Pros great display
Cons longer charge time
Summary Since I don't own a tablet this tablet seems to be ideal for me,
Pros 1) Small size and low weight. 2) Impressive screen with resolution of 10.1 tab in smaller space 3) Good battery life
Cons 1) Stock video app does not work well. 2) Camera adequate, but not great. 3)Need proprietary cable 4) No SD card slot.
Summary This tab has a great screen and perfect size and weight. The smaller size with a resolution of 1280x800 results in a crisp sharp screen which looks better than the 10.1 version, the iPad, or any other tab I have seen. I can finally read a whole page 2 column PDF without scrolling. It's size allows you to use on screen keyboard as a thumb keyboard unless you have very small hands. The 8.9 is very responsive, although the iPad touchscreen is slightly more responsive. SWIPE keyboard works very well. You can't underestimate the value of how light it is; it makes it very easy to use anywhere and for long periods of time comfortably. It is 25% lighter than iPad2 and fits in a large coat pocket. Battery life is very good. With light use, it will last 12 hours, no problem. With heavy internet use, at least 9 hours. With ripped DVD movies, I see about 8-10% of battery used per hour (using speakers). Stock video player does not work well (especially with movies), but VPlayer works wonderfully even with high def movies with this tablet. Camera is OK, I didn't use this as a negative when rating because, I only use my phone camera. There is no SD slot, but it is worth giving up that feature for the compactness of the device. If you are looking for a light easy to carry tablet that has a great screen and good battery life this tab is for you, I love it.
Pros Fantastic display quality that's perfect for reading, incredibly fast and zippy performance, Tegra 2 makes everything shine, wonderful battery life
Cons Takes rather long to charge (5 hours for full), not too many accessories yet, while it could be cheaper it eventually earns its price
Summary I've always wanted a tablet that would be ideal for two purposes: reading books and digital comics. The 8.9's display packs in the same pixels as its big 10.1 brother but in a smaller screen, hence making it denser and sharper. Digital comics look just spectacular here and it's smaller size and better weight balance makes it easier to hold for longer periods of time. Reading black text on white is incredibly comfortable too, and I don't encounter the eye strain when reading on an iPad 2.
This is not an office device however. Anyone out to use the 8.9 for work purposes will be wiser to pick up other tablets. But for what I've set it out to do, it works exceptionally well. Anyone already invested in the Android ecosystem (such as I) will feel right at home with the Galaxy Tab.
In addition, several sources have identified the 8.9 (as well as the other tablets and phones in the series) as due for an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade in the future. Sounds like a good deal.
Pros Screen is beautiful, swype is an awesome keyboard, browser is super fast (I think it is the google chrome browser), live being able to resize widgets, live wallpapers, screen is better than the 10.1, super thin.
Cons Sometimes buggy, not too many accessories for it yet, only 5 home screens. Should have been a tad chapter.
Summary For this being my first tablet I am super stoked to have it. I giant spend much on it since I had gift cards but it was worth it! From the size, screen, and user experience this thing will never cease to amaze me, I am finally a Samsung fanboy, whoop!