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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5402 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and price. The size and performance are also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the storage.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Michael Sawh (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0

 

Does Samsung even care about tablets? On this evidence, we're not sure.

Decent, bright screen ; Multi-Window support ; Good battery life

Cheap design with slippery back ; Sluggish multi-tasking performance ; Overpriced

The screen also manages the same 189ppi as the Note 8.0 matching clarity levels of the S Pen-toting device. The screen is not bad. Colours are good, it's very bright and the contrast is good enough to enjoy HD videos, but it just lacks the sharpness of...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 review

 

Compact tablets are all the rage in 2013. Far from being "dead on arrival" as the late Apple boss Steve Jobs once declared, the 7-inch tablet market is thriving. And while that's the size-space that Samsung has typically occupied with its earlier Tab...

Slim, light, microSD slot for expansion, screen decent in many conditions, decent battery life, multi-window view is a cool idea

Plastic construction, screen res could be higher, too expensive compared to the competition

There's plenty of good to be had from the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0. But less so at this price point. It's pricier than the higher-resolution Nexus 7, and its plasticky construction just isn't as well made as the Apple iPad mini. And for once the Apple...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : James Stables (techradar.com)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 review

 

Samsung adds an eight-incher to its Tab line-up, but can it beat the Nexus 7 and iPad Mini?

Slim build ; Decent screen ; Excellent battery life

Performance issues ; Plasticky design ; Unjustified high price

With the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, Samsung has delivered below-par build quality, poor performance and an unattractive plasticky case and then slapped on a price tag that means it costs more than an iPad Mini. It's hard to find any reason to recommend this...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Basil Kronfli (recombu.com)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 Review: In Depth

 

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...

Up-to-date version of Android

Middling screen resolution

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : PY Ho (hardwarezone.com.sg)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (8.0) LTE - A Phablet in Disguise

 

Samsung has been on a roll releasing new tablets for almost every segment, including young pre-school kids! The Galaxy Tab 3 series makes up the company's mainstream offerings and we take a look at the 8-inch variant that's becoming a new sweet spot fo...

Decent display; Long battery life; Make calls directly with LTE edition; microSD card slot

Not a HD screen; Middling performance; Expensive

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Hunter Skipworth (digitalspy.com)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 review: Better than an iPad mini?

 

Samsung's Galaxy Tab 3 is designed to take on the likes of the iPad mini and Nexus 7.

The Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, is so middle of the road, that we can't really make our minds up about it.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Mobile Choice UK (mobilechoiceuk.com)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 review - Yet another tablet device from Samsung, but who exactly is this one for?

 

Light and slim form-factor, decent screen, Samsung native apps

stylus, occasionally laggy performance, suspect wireless sharing functionality

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Sarah Silbert (engadget.com)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 review

 

For all intents and purposes, eight inches is the new sweet spot for tablets. We've so far seen a few hits with this form factor, the Samsung Galaxy Note

Crisp, bright display ; Slim design ; Runs Android 4.2

Glitchy performance ; Unremarkable compared to competitors

The Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 features a nice display and a slim design, but it's otherwise a forgettable device.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 review: Middle of everywhere

 

In their third generation, the Galaxy Tab series by Samsung are finally coming to terms with playing second fiddle to the Notes. The S-Pen and the processing power are, at this point, the main dividing line between mainstream and premium, but the gap...

8.0" 16M-color LCD capacitive touchscreen of 800 x 1280 pixel resolution ; Android OS v4.2.2 with TouchWiz ; 1.5 GHz dual-core Cortex-A9 CPU, Mali-400MP GPU, 2GB of RAM, Exynos 4212 Dual chipset ; 5 MP autofocus camera with face detection ; 720p HD...

Speakers at the bottom (portrait), rather than front-facing on either side ; No NFC support ; No FM Radio ; Questionable still image and video recording quality

This year's update of the Galaxy Tab series makes room for an 8" tablet and it looks like a logical decision by Samsung to build on the momentum of the Note 8.0. You lose the S-pen and two CPU cores but you get slimmer bezels and lighter weight - some...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : DannBerg (theverge.com)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and 10.1 review

 

Samsung has no idea what size Android device you want but, by golly, it's going to find out. Throughout its massive Galaxy lineup, Samsung has hedged its bets on almost every possible device size...

Comfortable to hold in one hand ; Great for watching movies

Interface is slow and choppy ; Design feels cheap ; Display is mediocre

The right size for an Android tablet, but the execution's not quite there

Jul, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:4450
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time:10 / 11 / 5 / 96
Browsing time (3G):10
Browsing time (4G):9
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):11
Continuous audio playback time:10 / 5 / 96
Continuous video playback time:10 / 11 / 5 / 96
Standby time (3G):970
Talk time (2G):24
Talk time (3G):24 / 27

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:N / No
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Geotagging: Yes
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Rear camera:Y / Yes
Rear Camera Resolution:2560 x 1920
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Video capturing speed:30
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p

Design

Colour of product:Black / Brown / Brown, Gold / Red / White
Device Type:Full-size tablet / Mini tablet
Fingerprint Reader:N / No
Form factor:Slate
Kids tablet: No
Product colour:Black / Brown / Brown,Gold / White

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Display diagonal:20 / 20.3
Display number of colours:16.0 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 800
Display Technology:LCD / LCD/TFT / PLS / TFT / TFT/S-PVA
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Media formats

Audio formats supported:3GA,3GPP,AAC,AMR,ASF,FLAC,IMY,M4A,MIDI,MP3,MP4,OGG,OTA,WAV,WMA,XMF / 3GA,3GPP,AAC,AMR,ASF,FLAC,IMY,M4A,MP3,MP4,OGG,OTA,WAV,WMA,XMF / 3GA,AAC,AMR,ASF,FLAC,IMY,M4A,MIDI,MP3,MP4,OGG,OTA,WAV,WMA,XMF / 3GA,AAC,AMR,ASF,FLAC,IMY,M4A,MP3,MP4,OGG,OTA,RTX,WAV,WMA,XMF / 3GA,AAC,AMR,ASF,FLAC,IMY,M4A,MP4,OGG,WAV,WMA / 3GA,AAC,AMR,FLAC,IMY,M4A,MP3,MP4,OGG,WAV,WMA,XMF / AAC,AAC+,AC3,AMR,eAAC+,FLAC,MP3,OGG,WAV,WMA / AAC,AAC+,MP3,OGG,WAV,WMA / AAC,AMR,ASF,IMY,M4A,MP3,OGG,OTA,RTX,WAV,WMA,XMF / AAC,AMR,FLAC,IMY,M4A,MIDI,OGG,WAV,WMA / AAC,AMR,M4A,OGG,WAV,WMA / AAC,AMR,M4A,OGG,WMA / AAC,AMR,M4A,WAV,WMA / AAC,M4A,OGG,WAV,WMA
Image formats supported:BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG
Video compression formats:3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3GPP,H.263,H.264,WMV / H.263,H.264,MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,MKV,MP4,MPEG21,WEBM,WMV / 3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,MKV,MP4,MPEG4,WEBM,WMV / 3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,MKV,MPEG21,WEBM,WMV / 3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,MP4,MPEG4,WEBM,WMV / 3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,MP4,MPEG4,WMV / 3GP,ASF,AVI,MP4,MPEG4,WMV / 3GP,ASF,FLV,MKV,MP4,MPEG21,WEBM,WMV / 3GP,ASF,FLV,MKV,MP4,MPEG4,WMV / 3GP,ASF,FLV,MKV,MPEG4,WMV / 3GP,ASF,FLV,MP4,MPEG4,WMV / 3GP,AVI,FLV,MKV,MP4,MPEG4,WEBM,WMV / H.263,H.264,WMV

Memory

Internal Memory:1,5 / 1.5
Maximum internal memory:1,5

Messaging

E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes

Networking

2G:No / Y / Yes
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE,GPRS / GSM
3G:No / Y / Yes
3G standards:HSPA+
4G:N / No / Y / Yes
4G LTE:No / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Data network:3G / 3G, 4G / 3G, LTE / 4G / LTE / No
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y / Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
Ethernet LAN:N / No
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi Direct:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Display Type:TFT
Docking connector:No / Yes
Full HD: No
Intel visual technologies: No
Quantity:1
Total Storage Capacity:16
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:USB
Keyboard Included:N
Keyboard supplied:N / No
Manual:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Audio formats supported:3GA, 3GPP, AAC, AMR, ASF, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, 3GPP, AAC, AMR, ASF, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, 3GPP, AAC, AMR, ASF, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, ASF, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, ASF, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, ASF, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MP4, OGG, WAV, WMA / 3GA, AAC, AMR, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA,3GPP,AAC,AMR,ASF,FLAC,IMY,M4A,MP3,WAV,WMA / AAC, AAC+, AC3, AMR, eAAC+, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AAC+, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, ASF, IMY, M4A, MP3, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / AAC, AMR, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, M4A, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, M4A, OGG, WMA / AAC, AMR, M4A, WAV, WMA / AAC, M4A, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC,M4A,WAV,WMA
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS:Y / Yes
Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Position location:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes
Video compression formats:3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / 3GPP, H.263, H.264, WMV / H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / H.263,H.264,MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, MP4, MPEG21, WEBM, WMV / 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, MP4, MPEG4, WEBM, WMV / 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, MP4, MPEG4, WMV / 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, MPEG21, WEBM, WMV / 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, MP4, MPEG4, WEBM, WMV / 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, MP4, MPEG4, WMV / 3GP, ASF, AVI, MP4, MPEG4, WMV / 3GP, ASF, FLV, MKV, MP4, MPEG21, WEBM, WMV / 3GP, ASF, FLV, MKV, MP4, MPEG4, WMV / 3GP, ASF, FLV, MKV, MPEG4, WMV / 3GP, ASF, FLV, MP4, MPEG4, WMV / 3GP, AVI, FLV, MKV, MP4, MPEG4, WEBM, WMV / 3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,MKV,MP4,MPEG4,WEBM,WMV / 3GP,ASF,FLV,MP4,MPEG4,WMV / H.263, H.264, WMV

Phone features

Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Video call:Y / Yes
Voice call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:N / No
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:No / Y / Yes
MHL version:1.2
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in:N / No / Y / Yes
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y / Yes
SmartCard slot:N / No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1

Processor

Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Exynos, Samsung / Samsung Exynos
Processor frequency:1.5
Processor Model:4212 / 4412

Processor special features

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:N / No
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel visual technologies: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:N / No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Response Technology:N / No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No

Security

Fingerprint Reader:N

Software

Bundled software:Norton 360 / Samsung Apps, Game Hub 2.0, Chaton, ActiveSync / Samsung Apps, Game Hub, ChatON, ActiveSync, Music Hub, Readers Hub / Samsung Apps, Game Hub, ChatON, ActiveSync, Music Hub, Readers Hub, Norton 360
Operating system installed:Android / Android 4.2.2
Operating System Version:4.2 / 4.2.2 / 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) / 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Platform:Android

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:32 / 64
Storage Media:Flash

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7 / 7.4
Height :12.4 / 209.8 / 21
Weight:314 / 316 / 319
Width:12 / 12.4 / 123.8 / 21