Difference between Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

Key Difference: Samsung has added another tablet to its ever expanding line-up. The Tab 3 8-inch follows the Tab 3 7-inch that was launched earlier in 2013. The tablet comes with an 8-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen that offers approximately 189 ppi pixel density. The device comes in three different variants: Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G. Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 aims at filling the gap between the Galaxy Note II and the Galaxy Note 10.1. The Galaxy Note 8 features an 8 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 800 x 1280 pixels. The device is powered by a Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9 and 2 GB of RAM. The device runs on Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean).

Samsung has added another tablet to its ever expanding line-up. The Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch follows the Tab 3 7-inch that was launched earlier in 2013. The tablet is supposed to fill the gap between the 7-inch and the 10-inch tablet. Many are also inferring that the tablet may be launched as a cheaper variant to the Galaxy Note 8.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch comes with an 8-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen that offers approximately 189 ppi pixel density. The device comes in three different variants: Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G. The Wi-Fi model does not offer calling capabilities, while the models do. Other than this major difference the rest of the models are almost the same differing only in weight. All of the variants come with the TouchWiz UI that is found in all of the recent Samsung devices. The device resembles the Galaxy Note 8 in terms of design. It has the same curved corners with a white bezel. There is one hardware button in the middle under the screen that is flanked by two capacitive buttons.

A camera and a mic are placed on the top of the display screen along with the proximity sensor. The right side of the device houses the power button, the volume rocker and the USB port, while the left side of the device has the microSD card port. The back has a camera and the LED flashlight. The device is powered by a 1.5 GHz Dual-cored processor; however, the company has yet to announce which processor it is using. Many techies suspect it is the new Intel Atom processor.

Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch is available with two different internal storage capacities: 16 GB and 32 GB, which can be expanded by 64 GB via microSD card. All of the variants are available with 1.5 GB RAM. The device houses a 5MP rear camera and a 1.3 MP front camera. The 5MP camera can record 720p video. The tablet comes with Google Android v 4.2.2 Jelly out of the box. The company has also added a bunch of apps that makes the device more user friendly such as Samsung Hub, Samsung Kies, Samsung Kies Air, Samsung ChatON, S Translator, S Travel, etc.

Another line of products that Samsung has made popular is the ‘phablet’ by introducing the Samsung Galaxy Note. A phablet is a cross between a phone and a tablet; it sized as a table but with all the properties of a phone. Samsung’s latest product in this category is the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0. While, officially the Note 8 is considered a tablet, it does come with the optional SIM slot, thus allowing it calling and 3G capabilities.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 aims at filling the gap between the Galaxy Note II and the Galaxy Note 10.1. The Galaxy Note II featured a 5.55 inch screen, while the Galaxy Note 10.1, as the name suggests a 10.1 inch screen. There just wasn’t an option in between unless one considered the Galaxy Tab series, which of course did not come with the S-pen stylus.

The Galaxy Note 8 features an 8 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 800 x 1280 pixels. The device is powered by a Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9 and 2 GB of RAM. The device runs on Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean). It is available with or without the support for a SIM and in 16 GB or 32 GB variants. In addition of the 16GB or 32 GB internal storage, the device hosts an external storage capacity of up to 64 GB. The device features a 5 MP primary camera with a 1.3 MP secondary primary camera.

In addition to the above mentioned features, the phone also boasts several features that are available on the Samsung Galaxy S4. This includes ‘Samsung WatchON’ that transforms the phone into an IR remote controller to connect to the home entertainment system; as well as ChatON, which allows the user to share the phone’s screen with other users. In addition the device also has a split screen capability that allows two or more applications to share the screen. These applications include email, messages, ‘MyFiles,’ ‘S Memo,’ ‘S Planner’, and more. The phone also has the popular ‘Air View’ feature, which allows users to preview information in emails, photos in Gallery, and speed dial contacts, before opening them.

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

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

Launch Date

Q3 2013

Q2 2013

Company

Samsung

Samsung

Size

209.8 x 123.8 x 7.4 mm

210.8 x 135.9 x 8 mm (8.30 x 5.35 x 0.31 in)

Display

8-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen

TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Screen

800 x 1280 pixels (~189 ppi pixel density) 16M colors

800 x 1280 pixels, 8.0 inches (~189 ppi pixel density)

Protection

-

-

Weight

314 grams (Wi-Fi model)

338 g (11.92 oz)

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SM-T310, SM-T315

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - SM-T310, SM-T315

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

4G Network

LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 - SM-T315

LTE (market dependent)

GUI

TouchWiz UI

TouchWiz UI

CPU speed

1.5 GHz Dual-core

Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9

GPU

PowerVR SGX544

Mali-400MP

OS

Android v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)

Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

Intel Atom Z2560 (rumored)

Exynos 4412

RAM

1.5 GB

2 GB RAM

SIM Size

mircoSIM

Micro-SIM (optional)

Internal Memory

16/32 GB

16/32 GB storage

Expandable Memory

Up to 64 GB

microSD, up to 64 GB

Sensors

Wi-Fi: Accelerometer, Magnetic, RGB

3G/ LTE: Accelerometer, Magnetic, RGB, Approximate

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Connectivity

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

Bluetooth® 4.0, USB 2.0, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, USB Host

WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 & 5GHz), WiFi Direct, AllShareCast, BT4.0, USB 2.0

Data

GPRS, Edge, WLAN, Bluetooth, NFC, Infrared, USB.

HSDPA, HSUPA, EDGE, GPRS, WAP, GPS, AGPS

Speed

HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL

HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

WLAN

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

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

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP

Yes, v4.0 with A2DP

USB

microUSB v2.0, USB Host

Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB Host

Primary Camera

5 MP 2592х1944 pixels

5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus

Secondary Camera

1.3 MP

1.3 MP

Video

Recording: [email protected]

Playback: [email protected]

Yes, [email protected]

Camera Features

  • Autofocus
  • LED flash
  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch focus
  • Face detection
  • Auto Focus
  • Shot Modes
  • Buddy Photo Share, Cartoon, Panorama, Share Shot, Single Shot, Smile Shot
  • Geo-tagging
  • Camcorder
  • DivX®
  • HD Recording
  • HD Playback
  • Video Share
  • TV-Out
  • Online Image Uploading

Sound Enhancement

Sound Alive and Dolby Surround

-

Audio supported formats

MP3, OGG, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, E-AC3, WMA, FLAC

MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, AC3,

FLAC

Video supported formats

MPEG4, H.264, H.263, WMV, DivX (1080p Full HD @30fps)

MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, DivX

Battery Capacity

Non-removable Li-Ion 4450 mAh battery

Non-removable Li-Ion 4600 mAh battery

Talktime

No official data released

Up to 30 Days

Standby Time

No official data released

Up to 9 Days

Available Colors

White

Marble White

Messaging

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

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

Browser

HTML5

HTML5 - Android + Samsung / Android Browser / Chrome Browser (GMS)

Radio

N/A

No

GPS

A-GPS + GLONASS

Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java

via Java MIDP emulator

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • Samsung Apps
  • Samsung Hub
  • Samsung Kies
  • Samsung Kies Air
  • Samsung ChatON
  • Reading mode
  • Story Album
  • Group Play
  • S Translator
  • S Travel
  • Dual View
  • Pop up Video
  • WatchON
  • Google Mobile Services
  • Video Play back 1080p Full HD video @ 30fps
  • ChatON
  • D/L from Playstore
  • Android Ecosystem / Samsung Apps
  • Readers / Music / Game / Video(Media, Na)
  • Hub / Learning Hub
  • Samsung Kies, Kies Air
  • Dropbox 50GB Free
  • Microsoft Office-compatible
  • SNS integration
  • TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
  • Organizer
  • Image/video editor
  • Document editor/viewer
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
  • Voice memo/dial
  • Predictive text input (Swype)

Image Courtesy: samsungmobilepress.com, samsung.com

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