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71
Engadget
Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
71

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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Engadget Review

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

Pros
  • Crisp, bright display
  • Slim design
  • Runs Android 4.2
Cons
  • Glitchy performance
  • Unremarkable compared to competitors
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Scores

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71
 

User Reviews

80
kimmend
Nice tablet, although i find Android to be a bit laggy. Some features aren't...read more
70
SJ Tech
It's a cool tablet if you like having a lot of pictures , movies and games on...read more
90
Jonathan Acierto
I upgraded to the Galaxy Tab 3 8" from a Tab 2 7". The Tab 2 7" screen was...read more
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Model
WiFi 16GB

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Screen size
822
Storage type
Internal, Memory card
Camera (integrated)
Yes

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android (Jelly Bean [4.2])

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
No

Location

Location support
Yes

Media

Media playback
Yes (Mp3, Wav) (H264, Mpeg4)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (5 megapixels) (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync)

Other features

Fingerprint reader
No
Ruggedized
No
Screen size
8 inches
Screen resolution
1280x800
Pixel density
189 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal, Memory card (16 GB) (Flash) (MicroSD)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo

Connections

USB
2.0

Hardware

CPU
1.5 GHz
RAM
1.5 GB
Model
WiFi 32GB

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Screen size
822
Storage type
Internal, Memory card
Camera (integrated)
Yes

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android (Jelly Bean [4.2])

Input

Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
No

Location

Location support
Yes

Media

Media playback
Yes (Mp3, Wav) (H264, Mpeg4)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (5 megapixels) (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync)

Other features

Fingerprint reader
No
Ruggedized
No
Screen size
8 inches
Screen resolution
1280x800
Pixel density
189 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal, Memory card (32 GB) (Flash) (MicroSD)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo

Connections

USB
2.0

Hardware

CPU
1.5 GHz
RAM
1.5 GB
Model
3G 16GB

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Screen size
822
Storage type
Internal, Memory card
Camera (integrated)
Yes

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android (Jelly Bean [4.2])

Input

Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
Yes (GSM-based)

Location

Location support
Yes

Media

Media playback
Yes (Mp3, Wav) (H264, Mpeg4)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (5 megapixels) (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync)

Other features

Fingerprint reader
No
Ruggedized
No
Screen size
8 inches
Screen resolution
1280x800
Pixel density
189 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal, Memory card (16 GB) (Flash) (MicroSD)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm

Hardware

CPU
1.5 GHz
RAM
1.5 GB
Model
3G 32GB

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Screen size
822
Storage type
Internal, Memory card
Camera (integrated)
Yes

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android (Jelly Bean [4.2])

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
Yes (GSM-based)

Location

Location support
Yes

Media

Media playback
Yes (Mp3, Wav) (H264, Mpeg4)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (5 megapixels) (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync)

Other features

Fingerprint reader
No
Ruggedized
No
Screen size
8 inches
Screen resolution
1280x800
Pixel density
189 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal, Memory card (32 GB) (Flash) (MicroSD)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm

Hardware

CPU
1.5 GHz
RAM
1.5 GB
Model
LTE 16GB

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Screen size
822
Storage type
Internal, Memory card
Camera (integrated)
Yes

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android (Jelly Bean [4.2])

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
Yes (LTE-based)

Location

Location support
Yes

Media

Media playback
Yes (Mp3, Wav) (H264, Mpeg4)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (5 megapixels) (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync)

Other features

Fingerprint reader
No
Ruggedized
No
Screen size
8 inches
Screen resolution
1280x800
Pixel density
189 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal, Memory card (16 GB) (Flash) (MicroSD)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm

Hardware

CPU
1.5 GHz
RAM
1.5 GB
Model
LTE 32GB

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Screen size
822
Storage type
Internal, Memory card
Camera (integrated)
Yes

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android (Jelly Bean [4.2])

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
Yes (LTE-based)

Location

Location support
Yes

Media

Media playback
Yes (Mp3, Wav) (H264, Mpeg4)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (5 megapixels) (Yes)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync)

Other features

Fingerprint reader
No
Ruggedized
No
Screen size
8 inches
Screen resolution
1280x800
Pixel density
189 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal, Memory card (32 GB) (Flash) (MicroSD)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm

Hardware

CPU
1.5 GHz
RAM
1.5 GB