Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (8-Inch, White)
Engage and entertain the entire family with the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 tablet from Samsung. This thin, lightweight Android tablet features an 8-inch screen along with the same familiar interface as other Samsung Galaxy devices, making it easy to use. Use it to quickly browse the web, watch movies, read e-books, or download apps from Google Play.
Clear, Vivid Display for Movies, Games, and More
The Galaxy Tab 3 features an 8-inch display with a 1280×800 resolution, as well as a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor–making it well suited for downloading and watching the latest movies and TV shows, reading digital books, playing games, and more.
Comes with Hulu Plus, Boingo, and Google Play Credit*
The Galaxy Tab 3 comes with hundreds of dollars’ worth of pre-loaded content. It includes a free 3-month Hulu Plus membership along with 12 months of free, unlimited Boingo Wi-Fi access in North America. In addition, the tablet comes with a $10 Google Play store credit to purchase apps, books, music, and TV shows. (10.1-inch shown)
*Available to new Hulu Plus and Boingo customers only. Check out www.samsung.com/us/galaxyperks to learn more.
Expandable Memory to Store Photos, Music, and Videos
The Galaxy Tab 3 offers 16 GB of onboard memory and features a microSD card slot that allows you to add up to 64 GB of additional memory (microSD card sold separately), making it easy to store songs, videos, photos, and other files. In addition, this tablet comes with 50 GB of storage at Dropbox, an online file-sharing service.
Familiar Samsung Galaxy Experience
The 8-inch Galaxy Tab 3 offers the same features, settings, and user interface as other Samsung Galaxy smartphones and mobile devices for a familiar and intuitive experience. Music, videos, apps, contacts, and other content stays in sync wirelessly and automatically on both your tablet and your phone.
Enjoy E-Books and Magazines
Using the Galaxy Tab 3, you can curl up and read a good e-book or browse through the latest issue of your favorite digital magazine using reading apps such as Kindle, Google Play Books, and Barnes & Noble Nook, all available through the Google Play store.
Universal Remote Control for Your TV
Thanks to a built-in IR blaster–the same kind found in standard television remote controls–the Galaxy Tab 3 can be used as a universal remote to operate nearly any TV or DVR. Samsung’s WatchON app offers advanced features, including the ability to share content wirelessly between the tablet and TV, and interacts seamlessly with Samsung Smart TVs.
Apps, Movies, and Music at Google Play
Find popular apps such as Skype, Pinterest, and Facebook and discover movies, TV shows, music, books, games, and more at the Google Play store. Because Google Play functions in the cloud, all your content is available automatically on all your Android devices. For instance, you can buy a movie on your phone, stream it on your computer, and pause it and finish watching it later on your tablet. (10.1-inch shown)
Dual-Core Processor for Fast Performance
This thin, lightweight Android tablet is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and offers up to 11 hours of battery life on one charge, making it easy to browse the web, download apps, check email, and enjoy social networking from wherever you are.
Front and Rear Cameras for Photos and Video Chats
A 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera makes it easy to use the Galaxy Tab 3 to conduct video chats with friends and family members, while a 5-megapixel rear-facing autofocus camera allows you to capture those special moments and upload them instantly to your favorite social network. (10.1-inch shown)
Use Two Apps at the Same Time
The Multi Window feature makes the most of your Galaxy Tab 3’s 8-inch screen by allowing you to use two apps at the same time, side by side. With Multi Window, you can drag and drop images between apps, browse a restaurant menu while scheduling a dinner party, or watch a YouTube video as you’re chatting on Facebook.
This tablet comes installed with the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system, contains a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, and has an 8-inch display with 1280×800 resolution, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera.
The tablet measures 8.24 by 4.81 by 0.27 inches (H x W x D) and weighs 0.68 pounds including the battery.
What’s in the Box
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 tablet, USB charging cable, wall adapter, and quick start guide.
|Samsung Galaxy Tab 3|
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0
|Processor||1.2 GHz||1.6 GHz Dual Core||1.5 GHz Dual Core|
|Familiar Galaxy Experience||Y||Y||Y|
|Automatic, Wireless Syncing||Y||Y||Y|
|Samsung Hubs (Media ,Music)||Y||Y||Y|
|Universal Remote Control||Y||Y||Y|
|Access to 750,000 apps||Y||Y||Y|
|Hundreds of dollars’ worth of pre-loaded content from Galaxy Perks||Y||Y||Y|
|Polaris Office (Office Client)||Y||Y||Y|
|Enhanced Reading Mode||Y|
- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS, 1.5GHz Dual-Core Processor
- 16 GB Flash Memory, 1.5 GB RAM Memory
- Store photos, videos, music, and more with up to 64GB of memory available through a microSD slot and 50GB of free Dropbox storage
- Camera: 5MP rear-facing, 1.3MP front-facing
- Take advantage of over $300 of free content including Hulu Plus membership, Google Play credit and Boingo Wi-Fi Access
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Samsung Tab 3 8.0 WiFi – Detailed Review Regarding The Many Exceptional Features Of This Tablet Over the years, I have owned several tablets, however, I have found this tablet to be the best one yet! My goal here is to give you everyday and practical uses regarding this Tab 3 8.0 WiFi model. Being a techie, I have been thoroughly testing this tablet and found it to be excellent for everyday basic computer functions at home and on the road. Being thin and lightweight, it is much easier to travel with than my heavy laptop. Since I have used the Tab 2 line and very much enjoyed it, I was happy to see that the Tab 3 8.0 has 16GB Internal Storage for apps vs. just 8GB storage in the Tab 3 7.0 – so worth the extra amount in price. The improvements in this Tab 3 8.0 over the older Tab 2 are just fantastic with the new 4.2.2 OS in this tablet and the many other improvements that has truly given it that Wow Factor.PROS:- Overall Speed, Performance, and Android OS:The processor has a faster 1.5 GHz, which I find much faster than my Tab 2 models. The memory is 1.5 GB Ram, and I could tell the superb performance right away. And the fact that this has 16GB Internal memory vs 8GB Internal memory on the Tab 2 7.0 (and also on Tab 3 7.0), is quite a difference because the installed apps go to the Internal memory, this means you can add more apps without worrying about running out of space.The Android OS is 4.2 and inside it has Samsung TouchWiz overlay which is beautiful and user friendly. In fact, if you have used a Samsung Galaxy device as S2, S3, S4 or other Galaxy type, you will love the OS and the Samsung TouchWiz interface on this. Perhaps you have never used Android OS or even a Samsung device? No worries, as this tablet is easy to learn in my opinion.- SCREEN SIZE IS JUST RIGHT SIZE – VERY CLEAR/SHARP SCREEN FOR READING EOOKS or VIEWING WEBPAGES. (Screen in my opinion is large and has superb clarity/clearness for reading eBooks and webpages as the print is so readable as I find it VERY CLEAR/VIVID. This is a great in-between size tablet to use. And I found that the screen was large enough to read webpages easily or watch videos. The screen has a PPI (pixels per inch) of 189, which renders a crisp and clear screen. **There is a new selection under Settings and Display, under Font, an option to Increase legibility of fonts. I check marked this and noticed that the fonts/letters on the screen, internet and more are very crystal clear. Also, there is in Settings/Display – Screen Mode, with choices of Dynamic, Standard and Movie. And I selected Dynamic and found that the colors are super vivid and very colorful.- EXTERNAL SLOT FOR MICRO SD CARD – You can add a 64gb SD card for personal files, this is an upgrade from the 32gb in the Tab 2 line. For me, I placed a 32g in mine for music, files etc. Note that this was one of the deciding factors that sold me on this tablet. *Keep in mind where External SD cards are concerned: They are JUST for your personal files: music, videos, photos, and other files. When you install apps from the Playstore or other sources, they store either in INTERNAL SD Card area or the main internal area. This is the law of the land where Android is concerned and ALL newer Android devices (including Samsung) work this way where storing your downloaded apps are concerned.- WiFi Connecting/Speed of WiFi – Setting up WiFi and keeping a great signal and long distance WiFi strong signal is one superb feature on this tablet. So I compared the signal strength with the Tab 3 vs my regular Android phone. The Tab 3 had about 35% stronger signal then the phone. I believe it is because there is a very strong WiFi receiver in this tablet. At home or on the road, I am able to connect to many free WiFi hotspots very easily with great signal strength.- Internet/Watching Online Flash Videos: After I installed Adobe Archived Flash I can watch internet (flash) videos directly (including Amazon videos) directly from STOCK BROWSER. Because this is archived flash it does take a little longer to load flash videos. If you need instructions on how to do this, please ask in the comments and I will answer this or any questions.*Viewing of webpages in browsers on this tablet: Reading/viewing a webpage is OUTSTANDING using this tablet as the fonts, pictures and videos are very crisp and clear as well as the colors are very vivid.*There is a free app in Playstore called KeepScreen so you can watch an entire movie or long video without the tablet timing out (black screen). Ask in comments for more information…- Reading/Creating/Editing Word, Excel, Text Files and much more on this tablet: This comes with a OK app for reading Office documents, but you cannot create or edit them on that. Therefore, I installed a FREE APP called Kingsoft Office from the Playstore (it reads, edits and creates Office files and reads PDF files). This app is a MUST have for tablet owners in my opinion.- Home Videos – The…
I ditched my iPad Mini for a Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and couldn’t be happier! So it’s been three days since I got my Galaxy Tab 3 8″ (my brother is a manager at BestBuy so I got it early if you are wondering) and before I start my review, I just want to say that I used to own an iPhone 5 but ditched it for a Galaxy S4 and now I’m ditching my iPad Mini for a Galaxy Tab 3 8″. I’ve literally had enough of Apple products and will not be buying their products any longer. I have become an Android fanboy and literally love all the products that Samsung makes.The Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 has the same look and feel as the Galaxy S4 but it’s just bigger which I have no problems with. My brand new Galaxy Tab 3 8″ makes my iPad Mini look like a joke in everything that I have tested so far, from battery life, web browsing to 3D games etc. The Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 comes with the latest version of Android which is Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) and it is liquid smooth. I haven’t experienced a single slow down so far and everything seems to open very quickly. It also has a very fast CPU (Mali 400) that runs at 1.5Ghz and handles 3D games like a champ. I have listed some things below that I love about the Tab 3 8.0.These are some of the things that I love about the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0:Pros:+Build Quality / Design:If you are familiar with Samsung’s devices and have no problems with their glossy plastic design, then you will love the design of Tab 3 8.0 as well. The Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 has a nice thin bezel that’s thinner than its predecessor and also better looking as well. While my iPad mini was made of aluminum, Samsung continues to use the same glossy plastic with their devices and this isn’t a bad thing by any means because my Galaxy S4 is plastic as well and I absolutely love it. The Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 is a bit taller than my iPad Mini but also a bit narrower and both of them are extremely light, around 310g.+Web Browsing:The web browsing experience is awesome on the Tab 3 8.0, everything looks sharp and loads quickly. I’m not using the stock browsing app because it lacks many features that I use on a daily basis but instead, I’m using Chrome and Dolphin Browser. I’m also not using the stock Samsung keyboard because it doesn’t have the swipe feature that I use quite a lot so I downloaded the official Google keyboard from the Play Store and I love it. I highly recommend you guys try the official Google Keyboard if you want a clean and slick keyboard that’s not cluttered with a lot of useless stuff.+Screen/Display:The Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 is the perfect size for me because tablets that are usually 7 inches are too small (I have large hands btw) and tablets that are over 9 inches are sort of big and this makes the Tab 3 8.0 the sweet spot for me. The Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 has a nice 8 inches screen that makes everything looks sharp with vivid colors when watching HD videos or playing games. The colors and viewing angles are fantastic, I have absolutely no complaints. The screen resolution and ppi is also much higher on the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 (1280×800, 189ppi) than the iPad mini (1024×768, 162ppi) so this makes everything look sharper on the Tab 3 8.0. The iPad Mini has an aspect ratio of 4:3 while my Tab 3 8.0 has an aspect ratio of 16:10.+Android OS:It ships with the most up to date version of Android, Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) which is the fastest Android version yet. Everything is liquid smooth, from web browsing, watching HD videos, recording videos and playing intensive 3D games. Samsung has added many new features to TouchWiz which is great but I’m not really a fan of TouchWiz. I usually just disable all the things that I don’t use to improve the performance of the tablet and the battery life. I just wish Google would force all these manufactures to use stock Android OS instead of coming with pre-installed bloatware and whatnot that slows the tablet down and kills the battery life.+Camera:The rear camera on the Tab 3 8.0 is 5MP (2592×1944 pixels) and the front camera is 1.3MP. It can only take 720p videos which is more than acceptable for me but it would have been better if it had an 8MP camera and took 1080p videos. My iPad mini was able to take 1080p videos @30fps and I just wish I had that option with the Tab 3 8.0. There’s nothing wrong with 720p and 5MP camera because it takes great pictures and videos and this is not really a deal breaker for me.+Battery:The battery on the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 is 4450 mAh which is more than enough to last a full day (brightness turned down a bit) with a single charge if you watch YouTube videos, web browsing, picture taking or even watch HD movies for that matter. I can get through the day with a single charge and still have 10% left at the end of the day. My brightness is currently set at 40% and it’s perfectly visible both indoors and outdoors. The battery life is one of the most important aspects when…