One can argue that Samsung introduced this 8in version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet to compete directly with Apple's iPad mini. You can purchase this device (SM-T3100ZWABTU) from online retailer Dabs for £282.
The tablet is in fact a smaller version of the Samsung Galaxy 3 10.1 and share the same features with the notable exception of an ARM SoC in lieu of an Intel-based one.
The Galaxy Tab 8 has an 8in display with a 1,280 x 800 pixel resolution, one similar to its bigger brother. Other features include 1.5GB of RAM (50 per cent more than the 10in display), 16GB onboard storage, a microSD card slot, Bluetooth 4.0, a 5-megapixel rear camera and a front-facing 1.3-megapixel model, a dual-core Samsung Exynos 4212 SoC clocked at 1.5GHz and a 4,450mAh battery that can power the SM-T3100ZWABTU for up to 11 hours.
With a price tag significantly cheaper than the bigger 10in display, the 8in Galaxy Tab 3 might actually be a better buy. You can check out our review of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 here.
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