Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Review

Wi-Fi Only (SM-T210)     See other variants reviews Score: 6.74/10
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 is a solid Android device launched back in the year 2013, featuring a good size 7-inches multi-touch screen, a powerful 1.2 GHz Dual-Core CPU, and two cameras, a 3 megapixels back side camera and a 1.3 mega-pixels front facing camera. Great! That's it? No, it's only the tip of the iceberg.

Samsung decided to build this tablet with a great performance Dual-Core processing unit ticking at 1.2 gigahertz, bundled in the Marvell PXA986 chip with 1 GB RAM memory. Graphic intensive applications usually consume lots of processing power, so it also also has a 450 MHz Adreno 305 GPU to help with that calculations. A nice aspect of this tablet is its quite big 16 GB internal storage and an SD memory slot, enough to install a couple hundred apps and games without running out of space.

Samsung appears to have forgotten about weight optimization in this 10.65 oz tablet. This tablet is only 7.4 inches long, but it's still able to fit a a 7 inches display. The Tab 3 7.0 is just 0.39" thick, making its way into the thinnest devices podium.

Samsung equipped the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 with a interesting 7" screen, and a resolution of 600 x 1024 , giving this tablet a nice graphical experience. This screen uses TFT capacitive technology, and is multi-touch enabled.

The Tab 3 7.0 is equipped with two cameras, a 3 MP back camera and a 1.3 mega-pixels front-facing camera.

This device has wi-fi capability (and it can be shared with other devices acting as a router), LTE 4G high speed data connection and also HSPA+ data connection, a lower speed 4G variation or 3G fast connection type, supported by HSDPA, HSUPA and EDGE technologies. This tablet works with a SIM card for GSM carriers.

This tablet comes with a huge 4000 mAh Li-Ion battery that provides the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 an impressive battery duration.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 also comes with many interesting features like Bluetooth (allows communication with other bluetooth tablets and accessories), GPS Localization, Infrared Transmitter and NFC (to trigger actions, transfer data or make payments by holding your device close to another NFC device or tag), and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer and Compass.

The Tab 3 7.0 is priced $ 185, which is quite close to other similar tablets. The Tab 3 7.0 is the right choice for you no matter if you will use it for gaming, want it mainly for social networks or are looking for a tablet for work.

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Device Type:Tablet
Operating System (OS):Android 4.4.2, 4.2.2
Variant:Wi-Fi Only
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Also Known As:Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7-inch, SM-T217S, SM-T210, SM-T211
Product code:SM-T210
Dimensions:7.40 x 4.37 x 0.39 inchesMetric18.8 x 11.1 x 0.99 cmImperial
Weight:10.65 ouncesMetric301.92 gImperial
Release date:2013-04-29
Price:$ 185.00


Screen Type:TFT (16M colors)
Size:7 inchesMetric17.8 cmImperial
Resolution:1024 x 600 pixels
Pixel density:170 pixels per inchMetric66.93 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Marvell PXA986
Processor:ARM Cortex-A9 (Dual-Core 1200 MHz)
RAM Memory:1 GB (533 MHz)
Graphics Processor:Adreno 305 (450 MHz)
Internal Memory:16 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 64 GB)


Battery type:Li-Ion
Capacity:4000 mAh
Stand-by Time:408 hours


Back camera:3 megapixels
Front camera:1.3 megapixels


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:SIM
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, EDGE and GPRS

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 3.0
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor