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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4
Global Score
7.117.74
Basic Information
SamsungSamsung
Android 4.2.2Android 4.4.2
2013-06-032014-06-12
8.26 x 4.87 x 0.29 inches8.38 x 4.94 x 0.26 inches
11.08 ounces10.51 ounces
--Black and White
--Scratch-Resistant Glass
$ 305.00 at Amazon$ 275.00 at Amazon
Display / Screen
8 inches8.4 inches
1280 x 800 pixels 1600 x 2560 pixels
Super Clear LCDSuper AMOLED
189 pixels per inch359 pixels per inch
Capacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch
5.97.6
Performance
Samsung Exynos 4 Dual chipsetExynos 5 Octa 5420 chipset
ARM Cortex-A9 (Dual-Core 1500 MHz) processorARM Cortex-A15 (Quad-Core 1900 MHz + Quad-Core 1300 MHz) processor
1,5 GB RAM3 GB (933 MHz) RAM
ARM Mali-400 MP4 (Quad-Core 266 MHz) GPUARM Mali-T628 MP6 GPU
8.467.74
Storage
32 GB internal memory32 GB internal memory
microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 64 GB) external memory slotmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB) external memory slot
4.34.62
Camera
5.00 MP + 1.30 MP8.00 MP + 2.10 MP
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 GPRSLTE (4G), HSPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS and GSM
SIMMicro SIM
98.5
Battery Life
4450mAh Battery4900mAh Battery
Non-Removable BatteryNon-Removable Battery
42 hours talk time29 hours talk time
5.124.96
Other Features
Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.0
GPSGPS
--Fingerprint ID Scanner
Accelerometer, Compass, Light Sensor and Proximity SensorAccelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor

Comparisson review

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is a bit better than the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch, getting a 7.74 score against 7.11. Both of these tablets include Android OS (Operating System), but the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 has the newer 4.4.2 version and Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch has Android 4.2.2 version. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is a newer device, and it's also thinner and just a bit lighter than Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 has a much more vibrant screen than Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch, because it has a bit larger screen, a much higher resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels and a much higher display pixel density. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch counts with a little faster processor than Galaxy Tab S 8.4, because although it has a lower number of cores and a lower amount of RAM memory, it also counts with an additional GPU.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 has a slightly bigger memory to install games and applications than Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch, and although they both have equal internal memory, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 also has a slot for an external memory card that allows up to 128 GB. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 takes much clearer photos and videos than Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch, because it has a lot better 1920x1080 video quality and a lot more megapixels camera.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch counts with a bit superior battery life than Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4, although it has a 9% lower battery size.

The Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is not only the best tablets in our current comparisson, but it's also cheap compared to the other tablet.