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.
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?