I've been using my n5120 8.0 tablet for about 2 month so far. Absolutely in love with it. Best device i've had so far.
Probably, i'm the only user to use it like a phone! So far i've been using it like my primary and only phone. I carry a little bag with me where i put my wallet, sunglasses etc, and there goes the Note too. Most times it's convenient enough, except for occasions i go running/dancing - when i have to leave the phablet behind, cause it's too clunky - can't put it on my arm (!) like i used with galaxy s2, while running. The ideal solution for this is probably a smartwatch. Maybe even a smartwatch with a sim.
My primary use of the tablet is a notebook. Since i bought it, i stopped using paper to write down. Using samsung note software to create full-size notebooks at work with the pen. I then back up those files to gdrive automatically. For paper-haters, like me, it's a life saver! The pen works really well. Samsung's software is very neat. It can recognize handwritten staff and convert to typed symbols.
The battery life is a downside. When i use it at work, writing with s-pen for about 8 hours (some of it with screen on) the battery is over at about 17.00, even before the day is over. I wish there were some battery saving feature for note taking. I guess, i'll buy an external battery accumulator to solve it, cause when you rely on your tablet at your primary tool for everything incl. business, you can't afford to have it shut down with no power. Probably an average user will have a 1 full day of battery, but no more than that.
One comment i met in reviews, about the low screen resolution, in my view, is a bullshit. The screen is amazing, very bright and clear, you will love it, no matter what other devices have out there.
Camera works well so far. In too month of use haven't been to dark places, where flash would be needed, so didn't suffer from the lack of flash. This was the biggest issue for me before buying, but now very happy i gave up on flash. Anyway i have my old galaxy s 2 with flash if needed. I'm note a photography heavy user, anyway.
2MB of RAM is amazing. Note never freezes/lags as my galaxy s2 used to do so many times, when ran out of memory. The RAM counter stays around 1.2 after cleaning RAM, with only a few apps at the background, and around 1.5-1.6 at use. S2 would've crashed long ago, with fewer apps at the background. So 2GB of RAM at least is a must! (i have more than 60 apps on the Note)
The screen is huge, have 4 times more screen space than i had on my s2 phone! Excellent for browsing, video watching, writing, of course.
You'll need a case to protect it and i suggest the one that keeps both sides of it protected, a book style case, for example. This tablet doesn't have gorilla glass, so better protect the screen!
Bottom line: super recommended for note-takers/paper-haters/business oriented users etc! Great for productivity and pleasure combined
i dont know if i put the sim card in the wrong way and may be i have damaged the sim tray or what but the samsung galaxy n5120 now its not reconising the sim it reads "insert sim" can someone help.thanks guys
How long does it take to fully charge your note 8.0? Mine's taking 18 hours to charge it to a 100%. I've been to the service center and they replaced my charger. It charges for 3 hours at first then the problem recurred again. I'm so frustrated with my note 8.0. It now takes a whole day to fully charge the tablet
I got this phone Oct 2013, and its an amazing phone
Ive stopped using the lap top since ive got it and i just love it
Its fast hardly ever freezes
Only down side is the battery, doesnt last long and also that it doesnt have a flash so pictures at night suck
ivon, 26 Jul 2014Its says in the specs itd 16gb internal memory but when you see the storage it just 10gb only?... moreU have to put in affect of the operating system and memory to run it. Thats y it takes up so much space.
ivon, 26 Jul 2014Its says in the specs itd 16gb internal memory but when you see the storage it just 10gb only?... moreIvon, the internal memory if they said it is 16 GB then the actual is about 12 GB not 10 GB
Hi, Has update jb 4.4.2 kitkat reached India.I am from India. I am not getting any update till now . Anybody pl.advice/inform . Thanks in advance.
ivon, 26 Jul 2014Battery sucks... use it for just 6 hours only. Try to use a Battery Doctor app (or equivalent) to search for fast draining running apps. I charge the tablet once every 3 days with 12-14 hours of intensive use.
Its says in the specs itd 16gb internal memory but when you see the storage it just 10gb only? Where is the other 6gb memory?
anz, 15 Jul 2014Reboot your tab and connect charger againBattery sucks... use it for just 6 hours only.
Samsung is a lying bag of shits. This device although perform splendidly but the battery capacity isnt truly 4600 mah. I done some checking using some battery apps in playstore and found out that its only 3600 mah. No wonder it run out of juice so quickly. Now im using huawei mediapad x1 (about the same specs with full hd screen) and the battery which is 5000 mah could last for about a day and a half when doing the same task that my old note 8 did about only 6 hours to do.
Not bad...good phone and tables. ..but browser Internet battery fast finish
My samsung note 8 is not charging all of a sudden, seems to charge with a new charger only once! Av tried other chargers same result. Pls respond fast
guys any news for galaxy note 8 2? I really think note 8 needs a successor...It has been over 1 yr now:(
Lcd is very good
Battery is good
At all is very usefull device
Size is alittle big
omar22, 05 Jun 2014Today I cheked the software update and it started 700+ mb downloading so I think its KitKat . ... morejust visit this