GALAXY Power User: 10 reasons why the Note 8.0 and S4 trounce the competition

6. The S Pen on the GALAXY Note 8.0

It is not just the Samsung GALAXY S4 that innovates – the Note 8.0 does as well. One of the most obvious ways it paves the way is with Samsung's pioneering S Pen.

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With this remarkably advanced digital input device you can scribble and write, as well as using it for setting up handy shortcuts and previewing things without even touching the screen.

Whether you are an artist or a business person (or both!) you will soon find out that holding an S Pen is the only surefire way to truly get the best out of your handheld tablet device.

7. Reading Mode

One of the popular things to do with any handheld device is to read. But prolonged reading on a digital screen can be something of a strain... until the Samsung GALAXY Note 8.0's Reading Mode came along.

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An innovation for digital screens, Reading Mode automatically changes the brightness of the screen to make sure you bathe your eyes in the best light. Not only that, you can annotate your ebooks through this feature, too.

8. IR features

Any couch potato will be pleased to know that the Note 8.0 comes with its own built-in infrared LED, which means that by the use of magic – well, a light-emitting diode – you can use the device to change the channels on your TV.

GALAXY Note 8.0 and GALAXY S4 power user

If this wasn't revolutionary enough, then there is also an app – Samsung Peel Smart Remote – that allows you to control myriad TVs in your house. This essentially means that you will never have to worry about losing the TV remote ever again, and it will also make finding your favourite TV shows a blast.

9. Group Play

It may be called Group Play but this service offers up some seriously good technology, allowing you to share and collaborate on content, sharing your favourite tunes with your mates at house parties or work documents between your S4 and the Note 8.0.

GALAXY Note 8.0 and GALAXY S4 power user

Unique to the latest GALAXY devices, Group Play is ideal for those who are using tablets and smartphones for work, with collaboration clearly the theme of this app.

You can also use it for entertainment purposes, though. For example, if you want to share a song to listen to simultaneously with a bunch of friends, Group Play is the ideal way to do this.

10. Dropbox

Samsung's collaboration with Dropbox is one of the many things that elevates it above the competition in the increasingly busy smartphone and tablet markets.

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With selected GALAXY devices you get a whopping 50GB of free Dropbox storage for two years.

Not only is Dropbox one of the best ways to share files with others, having the free 50GB means that you can truly use the service as a power user and not worry about your allocated memory being eaten up.

Work this in unison with the Samsung GALAXY Note 8.0 or S4 and what you have is a truly innovative service that will cost you absolutely nothing for a good few years.