Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8″ 4G

 
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8 inch
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8 inch
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8 inch

 
Overview
 

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The Design: Simple, clean and crisp.
 
The Display: 8 inch WHGA vivid display, 1200 x 800 pixels.
 
The Weight: 319g.
 
The Processor: Exynos 4212 dual core 1.5 GHz.
 
The RAM: 1.5 GB.
 
The Internal Storage: 16 GB.
 
The Battery Life: Talk time up to 25 hours. Standby time up to 690 hours.
 
The Overall Performance: Excellent performance with no evident issues.
 
Value for Money: Compares favourably with its major competitors on the market but in my opinion, is still quite expensive.
 
Design
98%


 
Display
89%


 
Battery Life
90%


 
Overall Performance
87%


 
Value
70%


 
Total Score
87%


User Rating
7 total ratings

 

Positives


Reputable brand, simple to use attractive device, excellent build quality, highly portable, clarity of colours, built-in user manual, ready-to-use apps, excellent battery life, micro SD slot to expand memory, USB host available via optional adaptor.

Negatives


Slightly too wide to be held comfortably for a long period of time, non-removable battery, cost of device and of accessories.


Bottom Line

Great tablet for portability, ease of use and clarity of colours. With a fast processor, exceptional battery life and the potential for massive storage, this product offers all the features desirable in a piece of technology of its price range and with a reliable brand name.

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Posted May 11, 2014 by

 
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Full Review

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8 inch

I bought this tablet reluctantly at first, to replace my exceptional Asus Transformer Prime TF201, which was unfortunately dropped by my son on to a hard floor. Despite its solid construction and good quality metal back, it did not survive the fall.

I have always liked Samsung products and chose this item purely for the reputable brand name, the clarity of its colours, size of screen and for its 4G potentiality. A friend recommended an iPad but I didn’t want to be tied into the Apple system with a non-expandable memory. Nor did I fancy the smaller Nexus 7 which has only ‘soft’ buttons. I’m glad I made my own choice as I have not been at all disappointed with the Galaxy Tab.

The screen size is ideal for watching videos, playing games or reading articles without the need for too much scrolling. There is no lengthy manual (in a ridiculous amount of languages) to negotiate. Instead, everything you need to know about the Tab is found under the ‘Help’ section in the settings menu.

I did not buy my tablet as part of a package, so initially there was no memory card. I have however now boosted mine with a 64Gb card, owing to the handy micro SD slot, which now provides more than enough storage for all my documents and photos.

Both attractive in design and colour (I chose the modern white version), and highly portable, there is not much to complain about. If there is just one little niggle, I find that if I need to hold it for any length of time, it’s just marginally too wide for comfort but it is quite light at only 319g. I resolved the issue incidentally by purchasing the recommended Samsung ‘Book Cover’ which folds to create a stand and to give hands-free use. This is ideal for example when travelling by train.

The tablet comes with several built-in and useful applications but then you have the whole Google Play store at your disposal too, to offer the choice of free or professional full apps. I find that it is extremely fast to operate, owing to its 1.5 GHz dual-core processor.

Once fully charged, the battery life is insane compared to an Android phone. My phone is regularly on charge twice a day and has a mere fraction of the battery life of the Tab. Both quick to charge (mine just went from 15% to 60% in five minutes!), it can last for up to 6 days without another charge (with normal use). I am particularly impressed with this capacity.

It’s also great to be able to have two apps open on the same screen simultaneously, to allow multi-tasking. Not having owned this device for long, I have not yet tried out its camera (with an average 5 megapixels) or its Sound Alive and Dolby Surround features, preferring to use an SLR camera and MP3 with quality headphones, out of choice. I gather however that these features both add immensely to the popularity of this amazing piece of equipment. The Tab’s size, functionality and clarity are the things which do it for me.

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Janey J

 
Janey J


One Comment


  1.  
    Martin Brown
    91%

    One of the best tablets I’ve had, very versatile.





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