Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch User Reviews
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Build quality8.3/10Text input7/10
Everyday usage9.3/10UI speed8/10
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posted on 29 Jul 2013, 15:41 (Posts: 0; Member since: 29 Jul 2013)
The best in it's class at the moment
DiscoZ has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I've been looking for that happy --side-- medium of tablets for a while. I own an iPad 4 and an Ainol Novo 9 Spark. I've also owned an Asus Transformer (with the high PPI display) and a Playbook in the past.
The '7 inch tabs I find too small, not much of an upgrade from my phone, while 8 - 9 seems the perfect size for games, reading (a little tough for magazines, but OK). I realize many look to compare the Nexus 7 or other 7 inch tabs with the Galaxy, but really it’s only competitors are:
1. The iPad mini (which is iOS so not really a competitor as you have to want an Apple product, and I wanted an ‘8 Android tab);
2. The plethora of Chinese 8 tabs – the issue with those is the software, I have a Ainol and while it is a great tab on spec and has a beautiful screen, it is not without issues;
3. The Tab 8 – which is more powerful, slightly larger, but much more expensive in Canada - $130 price difference; and
4. The Asus, which has a worse screen.
My AnTuTu results were about the same as my S3 and the Ainol, however this tablet is much faster than the Ainol, the Asus Transformer and the Playbook. It is almost on par with the iPad 4 Retina. I have personally not noticed any irksome lag or hesitation and this is running power saving mode all the time. The display could be a bit sharper, but having 3 other (including GS3) retina-esque ppi devices, I don’t mind it much at all. It is much sharper than the iPad mini and the 7.9 Asus screens. It is easy to hold in one hand and quick...Build quality 10/10Reception 9/10Call quality 9/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 8/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 9/10Display 7/10Battery 8/10
- Size and feel
- Samsung build quality
- Fast wifi, UI and surfing
- Scarcity of quality '8 tablets
- Screen could be sharper
- Could be a little cheaper
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posted on 20 Jul 2013, 09:05 (Posts: 0; Member since: 20 Jul 2013)
Why I bought the tab 3 8.0 instead of 7.0 ?
bigal has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I should hv bought the tab 3 7.0 instead of 8.0 & save $100. But the 8.0 is more efficient....bigger screen & slimmer bezel....nicer camera, etc. After I bought the 8.0, I heard that Asus is coming out with a quad-core MeMo 7 with better HD screen, etc. at only half the price. I may have to return this 8.0 to BestBuy.Build quality 6/10Reception 7/10Call quality 5/10Internet 8/10Multimedia 7/10Camera 6/10UI speed 5/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 2/10Display 5/10Battery 6/10
- Nice slim bezel design
- Expensive, expensive, expensive
- Asus is coming out with MeMo7 HD
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posted on 09 Jul 2013, 08:38 (Posts: 0; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)
What I was looking for
pgrillone has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
People will say "it doesnt have the latest and greatest specs" and they will be right. I use the tablet for business as well as pleasure. The GPS is nice on a road trip, The screen is clear and bright without pixelation. The form factor is thin and solid. It can connect to wifi at 5ghz. The Camera is 5 mp and I use it for taking photos of my paychecks to deposit online. Fits easily in my front pocket of my cargo shorts. Sure I would like a quadcore procssor, but as long as the tablet is quick and fluid, Im not too concerned. SD card slot is a big bonus. Ive owned alot of tablets ( ipad2,3,4,mini. N7, note 8, ) every tablet has its advantages, I just like the the combination of features on the tab 3 8.0
i believe that the 8 inch screen is the sweetspot for tablets, I probably would be interested in the next N7 if it comes with a bigger screen and a rear camera.
Well that's my 2 cents.Build quality 9/10Reception 10/10Call quality 2/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 8/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 9/10Battery 10/10
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