Excerpt: Samsung’s 8-inch Galaxy Tab 3 feels like a device designed to fight some very specific enemies in the form of the original Nexus 7 and iPad minis . Unfortunately for Samsung those are competitors that have since retired from the field and been replaced by younger and more lively successors… which essentially leaves Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 outclassed in a new age of tablet warfare.
Conclusion: Keeping in mind that Samsung didn’t design the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 to be a flagship, ultra-powerful device, we feel this tablet performed adequately for its intended use. With that said, there’s one key aspect of the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 that holds us back and that’s the price. The 16GB version of Google’s new Nexus 7 sells for $229 which is a full $50 less than the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0.
Summary: Whereas the 7 inch version of the Tab 3 felt distinctly underpowered and underwhelming, the 8 inch version impresses both with its ultraslim design and with its much enhanced capabilities. For a mid-sized and mid-priced tablet, this hits all the sweet spots. Although it's not the fastest and doesn't have a full HD display, it delivers an all-round package that ticks our boxes. First off there's the lovely lightweight, superslim design.
Conclusion: The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 is a fine upgrade from what's been offered at this size range by the manufacturer in past generations. While the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 bests this tablet in essentially every area save its smaller bezel, the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 holds its own as a solid addition to the Samsung family of Galaxy S 4-era smart devices. Here the company brings an extremely thin and finely constructed mid-sized tablet that'll serve its users well into the future.
Summary: The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 has a number of pros and cons when compared to the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1. On one hand, it isn’t as powerful, its display isn’t as nice and its speakers offer an overall tinny audio experience. On the other hand, the hardware and software performance of its camera blows the 10.1’s camera out of the water, it’s more portable and it has better battery life.
Summary: Tab, the third. Samsung has something for everyone in its tablet portfolio: the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 is aimed at users who are looking for a medium sized tablet and can do without pen input. Confidently, Samsung wants 299 Euros (~$397) for it - an appropriate value for the money?
Pros: High 3D performance, Good performance in Internet browsing, Fast memory, Good color reproduction, Bright display, Extensive software package, Numerous input options, Good battery life, Proper speakers, The tablet is ahead in every aspect. Samsung has also lowered the price compared to the last generation.
Cons: Blue tint of the display, Mediocre processor performance, Plastic case, Case temperatures are a bit high, Relatively high price, Bloatware, An operating system without bloatware.
Excerpt: With Samsung flooding the market with phones and tablets, it’s hardly surprising that they’ve release three, yes, three Samsung Galaxy Tab 3s. The baby of the bunch is the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 , the biggest Tab 3 is the 10-incher and the subject of this review sitting in between is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0.
Pros: Slender, ergonomic design, Bright, vibrant screen, Up-to-date version of Android
Cons: Pricey for a dual-core tablet, Samsung's TouchWiz UI is heavy, Middling screen resolution