Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014)—Specs and Price Comparison in Australia

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By Pavithra Rathinavel | May 13, 2014 12:23 PM EST

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) model was released in October 2013, whereas the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was launched in April 2013 in the U.S. Readers who are intending to purchase one of the aforementioned devices, here is the specification and price comparison in Australia.

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People gather in front of an ad during the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear in Jakarta, September 26, 2013.

Display and Size

The Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 edition) has a 10.1 inches screen, while the Galaxy Note 8 comes with an 8.0-inch screen size. The Note 10.1 has a screen resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixel, whereas the Note 8 features a 1,280 x 800 pixel resolution.

The Galaxy Note 10.1 comes with 9.57 x 6.75 x 0.31 inches dimension and it weighs 547 g. The Note 8, on the other hand, comes with 8.30 x 5.35 x 0.31 inches dimension and it weighs 338 g. Also, the Note 10.1 uses Super Clear LCD technology, while the Note 8 uses TFT technology.

Hardware and Software

The Note 10.1 (2014) is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, quad-core Krait processor clocked at 2.3 GHz, while the Note 8 is powered by Samsung Exynos 4 Quad (Exynos 4412) chipset, quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, clocked at 1.6 GHz. The Galaxy Note 10.1 packs a solid 3 GB of RAM, whereas the Note 8 houses only a 2 GB of RAM.

The Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, while the Note 8 runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. Both devices are built on top of Samsung's TouchWiz UI.

Memory

The Note 8 comes with a built-in storage capacity of 16 and 32 GB, while the Note 10.1 comes with 16, 32 and 64 GB of internal storage. In addition, they offer microSD, microSDHC, and microSDXC cards support for further expansion.

Camera

The Galaxy Note 8 sports a 5-MP rear-facing camera and a 1.3-MP front-facing camera unit. The Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) features a solid 8-MP rear-facing camera with LED flash and a 2-MP front-facing camera. In addition, both the devices support autofocus, panorama and geo tagging, among others.

Battery

The Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) houses a 8,220 mAh Li-ion battery unit (non-removable), whereas the Galaxy Note 8 houses a 4,600 mAh Li-ion battery unit (non-removable).

Connectivity

The Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) supports Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/ac/n 5 GHz) and mobile hotspot. On the other hand, the Note 8 supports Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n 5 GHz) and TV-Out. Both the tablets provide USB 2.0 and microUSB slots support.

SIM

Both tablets support micro-SIM.

Colour

The Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) in two shades, i.e. black and white. Meanwhile, the Note 8 comes in black, white/silver and brown.

Price

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 16 GB with 4G LTE is priced at around AU$419.95, while the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1(2014) 16 GB with 4G LTE is priced at around AU$579.95 in Australia.

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(Photo: REUTERS / Beawiharta)
People gather in front of an ad during the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear in Jakarta, September 26, 2013.
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