Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0  vs BlackBerry PlayBook 

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
8.4 Out of 10
Heavier loads would definitely drain it much faster, though, and running some extrapolations, we’d say that it can last around 9 hours playing back video, which is a great result, on par with the industry leaders like the Nexus 7.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2013)
Released April, 2011

BlackBerry PlayBook

  • 7"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • BlackBerry Tablet OS
Front view of BlackBerry PlayBook
7.6 Out of 10
The idea of adapting Android apps is an exciting one, and the implementation is rock solid, but there still aren’t enough good apps to make the PlayBook’s App World a compelling ecosystem.
by The Verge (Feb, 2012)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of Tab 3 7.0 vs PlayBook


Processing power and speed

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?

Reviews from and

No winner declared

Too close to call


Which tablet has better performance for the money?

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 

TabletRocket recommends the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0  for those concerned with getting the most for their dollar.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 vs PlayBook

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

Galaxy Tab 3 7.0
1,366 ms
2,326 ms

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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Much faster javascript execution 1,366 ms vs 2,326 ms More than 40% better sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark score
Supported card formats SD, SDHC, SDXC vs None Supports supported card formats
Longer battery life 8.6 hour vs 7 hour Around 25% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Newer Jun, 2014 vs Apr, 2011 Release date over 3 years later
Lighter 306 g vs 425 g Around 30% lighter
Faster processor 1.2 GHz vs 1 GHz Around 20% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Front view of BlackBerry PlayBook

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More storage capacity 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Supports Adobe Flash Yes (BlackBerry Tablet OS) vs No (Android) Somewhat common; Many games and videos on the Internet require Adobe Flash
Higher resolution rear camera 5 MP vs 3 MP More than 65% higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Higher resolution front camera 3 MP vs 1.3 MP More than 2.2x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Tab 3 7.0  vs PlayBook 

The screen is great as well, making the BlackBerry PlayBook a pleasant device to use, and not bad for its cheap price.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy Tab 3 7.0  vs
Size 7" 7"
Technology TFT LCD Super IPS LCD2
Resolution 1024 x 600 1024 x 600
PPI 169 ppi 169 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0 Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR
Supports 3G Yes Yes


Cores Dual core Dual core
Clock speed 1.2 GHz 1 GHz


Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a compass Yes Yes
Has an accelerometer Yes Yes
Has a gyroscope Yes Yes
Has a light sensor Yes Yes


Galaxy Tab 3 7.0  vs
Internal storage 16 GB 32 GB
RAM capacity 1.02 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity 64 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support No Yes
Webcam 1.3 MP 3 MP
Rear camera 3 MP 5 MP


USB support USB 2.0 1 USB 2.0
Hdmi support None HDMI 1.0
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a microphone jack No No

form factor

Weight 306 g 425 g
Size 111.1 x 188 x 9.9 mm 194 x 130 x 10 mm
Thickness 9.9 mm 10 mm
Battery life 8.6 hour 7 hour
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0
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