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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch Remove phone

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PA Rating - 8
User Rating - 8.3

Posted: 03 Jun 2013
Market Status: Released

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Remove phone

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PA Rating - 6
User Rating - 5

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

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
Phone functionalityYesYes 
OSAndroid (4.2.2)Android (4.2.2) 
Dimensions8.26 x 4.87 x 0.29 inches (209.8 x 123.8 x 7.4 mm)7.40 x 4.37 x 0.39 inches (188 x 111.1 x 9.9 mm) 
Weight11.25 oz (319 g)
the average is 16.4 oz (467 g)
10.72 oz (304 g)
the average is 16.4 oz (467 g)
 
Display
Physical size8.0 inches7.0 inches 
Resolution1280 x 800 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.

189 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.

Super Clear LCDTFT 
Colors 16 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels3 megapixels 
FeaturesCMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Panorama, Night mode  
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)Yes 
FeaturesVideo calling  
Front-facing camera1.3 megapixels1.3 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.

Samsung Exynos 4 DualQualcomm 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, 1500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9Dual core, 1700 MHz, Krait 300 
Graphics processorARM Mali-400 MP4Adreno 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.

1536 MB RAM1536 MB RAM 
Built-in storage16 GB16 GB 
Maximum User Storage11.26 GB  
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GBmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB 
Battery
Talk time42.00 hours
the average is 31 h (1860 min)
  
Stand-by time 17.0 days (408 hours)
the average is 29 days (692 h)
 
Talk time (3G)24.00 hours
the average is 36 h (2140 min)
  
Stand-by time (3G)40.4 days (970 hours)
the average is 45 days (1085 h)
  
Capacity4450 mAh4000 mAh 
Not user replaceableYes  
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
SpeakersEarpiece, Stereo speakersEarpiece, Stereo speakers 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE800 (band 18), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz700 (band 17), 850 (band 5), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1) MHz 
DataLTE Cat3 Downlink 100 Mbit/s, LTE Cat3/4 Uplink 50 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 28 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE, 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, GlonassGPS, A-GPS, Glonass 
NavigationYesTurn-by-turn navigation 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.03.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
OtherTV-Out, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncTethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, Infrared 
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Compass 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice commands 
Availability
Officially announced03 Jun 201329 Apr 2013 

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