With the variety of tablets available in the market, it is difficult to choose one that will be able to cover the array of activities for which one might need a device. Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 is an ultrathin and light mix of productivity and style on a budget. It is light and practical, has everything you need for your work or studies.
Externally, the tablet looks like a typical Samsung gadget. Rounded edges, silver bezel, the button under the screen. Some people like this design, some do not. The front side is a seven-inch display. Under the screen, you will find two touch buttons, “Menu” and “Back”, as well as the usual “Home” button. On the right of the device you have power and volume buttons, and up top, you have a standard 3.5mm headphone port.
As its name suggests, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 has a 7-inch screen. Resolution is not the best, it has 1,024 x 600-pixel display with pixel density of 169 PPI. The viewing angles are solid, but in most other respects it is poor. The panel’s response times are mediocre, resulting in clear ‘trails’ when flicking between home screens or watching high-contrast, high-action content.
Samsung Galaxy Tab powered with a dual-core Marvel PXA988 CPU with 1GB of RAM, 8GB/16GB of internal storage, and expandable up to 32GB via microSD card. The power of the chipset is enough for everyday tasks: watching the video, surfing the web, checking mail etc. The tablet has enough power to play most games, but if you intend to play only the latest games high demanding like Asphalt 8, then you should pay attention to something more powerful. Like all of Samsung’s Android devices, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 uses the TouchWiz interface, which works pretty well. TouchWiz is a funny-looking, colourful interface rather than a stylish one, and it gives an idea that the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 is a teeny bit toy-like.
The tablet has two cameras, but neither is any good. There is a 3.2-megapixel main camera with a fixed focus but has no flash. The front camera is enough for video chatting.
The device has a non-removable 4000 mAh battery that can last up to 9 hours of continuous video playback. The tablet can go on a single charge two days of moderate use, which involved checking email, surfing the web and a little light games playing. In terms of connectivity, the Tab has a solid range of connections like Wi-Fi with WiFi-Direct support, Bluetooth and GPS. And there’s a 3G edition available at extra cost.