Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1  vs 3 8.0 

Released June, 2016

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1

  • 10.1"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 6.0
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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
Combine the high price, poor performance and below par build quality, and it's hard to find any reason to recommend this new Samsung Tab.
by TechRadar (Nov, 2013)

Differences What are the advantages of each

View of Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1

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More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Bigger screen 10.1" vs 8" More than 25% bigger screen
Much higher resolution front camera 8 MP vs 1.3 MP Around 6.2x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Newer Jun, 2016 vs Jul, 2013 Release date over 2 years later
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
Sharper screen 224 ppi vs 188 ppi Around 20% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Slightly faster processor 1.6 GHz vs 1.5 GHz More than 5% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
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Has a light sensor Yes vs No Somewhat common; Automatically adjust screen brightness for environmental factors
More storage capacity 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Lighter 319 g vs 525 g Around 40% lighter
Significantly higher resolution rear camera 5 MP vs 2 MP 2.5x higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Smaller 123.8 x 209.8 x 7.4 mm vs 155.3 x 254.2 x 8.2 mm More than 40% smaller
Thinner 7.4 mm vs 8.2 mm Around 10% thinner

Features Key features of the Galaxy Tab A 10.1  vs 3 8.0 

screen resolution

Galaxy Tab A 10.1
1920 x 1200
Galaxy Tab 3 8.0
1280 x 800

memory

camera resolution

CPU Cores

Galaxy Tab A 10.1
Quad core
Galaxy Tab 3 8.0
Dual core

CPU Frequency

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Galaxy Tab A 10.1  vs
3 8.0 
Size 10.1" 8"
Technology Super IPS LCD2 Super IPS LCD2
Resolution 1920 x 1200 1280 x 800
PPI 224 ppi 188 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11ac
802.11n
802.11a
802.11g
802.11b
802.11
Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes Yes

processor

Cores Quad core Dual core
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 1.5 GHz

form factor

Weight 525 g 319 g
Size 155.3 x 254.2 x 8.2 mm 123.8 x 209.8 x 7.4 mm
Thickness 8.2 mm 7.4 mm

storage

Galaxy Tab A 10.1  vs
3 8.0 
Internal storage 16 GB 32 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB 1.5 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
microSD
SDHC
SD
Maximum capacity 200 GB 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 8 MP 1.3 MP
Rear camera 2 MP 5 MP

sensors

Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a light sensor No Yes
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1
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