Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Lite
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Lite
Redundant successor? Samsung launched an entry-level tablet on the market that did not really convince us in several fields with its Galaxy Tab 3 7.0. Now, 7 months later, we have our hands on the Lite version - is it a sensible diet or simply nip/tuck madness?
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 5/2014
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 86%
Source: Wintech PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/09/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 60%
Source: Tabletowo PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 63%
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Good price. Negative: Glossy surface, low resolution and poor viewing angles of the display; cheap appearance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/08/2014
Source: Ixbt RU→EN
Negative: Old single CPU; low-quality speakers; no front camera; small battery capacity and internal memory; TN screen.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/26/2014
Source: Tablet.bg BU→EN
Positive: Pleasant appearance; good battery life; pleasant TouchWiz interface; low price. Negative: Poor screen quality; poor quality camera.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/29/2014
Samsung's monopoly in the electronics industry extends further with the introduction of a Lite version to the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 to cater for the low tier, affordable segment of the tablet market. This variant comes with the same 7 inch display of the original version but only fitted with a 2.0 MP camera at the back. The battery is reduced to 3600 mAh, although the same Dual Core 1.2 Ghz processor remained as the chipset of choice.
However, all the alteration that was made to the new variant only managed to reduce 0.2 mm from the tablet's original thickness. Surprisingly, the overall weight is increased by a small margin despite smaller battery and less sensors.
Designwise, it sticks to the same traditional Samsung tablet design with its bezel edges and a physical home button at the center below the screen, which has become a trademark feature of Samsung phones and tablets.The overall dimension is a little bit smaller compared to the original version, and other than multiple colors to choose from, there nothing really outstanding.
Lower hardware specifications along with simple composition, make the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Lite an affordable and simple tablet. With an basic Android OS as user interface and a low price tag for a tablet with 3G and Wi-Fi, Samsung is looking to compete with the likes of Asus, e.g. the Memo Pad 7, with more or less similar capabilities in the entry level tablet segment.
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These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
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Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.
This weight is somewhat high for a smartphone. Smartphones with a big screen and small tablets weigh as much, usually.
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76.75%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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