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
6.8 Out of 10
The physical size is great for reading and the screen is sharp enough to be clearly legible.
by TechRadar (Nov, 2013)
Released July, 2012

Google Nexus 7

  • 7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.1
Front view of Google Nexus 7
7.3 Out of 10
Combined with the overall lightness of the device, it makes it very comfortable to hold with either one or both hands, and you could happily use it for hours without it becoming uncomfortable.
by TechRadar (Jul, 2013)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of Tab 3 8.0 vs Nexus 7


Processing power and speed



3D and 2D graphics

GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Battery life


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

geekbench Processor and memory performance

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)

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Nexus 7
3.3 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
9.8 fps
Infinity Blade on the iPad is approachable, additive, takes advantage of the iPad's GPU to produce gorgeous visuals, and above all, it's fun.
Nexus 7 | by c|net (Nov, 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 graphics 15.8 fps vs 9.8 fps More than 60% better GLBenchmark 2.5 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
Significantly thinner 7.4 mm vs 10.5 mm Around 30% thinner
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
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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Better overall performance 1,072 vs 746 Around 45% better geekbench score
More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Longer battery life 9.8 hour vs 7.3 hour Around 35% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Sharper screen 215 ppi vs 188 ppi Around 15% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Tab 3 8.0  vs Nexus 7 

It's still not as good as it could be; as ever with the Nexus line there's no microSD card slot, the screen, while generally strong, could do with richer colours and for games Android just can't compete with Apple, but for most users these will be irrelevant concerns, particularly given the price tag.
Nexus 7

Specifications Full list of technical specs


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


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


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 198.5 x 120 x 10.5 mm
Thickness 7.4 mm 10.5 mm
Battery life 7.3 hour 9.8 hour


Galaxy Tab 3 8.0  vs
Nexus 7 
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 None


Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a light sensor Yes Yes
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0
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