By virtue of its capturing a large share of the global smartphone market, Samsung has worked its way into the elite group of tech companies like Apple, Facebook, Google, Amazon, and (depending on who you ask) Microsoft.
In the last year and a half, Samsung has blasted ahead of its competitors, shipping more phones than any other hardware company out there. Even Apple.
And with good reason. Samsung makes a lot of really good stuff, especially when you consider its flagship phones like the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II.
But when it comes to another incredibly important category –– tablets –– Samsung has yet to come up with a winner.
I’ve tested nearly every variation of Samsung’s Android-based tablets since it launched the original 7-inch Galaxy Tab in 2010 and none of them stack up to the other top-tier tablets available. I’d recommend buying an iPad, Nexus 7, or Kindle Fire HD over any of Samsung’s tablets. No contest.
There are several reasons, but here are the most important ones to consider:
With the upcoming debut of its iPad Mini competitor, the Galaxy Note 8.0, it looks like we’re about to get more of the same from Samsung, just on a slightly smaller screen.
There’s a ton of potential here. Samsung has already nailed it with smartphones. The next challenge is to make a killer tablet.