Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Review

Samsung officially announced Galaxy Tab 3 months back in April as a successor to Galaxy Tab 2. This new tab is slimmer, narrower and comes with a thinner bezel which offers incredible grip for easy handling on the go. If you see the specs sheets of both the tabs you will hardly see any difference. The only difference we see is in weight, Galaxy Tab 3 is lighter in weight(300g). 
 
Galaxy Tab 3 powers a 1.2GHz dual core processor with 1GB of RAM. Tab delivers a 7-inch TDT display 1.024 x 600 (WSVGA) and an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system on the board. The tab equipped with a 3MP rear and 1.3MP front facing camera shooter. Here's full review of Galaxy Tab 3:

Design & Display

With a 7-inch screen this tab is pretty big, but still it feels good in the hand. When you will grasp the Galaxy Tab 3 in your palm you will feel secure as the new tab is slimmer, narrower and comes with a thinner bezel which offers incredible grip for easy handling on the go. The measurements of Tab 3 are 111.1 x 188 x 9.9 mm, and it comes in at 300g.


Talking about the display Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 comes with same display size and had resolution that its predecessor Galaxy Tab 2 had. Tab 3 also powered by a  7-inch TFT display 1024 x 600 (WSVGA), this thing really disappoint us as we was expecting something bigger and different than that.

When we was reviewing the tab we notice that under the light of sun the screen was not so clear it was hindering, this was due to the reason that tab has low resolutions. Its touch-sensitivity is pretty good there's no problem in using the tab.

Specifications

Besides the big display the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 also features a dual-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz. There's a 1GB of RAM and 8GB or 16GB internal memory which is expandable by a microSD card. One more thing which disappoint us is that tab 3 runs on an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS. Considering that Android 4.4 KitKat is already out in the market, we hope that company will soon roll out an firmware update for the tab. 

The 7-inch tab3 is supposed to be used for reading books and contents on the web but due  to its resolutions and lack of sharpness these things can't be done. Its connectivity option includes Bluetooth, DLNA, KIES, A2DP, AVRCP, OPP, HID, PAN Support, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n 2,4 + 5 GHz Support. Talking about the camera Galaxy Tab 3 powers a 3MP rear and 1.3MP front-facing camera.

It does not have a better quality camera so if you want to a tablet with better camera then don't even consider this tab. Its 3MP rear camera can also record videos with a resolution of 720 x 480 pixels. Its video and audio options includes: H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV, DivX, Full HD (1080p) Video Playback available, Video Recording up to 30 fps for video format and AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, eAAC+, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA, AC-3, FLAC for audio format.

Battery Life

With battery life of 4,000mAh Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 can survive upto 408 hours (17 days). The key point of tab3 is its battery, it really has a long lasting battery. As with a dual-core processor under the hood the tab still works for a long time.

Below is the specs sheet of Samsung Galaxy Tab 3: 

Size: 111.1 x 188 x 9.9 mm

Weight: 300g

Display: 7-inch TFT display 1024 x 600 (WSVGA)

RAM: 1GB

Platform: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

CPU: 1.2GHz dual core processor

Sensors: Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Light Sensor Support

Camera: 3MP rear and 1.3MP front-facing camera

Storage: 8GB or 16GB

Audio & Video: Video Format: H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV, DivX, Full HD (1080p) Video Playback available, Video Recording up to 30 fps, Audio Format: AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, eAAC+, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA, AC-3, FLAC.

ConnectivityBluetooth, DLNA, KIES, A2DP, AVRCP, OPP, HID, PAN Support, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n 2,4 + 5 GHz Support.

Battery: 4,000 mAh

Price Details

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 is priced at $299.99 and in India its available for Rs 18,000. We are also bit confused whether to recommend this tablet or not.

Here are some of its pics:

                                  

                                  

                                    

                                                
                                               




Benny Singh
Forever Tinkering With Gadgets

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