Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Review: Premium Android Productivity And Entertainment
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 - Intro And Specifications
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 may be one of the better-equipped tablets for consumers looking for a device that has it all – multimedia and productivity chops, useful feature adds and good looks as well. With its HDR-ready screen, quad speakers, S Pen, optional keyboard, and all-glass design, the Galaxy Tab S3 has a lot to offer.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 features a 9.7-inch Super AMOLED display that supports HDR content, though there are some caveats to this which we’ll discuss later in this review. To further enhance the multimedia experience on this tablet, Samsung has included quad-stereo speakers tuned by AKG by HARMAN.
The Galaxy Tab S3 also comes bundled with a Samsung S Pen which enhances productivity and creativity tasks by letting users jot notes, edit documents, color, and more. To further increase productivity on the tablet, Samsung offers a keyboard case that attaches magnetically, allowing the tablet to function somewhat as a lightweight laptop substitute.
To ensure the Galaxy Tab S3 is always ready when you need it, this tablet features fast charging for its 6,000mAh battery via a USB 3.1 connection as well. Samsung claims the Galaxy Tab S3 offers up to 12 hours of video playback, which is very good for a device of this size.
Let’s take a closer look at all the features of the Galaxy Tab S3 in the video and specifications below:
Powering the Galaxy Tab S3 is a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor (2.15GHz 'big' core + 1.6GHz 'efficiency cores') and 4GB of RAM. There’s 32GB of on-board storage and a microSD slot that can accept an additional card of up to 256GB. You’ll also find a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera as well as a 5-megapixel front-facing camera on this tablet. The Galaxy Tab S3 runs on Android 7.0, Nougat.
The overall size of the Galaxy Tab S3 is on-par with what you’d expect from a 9.7-inch tablet today. It measures approximately 9.34 x 6.65 x 0.24 inches and weighing about 0.95 pounds. We should also mention that the Tab S3 is a premium product, through and through, and it's got a price tag to match. Samsung is asking roughly $600 for this device, which is at the high-end of the spectrum for Android-based tablets.