Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (7-Inch, Gold-Brown)
Engage and entertain the entire family with the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 tablet from Samsung. This thin, lightweight Android tablet features a 7-inch touch display 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 a 7-inch display with a 1024×600 resolution, as well as a 1.2 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 8 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 7-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 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and offers up to eight 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 3-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)
This tablet comes installed with the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system, contains a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, and has a 7-inch display with 1024×600 resolution, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera.
The tablet measures 7.4 by 4.37 by 0.39 inches (H x W x D) and weighs 0.67 pounds including the battery.
What’s in the Box
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 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 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor
- 8 GB Flash Memory, 1 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: 3MP rear-facing, 1.3MP front-facing
- Over $300 of free content including Hulu Plus membership, Google Play credit and Boingo Wi-Fi Access
2 thoughts on “Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (7-Inch, Gold-Brown)”
Excellent form factor, and good improvement from previous model There are too many tablets these days, right?! Samsung’s third generation of Galaxy Tab series is highly anticipated and for this price point phenomenal. I have been using Galaxy Tab 2 and I will compare and contrast here. I played around with review units of all sizes and I have since returned them. My reviews are unbiased and neutral! First, if you have not had any tablets before, Get THIS! Yes, Get this 7″. It is ideal for plane trips, long journeys. I had used a 7″ Tablet on a long journey to listen to songs and read epub books (Aldiko) and it was a very pleasant experience. 7″ form factor is lightweight, compact and great. If you are a bit experienced and can afford it, I highly recommend the 8″. In my opinion 8″ is the maximum value for the money and features and hence I gave 8″ a 5 star. I gave 7″ a 4 star (but no means undermining it). I gave the 10″ also a 4 star because of some strange spec `limitations’.Samsung has introduced 7″, 8″ and 10.1″ of the Tab 3 series. They are entering all form factors. As I know they have something in 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10″ lines. Woo.. All of the 7, 8, 10″ Galaxy Tabs come in white and golden brown color. My preference is white color. Looks pretty!Let’s start off with salient points of all of the Galaxy Tab 3 series. I will later compare with the previous Tab 2 model.7-inch tablet: 1024 x 600, Marvell dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB built-in storage (ROM), a microSD card slot (up to 64 GB), Camera: 3MP rear-facing, 1.3MP front-facing and weighs 10.58 oz. (300 grams). Android 4.1.28-inch model: 1280 x 800, Exynos 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1.5GB ram, 16GB of built-in storage (ROM), a microSD slot (up to 64 GB), Camera: 5MP rear-facing, 1.3MP front-facing and weighs 10.9 oz. (309 grams) Android 4.210.1-inch model: 1280 x 800, Intel Atom 1.6GHz Z2560 dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, a 16GB built-in storage (ROM), a microSD slot (up to 64 GB), Camera: 3.2MP rear-facing, 1.3MP front-facing and weighs 17.99 oz. (510 grams). Android 4.2I am not going into other details like accelerometer etc. as they are all standard these days, Audio support – AAC, AMR, MP3, OGG, WMA/ASF, 3GA/M4A, FLAC, WAV; MP3/MP4/Music Tones; Music Player; Ringtones, Polyphonic. Video support: AVI/DIVX, WMV/ASF, FLV, MKV, MP4/3GP, WEBM; Video Player; Video Streaming. Software is current of release date, and it is expected could be upgraded as next version Android 5 Key Lime Pie. (Currently targeted for Oct 2013). Key Lime Pie’s one of the main touting points is compatibility to avoid fragmentation, so I can foresee, all of these models being able to upgrade if Google keeps their promise.The 7″ has a physical home button so are others in the series. Also has capacitive Back and Menu buttons. Camera is a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for skype, and a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera. It is also equipped with an IR blaster so it will work as a universal remote on both your TV and cable box. Camera is only so and so, and I will not rely on it to produce outstanding photos. Weighs only 300 gm. 64 GB SD card is awesome! With prices plummeting for 64 GB cards, it is a great boon. Put all your music, books, photos on the SD card and you have a powerful computer in hand always! I personally use the 64 GB microSD card on my mobile devices. Get this mobileUltra (.Galaxy Tab 2 is 345 grams, so Tab 3 is lighter by 45 grams. Processors are similar 1.2 GHz dual core in Tab 3 Vs 1 GHz dual core in Tab 2. Resolutions are same with Tab 2 1024 x 600 pixels (~170 ppi pixel density). Tab 3 supports up to 64 GB whereas Tab2 is 32 GB. Not a big deal unless you have tons of video/photo/ebooks/music you want to carry with you all the time. I use a mixture of on device storage + Google Music + box for my data needs. Battery is also same between Tab 2 and Tab 3 7″ versions – Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery.Both have Bluetooth 3.0. I cannot confirm still if Tab 3 7″ supports OTG. I know for sure Tab 3 8″ supports as I tested it. USB Host is one of the most undernoticed features of Androids and is in my opinion one of the best features compared to iPad lines. What this means you get a USB Host cable also otherwise called OTG (On the Go) cables and plug in your USB thumb drive or other USB devices and the device recognizes it. I have used it with Alfa AWUS036H for a wireless project with Android PCAP Capture from reputable Kismet wireless. Another much ignored feature is the TV-out (via MHL A/V link). Unfortunately the 7″ does not support it whereas 8in and 10.1 in supports it. You can connect Galaxy devices to a TV to make it truly a fantastic computer if the device supports MHL. Throw in a Bluetooth keyboard and it is awesome. Leo Laporte’s TwIT…
Samsung Tab 3 7.0 WiFi – Very Detailed Review Regarding The Features of This Tablet Having owned many tablets including the Tab 2 line of 7.0 and 10.1, I recently found that I carry around the seven size and the eight size for greater portability. After purchasing the Tab 3 8.0, which is superb, I also wanted a smaller, more pocketable form factor of this tablet. Since I am a techie, I have tested this tablet in many areas. It is my goal to report to you the many uses of this tablet so that you can make the best possible choice. Yes, it serves my everyday basic computer functions at home and on the road as it is thinner then the old Tab 2 7.0, and I just place it into my bag and go.Note that this is a VERY COMPACT Tablet – one that will fit into a smaller bag, briefcase, purse and even a larger pocket.SUGGESTION: If you already have a phone for making phone calls and don’t want a data plan, but need a small/portable/lightweight tablet to carry along so you can use WiFi to get onto the Internet (and don’t have to get a data plan), consider this tablet. Below, my findings on PROS and on CONS…PROS:- Overall Speed, Performance, and OS Info:The processor has a faster 1.2 GHz, which I find much faster than my Tab 2 7.0 model. The OS is 4.1.2, yet I find super peppy and functions quite well on this device. Very, very smooth to operate and I find the speed is faster than my old Tab 2 7.0.- SCREEN SIZE/CLARITY OF SCREEN /IMPROVEMENTS OF SCREEN DESIGN/CASE/STAND INFO:7 Inch Size – For me, I find the 7 inch size quite refreshing because it is larger than say a “mega” phone of say 5 inches to 6 inches. Note that the PPI (the higher the PPI, the clearer the screen is) score on this is 170 (same as old Tab 2 7.0). In my opinion, the screen is very bright, clear and sharp. And colors are vivid.Improvements of the Screen Design: The soft back key and the menu key used to be on the viewing screen. Now they are below the viewing screen on the Tab 3 and BEST of all, there is a physical HOME BUTTON. Press it to go back to the Home Screen from anywhere. Or you can press it to wake up the screen.Some people complain of the soft keys not lighting up. So I found a fix for that: Practice this about 4 times: press the back key and then the menu key to get used to the positions. You will memorize them and press them as needed without having to think about it sooner than you think.*To protect your tablet and screen and for ease of viewing the tablet, may I suggest purchasing a MoKo Stand/Cover for Tab 3 7.0. For me, MoKo is great quality and works great. Amazon sells these and they are quite reasonable. – EXTERNAL SLOT FOR MICRO SD CARD – What a great feature as 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. At home or on the road, I am able to connect to many free WiFi hotspots very easily with great signal strength.*The speed of WiFi connection has been superb using this tablet at home or in a hot spot WiFi area, in fact I found it to be VERY, VERY FAST SPEED!- 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 stock video player…