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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 SM-T310

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 SM-T310Notebook: 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 inch, 16:9, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.314kg
Price: 299 euro
Average Score: 78.5% - good
Average of 14 scores (from 19 reviews)
price: 65%, performance: 60%, features: 61%, display: 85% mobility: 97%, workmanship: 75%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 91%

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 SM-T310

86% Review Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 SM-T310 Tablet | Notebookcheck
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?
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0
Source: Hot Hardware English
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
70% Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8 Review
Source: Think Digit English
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%
60% Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
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%
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 review
Source: Engadget English
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
70% Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0
Source: PC Mag English
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%
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 Review
Source: Slashgear English
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
80% Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
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%

Foreign Reviews

80% Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 Wi-Fi
Source: PC News - Heft 3/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
78% Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 Wi-Fi
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 78%
98% Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 SM-T310
Source: Computerbild - Heft 24/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/16/2013
Rating: Total score: 98%
92% Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 SM-T310
Source: SFT - Heft 10/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 92%
77% Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 im Test: Tablet ohne Schnickschnack
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 77% features: 73% workmanship: 75% ergonomy: 80%
88% Im Schatten des Galaxy Note 8.0
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Positive: convincing android tablet; light and thin device
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 88%
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 SM-T3100ZWA
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Positive: good allround package
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/14/2013
Análisis del Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0
Source: Teknofilo Spanish 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
80% Teszt: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 – Több, mint ráncfelvarrás
Source: Wintech Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/28/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
70% Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/27/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Review: Samsung Galaxy Tab3
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/24/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 tablet teszt
Source: Geeks.hu HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/29/2013

Comment

Model:

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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


4212 1.5 GHz: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


8": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.314 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


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.

Samsung reviews


78.5%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-07-25 (Update: 2013-07-25)