Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1

Released July, 2013
  • 10.1"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.2
The display, though not high resolution, is bright and colorful thanks to Samsung's PLS technology that's similar to IPS, and the tablet is attractive even if it is cursed with Samsung's love of shiny plastic.
by MobileTechReview (Jul, 2013)
8.2 Out of 10

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1

Performance

Processing power and speed

Galaxy Tab 3 10.1
9.9
iPad 4
10.0
Nexus 10
10.0
Geekbench, BrowserMark and Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Galaxy Tab 3 10.1
n.d.
iPad 4
n.d.
Nexus 10
n.d.
AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Galaxy Tab 3 10.1
6.4
iPad 4
7.2
Nexus 10
6.5
Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Galaxy Tab 3 10.1
8.4
iPad 4
9.5
Nexus 10
9.1
Reviews from phonearena.com, techradar.com and mobiletechreview.com

8.2

TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Galaxy Tab 3 10.1
8.2
iPad 4
8.9
Nexus 10
8.5

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Galaxy Tab 3 10.1
401
iPad 4
1,768
Nexus 10
1,509

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

Galaxy Tab 3 10.1
1,233 ms
iPad 4
850 ms

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Galaxy Tab 3 10.1
2,245
Nexus 10
2,716

Reviews Word on the street for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1


6.0
The tablet has a 1280 x 800 PLS display that's very bright and has wide viewing angles, but the resolution is pedestrian compared to the full HD models on the market.

6.5
Still, it is shaping up as a decent thin and light Android tablet, that doesn't feel underpowered in the interface, or while running apps with its Intel processor.

Overall

6.8 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Screen

Contrast is good and text is decently sharp, though not as clear as tablets running at full HD and higher resolutions.
by MobileTechReview (Jul, 2013)
Outdoor visibility is good, but it’s still something that would benefit from being shielded.
by PhoneArena (Jul, 2013)
Moreover, its color production is on the natural side, seeing that it’s LCD technology and all, but some distortion is evident at wider viewing angles.
by PhoneArena (Jul, 2013)

Apps

It's not far behind in benchmarks, and I wouldn't worry too much about this since these tablets are extremely fast and capable of any current task including 3D gaming.
by MobileTechReview (Jul, 2013)
We used the tablet to write reviews in Polaris Office, streamed an hour of Netflix HD video, checked email, did social networking and played music with the screen off for an hour.
by MobileTechReview (Jul, 2013)
While most apps aren't that big, popular A list 3D games like Bard's Tale and Dark Knight Rises can take up 1.6 to 3.5 gigs each.
by MobileTechReview (Jul, 2013)

Operating System

Processor and memory Of course, the big story about the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-inch is that Android here is powered by an Intel x86 processor, not the usual ARM clone.
by PhoneArena (Jun, 2013)
Heck, the sluggish performance and ho-hum specs doesn’t particularly make it as prized as the Google Nexus 10, which has undoubtedly redefined the Android tablet space.
by PhoneArena (Jul, 2013)
To be more precise, it’s running the TouchWiz Nature UX experience on top of Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
by PhoneArena (Jul, 2013)

Operating system

Naturally, we’re pleased to find the Pop Up Play feature on board with this, but it challenges it to perform smoothly when multitasking with something else.
by PhoneArena (Jul, 2013)
When it comes to multitasking, though, we’re still left doing it the old fashion way via the standard task manager menu.
by PhoneArena (Jul, 2013)
The Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 runs on a 1.6GHz Intel Atom dual core Clovertrail CPU more often found on low end Windows 8 tablets, and it has a gig of RAM and 16 gigs of internal storage.
by MobileTechReview (Jul, 2013)

Battery

Add an IR blaster and a range of connectivity options, and it becomes an interesting slate that will be made or broken by its price range and battery life possible with the 6800 mAh juicer.
by PhoneArena (Jun, 2013)
The tablet has a 6800 mAh battery.
by MobileTechReview (Jul, 2013)
The Samsung has a 6800 mAh Lithium Ion polymer battery that's sealed inside.
by MobileTechReview (Jul, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Size 10.1"
Technology TFT LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800
PPI 149 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
  1. 802.11n
  2. 802.11a
  3. 802.11g
  4. 802.11b
  5. 802.11
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes

processor

Cores Dual core
Clock speed 1.6 GHz

sensors

Has a GPS Yes
Has a compass Yes
Has an accelerometer Yes
Has a gyroscope No
Has a light sensor Yes

storage

Internal storage 32 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB
Supported card formats
  1. SDXC
  2. SDHC
  3. SD
Maximum capacity 64 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No
Webcam 1.3 MP
Rear camera 3.2 MP

ports

USB support 1 USB 2.0
Hdmi support None
Has a headphone jack Yes
Has a microphone jack No
Has a built-in microphone No

form factor

Weight 512 g
Size 176.1 x 243.1 x 8 mm
Thickness 8 mm
Battery life 6.92 hour
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