Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 Review

Introduction and Specifications

Samsung recognizes that the way in which individuals use tablets varies considerably from one user to the next. As a result, Samsung’s tablet portfolio is quite varied, offering something for everyone. Samsung’s tablet portfolio includes models that range in size from 7-inch to 10.1-inch screens. The power and performance associated with the various Samsung Galaxy tablets also varies and includes high-end powerful tablets and models that are more basic and budget-friendly.

Today, we’re going to take a hands-on look at the 8-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 3. This tablet sits in the middle of the Galaxy Tab 3 portfolio between the 7-inch and 10.1-inch models. The Galaxy Tab 3 series is Samsung’s mid-range line of tablets. As a result you won’t get the fastest, cutting-edge processors and other high-end specifications, but you won’t get the high price tag either. Even so, if you take a closer look at the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 specifications below, you’ll see it’s still a very capable device.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0
Specifications & Features

1.5 GHz Dual Core Exynos 4212
Up to 64GB via microSD (sold separately)
Operating System
Android 4.2, Jellybean
8-inch WXGA (1280×800)
Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4G/5G) 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
3.5mm Audio

Front: 1.3MP; Rear: 5MP
Size and weight
4.81 x 8.24 x 0.27 inches
10.88 ounces
4450 mAh
$279.99 or less on Amazon

For users who already have a Samsung Galaxy smartphone, the Galaxy Tab 3 will seem very familiar, both in terms of exterior styling and user experience. This is especially great for people who don’t want to deal with the learning curve of a new device, which is exactly who Samsung is targeting with this line of tablets.

To add additional value to the Galaxy Tab 3 line, Samsung is offering a number of Galaxy Perks along with the Galaxy Tab 3. These perks include $10 in Google Play credit, up to 50GB of Dropbox storage for two years, a free 3-month Hulu Plus membership (for new users only), and 12 months of Boingo Wi-Fi access for new users.

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