Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-inch Review

16 GB (GT-P5210)     See other variants reviews Score: 6.43/10
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-inch is a mid level Android device released in 2013, packing a big size 10.1-inches multi touch screen, a 1600 MHz Dual-Core processing unit, a 3 megapixels back camera and a 1.3 MP front facing camera. Is that all? Not at all, it's just the shortest summary on earth.

Samsung made an excellent design job making this device weight only 18.06 oz. The Tab 3 10.1-inch is sold in 2 different colors, brown and white. The Tab 3 10.1-inch is quite a compact tablet, considering it packs a 10.1" screen and it is just 9.57" long. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-inch is slim and practical, with a thickness of just 0.31 inches.

Samsung decided to sell this tablet with a Intel Atom chip, backed up by a good 1600 MHz Dual-Core CPU and 1 GB RAM. This device counts with a 16 GB interesting internal storage and an external SD slot, allowing the user to store hundreds of applications and games without worrying about space.

This tablet is equipped with two cameras, a 3 megapixels back facing camera and a 1.3 megapixels front camera. It is capable of filming videos in 1280x720 (HD) at 30 frames per second. In addition, this tablet's camera also has geo tagging.

Samsung designed this tablet with a interesting 10.1" screen, and a 800 x 1280 resolution, making everything look quite vivid. Its screen uses TFT capacitive technology, and allows multi-touch gestures.

The Tab 3 10.1-inch counts with a high capacity 6800 mAh Li-Ion non-replaceable battery that can keep it running for several hours without charging it. An issue to take into account is that this tablet's battery is not removable so you can't buy a new battery when it starts to get older, whereas with so much capacity you will probably discard this device before that becomes a real problem.

This tablet counts with wi-fi capability (although it can't share it with other devices around, acting as a modem), 4G (LTE) high performance internet connection and also HSPA+ data connection, that is a bit slower 4G variation or the fastest 3G connection type, supported by HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS and EDGE technologies. The Tab 3 10.1-inch uses a SIM card for GSM carriers.

The Tab 3 10.1-inch also comes with many interesting features like Bluetooth (allows communication with other devices, computers, and accessories), GPS, Infrared Transmitter and NFC (to trigger actions, transfer data or make payments by holding your tablet close to another NFC device or tag), and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer and Compass.

The Tab 3 10.1-inch is priced about 370 dollars, not a very good offer for comparing with other similar devices. This device is definitely the correct option it doesn't matter whether you need a tablet for gaming, need a device to majorly use social networks and internet browsing or need a work tablet.

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Device Type:Tablet
Operating System (OS):Android 4.2
Variant:16 GB
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Product code:GT-P5210
Dimensions:9.57 x 6.93 x 0.31 inchesMetric24.31 x 17.6 x 0.79 cmImperial
Weight:18.06 ouncesMetric511.99 gImperial
Colors:Brown and White
Release date:2013-06-03
Price:$ 370.00


Screen Type:TFT
Size:10.1 inchesMetric25.7 cmImperial
Resolution:1280 x 800 pixels
Pixel density:149 pixels per inchMetric58.66 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Intel Atom
Processor: Dual-Core 1600 MHz
RAM Memory:1 GB
Graphics Processor:Yes
Internal Memory:16 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 64 GB)


Battery type:Li-Ion
Capacity:6800 mAh
Talk Time:40 hours


Back camera:3 megapixels
Front camera:1.3 megapixels
Max video resolution:1280 x 720 (30 fps) (HD)
Camera features:Geo Tagging


SIM Card Type:SIM
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS Bands:850, 900, 1900, 2100
LTE (4G) Bands:800 (band 18), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7)
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS and GSM

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.0
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor