Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7-inch Preview

Camera

The Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 is not a photography-oriented device in any conceivable way, but it does feature both a rear and a front-facing camera. On the back, there is a 3-megapixel shooter that can record 720p video. Our non-final prototype doesn't capture the proper photos and videos, so we will show you its camera quality when we do a review based on a final unit.

We appreciate that Samsung includes a 1-megapixel front camera. We might not use the rear camera to snap photographs on a tablet, but the front camera will come to good use in video conferencing apps like say Skype.


Multimedia

A 7-inch tablet is the perfect sidekick to keep you entertained on trips and you can watch movies in virtually all formats. The Galaxy Tab 3 does not surprise with anything - it’s got the typical rich in features Samsung video and music players.

The stock Samsung video player managed to play DivX/Xvid videos at around native resolution, but struggled opening 1080p clips.

The music application sorts your catalog by songs, artists, albums and genres, and neatly it has a by-folder view. Sound output via the two speakers on the bottom is definitely loud and it even has some depth to it.


Expectations

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 is a cute little tablet introducing a more compact form factor and lighter weight to the series - small changes that make a big difference in daily use. The fact that it includes a version supporting phone calls and cellular data connectivity is definitely a bonus.

Apart from that, though, the device is essentially the same as last year’s Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, and most disappointingly it has the same uninspiring screen. It would hardly make any sense to upgrade unless you value form. Samsung still has to polish some rough edges present in this prototype, but we’re certain it will. Then, for tablet newcomers, this might turn out to be a good entry-point device.


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3 Comments

2. plantman60

Posts: 22; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

A great tablet for 2011--oh, wait, it's 2013. Sorry Sammy, fail.

3. Anti-Troll

Posts: 64; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

Why Samsung WHYYY? Why don't you change your design even after receiving lot of criticism! Its been 2 years and you are doing the same!

4. AnandM

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Yet another TAB with no LED flash lights....
Galaxy Tab 3 7.0
  • Display 7.0" 1024 x 600 pixels
  • Camera 3 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Dual-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh

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