Samsung has no idea what size Android device you want but, by golly, it’s going to find out. Throughout its massive Galaxy lineup, Samsung has hedged its bets on almost every possible device size in an attempt to appeal to as wide an audience as possible.

Each great Samsung device has at least one feature that justifies its existence beyond a decimal difference in screen size. The Note 10.1 has a great stylus, the Galaxy S4 has a laundry list of software tweaks. But Samsung seems to have taken a different approach with its line of Tabs: shoot for the middle and be as nondescript as possible.

On paper, it’s not that the 8-inch or 10.1-inch Galaxy Tabs are particularly bad — they’re just not particularly good. Samsung isn’t trying something new or sticking it to the competition, which seems counterintuitive in a market full of beautiful displays, big batteries, and lengthy lists of features

So this generation of Galaxy Tabs must have something going for them, right? Or are they doomed to join the Galaxy Prevail and Galaxy Ace in the scrapheap of forgotten Samsung devices? That’s exactly what we were determined to figure out. David Pierce and I split the two devices, and started looking.