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An excellent tablet at a premium price

The 8-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 is one of the best Android tablets now available. it includes tons of features, a comfortable design, and even with its high $300 price, still makes for a satisfying purchase.

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Button, button...

The menu, home, and back buttons harken back to the desolate pre-Honeycomb days, but actually work surprisingly well in this case. Go figure.

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Gold brown

The Tab 3 comes in both "gold-brown" and white. Guess which one we got.

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Impressive!

What other Tab 3 can do this? Well, pretty much all of them, but the 8-incher most likely does it best.

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Speakers and charging

The Micro-USB port (for charging and transferring) surrounded by dual speakers.

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Not bad

The 5-megapixel back camera isn't bad, and since the Tab 3 is pretty small, isn't all that embarrassing to use.

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Expansion

Storage expansion -- by up to 64GB -- through the microSD card slot.

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