Samsung Galaxy Note 8 The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is comfortable to hold and has the best-looking small tablet screen yet. Writing with the S Pen feels natural and is preferred over typing on a tablet screen. Storage can be expanded via microSD, and the Watch On feature has potential as a universal remote/video content hub.
But, The $399 price is a lot for a small tablet, no matter its features. It's not as thin or as light as the iPad Mini, and some people won't appreciate the highly saturated look of the OS. Also, its face buttons sometimes get in the way and there are occasional performance hangs.
The bottom line: The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is a stunning tablet with a truly useful stylus, but it's not worth $400 unless you're an artist or prefer pen input. Specifications
Display type8 in
OSAndroid 4.2 Jelly Bean
Wireless connectivityBluetooth 4.0Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n
Weight0.74 lbs Price;$399.00 VS Apple iPad Mini The iPad Mini's ultrathin and light design is far more intimate and booklike than the larger iPad, and its cameras, storage capacities, optional LTE antenna, and general functionality offer a full iPad experience. The screen's dimensions elegantly display larger-format magazines and apps.
But, The iPad Mini costs too much, especially considering the lower resolution of its 7.9-inch non-Retina Display. The A5 processor isn't as robust as the one in the fourth-gen iPad and iPhone 5. Typing on the smaller screen is not quite as comfy.
The bottom line: If you want the full, polished Apple tablet experience in a smaller package, the iPad Mini is worth the premium price. Otherwise, good alternatives are available for less money. Specifications
Display type7.9 inTFT active matrix - LED backlight - Yes
Wireless connectivityBluetooth 4.0
Dimensions (WxDxH)5.3 in x 0.28 in x 7.87 in
Weight0.68 lbs Price;$329.00 to $555.55 VS Google Nexus 7 The Nexus 7 features a sharp screen, a comfortable design, and great battery life at a low starting price. Android 4.2 adds some welcome and useful features.
But, Android still needs more tablet-optimized apps, newer games have frame rate issues, and HSPA+ speeds seem particularly location-dependent.
The bottom line: With its excellent design, useful software features, and low starting price, the Nexus 7 is the cheapest way to experience the best that the Android OS has to offer. Specifications
Display type7 inTFT active matrix - LED backlight
OSAndroid 4.1 Jelly Bean
Processor1300 MHzNVIDIA Tegra 3
Dimensions (WxDxH)7.8 in x 0.4 in x 4.7 in
Weight12 oz Price;$199.00 to $228.19