Samsung India has launched the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 in India on 18th July 2013 in a launch event in New Delhi India. The two devices (out of three global models) in the series which have been launched in India are the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 and Galaxy Tab 8.0 both of which come with many software and hardware similarities but they have different specifications and performance levels. The major difference between these two tablets is the display size and processors which power these tablets.
Interestingly, both these tablets run Android Jelly Bean OS like other new Galaxy devices like the S4 and Mega series. There are three models launched, the 7 inch Tab 211 with android 4.1 and 3G + WiFi and two 8 inch models (Tab 310 and Tab 311) which has been launched with a Wifi only and WiFi + 3G model. The Tab 2 have been very popular because of their good value proposition and the Tab 3 is expected to carry the same philosophy forward.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 has been launched in 3 models with the following prices:
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 3.0 7 inch 3G + WiFi (Tab 211) is priced at Rs. 17,745
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 3.0 8 inch WiFi Only (Tab 310) is priced at Rs. 21,945
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 3.0 8 inch 3G + WiFi (Tab 311) is priced at Rs. 25,725
Hands On Video Review
Tab 3 8.0 (Tab 311) Review Video
Tab 3 7.0 (Tab 211) Review Video
Features And Specifications
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 features a 7 inch display with a display resolution of 1024×600 pixels. It is under 10 mm in thickness and weighs around 300 grams. The Tab 3 7.0 does not have 3G or phone support, it is WiFi only device and is powered by a 1.2 GHz Dual core processor. It has 8 GB Internal Memory and has 1 GB of RAM. It has Android jelly bean 4.1 out of the box with Touch Wiz UI from Samsung. The battery capacity of the Tab 3 7.0 is 4000 mAh which as per the official specs, should last for up to 8 hours of normal usage. It does not feature an S-Pen like the Galaxy Note series devices. You can buy Tab 3 7 Inch from Flipkart.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 has an 8 inch display with a display resolution of 1024×800 pixels. The Tab 3 8.0 does not have 3G or phone support, it is WiFi only device and is powered by a 1.5 GHz Dual core Exynos processor. It has 16 GB Internal Memory and has 1.5 GB of RAM. It has Android jelly bean 4.1 out of the box with Touch Wiz UI from Samsung. The battery capacity of the Tab 3 8.0 is 4450 mAh which as per the official specs, should last for up to 8 to 9 hours of normal usage. It does not feature an S-Pen functionality like the Note 8.0. You can buy Tab 3 8 Inch from Flipkart.
Our Take On Galaxy Tab 3
In a price segment of around Rs. 15,000 Tab 3 makes a lot of sense for users who want to consume information in places where there is good WiFi access. Like homes, offices, school and college environments. Since there is no 3G support, once can access public WiFi or just enjoy offline music, games and videos stored on the tablet while on the go. With the user-friendly interface of Samsung coupled with good quality and performance of Galaxy series, it makes a good buy for students, house holds and youngsters who travel a lot. If you are a business user and need WiFi access, we suggest you look out for the Note series tablets which are on higher price side, but are more connected due to 3G support.