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Galaxy Tab 3: We compare the whole Family in our Hands-on Video

Authored by: Loie Favre — Aug 30, 2013

About three months ago, Samsung presented the third generation of its Galaxy line of tablets, the Tab 3 7.0. Gradually the new family was completed the Galaxy Tab 8.0 and 10.1. These were created as mid-range tablets with different screen sizes so that the needs for a broader group were met. The best of them all, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 costs $379, then the Tab 3 8.0 for $299.99 and, finally, the Tab 3 7.0 for $199, all on Amazon. Do you already have a favorite? If not, we give you a hands-on presentation of the three in our comparative video.

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Tech specs for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Series 

  Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 Galaxy Tab 3 10.1
Display 7-inch, TFT, 1,024 x 600 pixels 8-inch, TFT, 1,280 x 800 pixels 10.1 inches, TFT, 1,280 x 800 pixels
Processor Dual-Core, 1.2 GHz Dual-Core, 1.5 GHz Dual Core, 1.6 GHz
RAM 1 GB 1.5 GB 1 GB
Internal Storage 8 GB + microSD up to 32 GB 16 GB + microSD up to 64 GB 16 GB + microSD up to 64 GB
Camera 3 MP (back), 1.3 MP (front) 5 MP (back), 1.3 MP (front) 3 MP (back), 1.3 MP (front)
Connectivity WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, 3G WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, 3G, MHL WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, 3G, MHL
Battery 4,000 mAh 4,450 mAh 6,800 mAh
Operating System Android 4.1 Android 4.2.2 Android 4.2
Dimensions 111.1 x 188 x 9.9 mm 209.8 x 123.8 x 7.4 mm 176.1 x 243,1 x 7.95 mm
Weight 300 g 316 g 510 g
Price $199.99 US $299.99 US $379 US

Hands-on and comparative Video of the Tab 3 7.0, 8.0 and 10.1

Personally I don't care much for the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1. I think that Samsung's interface on larger screens is not very attractive. However, if you love TouchWiz and and large tablets, then this could be an option for you. I prefer the Xperia Z which I find to be elegant on the inside and out. I would opt not to get the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0. For that price, I could get a 16 GB Nexus 7.

In conclusion, the Tab 3 which left the best lasting impression of the three was the Tab 3 8.0. I think that it is the perfect size for a tablet, and found it more comfortable to use, even with one hand. I also really liked the included reading mode.

What about you? After the video, which one would you choose, if any?

Loie Favre found her way to her present passion for Android and smartphone technology after experiencing an epiphany when she held her Galaxy Note 2. From that point onwards, you can find her with her nose buried in countless Android apps and different smartphone models, and thanking her lucky stars that she gets to work at something she loves.

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