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
7.5 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
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 8.0 vs Nexus 7


Processing power and speed

Geekbench and BrowserMark


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

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 8.0
15.8 fps
Nexus 7
39.8 fps

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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Much better overall performance 737 vs 336 Around 2.2x better geekbench score
Has a rear camera 5 MP vs None Most tablets have a rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
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
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Bigger screen 8" vs 7" Around 15% bigger screen
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
Newer Jul, 2013 vs Jul, 2012 Release date a year later
Back view of Google Nexus 7

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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 4.1 fps More than 3x better GLBenchmark 2.7 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

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Tab 3 8.0  vs 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

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 177.6 x 263.9 x 8.9 mm
Thickness 7.4 mm 8.9 mm
Battery life 7.3 hour 7.5 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 1.9 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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