Twelve customers said in their reviews that it was compact. Expert review site Pcauthority.com.au gave it a score of 4 stars and mentioned in their review of the Apple iPad Mini “Google's Nexus 7 gaining a firm foothold in compact tablets, however, Apple has found itself falling behind”. Pcauthority.com.au also mentioned “Now it's hitting back with its own compact slat”. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned on expert website Expert Reviews “This is still an excellent compact tablet”.
A few people who purchased it reckoned that it was thin. Pcmag.com scored it 4 stars and said “Beautifully made, slim”. Expert website Cnet.co.uk said in their review “With its 7.9-inch display and slim design”. Mashable.com wrote “Samsung's flagship tablet is thin and light, has an extremely high-res screen”.
One person mentioned in their reviews that the Apple iPad Mini was easy to carry around. Four years ago expert review site Hubofgadgets.com mentioned “Cellular is designed for people seeking a compact tablet that is easy to carry around” in their Apple iPad Mini review.
One person thought it was a good size. Expert review site Yugatech.com wrote five years ago “Despite its previous pronouncements that they won't make any tablet smaller than 10 inches, they've now given up to the idea that a 7-inch could be the ideal size” .