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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch Review

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch Review
There is a 4450mAh non-removable battery inside the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch. The manufacturer has yet to provide any specific figures as to how long the tablet should last on a single charge, but given the capacity of the device's cell, we assume that getting 8 hours of active use would be possible.


Conclusion:

Looking for a decent mid-range Android tablet? Well, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch would be a good choice. It is light, portable, and capable enough to be used for not only web surfing and writing emails, but also for watching HD movies and even playing some Real Racing 3 every once in a while. The device doesn't have any flaws that would make it a deal breaker, so if it fits your budget, go ahead and grab one!

But as we usually do, we'd recommend you a handful of alternatives that might suit your needs better. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0, for example, is faster than the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch and offers the S Pen digital stylus for drawing and handwriting input. If Android isn't a must, the iPad mini would also be a great alternative, especially when it comes with hundreds of thousands of tablet-optimized applications to pick from. And in case you need an affordable, yet still powerful portable tablet, the Google Nexus 7 is always an option. Just keep in mind that it lacks a decent camera.

Software version of the reviewed unit:
Android 4.2.2
Build number: JDQ39.T310XXUAMDA



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Pros

  • Light, thin, easy to hold and carry around
  • Built-in IR Blaster works as a TV remote control
  • Camera is usable in daytime
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PhoneArena rating:
8Good
Display8.0 inches, 1280 x 800 pixels (189 ppi) Super Clear LCD
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Samsung Exynos 4 Dual, Dual-core, 1500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 processor
1.5 GB RAM
Size8.26 x 4.87 x 0.29 inches
(209.8 x 123.8 x 7.4 mm)
11.25 oz  (319 g)
Battery4450 mAh, 42 hours talk time

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