Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0  vs Google Nexus 7 

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
7.8 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 July, 2012

Google Nexus 7

  • 7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.1
Front view of Google Nexus 7
8.9 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 7.0 vs Nexus 7


Processing power and speed

Geekbench, BrowserMark and Sunspider 0.9.1


3D and 2D graphics

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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TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Google Nexus 7 

TabletRocket recommends the Google Nexus 7  based on its performance, graphics and reviews.

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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 Nexus 7

geekbench Processor and memory performance

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

Galaxy Tab 3 7.0
1,366 ms
Nexus 7
1,371 ms

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Nexus 7
12.5 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

Galaxy Tab 3 7.0
15.8 fps
Nexus 7
39.8 fps

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 better overall performance 343 vs 336 Almost the same
Has a rear camera 3 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
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Longer battery life 8.6 hour vs 7.5 hour Around 15% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Newer Jun, 2014 vs Jul, 2012 Release date over 1 years later
Smaller 111.1 x 188 x 9.9 mm vs 177.6 x 263.9 x 8.9 mm 2x smaller
Back view of Google Nexus 7

Reasons to consider the
Google Nexus 7

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Much faster web browser 2,716 vs 396 More than 6.8x better BrowserMark score
Much faster graphics 12.5 fps vs 3.9 fps Around 3.2x better GLBenchmark 2.7 score
More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Significantly faster Bluetooth 24 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v4.0) vs 3 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v3.0) 8x faster Bluetooth
Sharper screen 215 ppi vs 169 ppi More than 25% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Higher resolution 1280 x 800 vs 1024 x 600 More than 65% higher resolution
Thinner 8.9 mm vs 9.9 mm More than 10% thinner
Slightly faster processor 1.3 GHz vs 1.2 GHz Around 10% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Tab 3 7.0  vs 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

Turn the Google Nexus 10 over and you'll find a big speaker at the top, along with the main 5 megapixel camera lens, which is also capable of shooting 1080p video at 30fps.
Nexus 7


7.0 Out of 10
8.5 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy Tab 3 7.0  vs
Nexus 7 
Size 7" 7"
Technology TFT LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 1024 x 600 1280 x 800
PPI 169 ppi 215 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes No


Cores Dual core Quad core
Clock speed 1.2 GHz 1.3 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
Nexus 7 
Internal storage 16 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 1.02 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 MP None


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

form factor

Weight 306 g 340 g
Size 111.1 x 188 x 9.9 mm 177.6 x 263.9 x 8.9 mm
Thickness 9.9 mm 8.9 mm
Battery life 8.6 hour 7.5 hour
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0
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Both tablets are good and have their respective pros and cons. One need to use one's intuition to finally decide between them. I think Galaxy Tab 3 has slight edge due to its rear camera and SIM (3g) facility despite low storage and absence of gyroscope for motion gaming.
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