Samsung ATIV Tab 3

Released December, 2013
  • 10.1"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Windows 8
The Samsung Ativ Tab is a solid, even premium device, with generally good specs, a good build quality and a great battery life, but then so is the Microsoft Surface, and that runs the same operating system and is a whole lot cheaper.
by TechRadar (Jan, 2013)

Features Key features of the Samsung ATIV Tab 3

screen resolution

ATIV Tab 3
1366 x 768
iPad 4
2048 x 1536
Surface Pro 2
1920 x 1080


ATIV Tab 3
2 GB
iPad 4
1 GB

camera resolution

ATIV Tab 3
5 MP
Surface Pro 2
0.9 MP
iPad 4
1.2 MP

CPU Cores

ATIV Tab 3
Dual core

CPU Frequency

ATIV Tab 3
1.8 GHz
Venue Pro 11
2.4 GHz

Reviews Word on the street for the Samsung ATIV Tab 3

Samsung's logo is written in fairly small lettering across the middle, while at the top you'll find the main 5 megapixel camera and flash.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


Pinching outwards on the start screen will make the whole display zoom out and give you an overview of every app that you've got on the start screen.
by TechRadar (Jan, 2013)
The convertible Samsung Ativ Q. The Windows 8 interface seemed fairly sharp, though, with well-defined tiles on the home screen.
by c|net (Jun, 2013)
In our standard test - setting emails and social networks to send push notifications, turning on Wi-Fi, putting the screen to full brightness and then running a 90 minute video from a fully charged battery, the Samsung Ativ Tab still had an impressive 88% battery left at the end.
by TechRadar (Jan, 2013)

Operating System

Equally, if you're not sold on Windows RT then both the iPad 4 and premium Android tablets such as the Google Nexus 10 are cheaper but arguably better alternatives.
by TechRadar (Jan, 2013)
Windows 8 comes with a split personality - you can use it in either the new touch-friendly Modern Live Tile interface, or switch to the good old desktop mode more suitable for use with a mouse and a keyboard.
by PhoneArena (Jun, 2013)
Its design closely resembles that of Samsung’s Galaxy line of Android devices, a uniformity that the company wants to maintain.
by PhoneArena (Jun, 2013)

Operating system

Samsung has set its sights squarely on the top end of the market, but with competition from other Windows 8 tablets, the iPad 4, Google Nexus 10 and other Android tablets, it's going to take a lot to convince us that it's worth taking the plunge on a Samsung Ativ Tab.
by TechRadar (Jan, 2013)
Compared to Android or iOS it's actually a very limited selection, but it's easy to navigate and there are at least a handful of apps to fill most needs.
by TechRadar (Jan, 2013)
To solve the latter two you'd have to move away from Windows RT and look at an iPad or Android tablet instead.
by TechRadar (Jan, 2013)


Of course there's also an email app, which seemed to have some trouble syncing with our email for some reason, but once it did it worked well, fitting emails to the screen and making it very easy to flip between them, read them and respond.
by TechRadar (Jan, 2013)
The music hub is a great looking place designed in the the Modern UI style and synced with Xbox Music.
by PhoneArena (Jun, 2013)
You can also buy music or take out a streaming subscription to Xbox music and use that directly from the player.
by TechRadar (Jan, 2013)


It is only 7.95mm thick and is fairly lightweight for its class at 550g.
by PhoneArena (Jun, 2013)
Holding it in one hand is reasonably comfortable, helped in part by its 550g weight.
by c|net (Jun, 2013)
Aside from being one of the first out the gate, the Samsung Ativ Tab looks to be a strong contender in its own right, with a slim build and solid specs.
by TechRadar (Jan, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Size 10.1"
Technology Super IPS LCD2
Resolution 1366 x 768
PPI 155 ppi


  1. 802.11n
  2. 802.11a
  3. 802.11g
  4. 802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes


Cores Dual core
Clock speed 1.8 GHz

form factor

Weight 550 g
Size 165.3 x 257.4 x 8.2 mm
Thickness 8.2 mm
Battery life 9 hour


Internal storage 64 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB
Supported card formats microSD
Maximum capacity 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes
Webcam 5 MP


Has a GPS Yes
Has a light sensor No
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