Summary: The price of the 10 inch version of the Galaxy Tab 3 has fallen significantly since launch and it now offers good value for money. If you want a full-size tab, you'll struggle to find anything that offers better value than the Galaxy Tab 3.
Summary: The Galaxy Tab line has always been one that we perceive to be a good choice, but nothing outstanding. Samsung has once again delivered a tablet that is good, but not amazing. The Galaxy Tab 3 is a competent enough tablet that will perform many of the tasks you want it to, although some of the noticeable lag when opening applications may turn off some owners.
Summary: Round 3. A new SoC is used and the 3G model has been replaced with an LTE module. Now an Atom SoC from Intel can exhibit its performance. Are these the significant differences compared with the 10-inch precursor or is there more to it?
Pros: LTE module, Viewing angle stable screen, Good battery runtimes, Several screen modes selectable, Expandable storage, The overall bundle offers enough power and copes well with all tasks placed on it. Browsing on the go is possible owing to the LTE module.
Cons: No Full HD screen, Slightly increased black value, Purchase price, Outdated camera resolution, The precursor and the 8-inch model already had this resolution. An upgrade to Full HD would have been appreciated.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 review: overpriced and outdated
27 July 2013
Conclusion: The issues we’ve had with the third-gen Tab 10.1, however, are deeply rooted. It scratches easily and stays oily and fingerprinted at all times; it comes with only a small fraction of Samsung’s value proposition that is TouchWiz; it consistently lags and suffers from performance issues; the display is quite awful by today’s standards; and it’s a 10-inch, primarily landscape tablet with physical navigation buttons.
Pros: Low-resolution display, Only 1GB RAM makes for clunky task switching, Scratches quite easily and is an oil magnet, Suffers from lag and constant stuttering, Physical navigation buttons are awkward in portrait, The price doesn’t match the value
Cons: Low-resolution display, Only 1GB RAM makes for clunky task switching, Scratches quite easily and is an oil magnet, Suffers from lag and constant stuttering, Physical navigation buttons are awkward in portrait, The price doesn’t match the value
Conclusion: Once regarded as the premium tablet offering from Samsung’s camp to compete against Apple’s mighty iPad , the Galaxy Tab series has now taken the back seat as an entry-level model – leaving the Galaxy Note series to occupy its former throne. Brandishing a $399 price point for the base 16GB Wi-Fi model, the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-inch might seem like a tempting offering, especially when it’s priced below the $500 mark, but seriously, it just doesn’t seem enough to overpower...
Pros: Thin and light construction, Great battery life
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 is compact and sleek but functionally flawed
19 July 2013
Summary: The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 is a sleekly designed tablet but, with more powerful and cheaper options available, it feels like more of the same, rather than an upgrade.
Pros: The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 features a lightweight and compact design for a 10-inch tablet. Its screen is impressively bright, and a 64GB storage expansion option is always an appreciated extra.
Cons: The "hit-box" for the capacitive menu and back buttons is too large, and errant touches are common. Performance is slow when quickly switching apps and Wi-Fi speeds dramatically decrease the farther away from the router the tablet is. And $400 for a device with pre-2012 components is asking too much.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 review: Third time's the charm
5 July 2013
Conclusion: Like many of Samsung's midrange offerings, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 is a mixed bag of features. On the one hand, you get the large display and slim design, the great codec support, and rich connectivity features which include an IR-port, while on the other you get a dual-core Intel Atom processor with questionable performance, a 1280 x 800 TFT panel which is hardly the sharpest tool in the shed, and a free ticket to a losing battle you'll be waging with the sub-1GB...
Pros: 10.1" 16M-color TFT capacitive touchscreen of 800 x 1280 pixel resolution, Android OS v4.2.2 with TouchWiz 5.0 launcher, 1.6 GHz dual-core Atom CPU, PowerVR SXG544MP2 GPU, 1GB of RAM, Intel Atom Z2560 chipset, 3.15 MP wide-angle lens camera with face detection, 720p HD video recording at 30fps, 16/32GB internal storage, microSD slot, Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n support, GPS with A-GPS connectivity; GLONASS support, Digital compass, Stereo Bluetooth v4.0, microUSB p...
Cons: Many competitors (including the droids) already offer Full HD screens, 1GB of RAM tends to run out quickly, No FM Radio or NFC support, Questionable still image and video recording quality, Hardware Home button and capacitive Android keys make little sense at this size, Speakers are not front-facing