone may have.

  2. badankles

    badankles Well-Known Member

    Thanks. I have the 10.1 currently, also. It's not really portable, not a take it you everywhere portable comfortably. I'm leaning toward the 7" or 7.7" size one as I didn't think 8.9 is that much different than the 10.1.
  3. LunchBB

    LunchBB Well-Known Member

    I bought my 8.9 yesterday. I like the size.. but then, it makes many web pages text difficult to read. hmnm...
  4. trayluv73

    trayluv73 Member

    How are you dealing with the lack of a sdcard, hdmi, and usb? I was looking at it yesterday and was wondering if the 16gigs would be enough. I got the xoom family edition instead but the 8.9 did feel just right for me and the screen is BEAUTIFUL on the Samsung!! I haven't even opened my tablet yet, still debating. The 150 jump and less ports makes me wonder but that SCREEN!!
  5. hellybob

    hellybob Well-Known Member

    I debated between the Xoom 2 media or the 8.9 but in the end I got the 8.9 last week.

    It's a perfect size for me and I don't need the extra slots. Very very happy with it. I have barely put it down.
  6. ociopia

    ociopia Active Member

    i have had a thrive, ipad2, htc flyer and hp touchpad. all were too "something." too big, too heavy, too complicated, whatever. the galaxy 8.9 is gorgeous, light as a feather, the perfect size for one OR two hands, has fabulous speakers. i love it.
  7. raqball

    raqball Well-Known Member

    Agree! I picked one up a few days ago and returned it the next day.... I can easily read on my 10.1 but the text size was really small and hard to read on the 8.9....

    Loved the size and weight though..... if bad eyesight plagues someone (like me) then they might want to consider the 10.1 instead....
  8. hellybob

    hellybob Well-Known Member

    My eyesight is poor and I get on great with the 8.9 but I've never fully used a 10.1 to compare.
  9. gggoodgggirl

    gggoodgggirl Member

    I am leaning towards the 8.9. Like another poster, I am also concerned about lack of SD card, ports, and no access to the battery.

    I think I can deal with the lack of SD card and ports because there are accessory connectors and cloud options. So my question is about getting the 16gb vs the 32gb. Is 16gb enough for general use? I am not going to be storing my entire music collection or tons of movies/videos, but I do like to download and play with lots of apps. Does it make sense to upgrade to the 32gb?

    Regaring the battery, I know this tablet has only been out for a fee months, but does anyone have experience with Samsung batteries in general? If that battery loses its ability to hold a charge, then the tablet becomes disposable. At $400+ does that really make sense? I am having a hard time justifying it.

    Aside from these concerns, I played with the 8.9 in the store the other day and it is a beautiful device. Gorgeous display, perfect size and form factor, comfortable to hold, etc. And these are the things that are really important in a tablet.

    Thanks ahead for any input.

  10. LunchBB

    LunchBB Well-Known Member

    is there a 7.7 version coming out soon?
  11. Fred Bassett

    Fred Bassett Well-Known Member

    Did you get it? Whats thoughts on it if so.. any help appreciated
  12. Riche101

    Riche101 VIP Member VIP Member

    I have had the 8.9 32 gig wifi for a week now. I love it perfect size etc, and my main uses will be blogging and photography (with real camera) I have Dropbox and usb sticks etc. As for the battery its brilliant, can last over a day on medium heavy use and if you treat it right like letting agents it drain before next big charge you won't wear it out that much.

    You should consider Ebay. I got mine from Ebay UK £279 it an American Manufacturers (Samsung) Refurb. It worked fine out of box etc and looks fine.
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  13. Fred Bassett

    Fred Bassett Well-Known Member

    Riche, thanks for all your help with answers today. I appreciate it. Answered everything i needed
  14. Riche101

    Riche101 VIP Member VIP Member

    Glad I can help you I love mine. We need to get more 8.9 love around on here and Xda, too many sizest users lol
  15. Fred Bassett

    Fred Bassett Well-Known Member

    seems like the perfect size to me. Going to order tomorrow

    One last question Riche. If i'm storing music and photos in the cloud and just putting what photos i need for work.. maybe 50 or so on the tablet, do i have any need to consider the 32gig or would the 16gig work fine?

    Which size do you have?

    Apart from the 16/32 size difference, is there any other difference between the two tabs?
  16. Riche101

    Riche101 VIP Member VIP Member

    I have the 32 gig as since there is no micro sd slot, even though I will use usb sticks etc with adapter I won't always have wifi or cloud access. There is is not any difference in I believe, but if you're a willing to get a barging like a refurbished one I'd say just get the 32 gig one

    Think of what sort of apps you may use etc and if you plan too root and use Cwm backup as they and photo's and music do take up space. I have about 20 gig too play with now, I used 8 gig only about 28 gig was free too use as 4 gig goes on system files it seems. Like anything if you nearly fill it full it my become slower etc.
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  17. Fred Bassett

    Fred Bassett Well-Known Member

    good points there thank you.

    Saw the 32gig for $419 last night inc ship so best get that ordered

    What do you have for a case or screen protector if any?
  18. Riche101

    Riche101 VIP Member VIP Member

    for screen protectors I always n use Zagg ones

    which is brill on it

    Case wise I have the Smart Cover case which is nice plus gives a little stand
    and for travelling I have a Iluv Neoprene case( the tab with the smart cover fits in just fine)

    Also got myself a stylus pen thing.

    at some point I am going to making one single post and combine all the tips etc and get it as a sticky

    I just wish ppl where more active here.

    check out the Must have app thread here and add too it in time :)
  19. Fred Bassett

    Fred Bassett Well-Known Member

    got a link for the smart cover?
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    Riche101 VIP Member VIP Member

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  23. choccy

    choccy Well-Known Member

    Just got a 16gb Tab

    Will any usb sticks work in these?

    Can I just plug them straight into the tab or do I have to buy a separate connector first? If so which one should I get? (UK btw)

  24. badankles

    badankles Well-Known Member

    @choccy, I have the 10.1 but it should be the same in this regard. You will need a separate USB adapter and can use any USB flash or external drive. As long as they are in FAT32 format.
  25. choccy

    choccy Well-Known Member


    Any particular adaptor to get or should I just get the official one?

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