Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Deals

Andrew Williams

By Andrew Williams


Sean Walker

March 10, 2013, 3:58 am

Looking forward to trying out this new Note 8 tablet.


June 14, 2013, 2:25 pm

I'm now on my sixth Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 and all of them, this one included, exhibited a dead section of the screen that is unresponsive to the stylus.

Emails even as high up the chain as the office of the Samsung president ( have gone unanswered.

Further testing has shown that the unresponsive screen sections are an engineering flaw resulting from insufficient magnetic shielding inside the devices case and caused by the small button magnets used on cases to hold the screen flap in place.

The shielding is so poor that even cases in close proximity - several centimetres away - interfere with the screen and there is a short term memory effect even if the device is removed from the case.

The unanswered question is what the long term effect of this will be, in addition to what effect older airport x-ray machines in use by less developed countries will have on the device, or its contents.

Definitely not up to the engineering standards of an iPad.


September 23, 2015, 1:27 am

Nice to know the cause. I thought I had a broken device. Turns out it was just designed broken.

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