Roocase Dual-View Folio Review for Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0: a folio with more to it than meets the Eye
15 February 2014
Excerpt: The folio market is one that is brimming full of so many options these days, and it seems everyone and their dog has made a folio case for at least one device. Furthermore, most of these folios are very similar design, though they typically vary in the way that they fold into their respective viewing positions.
Summary: The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Kids offers a pleasant child-friendly experience that's sure to keep children entertained. Parents can hand-pick apps and place restrictions on when children use the tablet. At the same time, parents and older children can use the tablet in standard mode to get a typical Android experience.
Conclusion: The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids 7.0 is a playfully designed, engaging Android tablet geared toward children, but it's just too expensive without offering any appreciable advantages over the competition.
Pros: Sturdy build and playful design. Engaging kids interface. Preloaded child-friendly apps and parental controls.
Cons: Pricey. Lower-resolution display. Parental controls could be more comprehensive.
Conclusion: At £179, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 is a good looking package at first site, but £100 will buy you a significantly more up-to-date Samsung tablet in the form the Tab 3 8.0 and if you’re prepared to pick up a stock Android device than the new Asus-made Nexus 7 offers significantly better hardware and the latest version of Android available for just £20 more.
Pros: Premium design, Versatile interface, Good battery life
Summary: The Samsung Tab 3 T211 is a real disappointment as it barely improves anything from last year’s model. In fact, the performance has gotten worse. With a retail price of Rs 18,890 for the 8GB variant, it’s highly overpriced and not worth the premium. The only redeeming feature is the relatively good battery life but it falls flat in almost every other department.
Excerpt: The special Kids version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 comes with preloaded education apps and games, and yellow case. Rest of the specs are the same and include a 7-inch 1024x600 pixels screen, 3.2-megapixel rear and 1.3-megapixel front cameras, Wi-Fi connectivity, GPS, and 8 GB of expandable storage.
Pros: Verizon 4G LTE network is incredibly fast, 32GB microSD card included, Integrated kickstand works in portrait and landscape
Cons: Battery life is among the worst we�ve ever seen, No 4G LTE power toggle option, Kickstand in landscape orientation blocks microUSB port
Summary: The upgrade in specifications on paper from the Tab 2 to the Tab 3 isnï¿½t spectacular. For the price you pay, you get a tablet that gets the job done, but feels lacking if you are a heavy user and want to play graphically heavy games and want a lot of multitasking. For heavy-duty use, you have devices such as the Nexus 7 (even better if you can get your hands on the second gen one from the US) as the tablet has a better display, better power under the hood and a stock...
Pros: Good video playback capabilities, Many preloaded apps and services, Responsive touchscreen
Cons: Underwhelming performance, Plasticky build, Too big to be your primary phone
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Review: Should You Buy One?
18 August 2013
Excerpt: Review: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Samsung was the first company who popularized 7-inch Android tablets. Dozens of companies followed suit and it eventually created a market for it. The market became so big that it even forced Apple to come out with the iPad Mini despite Steve Jobs’ earlier statements that the 10-inch form factor is the best for ...
Summary: The little three. The Galaxy Tab 3 in its 7-inch size is the cheaper and slightly smaller version of the already reviewed Galaxy Tab 3 8.0. So, does one have to deal with numerous restrictions or are Samsung's premium aspirations justified?
Pros: Bright screen, Good workmanship, Great TouchWiz interface, Extensive software package, Decent speakers, The good software package and the trimmed down, but still numerous input options.
Cons: Low contrast, Strong blue tint, Mediocre system performance, Crashes caused by the graphics chip, Bloatware, Average battery life, Poor image quality of the camera, If only Samsung had chosen a better SoC...