Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0  vs Apple iPad Air 

Released July, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0

  • 8"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.2
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8.2 Out of 10
While Apple is still strong here with the iPad mini, the lack of a Retina display and high price-tag means there's an opportunity to make an impression.
by TechRadar (Nov, 2013)
Released November, 2013

Apple iPad Air

  • 9.7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 7
Front view of Apple iPad Air
8.4 Out of 10
Despite not seeing a boost in resolution, the iPad 2's display is still the best we've seen on a tablet with bright and vivid colours, impressive black levels (making videos look that much better), and of course all important superb viewing angles.
by TrustedReviews (Apr, 2012)

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Much better overall performance 737 vs 261 More than 2.8x better geekbench score
Supported card formats microSD vs None Supports supported card formats
More storage capacity 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Lighter 319 g vs 610 g Around 50% lighter
Supports face unlock Yes (Android 4.2) vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; bypass PIN entry, easier to unlock with one hand
Sharper screen 188 ppi vs 131 ppi Around 45% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
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 8.6 mm 2x smaller
Faster processor 1.5 GHz vs 1.3 GHz More than 15% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Thinner 7.4 mm vs 8.6 mm Around 15% thinner
Slightly higher resolution 1280 x 800 vs 1024 x 768 More than 30% higher resolution
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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

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Galaxy Tab 3 8.0  vs iPad Air 

It's also good for gaming - you can play turn-based games like office favourite Strategery with ease, since they don't require a particularly quick Internet connection.
iPad Air

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Galaxy Tab 3 8.0  vs
iPad Air 
Size 8" 9.7"
Technology Super IPS LCD2 IPS LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800 1024 x 768
PPI 188 ppi 131 ppi


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


Cores Dual core Dual core
Clock speed 1.5 GHz 1.3 GHz

form factor

Weight 319 g 610 g
Size 123.8 x 209.8 x 7.4 mm 241 x 186 x 8.6 mm
Thickness 7.4 mm 8.6 mm
Battery life 7.3 hour 10 hour


Galaxy Tab 3 8.0  vs
iPad Air 
Internal storage 32 GB 16 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 1.2 MP
Rear camera 5 MP 5 MP


Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a light sensor Yes Yes
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