Samsung cuts the price of the Galaxy Tab S3 tablet by $100
by Alan Friedman / Apr 07, 2018, 10:08 PM
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 features a 9.7-inch Super AMOLED display carrying a resolution of 1536 x 2048. Under the hood is the Snapdragon 820 chipset, which is equipped with a quad-core CPU clocked at 2.15GHz. Crunching graphics is the Adreno 530 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside along with 32GB of native storage (24GB is available to users). Those seeking additional storage can find a 400GB capacity microSD slot on the slate.
On back of the tablet is a 13MP camera with an aperture of f/1.9, and there is a front-facing 5MP selfie snapper on board. Keeping the lights on is a 6000mAh battery, and the tablet is currently running Android 8.0.
The Galaxy Tab S3 features a quad speaker setup, and the S Pen comes with the device. What doesn't come out of the box is the optional $129.99 Keyboard cover that adds a QWERTY keyboard to the tablet.
If you're interested in the Galaxy Tab S3 at the reduced price of $449.99, click on the sourcelink. By the way, you can also buy the tablet for $75 a month with no interest charged, as long as you pay off the slate in 6 months or less.
- Display 9.7" 1536 x 2048 pixels
- Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 6000 mAh
Posts: 538; Member since: Apr 04, 2014
It is a great tablet that I use daily. It was good value before,and despite the 820 is still more than fast enough for everything I do. Battery lasts me at least a day except on very rare occasions when used for graphically intense games.
posted on Apr 08, 2018, 3:59 AM 3
Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 08, 2018
My 4.5 year old iPad air lasts 2+ days. I love Android phones. Pixel 2 currently. However, android tablets are complete garbage. I have owned many. This iPad was a gift over 4 years ago. I have noticed it's starting to slow down. But it's basically flawless. I prefer Android phone, and an Apple iPad for a tablet. Best of both worlds. I think I'm going to trade my Air in for the new 2018 iPad. It's worth $160 on trade or $200-$250 if I sell it locally. And that's more then you can say for any Android tablet that's 4+ years old. A tablet is an investment. A phone is a yearly commitment.
posted on Apr 08, 2018, 2:24 PM 2
Posts: 210; Member since: Apr 09, 2015
I think the Tab S3 is a fantastic tablet, especially at this price, and calling it "complete garbage" is just stupid. Some day Apple will tout OLED on a tablet as the best thing since sliced bread, and will sell it starting at $1000...
posted on Apr 09, 2018, 3:24 AM 0
Posts: 1505; Member since: Feb 19, 2017
I will wait for Tab S4 and see if the Samsung is willing to push for a high end tablet with something new - something like DeX, lower latency of stylus / screen frequency, 16:10 screen etc. Something that will be a reason for me to buy 4th tablet. 4th tablet that I will actually use and not give it to my mum like my iPad Pro or nVidia Shield tablet and Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 ed, that my kids use. Tab S3 is great, don't get me wrong, but it's not good enough for me to buy it. Same goes for iPads Pro line - not good enough.
posted on Apr 08, 2018, 4:05 AM 1
Posts: 1229; Member since: Jul 16, 2016
Not enough memory, for a Stock device that would be enough but not for anything from Samsung.
posted on Apr 08, 2018, 5:11 AM 0
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It definitely does NOT have Android 8.0! It should update by Summer. This should have started at this price! Way too expensive. I have one but I didn't pay retail price. It does have the best screen of all tablets but don't make us pay through the nose for it!
posted on Apr 08, 2018, 8:53 AM 0
Posts: 81; Member since: Dec 21, 2013
It started around the same price as the Note2014 did & this model is years later with far better internals...the price isn't that bad considering. That being said though it was out of my range for something I didn't get for work like I used to for my Note2014, I love it & continue using it to this day but I would love the newer model's price point if it was more affordable, but it's a premium tablet so I understand it's pricing
posted on Apr 08, 2018, 1:33 PM 0
Posts: 102; Member since: Feb 18, 2017
Android tablets have already put it in past! IPad continues to survive though!
posted on Apr 08, 2018, 11:10 AM 0
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High end android tablets almost died out. They are still tons of low->mid range tablets on the market. Funnny thing is, that even the cheapest Android tablet can do pretty much everything as good as an iPad. Only "high end" games are problem for some cheap Mediateks or Snapdragons 4xx.
posted on Apr 09, 2018, 12:47 PM 0
Posts: 461; Member since: Oct 04, 2014
I'd opted out of getting this on release for the iPad Pro 9.7. I don't regret it at all as the pen functionality overall ease-of-use, and UI (updates are getting better and better) have been very beneficial for getting written work done via MSFT OneNote app.
posted on Apr 08, 2018, 11:56 AM 0
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No thanks Sammy, this is still more than the iPad Pro 9.7 LTE 128GB when Costco has a sale.
posted on Apr 08, 2018, 12:01 PM 2
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