Difference between Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 and Dell XPS 10 Tablet

Key Difference: The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 sports a 7-inch WSVGA TFT touchscreen and has the dimensions 188 x 111.1 x 9.9 mm, making the device thinner compared to the former tablet. The tablet is actually targeted for the low-end range. The Dell XPS 10 is a 10.1-inch tablet that comes with a keyboard dock to make it into a laptop. The screen is an HD Display capacitive multi-touch screen, with 1366 x 768 pixels and an approximately 155 ppi pixel density. The sleek tablet has a metal chassis and has a rubber back for better gripping.

Samsung announced the addition of a brand new 7-inch device to its tablet line-up. The device, dubbed Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 is the successor to the Galaxy Tab 2. If users were waiting on another high-end tablet from the makers of Galaxy S4, well it will be a huge disappointment. The tablet is actually targeted for the low-end range. The device does come with some upgrades compared to the Tab 2; but in terms of hardware, the device still lags behind the other mid-to-high range tablets.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 sports a 7-inch WSVGA TFT touchscreen and has the dimensions 188 x 111.1 x 9.9 mm, making the device thinner compared to the former tablet. The screen has approximately 169 ppi density, giving it a decent resolution, but not the best available in the market. The company has styled the tablet after the S4 and the Galaxy Note, making it sleeker and more comfortable to hold. The device will be available in two models: Wi-Fi only and one with SIM support. The SIM model only support 2G and 3G functions. The Wi-Fi model will be available in the market as early as May 2013, while the GSM model will hit the markets in June.

The company has announced that the tablet will have a dual-core processor that will clock around 1.2 GHz and 1 GB RAM, which makes the device better in terms of speed compared to the Tab 2. The device will come with the company’s TouchWiz UX UI that was launched on the Galaxy S3 and will sport Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box. The device offers ample amount of storage with 8/16 GB internal storage capacity, which can be boosted by 64 GB using a microSD card. One feature that might help increase sales of the device is the USB-capability, which is lacking feature in many tablets.

Galaxy Tab 3 will house a 3.15 MP autofocus rear camera and a 1.3 MP front camera for video calls. The cameras are not state-of-the art but they are decent enough for taking photos and video conferencing. The device does offer features such as geo-tagging and an LED flash. The device is powered by a non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery. Samsung has also integrated the phone with Google services, including Google Now. The device may not be for the users that are allowing for full-functional high-end tablet, but this is the perfect tablet for families that require a low-end tablet for internet browsing and gaming.

Dell is a popular company that is well-known for its customizable computers. It allowed people to build laptops and desktops from scratch, adding only components they need and paying only for those components. It has become a popular name in laptops, but has yet to launch itself in the tablet market. In response to the growing market for tablets the company has launched Dell Streak, which did not manage to garner much positive response for the company. Dell announced in August that is launching its newest table the Dell XPS 10 in October 2012.

 The Dell XPS 10 is a 10.1-inch tablet that comes with a keyboard Dock to make it into a laptop. The tablet serves the purpose of fulfilling the need for the tablet on the go and a laptop for some serious professional work. The company has launched the tablet on the Windows RT OS, which have not been able to draw in many customers. According to every review website, the company has not been doing that well in sales of tablets due to the Windows OS. However, the design of this tablet and its features should bring in loyal Dell fans to the product.  The screen is an HD Display capacitive multi-touch screen, with 1366 x 768 pixels and an approximately 155 ppi pixel density, which is not the best resolution available on the tablets, but it wasn’t that bad when viewing the tablet. The sleek tablet has a metal chassis and has a rubber back for better gripping. The tablet itself is quite sleek and lightweight making it easier to carry. The screen is small though because of the black bezel on the screen. The screen is made using Asahi Dragontrail high strength glass for durability.

The device has a SIM card slot for optional 2G, 3G and 4G capability, if required. The tablet comes with 32/64 GB Flash Storage and also has a microSD slot that allows users to upgrade the internal storage capacity by 64 GB. The system is powered by a 1.5GHz Dual-core processor and has a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 GPU. The device provides a 2GB RAM, which allows serious multi-tasking capabilities. The tablet provides Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and USB capability. The dock (keyboard), when attached provides two extra USB 2.0 slots on either side. The keyboard is also sleek and thin with dedicated Windows soft keys and trackpad. Both the tablet and the keyboard have a charging port. This is because when docked, the charging port on the bottom of the device gets covered by the keyboard and the user can still charge using the secondary port.  The tablet has a 5MP rear camera with autofocus ability, but it lacks a flash. This results in distorted images in dark lighting. The camera also has weak video performance and the sharpness must be constantly updated during recording. The device also houses a 2MP secondary camera that is decent for snapshots and video conferencing.

The device houses a non-removable 28Wh 2-cell lithium-ion battery that provides 10 hours, 30 minutes of multimedia time, while the dock has an additional 27 Wh battery that extends battery life to 18 hours, 18 minutes. The device also fared decently during gaming tests. All of the devices are available Office Home & Student 2013 RT that can be changed and customized on the company’s website before shipping. The Windows OS only allows downloading apps from the Windows Stores, which does not have that many choices in apps. The tablet has been designed to be used as a personal tablet as well as a professional laptop, eliminating the need for spending on both.

The information for the detailed table about the two devices has been taken from Samsung Mobile Press website, Dell website, trustedreviews.com, notebookcheck.net and GSMArena.com.


Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0

Dell XPS 10 Tablet

Launch Date

Wi-Fi Only: May 2013

GSM support: June 2013

October 2012


Samsung Electronics



188 x 111.1 x 9.9 mm

Tab: 9.2 x 274.7 x 177.3mm

Tab + Dock: 23.91 (hinge end) x 274.7 x 177.3mm


7.0 inches WSVGA TFT touchscreen

10.1" HD Display capacitive multi-touch screen


1024 x 600 pixels (~169 ppi density)

1366x768 pixels (~155 ppi pixel density)



Edge-to-edge Asahi Dragontrail high strength glass


Wi-Fi: 302 grams

GSM: 306 grams

Tab: Wi-Fi: 635 grams

Tab: LTE: 645 grams

Tab + Dock: 1310 grams

2G Network

EDGE/GPRS Quad 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 (optional)

3G Network

HSPA+21 / 5.76 Quad 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

HSDPA (optional)

4G Network


LTE (optional)


TouchWiz UX UI


CPU speed

1.2 GHz Dual-core

1.5GHz Dual-Core processor



Adreno 225


Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Windows RT



Qualcomm® Snapdragon S4


1 GB

2 GB

SIM Size



Internal Memory

8/16 GB

32/64 GB Flash Storage

Expandable Memory

Up to 64 GB

Up to 64 GB


Wi-Fi: Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Light

GSM: Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Light, Proximity

Accel, gyro, compass, AGPS (with LTE configurations), ALS, sensor fusion


WiFi a/b/g/n (2.4/5GHz), WiFi Channel Bonding, WiFi Direct

Bluetooth® 3.0

USB 2.0

USB, HDMI, Bluetooth (optional 2G, 3G and 4G network)


GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, Infrared port, USB.

USB, HDMI, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, with optional mobile connectivity.


HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

1510.0 MHz HSPA+/LTE (optional)


Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot

Dual-band Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)


Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP

Bluetooth v4.0


USB v2.0


Primary Camera

3.15  2048x1536 pixels MP rear camera

5MP rear camera

Secondary Camera

1.3 MP front camera

2MP front camera


720p Full HD @30fps


Camera Features


LED flash



Sound Enhancement



Audio supported formats


MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player

Video supported formats

MPEG4, H.264, H.263, WMV

MP4/H.264/H.263 player

Battery Capacity

Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery

Tab: Non-removable 28Wh 2-Cell Lithium Ion battery




Standby Time


Tab: 10 hours, 30 minutes

Dock: 18 hours, 18 minutes

Available Colors




SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM

Email, Push Email, IM









GPS with A-GPS support (with LTE/HSPA+ configs)


Yes, via Java MIDP emulator


Additional Features

  • Samsung Kies
  • Samsung Kies Air
  • Samsung ChatON
  • Google Mobile Services including Google Now
  • Samsung Hub
  • TV Out
  • SNS integration
  • Organizer
  • Image/video editor
  • Quickoffice HD editor/viewer
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
  • YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
  • Voice memo/dial
  • Predictive text input (Swype)
  • Windows Defender
  • Firmware TPM
  • BitLocker encryption technology
  • SecureBoot
  • integrated VPN client functionality
  • EAS policies and remote wipe
  • Organizer
  • Image viewer/editor
  • Document editor
  • Bing Search, Maps, SkyDrive
  • Predictive text input

Image Courtesy: gsmarena.com, dell.com

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