Nextbook Premium 8 Review

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My family and I have  a pretty high-tech lifestyle. We stay up to date on much of the electronics world and it’s newest releases. I’m always eager to try something new when it comes to techy gadgets and gizmos, it’s just so fun! When I heard about the Nextbook Premium 8 from E Fun. I instantly knew I wanted to get to know it better. So, that’s what I did. I took it to dinner, to the park, and for a long walk on the beach. What? Don’t look at me like that, I’m not lonely!

Nextbook Premium 8

But really, I did those things to get a feel for the performance of the Nextbook Premium 8. I don’t leave my island too much, so I went to the ends of the earth  5’x7’ (ish) piece of land I call home to put it to the test. What were my results? Let’s break it down:

Nextbook Premium 8 Ease of Use:

I don’t read directions, I skim – if that. I have this sick twisted idea that I am one with machines; that I understand what they’re feeling. No, not really, but I do think I can figure things out just by messing with something and I’m usually right. With the Nextbook Premium 8 I wasn’t too far off. After the reading the “Read before you proceed” part I was ready to have at it.

The power button is on the side of the Nextbook Premium 8, along with the volume button. This takes a lot of guesswork out of it. There are also buttons to take you to the home screen, to the search screen, to the menu options and more located on the side. Trust me, these really come in handy.

Premium8_front1_lI powered it up and waited….and waited….and waited… This would be the only really negative thing I have to say about the Nextbook Premium 8; the boot up wait is a little long, or maybe I was just expecting a get up and go.

Once I moved past the Lincoln quote everything else was a cake walk. The touch screen technology is up to par here. You don’t need to do much or press hard to have your selection recognized, huge plus. Heck, you don’t even have to read the manual! There’s a getting started and a tutorial selection right on the home screen. How’s that for helping?!

 

Nextbook Premium 8 Features:

The first thing I did on the Nextbook Premium 8 was go to the SlideMe market place to start browsing the available apps. Here’s another potentially negative (lack of) feature. Although the Nextbook Premium 8 uses Android OS, you’re unable to access the Android marketplace. SlideMe does a decent job of making up for it though, so no huge loss.

The camera included is decent for taking self portraits, not much else though. It’s a front facing camera, so either you need to do a lot of guesswork, or have a flexible back to get a decent picture of something that’s not, well, you. But, like I said it’s decent for taking self portraits, which I did…a lot. Nextbook Premium 8My favorite thing about the Nextbook Premium 8 would have to be it’s size. It’s small enough to fit in your purse, but not too small that it’s hard to use. It’s the perfect fit, and super light weight. I even watched a few movies!

The e-reader I haven’t done too much with, as I haven’t really had the time to read. I did take it down to the beach to see how easy it was to read; not bad at all. The glare was nowhere near as bad as I’d expected, and I was able to see the preloaded book I pulled up for testing purposes. The Nook store is pre-loaded, so you have endless books at your fingertips!

There’s tons of other features which make this an awesome piece of equipment. Here’s some of my favorites:

  • 8 inch screen
  • WIFI
  • Google search on the home screen
  • Kobo reader
  • Camera
  • Video recorder
  • Built in rechargeable battery
  • SD card slot
  • Office Suite Pro

Nextbook Premium 8

The Nextbook Premium 8 Comes with:

  • The Premium 8 Tablet
  • AC Power Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • Protective Pouch (so awesome!)
  • User’s Manual

Overall I would recommend the Nextbook Premium 8 to anyone looking for a light weight, feature rich tablet. With the fun and educational apps in the SlideMe marketplace, this would make a great gift for a tween/teen too. While it’s not an over the top feature packed tool, it definitely pleases and gives you the bang for your buck.

Disclosure: I received a Nextbook Premium 8 tablet for the purpose of this review, however opinions are 100% my own.

Comments

  1. Michael says

    I like the tablet. We have two in my family and i have recommended and bought 7 units for friends and family members. I just noticed that my son’s own wont come on. I have tried shutting and restarting but all i see is that the background light comes on but the system wont even get to the booting screens. Please i need help here. i don’t even know how to go about getting help.

    Regards.

  2. Margaret Hunter says

    I received a nextbook premium 8se. It does not seem to hold a charge very long. Also, it feels hot on the back. Is this normal? Other than that I really like it, easy to use.

  3. says

    I own a premuim8 and need a complete user manual.New to the electronic world.My ID#is 485031.You have my address
    Phone is 610-216-6866.Please help me.I can’t figure it out on my own.Thanks please help.
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  4. Helen Clark says

    I love my Nextbook. I am wondering why I can’t charge it in the car with my android charger, since there is a port for It. HELP

  5. Jack Morrison says

    Thanks for the readable review. I’m pretty happy with my new Nextbook Premium8 tablet. My problem is that the owner’s manual which comes with it is rather skimpy, especially for those of us who are beginners in the electronic-media field. When I’m pursuing websites on my unit, it keeps telling me that youI “can’t open a new tab until you close one.” How do I do this? Thanks.

  6. Gene says

    Thnak you for the review and information. I am just charginging the battery on my new
    netbook and am looking forward to using it. Your information will be greatly appreciated.
    I too wonder what you have used for a screen protector and a case ?

  7. SHAYNE says

    Thanks for the review~ but just a question! do you know where i could get a decent casing to protect the screen from the online stores? it seems there isnt one specially made for the tablet:/ and i couldnt find it in local stores.

    any help would be appreciated:)

    • Jay says

      try getting screen protector for ipad then just cut it to fit the next8p.. its just what I did.. and its perfectly good

      hope this helps