I do love this product, especially for the price. It is a good size, can still fit it in a jacket pocket or purse. The only downside is that it doesnt have a...Read complete review
I do love this product, especially for the price. It is a good size, can still fit it in a jacket pocket or purse. The only downside is that it doesnt have a flash for the camera but I have my galaxy note II for pictures. I would recommend this product.
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Worth every cent, TWO years ago!
The Samsung Tab 3 7" is the company's newest release on their economy end of tablets. Sadly, the features it offers, are at about two years old, as is the pricing....Read complete review
The Samsung Tab 3 7" is the company's newest release on their economy end of tablets. Sadly, the features it offers, are at about two years old, as is the pricing. Most companies add features, including increased screen resolution and quality, more internal storage, faster processors, while making the units smaller, lighter and less costly. In fairness, Samsung has done a few of these things. The Tab 3 7" is a bit lighter than the prior model (the Tab 2. 7") it is very slightly faster (a slow dual core at 1.2 GHz rather than a dual core 1.0 GHz), and it is cheaper than the original price of the Tab 2 7" when it was first released. However, along with those small improvements, Samsung also cheapened several features. The screen has a lower contract ratio than the Tab 2, important in bright room or outdoor lighting, and for some reason beyond any comprehension, except to perhaps save a few cents somewhere, they removed the On The Go cable ability via host USB, a feature just about every Android device has these days, including most if not all other Samsung Android devices, like the Tab 3 8", 10.1" and the Note series tablets. The Tab 2 7" used a 30 pin connector and they sold a nominal costing cable to convert it to a female USB connector which allowed the tablet to host interface with thumb drives, card readers, mice, keyboards and some game controllers. The Tab 3 7" can't do any of this. Samsung replaced the propriety 30 pin connector with a standard micro USB connector, which could allow for using a $1 OTG USB cable. Too bad the hardware/firmware inside doesn't support it. You have a thumb drive with videos, digital images or documents on it? Well, the only way to transfer it to your tablet is Bluetooth, WiFi or via a computer, or transfer it to a micro SD card. You have a digital camera which uses standard size SD cards, as almost all do these days? You can't look at them via the tablet directly via a card reader. Oh, and BTW, Android (Google) has STRONGLY (their emphasis) suggested all Android devices since version 3.1 (the Tab 3 7" has V4.1.2) provide a host USB port for current and future features. OK, so not everyone needs OTG USB, (although Samsung advertises this tablet as an On The Go solution). So why am I so hard in my ratings? The reason is the price of this tablet in today's market versus it's features. For about half the cost or less, you can get a tablet that has most of the same features the Tab 3 7" has, plus a host USB and likely also a direct out HDMI port. A lot has happened in the technology for tablets in the last year or two, and for the same price, or a few bucks more than the Tab 3 7", you can get a name brand tablet which has a higher resolution screen by 20-30%, with sharper output and cleaner colors, a much faster quad core processor, instead of the slow, even for its class, dual 1.2 GHz in the Tab 3 7", twice the internal storage memory (which can actually store your apps, unlike the external micro SD card in the Tab 3 7"), more RAM by 50-100% to allow for running more and larger programs together, plus get the host USB and maybe an HDMI port as well, so you can plug the tablet into a HDTV or high end computer monitor without using Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, (should your HD TV even have that). I believe, generally speaking, the people who are most pleased with the Tab 3 7" are buying their first tablet, and are unfamiliar with the broader marketplace which has evolved in the last few years. There is no question that the Tab 3 7" is a starter tablet by today's standards. It does most of what's asked of it reasonably well, but then again so do most name brand tablets today, so at a much lower price it would be a good deal. It is nicely designed overall and seems to have a good build quality, but it is just plain old technology with a new number on it.
Very disappointed samsung still has not added any parental controls. Love my 10.1, bought 2 tab 3 for kids. Have to return them due to no system content or age controlls. Not an "I" fan but they have added content and parental controls to system not just an app. Very dissapointed in samsung.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
I have been wanting a tab for awhile and the girlfriend got me one for Christmas.I don't even have an android phone and this is very easy to navigate and use. Love it! Great sound and picture, tons of apps.
I got the Tab a month ago and so far things are great. Easy to hold and use in one hand, screen quality is good, could be better but for the price its great. I really enjoy reading comics and using it for Netflix.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
I LOVE MY SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB 3! It's so awesome, I can get all my favorite apps with the best versions of Android, and walk around with it protected with Protective, yet nice looking cases. But one thing is a minor flaw with mine, it doesn't have an LED. I wished they had made it with an LED light built in. I really like the notification light and seeing it to make sure its charging. In all, I love it. Thanks SAMSUNG!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend