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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch Apple iPad 3
Global Score
7.116.24
Basic Information
SamsungApple
Android 4.2.2iOS 7.x, 6.1, 6, 5.1
2013-06-032012-03-07
8.26 x 4.87 x 0.29 inches9.50 x 7.31 x 0.37 inches
11.08 ounces23.00 ounces
--Black and White
$ 305.00 at Amazon$ 290.00 at Amazon
Display / Screen
8 inches9.7 inches
1280 x 800 pixels 2048 x 1536 pixels
Super Clear LCDIPS LCD
189 pixels per inch264 pixels per inch
Capacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch
5.97
Performance
Samsung Exynos 4 Dual chipsetApple A5X chipset
ARM Cortex-A9 (Dual-Core 1500 MHz) processorARM Cortex-A9 (Dual-Core 1000 MHz) processor
1,5 GB RAM1 GB RAM
ARM Mali-400 MP4 (Quad-Core 266 MHz) GPUQuad core PowerVR SGX543MP4 GPU
8.466.75
Storage
32 GB internal memory16 GB internal memory
microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 64 GB) external memory slotNo SD card slot
4.32.5
Camera
5.00 MP + 1.30 MP5.00 MP + 0.30 MP
--f/2.40 aperture
--35.00mm focal length
1280 x 720 (30 fps) (HD) video resolution1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD) video resolution
4.846.16
Networks
Wi-FiWi-Fi
--Mobile Hotspot
LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, EDGE and GPRS--
SIM--
93.5
Battery Life
4450mAh Battery11560mAh Li-Polymer Battery
Non-Removable BatteryNon-Removable Battery
42 hours talk time--
5.128.24
Other Features
Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.0
GPSGPS
Accelerometer, Compass, Light Sensor and Proximity SensorAccelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor

Comparisson review

The Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch is much better than Apple iPad 3, getting a score of 7.11 against 6.24. Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch's construction is newer, extremely lighter and extremely thinner than the Apple iPad 3. The Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch comes with Android 4.2.2 OS, while Apple iPad 3 comes with iOS 7.x OS.

The Apple iPad 3 counts with a sharper display than Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch, because it has a lot higher 1536 x 2048 pixels resolution, a greater pixels amount in each inch in the screen and a bigger screen. The Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch features a much better hardware performance than iPad 3, and although they both have the same number of cores, the Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch also has an extra graphics co-processor and a larger amount of RAM.

IPad 3 captures way better photos and videos than Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch, and although they both have a same resolution camera, the iPad 3 also has a lot higher (Full HD) video resolution. Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch counts with a very superior memory to install applications and games than Apple iPad 3, because it has an external memory slot that allows a maximum of 64 GB and more internal storage.

The Apple iPad 3 has a way better battery life than Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch, because it has 11560mAh of battery capacity against 4450mAh.

The Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch is a little more expensive than iPad 3, but you can get a better tablet for that extra dollars.