Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1  vs Google Nexus 7 

Released July, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1

  • 10.1"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.2
Front view of Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1
8.2 Out of 10
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)
Released July, 2012

Google Nexus 7

  • 7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.1
Front view of Google Nexus 7
8.6 Out of 10
There's no sign of judder or slow down, just silky smooth transitions, which is impressive as even the quad core Google Nexus 7 has the occasional hiccup but in our time with the Nexus 10 it performed almost flawlessly.
by TechRadar (Jun, 2014)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of Tab 3 10.1 vs Nexus 7


Processing power and speed

Geekbench, BrowserMark and Sunspider 0.9.1


3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Battery life


How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

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No winner declared

Too close to call


Which tablet has better performance for the money?

Google Nexus 7 

TabletRocket recommends the Google Nexus 7  for those concerned with getting the most for their dollar.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 vs Nexus 7

geekbench Processor and memory performance

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

Nexus 7
1,371 ms

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1

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Much better overall performance 401 vs 336 Around 20% better geekbench score
Faster javascript execution 1,233 ms vs 1,371 ms More than 10% better sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark score
Has a rear camera 3.2 MP vs None Most tablets have a rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Supported card formats SD, SDHC, SDXC vs None Supports supported card formats
Significantly bigger screen 10.1" vs 7" Around 45% bigger screen
More storage capacity 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Faster processor 1.6 GHz vs 1.3 GHz Around 25% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Newer Jul, 2013 vs Jul, 2012 Release date a year later
Thinner 8 mm vs 8.9 mm More than 10% thinner
Back view of Google Nexus 7

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More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Has a gyroscope Yes vs No Somewhat common; Play games and use applications that take advantage of device rotation
Has a built-in microphone Yes vs No Somewhat common; No need for an external microphone
Lighter 340 g vs 512 g Around 35% lighter
Significantly sharper screen 215 ppi vs 149 ppi Around 45% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Better performance per dollar 1.11 pt/$ vs 0.63 pt/$ More than 75% better performance per dollar

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Tab 3 10.1  vs Nexus 7 

It's bright and sharp and makes for very good quality video chat over Google video chat and Skype.
Nexus 7

Performance: Amazingly, there’s a ton of juice provided by the 4,325 mAh battery it’s packing inside of its body.
Nexus 7


6.8 Out of 10
8.5 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy Tab 3 10.1  vs
Nexus 7 
Size 10.1" 7"
Technology TFT LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800 1280 x 800
PPI 149 ppi 215 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes No


Cores Dual core Quad core
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 1.3 GHz


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


Galaxy Tab 3 10.1  vs
Nexus 7 
Internal storage 32 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity 64 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 1.3 MP 1.9 MP
Rear camera 3.2 MP None


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

form factor

Weight 512 g 340 g
Size 176.1 x 243.1 x 8 mm 177.6 x 263.9 x 8.9 mm
Thickness 8 mm 8.9 mm
Battery life 6.92 hour 7.5 hour
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1
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Google Nexus 7
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