Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 SM-T310
SpecificationsNotebook: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 SM-T310 (Galaxy Tab 3 Series)
Processor: Samsung Exynos 4212 1.5 GHz
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-400 MP4
Display: 8.0 inch, 16:9, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 299 euro
Average of 14 scores (from 19 reviews)
Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 SM-T310
Tab, the third. Samsung has something for everyone in its tablet portfolio: the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 is aimed at users who are looking for a medium sized tablet and can do without pen input. Confidently, Samsung wants 299 Euros (~$397) for it - an appropriate value for the money?
Source: Hot Hardware
Keeping in mind that Samsung didn’t design the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 to be a flagship, ultra-powerful device, we feel this tablet performed adequately for its intended use. With that said, there’s one key aspect of the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 that holds us back and that’s the price. The 16GB version of Google’s new Nexus 7 sells for $229 which is a full $50 less than the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/08/2013
Source: Think Digit
If you are in the market to pick up an 8-inch tablet, you have the iPad mini as a great option as well. But the mini doesn't have calling capabilities. You have other budget devices such as the Zync Quad 8 too available in the 8-inch form factor but the overall performance of the Galaxy Tab 3 311 is better. If calling capability is a must, then the Galaxy Tab is the device for you. If not, you may want to consider the iPad mini since the Apple app ecosystem is great for tablets. If you want the best performing Android tablet and don't mind a 7-inch form factor and no calling capability, you can take a look at the second-generation Nexus 7 tablet.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/24/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 70% workmanship: 60%
We honestly believe both tablets are geared towards different people, so if you’re the kind of person who wants the most powerful tablet in a small frame, you shouldn’t be looking at the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 as it’ll leave you disappointed. But if you’re looking for an 8-inch tablet that will allow you to keep up with your emails, browse Facebook and take photos with, then the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 is a pretty good choice, although it certainly isn’t the best. That crown would still have to go to the Nexus 7 (2013) at the moment.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/30/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
Our biggest knock against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 is its finicky performance, which admittedly is no minor complaint. Beyond that, though, the biggest fault we can find with the Tab is that it's simply not memorable. Sure, if you have $300 to spend and want an 8-inch Android tablet, it's an option worth considering.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/02/2013
Source: PC Mag
Samsung has done a good job with multimedia support and features for its Galaxy tablets. For video, the Tab 3 8.0 supports MP4, H.264, DivX, Xvid, and WMV files at up to 1080p resolution. For audio you get MP3, AAC, FLAC, OGG, WAV, and WMA support. You can also mirror your screen using DLNA with supported HDTVs or use an MHL adapter to connect the Tab 3 8.0 with an HDMI cable.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 is a fine upgrade from what’s been offered at this size range by the manufacturer in past generations. While the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 bests this tablet in essentially every area save its smaller bezel, the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 holds its own as a solid addition to the Samsung family of Galaxy S 4-era smart devices. Here the company brings an extremely thin and finely constructed mid-sized tablet that’ll serve its users well into the future.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/17/2013
Source: Laptop Mag
Overall, the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 is an excellent 8-inch tablet, whether you're looking to multitask on the go or you want to kick back and control your TV. We like the thin and light design, bright and colorful display and the fact that you can enjoy many of the same software features found on Samsung Galaxy phones, such as Quick Settings and Multi Window.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/16/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC News - Heft 3/2014
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 2/2014
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 78%
Source: Computerbild - Heft 24/2013
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/16/2013
Rating: Total score: 98%
Source: SFT - Heft 10/2013
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 92%
Source: Mobicroco DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 77% features: 73% workmanship: 75% ergonomy: 80%
Source: Onlinekosten.de DE→EN
Positive: convincing android tablet; light and thin device
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 88%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Positive: good allround package
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/14/2013
Source: Teknofilo ES→EN
Positive: Elegant look; light and thin body design; excellent 8 display; Micro-SD slot. Negative: Relatively low resolution of the screen; relatively low performance; mediocre camera; no 3G/HSPA + 4G; high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/27/2013
Source: Wintech PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/28/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Source: PCM NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/27/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Computer Totaal NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/24/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Geeks.hu HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/29/2013
The Galaxy Tab 8.0 wasn't designed to be a flagship model or as a direct competition to any other tablets out there. In fact, it doesn't really have any kind of competition out there. Just like its predecessor, the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 was designed to please customers preferring smaller tablets. Its design is very similar to the Note 8.0's design. It is still very much plastic and doesn't have the premium built quality of the iPad mini. What it loses in build quality, it compensates in size. It is as light as the iPad mini and much lighter than the Nexus 7.
The 8-inch, 1280-by-800-pixel LCD is pretty much standard and like most Samsung displays, it produces very sharp and bright pixels. Its buttons are configured just like on the Note 3 and it has an IR-emitter, micro-SD card slot and surprisingly, a micro-USB port. Also on board are Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS but no NFC.
Performance wise, the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 does lack slightly when compared to the Note 8.0. It only has a 1.5 GHz dual core processor, 1.5 GB RAM and 16 GB internal memory. However, this is sufficient for the average user.
All in all, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 is a very good looking device with average performance. It might be slightly pricier than the Nexus 7 but is actually a better device. Samsung also suggests that it has the best battery life among its competitors.
ARM Mali-400 MP4: OpenGL ES 2.0 GPU for ARM based SoCs with 4 fragment processors and 1 vertex processor.
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
4212 1.5 GHz: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This display size is a threshold between tablets and smartphones. Most tablets have larger screen diagonals but a lot of smartphones offer such a big screen.
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.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is somewhat high for a smartphone. Smartphones with a big screen and small tablets weigh as much, usually.
Samsung: The Samsung Group is composed of numerous international businesses, all united under the Samsung brand in South Korea. The meaning of the Korean word Samsung is "tristar" or "three stars". The Samsung brand is one of the most important brands of South Korea. Samsung is an international notebook manufacturer of medium size according market shares and reviews.
78.5%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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