GALAXY TAB 3 8.0 REVIEW (WIFI+CELLULAR)


Samsung launched its upper midrange android tablet in india namely Galaxy Tab 8.0 which is priced in india @ 29,499/-. It is available is Black & White shades.

DESIGN, BUILD QUALITY & DISPLAY
The design of this phone is quite good. It has corning glass 3 on front and a dimpled finish plastic back and feels quite good in hands. It is slim at 7.4mm and weighs 314gms. It has 8 inch HD LCD display of resolution 720 X 1280 with 189 ppi. The viewing angles are very good and sunlight legibility of the display is very good. It runs on Touch Wiz User Interface. The display supports 10 multi-touch points and the brightness of the screen is very good.

STORAGE, MULTIMEDIA & CONNECTIVITYS
It has 16GB/32GB of internal storage which is further expandable upto 64GB. The device features dedicated multimedia apps like music for songs, a gallery to store all images and videos and a movie player for playing movies respectively which are quite good. FM radio comes pre-installed. Conductivities like 2G, 3G speeds upto 42.2mbps download & upto 5.76mbps upload, Wifi a/b/g/n, Wifi dual-band, Wifi direct, Wifi hotsopt as well as Bluetooth 4.0 & USB OTG. But also has IR blaster and lacks NFC.

CAMERA & VIDEO RECORDING CAPABILITIES
It has a 5MP rear camera with autofocus which features Simultaneous image and video recording, Geo-tagging, Touch focus, Image stabilization, HDR etc. The camera clarity is Pretty good overall. Daytime the images are Pretty good and has good amount of details respectively but in the night is where the noise starts to become bit visible visible and to get better details at night HDR mode images with bit of steady hands helps to produce slightly better images still image quality at night is descent due to lack of led flash. It does HD 720p@30fps video recording with video stabilization and stereo sound but lacks HDR having bit-rate of 17mbps and stores in mp4 format. The video recording clarity is Pretty overall. Daytime the video clarity is Pretty good and has good amount of details respectively but at night video clarity is average due to lack of led flash. It also has a 1.3MP front camera for selfe's with 480p video recording and clarity is above descent.

SOFTWARE, HARDWARE, PERFORMANCE & BENCHMARKS
It runs Android (OS) 4.2.2 Jellybean out of the box. It has Samsung's Exynos (4212) processor running a dual core 1.5 GHZ (Cortex-A9) with 1.5GB RAM and Mali 400MP GPU. The performance is Pretty good which provides number of graphic intensive games and multitasking run quite well and there is no major lag at most cases.
QUADRANT : 8360.
ANTUTU : 18256.
NENAMARK 2 : 56fps.

BATTERY LIFE PERFORMANCE
It has a removable Li-Ion 4450 mah battery. The battery life is Pretty good which is given below.
BROWSING : upto 8:30H.
VIDEO WATCHING: upto 8:30H.
TALKTIME : upto 15H(2G) / upto 14H(3G).
STANDBY TIME: upto 610H(2G) / upto 600H(3G).

PROS
*Pretty good build quality.
*Very good display.
*Pretty good Performance.
*Quite good camera and video recording clarity overall.
*USB OTG & IR blaster. 
*Good loudspeaker.

CONS
*Non-Removable Battery.
*No NFC support.
*Camera lacks Led flash and only 720p video no 1080p.
*Bit pricy

OVERALL PRODUCT RATING° : 8.3/10.
°overall product rating refers to all the aspects including the price, performance, overall quality, features, etc., based on individual product.

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