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Just would like to know what you like about them, or do not like about them. thanks! thumb.gif
Edited by gregg1494 - 3/4/14 at 9:55pm
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Like is not a strong enough word.

It's only real competition in the 8" space is the IPad Mini Retina (which I also own) and to a lesser extent, the LG G Pad 8.3 (which I owned and sold recently).

In terms of features, it is the most powerful small form factor tablet currently available (unless you are looking at a Windows based tablet, which at 8" from my experience is way too small to use effectively).

My only fear was battery life and so far the Mini Retina has a slight advantage. However, the Tab 8.4 has the best battery of any 8" or smaller Android tablet I have owned (and I have owned all of the decent ones).

What I do not like is the lack of accessories (ie, cases). However that will soon change as they come out.

What I like is pretty much everything, screen is highest res in this size on the market (better in color as well, blows away Apple Retina for color and brightness), Micro SD slot, powerful cpu/gpu, light weight, IR Blaster (surprisingly handy), integrated webex (great for work), etc.



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Edited by Robilar - 3/5/14 at 9:37am
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Like is not a strong enough word.

It's only real competition in the 8" space is the IPad Mini Retina (which I also own) and to a lesser extent, the LG G Pad 8.3 (which I owned and sold recently).

In terms of features, it is the most powerful small form factor tablet currently available (unless you are looking at a Windows based tablet, which at 8" from my experience is way too small to use effectively).

My only fear was battery life and so far the Mini Retina has a slight advantage. However, the Tab 8.4 has the best battery of any 8" or smaller Android tablet I have owned (and I have owned all of the decent ones).

What I do not like is the lack of accessories (ie, cases). However that will soon change as they come out.

What I like is pretty much everything, screen is highest res in this size on the market (better in color as well, blows away Apple Retina for color and brightness), Micro SD slot, powerful cpu/gpu, light weight, IR Blaster (surprisingly handy), integrated webex (great for work), etc.



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Thanks for the reply thumb.gif I am gonna get the 10.1. I already own the note 3, had a note 2, so used to bigger devices. That's why I don't see a point of getting another device that is only 3 inches bigger. But if the 8.4 is great the 10.1 will also be very nice.
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The 10.1 is supposed to be stellar. The only complaints I have seen are that it is not the most rigid tablet and creaks a bit when pressure is applied. Should be a non issue once it is in a case though.

Throw a 128GB Sandisk Micro SD in it and you will have a beast of a device.
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The 10.1 is supposed to be stellar. The only complaints I have seen are that it is not the most rigid tablet and creaks a bit when pressure is applied. Should be a non issue once it is in a case though.

Throw a 128GB Sandisk Micro SD in it and you will have a beast of a device.

That was the plan biggrin.gif
post #6 of 25
I was just doing some searching on the 8.4 and so far I only see mention of 64GB compatibility, the 10.1 seems to be the same. Might want to look into that before ordering your SD card.
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It works fine been tested by others.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2665544

The advertising info for the tablet predated the 128GB Micro SD card release.
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Quote:
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It works fine been tested by others.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2665544

The advertising info for the tablet predated the 128GB Micro SD card release.


Sweet.

Now we just need to wait for some 256GB cards and see if they work.
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is your 8.4 very slow, the UI?
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Slow? No. This is the fastest tablet I have ever used. Web browsing is fast, switching between apps is fast, apps run like lightning.

I don't use Magazine for much, I have it linked to several apps. It is kind of handy for a quick switch. Multi window is also quick. Still trying to figure out how to link other apps to it.

Battery life is much better than I had hoped as well.
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