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Barnes & Noble NOOK HD vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0

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Barnes & Noble NOOK HD Remove phone

Posted: 26 Sep 2012
Market Status: Released
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Remove phone

Posted: 29 Apr 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - AT&T, Sprint

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
Phone functionality Yes 
OSAndroid (4.0)Android (4.4.2, 4.2.2) 
Dimensions7.65 x 5.00 x 0.43 inches (194.4 x 127.1 x 11 mm)7.40 x 4.37 x 0.39 inches (188 x 111.1 x 9.9 mm) 
Weight11.11 oz (315 g)
the average is 14.6 oz (417 g)
10.72 oz (304 g)
the average is 14.6 oz (417 g)
 
Display
Physical size7.0 inches7.0 inches 
Resolution1440 x 900 pixels1024 x 600 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

243 ppi169 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

IPS LCDTFT 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
Features Light sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera 3 megapixels 
Camcorder Yes 
Front-facing camera 1.3 megapixels 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

TI OMAP4470Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8930AB 
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Dual core, 1300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9Dual core, 1700 MHz, Krait 300 
Graphics processorPowerVR SGX544 @ 384 MHzAdreno 305 
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

1024 MB RAM1536 MB RAM 
Built-in storage8 GB16 GB 
Maximum User Storage5 GB  
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB 
Battery
Stand-by time 17.0 days (408 hours)
the average is 36 days (861 h)
 
Capacity 4000 mAh 
Not user replaceableYes  
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter by Album, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback, SRS TruMediaAlbum art cover, Background playback 
SpeakersStereo speakersEarpiece, Stereo speakers 
YouTube player Yes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportFacebookYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
Technology
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE 700 (band 17), 850 (band 5), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1) MHz 
Data LTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS 
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

 GPS, A-GPS, Glonass 
Navigation Turn-by-turn navigation 
Connectivity
Bluetooth 3.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
Features Mass storage device, USB charging 
HDMIYes  
Other Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, Infrared 
Other features
Notifications Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometerAccelerometer, Compass 
Other Voice commands 
Availability
Officially announced26 Sep 201229 Apr 2013 
Shopping information
AccessoriesNOOK Tablet, USB Cable, Quick Start Guide, Power Adapter  
MSRP price$ 199  

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