Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0  vs Google Nexus 7 

Released July, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0

  • 8"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.2
Front view of Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0
7 Out of 10
The physical size is great for reading and the screen is sharp enough to be clearly legible.
by TechRadar (Nov, 2013)
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Released July, 2012

Google Nexus 7

  • 7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.1
Front view of Google Nexus 7
7.9 Out of 10
Yes, it's only a dual core vs. the quad core Exynos 4 found in the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, Samsung Galaxy SIII and Galaxy Note II, but it not only benchmarks as well, but it feels supremely fast.
by MobileTechReview (Dec, 2012)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of Tab 3 8.0 vs Nexus 7

Performance

Processing power and speed

Geekbench and BrowserMark

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from techradar.com

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 vs Nexus 7

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Geekbench has recently worked its way into my arsenal of benchmark tools, and I've come to like it quite a bit.
Nexus 7 | by Android Police (Nov, 2012)

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 Nexus 7 @ results.rightware.com
Scrolling on the browser is generally fast and smooth, letting you glide around pages with ease and making it very fast to navigate.
Nexus 7 | by TechRadar (Jun, 2014)

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Nexus 7
12.5 fps
GLBenchmark, as you might have guessed, is strictly about GPU performance.
Nexus 7 | by Android Police (Jul, 2012)

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

Galaxy Tab 3 8.0
15.8 fps
Nexus 7
39.8 fps
CFBench is a community benchmarking tool that specializes in devices with multicore processors, and focuses heavily on generic computing performance, as opposed to GPU or R/W tests.
Nexus 7 | by Android Police (Jul, 2012)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0

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Faster web browser 2,555 vs 2,231 Around 15% better BrowserMark score
Has a rear camera 5 MP vs None Most tablets have a rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
More storage capacity 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Supported card formats microSD vs None Supports supported card formats
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Bigger screen 8" vs 7" Around 15% bigger screen
Marginally newer Jul, 2013 vs Jul, 2012 Release date a year later
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 177.6 x 263.9 x 8.9 mm 2.2x smaller
Thinner 7.4 mm vs 8.9 mm More than 15% thinner
Faster processor 1.5 GHz vs 1.3 GHz More than 15% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Back view of Google Nexus 7

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Google Nexus 7

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Significantly faster graphics 12.5 fps vs 4.1 fps More than 3x better GLBenchmark 2.7 score
Better overall performance 871 vs 418 More than 2x better geekbench score
More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Sharper screen 215 ppi vs 188 ppi Around 15% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Higher resolution front camera 1.9 MP vs 1.3 MP More than 45% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Tab 3 8.0  vs Nexus 7 

6.0
9.0
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

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Galaxy Tab 3 8.0  vs
Nexus 7 
Size 8" 7"
Technology Super IPS LCD2 IPS LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800 1280 x 800
PPI 188 ppi 215 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11n
802.11a
802.11g
802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes No

processor

Cores Dual core Quad core
Clock speed 1.5 GHz 1.3 GHz

form factor

Weight 319 g 340 g
Size 123.8 x 209.8 x 7.4 mm 177.6 x 263.9 x 8.9 mm
Thickness 7.4 mm 8.9 mm
Battery life 7.3 hour 7.5 hour

storage

Galaxy Tab 3 8.0  vs
Nexus 7 
Internal storage 32 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 1.5 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
microSD
Maximum capacity 128 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 1.3 MP 1.9 MP
Rear camera 5 MP None

sensors

Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a light sensor Yes Yes
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