Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch Review

Wi-Fi Only     See other variants reviews Score: 8.16/10
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch is an amazing tablet released back in the year 2013, equipped with a high-tech Dual-Core processor ticking at 1.5 gigahertz, a comfortable 8" capacitive screen, and 2 cameras, a 5 MP back camera and a 1.3 megapixels front side camera. Is that all? Not at all, it's only the beginning of this in-depth review.

This tablet ships with an extremely powerful 1500 megahertz Dual-Core processing unit, included in the Samsung Exynos 4 Dual chip and a huge 1,5 GB RAM. To help with graphic intensive applications and games, it also has an ARM Mali-400 MP4 graphic processing unit speeding at 266 megahertz. A good point of the Tab 3 8-inch is the 32 GB astonishing internal memory and a slot for external memory cards, which allows you to install lots of apps, games, photos and videos without thinking about how much storage capacity is left.

The Tab 3 8-inch is much lighter than what you would expect from a tablet of this size. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch is extremely thin and comfortable, with a thickness of just 0.29 inches. The Tab 3 8-inch is only 8.26" long, but it's still able to fit a a 8 inches screen.

This device is equipped with two cameras, a 5 megapixels back-facing camera and a 1.3 mega-pixels front facing camera. It is also able to film HD 1280x720 videos at 30 frames per second. This camera also counts with geo tagging and auto-focus.

This tablet has a interesting 8-inches screen with a 800 x 1280 resolution, making everything look nice. Its screen uses Super Clear LCD capacitive technology, and can detect multi touch gestures.

This tablet uses a 4450 mAh amazing non-replaceable battery that can keep it running for several hours and even reach the end of the day without having to charge it at all. An issue to consider is that this tablet's battery isn't removable so you can't change it when it begins to live shorter, while with its 4450 mAh you will probably buy a new portable tablet before it becomes an issue.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch counts with WiFi connectivity (but it can't be provided to other devices around, acting as a modem or router), 4G LTE fast connection type and also HSPA+ connectivity, that is a bit slower 4G type and 3G fast connection type, supported by HSDPA, HSUPA and EDGE technologies. This tablet works with a SIM card to connect to GSM networks.

This tablet also comes with some nice features like Bluetooth (4.0) and GPS Localization, and plenty of sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer and Compass.

This device is really overvalued considering it is priced 305 dollars, and other similar tablets cost a lot less than that. No matter whether you are a photography fan, want a work tablet, want a social tablet or will use it to play lots of games, you will probably love this device.

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Device Type:Tablet
Operating System (OS):Android 4.2.2
Variant:Wi-Fi Only
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Also Known As:SM-T315
Dimensions:8.26 x 4.87 x 0.29 inchesMetric20.98 x 12.37 x 0.74 cmImperial
Weight:11.08 ouncesMetric314.11 gImperial
Release date:2013-06-03
Price:$ 305.00


Screen Type:Super Clear LCD
Size:8 inchesMetric20.3 cmImperial
Resolution:1280 x 800 pixels
Pixel density:189 pixels per inchMetric74.41 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Samsung Exynos 4 Dual
Processor:ARM Cortex-A9 (Dual-Core 1500 MHz)
RAM Memory:1,5 GB
Graphics Processor:ARM Mali-400 MP4 (Quad-Core 266 MHz)
Internal Memory:32 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 64 GB)


Capacity:4450 mAh
Talk Time:42 hours


Back camera:5 megapixels
Front camera:1.3 megapixels
Max video resolution:1280 x 720 (30 fps) (HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus and Geo Tagging


SIM Card Type:SIM
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, EDGE and GPRS

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.0
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor