Galaxy Note 8.0 – After The Buzz, Episode 023 (Video)

Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review.

Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity.

For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not many people revisit the device to see how it feels a few months later, because everyone’s already focused on the next big deal coming down the pipe.

So let’s do something about that. Let’s see how we feel about devices when they’re not shiny and new anymore. This is After The Buzz.

The Galaxy Note 8.0: it was unveiled at MWC in Barcelona, did fairly well in our full review back in April, and emerged as the tablet to buy in our recent comparison with the newer Galaxy Tab 3 8.0. Despite its somewhat derivative build quality and its above-average price point, its S Pen and multitasking abilities have since kept it on our list of preferred tablets.

But we’re not working this late on a Friday night to recap the past. We’re here to let you know whether the Note 8 should still be a part of your future. Should you consider adding this nearly five-month-old device to your inventory as we head into IFA season? Find out in the latest episode of After The Buzz, our one-season-later Galaxy Note 8.0 review!

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Michael Fisher
Michael Fisher has followed the world of mobile technology for over ten years as hobbyist, retailer, and reviewer. A lengthy stint as a Sprint Nextel employee and a long-time devotion to webOS have cemented his love for the underdog platforms of the world. In addition to serving as Pocketnow's Reviews Editor, Michael is a stage, screen, and voice actor, as well as co-founder of a profitable YouTube-based business. He lives in Boston, MA. Read more about Michael Fisher!