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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-inch
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-inch
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-inch
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-inch
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-inch

Informr score
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-inch currently has an Informr score of 6.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 11 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

By now, Samsung’s tablet strategy is clear, give the consumers as many choices as possible. Their Galaxy Tab line offers three different sizes with this one, the 10.1 inch, being the largest. A mid-range tablet in terms of specs and price, the Tab 3 10.1-inch is a good tablet for budget-minded consumers looking for a tablet that has a large screen.

Like other recent tablets, it runs Android 4.2.2 and features the Samsung TouchWiz UI, providing users with many of the same amenities on the Galaxy S4 such as a choice of five lock-screen shortcuts. Users also can customize these options with various widgets and easily flip through them on the lock screen -- a feature that comes in handy for glancing at info. The UX is smooth and completely customizable. The main home screen on the Tab 3 10.1 displays a weather widget, a briefing widget, Facebook updates and a google search bar, all of which can be removed or swapped out.

One of the biggest draw of the Tab 3 10.1 is not the customization or specs, it is the Remote Control feature. An IR blaster on the front of the tablet works in tandem with the Peel Smart Remote app. Users need only enter their cable provider, manufacturers of the cable box and TVand the remote is ready to use. Aside from channel surfing, users can use the remote to record shows, access their DVRs and even control the volume on the TV.

From a hardware perspective, the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 inch lags behind other competitors in its price range like the Nexus 10. It is, however, the first Android-based tablet that is equipped with a 1.6-GHz dual-core Intel Atom Clover Trail Z2560, which gives this tablet a better CPU, graphics and I/O performance than its competitors. The rest of the hardware is relatively standard with 1GB of ram and the option of either 16 or 32GB of internal storage. The device also comes with an expandable microSD slot and two cameras: a 3.15MP wide angle lens camera and a secondary 1.3MP video call camera.

Unfortunately there are a few drawbacks to the Tab 3 10.1, the biggest one being its most unique feature, the Atom Clover Trail processor. While the processor grants better graphics and I/O performance, it unfortunately suffers from poor performance in every other section. The tablet suffers from severe lag, even with simple apps, sometimes as long as seven seconds to simply open the gallery app to view images. More resource intensive apps such as games could take over twenty seconds to load and can lag in-game.

The screen of the Tab 3 10.1 is also below par with other tablets in its price range offering only a 1280 x 800 resolution. This leads to some pixelation and somewhat blurred text when compared to the Nexus 10 or older Asus Transformer Pad Infinity. Finally, the last major drawback of the Tab 3 10.1 is the lack of the Multi View multi-tasking feature and Air Gestures found on the Galaxy S4.

The Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 offers quite a bit of features for its price tag, however the laggy performance and poor screen resolution do not likely justify the $399 starting price tag.

The Good: Built-in remote control feature, large screen, customizable UI.

The Bad: Laggy performance, lower screen resolution when compared to competitors, lack of multi-tasking feature.

Operating system
Operating system
1.6 GHz
1.6 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
3+ MP
3+ MP
6800 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...


There is definitely a deficit of quality 3D winter sports game on iOS, and Snowboard Party is a well-designed, instantly playable and high-quality enough to raise the (grindable) bar for the genre.

- Lee Hamlet, 148Apps
Tablet News
Tablet News

We give this device a 7 out of 10 for design, an 8 for hardware and an 8 for OS and UI, for a final grade of 7.66 out of 10 and sadly I can’t recommend that you buy this slate, because the ASUS MeMo Pad FHD 10 is a much better alternative, with the same CPU and lag-free.

- James A., Tablet News

The Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 is an unwise purchase. If you're looking for value, this isn't for you—you can buy better for less. If you're looking for the latest-and-greatest, the Galaxy Tab 3 lags behind other tablets—even ones released last year. This tablet has few redeeming qualities. It tu...

- Chris Thomas, Reviewed

Samsung has left the Galaxy Tab line languishing, as the company focuses its efforts on its superior Note devices. The Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 isn't much of an improvement over the Tab 2, which itself was only a modest update to the original Tab. This isn't a three-year-old tablet, but it feels dated righ...

- Eugene Kim, ITProPortal
Android Community
Android Community

At the end of the day, the Galaxy Tab 3 line is doing little to shake up the Android tablet space. For those looking for an inexpensive way to enlarge their Galaxy experience, the Tab 3 devices are easy choices. They offer decent specs, a reliable and familiar user experience, and form factors for j...

- Anndrew Vacca, Android Community

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Screen Size

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-inch's screen size is 10.1 inches with x pixels resolution.

1.6 GHz

There is a Dual core 1.6 GHz processor (CPU).


The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

3+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 3+ MP camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.
16/32 GB

Internal memory is 16/32 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The tablet is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 6800 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 7 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-inch Specs

Release Date July 7, 2013
Regions Available USA, United Kingdom
Operating System No

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Processor Dual core 1.6 GHz
Internal Storage 16/32 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
SAR Body: 0.83 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Mobile / Cellular Data
No (Option available)
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB)
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
3+ Megapixels
Additional Main Camera Info
Effects, Geotagging, Panorama, Self-portrait, Self-timer, Smile detection, White balance, Exposure value, Metering
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, DivX
Video Recording Parameters
HD (1280 x 720 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
1+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density 149 pixels
Size 10.1 inches
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 6800 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 7 hours
Video Playback Time Up to 7 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to 7 hours
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 24.3 x 17.6 x 0.8 cm (9.6 x 6.9 x 0.3 in)
Weight 510 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack Yes
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Additional Information Graphics: Yes
Backlit Illumination: Yes
Zoom / Magnification: Yes
Screen Orientation Lock: Yes
Predictive Text Entry: Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock: Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Email Client: Yes
Email Protocols: POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
PC Synchronization: Yes
TV Out Info: HDMI
DLNA Support: Yes
Audio Formats: MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR-WB, WMA, OGG, AMR-NB
Video Playback Formats: 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, DivX
Streaming Video: Yes
Custom Ringtones: Yes
Vibration Alert: Yes
Viewable document types: DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Games: Downloadable
Apps: Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps: -
To-Do / Task List, Calendar, World Clock, Alarm, Calculator, Maps, NotePad, Voice Memos / Recorder

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