Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-inch Review

3G Only (GT-P5210)     See other variants reviews Score: 6.52/10
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-inch is a solid device released back in the year 2013, featuring a powerful Dual-Core processing unit clocking at 1.6 gigahertz, a huge 10.1 inches multi touch screen, and two cameras, a 3 MP back-facing camera and a 1.3 mega-pixels front facing camera.

This tablet has an inspired design, with a thickness of just 0.31". This tablet is only 9.57" long and 6.93 inches wide, but it is still able to fit a a 10.1" screen. The Tab 3 10.1-inch feels much lighter than what one would expect from a device of this size. Samsung offers this tablet in two different colors: brown and white.

This device includes a good level 10.1 inches display with a 800 x 1280 resolution, making everything look nice. This display uses TFT capacitive technology, and can detect multi touch gestures.

Samsung decided to power this tablet with a good 1600 megahertz Dual-Core processing unit, bundled in a Intel Atom system chip and 1 GB of RAM memory. An amazing aspect of the Tab 3 10.1-inch is its 32 GB large internal storage memory and a slot for external memory cards, allowing the user to install hundreds of applications and even the largest games currently available without even thinking about filling the device.

The Tab 3 10.1-inch provides wi-fi connectivity (but it can't be shared with other devices as a mobile hotspot), 4G (LTE) high performance connectivity and also HSPA+ data connection, that is a lower speed 4G type or fast 3G connection type, supported by HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS and EDGE technologies. This device works with a SIM card for GSM services.

The Tab 3 10.1-inch features two cameras, a 3 megapixels back camera and a 1.3 MP front facing camera. It can also film videos in 1280x720 (HD) at 30 fps. The camera also counts with geo tagging.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-inch also includes many interesting features like Bluetooth, GPS Navigation, Infrared Blaster and NFC, and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer and Compass.

This tablet counts with a 6800 mAh amazing Li-Ion non-replaceable battery that can keep it running for several hours and even reach the end of the day without charging it at all. An issue to consider is that the Tab 3 10.1-inch's battery is non-replaceable so you can't throw it away and buy a new one when it starts to lose capacity, although with such a big battery you will probably replace this tablet before it becomes an issue.

Samsung sells this tablet for $ 309, which is a rather high price for a tablet this level. If you want this device for playing games, need a tablet to mostly use social networks and internet browsing or are looking for a tablet for work, this tablet is probably a good choice for you.

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Device Type:Tablet
Operating System (OS):Android 4.2
Variant:3G Only
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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:$ 309.00


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:32 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
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