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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5403 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the screen and price are on the whole positive. The size and performance also get good comments, but there are some mixed reviews about the storage.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 229 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the design and usability. The size and portability also get good views, whereas opinions are divided on the price. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch (White, 4G)Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch (White, 4G)

Feb, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 833 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the screen and portability. The size and usability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the touch screen and reliability.

performance, usability, size, portability, screen

reliability, touch screen

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (8-Inch, White)Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (8-Inch, White)

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Sarah Silbert (engadget.com)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 review

 

For all intents and purposes, eight inches is the new sweet spot for tablets. We've so far seen a few hits with this form factor, the Samsung Galaxy Note

Crisp, bright display ; Slim design ; Runs Android 4.2

Glitchy performance ; Unremarkable compared to competitors

The Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 features a nice display and a slim design, but it's otherwise a forgettable device.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 review: Middle of everywhere

 

In their third generation, the Galaxy Tab series by Samsung are finally coming to terms with playing second fiddle to the Notes. The S-Pen and the processing power are, at this point, the main dividing line between mainstream and premium, but the gap...

8.0" 16M-color LCD capacitive touchscreen of 800 x 1280 pixel resolution ; Android OS v4.2.2 with TouchWiz ; 1.5 GHz dual-core Cortex-A9 CPU, Mali-400MP GPU, 2GB of RAM, Exynos 4212 Dual chipset ; 5 MP autofocus camera with face detection ; 720p HD...

Speakers at the bottom (portrait), rather than front-facing on either side ; No NFC support ; No FM Radio ; Questionable still image and video recording quality

This year's update of the Galaxy Tab series makes room for an 8" tablet and it looks like a logical decision by Samsung to build on the momentum of the Note 8.0. You lose the S-pen and two CPU cores but you get slimmer bezels and lighter weight - some...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : DannBerg (theverge.com)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and 10.1 review

 

Samsung has no idea what size Android device you want but, by golly, it's going to find out. Throughout its massive Galaxy lineup, Samsung has hedged its bets on almost every possible device size...

Comfortable to hold in one hand ; Great for watching movies

Interface is slow and choppy ; Design feels cheap ; Display is mediocre

The right size for an Android tablet, but the execution's not quite there

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Eugene Kim (pcmag.com)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0

 

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 is an excellent Android tablet that can multitask and serve as a universal remote, but it doesn't quite stand out.

Well-built, thin and light design. Android 4.2.2. Excellent display. Solid Wi-Fi. Acts as a universal remote.

Relatively expensive. Finicky touch screen.

Multimedia and Conclusions Samsung has done a good job with multimedia support and features for its Galaxy tablets. For video, the Tab 3 8.0 supports MP4, H.264, DivX, Xvid, and WMV files at up to 1080p resolution. For audio you get MP3, AAC, FLAC,...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Florian Wimmer (notebookcheck.net)

Review Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 SM-T310 Tablet

 

Tab, the third. Samsung has something for everyone in its tablet

High 3D performance; Good performance in Internet browsing; Fast memory; Good color reproduction; Bright display; Extensive software package; Numerous input options; Good battery life; Proper speakers

Blue tint of the display; Mediocre processor performance; Plastic case; Case temperatures are a bit high; Relatively high price; Bloatware

Samsung know very well how to optimize its SoC for browsing performance.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 Review

 

With the mid-sized tablet in the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 series you're getting the only device on the market to go to war with the similarly-sized Galaxy Note. For Samsung it would appear easy to create so many device sizes that there's got to be one...

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 is a fine upgrade from what’s been offered at this size range by the manufacturer in past generations. While the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 bests this tablet in essentially every area save its smaller bezel, the Galaxy Tab 3...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Nick T. (phonearena.com)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch Review

 

The third generation of Galaxy Tab slates consists of three tablets of different sizes, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch is the middle child in the family. It is an Android 4.2.2 based tablet that fits perfectly in the mid-range category – with an...

Light, thin, easy to hold and carry around ; Built-in IR Blaster works as a TV remote control ; Camera is usable in daytime

Looking for a decent mid-range Android tablet? Well, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch would be a good choice. It is light, portable, and capable enough to be used for not only web surfing and writing emails, but also for watching HD movies and even...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : PY Ho (hardwarezone.com)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (8.0) LTE - A Phablet in Disguise

 

Samsung has been on a roll releasing new tablets for almost every segment, including young pre-school kids! The Galaxy Tab 3 series makes up the company's mainstream offerings and we take a look at the 8-inch variant that's becoming a new sweet spot...

Decent display ; Long battery life ; Make calls directly with LTE edition ; microSD card slot

Not a HD screen ; Middling performance ; Expensive

Considering that the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 is targeted at the mid-range tablet segment, it’s not too bad a device on its own. Once you start performing close comparisons, the proposition of the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 diminishes somewhat. The Wi-Fi only edition...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : cellphones.ca (cellphones.ca)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch

 

In Samsung's marketing scheme to offer a wide variety of sizes for their tablets, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch stands above its Galaxy Tab 3 brethren. For those that cannot afford the more expensive Samsung Note 8”, the Tab 3 8” is an excellent...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Melissa J. Perenson (computershopper.com)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 Review and Ratings

 

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 lacks some of the abilities of the company's other 8-inch tablet, the Galaxy Note 8.0 (no multitasking screens, no stylus), but it comes in at a lower price with a narrower design and better battery life.

Slim design ; Light weight makes it easy to hold in one hand ; USB charging

Tinny audio output ; Narrow bezel makes it hard to hold without tapping touch screen ; Imprecise menu buttons

The Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 lasted 8 hours and 49 minutes playing a 1080p video on continuous loop. That's a reasonable amount of time, and will at least last you through much of a day of use without requiring a trip to the power outlet. But it's not even...

Aug, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone:No / Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):N / Y
Built-in speakers:No / Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:4450
Battery performance:4450
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time:10 / 11 / 5 / 96
Browsing time (3G):10
Browsing time (4G):9
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):11 / 12
Continuous audio playback time:10 / 141 / 5 / 96
Continuous video playback time:10 / 11 / 5 / 96
Standby time (3G):970
Talk time (2G):24
Talk time (3G):24 / 27

Camera

Auto focus:Y / Yes
Built-in flash:N / No
Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.2 / 1.3
Geotagging: Yes
Maximum video resolution:1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution:2560 x 1920
Rear camera resolution (numeric):3.1 / 5
Video capturing speed:30
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p

Design

Color of product:Black / Brown / Brown, Gold / Red / Titanium / White
Device type:Full-size tablet / Mini tablet
Fingerprint reader:N / No
Form Factor:Slate

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Display Diagonal:8
Display number of colors:16.0 / 16.78 million colors / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 800
Display Technology:LCD / LCD/TFT / PLS / TFT / TFT/S-PVA
LED backlight:Y / Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Media Formats

Audio formats supported:3GA,3GPP,AAC,AMR,ASF,FLAC,IMY,M4A,MIDI,MP3,MP4,OGG,OTA,WAV,WMA,XMF / AAC,AMR,FLAC,IMY,M4A,MIDI,OGG,WAV,WMA / AAC,AMR,M4A,OGG,WAV,WMA / AAC,AMR,M4A,OGG,WMA / AAC,AMR,M4A,WAV,WMA / AAC,M4A,OGG,WAV,WMA
Video compression formats:H.263,H.264,MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,MKV,MP4,MPEG4,WEBM,WMV / 3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,MP4,MPEG4,WEBM,WMV / 3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,MP4,MPEG4,WMV / 3GP,ASF,FLV,MKV,MP4,MPEG4,WMV / 3GP,ASF,FLV,MKV,MPEG4,WMV / 3GP,ASF,FLV,MP4,MPEG4,WMV

Memory

Internal memory:1,5 / 1.5
Maximum internal memory:1,5

Messaging

E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes

Networking

2G:N / Y
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS / EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G:No / Y / Yes
3G standards:HSPA+
4G:N / Y
4G LTE:No / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Data network:3G / 3G, 4G / 3G, LTE / 4G / LTE / No
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:N / Y
DLNA Certified:No / Yes
Dual SIM support: No
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi Direct:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

Display Type:TFT
Docking connector:No / Yes
Full HD: No
Intel visual technologies: No
Quantity:1
Total Storage Capacity:16
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB
Keyboard supplied:N / No
Manual:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Audio formats supported:3GA, 3GPP, AAC, AMR, ASF, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, 3GPP, AAC, AMR, ASF, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, 3GPP, AAC, AMR, ASF, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, ASF, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, ASF, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, ASF, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MP4, OGG, WAV, WMA / 3GA, AAC, AMR, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTX, XMF / 3GA,3GPP,AAC,AMR,ASF,FLAC,IMY,M4A,MP3,WAV,WMA / AAC, AAC+, AC3, AMR, eAAC+, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AAC+, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, ASF, IMY, M4A, MP3, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / AAC, AMR, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, M4A, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, M4A, OGG, WMA / AAC, AMR, M4A, WAV, WMA / AAC, M4A, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC,M4A,WAV,WMA
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS:Y
Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Position location:Y
Proximity sensor: Yes
Video compression format:3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, MP4, MPEG21, WEBM, WMV / 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, MP4, MPEG4, WEBM, WMV / 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, MP4, MPEG4, WMV / 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, MPEG21, WEBM, WMV / 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, MP4, MPEG4, WEBM, WMV / 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, MP4, MPEG4, WMV / 3GP, ASF, AVI, MP4, MPEG4, WMV / 3GP, ASF, FLV, MKV, MP4, MPEG21, WEBM, WMV / 3GP, ASF, FLV, MKV, MP4, MPEG4, WEBM, WMV / 3GP, ASF, FLV, MKV, MP4, MPEG4, WMV / 3GP, ASF, FLV, MKV, MPEG4, WMV / 3GP, ASF, FLV, MP4, MPEG4, WMV / 3GP, AVI, FLV, MKV, MP4, MPEG4, WEBM, WMV / H.263, H.264, WMV
Video compression formats:3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / 3GPP, H.263, H.264, WMV / H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / H.263,H.264,MPEG4
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,MKV,MP4,MPEG21,WEBM,WMV / 3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,MKV,MP4,MPEG4,WEBM,WMV / 3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,MKV,MP4,MPEG4,WMV / 3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,MKV,MPEG21,WEBM,WMV / 3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,MP4,MPEG4,WEBM,WMV / 3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,MP4,MPEG4,WMV / 3GP,ASF,AVI,MP4,MPEG4,WMV / 3GP,ASF,FLV,MKV,MP4,MPEG21,WEBM,WMV / 3GP,ASF,FLV,MKV,MP4,MPEG4,WEBM,WMV / 3GP,ASF,FLV,MKV,MP4,MPEG4,WMV / 3GP,ASF,FLV,MKV,MPEG4,WMV / 3GP,ASF,FLV,MP4,MPEG4,WMV / 3GP,AVI,FLV,MKV,MP4,MPEG4,WEBM,WMV / H.263,H.264,WMV

Phone Features

Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Video call:Y / Yes
Voice call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:N / No / Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone out:N / Y
MHL version:1.2
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in:N / No / Y / Yes
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N / Y
SmartCard slot:N / No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1

Processor

Processor:4212 / 4412
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Exynos, Samsung / Samsung Exynos
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1.5
Processor model:4212 / 4412

Processor special features

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:N / No
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel visual technologies: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N

Software

Bundled software:Norton 360 / Samsung Apps, Game Hub 2.0, Chaton, ActiveSync / Samsung Apps, Game Hub, ChatON, ActiveSync, Music Hub, Readers Hub / Samsung Apps, Game Hub, ChatON, ActiveSync, Music Hub, Readers Hub, Norton 360
Operating system installed:Android / Android 4.2.2
Operating system version:4.2 / 4.2.2 / 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) / 4.2.2 Jelly Bean / 4.4
Platform:Android

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:32 / 64
Storage media:Flash

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.291 / 0.384 / 7.4
Height:4.88 / 8 / 8.26 / 8.27 / 8.39
Weight:11 / 11.1 / 11.3 / 13.9
Width:4.87 / 4.88 / 4.96 / 5 / 8.27