Difference between Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0

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. 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0

Launch Date

Q3 2013

Wi-Fi Only: May 2013

GSM support: June 2013

Company

Samsung

Samsung Electronics

Size

209.8 x 123.8 x 7.4 mm

188 x 111.1 x 9.9 mm

Display

8-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen

7.0 inches WSVGA TFT touchscreen

Screen

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

1024 x 600 pixels (~169 ppi density)

Protection

-

-

Weight

314 grams (Wi-Fi model)

Wi-Fi: 302 grams

GSM: 306 grams

2G Network

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

EDGE/GPRS Quad 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network

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

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

4G Network

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

N/A

GUI

TouchWiz UI

TouchWiz UX UI

CPU speed

1.5 GHz Dual-core

1.2 GHz Dual-core

GPU

PowerVR SGX544

-

OS

Android v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)

Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

Intel Atom Z2560 (rumored)

-

RAM

1.5 GB

1 GB

SIM Size

mircoSIM

microSIM

Internal Memory

16/32 GB

8/16 GB

Expandable Memory

Up to 64 GB

Up to 64 GB

Sensors

Wi-Fi: Accelerometer, Magnetic, RGB

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

Wi-Fi: Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Light

GSM: Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Light, Proximity

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

Bluetooth® 3.0

USB 2.0

Data

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

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

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, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP

Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP

USB

microUSB v2.0, USB Host

USB v2.0

Primary Camera

5 MP 2592х1944 pixels

3.15  2048x1536 pixels MP rear camera

Secondary Camera

1.3 MP

1.3 MP front camera

Video

Recording: 720p@30fps

Playback: 1080p@30fps

720p Full HD @30fps

Camera Features

  • Autofocus
  • LED flash
  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch focus
  • Face detection
  • Autofocus
  • LED flash
  • Geo-tagging

Sound Enhancement

Sound Alive and Dolby Surround

N/A

Audio supported formats

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

MP3, OGG, AC3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WAV, FLAC

Video supported formats

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

MPEG4, H.264, H.263, WMV

Battery Capacity

Non-removable Li-Ion 4450 mAh battery

Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery

Talktime

No official data released

-

Standby Time

No official data released

-

Available Colors

White

White

Messaging

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

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

Browser

HTML5

HTML5

Radio

N/A

No

GPS

A-GPS + GLONASS

A-GPS + 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
  • 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)

 

Image Courtesy: samsungmobilepress.com

Image Courtesy: gsmarena.com

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