How the GALAXY Note 8.0 is the ultimate e-reader

Whether you're in need of catching up with the latest fashion faux pas to avoid or choosing your next digital camera, Play Magazines offers such renowned titles as Vogue through to What Digital Camera.

The interface is snappy on the Note 8.0's very capable hardware and subscriptions mean you can get magazines automatically delivered to your phone at reduced rates.

Ultimate convenience for the ultimate tablet, but we're not quite done yet.

Other reading apps

The Google Play Store is a veritable vault of e-reading apps that claim to be the dog's dinner, but there are a select few, which never disappoint.

Samsung GALAXY Note 8.0 e-reader

Amazon Kindle is a classic go-to. With a brand that spans hardware and software, the Android app turns a Note 8.0 into the perfect replacement or companion for your Kindle reader.

Offering Amazon's full library of Kindle books, Kindle for Android can be used in isolation, but it's the Kindle app's Whisper Sync feature that really helps turn the app into something standout.

Whisper Sync saves the last read position of a book to your Amazon account. You can finish reading on your Note 8.0, then, for example, pick up at a later time on your Samsung GALAXY S4 from exactly where you left off. So, no more time wasted re-reading the same section of your book twice. And plenty of tech-age cool-factor!

Comic Book Guys

For any comic book fans out there, both Marvel and DC have their own apps on the Google Play Store and they look fantastic on the Samsung GALAXY Note 8.0's eye-popping screen.

Samsung GALAXY Note 8.0 e-reader

The apps themselves are free and come complete with some complementary reading material included, though if you want to get down and dirty with the latest superhero exploits, you'll have to buy new issues.

Samsung GALAXY Note 8.0 e-reader

PDFs? Easy…

Reading a PDF is a piece of cake with the GALAXY Note 8.0's preinstalled Polaris office app. While PDFs historically grind Android phones and tablets to a stutter, with its powerful processor, the Note 8.0 instantly shows off perfectly formatted documents.

While Polaris should serve the PDF needs of most users, for anyone in need of PDF editing, ezPDF (£2.55) is the app for you.

Samsung GALAXY Note 8.0 e-reader

Opening files quickly thanks to the Note 8.0's super speedy processor and rendering files accurately is just part of the fun. You can flick through pages with realistic page turn animations and mark-up documents with the Note's S Pen.

You can try out ezPDF Lite for plain Jane reading, and if you want to try your hand at a bit of mobile marking up you can buy the full version.

And that's why the Samsung GALAXY Note 8.0 is the ultimate e-reader; because the hardware, software and Samsung's unique S Pen functionality come together to deliver something unique and a cut above the rest.