Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0  vs BlackBerry Playbook 4G LTE 

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
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)
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Released August, 2012

BlackBerry Playbook 4G LTE

  • 7"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • BlackBerry Tablet OS 2.0
Front view of BlackBerry Playbook 4G LTE
It's touted to come with built-in cellular network support while maintaining a sleek, easy-to-take form.
by TechRadar (Aug, 2012)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 vs Playbook 4G LTE

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

Galaxy Tab 3 7.0
1,366 ms
Playbook 4G LTE
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
Supports voice commands Yes (Android 4.2) vs No (BlackBerry Tablet OS 2.0) Somewhat common; Can be operated hands free
Supports face unlock Yes (Android 4.2) vs No (BlackBerry Tablet OS 2.0) Somewhat common; bypass PIN entry, easier to unlock with one hand
Lighter 306 g vs 425 g Around 30% lighter
Newer Jun, 2014 vs Aug, 2012 Release date over 1 years later
Front view of BlackBerry Playbook 4G LTE

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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 2.0) 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
Faster processor 1.5 GHz vs 1.2 GHz More than 25% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Higher resolution front camera 3 MP vs 1.3 MP More than 2.2x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people

Features Key features of the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0  vs Playbook 4G LTE 

screen resolution

Galaxy Tab 3 7.0
1024 x 600
Playbook 4G LTE
1024 x 600

memory

camera resolution

CPU Cores

Galaxy Tab 3 7.0
Dual core
Playbook 4G LTE
Dual core

CPU Frequency

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Galaxy Tab 3 7.0  vs
Playbook 4G LTE 
Size 7" 7"
Technology TFT LCD TN LCD
Resolution 1024 x 600 1024 x 600
PPI 169 ppi 169 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11n
802.11a
802.11g
802.11b
802.11
Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0 Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR
Supports 3G Yes Yes

processor

Cores Dual core Dual core
Clock speed 1.2 GHz 1.5 GHz

sensors

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

storage

Galaxy Tab 3 7.0  vs
Playbook 4G LTE 
Internal storage 16 GB 32 GB
RAM capacity 1.02 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
SDHC
SD
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

ports

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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