Samsung tablets Galaxy Tab 3 8.0  vs Apple iPad Air 

Released July, 2013

Samsung tablets Galaxy Tab 3 8.0

  • 8"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.2
Front view of Samsung tablets 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)
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Released November, 2013

Apple iPad Air

  • 9.7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 7
Front view of Apple iPad Air
In fact, its pixel density count of 264 ppi is a pretty fine figure – enabling it to produce plenty of details.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2013)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Samsung tablets Galaxy Tab 3 8.0

Reasons to consider the
Samsung tablets Galaxy Tab 3 8.0

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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
Lighter 319 g vs 478 g Around 35% lighter
Supports face unlock Yes (Android 4.2) vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; bypass PIN entry, easier to unlock with one hand
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 169.5 x 240 x 7.5 mm More than 35% smaller
Slightly faster processor 1.5 GHz vs 1.4 GHz More than 5% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
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Longer battery life 10 hour vs 7.3 hour More than 35% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Bigger screen 9.7" vs 8" More than 20% bigger screen
Much higher resolution 2048 x 1536 vs 1280 x 800 More than 3x higher resolution
Significantly sharper screen 263 ppi vs 188 ppi Around 40% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Marginally newer Nov, 2013 vs Jul, 2013 Release date 3 months later

Features Key features of the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0  vs iPad Air 

screen resolution

Galaxy Tab 3 8.0
1280 x 800
iPad Air
2048 x 1536
Honestly, we can’t complain about the experience, since it’s rich with so many lovable qualities that makes the tablet great for the occasion – like its speedy page loads, super smooth navigational controls, instant page rendering, and lots of crisp details thanks to its high resolution screen.
iPad Air | by PhoneArena (Nov, 2013)

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camera resolution

iPad Air
1.2 MP
As for its front-facing 1.2-megapixel camera, it’s ideal enough for our FaceTime sessions, but when it comes to still image quality, we wouldn’t necessarily say we’d rely on it much.
iPad Air | by PhoneArena (Nov, 2013)

CPU Cores

Galaxy Tab 3 8.0
Dual core
iPad Air
Dual core
Processor and Memory Although the iPad Air shares the same 64-bit based dual-core Apple A7 chip that’s also used by the iPhone 5s, its clock speed is higher at 1.4GHz – whereas it’s 1.3GHz with the iPhone 5s.
iPad Air | by PhoneArena (Nov, 2013)

CPU Frequency

iPad Air
1.4 GHz
Apple seemingly turned the wick up a bit here, with Geekbench indicating a processor speed of 1.39GHz, versus the 1.29GHz on the iPhone 5S.
iPad Air | by c|net (Oct, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Galaxy Tab 3 8.0  vs
iPad Air 
Size 8" 9.7"
Technology Super IPS LCD2 IPS LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800 2048 x 1536
PPI 188 ppi 263 ppi

network

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

processor

Cores Dual core Dual core
Clock speed 1.5 GHz 1.4 GHz

form factor

Weight 319 g 478 g
Size 123.8 x 209.8 x 7.4 mm 169.5 x 240 x 7.5 mm
Thickness 7.4 mm 7.5 mm
Battery life 7.3 hour 10 hour

storage

Galaxy Tab 3 8.0  vs
iPad Air 
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 1.2 MP
Rear camera 5 MP 5 MP

sensors

Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a light sensor Yes Yes
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