Get HDR in your handbag with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

Big specs for Samsung's iPad rival, but a big price too
14 March 2017 / 9:00GMT

Apart from its combustible personality, we miss Samsung’s Note series of phablets and were rather hoping that the company’s new Tab S3 tablet might include a mildly pocketable 6in or 7in version. It doesn’t, but we’re not disappointed: the S3 is in fact a big-screen iPad-smashing powerhouse. It runs Android 7.0 through a 2048x1536 HDR-compatible 9.7in screen and comes with a stylus for on-screen note taking. There’s a microSD card slot, it charges by USB-C and there’ll be a 4G version. Sounds ace… but since it costs from £599 - more than the similar-sized iPad Pro - it might struggle to trump Apple.

Tablets & computers