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    Default Nexus 7 v Galaxy Note 8.0

    So I owned a Nexus 7 and it got stolen...after I kind of raged and cried about it, I started thinking about whether or not I should buy it once more or go with the Galaxy Note 8.

    My question is this:

    While I have no problem with the price (as I can pay both the price for the Nexus 7 and the Galaxy Note 8), I want to know which one would be best for a college student in the long run.

    When I owned the Nexus 7 I basically used it to browse the internet, watch TV/Movies (using Hulu, Youtube, Netflix, etc), check my email, keep up with my calender, and make notes on sermons, classes, or just random daily things. I intend to continue doing this with whatever tablet I buy in the future, with an increase in note taking and research browsing because of college.

    The Nexus 7 handled all of these pretty well with a bit of drag on the videos and a little bit of stuttering here and there. It also got a bit slower after a few months of use (but what device doesn't do that after a while?)

    What attracts me to the Galaxy Note 8, however, is the stylus, which would be good for note taking, and which also provides countless of uses in the tablet as a whole. There's also the fact that the Galaxy Note 8 has an exportable memory which is useful in situations where I would need to pass information from my tablet onto another computer (without having to pull out a cable or send it to myself through email). However, I also heard (through many reviews that I read and watched) that the Note 8 has a really lacking battery life compared to other devices.

    As of yet I have not held the Note 8 in my hands, but I suppose it would be something like holding the Ipad mini (maybe? perhaps? not really?).

    There's also the fact that I've heard that the Nexus 7 gives more 'bang for your buck', and though I love the information I'm hearing about planners (which would be soooo useful) and something about having multiple screens on the Galaxy Note 8 (which would also be incredibly useful), I wonder if I should really get the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 instead of just repurchasing the Nexus 7.

    Reminder that I'm not particularly tech-y (of course I have better than average knowledge of tech) and I though I know the difference between the speeds of processors and the amount of ppi on a screen (I have a friend who is very happy to explain and re-explain), I also don't really care as long as the tech works well when I need it and for what I need it.

    So, out of these two tablets which would be the best (in the long run) for a college student?
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    Default Re: Nexus 7 v Galaxy Note 8.0

    You mean Galaxy Tab 8? The most recent version of the Note is the Note 2

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
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    The Note 8 has a lot of functionality. And while the price is steep, the larger screen and s-pen can be a boon. I've researched and researched but I can't justify $380 for the 8 after paying $250 for my then 16GB Nexus. Research and play with them - Best Buy and Fry's have displays - and Fry's has a very large selection.

    What's been helping me in my comparison search is reading the reviews for the Galaxy Note 8 on Amazon-several students have reviewed it.
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    While the note 8 is expensive, I would recommend the note 8 for a college student. You have access to a stylus, which is great for taking notes, extra storage , a bigger screen, and a faster processor/GPU for any projects/games. I really like my note 2, and while I don't use all of the features, if I had need to I would prefer the note. I have heard some interesting things about both screens, and while the nexus has a slightly higher resolution screen, you may prefer the amoled(pretty sure its Amoled). Hope this helps :-)

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
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    Maybe I'm missing something obvious, but I picked up a stylus for my Nexus 7 for 10 bucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardRight View Post
    Maybe I'm missing something obvious, but I picked up a stylus for my Nexus 7 for 10 bucks.
    But you have to carry the stylus somewhere with the nexus. The Note 8 has a place to carry the stylus which is a plus if you are into a stylus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slender Troll View Post
    You mean Galaxy Tab 8? The most recent version of the Note is the Note 2

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    It is a Note 8 Amazon.com: Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 (16GB, White): Computers & Accessories It came out a few weeks ago with out much fanfare here in the US I guess. I have been thinking of getting one of these but I need the 32gb. I don't know if they have the 32gb yet or not.

    Edit: I just looked at the Samsung site and they have removed the reference to a 32gb version of this. Don't know if they let you install apps on the sd with this. I would say no but they did release an update for S4 and they let you move the .apk file of the app to the sd card which just is not what I want or need.
    Last edited by japetty; 06-10-2013 at 08:00 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardRight View Post
    Maybe I'm missing something obvious, but I picked up a stylus for my Nexus 7 for 10 bucks.
    Huge difference in styli. The notes is much better than anything you can buy.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
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    For the next week Barnes and Noble has the Nooks at almost fire sale prices. HD at $129 and HD+ at $149 . These supposedly can be rooted. The plus is a larger screen and has a high density screen. So how do these options compare?

    from a BB Playbook or HP Touchpad or N7
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    In terms of hardware, the now is definitely superior, other than the screen.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
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    Quote Originally Posted by techno_techie View Post
    The Note 8 has a lot of functionality. And while the price is steep, the larger screen and s-pen can be a boon. I've researched and researched but I can't justify $380 for the 8 after paying $250 for my then 16GB Nexus. Research and play with them - Best Buy and Fry's have displays - and Fry's has a very large selection.

    What's been helping me in my comparison search is reading the reviews for the Galaxy Note 8 on Amazon-several students have reviewed it.
    My beef with a NEXUS device is you can only get 32gb max with no sd slot. I do like many other things about the NEXUS though. The price is a big consideration. I do think for the price of the note 8 it could have a much better screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by japetty View Post
    But you have to carry the stylus somewhere with the nexus. The Note 8 has a place to carry the stylus which is a plus if you are into a stylus.
    I have a case for my N7 that has a loop for the stylus, includes the close-to-sleep feature, and folds to a stand. I bought it on eBay for about $10.

    Sent from my ASUS Transformer Pad TF300T using Tapatalk 2
    Not every device nor provider is for everyone. So choose carefully before you put your money down. Then live with your decision.

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    It will be risks if you buy nexus 7 maybe you will bored and regrets for not using new Tec ,
    and according for your update you had already use nexus 7 so , go on
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    Quote Originally Posted by ncvikingx97 View Post
    In terms of hardware, the now is definitely superior, other than the screen.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    Looks like spell corrector struck again. Presume he thinks the N7 is superior other than the screen since the Nook HD+ has a very good screen. The Nook HD+ also has HDMI and SD card slot but no front camera. The N7 has the quad core processor. But speed results aren't great.

    from a BB Playbook or HP Touchpad or N7
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    Ok first they S-Pen isn't a capacitive stylus that you would get for pretty much everything else these days. It is much more precise and has the ability to gauge pressure and some other things. There really is no comparison between a stylus and the S-Pen. Until you try both you may not understand what I mean.

    As far as hardware goes the Note is pretty much superior to the Nexus 7 in every way. It has the best Coretex A-9 Processor and GPU, Twice the ram, and allot of expansion options the nexus doesn't have.

    The biggest complaint people give about any of the note devices is the limited resolution. That is a limitation of the wacom digitizer that they use for the s-pen. The biggest advantage of the Nexus 7 is being GED.

    The situation is pretty simple really. If you will have a good use for the S-Pen then it is a good choice, If not then stick with something like the nexus 7 or some of the other cheap good tablets coming out. The nexus 7 is getting some good compentition now on price point with the most recent new tablet release.
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    I would go with the Note 8. I have the Note 2 smartphone, as well as the Nexus 7. After using the features that Samsung has added, as well as the S-Pen, my Nexus 7 seems boring to me.
    Just like my Note 2, the Note 8 tablet can run two apps in split screen mode. You can watch a YouTube video, while emailing someone, taking notes, or browsing the web. The S-Pen is so much better than a regular stylus. I like using it for Full HTML websites that contain pop-out navigation links. I can hover my S-Pen over the links to reveal the sub-menus. This can't be done on any tablet or smartphone that doesn't have the S-Pen technology. Note 8 also has a rear camera for those times you feel the urge to post a pic to social network sites.

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    If price truly isn't an issue or concern the the note 8.0 all the way. The note 8.0 truly is the first tablet to make you prefer and enjoy using the stylist over typing and is full of great features. You will realize that as good as the nexus is and it is good the note 8.0 is like an entire new platform of tablets, its the first tablet to be what we have always expected from a tablet. Just so you understand me, I use a note 2 as my daily phone a windows 8 10 inch tablet as my laptop replacement and the note 8.0 as my something in between. Note 8.0 still fits in your casual clothes pockets, just. So makes you more likely to carry it around unlike a 10 inch tablet but still has a large enough screen to work on unlike note 2 which is great. Hand Writing on note 8.0 is fantastic and as you lessened that you want to take notes this is must buy for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jody Porter1 View Post
    If price truly isn't an issue or concern the the note 8.0 all the way. The note 8.0 truly is the first tablet to make you prefer and enjoy using the stylist over typing and is full of great features. You will realize that as good as the nexus is and it is good the note 8.0 is like an entire new platform of tablets, its the first tablet to be what we have always expected from a tablet. Just so you understand me, I use a note 2 as my daily phone a windows 8 10 inch tablet as my laptop replacement and the note 8.0 as my something in between. Note 8.0 still fits in your casual clothes pockets, just. So makes you more likely to carry it around unlike a 10 inch tablet but still has a large enough screen to work on unlike note 2 which is great. Hand Writing on note 8.0 is fantastic and as you lessened that you want to take notes this is must buy for you.


    Yeah and if price was no issue, I'd be driving a brand new Porsche instead of a 94 Buick. Some people are so quick to dismiss price when it comes to tablets, as though it's just a secondary issue. I'll also point out that even now, when there are new reviews done in the press of the budget tablet market, the Nexus 7 almost always wins as the best of the bunch.
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    Dude for holding the s pen you pay $100 more??
    For that, I would tape it along with my nexus.. lol...
    Better option wud be to buy a case for nexus that holds the stylus..
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    When the next major OS update rolls out, you will wish you had a Nexus device.
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    Hey guys,

    I'm also debating whether or not to get the note 8.0 or the new nexus 7. I'm a college student and I was wondering if the larger size of the Note 8.0 really made a difference when reading text books and pdfs compared to the smaller nexus 7. I don't want to buy the Nexus 7 and regret not getting the Note because of the larger display. I don't really care too much for the S-pen, but it is an added bonus and if it's there I'll definitely make use of it. And screen quality isn't an issue for me, I think they both have sufficient quality displays for my use. However, like I said, I'd primarily use it for reading text books/pdfs and secondly media use ie. youtube, social media, web browsing. I'd definitely would like to spend no more than I have to, so if you guys think the Nexus 7 is sufficient enough or the Note 8.0 really has a noticeable edge in terms of real estate comfort I'd really appreciate ya'lls input.
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    Hey I just bought the new nexus 7 because bestbuy started selling it early. And I can say it is a lot faster and smoother than the first nexus 7. I had to also choose between the two while I was at the store. What I recommend doing is'you should go buy the new nexus 7 at best buy and use it for like 10 days and you should download as many books and PDFs and just any type of file And also try to take as many notes as possible and if you like it then keep it and if not then return it before your 14 days are up and get the note 8.0.This is exactly what im doing just in case I do not like the nexus.
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    I have the Galaxy Note 2 phone. Was looking at the Galaxy Note 8 tablet. I love it. Went to Best Buy so I could view all the tablets. My choice will be the Galaxy Note. I love having the stylus. It is much better than the type of stylus you get on eBay for the Nexus. Go to Best Buy and play. That is what I did before I got my phone. I played. I am not sorry with my choice.
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    S0 there will not be a 32 gb version of the Note 8.0?
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    Quote Originally Posted by japetty View Post
    But you have to carry the stylus somewhere with the nexus. The Note 8 has a place to carry the stylus which is a plus if you are into a stylus.
    For $380-$250=$130?
    And if screen size is important, why don't go after 10" screen tablet?

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