Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0  vs Google Nexus 7 II 

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
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, 2013

Google Nexus 7 II

  • 7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.3
Front view of Google Nexus 7 II
8.9 Out of 10
The 1,280x800-pixel resolution packed into a 7-inch display gives visuals like text and graphics a sharper look than what I'm typically used to seeing on most 7-inchers.
by c|net (Nov, 2012)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of Tab 3 8.0 vs Nexus 7 II


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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Google Nexus 7 II 

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

geekbench Processor and memory performance

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Nexus 7 II
14.6 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

Galaxy Tab 3 8.0
15.8 fps
Nexus 7 II
40 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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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
Bigger screen 8" vs 7" Around 15% bigger screen
Slightly thinner 7.4 mm vs 8 mm More than 5% thinner
Back view of Google Nexus 7 II

Reasons to consider the
Google Nexus 7 II

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Much faster graphics 40 fps vs 15.8 fps More than 2.5x better GLBenchmark 2.5 score
More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much sharper screen 323 ppi vs 188 ppi More than 70% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Significantly higher resolution 1920 x 1200 vs 1280 x 800 2.2x higher resolution
More RAM 2 GB vs 1.5 GB Around 35% more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy Tab 3 8.0  vs
Nexus 7 II 
Size 8" 7"
Technology Super IPS LCD2 IPS LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800 1920 x 1200
PPI 188 ppi 323 ppi


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


Cores Dual core Quad core
Clock speed 1.5 GHz 1.5 GHz

form factor

Weight 319 g 290 g
Size 123.8 x 209.8 x 7.4 mm 200 x 114 x 8 mm
Thickness 7.4 mm 8 mm
Battery life 7.3 hour 7.25 hour


Galaxy Tab 3 8.0  vs
Nexus 7 II 
Internal storage 32 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 1.5 GB 2 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
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0
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