Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 LTE

Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 LTE
Brand: Samsung
Category: Android Tablet
  • Display: 8.9 inches, 800 x 1280 pixels, PLS LCD, Ambient light sensor
  • Chipset: Nvidia Tegra 2
  • RAM: 1GB
  • OS: Android 3.2 (Honeycomb)
  • Battery: 6100 mAh
  • Released Date: 20-11-2011



Device Type Android Tablet
Model Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 LTE
Released November, 2011
Status Discontinued


Dimensions 230.9 x 157.8 x 8.6 mm
Weight 455 g
Colors Black


Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) PLS LCD
Size 8.9 inches
Resolution 800 x 1280 pixels
Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. ~170 ppi
Features Ambient light sensor


Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. Android 3.2 (Honeycomb)
SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. Mini-SIM


Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Nvidia Tegra 2
CPU Dual-core 1.5 GHz
RAM RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 1GB
Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 16GB/32GB
Memory Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. Yes
Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Accelerometer, gyro, compass
3.5mm jack Yes
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
Audio Technology No


Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 6100 mAh
Battery Life Stand-by up to 400 h, Talk time up to 11 h
Charging USB 240 Volts Fast Charger


Rear Camera Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality. 3.15 MP
Front Camera 2 MP
Video 720p
Camera Features LED flash
Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration) Yes


Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. 3.0
Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, hotspot
USB 2.0
GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. Yes, with A-GPS
NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. No


User Reviews 1 User Reviews We really like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9. It is our favorite Android tablet so far for a few reasons. At 8.9 inches, the screen size hits a nice balance between being small enough for easy typing and thumb use, yet large enough to read books and view content comfortably. The 8.9-inch size also makes the tablet thinner, lighter, and more portable than 10-inch models which can feel heavy and awkward at times.
- Jeff - Digital Trends
User Reviews 2 We found the Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE to be one of the thinnest, lightest, and most premium-feeling Android tablets available. The matte finish on the back gives it a subtle style while making it comfortable to hold.

The display stands out with vibrant colors, crisp details, and wide viewing angles. Performance is snappy thanks to the faster 1.5GHz dual-core processor. Battery life has also impressed us, lasting a full day with moderate use even with the LTE radio active.
- PhoneArena
User Reviews 3 I found the Galaxy Tab 8.9 very similar to the 10.1 inch model, offering the same tablet experience in a smaller, lighter, more portable size. The 1.2 inch screen difference and felt the 8.9 inch display was still vibrant and high resolution.

I thought it was easier to hold given the reduced size. The smaller footprint makes it more comfortable for us to handle while still maintaining strong performance and battery life comparable to its 10 inch sibling.
- Lisa - MobileTechReview
Tabletmonkeys Reviews Tabletmonkeys Reviews Pros:
- Thinner, lighter and more portable than 10" tablets
- Screen size hits a nice balance between portability and usability
- Very comfortable to hold for long periods
- Excellent battery life with power-saving features
- Refined, fast software with useful TouchWiz customizations

- Expensive pricing, especially for LTE model
- Connectivity requires adapters for USB, HDMI etc.

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our dedicated team and users.

  • Performance 8 / 10
  • Display 9 / 10
  • Battery 9 / 10
  • Design 9 / 10

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE I957, born in the tablet heyday of November 2011, might be aging gracefully, but don't let its release date fool you. This Android marvel still stands tall, and we're about to spill the details on why it's a timeless contender.

Feather-light Comfort: Slim, Sleek, and Sub-1 Pound

First off, let's talk dimensions. The 8.9-inch screen on this gadget hits that sweet spot. Not too big to feel like a cumbersome burden, yet not too small to cramp your digital style.

Typing is a breeze, and content consumption is a joy on this perfectly sized display.

Hold your horses, because the slim profile and feather-light 1-pound weight of the Galaxy Tab 8.9 make it a comfort king.

No more arm strain during those Netflix marathons or e-book binges. And here's the kicker – the battery life is a showstopper. Thanks to Samsung's power-saving magic, you can go a week between charges with light use. Yes, a week!

Software Sophistication: Honeycomb Gets a TouchWiz Upgrade

Samsung didn't just stop at the hardware – the software game is strong too. Android 3.2 Honeycomb gets a stylish makeover with Samsung's TouchWiz interface.

It's not just eye candy; it's practical too, with mini pop-up apps and quick system toggles. The whole software experience feels like it's had a shot of espresso – fast, refined, and ready to roll.

Sleek Beauty: Premium Looks and Display Delight

Let's talk looks. The Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE is a stunner – one of the slimmest, lightest, and most premium-feeling Android tablets out there.

The matte finish adds a touch of class while keeping it comfy in your grip. And oh, that display! Vibrant colors, crisp details, and viewing angles wider than your favorite blockbuster movie.

Splurge or Save: The Price Dilemma

But, there's always a “but.” The price tag might make you raise an eyebrow. At $480 on contract or $630 outright, it's not exactly a budget buy.

If you can live without LTE, the WiFi-only version might be a smarter pick for your wallet. Still, if you're willing to splurge a bit, the Tab 8.9 LTE delivers a premium tablet experience in a sleek package.

Sizing it Down: A Comparison with the 10.1-inch Sibling

Comparing it to its bigger sibling, the 10.1 inch model, the Galaxy Tab 8.9 feels like the Goldilocks of tablets – just right.

The 1.2-inch screen difference doesn't compromise the vibrant display, and the reduced size makes it easier to handle. It's like the 10.1, but in a more compact, travel-friendly package.

Feather-light Champion: Performance, Portability, and Premium Build

Weighing in at under a pound, this tablet won us over with its lightness and premium build. The Nvidia Tegra 2 processor adds a zing to performance, giving you full access to the Android Market.

And don't get us started on video playback – smooth as butter, even with 1080p videos. Gaming? Oh yeah, it handles 3D titles like a champ.

Connectivity Quirks: A Minor Hiccup

Now, we're not saying it's perfect. Connectivity options are a bit limited, and you might need some adapters to plug in your USB or HDMI devices.

But for an Android Honeycomb device in this size and price range, it hits the sweet spot.

Time-Tested Treasure: A Gem from the Past that Shines Today

In a nutshell, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE I957 is a gem from the past that still shines today. It's got the looks, the brains, and the stamina to keep up with your digital demands.

If you're after a top-notch Android tablet that doesn't feel like a burden, this one's a solid choice.

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