Review of Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet 3 10.1

Samsung has once again updated the ten-Galaxy Tab. After receiving a new number in the title, the tablet did not change internally – all the same screen resolution of 1280×800 pixels, 1 GB of RAM 16 GB of built-in storage. Changed only the processor – the new Galaxy Tab 10.1 3 installed dual-core Intel Atom Z2560 processor with a clock speed of 1.6 GHz. It works all running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. About how proved itself a new processor, and what other changes have taken place in the Galaxy Tab 10.1 3 , we’ll talk in the review.

Radically change the design of the camp South Korean giant is not accepted, and the new Galaxy Tab 3 another proof. The tablet is very similar to their counterparts in the line of generations past, but with some reservations. Due to the transfer of the two speakers on the front panel on the device side, as in the first generation, and to reduce the display bezel, the case has already become. Decreased as its thickness and weight – now they are 7.95 mm and 512 grams, making it one of the thinnest and lightest in its class. It is better in this respect only Sony Xperia Tablet Z .

And finally, on the front panel by hardware key “Home”, which has not yet been in any previous generation Galaxy Tab, for which a special thank you to the creators. In addition, the back cover is now covering reticulation as the flagship Galaxy S4 . Silver bezel around the perimeter of the body is not metal – it is made of plastic. Build quality is excellent, no squeaks and pressed, all parts fit tightly together. In the hands of the tablet is very convenient, and reduce the weight of the estimated duration of its use without too much difficulty. Tactile sensations are very pleasant.

Functional elements have remained almost the same and in the same places where they were in the past tablet Galaxy Tab . The top of the power button, volume rocker, two slots for micro SD and SIM. To it was added to the IR transmitter, which in the past ten-Tab was not. The headphone jack is on the left side, and the port micro-USB (who replaced the proprietary connector) – at the bottom. Next to the last visible microphone hole. Above the display next to the logo – the pupil of the front camera and light sensor. The main camera is a 3 megapixel on the back side of the tablet.

Display and Sound

As with all predecessors, Galaxy Tab 10.1 3 is equipped with a screen-based PLS-matrix with a resolution of 1280×800 pixels. The screen shows excellent viewing angles and very saturated colors, though color reproduction can not be called perfect. The sensor supports up to 10 simultaneous keystrokes, multi-touch and understands everything seems to be fine. However, while almost every major release tablet devices with screens FullHD, Samsung still has not gone beyond 1280×800, which looks a little strange.

The brightness level varies from 3 to 302 cd/m2, so at night will not go blind eye while reading, and in bright light in the display will be something to consider.

To work with the display of the Samsung Smart-there are a few features which are already known for other products of the company, so I’ll just list them. Smart stay – leave the screen on while you look at it. Smart rotation – rotates the screen according to the position of your face, making it easy to read books while lying down.

A pair of speakers sounds quite powerful and clear thanks to the support of Dolby Surround, so you can watch movies in comfort and fit perfectly for video. Listen to music, however, is a good pair of headphones. Since the speakers are located on the side faces of the tablet, you should see to it that did not close their hands while watching a movie.


As I mentioned, the hardware component is unchanged – are all the same 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB internal, expandable via memory cards up to 64 GB. Replace only the processor. The basis for the new Galaxy Tab 10.1 3 served as a platform Intel CloverTrail +, designed specifically for tablets. Intel Atom Z2560 processor has two cores architecture x86, running with a clock speed of 1.6 GHz.

As with the previous generation of processors CloverTrail, here Technology enabled Hyper-threading, that can handle four threads of data simultaneously. There is support for a set of proprietary technologies Intel, including VT-x, SpeedStep and Smart Idle Technology.

Used for graphics accelerator PowerVR SGX 544MP. This is a fairly efficient chip that demonstrates a fairly high speed even in demanding games, though not always with the maximum settings, such as in Real Racing 3.

Wireless communication modules provide Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n (with support for Wi-Fi Direct and Wi-Fi Hotspot), as well as Bluetooth 3.0. The device is equipped with a A-GPS/GLONASS. Support is available for mobile HSPA + networks with data rates up to 21 Mbit / s.

In addition, thanks to the built-in IR transmitter, you can use the tablet as a remote control TV. For this purpose, a set of preinstalled software includes a utility Smart Remote.

Autonomy tablet provides huge capacity battery – 6800 mAh. Here we use the smart energy saving, which allows to significantly extend the battery life. Continuous video playback over Wi-Fi may for about 6 hours, and surf the Internet up to 9 hours. I’m sure most users will be satisfied with this result.


The tablet runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with a fresh version of the shell TouchWiz, which handled most of the interface elements. Available to the user all three desktops that can accommodate up to four windows of widgets or five rows of apps icons. At the bottom there are a number of application icons for quick launch, the composition of which the user can configure itself. Changed the look of blinds, and in the settings menu appeared a number of additional sub-menu.

As usual, Samsung has supplied a full set of tablet Hub-Tip – Game Hub, Music Hub, Learning Hub (which, however, does not work in our country), Reader’s Hub and Video Hub. It also includes proprietary applications S-Voice and S-Planner.


In the Galaxy Tab 10.1 3 installed the same camera as its predecessor.

Trehmegapikselnaya rear camera allows you to take pictures with a resolution of up to 2048h1563 and shoot video in 720p at 30 frames per second. The quality of photos and videos is mediocre, as can be seen in examples nizhe.Frontalnaya camera with a resolution of 1.2 megapixels has more modest resources, but it will fit for the video link.


Plates with a ten screens are now very popular, and do not forget the major manufacturers produce new items in this format. The main competitor for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 3 I see a ten- Asus MeMO Pad FHD 10 , which is almost the same money you get IPS-display with a resolution of Full HD, 2 times more RAM and 32 GB of storage.


Personally, I Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 3 is not seen as the best choice in its price range, there are more interesting options out there.

It can be called a lightweight version of the second generation, but in the third grade, he pulls a stretch. However, this is still a very high quality tablet with an excellent display. With the performance, too, all right, but we have seen the device and harder for the same money. However, I am confident that despite the relatively strong competitors, this tablet will find a buyer.

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