Comfortable

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 integrates its S Pen stylus in new and useful ways, but unless you're an artist, $400 is still too much to pay for a small tablet. Read full review
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Typical Price: £282.50

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Buttons

Remember when Android tablets had navigation buttons? The Note 8 brings 'em back! From left: Menu, Home, and Back. Read full review
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Plastic

It's not an aluminium-reinforced backside like on the iPad Mini, but it's still comfortable to hold. Just don't go stepping on it. Actually, I'd recommend not doing that for any tablet. Read full review
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Not bad

The 5-megapixel back camera isn't bad, and when there's enough light, it actually captures more-detailed images than the iPad Mini. Read full review
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Fingers or pen

You can still use your fingers to navigate, but the S Pen makes navigating a bit more precise. Read full review
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A better S Note

S Note has improved by leaps and bounds since its debut last year in the Galaxy Note 10.1. It now feels like something I'd actually want to use. Read full review
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Expansive

16GB for $400 ain't a lot. Luckily the Note 8's storage can be easily expanded. Read full review
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Versus

Possibly the Note 8's biggest competitor, the iPad Mini. Can you tell which is which? Read full review
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