Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0  vs Apple iPad 3 

Released July, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0

  • 8"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.2
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7 Out of 10
Combine the high price, poor performance and below par build quality, and it's hard to find any reason to recommend this new Samsung Tab.
by TechRadar (Nov, 2013)
Released March, 2012

Apple iPad 3

  • 9.7"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 6
Front view of Apple iPad 3
8.9 Out of 10
Whether it's a simple round of Scrabble or an intense romp through Grand Theft Auto 3, the iPad's combination of Retina Display and quad-core graphics processor add up to a dramatic improvement for gaming.
by c|net (Mar, 2012)

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 vs iPad 3

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

iPad 3
6.8 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

Galaxy Tab 3 8.0
15.8 fps
iPad 3
27.5 fps

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Supported card formats microSD vs None Supports supported card formats
Lighter 319 g vs 662 g 2.1x lighter
Supports face unlock Yes (Android 4.2) vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; bypass PIN entry, easier to unlock with one hand
Significantly faster processor 1.5 GHz vs 1 GHz 50% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Thinner 7.4 mm vs 9.4 mm More than 20% thinner
More RAM 1.5 GB vs 1 GB 50% more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Smaller 123.8 x 209.8 x 7.4 mm vs 241 x 186 x 9.4 mm 2.2x smaller
Newer Jul, 2013 vs Mar, 2012 Release date over 1 years later
Higher resolution front camera 1.3 MP vs 0.3 MP More than 4.2x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
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Much faster web browser 2,727 vs 396 Around 7x better BrowserMark score
Significantly faster graphics 6.8 fps vs 4.1 fps More than 65% better GLBenchmark 2.7 score
Significantly more storage capacity 64 GB vs 32 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Longer battery life 10 hour vs 7.3 hour More than 35% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Bigger screen 9.7" vs 8" More than 20% bigger screen
Much higher resolution 2048 x 1536 vs 1280 x 800 More than 3x higher resolution
Significantly sharper screen 263 ppi vs 188 ppi Around 40% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Tab 3 8.0  vs iPad 3 

Simple games like Angry Birds HD (£2.99) and Plants vs Zombies HD (£5.99) can prove better though, but Apple is truly becoming a serious player in terms of gaming.
iPad 3

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy Tab 3 8.0  vs
iPad 3 
Size 8" 9.7"
Technology Super IPS LCD2 TFT LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800 2048 x 1536
PPI 188 ppi 263 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes Yes


Cores Dual core Dual core
Clock speed 1.5 GHz 1 GHz

form factor

Weight 319 g 662 g
Size 123.8 x 209.8 x 7.4 mm 241 x 186 x 9.4 mm
Thickness 7.4 mm 9.4 mm
Battery life 7.3 hour 10 hour


Galaxy Tab 3 8.0  vs
iPad 3 
Internal storage 32 GB 64 GB
RAM capacity 1.5 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity 128 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 1.3 MP 0.3 MP
Rear camera 5 MP 5 MP


Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a light sensor Yes Yes
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