Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 inch
SpecificationsNotebook: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 inch (Galaxy Tab 3 Series)
Processor: Marvell Technology Group PXA986
Graphics Adapter: Vivante Vivante GC1000+ Dual-Core
Display: 7.0 inch, 16:10, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 199 euro
Average of 7 scores (from 10 reviews)
Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 inch
The little three. The Galaxy Tab 3 in its 7-inch size is the cheaper and slightly smaller version of the already reviewed Galaxy Tab 3 8.0. So, does one have to deal with numerous restrictions or are Samsung's premium aspirations justified?
There's no getting around it - the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 is a deeply average tablet that's been way over-priced by Samsung. But then, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 isn't really a modern tablet - it's a reminder of the way tablets used to be in the not-too-distant past. If you want to see where the next generation of Android tablets is headed, check out the similarly priced Google Nexus 7.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 40% performance: 50% features: 50% workmanship: 50%
Source: Think Digit
The upgrade in specifications on paper from the Tab 2 to the Tab 3 isn't spectacular. For the price you pay, you get a tablet that gets the job done, but feels lacking if you are a heavy user and want to play graphically heavy games and want a lot of multitasking. For heavy-duty use, you have devices such as the Nexus 7 (even better if you can get your hands on the second gen one from the US) as the tablet has a better display, better power under the hood and a stock Android interface. If you are in the market to pick up a sub-Rs. 20,000 tablet, you may want to consider options such as the Nexus 7, Asus Fonepad, Zync Quad 8 before making your purchase decision.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/03/2013
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 50% performance: 60% features: 60% workmanship: 50%
The Samsung Tab 3 T211 is a real disappointment as it barely improves anything from last year’s model. In fact, the performance has gotten worse. With a retail price of Rs 18,890 for the 8GB variant, it’s highly overpriced and not worth the premium. The only redeeming feature is the relatively good battery life but it falls flat in almost every other department. The Asus Fonepad offers much better value at Rs 18,000 as it packs in the same feature set but with 32GB onboard memory and an HD IPS display. If you absolutely need calling capabilities then we highly recommend the Fonepad over the Galaxy Tab 3.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/28/2013
Rating: Total score: 50%
Source: PC Advisor
The Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 has a thinner bezel than the previous model and the look has been changed. It predictably falls in line with Samsung's latest devices like the Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy Note 8.0 — the familiar glossy plastic finish and rounded corners.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/29/2013
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 5/2014
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 86%
Source: SFT - Heft 10/2013
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 86%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Positive: chic design; sound stability Negative: out-of-date display resolution; no top class device
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/04/2013
Source: 01Net FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: 01Net FR→EN
Positive: Design; Android 4.2 with TouchWiz; Intel's CPU; decent price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/06/2013
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/27/2013
With the rise in demand of smaller tablets, Samsung released the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 inch to stay competitive in the market. The device is priced cheaper than most of its big-name direct competitors.
Like most Samsung products, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 inch comes with a plastic casing, which, in general, make a device feel flimsy. The device comes with a 7 inch screen, which unfortunately has a rather poor resolution; only 1024 by 600 pixels. On the bright side, the tablet has some good viewing angles.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 inch is powered by a dual-core 1.2 GHz Marvell Armada PXA986 processor. Although the processor itself is not a state of the art component, it is sufficient to get through casual browsing and gaming. It has 1 GB of RAM which is rather decent to ensure smooth multitasking and application switching. The device comes with 2 options for internal memory; 8 GB or 16 GB. The memory can be upgraded with an external micro SD card.
In short, Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 inch seems a little rushed. Despite it being priced lower than its competitors, it dulls in key areas compared to its rivals and the price doesn't seem to be justified.
Vivante Vivante GC1000+ Dual-Core: Integrated graphics card for ARM based SoCs.
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
PXA986: Cortex-A9 based dual-core SoC with integrated WCDMA and HSDPA radio.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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 typical for smartphones.
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67.71%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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