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

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