Samsung introduced the Galaxy Note 8 at Mobile World Congress to compete directly with the iPad Mini, and perhaps one-up the Nexus 7. The Galaxy Note 8 has a bigger display with higher resolution, more and expandable memory and double (quad-core) the processing power of the iPad Mini. Except for making a battery-conscious decision to eliminate LTE in favor of HPSA, every Galaxy Note 8 component exceeds Apple’s specification. It’s as if Samsung’s designers took Phil Schiller’s iPad Mini announcement video as a challenge to build a better small Android tablet. Samsung’s designers delivered.