Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0  vs Barnes and Noble Nook HD 

Released June, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0

  • 7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.2
Front view of Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0
Despite the Screen's sharpness issues it remains bright and clear, and the formatting of the Google Play Books reader ensures that text is of a decent size too.
by TechRadar (Oct, 2013)
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Released November, 2012

Barnes and Noble Nook HD

  • 7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.0
Front view of Barnes and Noble Nook HD
We love the Nook HD's excellent high resolution IPS display and how light it feels in hand.
by MobileTechReview (Nov, 2012)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0

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Has a webcam 1.3 MP vs None Most tablets have a webcam; Video chat with other people
Has a rear camera 3 MP vs None Most tablets have a rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Has a light sensor Yes vs No Somewhat common; Automatically adjust screen brightness for environmental factors
Has a GPS Yes vs No Somewhat common; Get directions and navigation, geotag photos
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Newer Jun, 2014 vs Nov, 2012 Release date over 1 years later
Thinner 9.9 mm vs 11 mm Around 10% thinner
Side view of Barnes and Noble Nook HD

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Longer battery life 10.5 hour vs 8.6 hour More than 20% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Much newer operating system Android 4.0 vs Android 4.2 Newer android OS; Get all the latest features and apps with a more recent version
Supports Adobe Flash Yes (Android 4.0) vs No (Android) Somewhat common; Many games and videos on the Internet require Adobe Flash
Has an open source operating system Yes (Android 4.0) vs No (Android) Somewhat common; Allows you the freedom to use your tablet however you like
Significantly sharper screen 242 ppi vs 169 ppi Around 45% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Higher resolution 1440 x 900 vs 1024 x 600 More than 2x higher resolution
Slightly faster processor 1.3 GHz vs 1.2 GHz Around 10% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster

Features Key features of the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0  vs Nook HD 

screen resolution

Galaxy Tab 3 7.0
1024 x 600
Nook HD
1440 x 900

memory

Nook HD
1 GB

CPU Cores

Galaxy Tab 3 7.0
Dual core
Nook HD
Dual core

CPU Frequency

Nook HD
1.3 GHz

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Tab 3 7.0  vs Nook HD 

7.0
7.5
In fact, it maintains a lovely playback performance, but even better, the brilliant looking display merely splashes on some vibrancy to the entire experience.
Nook HD

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Galaxy Tab 3 7.0  vs
Nook HD 
Size 7" 7"
Technology TFT LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 1024 x 600 1440 x 900
PPI 169 ppi 242 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11n
802.11a
802.11g
802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0 Bluetooth
Supports 3G Yes No

processor

Cores Dual core Dual core
Clock speed 1.2 GHz 1.3 GHz

sensors

Has a GPS Yes No
Has a light sensor Yes No

storage

Galaxy Tab 3 7.0  vs
Nook HD 
Internal storage 16 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 1.02 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
microSD
SDXC
SDHC
SD
Maximum capacity 64 GB 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No Yes
Webcam 1.3 MP None
Rear camera 3 MP None

ports

Has a headphone jack Yes Yes

form factor

Weight 306 g 315 g
Size 111.1 x 188 x 9.9 mm 127.1 x 194.4 x 11 mm
Thickness 9.9 mm 11 mm
Battery life 8.6 hour 10.5 hour
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0
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