Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Launched in Malaysia in 7″, 8″ and 10.1″ Sizes

There are so many Samsung tablets with so many different screen sizes in the market, I don’t blame you if you got all confused. Is it Galaxy Tab 2 or 3 now? Note series is also a tablet as well? Grrr..

Well, let me break it down to you in a few highlight points:-

  • “Galaxy” series are for all devices running on Google’s Android OS, while the “ATIV” series are for Windows Phone 8 devices
  • “Galaxy S” are their smartphone series, “Galaxy Tab”  are their tablet series and “Galaxy Note” are the devices with S Pen stylus
  • “Galaxy Tab” started with original Galaxy Tab (7″), then Tab 7 Plus, then Tab 7.7, then Tab 10.1, then Tab 8.9, then Tab 2 series (in 7″ and 10.1″)
  • “Galaxy Note” series also has tablets with S Pen stylus like Note 10.1 and Note 8

*phew*

Yes – Samsung is one manufacturer that releases so many devices for all screen sizes – you’ll definitely find one that suits your style.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (Source : The Verge)
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (Source : The Verge)

This new announcement now, we have the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 series in 3 different screen sizes for your Android tablet needs – Tab 3 7.0″, Tab 3 8.0″ and Tab 3 10.1″.

Let’s have a detailed look at the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 series tablets…

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0″

Here’s a quick specifications overview of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0″:-

  • 7″ WSVGA TFT display (1024 x 600)(169 ppi)
  • 1.2 GHz dual core processor
  • 16 GB internal storage (microSD slot up to 32 GB) + 1 GB RAM
  • Powered by Android 4.2 “Jellybean” OS
  • 3 megapixel rear camera (no LED flash), 1.3 megapixel front facing camera (480p)
  • 9.9 mm thin, weighing 306 grams
  • 4,000 mAH non-removable battery
  • Connectivity : 3G HSPA+, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA
  • Available in White colour only

The Galaxy Tab 3 7.0″ includes several “killer features” such as:-

  • Slim and Thin – 9.9mm thin weighing only 306 grams for ideal single handed use and portability
  • Powerful multimedia experience – with 1.2 GHz Dual Core processor and premium content with Samsung Hub and WatchON
  • Voice (Phone call function) + Data capable – make phone voice calls with the receiver (giant tablet as a phone?) or with your Bluetooth headset

For more information, do check out the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0″ Product Page at http://www.samsung.com/my/consumer/mobile-devices/tablet/tablet/SM-T2110ZWEXME

Quick take…

If you look at the guts, this Tab 3 7.0 is not really a big difference to the previous Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7″ – same battery, same camera,  slight upgrade from 1GHz dual core processor. Design and build quality wise, it also looks about the same from the previous older brother, still in the same 7 inch portable form factor.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 has been available on sale starting end July 2013 for a Recommended Retail Price (RRP) of RM 1,099.

Check out some of the online reviews on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0:-

 

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0″

Here’s a quick specifications overview of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0″:-

  • 8″ WXGA TFT display (1280 x 800)(189 ppi)
  • 1.5 GHz dual core processor
  • 16 GB internal storage (microSD slot up to 64 GB) + 1.5 GB RAM
  • Powered by Android 4.2 “Jellybean” OS
  • 5 megapixel rear camera (no LED flash), 1.3 megapixel front facing camera (480p)
  • 7.4 mm thin, weighing 314 grams (WiFi model)
  • 4,450 mAH non-removable battery
  • Connectivity : 4G LTE/3G HSPA+, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA
  • Available in 4G LTE or WiFi only model in White colour only

The Galaxy Tab 3 8.0″ includes several “killer features” such as:-

  • Exceptional Reading & Entertainment device – with Reading Mode (easy on the eyes e-book reading), Pop Up Video (Picture in Picture style video viewing while multi tasking) and Group Play (share files and music among a group without internet connection)
  • Smart usability – Samsung Hub, WatchON and Story Album (create a digital photo album), S Translator (speech-to-text and text-to-speech translation service), S Travel (info on place, hotel, tickets, food and more)

For more information, do check out the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0″ Product Page at http://www.samsung.com/my/consumer/mobile-devices/tablet/tablet/SM-T3100ZWAXME

Quick take…

Sometimes a 7″ tablet is too small. Personally, the 8″ screen is perfect for a portable tablet. However, almost like the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 minus the S Pen stylus, this Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 tablet looks almost identical with exactly the same 1280 X 800 resolution (189 ppi) screen. The only welcoming feature is the slimmer 7.1 mm side bezel for better single hand holding.

See Also : Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 On Sale in Malaysia

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 has 2 models – WiFi model at Recommended Retail Price (RRP) of RM 1,099 starting end July 2013; 4G LTE model at RRP of RM 1,499 starting mid August 2013.

Check out some of the online reviews on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 from major tech sites:-

 

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1″

Here’s a quick specifications overview of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1″:-

  • 10.1″ WXGA TFT display (1280 x 800)(149 ppi)
  • 1.6 GHz dual core processor
  • 16 GB internal storage (microSD slot up to 64 GB) + 1 GB RAM
  • Powered by Android 4.2 “Jellybean” OS
  • 3 megapixel rear camera (no LED flash), 1.3 megapixel front facing camera (480p)
  • 7.95 mm thin, weighing 510 grams (WiFi model)
  • 6,800 mAH non-removable battery
  • Connectivity : 4G LTE/3G HSPA+, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA
  • Available in 4G LTE or WiFi only model in White colour only

The Galaxy Tab 3 10.1″ includes several “killer features” such as:-

  • Powerful multimedia experience – sleek design & multimedia capabilities for home and family use, built to be the leading 10″ tablet in the market
  • Tablet for the entire family – Smart Remote and MHL (TV Out) capabilities, from gaming for the kids to universal remote control for the parents

For more information, do check out the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1″ US Product Page at http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/galaxy-tab/GT-P5210ZWYXAR while the Samsung Malaysia site has no info on this tablet yet.

Quick take…

As the years go by, Samsung’s 10.1″ tablets have always been the biggest competition to the iPads. Unfortunately though, this year’s version is only minor improvements from previous iterations, with poor 1280 X 800 resolution (same as the Tab 3 8.0″ version) which is honestly, not good enough to take on iPad’s retina display.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 also has 2 models – WiFi or 4G LTE models without an indication of pricing yet, which will be available from September 2013 onwards.

Check out the reviews online on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1:-

 

 

So, what did you think of the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 series tablets in these 3 screen sizes? Any one of them interest you? Would these minor upgrades in specs persuade you to upgrade your current Android tablet?

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