Galaxy Tab 8.9
This model not only has a larger screen and a larger footprint, it also has a 1280-by-800 pixel screen. Like the 7.0 Plus, 7.7, and 10.1 models, the 8.9 runs Honeycomb. The Tab 8.9 is only offered by AT&T with 16GB of memory, though you can also buy a 16GB or 32GB Wi-Fi model from several vendors.
Galaxy Tab 10.1
If you’re looking for the largest Tab model or a larger Tab that’s offered by more carriers, then you should consider the Tab 10.1. Like the Tab 8.9, the Tab 10.1 includes a screen that has 1280-by-800 pixel resolution and a screen size of 10.1 inches. This screen is not only larger than the iPad 2 screen but also has greater resolution. The battery (7,000mAh) is the most powerful of any Tab and provides 9 hours of usage on a single charge. And like the Tab 8.9, you can buy a Tab 10.1 with 16GB or 32GB of memory.
The Tab 10.1 is offered by Verizon and T-Mobile. It’s not cheap; for example, Verizon’s price for the 16 GB Tab 10.1 with a new contract is $529.99. Of course, that price includes access to Verizon’s 4G LTE network that you can take advantage of if you’re in an area that has 4G connectivity. The 16 GB Wi-Fi model costs $499.99. If you want the 32GB model, no matter if it’s Wi-Fi only or from one of the two carriers, tack on another $100.