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On the rear of the tablet there is a 5-megapixel camera, coupled with a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera for video calling. Picture quality isn't at the top end of the spectrum but it is at least passable. Although quite why 8-inch tablets are used to take photos (or make phone calls, as you can also do with the Note 8 in some markets thanks to the ability to pop in a SIM card) is quite beyond me.
It might come as a surprise, but while the Note 8.0 is a lot bigger and heavier than the Note II it feels a little more manageable in the hands and certainly isn't likely to get too heavy too quickly. The official weight of the 3G-equipped version is 338g, making it 26g heavier than an iPad Mini at 312g.
Essentially, the Note 8.0 is a tablet version of its other category-spanning Note devices and continues the user experience well, feeling less awkward in the hands than the oversize chassis of its smaller siblings.
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