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Meet the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.0

Skinny mini

Stellar screen

Suede-like feel

Reading-friendly

Great gaming graphics

Sharp camera

Buttons

Two sizes

Same depth

Small and large

You may have your eye on the new Apple iPad Mini 4, but you might want to wait before pre-ordering that sucker.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 is an excellent Android tablet that might be better for your wrists and your wallet. Click through the slideshow to get to know this tablet a little better.

For more details, read the full review.

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Most premium tablets today are slim and lightweight. The Galaxy Tab S2 is currently the slimmest and lightest. It weighs 0.58-pound (265g) and is 0.22-inch (5.6mm) thin.

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The super-AMOLED screen on the tablet is bright, colorful and sharp.

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The plastic back of the tablet has a smooth, suede-like finish. It's a soft feel that has a nice luxe touch.

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Unlike last year's models, this version has a 4:3 aspect ratio. That means it's a bit square-er than a rectangular 16:9 screen and is a better fit for reading and browsing the Web.

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The saturated colors on the screen make for vibrant gaming graphics.

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The 8-megapixel rear camera is actually pretty decent at taking pictures. That's not usually said of tablet cameras.

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The buttons are almost flush to the tablet's edge.

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There's also a 9.7-inch model available.

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Though one has a bigger screen, both are equally slim.

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The pair of Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 slates are some of the best Android tablets around.

The 8-inch model is the perfect size for holding in one hand and throwing in your bag when you have to leave the house.

The 9.7-inch model works similarly, but folks with smaller hands will have to use both instead of just one to utilize the tablet.

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