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A forgettable face in a crowd of tablets

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The Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 features a nice display and a slim design, but it's otherwise a forgettable device.

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Critic reviews

7.7
13 reviews
  • Features
    7.0
  • Display
    7.9
  • Battery life
    8.0
  • Ease of use
    8.0
  • Storage capacity
    7.2
  • Design and form factor
    7.8
  • Portability (size / weight)
    8.2
  • Durability
    6.9

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8.0
3 reviews
8.0
CNET Jul 17, 2013

It costs a bit more than we'd like, but the Galaxy Tab 3 is Samsung’s best non-Note tablet yet.

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8.0
PC Mag Jul 18, 2013

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 is an excellent Android tablet that can multitask and serve as a universal remote, but it doesn't quite stand out.

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8.0
Laptop Magazine Jul 16, 2013

The sleek and compact Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 Android tablet boasts a built-in remote control, bright and colorful display and long battery life.

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7.0
AllThingsD Jul 18, 2013

I found the $300 Galaxy Tab 8.0 to be a solid tablet, with a nice combination of portability and larger display for reading e-books and viewing videos. Its built-in multi-window feature is great, since it allows you to work in two apps at once, which you can’t do on the iPad.

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7.0
Pocket-Lint Aug 22, 2013

Plastic and not quite fantastic: The Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 will do pretty much everything that you want and battery life is decent enough, but it's the competition which weakens this release and, in light of that, it's hard to see the Samsung as the most viable purchase option.

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8.0
GSM Arena Jul 3, 2013

With Samsung dead set on leaving no blank spots in its Android portfolio in terms of screen size, the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 is a midrange device that fills in yet another slot. It's a peculiar mix of a routine upgrade ... of a predecessor and a slight downgrade of a premium product, the Galaxy Note 8.0.

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8.0
GottaBeMobile Jul 18, 2013

Still, the more narrow footprint of the Tab, the enhanced software, and its capabilities as the control center of your home entertainment center should make place the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 at the top of a shopper’s short list.

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8.0
phoneArena Jun 12, 2013

It is light, portable, and capable enough to be used for not only web surfing and writing emails, but also for watching HD movies and even playing some Real Racing 3 every once in a while.

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8.0
Digital Trends Jul 21, 2013

At $300 the Tab 3 is less expensive than the iPad Mini and $100 more than most 7-inch slates. The extra screen size is worth the premium, and the combination of long battery life and great design round out what we think is one of the best 8-inch tablets available.

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8.0
HotHardware Nov 8, 2013

Don’t get us wrong htough, the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 has a lot of good things to offer such as excellent battery life, Multi-Window functionality, a microSD card slot, and a number of Galaxy Perks that help sweeten the deal, but at the end of the day the whole package is what matters.

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7.0
MobileBurn Aug 1, 2013

This is a good tablet with some interesting features, but there are other options like the iPad Mini that offer a better app selection for only $40 more, or the Nexus 7 that delivers better performance for $70 less.

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9.0
jvacierto jvacierto

I upgraded to the Galaxy Tab 3 8" from a Tab 2 7". The Tab 2 7" screen was just a little too small to do more than watch videos. Surfing the web, reading text, and writing emails was a little too hard with the smaller, lower resolution screen of the Tab 2 7". I have used an iPad, but find it...

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